first_img +1 December 5, 2013 Published by daniel Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Pocket Doctoral Fellowships in Economics and Business, Berlin Share 0 Reddit Full Paid Joint PhD Program in Economics and Finance, Milano Tweetcenter_img ← Sony World Photography Open Competition LinkedIn 0 Deadline: 19 December 2013Open to:  applicants with a Master’s degree in Mathematics for Economics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, EconometricsScholarship: three-year grant for about €13,600 gross per year plus tuition feesDescriptionThe Università Cattolica di Milano and the Università di Milano – Bicocca offer a joint Ph.D. Program in Economics. This program draws on the experience not only of the “Graduate Program in Public Economics,” but also of the Ph.D. in Economics (DEP) and of the Ph.D. in Financial markets and institutions (MEIF).The program is taught in English and it offers rigorous advanced training. The Faculty of the School includes teaching staff from the two founding institutions and from several top international universities. The School has established exchange programs with international institutions and academic departments.The length of the PhD Program is three years, starting in February 2014. The first year is devoted mainly to advanced course work in mathematics for economics, microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics and a considerable number of frontier state-of-the-art research topics. Full time research is pursued over the following two (or exceptionally three) years, during which each student must write his/her thesis. Students are encouraged and financially supported to carry out part of their studies at leading foreign universities in order to allow them to exchange and compare ideas on a broader scale.EligibilityApplications will be accepted from applicants of all ages and nationalities who hold:an Italian degree (Diploma di laurea quadriennale, laurea specialistica, laurea magistrale) or a an Italian degree obtained according to the regulations existent before the implementation of the Ministerial Decree of 3 November, 1999, n. 509 and its subsequent amendments and supplements;a foreign academic qualification already recognized as equivalent by academic authorities, or recognised in accordance with inter-university agreements of co-operation and mobility;a foreign academic qualification that has not yet been recognized equivalent to an Italian degree, provided the candidate includes the documents necessary to reach a decision regarding equivalence, for purposes of admission to the PhD programme only.Applications may also be submitted by candidates of all nationalities who have not yet graduated but who expect to receive their degree by 31 January 2014. In this case, the admission to the program is conditional on the candidate submitting a valid certification of the obtained degree. Should this not occur, her/his application will be automatically discarded.ScholarshipThe Graduate School awards twelve scholarships. Each scholarship is for about €13,600 gross per year plus School tuition fees. The study grant can be increased by 50 percent per month (for a maximum of eighteen months) for time spent by the student at one of the partner institutions abroad.ApplicationApplications can be sent till 19 December 2013. Please be aware that applicants are required to pay a €100 fee.The following documents must be included when submitting the application to the PhD Program:a CV;complete online application form available HERE;for graduates, a certificate of an acceptable Italian or foreign degree, plus a transcript including the final overall grade granted as well as the complete list of courses attended and grades received;if qualification is pending, a certificate of enrollment to one of the acceptable Italian degree programs or to a foreign academic program, plus a transcript including courses attended and grades received;certification of further qualifications, such as a Master degree and any other post-graduate course, with transcripts of courses attended and grades received;two confidential letters of recommendation, to be sent directly by the recommenders to the following e-mail address: [email protected];any publication the candidate wishes to submit to the selection committee;a research statement (max. 15.000 characters) in which the candidate outlines her/his professional goals and research interests, and provides any other useful information.All the documents must be sent to [email protected] further information please visit the official website HERE. Similar Stories Joint Master Degree in Models and Methods of Quantitative Economics PhD Program in Economics, Milan Regional Trade Capacity Building Programme, Warsaw →last_img read more

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first_img UN Sustainable Development Goals Through Engineering Contest → Tweet Similar Stories The Masters Review Flash Fiction Contest 2021 Deadline: 15 April 2020Open to: anyone who’s 18 years or olderBenefits: first prize of up to USD 1,000DescriptionWelcome to the Everything Change Climate Fiction Contest, presented by the Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative at Arizona State University. Inspired by the incredible international response to Arizona State University climate fiction contests in 2016 and 2018, Arizona State University are proud to announce the third contest in 2020—a momentous year for climate action, and an unprecedented opportunity to re imagine how humans will live on this planet in the future.EligibilityParticipants must be 18 years or older. U.S. and international submissions are welcome. ASU students and employees are welcome to participate.BenefitsThe author of the winning story will receive a $1000 prize, and nine finalists will receive USD 100 prizes.The winning story and finalists will be published in an anthology by the Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative at Arizona State University.How to apply?Submit up to one (1) work of short fiction with a maximum length of 5,000 words;Your submission must be under 5,000 words;Your submission must contain no identifying information (including your name) anywhere within the document;Submissions that exceed 5,000 words or contain any identifying information about the author will be disqualified;Submissions must be original work that has not been previously published in print or online;While the presence of other languages in the text is acceptable, the majority of the work must be written in English.For full details and to submit your story, visit official website. Volunteer Judge for the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2021 ← Thomson Reuters Foundation Workshop in Tbilisi, Georgia Pocket +1 Share 0 Reddit The Royal Horticultural Society Photographic Competition LinkedIn 0 February 4, 2020 Published by Norah Mahdi Everything Change Climate Fiction Contest 2020last_img read more

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first_imgSpain to link Mallorca, IbizaSpanish electricity grid operator Red Eléctrica de España (REE) announced on Wednesday the construction of a 126-kilometer long cable interconnecting the Balearic Islands of Mallorca and Ibiza. The project can potentially benefit PV, which now lags behind in the sun-washed islands of the Mediterranean Sea, but this will require time. November 12, 2014 Ilias Tsagas Installations Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Modules & Upstream Manufacturing Utility Scale PV Europe Spain Western Europe Image: Flickr/Shaun StanworthShare The so-called Romulus 2 project, REE said today, will cost €225 million and once completed will be the longest AC submarine cable in the world. The underwater section of the 132 kV AC cable will be 118 kilometers and connect the Bay of Talamanca in Ibiza to the Bay of Santa Ponsa in Mallorca. The seabed in the area has a depth of around 800 meters, which also makes the project of the deepest in the world, REE added. The link, which will enter service in a trial period in 2015, is crucial for a number of reasons, REE explained. Firstly, it will ensure the stability and increase the quality of the power supply. Secondly, the energy isolation of the Mallorca-Menorca and the Ibiza-Formentera electricity systems will also be solved. Since Mallorca is also interconnected to Spain’s mainland grid via the Romulus 1 cable (an HVDC-high voltage direct cable developed by Siemens), Balearic Islands will soon be fully integrated to Spain’s peninsula system. Finally, such development will decrease operational costs of the islands electricity systems and potentially lead to the development of a greener power network. REE claims interconnecting the Balearic Islands will also bring the introduction of generation technologies that reduce CO2 emissions. This was the case with the Romulus 1 project, REE argued, which led to an annual reduction of 250,000 tons of carbon emissions. Criticism remains Despite the significance of the Romulus projects, criticism over the lack of renewable energy sources on the islands remains. As pv magazine revealed on Tuesday, of the 2,490 MW of installed power capacity in the Balearics at the end of 2013, solar PV and wind made up tiny 78 MW and 4 MW portions, respectively. Dirty coal still provides the Balearics with 510 MW of capacity. Fuel and gas plants and combined cycle plants provide an additional 877 MW and 934 MW of intalled power capacity, respectively. Instead of boosting renewable power capacity, the power flexibility achieved through the Romulus 1 project seems to have instead provided Spaniards with peace of mind. Specifically the Balearic Islands make an exceptional case for power supply and management because while their population is just over 1 million, there are an extra 10 million tourists visiting during the holiday season. Solar PV presents an excellent solution because it can provide necessary amounts of energy in the summertime when mostly needed. The Balearics’ interconnection to the mainland also means power supply is guaranteed. Therefore, using coal today to power the sun-drenched Mediterranean islands while they are also connected to the mainland grid is nonsense that defies Spain’s environmental awareness. Solar PV investors should keep their appetite tamed though. Decarbonization of the Balearics is a step closer with the Romulus projects, but it doesn’t appear viable anytime soon. Spain’s power sector suffers from overcapacity and the peninsula’s link to the islands is a rather very good chance for power to be sold in Mallorca and Ibiza when tourism peaks, not the other way round. Installing solar PV on the islands could decarbonize the islands for good, but the Spanish peninsula is not willing to accept extra solar PV power when tourists have gone home. 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first_imgdrakuliren/iStockBy BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Two independent studies have drawn the same conclusions: billions of dollars in surplus military equipment, including armored tanks and high-powered rifles, that have been transferred by the federal government to thousands of U.S. police departments have not reduced crime or increased officer safety.The studies come amidst a national debate over whether to defund law enforcement agencies, which was sparked by coast-to-coast protests over police brutality and a string of fatal police-involved encounters with Black people.The two peer-reviewed studies, one by a researcher at the University of Michigan and the other by scholars at Emory College of Arts & Sciences and Louisiana State University, were both published on Monday in the London-based journal Nature of Human Behaviour.The studies allege the Trump administration used “unreliable” data to justify a 2017 executive order that bolstered the Pentagon giveaway program by rolling back restrictions on the types of military equipment that can be distributed to police departments.“I think far too frequently we see public policy enacted on a hunch about what it will do and we don’t spend much effort evaluating whether they work as intended. This is one very glaring example,” Tom Clark, co-author of one of the studies and a professor of political science at Emory, told ABC News.“The collective assessment of the two studies is that … the distribution (of military equipment) to local law enforcement doesn’t seem to affect one way or the other. It doesn’t reduce crime, it doesn’t lead to an increase in crime. It doesn’t seem to reduce officer injuries. It doesn’t seem to increase them either,” Clark said.Federal program scrutinizedThe studies scrutinized the federal Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO) 1033 Program, which was established in 1990 and originally provided military surplus to be used in drug enforcement by federal and state law enforcement agencies. The program was expanded in 1997 to include all law enforcement agencies with preference given to those with anti-drug or anti-terrorism programs.Critics have claimed the program, which is administered by the federal Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), promotes a warrior mentality over a guardian approach to policing. But law enforcement officials say the program provides equipment most police departments can’t afford on their own.Michelle McCaskill, a spokesperson for the DLA, told ABC News that Congress authorized the 1033 Program “to make excess military equipment available to law enforcement as a way to maximize tax dollars, give law enforcement agencies additional support in counter-drug and counter-terrorism operations and enhance public safety.”“DLA is responsible for the management of the program and continues to make improvements for efficiency, cost effectiveness, transparency and inventory control,” McCaskill said. “As lawmakers pursue policy goals regarding the disposition of excess military equipment through the legislative process, DLA will abide by all statutory and regulatory rules that are put in place.”The 1033 Program is just one of several ways law enforcement agencies can acquire surplus military equipment, including grants offered by the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of the Treasury Forfeiture Fund’s Equitable Sharing program.In 2015, the Obama administration rolled back the 1033 Program through an executive order that recalled certain items, such as bayonets, and tracked armored vehicles and grenade launchers, from police departments. The order was prompted by the 2014 riots in Ferguson, Missouri, over the fatal police shooting of a Black teenager, Michael Brown, in which police responded with armored vehicles, military-style weapons and contingents of officers decked out in combat gear.The Trump administration enacted a new executive order in 2017 that did away with the Obama reforms. Then-U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the change during a meeting with members of the Fraternal Order of Police, saying, “We will not put superficial concerns above public safety” and ensured to the group that “you can get the lifesaving gear that you need to do your job and send a strong message that we will not allow criminal activity, violence, and lawlessness to become the new normal.”Kenneth Lowande, an assistant political science professor at the University of Michigan and author of one of the new studies titled “Police Demilitarization and Violent Crime,” said his research showed the Trump administration based its order on flawed studies that claimed military-grade equipment police departments received through the program reduced crime.“My biggest concern is that those claims have been made by prior studies. They were explicitly suggesting that by giving military hardware to police departments, it would deter criminals from committing crimes,” Lowande told ABC News. “It’s just not an accurate record. It was never designed to be used to test that hypothesis.”Equipment unused or malfunctionedLowande said he examined 3.8 million archived inventory records for his study and found that much of the equipment sat unused, malfunctioned or was given away to other law enforcement agencies and no longer properly accounted for.“When you look at those types of police department’s crime rates over time, you don’t see any differences,” Lowande said.He said that after the Obama administration’s rollback on the 1033 program — which he described as mostly “symbolic” — there was no evidence it impacted the crime rate.“So, if this equipment was playing a big role in reducing crime in those areas, you would have expected to see crime go up and it just didn’t,” Lowande said.Clark said his team’s study found that due to lax record-keeping, it was difficult to determine how much of the equipment was actually being used by police departments.“Our findings suggest this program, which is roughly 30 years old, isn’t actually contributing to public safety,” Clark told ABC News.However, Clark said other equipment police departments receive from the military like furniture, helmets, boots and backpacks are heavily used by law enforcement agencies.As the debate over defunding police agencies goes on, Lowande suggested that “common ground” could be found by people on both sides of the issue of supplying military equipment to law enforcement agencies.“I think the program does a lot of good, but there ought to be some kind of limits, and there are reasonable limits that I could understand that should exist,” Lowande said.Police officials say program helpsSome police officials are skeptical and dismissive of the duel studies.“This is just a symptom of the larger defund the police movement and this has turned political,” retired police Sgt. Betsy Brantner Smith, a spokesperson for the nonprofit National Police Association, which educates the public on policing in America, told ABC News. “Obama took it away, Trump gave it back, and now we’ll probably see Biden take it away again so that they can say, ‘I took this away from the big bad police.’”Smith, who has also been a police trainer for nearly 30 years, conceded that some of the military equipment is used infrequently, but added, “When we need them, we need them.”She said she is aware of instances where the equipment has helped save the lives of both officers and civilians, including when military-issued armored vehicles have been used in rescue operations or to safely positioned hostage negotiators close to an active, dangerous crime scene.She noted that nearly 300 U.S. law enforcement officers have been injured or killed in shootings, including several ambushes, this year alone.“We are very often outgunned,” Smith said. “Our body armor is kind of minimalistic because it’s something we have to wear 12 hours a day.”Smith said she fears that if the 1033 Program is abolished or severely curtailed, “it’s not going to be the police who are going to get hurt, it’s going to be citizens.”Patrick Yoes, national president of the Fraternal Order of Police, the world’s largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers, also slammed the two studies as “convoluted logic.”“It has never been the contention of the FOP that surplus military equipment prevents crime, but rather that such equipment plays a critical role in protecting police officers and citizens in life-threatening situations such as active shooters at large, civil disturbances, and natural disasters,” Yoes said in a statement to ABC News. “Arguments that police officers in a deadly force situation are not safer in an armored vehicle is at variance with common sense.”Yoes added, “Sadly, our profession is besieged with demands that we prove the negative, even when the negative premise is flawed.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. 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first_imgA spokesman for Corbyn said: “Jeremy would like to thank Tristram Hunt for his service to the people of Stoke-on-Trent Central and to the Labour Party. Jeremy wishes him well in his future pursuits at the V&A.”The by-election will be tricky for Labour. Hunt won his seat in the 2015 general election by 5,200 seats from second-placed UKIP, with the Conservatives just 33 seats behind in third. No date has been set for the ballot.UKIP’s Nigel Farage said Labour was “doomed” as a number of senior MPs have left the party.Tristram Hunt’s resignation from Stoke will be followed by many others. Labour is doomed.— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) January 13, 2017 British Labour MP Tristram Hunt is to leave politics and become director of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, heaping more pressure on party leader Jeremy Corbyn.Hunt is a former shadow education secretary and was once mooted as a possible party leader, but has been a vocal critic of the far-left Corbyn and in the summer called on the party to “end its experiment with Corbynism.” However, in his resignation letter Friday he said he had “no desire to rock the boat now.”In the letter to Corbyn, Hunt said his time as an MP had been “deeply rewarding and intensely frustrating,” adding that “I am sorry to put the party and the people of Stoke-on-Trent through a by-election.” New UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has made targeting marginal Labour seats a priority and he will be confident of doing well in Stoke-on-Trent, where the Leave campaign picked up 69 percent of votes in the EU referendum.Jamie Reed, another Labour MP critical of Corbyn, announced just before Christmas that he was quitting to take a job in nuclear industry. His departure triggered a by-election that will be a three-way fight between Labour, the Conservatives and UKIP.Andy Burnham, who lost out to Corbyn in the Labour leadership race, resigned as shadow home secretary in September to seek election as the mayor of Manchester.Corbyn had a public falling out with his defense spokeswoman this week. Nia Griffith made clear she was “absolutely furious” after the Labour leader’s spokesman questioned Britain sending 800 troops to Estonia as part of a NATO task force to deter Russia. Also On POLITICO Labour: Fighting irrelevance in 2017 By Charlie Cooper Brexit Files Insight Labour’s unhappy New Year By Charlie Cooperlast_img read more

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first_imgA broad array of talent and remembrances will take the stage on Tuesday, August 28 at the Chandler Center for the Arts in Randolph to commemorate the first anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene.  Following the statewide ringing of bells at 7 PM, the ‘We Are Vermont Strong’ program will kick off with a performance by the Vermont Youth Orchestra and Chorus. Other featured musical performers include Jon Gailmor, Shyla Nelson and Diane Martin. The program will also feature remarks from the Governor and Lieutenant Governor as well as Senators Leahy and Sanders and Congressman Welch.  Several short films will recall the struggle and the spirit that emerged from the disaster. ‘August 28th marks a significant milestone in Vermont’s heroic effort to recover from the state’s greatest disaster of this generation,’said Irene Recovery Officer Sue Minter. ‘Events to mark this historic moment are being held in communities around the state. The Chandler event will reflect on what the state has been through and recognize Irene survivors and the heroes who have helped them, as well as those who continue in recovery efforts.’ An Irene Art Exhibition will also be on display at Chandler’s Gallery beginning at 4 PM.  This special exhibit includes paintings by Sarah-Lee Terrat, James Jahrsdoerfer and other Vermont artists; a photography exhibit; a collection of artwork from Vermonters of all ages produced in response to Irene; and a Vermont Folklife Center multimedia installation of flood survivor stories. Many recovery and emergency response organizations will be present as well. A variety of food vendors’all themselves impacted by Irene’will be on site beginning with the opening of the gallery exhibit at 4 PM, including American Flatbread, Ana’s Mexican Loncheria and VT Maple BBQ, and Ben and Jerry’s will be scooping free ice cream inside the gallery. Doors to the main event open at 6:35 PM. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Vermonters are also encouraged to ring bells in their communities as one unifying activity across the state at 7 PM, August 28th and to share your Irene stories and photographs on our Facebook page. For more information visit: http://vtstrong.vermont.gov(link is external)Source: State of Vermont, 8.23.2012last_img read more

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first_imgThe mural planned for the new Mission aquatic center.A new mural will adorn the entrance to the Mission Family Aquatic Center scheduled to open this summer and you can have a hand in creating the art.On Tuesday, aspiring artists of all ages can help paint the 200 ceramic tiles that will make up the mural. The painting will start at 9 a.m. at the Sylvester Powell Community Center and last until all the tiles or finished or 8 p.m.Color guidelines will be given by the mural artist and all supplies will be provided. Tiles are available on a first-come basis.last_img read more

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first_imgThe latest plans for Brookridge submitted to the city of Overland Park.Brookridge developer asks for delay on Overland Park commission’s consideration of rezoning request. Curtain Property Company contacted Overland Park’s planning department Friday afternoon and informed them that they would be delaying the hearing scheduled for today’s Planning Commission meeting until next month. “[An] applicant is granted a single continuance by staff. Any other continuances must be approved by the Governing Body or Planning Commission,” said Overland Park Communications Manager Sean Reilly. “It is expected that the item will be on the April Planning Commission Agenda, which is April 9.”last_img read more

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first_imgThe city of Lenexa will consider adopting the Complete Streets plan by the end of 2019.Lenexa to consider adopting Complete Streets plan by year’s end. In recent discussions with staff, Lenexa city leaders have fleshed out some more details on its Complete Streets program. The city plans to incorporate elements of Complete Streets into the city’s capital improvement program. Steve Schooley, transportation manager for the city, said the Complete Streets program will act as a guide for the city in developing future transportation infrastructure in the city. The city plans to consider accepting the Complete Streets plan by the end of 2019, and also  adopt the city’s proposed capital improvement program, which incorporates Complete Streets in more than a dozen projects. In the future, the city may also consider making changes to its ordinances that accommodate Complete Streets. Proposed projects in the near future with Complete Streets elements include:95th Street and Santa Fe Trail Drive99th Street and Clare RoadQuivira Road from 75th to 87th95th Street and Loiret BoulevardGleason Road from Prairie Star Parkway to 97th TerraceLittle Mill Creek Trail Crossing at 87th Street ParkwayLackman Road mixed-use bike/hike trailWestbound, eastbound traffic reduced to one lane on 95th from State Line to Lee Blvd. For the next two weeks, 95th Street from State Line to Lee Boulevard will be reduced to one lane for both westbound and eastbound traffic while Kissick Construction Company performs concrete pavement repairs on 95th Street.Windows shattered in acts of vandalism at SM Northwest. Multiple windows were shattered at Shawnee Mission Northwest when someone shot at them with a BB gun overnight last week. In an email to parents, school officials said the incident happened at 11 p.m. on Wednesday and that the shattered windows were located near the auxiliary gym entrance. School was in session like normal on Thursday. [Windows vandalized at Shawnee Mission Northwest — KCTV]last_img read more

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first_imgCoffey also had offers from Michigan State and Wisconsin, according to ESPN.com.Curry, a power forward, is listed as a three star recruit by ESPN.com.He averaged 15.4 points and 8.6 rebounds per game last season, and helped lead Southwestern Christian Academy to the 2014 National Association of Christian Athletes Division 4 National Championship.“Eric Curry is a perfect fit for the type of player we are looking for in our program,” Pitino said, per the team’s official website. “He has experience playing in an up-tempo, pressing style similar to ours and is long and athletic.”Hurt, listed as a guard and forward by the Gophers, is also rated as a three-star recruit by ESPN.com.The forward averaged 20.5 points, 8.3 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game last season, all team highs, for John Marshall high school.“He can shoot and has excellent length and athleticism, along with a great work ethic and feel for the game,” Pitino said, per the team’s official website. Men’s basketball signs three Ben GotzNovember 12, 2015Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThree highly rated recruits signed National Letters of Intent on Wednesday to play for the University of Minnesota.Arkansas native Eric Curry, and Minnesota natives Amir Coffey and Michael Hurt are set to join the program for the 2016-17 season.Coffey is the highest rated recruit in the class, getting four stars from ESPN.com and ranking No. 33 overall for the class of 2016.Coffey, a guard, is the highest rated recruit to sign with the Gophers since Kris Humphries in 2003.Coffey averaged 14.3 points per game his sophomore season. Before tearing his ACL last season Coffey was averaging 30 points in his first two games.“Amir is a tremendous player and addition to our team,” head coach Richard Pitino said, per the team’s official website. “He can contribute in a number of ways – offensively, he is a good scorer while also being able to create for others.”Coffey’s father Richard Coffey played for the Gophers from 1986-1990.Coffey helped perennial Minnesota high school powerhouse Hopkins to the state championship game during the 2013-14 season, but narrowly lost to Lakeville North.last_img read more

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