IHW Council concludes ‘Gratitude Week – A Tribute to Health Guardians’

first_img By EH News Bureau on July 8, 2020 WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Related Posts Add Comment Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 News Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha The Council proposes to create memorial for health workers that will remind people supreme importance of health as well provide opportunity to share information, discuss, remember work, sacrifice of these heroesEchoing the sentiments of his colleagues in the government and other lawmakers, Ramdas Athawale, Minister of State, Social Justice and Empowerment, attending the ‘Gratitude Week – A Tribute to Health Guardians’ by Integrated Health and Wellbeing (IHW) Council said that the memorials for healthcare workers who are fighting the COVID-19 pandemic at the frontline should be set up in every state capital as well as in the national capital.“The suggestion of dedicating a national memorial for our doctors, nurses and all other healthcare workers who are saving our people risking their own lives is noble and appreciable. I thank IHW Council for their suggestion. These corona warriors are doing selfless service to humanity and are protecting our country against this pandemic. I will write a letter to Union Health Minister and all the chief ministers to dedicate a memorial for these heroes in the national capital and in all the state capitals,” said Athawale who was the Chief Guest at the concluding ceremony of the seven-day long initiative to pay tribute to the health workers.The 60-hour-long Gratitude Week by the IHW Council is a first-of-its-kind initiative to bring together all stakeholders of the critical health ecosystem to facilitate greater collaboration for an all-round fight against the COVID-19 pandemic as well as several other diseases that are taking a heavy toll on the lives and productivity of our people. It has also initiated the process of crowdsourcing tributes for all healthcare workers and information about all doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals who have fallen to the deadly Coronavirus. The Council proposes to create a memorial for health workers that will remind people the supreme importance of health as well provide an opportunity to share information, discuss and remember the work and sacrifice of these heroes.During the week long confluence of doctors, industry captains and policy makers, the idea of setting up National Gratitude Memorial for Health Workers has been strongly supported and endorsed by Ashwini Kr Choubey, Minister of State for Health, Shripad Y Naik, Minister of State for AYUSH, Meenakshi Lekhi, MP, Parliamentary constituency, New Delhi, who have vowed to discuss it within the government and the Parliament.Kamal Narayan, CEO, IHW Council said, “We began this virtual event on Doctor’s Day to pay tribute to all the healthcare workers who are serving tirelessly in this pandemic. This Gratitude Week is our humble way to highlight their contribution and sacrifices. We see memorials of wars, war heroes, martyrs, and leaders and commemorating celebrations on relevant days. IHW Council strongly believes that the phenomenal work done by the medical community during this raging pandemic and their sacrifices can be compared to the sacrifices made in wars. The Council initiated an online petition campaign in this regard and we are very fortunate to receive the support of key lawmakers and members of the Parliament in this journey.”During the closing ceremony, 18 eminent doctors were awarded ‘The Guardians of Health’ for their exemplary contribution to the health of people before and during the pandemic. The awardees included Prof MV Padma Srivastava, Head, Neurosciences Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi; Dr Jeyaraj Durai Pandian, Principal & Professor of Neurology, CMC Ludhiana & Vice President, World Stroke Organisation; Dr Alpesh Gandhi, President, Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India; Dr Hema Divakar, Founder & Medical Director, Divakar’s Specialty Hospital, Bengaluru.Among the other recipients were Prakriti Poddar, Managing Trustee, Poddar Foundation; Prof Debashish Danda, Founder, Clinical Immunology & Rheumatology, CMC Vellore & President-Elect, Asia Pacific League of Association of Rheumatology; Dr Shuchin Bajaj, Founder & Director, Ujala Cygnus Hospital; Dr HS Chhabra, Medical Director, Indian Spinal Injuries Centre; Dr Sanjay Pandey, HoD, Andrology & Reconstructive Urology, Kokilaben Hospital; Dr Arun Dewan, Senior Director (Critical Care) & Associate Director (Internal Medicine), Max Smart, Max Smart Super Speciality Hospital; Dr Hrishikesh Pai, Medical Director, Bloom IVF; Dr Sudeep Gupta, Director, Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer & Professor of Medical Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai; Dr TS Kler, Chairman, PSRI Heart Institute; Dr PP Mohanan, President-Elect, Cardiological Society of India & Director & HoD, Cardiology, Westfort Hi-Tech Hospital; Dr Madan Gulati, Former Deputy Director (AYUSH), Chandigarh Administration; Arunima Patel, Founder and Managing Director, iGenetic Diagnostics; and Sanjiv Navangul, Managing Director & CEO, BSVL.  MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” IHW Council concludes ‘Gratitude Week – A Tribute to Health Guardians’ Comments (0) Read Article The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Share Corona WarriorsCOVID-19 pandemicdoctors dayGratitude Week – A Tribute to Health GuardiansIHW Council last_img read more

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China Unicom sets aggressive NB-IoT targets

first_img Tags Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more HomeAsiaNews China Unicom sets aggressive NB-IoT targets Asia Author Joseph Waring China UnicomNB-IoT China operators lose NYSE delisting appealcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 31 MAY 2016 China Telecom claims NB-IoT milestone Previous ArticleTelstra dismisses CTONext ArticleHuawei completes field trial of ‘5G’ air interface ARPU gains boost China Unicom profit Related China Unicom, the country’s second largest mobile operator, is planning large-scale NB-IoT field trials in more than five cities this year and aims to start commercial deployment by the end of the year and take coverage nationwide in 2018.Tian Wenke, GM of China Unicom’s customer department, said traditional cellular technology faces challenges in IoT applications such as coverage, battery life, service quality and module costs, which NB-IoT can solve, C114.net reported. The operator plans to run trials using the 900MHz and 1.8GHz bands.Tian said China Unicom started R&D on NB-IoT a long time ago and a complete ecosystem has been established. It is deploying NB-IoT in Disneyland in Shanghai, which opens later this year, C114.net said.China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile operator, also has big NB-IoT plans, prepping network commercialisation in 2017.NB-IoT is an important LTE enhanced technology in 3GPP R-13 phase. NB-IoT standard setting has been largely completed and is scheduled to be fully ratified in June.Chinese equipment vendor Huawei, one of the main drivers of NB-IoT, expects it to become a reality this year, while rival proprietary (non-cellular) low power wide area technologies such as LoRa and Sigfox could encounter challenges around quality of service and coverage. NB-IoT has also seen support from chipset vendors including Qualcomm, Intel and HiSilicon; module makers such as U-blox, Telit, Sierra and Gemalto; and network rivals Ericsson and Nokia.South Korea’s KT said in March it is investing KRW150 billion ($130 million) to build an NB-IoT network for its “Internet of Small Things (IoST)” service. But rival SK Telecom will use LoRA technology.Vodafone said two weeks ago it will roll out NB-IoT tech across “multiple markets” in 2017.last_img read more

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Individuals with autism at substantially heightened risk for injury death

first_imgScreening over 32 million death certificates in the U.S. National Vital Statistics System, the researchers identified 1,367 individuals (1,043 males and 324 females) with a diagnosis of autism who died between 1999 and 2014. The annual number of documented deaths for individuals with a diagnosis of autism has risen nearly 7 times from 1999 to 2014.“Our study was limited to death certificate data. While the numbers are startling, autism as a contributing cause of death is likely undercounted because of the accuracy of information on death certificates filed by coroners varies,” noted Joseph Guan, the lead author and a master of public health degree student in epidemiology at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.The estimated prevalence of autism spectrum disorder is about four times as common in males as in females and higher among non-Hispanic white children and in children of highly educated parents. From 2000 to 2012, the rate has more than doubled.“Our analysis reveals that children with autism are 160 times as likely to die from drowning as the general pediatric population. Given the exceptionally heightened risk of drowning for children with autism, swimming classes should be the intervention of top priority,” said Dr. Li, who is the founding director of the Center for Injury Epidemiology and Prevention at Columbia. “Once a child is diagnosed with autism, usually between 2 years and 3 years of age, pediatricians and parents should immediately help enroll the child in swimming classes, before any behavioral therapy, speech therapy or occupational therapy. Swimming ability for kids with autism is an imperative survival skill.”Wandering is a common autistic behavior, and Dr. Li makes the point that many children with autism have an affinity to bodies of water. “With impaired communication and social skills, autistic kids tend to seek relief of their heightened anxiety from the serenity of water bodies. Unfortunately, this behavior too often leads to tragedies.” LinkedIn Share Share on Facebook Pinterestcenter_img Email Deaths in individuals with autism increased 700 percent in the past 16 years and were three times as likely as in the general population to be caused by injuries, according to a new study by Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. The findings are published online in the American Journal of Public Health.The average age at death for individuals with autism was 36 years younger than for the general population, 36 years of age compared with 72. Of the deaths in individuals with autism, 28 percent were attributed to injury, most often by suffocation, followed by asphyxiation, and drowning. Together, these three causes accounted for nearly 80 percent of the total injury mortality in children with autism. More than 40 percent occurred in homes or residential institutions.“While earlier research reported a higher mortality rate overall for individuals with autism, until now injury mortality in the autism spectrum disorder population had been understudied,” said Guohua Li, MD, DrPH, Mailman School professor of Epidemiology, and senior author. “Despite the marked increase in the annual number of deaths occurring, autism-related deaths still may be severely underreported, particularly deaths from intentional injury such as assaults, homicide, and suicide.” Share on Twitterlast_img read more

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Barbados disappointed at level of support for CCJ

first_img Jun 11, 2020 PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Feb 28, CMC – Barbados has expressed its disappointment that only four Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries have joined the appellate jurisdiction of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) that was established in 2001 to replace the London-based Privy Council as the region’s final court.Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, who attended the 29th CARICOM Inter-Sessional summit that ended here on Tuesday, said that it is unacceptable that, to date, only four Member States have joined the Court.“We contend that it is a disgrace that after the Caribbean Court of Justice has been in existence for so long, that only four countries have signed on to that court in its appellate jurisdiction.“I do not buy the argument that there is a division of opinion in the countries that have not signed on to the Court in its appellate jurisdiction, because the biggest decision that CARICOM countries have had to make has been on Independence,” Stuart said.Via CMCWhile most of the CARICOM countries are signatories to the Original Jurisdiction of the CCJ that also functions as an international tribunal interpreting the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas that governs the 15-member regional integration movement, only Barbados, Belize, Dominica and Guyana have signed on to the Appellate Jurisdiction.Stuart said that if “we’ve all decided that we want to be independent and we were able to unite the population on those issues, I cannot see why on matters relating to how our disputes are handled and how our grievances are addressed that we still believe that the former colonial master is better than people here in the Caribbean.”Prime Minister Stuart said that Barbados is of the view that, “you can’t have one foot in and one foot out” in terms of the jurisdiction of the Caribbean Court of Justice.He expressed optimism that the matter would be addressed at the next CARICOM summit to be held in Jamaica in July and that more definitive answers would be taken on what steps Members States proposed to take to correct the situation.Meanwhile, the regional leaders, have adopted a tourism marketing plan that is designed to place regional countries on an upward trajectory.Prime Minister Stuart said the initiative was important since there were predictions that the upcoming hurricane season was forecast to be just as active as last year’s.“And, if that forecast holds true and there are any casualties in terms of CARICOM members [states], we have to be ready to spring into action to indicate that even though we may have had reverses in terms of a natural disaster, the Caribbean is still open for business,” he stated.Against the background of diminishing market share, Stuart noted that Barbados agreed in principle to the new tourism marketing initiative.The plan was presented by the Bahamas government,  which has lead responsibility for tourism in the CARICOM quasi-cabinet. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… You may be interested in… CDB hails Arthur as Steadfast, Passionate Defender of… CCJ Takes Lead in Assisting Justice Sector To Adjust to… Mar 18, 2020 Opinion: Caribbean Court of Justice VS the Privy Council(Kaieteur News Editorial,12 July, 2018) The recent ruling against presidential term limits in Guyana by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) is revealing. The CCJ is the final court of appeal, replacing the Privy Council. Guyana is not the only country to be proud of the CCJ. Other CARICOM nations…July 12, 2018In “CARICOM”Referendum Day in Antigua/Barbuda and GrenadaThe people of Antigua/Barbuda and Grenada are voting today on whether or not to replace the London-based Privy Council with the Caribbean Court of Justice as their final court. In both cases, a two-thirds majority of the total number of ballots cast is required to make the switch to the…November 6, 2018In “Antigua & Barbuda”Antigua and Barbuda moving to join CCJST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – The Antigua and Barbuda says it is moving towards joining the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), as the island’s final court. Cabinet has accepted a recommendation from Attorney-General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Steadroy Benjamin, on the issue. The CCJ was established in 2001…August 5, 2015In “Antigua & Barbuda”Share this on WhatsApp COVID-19: CCJ takes safety measures CCJ Upholds COTED Decision on Cement Tariff Increase Jul 29, 2020 May 11, 2020last_img read more

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Neymar would already be world’s best under Guardiola – Dani Alves

first_imgAlthough Dani Alves won numerous trophies during his time with Barcelona and was an undisputed starter throughout his time at the club, he remains modest about his role at the Catalans.”It is hard to measure something like that,” the Brazilian continued when asked how important he was for the team. “I do not think it would have made a huge difference had I not been part of the team. “Perhaps it would have made a difference if you look at the bigger picture, that the team would have missed an extrovert person, someone who values having an healthy atmosphere. Maybe the team would have missed that. But overall, when you just look at the team, I don’t think it would have made much difference.”Of course, it would have made some difference, but we had so many great players.”Take the Ball Pass the Ball is available in OurScreen cinemas and on DVD and Digital Download now Paris Saint-Germain defender Dani Alves believes Neymar would already have won the Ballon d’Or by now had he had the chance to work with Pep Guardiola at Barcelona.The gifted attacker joined Barcelona from Santos in 2013, but Guardiola had already left Camp Nou by then after four incredibly successful seasons, taking a one-year sabbatical before accepting the Bayern Munich job and eventually becoming Manchester City manager.  Getty https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/Goal_France/9e/13/dani-alves-pep-guardiola_re31sis9sx1p1qja1fsuzowx9.png?t=-2107102678&w=500&quality=80 Neymar – who this year has missed out on a place in the top 20 of the Goal 50 – has since twice made the Ballon d’Or podium, finishing third both in 2015 and 2017, but has yet to be crowned the best player in the world.That would have been different had he worked with Guardiola, though, believes Dani Alves.”Both Neymar and Barcelona would have been even better had he been part of that team coached by Guardiola, without a doubt. Both would have been better,” the right-back told Goal ahead of the premiere of the documentary “Take the ball, Pass the ball” about Guardiola’s Barcelona.”It would have been like myself and Barca, a perfect fit. I believe that if Neymar had been coached by Guardiola, he would have done even bigger things…”He would already have been the best in the world now, without a doubt, there is absolutely no doubt about it.”Unlike Neymar, Dani Alves was a key figure of the Barca team that dominated the game between 2008 and 2012 and he immediately knew he had become part of something special when he left Sevilla for Camp Nou in 2008.”That was the feeling we had right away from the first time we met, that we were on the verge of something special,” he added.”Guardiola took charge of the team and gradually put things into place. After the first meeting, all the players thought the same thing and that was that something incredible was about to happen. The sincerity, the transparency and also the way he convinced people…”It might sound a bit pretentious, but I remember saying a few times back then that people would only really appreciate this team a few years later. That moment has now come, with a lot of people giving us credit for everything we achieved. We were part of a team that became legendary and a blueprint for the game.”last_img read more

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An ‘act of nature’ could get Bucs on the right track (May 24, 2017)

first_imgLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourier AUBREY BRUCEWhen I think of an act of nature, I usually visualize some poor souls living on some of America’s flatlands, those living close to earthquake faults, major flooding zones and tornado hotspots, always facing the risk of losing their homes. I would have never in a zillion years equated a victory by the Pittsburgh Pirates over any opponent as being part of an “act of nature.”Aside from the natural injuries that the Pirates have suffered recently, they were bound to catch a break sometime, however miniscule. During several of his previous starts, Pirates pitcher Chad Kuhl (1-4), appeared to be battling “Triple-A-itis,” “Nervo-litis,” or just plain bad pitching.  However, after being rain-soaked for most of the game, Mother Nature aided the Pirates in securing a 1-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on May 21 at PNC Park.The victory came by way of Pirates infielder David Freese being hit by a pitch thrown by Phillies starter Aaron Nola with the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth inning, forcing home Pirates outfielder Adam Frazier with the game’s only run. Freese was not really trying to get out of the way and admitted it. “I’m not really good about getting out of the way, anyway,” Freese said. “But I saw it coming and I was trying to wear it, for sure. Just get that RBI.”After several subpar outings by Kuhl, he and his relief mates had a healthy dose of nature coupled with a few “celluloid digital tools” to help Kuhl steady his ship. Kuhl commented: “I looked back, watched a ton of video and tried to get back to when I was good. It feels great to have it show up in the game—all the work paying off. It just feels like I’m on the right track.”There is still an almost consistent anemia that is dogging the Pirates order.“I looked back, watched a ton of video and tried to get back to when I was good,” the second-year pitcher said. “It feels great to have it show up in the game—all the work paying off. It just feels like I’m on the right track.”In a previous article, I stated that in my opinion, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was displaying some of his “Houdini gene” by keeping his team competitive in the midst of horrible personnel circumstances and I was right. As of May 21, Pittsburgh had climbed back to within 4 games of .500 and although the Pirates remained in the basement of the NL Central, the Bucs were still only 5 games out of first place. It seems as if there is no “hurdle” that Pirates manager Clint “Hurdle” can’t figure out and overcome. The Pirates better take the “stitches out of their britches” and begin to mount some serious offense if they are to appear on any team’s radar in order to be taken seriously, now or in the future.They cannot realistically afford to expect nature or their opponents to offer them a helping hand.(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: [email protected] or 412-583-6741. )last_img read more

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Red-hot Ice battle Blazers

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsLuke Bertolucci, who will represent B.C. at the Canada Games next month in Halifax, leads the Kootenay Ice back into action as the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League resumes play following the Christmas break.Bertolucci and the rest of the Ice play host to the Thompson Blazers Saturday and Sunday at the NDCC Arena.The Ice has been on fire of late, undefeated in four games.Leading the Ice is Nelson’s Dryden Hunt and Bertolucci. Hunt leads Kootenay in scoring with nine goals and 19 assists.Bertolucci, scoring for Team B.C. during an exhibition game during the holiday break, is right behind with 10 goals and 17 assists.Kootenay currently sits in tenth spot in the 11-team league with 5-13-6 record, but is only eight points out of six spot.The teams open the two-game set Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The series concludes Sunday beginning at 11:15 [email protected]last_img read more

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Ghostriders dump Leafs 4-1 in KIJHL action in Nelson

first_imgThe Nelson Leafs saw some light at the end of the tunnel with the return of a few injured players from sickbay.The good news, however, didn’t pay off on the ice as Fernie Ghostriders skated into the NDCC Arena and made off with a 4-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory Friday.The result saw Nelson lose for the 14th straight time — the long losing streak is partly due to the KIJHL stripping the Leafs of eight points, and a handful of wins, after the Heritage City franchise was found guilty of using an ineligible player. Justin Peters, Doan Smith and Derek Georgopoulos scored three times in first period to power the Riders to its second victory of the season over the Leafs.The three goals chased Leaf starting goalie Adam Maida from the net after one period.Fernie dumped Nelson 5-1 January 17 in the East Kootenay City.Darnel St. Pierre scored in the second to cut the margin to 3-1. But Calvin Tisley added an insurance goal in the third period as the riders rebounded from a 13-1 shot domination by Nelson to out shoot the home side 12-5 in the third.Nelson out shot the Ghostriders 25-21.The Leafs return to action Saturday when the Murdoch Division club hosts Grand Forks at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.LEAGUE NOTES: Former Nelson Leafs and Fernie Ghostriders Connor McLaughlin was named the ACAC Hockey Online player of the week after accumulating seven points during a weekend series. McLaughlin played two seasons for Selkirk College before moving on to the Alberta College League. . . .The Leafs welcomed forward Matt MacDonald and defenceman Patrick Croome back to the lineup for Friday’s game against Fernie. MacDonald returned from the injured list while Croome completed serving a suspension picked up in Fernie January 17. . . . Leaf coach and GM Dave McLellan served his second game of a suspension that will end at the end of the regular season for using an ineligibile player.last_img read more

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Eoghan Clifford Speaks to Galway Bay FM following Paralympic Gold

first_img Eoghan Clifford Speaks to Galway Bay FM following Paralympic Gold Forward 60 seconds Back 15 seconds Forward 60 seconds Galway Bay FM Sport 更多 Eoghan Clifford Speaks to Galway Bay FM following Paralympic Gold Back 15 secondscenter_img Currently Playing Galway Bay FM Sport Eoghan Clifford Speaks to Galway Bay FM following Paralympic Gold Galway Bay FM Sport He Spoke to Keith Finnegan and Ollie Turner about his Paralympic experiences. Galway Cyclist Eoghan Clifford returned from the Paralympic Games in Rio with a gold and a bronze following outstanding performances on the track and road. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

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Connacht starting team named for Bristol Bears friendly

first_imgprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email There are five changes from the team that beat Wasps in Athlone last week, with Robin Copeland making his first appearance for the province at number 8. The other change in the back-row sees James Connolly come into the starting lineup where he’ll play alongside Paul Boyle. The front row is unchanged with Dave Heffernan captaining the team alongside Denis Buckley and Finlay Bealham, while in the second row Ultane Dillane starts with James Cannon.There’s a new half-back pairing with James Mitchell named at scrum-half with Jack Carty beside him, and the only other change sees Tiernan O’Halloran start at full-back while Cian Kelleher moves to the wing. Matt Healy, Kyle Godwin and Tom Farrell make up the rest of the backline.center_img The Connacht management team have named the starting XV to face Bristol Bears in tomorrow’s pre-season friendly at Ashton Gate (k/o 7.45pm).last_img read more

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