Australia surges into Fiba World Cup semifinals for first time

first_imgCarlos, Molde push shorthanded Motolite past BanKo in 5 sets This was undefeated Australia’s sixth win in a row in China and in doing so they avoided becoming the latest surprise casualty at this unpredictable World Cup.Argentina stunned favourites Serbia on Tuesday while reigning two-time champions the United States were dumped out by France on Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPH women’s football team not spared from SEA Games hotel woesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSPORTSThailand claims not enough Thai food, drinks for players at hotelThe 31-year-old guard Mills led the scoring with 24 points. He also had six assists and four rebounds.Australia were heavy favourites in Shanghai against the Czechs, who bravely hung on until midway through the third quarter, when the Boomers cranked up the pressure. Malasakit Center bill awaits Duterte signature ‘City-killer’: Asteroid the size of the Great Pyramid may hit Earth in 2022, says NASA Women’s football teams served just egg, kikiam and rice for breakfast LATEST STORIES Foot fetish: Nibbles a specialty at Indonesian restaurant Australia’s Matthew Dellavedova (C) goes to the basket during the Basketball World Cup quarter-final game between Australia and Czech Republic in Shanghai on September 11, 2019. (Photo by WANG Zhao / AFP)San Antonio Spurs’ Patty Mills was in sparkling form once more for Australia as they reached the Basketball World Cup semi-finals for the first time on Wednesday.The Boomers, who had never gone beyond the quarter-finals in 11 previous appearances, defeated tournament debutants the Czech Republic 82-70 and will meet Spain on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Kim Chiu rushed to ER after getting bitten by dog in BGC Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Singapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics NorthPort forces rubber match, blasts No. 1 NLEX Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Australia survived the World Cup “Group of Death” also including Canada, Senegal and Lithuania, before beating the Dominican Republic and then fellow semi-finalists France.AdChoices广告inRead invented by TeadsVeteran Australian Andrew Bogut was again loudly booed throughout by fans in Shanghai upset with a tweet he wrote in July about Chinese swimming star Sun Yang.He goaded the crowd afterwards with a dance as he came off the court. ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Manila’s hidden reservoir to re-emerge as tourist draw View commentslast_img read more

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Moeen Ali returns to haunt India, this time with the bat

first_imgMoeen Ali is proving to be an ideal cog in the wheel for England in the Test format by contributing with both bat and ball. In the ongoing Rajkot Test against India, Moeen notched up his first away Test hundred and fourth overall before falling to Mohammad Shami for 117 on day two.The batting allrounder may not come across as someone with a perfect batting technique but he is definitely dependable in the middle order. Against Indian bowlers, especially against the spinners, Moeen looked comfortable and stitched a crucial 179-run partnership with Joe Root (124). (Rajkot Test: Joe Root, Moeen Ali shine for England as India toil)Moeen has been a thorn in India’s flesh. During India’s tour of England in 2014, Moeen troubled the Indian batsmen with his gentle off-spinners and returned with 19 wickets from five Tests. In the second innings of the third Test in Southampton, he ran through the Indian line-up by picking up six wickets and ending with match figures of 8-129.Moeen Ali finished with match figures of 8-129 against India in the Southampton Test in 2014. (Reuters Photo) By slamming a century in the first Test, has Moeen sounded the alarm bell for India? Moreover, he is warming up well to fill up the void created by Graeme Swann with his all-round contributions. In the last series, Indian batsmen struggled against Moeen on England pitches and could have a tough time here with conditions favouring spinners. (Rajkot Test, Day 1: India vs England, As It Happened)Moeen is here to stay for England and has come a long way since making his debut in 2014 against Sri Lanka in Lord’s. However, the five-Test series against India would be an ideal learning curve for Moeen, who still has a long road ahead of him in the longer format of the game. advertisementlast_img read more

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Chelsea’s David Luiz books Carabao Cup final spot in shootout win against Spurs

first_img1:18 28 Azpilicueta 6 Sanchez Substitutes 27 Lucas Moura Read more Twitter 11 Lamela Share on Messenger Play Video 17 Kovacic 18 Giroud Topics 8 Barkley 8 Winks Lineups 16 Chelsea Off target 4 Spurs 5 Chelsea On target 1 Spurs Carabao Cup 22 Willian 15 Dier Share on Pinterest Chelsea 1 Arrizabalaga Fouls 34 Piazon 1 Lloris Reuse this content Chelsea players are ‘extremely difficult to motivate’, says Maurizio Sarri TOT CHE Possession match reports Pinterest Match stats 5 Jorginho 11 Pedro Share on Twitter 14 Nkoudou 3 Rose 13 Caballero 20 Hudson-Odoi (s 81′) Share on Facebook 44 56 22 Gazzaniga (s 80′) Sergio Agüero puts icing on cake for Manchester City against Burton 24 Aurier Corners 10 Hazard Share via Email When the final kick was delivered it was the Chelsea players running forward from the halfway line for the victory scrum. David Luiz had scored the decisive penalty. The players of Tottenham were on their knees and it will be Maurizio Sarri’s team who will be trying to face down Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final.Over the two legs, they will feel they deserved nothing less. Chelsea certainly responded with great vigour to Sarri’s criticism after their defeat by Arsenal on Saturday. They led 2-0 at half-time only for Fernando Llorente’s goal to take the game to its dramatic finale, when it boiled down to which group of players could hold their nerve from 12 yards.Christian Eriksen went first for Spurs and put his shot into the bottom right-hand corner of Kepa Arrizabalaga’s net. Érik Lamela, the team’s next penalty-taker, went to the other side and beat Chelsea’s goalkeeper again. Yet Willian, with a feinting run, had scored for Chelsea in between. César Azpilicueta’s effort was a beauty, picking out the top corner after a long run-up, and then it was Eric Dier breaking free from the line of Spurs players to start the long walk from the centre-circle, hoping for some of the joy he encountered during England’s penalty shootout against Colombia in the World Cup. 5 Vertonghen 33 Davies 23 Eriksen (s 68′) 33 Emerson Palmieri 30 Luiz 18 Llorente 4 Alderweireld Dier’s decisive penalty in Moscow was not particularly well taken. It was better, however, than the one he hit over the crossbar here and Chelsea never looked back once they had that advantage. Jorginho rolled in their next penalty, with an unorthodox little skip, and when Luca Moura’s kick was saved that cleared the way for David Luiz to confirm Chelsea’s place at Wembley on 24 February, by which time Gonzalo Higuaín, ineligible to make his debut against Spurs, should be fully integrated into a team who on this evidence, can take criticism from their manager better than many people anticipated.Against Arsenal, Sarri thought his players had lacked conviction and did not have the strength of personality to do anything about it. Yet the idea Chelsea could be so passive in this semi-final, given all their conflict with Spurs over recent years, was never realistic. David Luiz played through pain for most of the match after taking an early bang from Dier. Or just consider, perhaps, the moment when N’Golo Kanté’s low, spinning shot went through the legs of Moussa Sissoko to deceive the Spurs goalkeeper, Paulo Gazzaniga, to make it 1-1 on aggregate.There was no pumping of fists from the scorer. His teammates were rushing to embrace him but he was looking past them all. Kanté was pointing to the ball, making the point that he wanted someone to retrieve it – and quickly. He wanted the game to restart, with Spurs in retreat, and in those moments it felt almost like a trick of the imagination that Sarri could question the competitive courage of his players.Along the way, Eden Hazard might feel he proved his point, too. Sarri is right if he considers Hazard is not the classic leader, in terms of rolling up his sleeves, the old-fashioned way, and rousing his teammates, John Terry-style. There are different forms of leadership, however, and Hazard’s performance was a reminder why he is still the player who carries Chelsea’s greatest hopes.Playing on the left, with a licence to roam, he was in his strongest position, eluding opponents, cutting infield and making it his business to get into the penalty area. For Chelsea’s second goal, the ball went left to right, from Hazard to Pedro and then the overlapping Azpilicueta. The cross came in low and Hazard made an awkward shot look easy to give Chelsea an aggregate lead for the first time. Chelsea 8 4 Spurs were reeling until, five minutes into the second half, Llorente’s goal changed the complexion. Danny Rose, who had replaced the injured Ben Davies, supplied the cross from the left. Llorente had David Luiz in proximity but the Brazilian’s body position was entirely wrong. Llorente kept his eyes on the ball, six yards out, and headed in the goal that levelled the match again.After that, both sides went hunting for a winner and, for the first time, Spurs threatened to get on top. Giroud could have restored Chelsea’s lead within a minute and put a header wide in stoppage time. Hazard, of all people, squandered another decent opportunity but, with Spurs becoming increasingly dangerous, Llorente wasted a good chance from Eriksen’s brilliant right-sided delivery. Llorente apologised to Pochettino when he was substituted and, once again, Tottenham were left to reflect on what could have been. Tottenham Hotspur 2 Rudiger 9 16 16 Walker-Peters Chelsea’s Eden Hazard causes problems for the Spurs defence. Photograph: Tom Jenkins/Guardian 17 Sissoko 44 Ampadu 3 Alonso Goal attempts 52 Skipp Share on LinkedIn (s 76′) Spurs (s 33′) Substitutes 7 Kante Share on WhatsApp TOT44CHE56% Facebook For Spurs, that opening 45 minutes was an ordeal and a stark reminder about their reduction in performance when Harry Kane is missing from Mauricio Pochettino’s side. Dele Alli and Son Heung-min were other absentees and there can be no doubt Chelsea, trying to claw back a 1-0 first-leg deficit, must have been encouraged by the fact their opponents were deprived of key performers, especially when Pochettino had also left out Hugo Lloris, his first-choice goalkeeper. Spurs could have done with Kane, in particular, during the penalties.Spurs still had the incentive of trying to rid themselves of the one thing that is always held against them: that they have never won a trophy in the Pochettino era. It made for a compelling match, two of the Premier League’s leading sides slugging it out, under the floodlights, with the volume turned high and the underlying sense, in the stands and on the pitch, that these teams and their supporters are really not too fond of one another.last_img read more

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CCB Coalition to Deliver Equipment for Three New PLVs …

first_imgCroon, February 12, 2014 zoom For many years Croon Elektrotechniek and Bakker Sliedrecht have been partners, working successfully together, for instance for IHC Merwede. This partnership, known as Combinatie Croon Bakker (CCB), was granted the order for some outstanding work: delivery of the complete electrical installations, propulsion and automation for three new PLVs to Subsea 7.These complex and high-grade vessels will be in the best operational class of their market segment. The new order means that after having completed a series of four pipe-layers and a ‘diving support vessel’ built by IHC Merwede Croon and Bakker will once again work on three PLVs. These will also be built at the IHC Merwede Shipyards in Krimpen aan de IJssel and Kinderdijk.Identical designThe new ships are identical to the IHC Merwede type 30 design of the Seven Waves, which is being completed at the moment. It has a length of 146 metres, a beam of 30 metres and with a class DP2 system (Dynamic Positioning) these ships are built to transport, lay and install flexible pipes and systems up to a depth of 3000 metres.Croon and Bakker Sliedrecht are responsible for energy generation, distribution, electric drives, automation including DP2, cabling including the High Voltage installation (total 22 MW) and more.The completion period is scheduled between the third quarter of 2015 and the third quarter of 2016. My location 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Print  Closelast_img read more

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Premier Nova Scotia Student Open Toronto Stock Exchange

first_imgFor the first time, Canada’s largest stock exchanges have opened from Nova Scotia, and Vanessa Ferguson had the honour of initiating the trading day. “My heart is in Nova Scotia and as long as we continue to be innovative and work together, I’m confident business in this province will thrive,” said Ms. Ferguson. The 23-year-old Nova Scotia Community College student was selected to join Premier Stephen McNeil for the opening ceremony. “I’ve met so many creative and talented individuals, we’re really a hub for fresh ideas,” said Ms. Ferguson. “Nova Scotians are great supporters of local businesses because we like to see each other succeed, and it’s our sense of community that fosters success.” “Enthusiastic young people like Vanessa are changing the culture of our province, they’re taking a new path towards success and inspiring others to follow their lead,” said Premier McNeil. “This is only part of what makes Nova Scotia a great place to do business, and I applaud their pursuit of a better future for the province. “We will continue to do our part by eliminating unnecessary and out of date regulations, making it easier to access capital, building on our natural competitive advantages and finding ways to make it easier and faster to interact with government.” Twenty-eight Nova Scotia businesses are listed on Toronto Stock Exchange or TSX Venture Exchange. Collectively these businesses represent about $28.6 billion in market value. “We are delighted to connect with innovative entrepreneurs across Canada to help them scale up and grow into the newest and next wave of exciting Canadian companies,” said Nick Thadaney, president and CEO, Global Equity Capital Markets, TMX Group. Ms. Ferguson will graduate this summer, and wants to help a Nova Scotia business find success. “We’re so proud of Vanessa,” said NSCC president Don Bureaux. “The college works to instill in our students the essential qualities the next generation of business leaders will need by inspiring an entrepreneurial spirit, promoting innovation and encouraging them to use their talents and skills to find their own niche. Vanessa is a shining example.” TSX held the market open ceremony in Nova Scotia to celebrate innovation and entrepreneurialism in the province.last_img read more

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Heavy rain lashes DelhiNCR

first_imgNEW DELHI: Heavy rains lashed Delhi and Noida on Thursday afternoon. Delhi witnessed heavy waterlogging in many parts due to the rain. Vehicular movement was also affected in many areas.The sudden downpour brought respite from hot and humid weather conditions. The IMD predicted that on Sunday Delhi is likely to witness heavy shower again. According to IMD, with the low-pressure area moving over Uttar Pradesh, wind pattern has reversed over Delhi-NCR to humid northeasterly. Moreover, humid winds from the Arabian Sea are also reaching the northwestern plains. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAs a result, a meeting of winds from opposite directions have resulted in the formation of a confluence zone over Delhi, hence leading to rains. Intense clouding can be seen over parts of Delhi, particularly over northern areas along with Noida and Faridabad. Some areas have already reported light rain and thundershowers, while others would start anytime now. However, these rains would be patchy in nature and not widespread. The intensity would be mainly light, with some intense spells over a few areas only. These rains would not have much impact on the temperature profile as they would be short-lived. Rains are most likely to subside by tomorrow. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsAccording to weathermen, there is no weather system which is directly impacting Delhi-NCR and its only the peripherals of the system reaching the city. Thus, we do not expect any significant rainy spell. A good rainy spell is likely to approach Delhi around August 25, wherein most parts of the city could see rains. Monsoon mayhem continues across India as large areas across Punjab and Haryana remained affected by floodwaters which have submerged crops and marooned villagers. A similar situation is prevailing in Haryana. In Delhi, the Yamuna continued to flow above the danger mark on Wednesday evening but was now showing a receding trend. However, the situation is still critical. The water level rose due to rain in northern India and discharge of water from the Hathnikund Barrage in Haryana. Thousands of people living along the banks of the river in Delhi were moved to safer places. They have been asked to stay in the tents until the water level comes down to normal. Rail and vehicular traffic on the Old Yamuna Bridge were suspended as the water level rose.last_img read more

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Nova Scotians help Ottawa family have best Christmas ever despite storm

first_imgHALIFAX – Their back door blew off in a windstorm, the power went out, and then even the barbecue ran out of propane.But an Ontario family says their first Christmas at their seaside cottage was the best ever, thanks in part to the kindness of their Nova Scotia neighbours.“It could have been a hundred times worse, but it wasn’t,” said Gilles Monvoisin.“The kids were saying this was the best Christmas ever.”The Ottawa family was caught up in a Maritime storm powerful enough to snap hydro poles and knock out electricity for thousands on Christmas and Boxing Day.It delivered gusts that reached near hurricane force — clocking over 100 kilometres per hours in some areas — peaking through Monday evening.By noon Wednesday, Nova Scotia Power had restored power to all but 4,200 of the 158,000 customers who had lost power, including Monvoisin and his family in their 100-year-old cottage outside Lunenburg.Monvoisin said they had owned a second home in Stonehurst South, N.S., since 2011, but had never been there in winter.Christmas morning was lovely, he said, but then things began to go awry in the windstorm.“The first thing that happened actually was that our back door blew right off,” he said. “Our daughter was in the back, she goes, ‘Hey the back door is open.’ So I go and check and it’s not only open, it’s hanging from one hinge.”They secured the door, but then the power went out as one of his three daughters was making Christmas dinner. They pulled the barbecue out of the basement, but then it ran out of propane.“You can’t make this up,” Monvoisin said ruefully. “But thankfully everything was cooked, including the chicken, which was really good in the cast iron pan.”The next morning, one neighbour with a generator knocked on the door.“She said, ‘Hey, come on over. Nova Scotians are always willing to help. Come on over, I got coffee, breakfast is ready…’”They spent several hours there, then another neighbour offered their home with a wood stove, where the family could keep warm.Twitter feeds described other residents eating dinner by candlelight in darkened homes — and the kindness of their fellow Nova Scotians.In Halifax, Denise MacDonell adapted by firing up a barbecue and continued cooking her turkey until it ran out of propane, though the family didn’t consume the bird until Tuesday.On Christmas evening, they called Zen Chinese Cuisine. The restaurant’s owners were just preparing a meal for their own family but nonetheless reopened to cook some food for MacDonell, her daughter and her husband.“They were cooking for their own family Christmas party, and they still cooked us food,” said MacDonell. “It was really, really nice of them.”Sharon Anderson, a building superintendent in Halifax, said some power was lost in apartment buildings she manages in Dartmouth’s north end on Monday afternoon, and her phone rang 50 to 60 times from tenants seeking information.Fortunately, the three buildings with over 400 people in them only lost a portion of their power, she said.“I don’t think people suffered too much, other than it became cold just before the power came back on,” she said in a telephone interview.“Nova Scotia Power does the best they can. Hospitals and nursing homes come first. They have to look after shut-ins before they come to assist the private sector.”Anderson said other families lost Christmas meals that were in the oven, with one relative posting social media photos of herself eating crackers.The utility promised to have all but the smallest outages restored by 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. It said more than 700 personnel were working to finish restoration of service, as temperatures plunged across the region.The cold conditions are expected to stick around until the weekend.Meanwhile, residents of northern and western New Brunswick were still digging out after the Christmas Day storm.Environment Canada said Bathurst recorded 46 centimetres of snow while Northampton, just south of Woodstock, picked up 38 centimetres.Miramichi saw 27 centimetres of snow, about 20 centimetres fell in Moncton, Base Gagetown reported 17 centimetres, and 16 centimetres fell in Saint John.last_img read more

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Stars seemed to have aligned for new Halifax CFL bid commissioner says

first_imgHALIFAX – CFL fans in Halifax have been told the league is serious about establishing a coast-to-coast footprint, although there is no announcement imminent on a franchise for the East Coast’s largest city.Commissioner Randy Ambrosie and Halifax bid proponents Bruce Bowser and Anthony LeBlanc told a packed hotel ballroom Friday they are maintaining a methodical approach to ultimately landing a team.Ambrosie assured the largely enthusiastic audience at his commissioner’s “town hall” that the league is excited about the prospect after a previous attempt in the 1980s was scuttled because of the failure to land a stadium.“I feel like it is different this time,” said Ambrosie. “I just think the stars seemed to have aligned well for us to take a crack at getting this in. And I don’t think we have a completed CFL until we have this franchise in place — it’s like the national railroad, you just aren’t done until you’re done.”LeBlanc said steady work is continuing on what he described as a “thoughtful approach.”“It’s no secret that we are having in depth discussions at Halifax Regional Municipality, in depth discussions with the province,” said LeBlanc. “My hope and expectation is sometime within the next couple of months we will have something substantive to talk to you about.”Although welcoming a potential CFL team as an “exciting opportunity,” Halifax Mayor Mike Savage has previously said the municipality wouldn’t be pushing the issue, so as not to put taxpayers at risk over the cost of building a stadium. Premier Stephen McNeil has also confirmed there have been meetings between provincial officials and the bid group, but offered few other details.LeBlanc, who is the founding partner of the potential ownership group registered as Maritime Football Ltd., later told reporters that no financial commitments have been offered to date.“One thing I can say that I’ve heard in particular from the mayor and the premier is it has to be private sector led. They are not saying that they won’t be involved in whatever way that will be, but it has to be private sector led.”Ambrosie said the league is in “lockstep” with the bid group, and is working with them to advance business plans.“But the big hurdle is the stadium,” he said. “We are not going to move too far and too fast and get ahead of ourselves, so that it really is the jumping off point to advance this to the ultimate launch of a football team here.”There have also been questions about Atlantic Canada’s overall interest in supporting a team.Both Ambrosie and the bid group said they were encouraged by Friday’s turnout in Halifax.Ambrosie said the event is part of the league’s effort to establish more of a presence in the region, and the initiative did seem to have struck a chord with most fans at his town hall.Evan McFatridge, who grew up in Newfoundland but is now living in the Halifax area, told the commissioner he is an NFL fan who is open to the idea of a East Coast CFL team.“When you are stuck out here in the east I just don’t feel that connection to the CFL,” he said. “But if we had a team here … easy to get to and support, I’d go to the games and start buying some merchandise and watching more.”But one attendee did buck the trend in the room, voicing concerns about the potential sinking of any public funds into a potential stadium project.Afterwards, Travis Crowell said he had heard little from the bid group to allay those concerns.“One thing I haven’t heard is much in the way of specifics,” Crowell said.last_img read more

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THUNDERBIRD ENTERTAINMENT EXPANDS TO OTTAWA WITH NEW PRODUCTION HUB

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Advertisement VANCOUVER, Dec. 3, 2018 – Thunderbird Entertainment Group Inc. (TSXV:TBRD) (“Thunderbird” or the “Company“), a global multiplatform entertainment company with offices in Los Angeles, London, Vancouver, Ottawaand Toronto, is delighted to announce the opening of a new production hub in Ottawa, Canada. The studio will immediately expand capacity of Thunderbird’s kids’ division, Atomic Cartoons, and also support future growth of the Company’s factual and scripted divisions.Atomic Cartoons Ottawa opens December 3, 2018 with employees working on high quality animation projects, under the leadership of Chris Wightman. Wightman’s experience includes both animated and documentary productions, as well as extensive work on previous Thunderbird productions. One of the first productions at the new studio will be an animated series for Netflix, The Last Kids on Earth, based on the New York Times best-selling book series by Max Brallier. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With: “We have been looking to expand for some time, and Ottawa is the perfect base for a full-service studio that produces animated, factual and scripted content. The city has an established animation sector and local universities are producing incredible talent at all levels,” says Jennifer Twiner McCarron, chief executive officer, Thunderbird Entertainment and Atomic Cartoons. “It is important we tap into the potential of talent-pools across Canada to support Thunderbird’s plans for the future, and to keep up with the growing number of requests we are getting from partners like Netflix, Amazon, Disney, Discovery and the CBC.”Twiner McCarron, also recently met with Ottawa’s film commissioner, Bruce Harvey, and Mayor Jim Watson to share the Company’s enthusiasm for its new studio and long-term vision.Harvey echoes Twiner McCarron’s excitement about the new production hub. “We’re thrilled that Thunderbird has selected Ottawa, the birthplace of Canada’s animation industry, for the first major expansion of its kids’ division,” he says. “Thunderbird’s presence will further distinguish Ottawa as a first-choice destination for talent looking for a career at the highest levels in the animation industry, and it will also strengthen our entertainment industry with production of factual and scripted content.  Thunderbird now joins our family of six world-class animation studios, North America’slargest animation festival, and multiple post-secondary animation programs in an affordable, artist friendly, G7 capital city.”The new production hub will also focus on growing Thunderbird’s factual footprint in Ottawa, where segments of its hit series Heavy Rescue: 401 are already produced.“Ottawa has the depth of journalistic talent and is a great place to grow Canada’s rapidly expanding factual story telling industry,” notes Mark Miller, president, Thunderbird Entertainment. “It’s exciting to be in Ottawa, where our Thunderbird team has already started to tap into the city’s network of top level story tellers, to create our globally recognized factual content.”About Thunderbird Entertainment Group Inc.Thunderbird Entertainment Group is a Vancouver-based global multiplatform entertainment company with offices in Vancouver, Los Angeles, Toronto, Ottawa and London. Thunderbird creates award-winning scripted, unscripted and animated programming for the world’s leading digital platforms, as well as Canadian and International broadcasters. Thunderbird’s vision is to produce high quality, socially responsible content that makes the world a better place.  The Company develops, produces and distributes animated, factual and scripted content through its various divisions, including Atomic Cartoons, Great Pacific Television, Thunderbird Productions and Thunderbird Releasing Limited.About Atomic Cartoons, Thunderbird’s kids divisionAtomic Cartoons is a 450+ artist Vancouver-based award-winning animation studio. Atomic is recognized internationally as one of the leading animation studios in North America. Since its founding more than 20 years ago, Atomic has worked with partners such as Marvel Animation, Netflix, Disney, Cartoon Network, Warner Bros., Lego, Mattel, Spin Master and Nelvana to name a few. Atomic’s productions include the Emmy-award winning Beat Bugs, the upcoming Netflix series The Last Kids on Earth, the upcoming Disney show 101 Dalmatian Street, Counterfeit Cat, Minecraft Mini Series, Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, Rocket Monkeys, Max & Ruby and Transformers: Rescue Bots. Twitterlast_img read more

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Private equity firm buys majority stake in fashion designer Joseph Ribkoff

first_imgMONTREAL – Private equity firm Novacap has acquired a majority stake in Canadian fashion designer Joseph Ribkoff.Financial terms of the deal were not immediately available.The clothing designer was founded by Joseph Ribkoff in 1957, when he was 21 years old.Ribkoff says the company will benefit from the Canadian private equity firm’s financial backing, expertise and network to grow and consolidate its position.The deal was financed by the Novacap Industries IV Fund, in partnership with the Fonds de solidarite FTQ, founder Joseph Ribkoff and company executives.last_img read more

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Boom market in small businesses shows signs of cooling

NEW YORK — The boom market in small businesses is showing signs of cooling.The number of small business sales counted by online market BizBuySell.com fell 6.5% during the first quarter from the same period of 2018, following a 6% fourth quarter drop. BizBuySell.com reported 2,504 first quarter transactions, down from 2,678 a year earlier.Sales remain very strong, and the first quarter total is close to the record for a January-March period, according to BizBuySell.com, which compiled its results from a survey of brokers who arrange small business transactions. But a number of factors is likely contributing to a slight diminishing of owners’ desire to sell and potential buyers’ interest in acquiring firms, Jeff Snell, chairman of the trade group International Business Broker Association, said in a statement. Among them: Low unemployment, which indicates that many people are satisfied in their jobs and not looking to switch to entrepreneurship. Small companies’ profits are up, and that may dissuade owners from letting go of their businesses, Snell says.Small business sales began surging at the start of 2013 as the stronger economy lifted prices for companies and baby boomer owners decided it was a good time to sell and retire. As companies grew healthier, they became more attractive to buyers. And as the unemployment rate dropped and it became harder for businesses to find talented workers, they began acquiring other companies in order to expand.But the slowing of sales seen in the past two quarters could continue, said Jessica Fialkovich, president, Transworld Business Advisors of Denver.“We are seeing signs that the market could become more challenging in the future with interest rates rising and financing becoming both more expensive and harder to acquire,” she said in a statement.The Federal Reserve raised interest rates four times last year and a total of nine times since 2015. The Fed indicated after its most recent meeting on March 21 that it foresaw no more increases this year as the economy is slowing. While that can keep borrowing costs stable going forward, the rate increases through 2018 have made it more expensive to finance purchases. And a weaker economy is likely to make some potential buyers wary about acquiring a business._____Follow Joyce Rosenberg at www.twitter.com/JoyceMRosenberg . Her work can be found here: https://apnews.comJoyce M. Rosenberg, The Associated Press read more

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Reenergized diplomatic effort needed to break deadlock over Syria – new Security

Briefing the press on the Security Council’s programme of work for September – Australia will hold the 15-member body’s rotating presidency for the month – Mr. Quinlan fielded numerous questions on the situation in Syria and what action the Council might take to end the bloodshed.“Everybody is quite transfixed by what we are going to do about this. People are concerned about the UN [chemical weapons] investigation; how it will proceed and how quickly it can get its work done while preserving scientific integrity,” he said. “But the stalemate among key members of the Council is obvious. The discussion among the P-5 went nowhere,” Mr. Quinlan said, referring to talks UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon held late last week with Ambassadors from China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States – the Council’s permanent members, or P-5 – regarding the work of the UN team that had been collecting samples at sites in the suburbs of Damascus where chemical weapons use has been alleged. Mr. Quinlan said the Council members had discussed Syria earlier today when they were briefed by Jeffery Feltman, Under Secretary-General for Political Affairs on his recent trip to Egypt and the Middle East. The UN political chief told the Council about ongoing efforts to reach a political solution to the crisis in Syria, including the process towards the holding of the so-called Geneva II conference. Most of the non-permanent Council members, to the degree Mr. Quinlan felt he could characterize their positions, were very concerned and realized that efforts needed to be made to break the stalemate within the P-5. “The reality is that with the statement, there needs to be a re-energized diplomatic effort,” he said. As such, he said, the focus has shifted to the G20, particularly with the Secretary-General in attendance, as well as the leadership of the Council’s P-5 membership and other countries. While Syria is not on the G20’s agenda, it was clear the issue would be discussed. “I think most of us have concluded that just for the moment, it would be not be productive or useful to have a Security Council meeting in a formal way because it will go nowhere.” Continuing, Mr. Quinlan said: “It’s clear that we have to address this at a higher level – a leaders’ level – at the G20. So to answer the question: the council is not abrogating its role, at least not yet, but the geopolitics have shifted” to hoped for talks at the G20. So far Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is operating under tight guidelines regarding the scientific process being followed by the chemical weapons team, “but we’re in a little bit of a holding pattern until we see where the leaders take us in the next couple of days.” Mr. Quinlan said that during their earlier discussion nearly all members of the Council had expressed concern about the humanitarian situation in Syria, especially regarding refugees and internally displaced persons. “Its no secret that a few countries, particularly Luxemburg and Australia, have taken the lead on the matter within the Council” and were pushing to get better and broader humanitarian access. Those and other countries were also looking for ways to overcome bureaucratic obstacles such as delays for visas and clearances. While the chemical weapons issue was now in the foreground, he said that the Council needed to return to the humanitarian question as quickly as possible “because it is getting worse every day.” Responding to questions on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, he noted “the more forward role” the Council has given to the UN Stabilization Mission in the country (MONUSCO) within the framework of civilian protection. There was now a “reasonable lull” on the military front, but as for addressing such concerns as shelling by M23 rebels into areas of neighbouring Rwanda, the focus has shifted to diplomacy as the International Conference on the Great Lakes region (ICGLR), which would meet on 5 September. He also noted that Special Envoy Mary Robinson was also in the region pressing for progress on the framework for peace and stability. As for the Council’s programme, he said the 15-nation body had front-loaded much of its work in anticipation of the General Assembly’s annual general debate and high-level activities beginning the week of September 16. The Council planned to hold consultations on Sudan and South Sudan tomorrow. On 10 September it would be briefed on the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL)The centrepiece of the Australian presidency would be a Presidential-level debate on small arms, set for 26 September during the Assembly’s general debate. The aim was to have the Council adopt, as an outcome of the meeting, a first-ever resolution on the deleterious impact of small arms and light weapons. read more

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Five arrests after gang armed with hammers rob Dublin jewellery shop

first_imgGARDAÍ HAVE ARRESTED five men after a jewellery store in Dublin was robbed by a masked gang armed with hammers.Four men wearing balaclavas entered the shop in Balbriggan in north county Dublin at around 5pm this afternoon. The gang threatened staff and smashed up the store causing extensive damage before fleeing with a large quantity of jewellery.The men escaped in a black saloon car.Shortly afterwards, Gardaí stopped a taxi on the nearby M1 motorway and recovered a large amount of jewellery. All five occupants of the taxi – four men in their teens and one man in this 40s – were arrested at the scene.The men are currently being held at Garda stations in Ballymun, Balbriggan and Coolock. The black saloon car was found abandoned in Balbriggan this evening.Gardaí say the investigation into the robbery is ongoing.last_img read more

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Real Madrid reconsider Hazard move

first_imgReports in England have announced that Real Madrid are now re-evaluating their interest in bringing Eden Hazard to the Spanish capital in the summer after his recent poor form, according to the London Evening StandardFollowing a disappointing domestic season with the club currently 16 points behind Barcelona in the La Liga standings, the board are planning a big overhaul of staff this summer with a big number of both departures and arrivals expected as part of a rebuilding process.One key name that has been mentioned at the Santiago Bernabeu is Hazard with Zinedine Zidane having previously confessed that he is an admirer of the winger.Upon learning of their interest, Hazard has delayed talks of a contract renewal at Chelsea in order to not risk the chance of potentially joining Real in the summer.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.Chelsea are looking increasingly unlikely to qualify for the Champions League for next season, after their 3-1 defeat to Tottenham, last weekend, put them eight points outside the top four places with just seven games remaining.Due to this, a number of key players may leave Stamford Bridge in the summer. Although it has now been reported that due to Hazard’s stuttering form of late, Real are now reconsidering making an approach for the Belgium international.The 27 year-old has not scored in his past eight matches for both club and country and has only scored 15 goals in his 42 appearances for Chelsea this season.last_img read more

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Following Dropouts AMC Cancellation MPA Appeals to Members

first_imgRELATED: MPA Cancels AMC Following the exits of some of its prominent members—including Hachette and New York magazine—and the startling cancellation of the American Magazine Conference—one of the magazine industry’s flashiest events—the Magazine Publishers of America sent a note to its members today criticizing articles about the dropouts (including, presumably, FOLIO:’s) and highlighting what it’s been doing for its dues-paying membership.Here’s the e-mail: From: “Nina Link and John Q. Griffin”Reply-To: [REDACTED]Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 14:56:19 -0500Conversation: A message from John Q. Griffin and Nina LinkSubject: A message from John Q. Griffin and Nina Link Dear MPA Member: Your support of MPA enables us to accomplish so much on behalf of the industry during these tough economic times.  Unfortunately, a few companies have withdrawn from MPA resulting in a number of articles in the press. This coverage has ignored or downplayed the benefits that MPA delivers to its community and done a disservice to all of our collective efforts. So let’s set the record straight on what we’ve achieved together and highlight some of the tough government affairs, advertising and digital challenges we will be tackling in 2009.Represent magazines’ needs before Congress, the courts and state governments:  Saved the industry more than $4 billion in postal costs since 2000.  We continue to fight to hold down postal rates.Protecting more than $1.5 billion in annual prescription drug ad revenue by fighting government  efforts to restrict DTC adsProtecting the deductibility of advertising expense (disallowing just 20% of ad costs could cost the advertising industry, including magazines, + $20 billion/year)Protecting First Amendment rights to free press and free speech, and defending our members’ intellectual property assets from legislative and judicial treats.Support ad revenue:  Produced sales materials based on more than 50 independent research studies showcasing magazine ad effectiveness in increasing purchase intent, generating efficient ROI, driving web traffic/search and boosting word of mouthUsing this information, MPA has called on key agency and client executives seeing more than 1,400 in 2008 and nearly 400 already in 2009Helped achieve almost a 1 point increase in consumer magazines’ share of the advertising pie between 2004 and 3rd quarter 2008 (full year not yet available), based on Magazine Marketing Coalition effortsEncouraging the evolution of magazine ad measurement to allow magazines’ cross-platform offerings to be valued fairly relative to other mediaMaintain viable distribution channels and address environmental concerns: Spearheading industry efforts in protecting consumer magazines’ interests from Do Not Mail Threats in Washington and in state capitals, and by shaping the Direct Marketing Association’s Mail Preference ServiceWorking to increase single copy sales via the annual Retail Conference and development of best practices, research and promotionsProviding resources to address environmental concerns through activities such as the Please Recycle Campaign, carbon footprint research and Environmental HandbookHelp the industry prepare for and navigate the digital transition:  Exploring emerging digital platforms and business models enabled by new technologySharing digital insights and best practices through conferences and more than 25 digital seminars addressing the editorial, advertising and financial topics related to our cross-platform businessAccelerating the development of effective online subscription marketing through seminars, committees, and research, as digital technologies evolveDefending online advertising practices from legislative and regulatory challenges impacting the growth of the behavioral advertising market.  Like its member companies, MPA began making the hard decisions regarding the scope of its operations late last summer. We reduced staff by 20% and our operating budget by 18%. We also implemented an across-the-board dues reduction of 12.8% for all domestic members except those paying minimum dues. We recently conducted surveys of 2,300 of our members and are using these results to continuously sharpen our focus and deliver tangible benefits. Again, we want to thank you for your support.  Tough times often bring out the best in people and in organizations.  Your dues enable our magazine community to be stronger together than apart.Sincerely,John Q. GriffinChairmanMagazine Publishers of AmericaPresident, Magazine GroupNational Geographic SocietyNina B. LinkPresident & CEOMagazine Publishers of Americalast_img read more

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Ecommerce startups to cut more jobs as US Fed rate hike nears

first_imgStartups like Zomato, TinyOwl and Housing.com, which attracted funds worth billions of dollars over the past few years, have recently started laying off employees in significant numbers, underlining the fund-raising problems in the country’s fast-growing e-commerce sector.Earlier this month, the Mumbai-based online food-ordering startup TinyOwl laid off 112 employees in just three months after cutting 160 jobs in September.Similarly, real estate services portal Housing.com was reported to have fired 200 jobs this month in a fresh round of layoffs amid growing pressure to meet the cost reduction targets set by its stakeholders. In its previous round of restructuring, the company had fired 600 employees.While the layoffs have so far been confined to the hyperlocal, food ordering and classifieds segments in the e-commerce space, analysts warn that more startups may cut jobs in the coming months as they find it difficult to raise funds if the US central bank begins to increase interest rates in December.”You will see a lot of these startups falling by the wayside once the US Federal Reserve starts raising rates and funding dries up,” NDTV Profit quoted Paras Adenwala, investment consultant at Capital Portfolio Advisors, as saying.During the global financial crisis of 2008, the US central bank had cut interest rates to near zero to boost investment and generate employment, and since then they have remained there. The loose monetary policy maintained by the US has also helped startups in emerging markets like India attract funds from abroad.But growing expectations over a rate hike in the US next month is making foreign investors seek safe-haven investments like US bonds. Overseas investors have already pulled out a lot of funds from the Indian stock markets.If a rate hike materialises in the US, many startups may struggle to attract funds, as they have already been criticised for excessive valuations and spiraling losses. Most of the e-commerce firms have never reported profits, as they give huge discounts to increase sales and push up their valuations.The skyrocketing valuations of e-commerce firms have made many industry watchers equate the exponential growth of these firms with the dotcom bubble witnessed during in 1997-2000.last_img read more

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CyberPowerPCs New RTXArmed Laptop Is a Gamers Dream

first_imgAdvertisementMORE: USB Type-C FAQCyberPower did a good job keeping the overall footprint of this 17-inch beast to a minimum by trimming down its display bezels. The edge-to-edge display is a design trend we’ve seen across the tech industry over the past few years, but gaming laptops are just now catching up.Those slim bezels border a 17.3-inch, 1080p (FHD) anti-glare display with a 144hz refresh rate. The panel looked bright and vivid in my brief time with the device.The Xtreme 17R supports USB-C, and comes with an Ethernet connection, separate mic and headphone inputs, an SD card slot and USB Type-A ports on both sides of the chassis.There are thinner and lighter gaming laptops than the Tracer III Xtreme 17R, but those laptops don’t offer mechanical keyboards. The Xtreme 17R’s fully programmable RGB keys not only look fantastic, but they also feet great, with a pleasant clickiness and decent amount of key travel. Because you can never get enough RGB, there is also a light bar on the front edge of the laptop, below the touchpad.Gamers will appreciate the Xtreme 17R’s thin design and keyboard, but what really matters is what lies under the hood. The 17-inch Tracer III will support up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 GPU with 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM. You can also choose to step down to the RTX 2060 if you don’t need as much power. These mobile GPUs support all the fun features Nvidia has been touting over the past few months, including real-time ray tracing and enhanced AI. Sadly, there is no RTX 2080 config at launch.The Tracer III Xtreme 17R has plenty of computing power as well, thanks to the included six-core Intel Core i7-8750H CPU. RAM options go up to 32GB and storage up to 2TB. The $1,899 model I saw at CES came equipped with the Core i7 CPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB NVMe storage and a RTX 2070 GPU. Of course, in CyberPower style, you can customize these components to get the power and price you’re looking for.CyberPower also had the 15-inch model on hand. That model, a refresh from last year’s laptop, can include many of the same components as the Xtreme 17R, including a Core i7 CPU, up to 32GB of RAM and up to 2TB of storage. The GPU also maxes out at the RTX 2070, short of the top-of-the-line RTX 2080 that we’ve seen on other upcoming gaming laptops.The 15.6-inch model also has a beautiful 1080p, 144hz display, and a customizable RGB keyboard, although it didn’t feel quite as bouncy as the keyboard on the 17-inch model.We look forward to putting these gorgeous gaming machines through their paces in our forthcoming review.Highest Resolution ScreensBest Graphics PerformanceLaptops with the Best Overall PerformanceThis post was written by Phillip Tracy by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 40 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoMacy'sCheck Out These Macy’s Deals for SundayMacy’sUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoAdvertisement CyberPowerPC is going all-out RTX with its gaming laptops. I got to spend some time with the company’s newest model, the Tracer III Xtreme 17R, which comes armed with the recently revealed Nvidia RTX 2070 GPU.The Tracer III Xtreme 17R will be available to order on Jan. 29. A Core i7 model with an RTX 2070 GPU starts at $1,899. Laptop Cyberpower TracerVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?03:46关闭选项Automated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/cyberpowerpc-tracer-iii-xtreme-17r?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0001:3401:34Your Recommended Playlist03:46MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?02:01Apple’s Mac & iPad Pro Event: 5 Things You Need To Know01:30How to Use VLOOKUP in Excel01:30Best & Worst Laptop Brands 201901:34How to Reset a Windows 10 PC01:32How to Turn Your Windows 10 PC into a Wireless Display01:25How to Freeze Rows in Excel关闭 last_img read more

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first_img 0 Comments   Share   D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ As the losses pile up, though, the “here we go again” attitude could creepinto the locker room, since a team out of the playoff hunt in earlyNovember may find little motivation for the rest of the season. That is the danger the team faces now, and they must fight it.“You just have to be mentally tough,” Kolb said, “that’s all you can do.”The Cardinals may do just that, though, as the prevalent thought is that atsome point things have to turn around, because the players on this teamare too good to be one of the worst teams in the NFL. And, when they doturn it around, watch out.“We are moving in a direction that we believe that, in the future, we aregoing to be something special,” Kolb said. “That future can be one week,that future can be one year. “Whatever it is, we feel like we have a lot of key components here to dosome special things.”Kolb isn’t the only one who feels that way.“There’s so much talent on this team to be sitting here at 1-5, that’s what’sso frustrating and disappointing,” Holliday, a 14-year NFL veteran said. “Wehave the guys in this locker room to make the plays and win these games,we’re just not getting it done.” They’re not, and that could weigh on a team.“Our guys are disappointed,” Whisenhunt said. “They feel like they arebetter than what they are showing, what they are putting on the field. “I don’t think it’s going to be an issue about working or understandingwhat we are trying to do, our guys will continue to fight.”That’s the plan, at least, and for now it’s probably what’s going to happen.There are 10 games left on the schedule, and the Cardinals will play inevery one of them, for now believing they will come out on top. But a fewmore losses could change things, and that would be a real shame in thisseason.“It’s going to take the guys in this locker room,” Holliday said. “Theseveteran leaders are going to have to step up, some of these young guys aregoing to step up and say ‘enough’s enough.’” Larry Fitzgerald said the players will fight hard for each other, Kevin Kolbtalked about how the team can improve, Vonnie Holiday knows there is alot of talent on the roster and Ken Whisenhunt is confident his team willcontinue to work.Such are the themes of a 1-5 football team.The Cardinals, who have won just three times in their last 17 games, couldeasily look at this season and say all is lost.At this rate the only thing the Cardinals have to look forward to is anothertop five pick in the NFL draft, a reality that would make some playersessentially give up on the rest of the season. But they can’t look at it that way. They won’t look at it that way.“We haven’t had great success for years, but we can’t allow that to get intoour minds,” Fitzgerald said. “All we can do is keep working.”Besides just making plays, the theme after Arizona’s 32-14 loss toPittsburgh was “work.”Not that they can’t find anything that does, but rather that it’s what theyhave to do to turn this season around.It will start with simply making plays. “We can’t make enough plays to change an outcome of a game,”Whisenhunt said. “We are not going to give up, we are going to get itturned around and move forward.”In reality the team has no other choice, which Kolb said, because it’s eitherget better or see the season, already spiraling out of control, hitrock bottom. If it hasn’t already.What’s frustrating for the Cardinals, especially after this latest loss, is thattheir struggles are not due to a lack of effort.“You just wish the guys felt some sort of reward for how we worked,” Kolbsaid, noting that effort isn’t the team’s problem. “The working part is notit; we just need to make plays.” Top Stories last_img read more

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