Size doesn’t matter as much as you think, it’s what you do with it

first_imgDemand for new build homes in Rochedale has seen significantly smaller backyards in the area compared to neighbouring Eight Mile Plains. Image: Nearmap.com.auThe  Great Australian Dream of a home with a backyard is fast disappearing.New data shows the Aussie backyard is shrinking rapidly, with housing affordability and population pressure prompting the rise of “micro lots” across major capitals.In the past three years the median land lot size has shrunk from 458sq m (2014) to 428sq m and then 407sq m nationally, according to the Urban Development Institute of Australia.In Queensland, about 20 per cent of the development market was struggling to keep pace with demand for “more affordable product”, with size being traded for affordability, the UDIA State of the Land report found.“The median lot size continued its long-term decline to 471sq m, down from 485sq m in December 2015. The median lot size is now consistently below 500sq m. This size, however, is around 50sq m bigger than the median of most other states.”Nearmap chief executive Rob Newman sees a clear trend in his firm’s aerial imagery of how locations have changed over time, with freestanding homes now being built on blocks of less than 300sq m in some cases.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours ago“As Australia prepares for an impending population boom, strategic planning will be crucial to maintaining interconnected communities,” he said.Social demographer Mark McCrindle believes ever-shrinking proximity to neighbours might not be a bad thing for a society which has become increasingly disconnected on a personal level.“In a lot of ways, micro-lots are just a return to the older terrace housing style – urbanised densified living,” he said.“There are many other factors, besides affordability, driving people to smaller residences. One attraction is they are often found in walkable communities, with shops and public amenities very close by. These easily accessible public spaces can also make up for not having a backyard and result in a more interconnected and socially active community – a major drawcard for many Australian home buyers.”Much of the pressure was also coming off limited land availability. In 2010, just under 7000 lots were released with a median size of 623sq m. That grew to 12,252 lots, but with a median size of just 471sq m last year, the UDIA found – and even that is not enough to meet demand.“If the current housing forecasts are correct, and the traditional weighting to detached homes remains in place, South East Queensland would likely need 14,907 lots per year,” the report said. “Current lot release numbers, though at high levels, are significantly below this figure.”last_img read more

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LGUs commit to conserve, protect Visayan Sea

first_imgAccording to Aparri, the tasks oflocal governments in the fisheries management of the Visayan Sea are thefollowing: * ensure that local regulations andmanagement measures are consistent with the FMA policies and managementmeasures Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. of Iloilo signs a covenant committing to hasten the implementation of the “Management Framework for the Conservation, Protection and Restoration of the Visayan Sea” during a summit on the Visayan Sea yesterday, Nov. 28, 2019, in Jaro, Iloilo City. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN For this, a covenant signing was heldyesterday. It was participated by local officials from the provinces of Iloilo,Negros Occidental, Capiz, Masbate, and Cebu during the “Fisheries ManagementArea (FMA) 11 Governors Summit” at Eon Centennial Resort Hotel & Waterparkin Jaro district. * manage and implement regulations offisheries in municipal waters, as provide by law * submit a summary report to the FMAManagement Board on their compliance with the FMA policies and managementmeasures/PN (2) sustain livelihoods, both fisheryand non-fishery related, through enhanced capacities, and equitable access toavailable resources, and (3) establish efficient and effectivegovernance structure with improved fishery law compliance and enforcement thataddresses socio-economic security and ecological integrity (1) restore fishery resources andrehabilitate habitats of the Visayan Sea The Visayan Sea is a rich fishingground. Among those who attended the summityesterday and signed the covenant were Iloilo’s Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr.,Capiz’s Gov. Esteban Evan Contreras, environmentalist Atty. Antonio Oposa,former Negros Occidental governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., Western VisayasAssociate Graft Investigation Officer Evangeline Nuñal of the Office of theOmbudsman, BFAR Region 6 and Region 7 officials, Philippine National Police,representatives of governors from Cebu, Negros Occidental and Masbate, andothers stakeholders. Bureau of Fisheries and AquaticResources (BFAR) Region 6 spearheaded the summit. Regional Director Remia Aparrisaid the covenant had three priority goals: * as may be appropriate or needed,local governments in consultation with their respective Fisheries and AquaticResources Management  Councils will enactlocal ordinances based on FMA policies and management measures ILOILO City – Local government units(LGUs) in the Visayas vowed to hasten the implementation of the “ManagementFramework for the Conservation, Protection and Restoration of the Visayan Sea.” The Visayan Sea covers an area drawnthrough certain points and coastlines. These coastlines include from the mouthof the Danao River on the northeastern tip of Bantayan Island to Madridejos(Cebu) through the lighthouse on Gigantes Island (Iloilo), to Olotayan Islandand Culasi Point (Capiz); eastward along the northern coast of Capiz toBulacaue Point in Carles (Iloilo); southward along the eastern coast of Iloiloto the mouth of Talisay River; westward across the Guimaras Strait to TomontonPoint in Negros Occidental; eastward along the northern coast of Negros Islandand back to the mouth of Danao River in Escalante, Negros Occidental.last_img read more

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Negros Occ. records 2nd COVID-19 case

first_imgMangilimutan said the patient and hisfamily in Barangay Nato are now being quarantined. Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson confirmedthis, saying the male patient who is now in stable condition has a travelhistory to Iloilo. On April 5 to 6, symptoms appeared onthe patient with fever and loose bowel movement for two days.On April 5, his employer in Iloilo was reported to have been tested positive ofCOVID-19 and that on April 8, he was informed about the condition of hisemployers.The patient’s test result was released Monday after a swab sample was takenfrom him on April 12. BACOLOD City – A 43-year-old residentof La Castellana town is the latest confirmed case of coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19) in Negros Occidental. For his part, Vice Mayor El CidFamiliaran, chairman of the City Inter-agency Task Force against COVID-19, saidthe City Health Office has conducted contact tracing to the family in BarangayEstefania, where the patient temporarily stayed. According to La Castellana mayorRhumyla Mangilimutan, the patient arrived in the town on March 13 from Paviaand has been considered a person under monitoring. He went on home quarantinefrom March 13 until March 28 and felt no symptoms yet. He had close contact with hisemployers – a couple from Pavia, Iloilo – who were found to be positive for theviral disease. “Barangay Nato was placed underlockdown, while the border control points of La Castellana and its nearbylocalities are being secured and control by the law enforcers,” the mayor added. He added that based on the CHOinvestigation, the patient’s family has not experienced any symptoms until nowand they are in good condition.Todate, the province’s first COVID-19 case, a 41 year-old female, has recoveredand has already been discharged from the Teresita L. Jalandoni ProvincialHospital in Silay City on April 8./PNlast_img read more

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Burnley snap up Reid

first_imgBurnley have announced the signing of former Blackburn defender Steven Reid. Press Association The former Republic of Ireland international is the Clarets’ fifth signing since they secured promotion following the arrivals of Michael Kightly, Matt Gilks, Marvin Sordell and Matt Taylor at Turf Moor. Manager Sean Dyche told the club’s website, www.burnleyfootballclub.com: “Steven is a very strong-minded professional and he has had years in the Premier League so he has that bit of experience and know-how. “I know him personally from his younger days at Millwall and he was a very solid pro then and he still is now, perhaps a more rounded version of what he was then. “Along with Matty Taylor we want that experience in the building as well as the vibrancy in the team. “Both of those players played in some really awkward games for West Brom and West Ham respectively and hopefully that experience can rub off on others.” Reid began his professional career with Millwall before moving to Burnley’s east Lancashire rivals Blackburn in 2003. He spent seven years at Ewood Park but had brief loan spells at QPR and West Brom before making a permanent move to The Hawthorns in 2010. center_img The 33-year-old has signed a one-year deal with the Barclays Premier League newcomers. Reid was a free agent after being released by West Brom at the end of last season. last_img read more

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CWI confirms sacking of entire Women’s management team

first_img… Hendy Springer, Gus Logie named in interin set upST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – Cricket West Indies (CWI) has belatedly confirmed the sacking of the West Indies Women’s management team which oversaw the Caribbean side’s wretched campaign at the recent Women’s World Cup in England.In a release yesterday, CWI said it would be “setting up a new management support structure for the team” ahead of Sri Lanka Women’s tour of the Caribbean starting October 4.Recent media reports said head coach Vasbert Drakes, Ezra Moseley, Stuart Williams and operations manager Ann Browne-John had all been removed from their positions.Experienced Hendy Springer has been named as head coach and former West Indies head coach Gus Logie, as his assistant, in an interim management team.“The process will start with the search for a new head coach and an interim management team will be in place for the short term,” the release stated.It added: “CWI wishes to thank the previous management team for their time and contribution.”Physiotherapist Oba Gulston has been replaced by Ariane Mangar while fitness coordinator Hector Martinez-Charles has been replaced by Shayne Cooper.Gary Belle will take over from Trent Sargeant as data analyst.West Indies Women arrived at the June 24 to July 23 showpiece as one of the favourites but lost all their warm-up matches and then their first four in the preliminary round, to suffer an elimination.Their only two wins came against Sri Lanka and Pakistan – the two weakest teams in the tournament – as they finished sixth of the eight teams with five defeats to end on four points.In one match – against South Africa – the Windies Women were dismissed for 48, the lowest total at a Women’s World Cup in 24 years.An 18-member squad will be selected shortly for a camp, set to run from September 25 to October 4, from which the side to face Sri Lanka will be chosen.last_img read more

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Syracuse men’s basketball opponent preview: What to know about Miami

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 3, 2017 at 12:21 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman Syracuse’s season is quickly spiraling out of control, but the Orange (8-6, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) has a chance for its first conference win when Miami (11-2, 1-0) visits the Carrier Dome at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. The Hurricanes took care of N.C. State, 81-63, in their ACC opener, and come into the Dome having allowed 67 or fewer points in all but one game this season.Here’s everything you need to know about the matchup.All-time series: Syracuse leads, 16-7.Last time they played: The Orange has dropped its last two games with Miami, the most recent being a 64-51 result on Jan. 2, 2016 in Coral Gables, Florida. Then-No. 13 Miami only hit 3-of-25 3-pointers against an unranked SU team, but the Hurricanes made 17 more free throws and took 20 more foul shots than Syracuse. Malachi Richardson led the visitors with 20 points, and Tyler Roberson and Tyler Lydon each grabbed double-digit rebounds. Sheldon McClellan, who doesn’t return to this year’s Miami team, led the Hurricanes with 22 points in the win.The Miami report: Miami holds opponents to 29.7 percent from behind the arc, according to Kenpom.com, good for 27th in the country, and 41 percent from inside the arc, ranking 16th in the nation. The Hurricanes also come in at eighth nationally in Kenpom’s effective field goal percentage defensive rating.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJa’Quan Newton leads UM with 15.8 points per game, followed closely by Davon Reed’s 14.6 points per contest. Newton is the only player used on more than 24 percent of possessions while on the court, per Kenpom, and he’ll likely be the main focus for SU’s defense. He scored 14 points in the win against Syracuse last season. The Hurricanes also have two players shooting over 39 percent from deep, Reed (39.5 percent) and reserve Dejan Vasiljevic (40.7).How Syracuse beats the Hurricanes: It will take a lot these days for SU to pull off an upset, let alone win a game. But aside from fixing every possible aspect on the defensive side of the ball, Syracuse needs production from its point guards. Against Boston College, John Gillon and Frank Howard combined to shoot 3-of-16 from the field and missed all six 3s they took. SU is struggling to find the right lineup, and its two floor generals certainly aren’t helping that dilemma with subpar performances that push the Orange to the bottom of the ACC.Stat to know: 24.3 – Only 24.3 percent of Miami’s points come from behind the arc, 304th in the country according to Kenpom. The Hurricanes will inevitably try to penetrate the zone like most teams have been able to. It’s just a matter of how much Syracuse can plug the gaps.Player to watch: Davon Reed, guard, No. 5If there is a Hurricane that will hurt Syracuse from behind the arc, it’ll be Reed. He leads the team with 76 3-pointers attempted and his 39.5-percent mark is a team second-best. He’s the best 3-point shooter of Miami’s starters and shoots over 44 percent from the field. Reed averages the most minutes on the team with 33.3 and also shoots at an 80-percent clip from the charity stripe. Commentslast_img read more

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Madrid City Council Names sports Center After Wilfred Agbonavbare.

first_imgThe Madrid City Council yesterday approved the motion to name a Sports Center after former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Wilfred Agbonavbare.The motion moved by Councillor Paco Perez during Wednesday’s plenary session recommended renaming the Alberto Garcia Sports Center at Rua Reguera Tomateros  after the late Agbonavbare. Wilfred ‘Willy’ Agbonavbare who died on 27th January 2015 at the age of 48 is a cult hero in Vallecas haven played for Rayo Vallecano between 1990 and 1996.He was a member of the Super Eagles team that won the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia and also reached the round of 16 at the United States World Cup in the same year.RelatedWilfred Ndidi Rated Top Passer in the EPLDecember 1, 2018In “England”Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi Weds Longtime GirlfriendMay 18, 2019In “Lifestyle”Ndidi Set To feature Against Czech RepublicJune 3, 2018In “England”last_img read more

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Big Match Preview: Ghana v Senegal – form, team news, statistics

first_imgMatch: Ghana v SenegalVenue: Stade Oceane, Le Havre, FranceTime: 1945 GMT–Ghana and Senegal test each other’s strength in an international friendly at the Stade Oceane in Le Havre, France, on Saturday.Both teams are looking to freshen up their teams ahead of the next bout of qualifiers to the 2017 Afcon as well as Africa’s road to the 2018 Russia World Cup.The last time these teams were in action was at the 2015 Afcon earlier this year where the Black Stars, under the guidance of ex-Chelsea coach Avram Grant, ended up losing finalists. The Teranga Lions, however, failed to make it past the group stage. –After these contrasting fortunes at the beginning of the year, Ghana look to build on the short success of new coach Grant while Senegal return to rebuild under new manager and former national player Aliou Cisse.Grant, who has said he intends to build on by keeping about 70% of the Afcon squad, named a couple of new young players in his squad for Saturday’s clash as well as the game against Mali at the end of month.Former under-20 trio Seidu Salifu, Ebenezer Assifuah and Richmond Boakye-Yiadom are part of the updated squad of 22 players currently in camp. Assifuah, despite his fitness issues, has been made to remain in camp while Augsburg left-back Abdul Baba Rahman is ruled out with a toe injury together with Norway-based forward Mahatma Otoo.Grant chose to replace them with Boakye-Yiadom and David Accam who also just returned to fitness after a month’s injury at his MLS club Chicago Fire. Team captain Asamoah Gyan was not listed for the games due to a slight injury he is currently nursing at his club, Al Ain.–Senegal, despite their failed outing, defeated the Black Stars 2-1 in their last meeting at the group stages of the 2015 Afcon and so will not be pushovers for Grant’s side.Goals from Mame Biram Diouf and Moussa Sow saw the Teranga Lions stage a comeback win after falling behind to an Andre Ayew match opener. Besiktas striker Demba Ba makes a return to the team after his long troubles with former coach Alian Giresse and is expected to bring some experience and firepower as Cisse takes charge of his first official game.–Aliou Cisse will be looking to hand fresh bloods – FC Barcelona defender Diawandou Diagne Niang, midfielder Cheikh Ndoye, goalkeeper Abdoulaye Diallo and Fiorentina forward Babacar Khouma their debuts as he begins to shape up his team.Recent formGhana: W W W W L Senegal: W W W D LPrevious clashesJanuary 1968 Ghana 2-2 Senegal African Nations CupNovember 1968 Ghana 2-0 Senegal InternationalSeptember 1973 Ghana 3-2 Senegal African Nations Cup September 1973 Senegal 1-0 (3-5) Ghana African Nations CupMay 1982 Senegal 1-1 Ghana African Friendship CupAugust 1982 Ghana 2-2 Senegal Merdeka TournamentOctober 1991 Senegal 3-2 Ghana CEDEAO CupMarch 1994 Senegal 0-1 Ghana African Nations Cup August 2005 Ghana 0-0 Senegal InternationalJanuary 2006 Ghana 1-0 Senegal African Nations CupAugust 2007 Ghana 1-1 Senegal InternationalJanuary 2015 Ghana 1-2 Senegal African Nations Cup– SquadsGhana:Goalkeepers: Razak Braimah (Mirandes, Spain), Fatau Dauda (AshGold)Defenders: Harrison Afful (Esperance, Tunisia), John Boye (Erciyesspor, Turkey), Jonathan Mensah (Evian, France), Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester City, England), Gyimah Edwin (Mpumalanga Black Aces, South Africa), Daniel Amartey, (FC Copenhagen, Denmark)Midfielders: Rabiu Mohammed (Krasnodar, Russia), Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (Udinese, Italy), Afriyie Acquah (Sampdoria, Italy), Solomon Asante (T.P. Mazembe, DR Congo), Christian Atsu (Everton, England), Mubarak Wakaso (Celtic, Scotland), Andre Ayew (Olympique Marseille, France), Frank Acheampong (Anderlecht, Belgium), Seidu Salifu (Club Africaine, Tunisia)Forwards: Jordan Ayew (Lorient, France), Kwesi Appiah (Crystal Palace, England), Ebenezer Assifuah (FC Sion, Switzerland), Richmond Boakye-Yiadom (Atalanta, Italy), David Accam (Chicago Fire, U.S.A)Senegal:Goalkeepers: Bouna Coundoul, Abdoulaye Diallo, Lys Gomis, Pape Demba CamaraDefenders: Diawandou Diagne, Kara Mbodji, Lamine Sané, Papy Mison Djilobodji, Pape Ndiaye Souaré, Cheikh Mbengue, Boukary Dramé, Ibrahima Mbaye, Zarco Touré, Stéphane BadjiMidfielders: Cheikh Ndoye, Alfred Ndiaye, Cheikhou Kouyaté, Idrissa Gana Guèye, Pape Kouli Diop, Salif Sané, Salif SanéForwards: Dame Ndoye, Moussa Konaté, Moussa Sow, Demba Ba, Sadio Mané, Mame Biram Diouf, Babacar KhoumaGhana play Mali in Paris on Tuesday after this game.–Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmithlast_img read more

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Giannis Antetokounmpo dunks on Ben Simmons, calls him ‘baby;’ Simmons immediately dunks back

first_imgSimmons answered back seconds later not with a taunt, but with a put-back slam over the “Greek Freak.”Soooo Giannis dunks hard on Ben Simmons, calls him a “baby,” then 10 seconds later Ben comes up with the put-back slam right over Giannis’ head. Sixers win and I’ll take a seven-game playoff series between these two teams please. pic.twitter.com/yHqTxNst3m— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) March 17, 2019Things could get interesting if these two teams meet in the NBA playoffs. After Antetokounmpo backed Simmons under the basket and dunked right over him, he called the 76ers star a “baby,” according to multiple reports. Actually, the language was much saltier. He reportedly yelled, “He’s a baby. He’s a f—g baby!” Welcome to the NBA’s newest grudge match/rivalry, Giannis Antetokounmpo versus Ben Simmons.The 76ers beat the Bucks, 130-125 in Milwaukee on Sunday, but what everyone will be talking about were the two dunks exchanged by Antetokounmpo and Simmons late in the fourth quarter.last_img read more

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Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The one way street question

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (14) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -3 Vote up Vote down heartsheholler · 353 weeks ago how is this even news or a relevant question? Report Reply 3 replies · active 353 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down heartsheholler · 353 weeks ago how about an expose on the meth problem in Wellington and how to fix it or the incredible amount of thefts/criminal use of a financial card. Or even the fact that theres an alarming rate or dogs at large. That to me seems more like news than an irrelevant question. Report Reply 1 reply · active 353 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down heartsheholler · 353 weeks ago No! I mean like actual journalism. All the police notes are is a list you probably get from the Detention Facility or Sherriffs office and you just retype it on here. Give the readers something interesting to read that hits home. Report Reply 1 reply · active 353 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down guest · 353 weeks ago It is relevent news as im sure that there those in our community that have wondered why those are one-way streets. To make them two-way, the roads would need to be broadened or on-street parking would have to go away since both B and C streets are too narrow. Keep your comments classy, your representing our town and people from other areas read these too. Report Reply 0 replies · active 353 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Rollwithit · 353 weeks ago I think it is something to look into with broadening the streets just don’t know what the benefits would be of two way streets there. Is there some sort of report we can create involving accidents on specifically these roads? This might be a key player on the issue. Report Reply 0 replies · active 353 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down CrusaderCountry · 353 weeks ago Having lived on both A and B streets in the past, I can tell you there is no room to widen these streets. Many people who live on these streets have no driveways to park in and no room to put one on their property, so they must park in the street. This makes the street too narrow for two way traffic, which is why the streets were made one way in the first place. Unless changes to the streets are actually being seriously looked at by the city, I agree that this is not news. However, this is not a news site so much as it is a personal blog that the author uses to voice his opinions, so as such he is free to post as he chooses. Report Reply 2 replies · active 352 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down optimist · 352 weeks ago Why must you all be so negative?? Living on the one ways I believe it is news to me. If it doesn’t pertain to you than go on about your business. I believe they should be. It cuts down on traffic from the school zones. (2 schools on them) especially having children. I think it would be a good idea to put better signs up as there is someone going the wrong way several time a month or so. But sheesh people quit with the negative atgitudes Report Reply 0 replies · active 352 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Do you think B and C Street should be one-way streets in Wellington? Yes. No. I don’t care. View Results  Loading …last_img read more

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