Number of ‘Ghost Estates’ in Donegal down by almost 65%

first_img Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleKris Meeke signs three year deal with CitroenNext articleCCTV released in hunt for burglar who targeted Simon Cowell’s mansion admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Google+ The number of unfinished housing development or ghost estates in Donegal has decreased by almost 65% since 2010.The figures released today by Minister for Housing Paudie Coffey show the number of ghost estates in the county has fallen from 133 estates to 49 compared with this time 5 years ago.Nationally there has been a 75% drop in the unfinished developments during the same period.Donegal Deputy Dinny McGinley says work is being carried out among local authorities to decrease that figure even more:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/dinny530.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterestcenter_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Number of ‘Ghost Estates’ in Donegal down by almost 65% By admin – December 16, 2015 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Facebooklast_img read more

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NEWS REVIEW OF THE YEAR

first_imgAUGUSTAtkins Nutritionals filed for protection from bankruptcy in the US, reporting debts of nearly £170m. The news was welcomed by bakers as marking the end of the low-carbohydrate Atkins diet craze. Northern supermarket chain Booths started a review of its speciality breads on offer at its 26 stores, which was set to last 12 months. The company also extended its speciality range to include more unusual products and a new range of sourdough breads. The in-store bakeries carry a range from Bolton-based craft baker Greenhalgh’s.ADM Milling announced plans to raise flour prices £9.38 a tonne from September 12, blaming rising energy costs. Plant bakers Allied Bakeries, Warburtons and British Bakeries also put up prices earlier in the summer, blaming inflationary pressures. Fine Lady Bakeries was fined £150,000 plus costs after the death of an employee at its Banbury bakery in 2002. The employee fell from a 22-inch platform while trying to free a jammed bread cooling machine. He sustained severe head injuries and later died. The Office of Fair Trading caused controversy when it said it had no plans to revamp the Supermarkets Code of Practice, saying there was no evidence it was not working well. A new National Food Survey showed an ongoing decline of volumes of bread purchased since 1974, but wholemeal loaves are becoming increasingly popular. The report, from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, said the average UK consumer bought 720g of bread a week in 2003-4, spending £3.70 a week on bread and cereal products. Around £1 of that was on cakes, pastries and biscuits.Cake manufacturer Kate’s Cakes said it planned to nearly double turnover to £32 million with a recently launched branded range and extended national supply network. Bakery chain Sayers began piloting a new format at a new flagship store in Liverpool city centre. The new store’s layout was focused on getting customers in and out as quickly as possible, with more space given to self-serve ranges, it said. The store was Sayers’ 116th. Tesco said it was to roll out standard-sized bread baskets to all 1,000 stores following pilots. The roll out would be done in clusters with all stores, including Tesco Express, due to use them by the end of 2006. The Federation of Bakers appointed Gordon Polson as its director, effective from September. Mr Polson’s recruitment followed a long hunt for a successor to John White. Northern Irish miller Neill’s invested £500,000 in de-branning technology to produce purer whiter flour. The 100-year old Belfast baker said the investment would strengthen its position as one of Northern Ireland’s leading mills.last_img read more

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Coram Man Killed in Mt. Sinai Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An 81-year-old Coram man died when the vehicle he was a passenger in was struck by a truck in Mt. Sinai on Monday afternoon.Suffolk County police said Bennie Demaro, 86, was making a left turn in his Cadillac from County Road 83 onto Canal Road when his vehicle was hit by a southbound Mazda pickup truck at 2:35 p.m.His passenger, Salvatore Anselmo, was taken to John T. Mather Hospital in Port Jefferson where he was pronounced dead.Demaro was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was listed in critical condition.The Cadillac also struck a Dodge Magnum driven by 53-year-old Lauren Pedone of Port Jefferson Station. Neither she nor her 16-year-old son was injured.The driver of the pickup truck, 27-year-old Timothy Grady of East Patchogue, was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.Vehicular Crime Unit detectives impounded the vehicles, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information to contact them at 631-852-6555.last_img read more

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Haber Pitches LI Host 10-day Summer Sports Festival

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Adam Haber has been going door to door to increase his name recognition in the Democratic primary for the Nassau County executive’s race (Spencer Rumsey).Trying to score a $5-million prize for Long Island—and perhaps show that he can think outside the box—Adam Haber, who’s running in the Democratic primary for Nassau County executive against former incumbent Tom Suozzi, is proposing that Nassau and Suffolk join together to host a 10-day “Summer Festival.”The fest would feature athletic competitions in cycling, golfing, beach volleyball and cricket as well as specialty food, entertainment and tours of the North Fork wineries and the North Shore Gold Coast mansions. Haber, the retired Wall Street trader, restaurant owner and Roslyn School Board member, hopes that his proposal—whose details still need to be ironed out—could help LI walk away with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top prize for the best idea in a regional tourism competition.“I believe Nassau and Suffolk are perfectly situated to work together to win this prize money,” said Haber, who hopes to win the Democratic Party line to challenge Republican County Executive Ed Mangano in November. “We’ve got natural resources that are underutilized. That’s how I look at it.”Haber’s idea is to host this event around the July Fourth weekend, “which is a good travel weekend,” he noted, and involve venues across the Island. He’d schedule it when basketball and hockey seasons are over and football has yet to begin so the sporting contests would get a good shot at being broadcast live. He says that sponsorships, entry fees and television rights would help offset the costs of running the events and provide cash prizes for the winners.As Haber sees it, the festival would draw “top amateur talent” from across the nation to participate in events ranging from a lacrosse tournament with finals at Mitchell Field, a three-stage bicycle race, a bi-county marathon, a fast-pitch softball series, and an Iron Man Triathlon, to an amateur golf tournament capped by a championship round at Beth Page Black.“I want to create a tournament where we give a million-dollar prize in several different sports,” he told the Press, citing the loss of the Islanders hockey team as creating a vacuum that this sports festival could fill, thereby creating a new identity for our region. The earliest he could see it happening would be 2015.For a precedent, he pointed out that the Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay started about 20 years ago with 20,000 people attending and grew into a three-day event drawing more than 100,000 people, becoming one of LI’s largest annual events. Tourists, Haber pointed out, spend money, which translates into sales taxes that can pour directly into the counties’ coffers.Currently, the task of promoting our region’s assets is the primary responsibility of the Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau and Sports Commission, which reportedly received about $764,000 from Nassau and $1.9 million from Suffolk in its 2013 budget and spent some $1,700,000 on marketing and sales.According to Smith Travel Research, the Island gained $4.8 billion in travel spending in 2011, the most recent figures available from the bureau, although anecdotal reports suggest LI tourism is down slightly this summer after Sandy.Haber declined to criticize the bureau’s activities, but he did tell the Press that he thinks “it’s really not reaching its full potential.” He would like to see a fully integrated, Island-wide focus and believes that a 10-day event in July could put the Island on the map.“This sports festival, if done properly, would be a phenomenal way to get this region moving again,” he said.last_img read more

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Caterers are seeking an extension of CES support for job preservation

first_imgThe data of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce show that caterers recorded a turnover at the level of 10 to 30 percent of what was realized in the same period last year. Due to the difficult situation of the Association of Hospitality Services, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia to extend assistance measures for accommodation and food preparation and serving for July for those with a drop in turnover of more than 50 percent. Boban added that the quick reaction of the Government of the Republic of Croatia should be commended, which very effectively implemented a number of health measures aimed at preventing the spread of the infection and adopted a number of economic measures to preserve jobs and liquidity of companies engaged in hospitality, but the current situation measure necessary. “As Croatia is being promoted as a tourist country, and caterers in this period generate most of their income from tourists, which according to eVisitor data in the first five months of 2020 decreased by 80 percent compared to the first five months of last year, it is clear why such dataand “, said the president of the Association of Caterers of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Dražen Boban. Since the beginning of March 2020, the catering sector has recorded an extremely large decline in turnover, and the continuation of operations did not bring even an approximate level of turnover in May and June 2019. Photo: Pixabay.comlast_img read more

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Arsenal scouting 16-year-old sensation Eduardo Camavinga who bossed it against PSG

first_imgArsenal scouting 16-year-old Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga but face competition from Premier League rivals The teenager looks set to be one of Ligue 1’s next big talents (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are keeping tabs on Rennes teenage sensation Eduardo Camavinga and sent scouts to watch his eye-catching performance against Paris Saint-Germain at the weekend.The 16-year-old, who made a handful of appearances last season, is extremely highly rated and showed exactly why as he bossed the PSG midfield in a surprise 2-1 win for Rennes on Sunday.According to the Daily Mail, he is already on the radar of a host of Premier League clubs, including Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham. Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 20 Aug 2019 11:20 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.6kShares Comment ‘We are talking to him. He is someone who is also very well-constructed intellectually, who knows how to question himself, who knows how to ask the right questions.‘Many of the pros have taken him under their wing, because he is very respectful in the dressing room and very attentive to their advice. He blossomed with us this summer.’It is not just Premier League clubs who are interested in Camavinga, though, with his performance against PSG also making Barcelona and Real Madrid stand up and take notice.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenalcenter_img Camavinga didn’t look at all out of place up against PSG’s star-studded midfield (Getty)All three sent scouts to Roazhon Park to watch his display against PSG, while Spurs even tried to sign him over the summer off the back of just seven senior appearances.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTCamavinga was the star of the show on the night, hustling in midfield, showing poise on the ball, bursting forward and setting up a goal with a perfect cross.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe Angolan-born midfielder has started all three of Rennes’ Ligue 1 matches so far this season and is the process of gaining French nationality.Rennes manager Julien Stephan said of his performance afterwards: ‘He played a match, indeed, like the whole team – very interesting.• 16 years old• Making third Ligue 1 appearance• Dominated the PSG midfieldEduardo Camavinga is a seriously special talent!Remember the name 🙌 pic.twitter.com/i2yfhnmHH9— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) August 19, 2019 Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Other Sports Ryan Lochte, US Swimmer, eyes redemption in 2020 Tokyo Olympics after turbulent three years

first_img San Francisco: A rejuvenated Ryan Lochte returned to competitive swimming for the first time in more than a year on Wednesday, insisting he was a changed man as he targets a medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Lochte, who turns 35 on Saturday, booked his place at the US Olympic trials after clocking 1min 57.88sec in the 200 medley at the US National Championships in Palo Alto. Although the time was nearly four seconds slower than his world record, five-time Olympic gold medalist Lochte was happy with his performance as he sets out on the comeback trail after a turbulent three years.    Lochte was suspended from swimming for 10 months after the scandal at the 2016 Olympics when he was found to have fabricated a story about a robbery during a drunken late-night episode in Rio de Janeiro.    He was given a further 14-month ban last year by the US Anti-Doping Agency for taking a banned intravenous infusion of what he said were vitamins in May 2018.    Lochte, who underwent treatment for alcohol abuse in Florida last year, said Wednesday he could understand why fans might not have faith in him as he embarks on his comeback.    “That’s understandable, especially through the roller coaster I’ve been on,” Lochte told a press conference. “But right now I’m not trying to prove anything to anyone. I’m doing this for me and my family. I want to go to the 2020 Olympics, my fifth Olympics, and hopefully, get on the podium there. Everything I do from here in the pool and outside the pool is for my family.”     Lochte said he had sought treatment for alcohol abuse after deciding his life “needed a change”, adding that the birth of his son Caiden in 2017 and daughter Liv last month had given him a new outlook on life. “I checked myself into rehab. I did the classes, I got out, I did everything,” he said. “Since Caiden and my new daughter have been born I have a new perspective on life.    “And I’m definitely not the same person I was three years ago. I’m a different person. I’m just trying to be a different person. I’ve had a lot of ups and downs. I’m just here to race and have my goals set for 2020.” Ryan Lochte has won the gold medal five times.Lochte was suspended from swimming for 10 months after the late-night scandal at the 2016 Olympics.Lochte was given a further 14-month ban last year by the US Anti-Doping Agency for taking a banned substance. highlightscenter_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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NBA free agency rumors: Bulls interested in Enes Kanter

first_imgThe Chicago Bulls are among the teams expected to show interest in free agent big man Enes Kanter, per SNY sources.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) June 29, 2019Kanter was waived by the Knicks in February, but made himself a valuable asset in Portland on a one-year deal worth just more than $650,000 not long after. The 6-11 center averaged 11.4 points and 9.6 rebounds in the 2019 NBA playoffs — in which the Trail Blazers were eventually swept by the Warriors in the Western Conference finals. Kevin Durant free agency rumors: Superstar will meet with 4 teams Kanter recorded five double-doubles in the postseason and was an imposing force on the glass for a Portland team that lost a crucial piece in Jusuf Nurkic to a season-ending leg injury late in the year. Related News Kawhi Leonard free agency rumors: LeBron James, Anthony Davis will be part of meeting with Finals MVPcenter_img Chicago is looking to add a new big man.The Bulls are interested in adding unrestricted free agent Enes Kanter, according to a report from SNY, which cites unidentified league sources. Chicago is in serious need of an enforcer down low, as it ranked 25th in rebounds per game (42.9) in 2018-19. The Bulls have young, talented bigs in Wendell Carter Jr., who had his rookie season derailed by a thumb injury, 2019 draft pick Daniel Gafford and Lauri Markkanen. But a veteran to replace Robin Lopez could be of use.Chicago finished last season with 22-60 record, the fourth-worst mark in the league. Bulls coach Jim Boylen will get a fresh start in 2019 and will add North Carolina standout guard Coby White to a developing core as well.last_img read more

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“Reach Out at the Well” Returns to Downtown Following Successful Summer…

first_imgSubmitted by Renata Rollins for Reach out at the WellFree community fair aims to foster courageous community caretakingFollowing a successful first run, “Reach Out at the Well” returns to downtown’s Artesian Commons Park on Friday October 17 from noon to 3 p.m.The free community fair is hosted by the Olympia Outreach Workers League, a coalition of nearly a dozen downtown service organizations who operate with generous volunteer support. Participating organizations setup booths and provide information on their services and volunteer opportunities.“We aim to uplift the downtown neighborhood through strengthening relationships, cultivating networks, and encouraging volunteerism,” said Renata Rollins, event organizer and a coordinator with the Outreach Workers League. “It’s all about the ethic of courageous community caretaking. It takes a village to raise a village.”All are welcome, whether seeking volunteer opportunities or a little help getting through a rough patch, or even just to get in touch with the Downtown Neighborhood.With winter weather approaching, there’s a big push for volunteers at the local shelters, when they experience a swell in their overnight numbers.“Volunteering is fun and provides community members with the opportunity to directly engage with children and families,” said Natalie Moran of the Family Support Center, which opened the family shelter, Pear Blossom Place, in July. “We welcome children to volunteer alongside their parents. Without the dedication and support of volunteers, the community’s largest homeless family shelter would not be possible.”“We encourage groups, churches, schools and any other interested organization to consider volunteering together to cover a certain period of time,” said Meg Martin, shelter director with Interfaith Works, whose new Emergency Overnight Shelter opens November 1 at First Christian Church. “We are also looking for volunteers to share skills, information and teach enrichment classes as well. This is a great way to gain a better understanding of an important social issue that extends far beyond our downtown.”The Downtown Neighborhood Association will join the fall event, along with returning groups such as Covenant Creatures, which gives out free pet food and supplies at the fair; several youth and family organizations; and free/low-cost health clinics and services. Sea-Mar Clinic will offer Medicaid enrollment for those who qualify. The Downtown Ambassadors will serve as official greeters, serving up free hot coffee donated by Burial Grounds.The event runs noon to 3 p.m. on Friday October 17 at downtown’s Artesian Commons Park, commonly called “the Well,” at 415 E. Fourth Ave. Facebook24Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SUNDAY DECEMBER 27, 2015

first_img‘CHROME,’ DORTMUND SHOWDOWN LOOMS IN SAN PASQUALUnder regular rider Victor Espinoza, California Chrome worked seven furlongs at his Los Alamitos headquarters Sunday in 1:25.40 as he prepares for the Grade II San Pasqual Stakes on Jan. 9, his first race since running second last March in the Dubai World Cup.The San Pasqual, at a mile and a sixteenth with a $200,000 purse, also is likely to attract Kaleem Shah’s Dortmund, meaning it would showcase the last two Santa Anita Derby winners, California Chrome (2014) and Dortmund (2015).“He’s right on schedule,” trainer Art Sherman said of California Chrome. “The workout was perfect. He’ll have one more breeze before the race, this one at Santa Anita, but we’ll play it by ear depending on the weather and track conditions.”The over-sized chestnut Dortmund, now at 1,333 pounds according to trainer Bob Baffert, galloped Sunday morning at Santa Anita, as did top Triple Crown prospect and Los Alamitos Futurity winner Mor Spirit. NYQUIST ‘CRUISES’ IN WORK FOR THREE-YEAR-OLD DEBUTUndefeated Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner and odds-on favorite to be named champion two-year-old male of 2015, Nyquist worked four furlongs on Santa Anita’s fast main track Sunday morning in preparation for his three-year-old debut in the Grade II San Vicente Stakes at seven furlongs on Feb.15.“He worked great today,” said Doug O’Neill, who conditions the son of Uncle Mo for Paul and Zillah Reddam. “He went 48 and change (48.40), just cruising. As long as he stays injury-free and El Nino doesn’t come blasting through the door, we’re on for the Feb. 15 race.“His regular exercise rider, Johnny Garcia, was on him and he was all smiles.“Timing-wise, after the San Vicente, the Florida Derby would be perfect, because it would be five weeks out before the Big Dance (the Kentucky Derby on May 7). In an ideal world, it would be the San Vicente, the Florida Derby and the Kentucky Derby.” R&R IN STORE FOR MALIBU KING RUNHAPPYBreeders’ Cup Sprint winner and likely Eclipse Award winner as champion sprinter of 2105 Runhappy was in good shape Sunday morning after his smashing 3 ½-length victory in the Grade I Malibu Stakes Saturday.“He came out great,” said Jonathan “Finn” Green, consultant for deWaal Thoroughbreds, LLC, who accompanied trainer Laura Wohlers to Santa Anita for the Malibu.“I had my hand on his rib cage in the winner’s circle and it wasn’t even moving,” Green said. “By the time we got to the test barn, he was dry. He was great this morning.“I think the horse will leave Santa Anita Monday night to a farm in Texas. He’ll get some time off now with the Met Mile (June 11) on his agenda. We might get a prep race for him or we might train him into the Met Mile.” UNBEATEN NYQUIST DRILLS FOR SAN VICENTE‘CHROME’ WORKS FOR SAN PASQUAL STAKESRUNHAPPY IN GREAT SHAPE AFTER MALIBU ROMPLIVE RACING THIS WEDNESDAY AT SANTA ANITA SANTA ANITA HAS BLOCKBUSTER OPENING DAY THREE BAFFERTS COULD ENTER GRADE II SANTA YNEZBob Baffert could have three entered in next Saturday’s Grade II Santa Ynez Stakes for three-year-old fillies at 6 ½ furlongs: One Last Shot, Pretty Cool, and Treasuring.The Hall of Fame trainer, who has won the Santa Ynez three times, with Queen of Money (1997), Yearly Report (2004), and Indian Blessing (2008), has five of the 15 nominated to the Santa Ynez. LIVE RACING AT SANTA ANITA WEDNESDAY; DOLLAR DAY JAN. 1Santa Anita will offer a five-day racing week beginning this Wednesday, Dec. 30, through Sunday, Jan. 3. First post time throughout the week will be 12:30 p.m.Santa Anita will be dark Monday, Dec. 28, and Tuesday, Dec. 29. New Year’s Day, Santa Anita offers Dollar Day, with draft beer, hot dogs and sodas available for a buck apiece.CASSIDY EXPECTS IMPROVEMENT IN EDDIE LOGANJames Cassidy expects dramatic improvement from Mr Notorious when the French-bred colt runs in Thursday’s $75,000 Eddie Logan Stakes for two-year-olds at one mile on turf.“The distance is not a problem,” said Cassidy, who conditions Mr Notorious for principal owner Deron Pearson of Valencia, campaigning as DP Racing, LLC. “My owner told me I made a bad purchase,” Cassidy said with a laugh.Mr Notorious has not raced since Sept 5, when ninth of 11 by 16 ¼ lengths in his U.S. debut at Del Mar, but he has been working steadily for the Eddie Logan, named for the charismatic shoe shine man who was at Santa Anita when it opened Christmas Day 1934 and was on hand at the start of every meet hence until his death at the age of 98 on Jan. 31, 2009. FINISH LINES: Trainer Doug O’Neill on the 44,873 who attended Opening Day at Santa Anita, the largest crowd since 1994 when 46,904 were on hand: “Offer good racing, good weather, good marketing and good promotions and people will come out.” . . . Undefeated Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Songbird has the Grade II Las Virgenes on her schedule for her three-year-old debut on Feb. 6, but “everything would have to go right with the weather; we can’t miss anything,” Dan Ward, assistant to Jerry Hollendorfer, said Sunday, a day after Songbird worked three furlongs in 36.40, her first breeze since winning the Juvenile Fillies on Oct. 30 . . . Multiple stakes winner Salutos Amigos, prepping for the Midnight Lute Stakes next Saturday, worked four furlongs for David Jacobson Sunday in 50 flat . . . Citing illness, apprentice David C. Lopez took off his four scheduled mounts Sunday . . . Apprentice rider Brayan Pena, who has 25 career wins, will lose his seven-pound weight advantage when he reaches 40 victories, or on Oct. 16, whichever occurs later. If he reaches 40 by Oct. 16, he will lose two pounds on his weight edge, from seven pounds to five.last_img read more

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