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Category: uzgwhhwqhzdmxzen Moto E3 Power: Full specifications, top features, India price & everything you need to know

first_imgLenovo, which now owns Motorola, today launched Moto E3 Power smartphone in India. The phone belongs to a rare category of smartphones that still carry a removable battery. The Moto E3 Power shares its design language with Moto G4, yet follows E moniker’s decent hardware tradition and an affordable price tag. What is special about the latest Moto phones and how much it will cost you, here’s everything you need to know about it.Specifications Processor: The Moto E3 Power carries 1GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor.RAM: The phone comes with 2GB of RAM. Internal storage: Moto E3 Power packs in 16GB of internal storage, which is further expandable up to 32GB using a microSD card. Screen: 5-inch display with 720p resolution.Rear camera: The Moto E3 Power carries an 8-megapixel on the back.Front camera: It comes with a 5-megapixel camera up front. Software: The phone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow.Battery: Moto E3 Power has a removable 3,500 mAh battery.Special features– The Galaxy E3 Power is one of the few phones in the market that sport a removable battery.– The phone supports fast charging feature.– The Moto E3 Power has a water-repellent nano-coating that protects the phone from accidental spills, splashes or light rain.How to buy it: The Moto E3 Power will be available to buy from Flipkart exclusively from Sept 20.India price: The phone has been priced at Rs 7,999.last_img read more

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Category: uzgwhhwqhzdmxzen Ronaldo Back with Brace as Madrid Beats APOEL

first_imgAfter watching rival Lionel Messi score twice the night before, Cristiano Ronaldo did likewise for Real Madrid to open its bid for a third straight Champions League title with a 3-0 win over Cypriot club APOEL on Wednesday.Messi helped Barcelona beat Juventus by the same score on Tuesday.Harry Kane also chipped in two goals as Tottenham defeated Borussia Dortmund 3-1 at Wembley Stadium, while central defender John Stones surprised with two goals in Manchester City’s 4-0 away rout of Feyenoord.Leipzig drew 1-1 with Monaco on the German team’s debut in Europe’s premier competition.Here is a look at Wednesday’s games:___GROUP ELiverpool coach Juergen Klopp questioned officials after defender Joe Gomez was sent off in stoppage time of his side’s 2-2 draw with Sevilla at Anfield. But Klopp’s anger could have been directed at his players after they switched off at a throw-in and allowed Joaquin Correa to earn a point for the Spanish team.Sevilla took an early lead thanks to another defensive error, but Liverpool managed to lead at the break with goals from Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah.Firmino missed a chance to make it 3-1 from a penalty before Correa curled home his finish.Spartak Moscow drew 1-1 at Maribor, where the game was briefly held up after the referee narrowly escaped being hit by a flare.___GROUP FJohn Stones was an unlikely hero as Man City equaled its biggest win in the competition and spoiled Feyenoord’s return after 15 years.Stones, Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus scored in the first half as the visitors made a mockery of Feyenoord coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s decision to play a five-man defense with a display of display of swift-passing, attacking football. Stones doubled his tally in the 63rd for City to win 4-0.Goals from Taison and Facundo Ferreyra were enough for Shakhtar Donetsk to beat Napoli 2-1.___GROUP GOnly founded in 2009, Leipzig announced its arrival in the Champions League when Emil Forsberg scored the club’s first goal in the competition. But Youri Tielemans replied straight away for Monaco to claim a point in a 1-1 draw.Besiktas leads the group after a 3-1 win at Porto, which hadn’t conceded this season until Talisca, Cenk Tosun, and Ryan Babel all scored for the visitors at Estadio do Dragao.___GROUP HCristiano Ronaldo took his Champions League tally to 107 goals on his return as Real Madrid beat APOEL 3-0. It was the Portuguese’s first game since being suspended for shoving a referee in the Spanish Super Cup final last month.Sergio Ramos scored the third goal at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, where Madrid hasn’t lost a group-stage game in almost eight years.The Spanish powerhouse has won 12 of its last 13 Champions League home games.Dortmund’s return to Wembley, where it lost the 2013 final, was another unhappy one after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s would-be equalizer was ruled out despite TV replays showing the Gabon striker was onside.Kane’s brace gave Tottenham only its third victory in 13 matches in a decade at Wembley, its temporary home for the season while White Hart Lane is being redeveloped.The only setback for Tottenham in its 3-1 win was finishing with 10 men after Jan Vertonghen was sent off late for catching Mario Goetze in the face with a swinging arm.CIARAN FAHEY, Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Category: uzgwhhwqhzdmxzen Scars don’t bother me

first_img Next Prachi Sibal New Delhi May 2, 2019 ISSUE DATE: May 13, 2019UPDATED: May 2, 2019 22:33 IST Aishwarya Pissay is working toward being the first woman in the Dakar rally.YOUNG Aishwarya Pissay had no inkling that a below average performance in the twelfth grade would pave the way for a career that she had only imagined in her wildest dreams. Having grown up in a regular Indian family, she was expected to take the college-graduation-job route like her peers.YOUNG Aishwarya Pissay had no inkling that a below average performance in the twelfth grade would pave the way for a career that she had only imagined in her wildest dreams. Having grown up in a regular Indian family, she was expected to take the college-graduation-job route like her peers. She set out on a road trip with her seniors and incidentally they were biking. “I always admired my seniors, the women who rode bikes. But I was used to hearing women don’t ride motorcycles,” she says. Her interest in biking led her to apply for the then popular show, MTV Chase the Monsoons with a friend. “It was a bike trip that took me from the Rann of Kutch to Cherrapunji, and once it was over I knew I wanted to do a lot more of that,” she says.She returned to join the Apex Racing Academy in Coimbatore where she was the only woman training in professional track racing at the time. “The first time I was riding on the track, I realised that there was a lot I had to unlearn. Biking involves a lot of discipline,” she explains.In February 2016, at her first national professional race, Pissay finished a disappointing fourth but it left her determined to perform better going forward. This was followed by a road racing and a national rally win in the same year, a first for an Indian woman. She gained a sponsorship, went on to win more national titles in rally racing and there was no looking back. In 2017, Pissay had to choose between road racing or rally racing. “I enjoyed off-roading more since I was on a bike in the wilderness often for long periods. It is a lonely sport, but much more satisfying,” she explains.advertisementThis year, Pissay finished first at the Dubai Baja championship, third at the Portugal Baja and is gearing up for the forthcoming legs of the World Baja Championship in Spain and Hungary. She currently stands in the lead in the women’s category and in the second place in the Juniors category which includes both men and women. But these successes haven’t come easy. Last year, at the Spain Baja where she was the first Indian woman to ever participate, Pissay suffered an injury that left her with a ruptured pancreas. “My doctor said I wouldn’t be able to walk for six months. But, I was back on the track in that time. This championship has been a process of rehabilitation for me to get back on the track,” she explains.Despite major injuries, Pissay seems quite unfettered and is actively working towards bringing more women on the track. “I am only human and I’m scared when injuries happen. But people seem more concerned about scars and injuries with women. Scars don’t bother me,” she says. “Besides, injuries are a part of every athlete’s life,” she adds.Pissay dreams of being the first woman in the prestigious Dakar Rally and won’t stop short of that. In her own words, she lives a dream every day. “I play games on the Playstation and ride bikes for work, I couldn’t ask for more,” she says.You’ve reached your article limitSign in to keep reading India TodaySign inSign up NOW to get:Premium content on Aaj Tak HD ChannelUnrestricted access to India Today magazine contentGet 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. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byshweta keshri Tags :Follow Aishwarya Pissay Scars don’t bother meAishwarya Pissay, the first Indian woman to win five national bike titles, on the grit and gumption it takes to make a champion.advertisementlast_img read more

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Category: uzgwhhwqhzdmxzen Viktor Axelsen pulls out of World Championships 2019 due to back injury

first_img Asian News International New DelhiJuly 31, 2019UPDATED: July 31, 2019 18:12 IST Viktor Axelsen will miss the world championships (PBL Photo)HIGHLIGHTSViktor Axelsen has pulled out from World Championships, starting August 19Axelsen said he wanted to be realistic and listen to his body while taking the big callBadminton Denmark said they don’t want to take any risk with Axelsen’s heathDenmark’s badminton player, World number five, Viktor Axelsen on Wednesday pulled out of the BWF World Championships 2019 due to a back injury.The 2017 world champion has sustained a disc protrusion in the lower back, a precursor to a slipped disc. The injury is causing pain to Axelsen in the back and legs.Axelsen said he will be back as soon as possible. “One day at a time. Will be back as soon as possible thanks for your messages,” the Danish player tweeted.Axelsen expressed disappointment for not being able to take part in the World Championships. He added that he needs to be realistic and listen to his body and doctor’s advice.”I’m very sad and disappointed about the situation. The World Championships is the biggest event of the year and I had obviously been looking forward to playing. I’ve done everything I could to get ready for the World Championships, but I must also be realistic and listen to my body and to the doctors’ advice,” BWF quoted Axelsen as saying in a statement from Badminton Denmark.Axelsen suffered allergies that forced him to stay away from the European Games, held in June. He was ruled out of the Indonesia Open and the Japan Open due to back injury recently.Badminton Denmark in a statement said they do not want to take any chance with Axelsen’s health. They further said it is unfortunate for both the player and country as he was the medal candidate for Denmark.”Viktor is one of the world’s best badminton players and was the biggest medal candidate for Denmark for the upcoming World Championships. Therefore, it is of course very unfortunate for both him and Denmark that he will not play at the World Championships,” Badminton Denmark said.advertisementBadminton Denmark’s elite and sports director Jens Meibom updated on Axelsen’s health, saying both the player and medical staff struggled to make Axelsen fit for the World Championships but his injury has not healed.”We are taking no chances with the athlete’s health, no matter how big the championship is all about,” Meibom said.Also Read | Thailand Open: Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth progress; Sourabh Verma crashes outAlso See:For 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. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Viktor AxelsenFollow BWF World ChampionshipsFollow Badminton Viktor Axelsen pulls out of World Championships 2019 due to back injuryAxelsen suffered allergies that forced him to stay away from the European Games, held in June. He was ruled out of the Indonesia Open and the Japan Open due to back injury recently.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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Category: uzgwhhwqhzdmxzen Ontario teachers to lose licence if found guilty of sexual touching

first_imgTORONTO – Ontario teachers found guilty of sexually touching a student will now automatically lose their licence.The provincial government has amended the legislation that regulates teachers, broadening the scope of when their licenses must be revoked.Previously, the Ontario College of Teachers would only automatically revoke licences when members were found by the disciplinary committee to be guilty of certain types of sexual abuse: sexual intercourse, masturbation, and genital-to-genital, genital-to-anal, oral-to-genital, or oral-to-anal contact.It also automatically revokes their licenses when teachers engage in acts involving child pornography.Tuesday’s amendment adds “touching of a sexual nature of the student’s genitals, anus, breasts or buttocks” to that list.A statement from the Ministry of Education says the legislation aligns standards for teachers with those for health professionals.last_img read more

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Category: uzgwhhwqhzdmxzen French firm Dassault pulls out of fighterjet competition Sources

first_imgOTTAWA – The long effort to replace Canada’s aging fighter jets took another surprise twist on Tuesday, as multiple sources revealed that French fighter-jet maker Dassault is pulling out of the multibillion-dollar competition.The decision comes just over a week after the federal government published the military’s requirements for a replacement for Canada’s CF-18s as well as a draft process by which a winning supplier will be chosen.Dassault had repeatedly pitched its Rafale aircraft to Canada over the years as successive governments in Ottawa have wrestled with selecting a new fighter jet. Dassault’s pitch included significant promises, including that it would assemble the planes in Canada.But sources tell The Canadian Press that Dassault’s decision to withdraw was related to the fact France is not a member of the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing network, which counts the U.S., Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Canada as members. The five members have very specific requirements for how their equipment works together.The French government, which had been closely working with Dassault as the most recent iteration of Canada’s fighter-replacement program has inched along over the past year, was preparing to notify Ottawa of the company’s withdrawal.The move leaves four companies — U.S. aerospace giants Lockheed Martin and Boeing, European competitor Airbus and Swedish firm Saab — competing for the $19-billion contract to replace Canada’s 76 CF-18s with 88 new fighters.A contract isn’t expected to be awarded until 2021 or 2022, with delivery of the first new aircraft slated for 2025. In the meantime, the government is planning to upgrade its CF-18s and buy 25 used fighters from Australia as a stopgap.Dassault faced several significant challenges in meeting Canada’s requirements for a new fighter, said defence analyst David Perry of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, and while they weren’t insurmountable, they would have cost time and money.Those challenges included meeting those Five-Eyes intelligence-sharing requirements, which Perry said put Dassault at a distinct disadvantage in the competition when compared to Lockheed Martin, Boeing and, to a certain degree, Airbus.“For any of the non-American companies, solving the Five-Eyes interoperability issues is going to be challenging,” he said, noting that the U.S. in particular is very sensitive about data-sharing.“And it costs companies a lot of money to mount and pursue bids. So if they think at this point in time that it’s not a realistic prospect, then pulling out is pretty understandable.”That could explain why Dassault never established a strong presence in Canada during the many years when it was trying to sell the Rafale as a replacement for the CF-18, he added.The CF-18s are about 35 years old. Canada’s attempts to buy a new fighter jet have dragged on for nearly a decade after the previous Conservative government announced in 2010 that Canada would buy 65 F-35s without a competition, with the first to be delivered in 2015.But the Tories pushed the reset button in 2012 after the auditor general raised questions about the program and National Defence revealed the jets would cost $46 billion over their lifetimes.After campaigning on a promise not to buy the F-35s, the Trudeau Liberals announced in November 2016 they would take their time with a competition to replace the CF-18s, and buy 18 “interim” Boeing Super Hornets without a competition because Canada needed more fighter jets badly.But then Boeing’s trade dispute with Canadian rival Bombardier saw the Liberals scrap their plan to buy Super Hornets and instead begin talks to buy 18 used fighter jets from Australia. A contract for those used planes is expected in the coming weeks.The formal competition to replace the CF-18s is scheduled to begin next spring.last_img read more

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Category: uzgwhhwqhzdmxzen Crowd watches as backhoe rips into mangled plane after Halifax runway overrun

first_imgHALIFAX — Crews have begun tearing into the mangled Boeing 747 cargo jet that overshot a Halifax runway last week, as gawkers marvelled at the huge wreck — and how close the plane came to breaching the airport’s fence and overrunning a public road.Dozens of people watched late Sunday afternoon as a backhoe dug into the midsection of the fuselage, which buckled when the empty SkyLease Cargo plane overshot the runway at Halifax Stanfield International Airport on Wednesday.“It’s quite a sight — it’s awful close to the road. If it hadn’t stopped where it did, it would be right where we’re parking right now,” said Jayme Newcombe, who came from Milford, N.S., with her partner Jamie Fillmore to show the mangled aircraft to their three-year-old son, Riley, who is fascinated by planes.“They’re very lucky to walk away from that for sure. A few more feet and they would have gone through some telephone poles and it could have been worse for them. Very lucky to end it the way they did,” said Fillmore. The four crew members suffered minor injuries and the plane was badly damaged when it slid 210 metres off the end of Runway 14 on Wednesday. Federal investigators said it touched down in rainy conditions while being buffeted by a crosswind with a potential tailwind.“I’m glad for the crew that it held together, that it basically stayed in roughly one piece — although not in a real healthy way for the plane,” said Oscar Lopez of Halifax, one of the many who braved near-freezing temperatures for a look. “It’s something with that crack in the middle … it’s quite a sight.”Flight KKE 4854, which had arrived from Chicago just after 5 a.m. Wednesday after a two-and-a-half hour flight, was to be loaded with live lobster destined for China.As it skidded down a slight, grassy embankment, the plane hit a large localizer antenna, its landing gear collapsed, two of its four engines were torn off and there was a small fire under the tail section — caused by one of the severed engines.The Transportation Safety Board of Canada said Saturday that it had released the site, and planned to examine recovered components at its Ottawa lab.Investigators planned to download and analyze data from the cockpit voice and flight data recorders, the TSB said. They planned to talk to witnesses, review control tower audio and radar data, and investigate weather and runway surface conditions as well as records for the aircraft and its pilots.It also said it would “examine the terrain at the end of the runway at Halifax/Stanfield Airport to determine what role it played in aircraft damage.”On Monday, Theresa Rath Spicer, director of public affairs, marketing and customer relations for the Halifax Stanfield International Airport, said the backhoe was used to prepare for the dismantling and removal of the aircraft.“First and foremost, safety and the environment remain our top priorities, and with respect to that, we are continuing to work to mitigate the environmental concerns caused by the fuel leak,” she said.“We’ve engaged an environmental consultant very early on in this process, and we’re working in concert with them as we monitor the situation on a 24/7 basis.”Rath Spicer said the impact of the fuel leak — classified by the TSB as “minimal” — has been contained to the immediate site area, and arrangements will be made to remove the impacted soil as soon as possible.She said the next step is to remove the fuel from the aircraft before dismantling the aircraft itself. The process is expected to take a number of days.She added that operations for the airport went back to normal on Friday.“We did see some delays, cancellations and even some early arriving flights on Saturday with the inclement weather, but we are pleased to report that at this time, our operation has normalized,” she said.Late Sunday afternoon, the massive plane remained within a few dozen metres of the fence as crews worked around it.The operator of a large backhoe would rip at the plane’s mid-section, get out to take a look, and then take another swipe. A smaller backhoe picked up nearby debris, including what appeared to be pieces of airport ground equipment, as people with rakes filled up drums with debris.“By the looks of the terrain at the end of the runway there, they must have had a real bumpy ride there, that last bit,” said Carl Gates, who drove from Dartmouth for a look with his wife, Lorraine. “It’s going to take quite a bit to get it out of there,” said Lorraine Gates.Jordan Reimer drove to the airport from the Annapolis Valley to have a look at the wreck with some friends. He said he had recently damaged his own light aircraft in a windstorm, and sympathized with the pilot.“A fun thing to see — it’s huge. Was worth the drive all the way out here, definitely,” he said. “I just feel really bad for the pilot. He did not have a good day.”Rob Roberts, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Category: uzgwhhwqhzdmxzen Air Arabia Maroc to Launch Two NaplesCasablanca Weekly Flights

Rome  –  Low cost airline, Air Arabia Maroc, announced that it will be operating two weekly flights linking Casablanca to Naples as of March 30.The launch of this air route aims at meeting the growing demand by Italian tourists and the Moroccans living in Italy, the airline said.Air Arabia Maroc was established in April 2009, has its main hub in Casablanca Mohammed V Airport where it links to several airports in Morocco, Spain, Portugal and Italy.

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Category: uzgwhhwqhzdmxzen Tech firm VMware faces DACA discrimination lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO — A participant in the federal program shielding young immigrants from deportation is suing a Silicon Valley company, saying she was denied a job she was qualified for despite being authorized to work in the U.S.The Mexican American Legal Defence and Education Fund sued VMware in federal court in California on Tuesday, saying the software company violated the Civil Rights Act when it denied Sandy Vasquez a job.VMware, according to the lawsuit, refuses to hire people authorized to work in the U.S. unless they are citizens, permanent residents or have a “transferrable visa” such as a visa given to highly skilled workers. Vasquez and others enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program do not fall into these categories.Palo Alto, California-based VMware had no immediate comment.The Associated Press read more

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Category: uzgwhhwqhzdmxzen UNbacked civil society forum urges action on Middle East peace

Sounding a strong collective call to action, a broad cross-section of civil society gathered in Pretoria for a United Nations-backed Public Forum in Support of Israeli-Palestinian Peace stressed the urgent need to press for the immediate resumption of the political dialogue between the two sides, and for renewed efforts to keep talks focused on ending the occupation and alleviating the suffering of the Palestinian people.The day-long Forum, convened by the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, featured academics, activists, writers, former-government negotiators and civil society experts on the situation in the Middle East. Opening the Forum, which was held at the University of Pretoria, Committee Chairman Paul Badji said that a resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict would be impossible without informing and mobilizing public opinion, and civil society organizations, including the media, were at the forefront of that effort.Their non-violent actions, bringing together Palestinian, Israeli and international activists, “is the best example of fighting for peace by peaceful means,” he said, urging civil society actors to intensify efforts, in their respective fields, to alleviate hardships of Palestinians, mobilize national and global public opinion and engage their respective national decision-makers to support efforts aimed at a peaceful solution of the conflict. The Forum followed the UN African Meeting on the Question of Palestine, which had devoted a large portion of its work to finding new and creative ways to mobilize civil society – in Africa and beyond – to generate greater awareness of the Palestinian struggle.That meeting “wholeheartedly welcomed” the increased international efforts to achieve a viable peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, seeing in those efforts the world community’s renewed determination to bring a close to the decades-old conflict.Participants were encouraged by recent positive political developments on the ground, chiefly the formation of the new Palestinian National Unity Government, the regular meetings that had begun to take place between President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, the revival of the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative and the League of Arab States’ decision to establish working groups tasked with engaging international partners in that regard and efforts by the diplomatic Quartet to broaden the scope of its work by engaging regional actors.At the same time, the participants, who included UN and other diplomats, world renowned experts on the situation in the Middle East, parliamentarians and members of the academic community and civil society, expressed “great concern” at the deepening economic and humanitarian crisis in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Those hardships, in their view, were a direct consequence of the continuing occupation, further compounded by the withholding of direct donor assistance to the Palestinian Authority. 11 May 2007Sounding a strong collective call to action, a broad cross-section of civil society gathered in Pretoria for a United Nations-backed Public Forum in Support of Israeli-Palestinian Peace stressed the urgent need to press for the immediate resumption of the political dialogue between the two sides, and for renewed efforts to keep talks focused on ending the occupation and alleviating the suffering of the Palestinian people. read more

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Category: uzgwhhwqhzdmxzen UK affirms need for foreign judges in Lankan probe

Writing to the UK MPs in the All Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils and on Sri Lanka, Swire said that the resolution has a clear call for Sri Lanka to reform its domestic law to ensure that it can effectively implement its own commitments, including by allowing for the trial and punishment of those most responsible for violations and abuses of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law and requests continued international assessment of Sri Lanka’s progress through the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the UNHRC. The British Government has affirmed the need for foreign judges in Sri Lanka’s domestic accountability process to ensure its credibility.UK Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth office Hugo Swire, in a letter to a group of British Parliamentarians, said that the resolution adopted recently at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) notes the importance of the participation of Commonwealth and other foreign judges and defence lawyers in Sri Lanka’s judicial accountability process. Swire says he is proud that the United Kingdom played a leading role, both in this and in previous UNHRC sessions, to achieve this outcome. He is also pleased with the positive response the resolution has received from the large majority of civil society and political groups, both in Sri Lanka and in the UK.The UK Minister says the ball is now firmly in Sri Lanka’s court and UK wants Sri Lanka to credibly implement the commitments it has signed up to and to take forward the recommendations in the OHCHR report.This he says will take both time and expertise and it is incumbent on the international community to assist Sri Lanka where help is required. He recalled that in January this year he addressed the All Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils after his visit to Sri Lanka and had said that he had taken away from his visit a strong sense that the country had turned a corner. He said that since then, the positive trajectory in the country has continued, culminating in the historic co-sponsorship by Sri Lanka of the UNHRC resolution.“From a position of firm opposition to previous resolutions under the former government, Sri Lanka has engaged constructively under the new government. I strongly welcome this approach and the resolution itself, which takes forward a number of the key recommendations made by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in the report of its investigation on Sri Lanka,” Swire said in the letter. Swire thanked the members the All Party Parliamentary Group for their continued interest in Sri Lanka and in Tamil issues and looks forward to further constructive engagement with the Group as the UK works work with Sri Lanka to address the issues of the past, to deliver a lasting peace for all its people, and to build mutual prosperity. (Colombo Gazette) “I look forward to the UK playing its full part as a new period in Sri Lanka’s history unfolds,” he added. read more

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Category: uzgwhhwqhzdmxzen The Dodgers Dominated Like Few Pennant Winners In Recent History

2014KCRANA34.13BAL45.8379.95-2.95 2005CHWBOS34.15ANA55.89810.03-2.03 YEARTEAMOPP.GMSEXP. GMSOPP.GMSEXP. GMSGMSEXP. GMSDIFF 101995Atlanta Braves4624+22 101995Cleveland Indians4018+22 Top pennant winners by run differential1995-2017 Includes Division Series and League Championship Series; wild card games not included.Source: Retrosheet 42005Chicago White Sox4720+27 2012DETOAK54.13NYY45.8399.96-0.96 62009Philadelphia Phillies5531+24 RUNS 2006DETNYY44.14OAK45.88810.01-2.01 21996Atlanta Braves5423+31 RKYEARTEAMSCOREDALLOWEDDIFFERENTIAL 12007Boston Red Sox7036+34 72002Anaheim Angels6037+23 Between these two measures, the Dodgers’ 2017 postseason run has to be on the short list for most dominant in modern history. It’s no guarantee they’ll win the Fall Classic, of course — among the eight teams above them on either list, only the 2007 Red Sox, 2005 White Sox and 1999 Yankees ended up actually winning the World Series. But for now, the Dodgers can celebrate their National League pennant in style. Which pennant winners cruised through the fieldLeague winners who took the fewest games in the Division Series and Championship Series relative to expected, 1995-2017 LDSLCSTOTAL 42010Texas Rangers5932+27 Expected games is determined by how long it would take the average playoff team to eliminate the team’s LDS and LCS opponents.Source: Baseball-Reference.com 2016CLEBOS34.16TOR55.88810.03-2.03 1995ATLCOL44.07CIN45.8789.94-1.94 72008Tampa Bay Rays6441+23 1999NYYTEX34.10BOS55.8889.98-1.98 72009New York Yankees4825+23 2007COLPHI34.11ARI45.6679.77-2.77 2017LADARI34.11CHC55.8789.98-1.98 32017Los Angeles Dodgers4819+29 2009NYYMIN34.11ANA65.93910.03-1.03 When the Los Angeles Dodgers open up the World Series next week against either the New York Yankees or Houston Astros, they’ll be in the midst of one of the hottest playoff runs by a league champion in recent memory. They smoked the Arizona Diamondbacks and the defending-champion Chicago Cubs by a combined 48-19 margin, giving them the third-best run differential in the division and championship series1So, excluding the wild card game. of any pennant winner since MLB expanded its playoff structure in 1995: And the way the Dodgers blew away the National League field was especially impressive. They swept Arizona in three games, then won the first three games of the NLCS over Chicago, ultimately finishing the Cubs off in five. In other words, they needed only eight games to reach the World Series — that’s nearly two fewer than we’d have expected from a typical pennant winner against LA’s opponents, based on their Elo ratings:2To compute this, I used Elo to generate the probability of the average pennant winner winning each game of a series against a team’s opponents. Using those numbers and a little math, we can calculate how often we’d expect those series to end in a given number of games. read more

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Category: uzgwhhwqhzdmxzen Jihadi Jack Isis fighter stripped of British citizenship by Home Office

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “I’m not going to say I’m innocent. I’m not innocent. I deserve what comes to me. But I just want it to be… appropriate… not just haphazard, freestyle punishment in Syria,” he told the broadcaster.Struggling with obsessive compulsive disorder and Tourette’s when he was at school, Jack converted to Islam at the age of 16.  John Letts and Sally Lane, the parents of a Muslim convert dubbed Jihadi Jack The decision is understood to have angered officials in Ottawa, prompting fears of a row between Canadian PM Justin Trudeau and Boris Johnson when they meet at the G7 summit in France next weekend.Letts, who travelled to the Middle East in 2014, is now among more than 120 dual nationals who have been stripped of their British citizenship since 2016, including Isis bride Shamima Begum.Ms Begum was one of three girls from Bethnal Green, east London, who left the UK aged just 15 in February 2015 and travelled to Syria to join Islamic State. It was thought Ms Begum may have a claim in Bangladesh because of her family background, something Bangladeshi officials denied. The Isis fighter known as Jihadi Jack has been stripped of his British citizenship, prompting a diplomatic row between the UK and Canada, it has been reported.  Muslim convert Jack Letts, 24, who had held dual UK and Canadian citizenship, declared he was an “enemy of Britain” after travelling from Oxfordshire to Syria at the age of 18 to join the terror group.He has begged to be allowed to return to the UK, insisting he had “no intention” of killing Britons, after he was captured by Kurdish forces in 2017. The Home Office has now stripped Letts of British citizenship, meaning he is the responsibility of the Canadian government, The Mail on Sunday said.It was reportedly one of the last actions of Theresa May’s administration.  John Letts and Sally Lane, the parents of a Muslim convert dubbed Jihadi JackCredit:PA Show more The move can only be made against people with two passports, because international law prevents the Government from making anyone “stateless”. It will come as a blow to Lett’s parents, Sally Lane and John Letts, who were found guilty at the Old Bailey in June of funding terrorism and given 12-month sentences suspended for 15 months.In an interview after their conviction, they said: “Jack is still a British citizen and we have pleaded with the Government to help us to bring him to safety, even if that meant that he might be prosecuted in the UK.”A Home Office spokesman said: “This power is one way we can counter the terrorist threat posed by some of the most dangerous individuals and keep our country safe.”In an interview with ITV earlier this year, Letts said he felt British and that he wanted to return to the UK, but admitted he did not think that would be likely. He used to attend the Bengali mosque in Cowley Road, Oxford, before he came into contact with men with a more radical ideology.Jack has previously admitted he was at one time prepared to carry out a suicide attack, telling the BBC: “I used to want to at one point, believe it or not. Not a vest. I wanted to do it in a car. I said if there’s a chance, I will do it.”He also said in the interview, which took place in October last year but was not broadcast until after his parents’ trial had ended, that he realised he had been “an enemy of Britain” but added that he had made “a big mistake”. read more

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Category: uzgwhhwqhzdmxzen Martin ONeill to talk with McClean over poppy row

first_imgMartin O’Neill has revealed he will have talks with winger James McClean over his decision not to wear a Remembrance Day poppy as he could be targetted by Northern Ireland fans.McClean initially represented Northern Ireland at the U21 level before he decided to play for the Republic of Ireland. The winger could feature in Thursday’s fixture between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.The 29-year-old’s decision not to wear the Remembrance Day poppy will be an issue on Thursday, and Republic of Ireland manager  Martin O’Neill says he will speak to him.“James had an illness in the family yesterday, so I wasn’t able to get a chance to speak to him. He has just come in this morning, although he trained this morning, and I will speak to him over the next 24 hours,” O’Neill told Sky Sports.Emile Heskey, LiverpoolReport: Former Liverpool striker Heskey reveals all George Patchias – September 10, 2019 Former Liverpool striker Emile Heskey reveals all in his new book.In Heskey’s new book “Even Heskey Scored,” serialised in the Guardian, the player talks,…“Naturally, I’m hoping that it won’t be an issue, but I don’t know.“James is well fit to handle himself, as people know,” O’Neill added. “James made his points clear on the poppy situation three or four years ago when he was at Wigan.“He gave a statement and he tried to be as respectful as he could in that statement, and I think he needs to be respected for his decision.“The part of Ireland he was brought up in, it’s close to home for him and he has his opinions on it and we’re in a world nowadays where people should respect people’s opinions.”last_img read more

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Category: uzgwhhwqhzdmxzen ASAWISHH Participates in Farmer Field Day in Pakistan

first_imgNetting and viewing of Rohu fish fed soy-based floating fish feed.The American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (ASA/WISHH) program recently participated in a Farmer Field Day in Pakistan through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded FEEDing Pakistan project, now in its third phase. The Field Day, organized by AMG Fish Feed, was attended by more than 100 participants including fish farmers, fisheries department officials, fish traders and investors. ASA/WISHH Country Representative RSN Janjua spoke about the value of soy-based floating feed during the event.AMG Fish Feed started business in 2015, and is now the second company in Pakistan producing soy-based floating feed.  The owner of AMG Fish Feed attended an ASA/WISHH FEEDing Pakistan Farmer Field Day in 2012 where he was first convinced of the value of soy-based floating feed. ASA/WISHH provided technical assistance to the company last year and will continue to support its efforts to produce soy-based floating feed.last_img read more

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Category: uzgwhhwqhzdmxzen Maná Honored By An Array Of Latin American Talent At Latin GRAMMY

first_img Jorge DrexlerPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Complete Winners List Jorge DrexlerPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images Facebook ManáPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images for LARAS Which Artist Performance Are You Pumped For? Mexico’s GRAMMY-winning band was honored with performances from Gilberto Santa Rosa, Pepe Aguilar, La Marisoul and moreJennifer VelezGRAMMYs Nov 15, 2018 – 2:04 pm Musical stars from all over Latin America came together on the night before the 19th Latin GRAMMY Awards to honor superstar Mexican pop/rock group Maná, as this year’s Latin GRAMMY Person Of The Year. 2018 Latin GRAMMYs 19 Things You Didn’t Know About The Latin GRAMMYs Luis Miguel Wins Album Of The Year Latin GRAMMY Will Smith, Marc Anthony, and Bad BunnyPhoto: Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images Karol G Wins Best New Artist At 2018 Latin GRAMMYs Prev Next ManáPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images for LARAS Why Rosalía Is A Rising Global Pop Star RosalíaPhoto: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for LARAS Vicente García Photo: Mindy Small/FilmMagic/Getty Images Jorge Drexler Wins Song Of The Year Latin GRAMMY Relive The 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Will Smith, Marc Anthony, and Bad BunnyPhoto: Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images Puerto Rican salsa singer Gilberto Santa Rosa, alongside pianist Arthur Hanlon, performed a salsa version of Manás hit, “Bendita Tu Luz.” Mariachi music superstar Pepe Aguilar performed a special rendition of “Mariposa Traicionera” with renowned group Mariachi Sol de México de José Hernández. Spanish rock star Enrique Bunbury covered “Vivir Sin Aire.”Other performances included José María Cano and Dani Cano, Iza Real and Piso 21, Vetusta Morla, Beatriz Luengo, Beatriz Luengo, La Marisoul and Orianthi, and Pablo Alborán. Twitter Karol G Wins Best New Artist At 2018 Latin GRAMMYs Maná Honored By An Array Of Latin American Talent Who Will Win Best New Artist At The Latin GRAMMYs? Luis MiguelPhoto: Omar Vega/Getty Images ManáPhoto: Kevin Winter/WireImage RosalíaPhoto: Photo by Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto/Getty Images Rosalía Thanks Women During Latin GRAMMY Win Why Rosalía Is A Rising Global Pop Star 19 Things You Didn’t Know About The Latin GRAMMYs Vicente García Photo: Mindy Small/FilmMagic/Getty Images Karol G Wins Best New Artist At 2018 Latin GRAMMYs Luis Miguel Wins Album Of The Year Latin GRAMMY Maná Honored By An Array Of Latin American Talent Which Artist Performance Are You Pumped For? Why Rosalía Is A Rising Global Pop Star ManáPhoto: Kevin Winter/WireImage Maná have become some of Latin America’s greatest songwriters and musicians with a musical career that began in the 1980s. Inspired by rock groups of the U.S. and Europe, the band was among a group of Mexican musicians to begin writing the history that is now known as Mexico’s rock scene. Since then, the band has created music that fuses rock, pop and Latin rhythms, transcending Mexico and into the world.”We are very happy to see so many people here and to hear these super amazing covers that we weren’t expecting, at times we didn’t know what song was going to be performed and where it would end,” lead singer Olvera said at the celebration. The GRAMMY-winning band closed off the night with a performance of two of their well-known songs “Labios Compartidos” and “Clavado En Un Bar.” Tune in to the 19th Latin GRAMMY Awards to catch another performance of the legendary band.The Complete Latin GRAMMY Awards Viewer’s Guide RosalíaPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Complete Winners Listcenter_img 19 Things You Didn’t Know About The Latin GRAMMYs ManáPhoto: Kevin Winter/WireImage Which Artist Performance Are You Pumped For? Luis MiguelPhoto: Omar Vega/Getty Images Mon Laferte at the 18th Latin Grammy AwardsPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Mon Laferte at the 18th Latin Grammy AwardsPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images RosalíaPhoto: Photo by Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto/Getty Images Lights resembling the night sky lit up around an image of Fher Olvera, Alex González, Sergio Vallín and Juan Calleros—the members of Maná—on stage as actor Jaime Camil and Argentine singer Soledad Pastorutti hosted the spectacular night filled with talent that included tributes of the group’s biggest hits and most touching songs by some of Latin music’ biggest rising and established stars. The celebration began with an interpretation of “Adicto A Tu Amor,” one of the group’s most seductive songs, by Draco Rosa and violinist Ara Malikian.The night continued as Colombia’s Sebastian Yatra took the stage to honor the group with his version of “No Ha Parado De Llover,” a sad song about losing a lover without knowing why. Group Monsieur Periné—also from Colombia—lightened the mood with their take of  the upbeat, energetic rock tune “Oye Mi Amor,” one of the band’s most iconic songs from earlier in their career, from 1992’s ¿Dónde Jugarán los Niños? RosalíaPhoto: Photo by Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto/Getty Images Relive The 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Will Smith, Marc Anthony, and Bad BunnyPhoto: Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images Karol GPhoto: Sam Wasson/Getty Images Read more Rosalía Thanks Women During Latin GRAMMY Win Maná Honored By An Array Of Latin American Talent man%C3%A1-honored-array-latin-american-talent-latin-grammy-person-year-celebration Maná Honored By An Array Of Latin American Talent Luis Miguel Wins Album Of The Year Latin GRAMMY RosalíaPhoto: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for LARAS Jorge Drexler Wins Song Of The Year Latin GRAMMY Rosalía Thanks Women During Latin GRAMMY Win RosalíaPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images News Jorge DrexlerPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images RosalíaPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images Email Who Will Win Best New Artist At The Latin GRAMMYs? Relive The 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards ManáPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images for LARAS 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Complete Winners List NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Nov 15, 2018 – 5:47 pm Maná Honored At 2018 Person Of The Year Jorge Drexler Wins Song Of The Year Latin GRAMMY Karol GPhoto: Sam Wasson/Getty Images Karol GPhoto: Sam Wasson/Getty Images Maná Honored By An Array Of Latin American Talent At Latin GRAMMY Person Of The Year Celebration Vicente García Photo: Mindy Small/FilmMagic/Getty Images Luis MiguelPhoto: Omar Vega/Getty Images RosalíaPhoto: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for LARAS Mon Laferte at the 18th Latin Grammy AwardsPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Who Will Win Best New Artist At The Latin GRAMMYs?last_img read more

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Category: uzgwhhwqhzdmxzen Primary school jampacked

first_imgHussaini Alam: The scene depicts sorry state of affairs in government schools. On Government Degree College for Women, Hussaini Alam, a total of two colleges and three schools are being run under one roof. This includes Government Boys Primary School, Beroon Fateh Darwaza, and Government Boys Primary School Doodh Bowli-2.Though the building appears quite spacious from outside with a playground at the very entrance, the inner structure of building has little to boast of. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us While a large portion is occupied by degree, junior college and high school sections, the remaining two primary sections get raw deal in allocation of space. One primary section is being run in just a single classroom with a strength of more than 60 students, while another primary section was pushed into a corner of verandah. As a stark example of ‘one size fits for all,’ the Government Boys Primary School, Beroon Fateh Darwaza, is being run in just a single room. It is a whole school running under a single roof. Here, the students of three standards i.e. 3rd 4th and 5th are being taught together at the same time in the same classroom. One could understand the situation of another primary school which lies in a corner of verandah. Also Read – GHMC distributes saplings to KV students Advertise With Us “Out of 63 enrolled students, barely 30 to 40 are attending the school. Due to crunch of space, local parents are not sending their wards to the school and there are increasing dropouts day by day. Only parents below poverty line, living near the school, are sending their children,” said a teacher on condition of anonymity. “Without ascertaining the feasibility and implications of moving the state-run schools into government’s own buildings, the authorities are moving them one by one, resulting in chocking the space and making it difficult for them to operate properly. Will the parents send their children to school chocking in space and running in congested school rooms?” questioned Mohammed Imam Tahseen, a social worker. Advertise With Us “Given the prevailing conditions, it is impossible to encourage local people to send their children to the school when children of different standards are being taught in just single room. Observing the pathetic situation quite for a long time, I have written a letter to the DEO Hyderabad last month informing him about the prevailing situation in the school and the response is awaited,” Tahseen added.last_img read more

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Category: uzgwhhwqhzdmxzen Altoid Raspberry Pi Handheld Plays Games Instead of Holding Mints

first_img The Raspberry Pi is one of our favorite pieces of tech because it’s just so versatile. Not only can you use the little board to teach children the joys of computing but you can also mod it into all sorts of cool devices. Heck, it’s still our recommended retro gaming box if you don’t want to bother tracking down a S/NES Classic Edition.Want to see how tasty these mods can get? Here’s a cool new Raspberry Pi-powered gaming gadget that turns a mint box into a full-fledged video game handheld. Check out the MintyPi.As you can see, the MintyPi packs a Raspberry Pi into an Altoids mint tin along with some basic controls so you can emulate and play classic games. Created by DIY YouTuber Sudomod, the project started as a joke before evolving into something actually pretty cool. Seeing Sudomod load up Donkey Kong Country on the pocket-sized handheld makes us lust for an official Game Boy Classic (that isn’t the size of a human being).This is actually MintyPi 2.0. The original proof of concept, while functional, was so flimsy it wasn’t that much fun to actually use. This new version, along with having better wireless, display, audio, and computing components, is just way more sturdy and comfortable. The D-pad, four face buttons, and two shoulder buttons come from a Nintendo DS while the inner case and hinge are 3D-printed. Sudomod even made pieces in different colors to make MintyPis matching every Altoids flavor.Because this is a DIY project, anyone with the parts and know-how could make their own MintyPi. Sudomod will make 3D printing files available alongside a guide for constructing the device. But you’ll have to buy your own Raspberry Pi, and your own mints, too. Keep your breath fresh while self-made gaming on the go.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target Lyra Is a Handheld Gaming System Powered by a Raspberry PiRaspberry Pi Used to Steal 500 MB of NASA Data last_img read more

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Category: uzgwhhwqhzdmxzen Thank god its foody friday

first_imgThe city of joys’ very own TGI Fridays; known for its innovation in food and beverages has come up with a wide range of new food offerings. Guests can now come and enjoy some of the finest creations in the art of food from a range of appetizers, salads, sandwich, pastas and entrees.Two exciting flavours of chicken wings are on offer, spicy bloody mary wings that are tossed with spicy vodka bloody mary sauce or try the sweet and spicy kung pao wings. What’s even more exciting is that the guest can now opt for boneless wings. Guests can also choose from an array of items like crispy pork belly tostadas loaded with melted cheese. Chimichurri chicken skewers – fire grilled to perfection. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfFor the main course, pork lovers must try the crispy braised glazed pork belly that’s fork tender on the inside, and flavorful parmesan crusted chicken are sure to suit any palette. Two amazing burger options, wingsman burger with blackened lamb patty topped off with frank’s red hot chicken wings. The Hangover Burger is a sure cure for the hangover with fried egg – sunny side up, a tasteful and visual delight. Also added to the menu are Italian delights like Quattro Formaggi Pizza, bursting with flavours for four cheeses – mozarella, cheddar, jack and parmesan. Or better still dig into Red Pepper Mushroom and Penne Pasta made in creamy roasted red pepper sauce. Enjoy your meal with one of the newly introduced Blackberry LIIT or the Ultimate Pomegranate Margarita. More new drinks on the menu include Tennessee Peach, London Smash, Dirty Martini, Botanical Punch, Strawberry Lynchburg Lemonade. Ending on a sweet note, with Apple Cinnamon Cheesecake that’s served with apple butter sauce and is a not-to-be-missed item from the menu.last_img read more

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Category: uzgwhhwqhzdmxzen Its bullock cart of BJP vs ericks of Trinamool

first_imgKolkata: Lok Sabha candidates in West Bengal’s Birbhum district are seeking to exploit all modes of transport to attract attention. While one candidate chose bullock cart, another decided to drive an e-rickshaw. Actor-turned-politician Satabdi Roy, seeking to retain the Birbhum Lok Sabha seat she had won for the Trinamool Congress in 2009 and 2014, was seen riding an e-rickshaw all by herself while campaigning in villages of the Rampurhaat locality. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata Roy, clad in a pink saree and donning sunglasses, also participated in a tribal dance with the women folk of the locality. Not to be outdone, her Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rival Dudh Kumar Mondal rode a bullock cart to interact with the people of another Panchayat area. The Birbhum constituency will go to polls on April 29 in the fourth of the seven-phased Lok Sabha election in the state.last_img read more

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