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U.S. aging researchers prepare for loss of hungry mouse colony

first_imgThe National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, revealed earlier this month that it will be phasing out its colony of calorie-restricted rodents. Although most researchers who study aging won’t be affected by the decision, some scientists will have to pay substantially more for experimental mice, and some may be priced out of the field.In the 1930s, researchers first noticed that a very low-cal diet prolongs the life of some animals. This regimen, known as calorie restriction (CR), also delays age-related maladies such as cardiovascular disease and cancer. For nearly 20 years, NIA has sponsored a colony of calorie-restricted rodents, which are available only to its grantees. The price was right: Until this year, researchers paid $6 per month of the animal’s age plus shipping. And because of a rule change that went into effect in January 2014, the rodents are now free.Despite the low prices, there isn’t much appetite for the CR mice. Just eight to 10 researchers request animals from the colony each year, says NIA’s Nancy Nadon, chief of the Biological Resources Branch. On 11 June, NIA announced it would not renew the contract with the company that houses the rodents, Charles River Laboratories in Wilmington, Massachusetts. “The way the usage has changed over the last few years,” Nadon says, “it wasn’t the best way to go about using NIA funds.” (She had no estimate of what maintaining the colony costs.)Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)The decision won’t immediately foreclose researchers’ access to CR mice. New rodents will enter the colony until 2018, so older mice should be available into 2020. And NIA will continue to maintain a separate colony of aged rodents. If NIA-funded researchers desperately need CR animals, Nadon says it might be possible to shift some of those mice to a reduced diet.Few researchers are likely to miss the colony. Most scientists who rely on CR rodents raise them at their own institutions, so “for the majority of researchers, this shutdown will not have any effect,” writes gerontological researcher Valter Longo of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles in an e-mail to ScienceInsider. In addition, the colony didn’t produce enough strong science, says Roger McDonald, a physiologist and cell biologist who is about to retire from the University of California, Davis.Still, some researchers will be sad to see the colony go, although they understand NIA’s financial constraints. “I think it’s a valuable and unique resource, and I hate to see it lost,” says physiologist Arlan Richardson of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City.Hardest hit will be researchers who can’t raise their own CR animals, or “who are early in their careers or are just starting out in CR research,” says Richard Weindruch, a gerontologist at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.Vascular physiologist Anthony Donato of the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City agrees. “They are closing down the ability of some young investigators to pursue calorie restriction research,” he says. In large part, that’s because of the often higher cost of raising CR mice yourself. He notes that the NIA animals, which were about 30 months old, cost him about $120 to $130 apiece. But raising them at his university, which Donato now plans to do, will run about $1 per day—and the mice will have to stay on the severe diet for more than 2 years. He can afford the higher cost, but other researchers can’t.Another user of the NIA’s CR colony, nutritional immunologist Elizabeth Gardner of Michigan State University in East Lansing, is also rethinking plans and budgets. She has received the NIA mice since the late 1990s, using them for three or four projects, including for a 2011 paper that showed calorie restriction reduced the animals’ ability to recover from flu shots. Now, Gardner says, she intends to obtain mice from NIA’s aged animal colony and calorically restrict them herself, “but it will be more expensive.”Gerontologist Richard Miller of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, worries that the CR colony shutdown presages shortages at NIA’s colony of aged rodents, which more scientists depend on. Because NIA can no longer charge for the animals, it can’t recoup any of the cost of providing them. “I don’t see how they [NIA] can afford to give away mice that they used to sell,” he says. He’s concerned that NIA will also eventually have to slash the number of aged animals it furnishes.last_img read more

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AB de Villiers’ counter helps steady South Africa

first_imgSHARE South Africa win toss, opt to bat in first test vs India South Africa reach 65-2 against India at stumps RELATED Published on January 05, 2018 SHARE SHARE EMAIL × COMMENTcenter_img Former captain AB de Villiers negated Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s terrific first spell with a counter-attacking half-century as South Africa reached 107 for 3 at lunch on the opening day of the first cricket Test.After Bhuvneshwar (3/39 in 9 overs) wreaked havoc reducing South Africa to 12 for 3 inside the fifth over, De Villiers (59 batting) and skipper Faf du Plessis (37 batting) added 95 runs for the unbroken fourth wicket to steady the ship.De Villiers was in his element as he hit as many 11 boundaries in 65 balls while Du Plessis also showed positive intent hitting seven fours in 67 balls after opting to make first use of the wicket.Bhuvneshwar got India off to a rollicking start as he took three wickets in the first three overs. He had Dean Elgar (0) caught behind off the third ball of the match. An over later, he trapped Aiden Markram (5) lbw with a sharp inswinger. The ever-dependable Hashim Amla (3) too was caught behind off the Meerut speedster as his first spell figures read 3–1–5–3.De Villiers then led South Africa’s recovery as the duo batted out the remainder of the challenging first hour. They looked to counter attack the bowling with the former taking 17 runs off one Bhuvneshwar over. In doing so, they brought up the 50-partnership for the 4th wicket off only 63 balls. There was a chance from Du Plessis off Mohammed Shami (0–33) in the 17th over but it bounced just short of skipper Virat Kohli at second slip.Debutant Jasprit Bumrah (0–31), who was preferred over seasoned Ishant Sharma, came on as first change and purchased awkward bounce at times off the pitch. He troubled both batsmen in his first spell but was unable to make the breakthrough that India desired.Thereafter, De Villiers brought up his 41st Test half-century off only 55 balls, inclusive of 10 fours. The milestone came off a cut shot off Shami’s bowling. This helped the run-rate as well, crossing four-runs per over mark in the last 30 minutes of the first session.Bhuvneshwar came back from another spell towards the end of the session, but he was not able to separate the two batsmen. Hardik Pandya (0–1) bowled an over before lunch as South Africa crossed 100 in the 26th over. null sport cricket Bhuvneshwar Kumar rocks top-order COMMENTS 0last_img read more

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AEK Fires Soccer Coach Poyet

first_imgATHENS – Uruguayan soccer coach Gustavo Poyet was fired by AEK on April 19 just as his team was getting ready to face Atromitos in a first-round of the Greek tourney.The former coach of the English side Sunderland had earlier told reporters he would quit on his own at the end of the season but didn’t last that long with media reports saying team officials were unhappy he had announced his planned departure without telling them.Former AEK and Greek international player Stelios Manolas will take over on an interim basis.AEK finished the regular Super League season in third place with 54 points and will play in a post-season tourney with Panathinaikos, PAOK and Panionios or PAS Giannina to determine who will play in the European tournament.Poyet, 47, joined AEK in October replacing Traianos Dellas. Greece is a graveyard for soccer coaches, who are fired frequently and whimsically.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Nokia 4.2 review: Premium and compact Android One phone on a budget

first_imgHMD Global has been taking things slow in India this year, a stark contrast to 2018 where the company was quick to launch its phones in the country. The company announced a handful of phones at MWC 2019 and it has taken a little over two months for them to start appearing in India. The first launch comes in the form of the Nokia 4.2, a premium-looking Android One smartphone with a few unique tricks up its sleeve.The Nokia 4.2 is priced at Rs 10,990, which is interestingly similar to the price of the Nokia 5.1 Plus when it launched last year. You might be confused with the naming scheme, but it’s worth noting that this is the first Nokia 4 phone the company has launched. Calling it Nokia 4.2 just keeps it up-to-date with every other phone in the company’s portfolio. In our Nokia 4.2 review, we take a look at what the Android One phone has to offer and whether it is worth its asking price.Nokia 4.2 DesignYou can trust HMD Global to offer some good-looking Nokia phones at really affordable prices, and the Nokia 4.2 is yet another proof of that. The device offers certain similarities with the Nokia 5.1 Plus and Nokia 6.1 Plus, especially from the back. The rear panel is made up of a 2.5D curved glass to give it a premium look, which feels even better when the phone falls in the affordable segment. In Black, the phone certainly looks better than what the price would have you believe. But the Nokia 4.2 really stands out in the new Pink Sand hue that is likely to be an instant favourite.advertisementThe rear panel also sees a fingerprint sensor and a vertical dual camera setup just above the sensor. The Nokia and Android One branding are present too. The Nokia 4.2 is a compact phone, which is both convenient and annoying. Convenient because it’s easy to use with one hand and lightweight to carry around at 161 grams. Annoying because the fingerprint sensor is lower than the natural reach of your finger, so you’re likely to touch the LED flash more often than the sensor. The Nokia 4.2 is still a unique phone despite offering a familiar design. This is because of two new buttons on the frame of the device. The first is the power button on the right side of the frame that now gets a notification light built in. The “breathing light” as HMD calls it will glow and show a halo of white light around the power button whenever you receive a message notification or a missed call.One of the benefits of having a LED power button is that you can see the light glow whether you place the device face up or down on a surface. The button glows brightly and the white light looks especially attractive in the dark. If you find the notification light too distracting, you can disable it in Settings. The next key feature is the Google Assistant button on the left side of the frame. This is the first Nokia phone to come with a dedicated Google Assistant button and it makes sense for HMD to offer this feature. The adoption of Assistant is growing rapidly, especially in countries like India and having a button to quickly launch the AI should make it easier and more convenient than ever.You can trust HMD Global to offer some good-looking Nokia phones at really affordable prices, and the Nokia 4.2 is yet another proof of that.A single press will quickly launch the Assistant AI, while a double press will bring up relevant information for you and a long press will allow you to make longer requests. All the buttons around the polycarbonate frame, including the volume button, are easy to reach and provide a nice haptic response. The Assistant button is smarter and more usable than the Bixby button on some Samsung phones, but you won’t be able to remap the Assitant key to launch anything else.The Nokia 4.2 measures 148.95×71.30×8.39 and I feel this is a really pleasant size and slim enough for one-handed usage. You also get a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top, a single speaker grille on the bottom next to a microUSB port rather than a Type-C port. The Nokia 4.2 also gets a triple card slot that can store two Nano SIM cards and a microSD card.Nokia 4.2 DisplayThe Nokia 4.2 sports a 5.71-inch display with an HD+ (1520×720) resolution and a 19:9 aspect ratio. The screen size is slightly smaller than what you get on the Nokia 5.1 Plus. While HMD calls it an edge-to-edge display, there is still a substantial chin on the bottom and the top and side bezels look visible as well. A U-shaped droplet notch is present on the top to make the display as distraction-free as possible.advertisement The display offers deep and pleasant colours, especially the blues and reds. This makes the app icons look attractive and the resolution is sharp enough to read texts. You get a pixel density of 295ppi, which is better than the Redmi 7 and Galaxy M10. Brightness levels, however, are quite poor and so are the viewing angle, making the screen hard to read under bight and intense sunlight. In comparison, the Nokia 5.1 Plus offers far better brightness levels at 457 nits.When it comes to watching videos on YouTube or Netflix or playing games on the Nokia 4.2, the display is pretty sharp and clear despite a 720p resolution. Unless you’re really squinting your eyes to look for pixelation, you should be happy with the display. Interestingly, DRM Info reveals the Nokia 4.2 comes with Widevine L1 certification, which means platforms like Netflix and Prime Video could support true HD streaming on the Nokia 4.2 in the near future.Nokia 4.2 Performance and SoftwareInternally, the Nokia 4.2 is powered by a 2.0Ghz octa-core Snapdragon 439 chipset paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage with support for expandability up to 400GB via a microSD card. This isn’t a snappy chipset and you will realise that from the get-go. The performance is a bit sluggish whether you’re opening and loading apps or scrolling through social media apps like Twitter or Facebook. It lacks that fluidity and speed that you get on the Nokia 5.1 Plus with Helio P60 SoC.The Snapdragon 439 is based on a 12nm process, which makes it relatively more power efficient than 14nm-based processors like the Snapdragon 450. And the results can be seen as the chipset keeps battery drain to a minimum, even while playing games.The Nokia 4.2 won’t deliver a blazing fast performance, but the experience will be smooth enough thanks to an optimised an up-to-date stock Android Pie software.Speaking of gaming, the Nokia 4.2 will run games like Asphalt 9 and PUBG on low graphics. While playing Asphalt, there were only a few instances where I noticed drops in frame rate or stuttering, but the gameplay was mostly a smooth experience. PUBG runs smoothly as well on low graphics, but expect some pixelation and low clarity to follow. It’s also worth noting that the Nokia 4.2 does not come with a gyroscope sensor, which means you cannot use the feature in PUBG as well. All of this is to say that the Nokia 4.2 isn’t a phone meant for gaming and the competition offers far better GPU performance.The Nokia 4.2 won’t keep heavy gaming apps open in the background for too long as a way to improve RAM management and limit battery drain. With 3GB of RAM, you will be able to switch between a few lightweight apps easily, but like I said earlier, the experience will be sluggish.advertisement One advantage that the Nokia 4.2 offers compared to any other phone in this segment is the experience of stock and up-to-date Android. As an Android One device, the Nokia 4.2 runs on a clean and pure Android 9 Pie software. You get all of Pie’s features such as gesture navigation, Adaptive Brightness and Adaptive Battery as well as Digital Wellbeing and App Actions.The stock Android Pie software is nicely optimised so it never feels laggy at any point and neither will you encounter app crashes too often. HMD is also emphasising a lot on the software experience getting “Better Everyday” which is basically a promise of regular software security updates. The Nokia 4.2 is also one of the few phones in this segment that is guaranteed to get Android Q and Android R in the future. It will be interesting to see how well the Nokia 4.2 performance over a longer period of time.You can either use the fingerprint sensor or face recognition to unlock the Nokia 4.2. The former is not snappy, but still faster than face unlock. It is also more reliable to use the fingerprint sensor as face unlock tends to work poorly in dimly lit environments. Call quality over the earpiece is really clear although the volume levels could be better. The loudspeaker, on the other hand, can get really loud while the audio quality is clear but can get pitchy at times. During the review period, I didn’t encounter any call drops and the phone is pretty good at latching on to a signal.The earphones that come with the box are strictly average with sound quality quite muffled and poor. But I am glad to see that the Nokia 4.2 supports aptX codec, so you could get yourself a nice pair of aptX-supported earphones like the Bullets Wireless and enjoy better audio experience.Nokia 4.2 CameraThe dual camera setup on the back of the Nokia 4.2 offers a 13-megapixel primary camera with f/2.2 aperture paired with a 5-megapixel secondary camera for depth sensing. On the front, the Nokia 4.2 gets an 8-megapixel f/2.0 selfie camera. The camera app is quite simple to use. You have a few modes on the bottom like Photo, Video, Pro and Live Bokeh for both the primary and selfie cameras. The panorama, Google Lens and time lapse can be found by expanding the box button on the bottom left side.The Nokia 4.2’s cameras tend to disappoint as it shows potential of being able to capture good photos only to be crushed by a slow shutter. This leads to a lot of hazy and blurry photos and you’ll struggle to capture one clear still picture. The autofocus adds to the problem as it often fails to lock on to a subject longer than a second.IMAGE SAMPLESIf you do manage to capture a clear still in daylight shots, you will be pleased with the colours. Photos captured don’t offer a lot of dynamic range or brightness. The Live Bokeh mode can’t do much about subject separation if the camera isn’t able to focus on the subject.Low-light photography is avoidable on the Nokia 4.2. Pictures generally look blurry and noisy. And the same goes for selfies in low-light. Selfies in daytime however, look decent although facial features tend to look soft and grainy. Videos are best shot outdoors for good brightness and dynamic range. The quality is decent, but the dual microphone on the top and bottom means you’ll capture some really crisp and clear audio while recording.Nokia 4.2 BatteryThe Nokia 4.2 houses a 3,000mAh battery, which may not sound like a lot, but it is plenty for this phone. Thanks to an optimised Android Pie software with Adaptive battery and a power efficient Snapdragon 439 chipset, the Nokia 4.2 can last really long in between charges. On an average, you should easily get a full day battery life if not more depending on your usage. On light days where you’re simply using the device for messages and some social media browsing, you should be left with around 30-40 per cent battery in the tank by bedtime. If you add a few hours of gaming or streaming videos, you will probably need to charge the device overnight.I say overnight because it takes a really long time to charge the phone. The Nokia 4.2 comes with a measly 5W charger that will juice up the device in around 3 hours.Should you buy the Nokia 4.2?The Nokia 4.2 is one of the better looking phones that you’ll find at around Rs 10,000. The glass design combined with some really attractive colours, especially the Pink Sand option will no doubt find a lot of takers. The fact that you’re also getting a device with a waterdrop display and stock Android Pie are some of the bonuses here.That being said, the Nokia 4.2 isn’t the fastest phone that you can get at this price point and neither does it offer a great set of cameras. In fact, the price of the Nokia 4.2 could have been much better. At Rs 10,990, the Nokia 4.2 finds itself among a very competitive bunch of phones like the Redmi Note 7 Pro and Realme 3 Pro that are available for Rs 3,000 more. You also have the Redmi Note 7 and Realme 2 Pro that offer better hardware and cameras at the same or lower price point.Lastly, the biggest competition to the Nokia 4.2 is HMD’s own Nokia 5.1 Plus, which is now available at Rs 10,490. In fact, the Nokia 5.1 Plus can often be found for much cheaper during sales on e-commerce platforms. The Nokia 5.1 Plus offers better hardware with the same software experience, making it difficult to suggest the Nokia 4.2 for online customers. This is perhaps why the company is largely focusing on selling the Nokia 4.2 offline via partners like Chroma and Reliance.Nokia 4.2 review7.5/10ProsPremium glass designBreathing light power buttonStock Android PieConsLaggy performanceAverage camerasSlow chargingPrice could have been betterlast_img read more

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16 days agoBarcelona defender Lenglet: Griezmann handling new position

first_imgBarcelona defender Lenglet: Griezmann handling new positionby Carlos Volcano16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona defender Clement Lenglet insists Antoine Griezmann is in good spirits.There’s been talk his France teammate has found settling at Barca difficult after his €120m move from Atletico Madrid.But Lenglet said, “We’re laughing all day long. “He loves making jokes and he’s not changed at Barcelona. We all have to understand the change of position he’s made. “At Barça, he’s evolved to even playing on the wing. He works really hard for the team and helps us with his talent and sacrifice. For me, there’s no Griezmann issue.”On Ousmane Dembele, he added: “If he has the necessary continuity, I think he has all the necessary quality to return to the France squad. He’d prepared brilliantly, but then he got injured again. “Now he’s got the red card, which also put the breaks on. He is a player with huge amounts of talent, but he needs more continuity to be at his best.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Not doing justice to ourselves as a team: Faf du Plessis after South Africa exit World Cup 2019

first_img ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019, Match 30 Top Bowlers Top Bowlers Match Ended 308/7 South Africa SA Pakistan PAK 259/9 308/7 vs Pakistan PAK Scorecard (50.0) 3/50 (10) (50.0) 3/46 (10) view full scorecard Super Over graphs Wahab Riaz (PAK) W. Riaz (PAK) South Africa Haris Sohail (PAK) H. Sohail (PAK) Pakistan beat South Africa by 49 runs (50.0) Referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SL) Umpires: Joel Wilson (WI), Kumar Dharmasena (SL) and Chris Gaffaney (NZ)center_img Shadab Khan (PAK) S. Khan (PAK) ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 – Not doing justice to ourselves as a team: Faf du Plessis after South Africa exit World Cup 2019World Cup 2019: South Africa suffered their fifth loss in the tournament and were eliminated from the semi-finals race after the 49-run defeat against Pakistan at the Lord’s cricket ground on Sunday. Pakistan South Africa SA view more view less Match Ended ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 15:00 (Local Time) Babar Azam (PAK) B. Azam (PAK) 89 (59) Toss: PAK elected to bat commentary Top Batsmen Top Batsmen 69 (80) 259/9 (50.0) No data available! Rohan Sen LondonJune 23, 2019UPDATED: June 23, 2019 23:53 IST Faf du Plessis was dejected with South Africa’s performance against Pakistan (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSouth Africa suffered their fifth loss in the World Cup 2019The Proteas failed to reach the knockouts of the World Cup for the first time since 2003This was their sixth loss against Pakistan in an ICC tournament in the last 10 yearsSouth Africa captain Faf du Plessis was dejected with another poor batting performance from his team and blamed it as one of the main reasons for their disappointing campaign in World Cup 2019, which came to an end on Sunday after their 49-run loss against Pakistan.The Proteas suffered their fifth loss in the showpiece event and have no chance of advancing any further. They have two more games remaining in their campaign, against Sri Lanka and Australia, before they fly back home to South Africa.”We’re not playing great cricket. Whole tournament we’ve been good with the ball, but today we gave them a really good start. Pulled it back in the middle, but giving them 300-plus was 20 too many.”You need ot have a good start with the bat. We’re losing a quick wicket almost all the time and then as we’re building partnerships we’re losing wickets. That’s just the nature of the tournament. Struggling with a bit of confidence in our batting line-up. And thats cost 30-40 runs,” Faf du Plessis said at the post-match presentation.With that loss, South Africa are out of #CWC19 semi-final contention.Pakistan, meanwhile, move up to No.7. Their knockout hopes are very much alive.Latest standings #WeHaveWeWill | #PAKvSA pic.twitter.com/WmoHhzvdCNCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 23, 2019South Africa failed to reach the knockouts of the World Cup for the first time since the 2003 edition which they had hosted. This was their sixth loss against Pakistan in an ICC tournament in the last 10 years.advertisement”We have to try. We’ve put in the practice. We’re working hard. But confidence in sport is an amazing thing. When you’re playing well, the ball just falls for you. But at the moment, we’re down and when you play against a quality team like Pakistan, they put you under pressure.”For me the biggest downside is that we’re not doing justice to ourselves as team. We are playing against great teams. We’ve seen how crazy it is. But we are letting ourselves down considering the skill that’s in that dressing room,” du Plessis said.keep their #CWC19 semi-final hopes alive!They beat by 49 runs, with Amir and Riaz among the wickets after half-centuries from Sohail and Azam took them to 308/7. #WeHaveWeWill pic.twitter.com/vjJgNm11CbCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 23, 2019Chasing 309 for victory, South Africa were restricted to 259 for 9 in 50 overs with leg-spinner Shadab Khan and Wahab Riaz picking up 3 wickets each while Mohammad Amir contributed with 2 wickets. Shaheen Shah Afridi also got a wicket.Pakistan meanwhile, are still in with a shot at making the cut for the final four but they need to win their remaining three matches and then hope for some of the other results to go in their favour to stay alive in the competition.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Pakistan eliminate South Africa from semi-finals race with 49-run winAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Indian fan cheering for Pakistan becomes an instant hitAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Pakistani fans troll Fakhar Zaman after strange dismissal vs South AfricaAlso Read | Imran Tahir becomes South Africa’s leading wicket-taker in World CupsFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. 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The Memobottle Makes Carrying Water a Cinch

first_img Getting to Know the Lithuanian Beer Scene Editors’ Recommendations Oliver Cabell’s New Phoenix Sneakers Are 3D-Printed With Recycled Plastic Bottles Last year over 50 million single use water bottles were sold around the world. Imagine what one could do with all that plastic! Plus, bottled water is 1,400 times more expensive than tap water, and it takes a toll on both your wallet and the environment. Jesse Leeworthy, a product design engineer, and Jonathan Byrt, a financial consultant got thinking about how they could develop a one bottle movement with a product that is just as convenient to carry around as it is to reuse. As we’re sure you know, most conventional water bottles are bulky and take up a lot of space in your bag. So Leeworthy and Byrt used a little ingenuity and came up with the memobottle.According to the pair, “The memobottle is the balance between environmental responsibility and improved life convenience.”Now what, you may ask, makes it so convenient? It’s basically shaped like a piece of paper, so it doesn’t take up as much space as regular water bottles, and it can sit in your bag alongside your laptop, folders and other things. Also, it’s leak-proof, so you don’t have to worry about water spilling out all over your stuff. Plus, it’s made from durable and dishwasher safe BPA-free tritan. The memobottle also comes in three sizes: that correlate to the paper size they come in: A5 holds 750 ml, A4 holds 1.25 liters, and letter holds 1.25 liters. They can also stand on their own so you can have it conveniently sit on your desk.Leeworthy and Byrt are well past their Kickstarter goal of raising $15,000, but if you want to be one of the first to get one, you better get on it and donate to the Kickstarter fund now! For more information, visit kickstarter.com.  Rumpl NanoLoft Puffy Blanket is Made Entirely Out of Recycled Material 9 Essential Kayak Fishing Accessories to Get You Started Rob Lowe’s Montecito Millon-Dollar Manse Hits the Marketlast_img read more

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World’s Biggest Reefer Docks at Port of Hamburg

first_imgportofhamburg, March 26, 2014 zoom On her first voyage from South America to Europe, the new container ship “Cap San Lorenzo” docked at the HHLA Container Terminal Burchardkai on 23 March 2014.The new “Cap San” class of the shipping company Hamburg Süd has 2,100 connections for refrigerated containers, known as reefers. No other vessels worldwide currently have greater capacity for reefer containers than the “Cap San Lorenzo” and its sister vessels, which are also amongst the biggest ships of the company.These units with a nominal total carrying capacity of 9,600 TEU (20-foot standard containers) are part of a scheduled liner service between the eastern coast of South America and Europe (River Plate Express).On the occasion of her first visit to the Port of Hamburg, Norbert Browarczyk, Head of Port Office West, and Port of Hamburg Marketing Executive Board Member Axel Mattern presented the admiralty badge of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg to the captain of the “Cap San Lorenzo”, Arie Sluijter.Immediately after its naming ceremony in Buenos Aires at the end of February, the “Cap San Lorenzo” with a length of 333 metres and 48 metres at the beam was commissioned as part of the River Plate Express service.Hamburg Süd operates this shipping link jointly with its Brazilian subsidiary Aliança. The shipping companies Hapag-Lloyd, CMA CGM, MSC Maersk and CSAV also have container storage capacities.The following ports of destination are currently part of the liner service’s rotation schedule: Hamburg, Antwerp, Le Havre, Itaguai (Sepetiba), Santos, Paranagua, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Rio Grande do Sul, Itapoa, Santos, Tangier, Rotterdam, Tilbury, Hamburg.The Port of Hamburg is a key hub in international merchandise shipments for handling containerised refrigerated cargo. In 2013, a new record volume of approx. 618.000 sea reefer containers (in TEU) were loaded and discharged in Hamburg. This is equivalent to a 9.3 per cent increase year-on-year.last_img read more

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Spanish Political Party in Melilla Defends Import of Moroccan Sheep for

Rabat – Defending Muslims in Melilla, Spanish political party Coalition for Melilla (CPM) has said that they will end the coalition with the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSO) unless the ban on sheep imports from Morocco is lifted.The CPM currently holds the majority in the government of the autonomous city. They are calling on the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment (Mapama) to allow the import of sheep from Morocco for the upcoming Eid Al Adha, the feast of sacrifice celebrated by Muslims across the world.President of the party, Mustafa Aberchan, said that if the ministry says that it has no agreement “under any circumstances, as we think it does, we would not reconcile the action  of the government with the party that supports the central executive,” according to Melilla Hoy. The president added that it will dedicate all its efforts to taking the case to court if necessary.Aberchan recalled that his party filed an administrative complaint for perversion of justice against former president of the regional ministry for Public Health, Paz Velazquez, due to the ban on sheep imports.“That is why the former president of the Presidency is sitting on the bench, because that behavior should not be allowed…  the only possible way is to expand the complaint,” Aberchan threatened the Ministry of Agriculture.The political party emphasized that Spanish laws “establish preventive measures” against foot and mouth disease for the entry of  animals to Melilla and Ceuta.However, the party president stressed that “At no time” the law “speaks of the prohibition” of access of sheep to both cities.Morocco is expected to celebrate Eid al Adha on August 12. The Eid is a religious holiday celebrated annually by Muslims worldwide on the 10th of the month of Dhu Al-Hijjah.It is the last and most sacred month in the Hijri Calendar (Islamic lunar calendar), and is the month in which the Hajj (pilgrimage) takes place.² read more

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Singapore reportedly criminalizes publication of fake news

Singapore reportedly has passed a law criminalizing publication of fake news and allowing the government to block and order the removal of such content.The Strait Times reports the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill passed Wednesday night by a vote of 72-9 with three abstaining.The law bans falsehoods that are prejudicial to Singapore or likely to influence elections and requires service providers to remove such content or allows the government to block it. Offenders could face a jail term of up to 10 years and hefty fines.Opponents in Parliament have said it gives government ministers too much power to determine what was false and broadly defined public interest.The Associated Press

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UN refugee agency set to bolster aid work in Myanmar

12 March 2009The United Nations refugee chief today announced plans to ramp up his agency’s operations in Myanmar, at the end of a six-day visit to the South-East Asian country. António Guterres travelled to Myanmar’s capital, Nay Pyi Taw, as well as Sittwe and Myeik, where he was able to observe the humanitarian work carried out by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).According to a news release issued at the end of his visit, Mr. Guterres held “frank and open” discussions with Government officials, covering areas of concern to the agency, from prevention of displacement to voluntary return, registration and legal status, and improvements to economic and social conditions.Both sides agreed on the importance of a continued UNHCR presence in northern Rakhine State and in the south-east of the country, and an agreement was reached to extend the agency’s work with the population of northern Rakhine State.Based on his observations and discussions which took place during the trip, Mr. Guterres has concluded that the current level of UNHCR activity in northern Rakhine State does not meet the needs of the people and a decision was taken to immediately upgrade the agency’s programme.It was also agreed that UNHCR and the Government would examine the scope for strengthening the agency’s work in the south-east.In addition, the Minister of Home Affairs together with UNHCR decided that increasing the scale of the agency’s activities, especially in relation to health, education, water, sanitation, agriculture and infrastructure support, would complement UNHCR’s work on voluntary return and reintegration.The High Commissioner for Refugees also met with the Tripartite Core Group that coordinates assistance provided to the delta area in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis, as well as other UN officials, while in Myanmar. read more

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UN chief welcomes positive steps towards peace between Eritrea and Ethiopia

Ethiopia this month announced its readiness to accept and implement a 2002 border agreement that ended two years of bloody conflict, in which thousands died. Without a deal, skirmishes continued at the border, with Eritrea reportedly remaining on a war-footing.In a speech delivered this week, Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki announced plans to send a delegation to Addis Ababa “to gauge current developments directly and in depth, as well as to chart out a plan for continuous future action”, according to media reports.In a statement released by his Spokesperson on Thursday, the UN Secretary-General welcomed the “positive steps” taken to resolve outstanding issues regarding the normalization of relations between the two countries.António Guterres also commended efforts by their leaders “to achieve sustainable peace and good-neighbourly relations which, in turn, will have positive repercussions in the entire Horn of Africa region”.The UN chief also underlined his readiness to provide “all support that may contribute to advancing and consolidating” engagement between the two countries, the statement continued.Tens of thousands of people were killed in the two years of war between Ethiopia and Eritrea, which began in 1998 over a border dispute.The UN deployed a peacekeeping mission to the region, UNMEE, whose mandate included monitoring the cessation of hostilities, providing mine action assistance and coordinating humanitarian and human rights activities.The operation was established in 2000 and was terminated by the Security Council eight years later following “obstructions” by Eritrea that undermined the mission’s mandate. read more

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Woman told victim I hope you die as she stabbed her in

first_img By David Raleigh Oct 28th 2016, 10:04 AM Friday 28 Oct 2016, 10:04 AM A MOTHER OF one who repeatedly stabbed another woman in the head and body in a horrific broken beer bottle attack has been jailed for three years.While stabbing her victim, Susan McCarthy, from Southill, Limerick, told Leanne Delaney (23), from Shannon, Co Clare: “I hope you f*****g die”.McCarthy also stabbed and beat Celina Daly, (22), a friend of Ms Delaney’s, however her injuries were described in court as not serious.Sentencing McCarthy at Limerick Circuit Court yesterday, judge Tom O’Donnell said:This was a vicious, frenzied, horrific assault on two strangers.The judge said Ms Delaney’s injuries could have been fatal, given McCarthy’s ” high level of violence and aggression”.Guilty pleaMcCarthy pleaded guilty to assault causing harm to Delaney and to Daly. She also admitted a charge of producing a dangerous article during the course of an assault.McCarthy, (22), told gardai she “lost it” after claiming Delaney and a man were arguing at 2.30am in an apartment next to hers at a block of flats on Parnell Street, Limerick.After the two victims left the building McCarthy followed them outside onto the street, knocked Delaney to the ground, and set upon her with the broken beer bottle.John O’Sullivan, prosecuting, said McCarthy “sat on top” of Delaney and began stabbing her in the head repeatedly. He said witnesses heard McCarthy shouting, “I hope you fuc***g die”, while she continued to stab  Delaney.“It was a frenzied attack,” O’Sullivan said.At one point McCarthy stabbed and beat Daly after she pulled her off her seriously injured friend. McCarthy continued to stab and beat Delaney.McCarthy also delivered several kicks to Delaney as she lay on the ground.UnconsciousGardaí found the victim unconscious on the ground with “blood pouring out of her”, Mr O’Sullivan said.McCarthy was heard shouting as Delaney lay bleeding on the ground: “I hope she fuc**** dies, she’s only a fuc**** junkie”. She then told her: “You won’t be doing that again”.McCarthy, who had swallowed a concoction of alcohol and tablets, was still at the scene when gardaí arrived. She told officers: “I bottled her”.When asked if she was sorry, she replied: “No”. She also told gardaí: “I got her into the side of the stomach too.”McCarthy said she realised Delaney was seriously injured and that but for the intervention of man who pulled her off the victim, she admitted she “would have kept going until she was dead”.She added: “When I saw the blood coming down her face [I] kept going.”The court heard Delaney, who declined to make a victim impact statement, had made a “miraculous” physical recovery.Detective Garda Gary Laide, Roxboro Road, described how McCarthy stuck the broken glass bottle into Ms Delaney’s side which “protruded through her ribs and into her right lung”.Delaney suffered a punctured lung, as well as cuts, bruising, and light scarring to her face and torso.McCarthy, who has a five-year-old son, had previous convictions for engaging in abusive, insulting or threatening behaviour, the court heard.She initially told gardaí she saw Delaney holding “a big knife” but this was accepted by her defence as being a “bogus story”.“Whatever her reasoning was, she lost control. It was a disgraceful,” Mark Nicholas, defending, said.A psychiatric report stated McCarthy “suffers mood swings, and has a history of anger management”.Judge O’Donnell described the report as “insightful”. He added:She [McCarthy] now appears to have a much clearer understanding of her actions have had on the victims.Read: Father sentenced to nine years after force feeding his three-year-old son to death> Woman told victim “I hope you die” as she stabbed her in vicious attack She also stabbed and beat a second woman. Image: Shutterstock/Alex Staroseltsev Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3051094 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Shutterstock/Alex Staroseltsev 46 Comments 14,723 Views Share4 Tweet Email2 last_img read more

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Young Greek of the Week

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram NameFodis Karatzas, 17.Your greatest achievement(s)? Making the reserves side for soccer as a goal-keeper and becoming Vice-Captain of St Johns College.How did you get to where you are now? Hard work, determination and always being focused on performing to the best of my ability.Your greatest challenge?Doing very well at school.Goal(s) for the future To do my best to receive a good ENTER score at the end of the year.Best moment of my life? Going through the whole soccer season in 2007 undefeated.One word that describes you the best?  Determined.Person(s) you most admire and why? My parents, because they came to Australia with almost nothing and achieved so much for my brothers and I.Best thing about being Greek-Australian? The culture and tradition I can experience and the close bond that I share with other Greek-Australians.If I could say anything to the Greek community… Be proud of what you are, and your heritage. Funniest Greek (family) moment Most family gatherings where something always seems to go humorously wrong.Favourite place to go or hang out at? The soccer field.Song that I can’t get out of my head at the moment?The Fray – You Found Me.Favourite Greek food?Souvlaki.I can’t live without…My family and soccer.If I was Kevin Rudd for a day I would… Declare a national Greek Day and make it a public holiday of celebrations.last_img read more

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Olympia theft worse than feared

first_imgPolice said this week that 77 artefacts – more than what was initially estimated – were snatched in last week’s armed robbery at Ancient Olympia, raising concerns that drastic spending cuts have left dozens of museums poorly protected. Two gunmen used a sledge hammer to slash display cabinets after tying up a museum guard in last Friday’s robbery. “They overwhelmed and gagged the woman who guarded the building,” a police official said hours after the robbery. The value of the objects stolen has not been estimated yet. Most of the items were bronze and pottery figurines, vases and lamps. In January, three works of art, including one by Pablo Picasso and another by Dutch painter Piet Mondrian, were stolen from the country’s National Gallery in the capital, Athens. Greece has seen a rise in crime as its debt-laden economy has shrunk 16 per cent in size from its 2008 peak, leading to youth unemployment of just under 50 per cent. Source: Reuters Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Kindle Touch 51 Amazon ajoute la traduction et le mode paysage

first_imgKindle Touch 5.1: Amazon ajoute la traduction et le mode paysageLa liseuse tactile d’Amazon se met à jour sur le territoire américain. Prochainement disponible en Europe, on ne sait pas si les nouvelles fonctionnalités seront directement intégrées à la sortie des produits.Cette mise à jour 5.1 va donc améliorer quelques points. Tout d’abord, de nouvelles langues apparaissent, comme le français, l’allemand, l’italien, le portugais (du brésil) ou encorel’espagnol. Un mode traduction sera disponible pour le japonais, le chinois, l’hindi, le néerlandais ou le français.À lire aussiAmazon : un Kindle Fire “low cost” présenté jeudi ?C’est donc une bonne chose pour nous. Mais ce n’est pas tout. Les américains attendent la mise à jour avec impatience pour voir débarquer le mode paysage, permettant de basculer sa liseuse tactile lors de la lecture. Ce réglage ne s’effectuera pas à la manière de votre smartphone, équipé d’un gyroscope, car ce n’est pas le cas du Kindle. Il faudra donc configurer manuellement votre appareil.Si les USA devraient bénéficier de cette mise à jour, nous ne savons pas si les modèles européens (sortie en France le 27 avril prochain) l’intégreront directement. Rappelons que la liseuse coûtera 129 euros pour le modèle Wi Fi et 189 euros avec la 3G.Le 13 avril 2012 à 18:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Sheffield sign Egan

first_imgSheffield United have completed the signing of John Egan from Brentford, according to Sports Mole.Sheffield United have announced the signing of defender John Egan on a club-record deal from Brentford.The blades have been relatively quiet in the summer transfer window but have acquired the services of Egan as they seek to challenge the top runners in the Sky Bet Championship this upcoming season.Sheffield boss Chris Wilder was keen to bring the 25-year-old defender to the team as he looks to bolster his defensive unit.Chris Wilder, Sheffield UnitedSheffield United’s boss hopes co-owners fight would end soon Manuel R. Medina – September 12, 2019 According to Sheffield United boss, Chris Wilder, the long-running court case between the team’s co-owners has been a headache and he hopes it can end soon.The Republic of Ireland international spent two years with Brentford making 67 appearances in the Championship whilst scoring six goals for the club.Sheffield United have kept details of the transfer under wraps but it is believed the blades have paid more than the £4million they spent to sign striker James Beattie in 2007.John Egan makes the return back to Sheffield United after spending a month on loan at the club during the 2011-12 season.The defender re-joins the blades on a four-year-deal which could keep him at the club until 2022.last_img read more

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Premier calls for Planning Dept to assess homes in Millennium Heights

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, July 6, 2016 – Three weeks ago the Premier said he asked planning to go to Millennium Heights to see what is going on in the community which has unleashed a barrage of complaints to media and the public about construction, environmental and financial stresses they have been forced to endure for years because of short cuts and shoddy construction by Priton Development. The country’s leader explained to Magnetic Media via WhatsApp that it was nearly a month ago that he, and I quote him now,  “I have instructed the Minister for Planning and the Planning Department via the minister to inspect the situation with respect to the sink holes in phase two and this was supposedly done.”  He continued with, “I have again followed up with them yesterday and requested that whatever assessment is required that attention be paid and executed.” The statement also says, that the Minister would say something today, but Minister Amanda Missick has not said anything up to news production time.  We asked the Premier about the mold, as he is the Minister of Health; Hon Dr Rufus Ewing said he had not heard of the mold problem but referred residents to the Environmental Health Department Director for evaluation.Magnetic Media has learned that the EHD has already condemned one house and that may lead to litigation.  Meanwhile, also silent so far is Priton Development, the contractors given not one or two but three tracts of Crown Land to build what can only be described so far as subpar houses.  The beleaguered homeowners in Millennium Heights have taken some comfort in the words of the Premier; who also said much of the owness has to be place on the builders as Planning Department aims to determine if there is something wrong with the construction method.This may be too little too late, as many of the buyers of the Priton homes are distrustful of the Planning Department, which they believe should have ensured at the onset, the house constructions were up to standard before issuing hundreds of move in certificates. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

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Male charged with Robbery and Possession of Imitation Firearm

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 18, 2017 – Providenciales – A 17 year old male of Providenciales was arrested and charged with two counts of Robbery and Possession of Imitation firearm with intent to cause fear in connection with reports made on Tuesday 4th and Saturday 8th July 2017.Around 3:30pm on Tuesday 4th July 2017, the complainant contacted the station and reported that a masked man came into her Variety Store with a handgun and pointed it at the employee and demanded money. He then walked behind the counter, hit the employee on her arm with the gun before opening the cash register and took an undisclosed amount of money.Later that week on Saturday 8th July, a report was made around 8:11am that an unknown male with a small handgun was seen running from the Good Taste Liquor Store located on South Dock Road and heading into Five Cays. As a result, Police visited the scene. The victim told officers that shortly after 8am he noticed a male wearing a ski-masked walked into the store brandishing a small gun, he ran into the store room and hide. The culprit took a small sum of money from the cash register and then exited the store and ran towards Five Cays.Police launched an investigation into both reports. The accused was arrested on Monday 10th July 2017.He appeared in court and was not allowed to enter a plea. He is remanded and the matter is adjourned until later this month for sufficiency hearing.Press Release: RTCIPFlast_img read more

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