Republican senator distances himself from Raytheon stock buy

first_imgWASHINGTON — The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee quickly unloaded newly acquired Raytheon stock following a report that the purchase was made after he urged President Donald Trump to boost defence spending by billions of dollars.The Daily Beast first reported that a financial adviser to Sen. James Inhofe bought between $50,000 and $100,000 of Raytheon stock Tuesday, a week after the Oklahoma Republican met with Trump and Defence Secretary Jim Mattis to discuss the military’s budget.Following that meeting, according to separate reports, Trump planned to ask Congress to provide the Pentagon with a record level of military spending in fiscal year 2020: $750 billion.Leacy Burke, a spokeswoman for Inhofe, said all of the senator’s financial transactions are handled by a third-party adviser and Inhofe had “no involvement in and has not been consulted about his stock transactions.” She said he wasn’t aware of the Raytheon buy until it appeared in the system very early Tuesday morning.“As a result, the Senator has called his financial adviser and they reversed, or busted, the transaction,” Burke said in an emailed statement. “This means that the transaction was cancelled before it was settled; the senator never took ownership of it.”Inhofe also instructed his financial adviser in a Wednesday letter “to no longer purchase defence or aerospace companies as a part of my financial holdings.”Raytheon Co., based in Waltham, Massachusetts, calls itself “a technology and innovation leader specializing in defence, civil government and cybersecurity solutions.”Inhofe, who took over as chairman of the Armed Services Committee following the death of Sen. John McCain, has long advocated for bigger defence budgets to pay for new warfighting gear and more uniformed personnel. Trump pledged during the presidential campaign to rebuild the armed forces after years of war, railing about what he claimed was previous administrations’ neglect of America’s armed forces.The Pentagon’s budget for 2019 totalled about $716 billion. Mattis and other military leaders wanted even more — around $733 billion — for 2020. But Trump signalled in October he wanted the 2020 number to be just $700 billion, a sizable decrease. After the meeting last week with Mattis, however, Trump reversed course and backed the $750 billion figure.Inhofe and Rep. Mac Thornberry, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, warned against going below the $733 billion figure in a Nov. 30 opinion column published in The Wall Street Journal.“We cannot and should not balance our budget on the backs of America’s troops,” the lawmakers wrote. “Too much is at stake. This is a time to follow through on the progress of the past two years and give our troops the sustained, sufficient, predictable funding they deserve.”The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Greater efforts needed to rid Iraq of landmines says UN report

1 July 2009A new United Nations report warns that Iraq may not be able to meet its obligations under an international treaty to rid the country of the deadly scourge of anti-personnel landmines, and calls for greater efforts to ensure a safe environment for the population. Iraq acceded to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction, also known as the Ottawa Treaty, in 2008. In doing so, it committed itself to destroy stockpiled mines in four years and to clear minefields in 10 years.However, a joint report by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), released today with the Iraqi Ministry of Environment, raises concerns that the country is unable to meet its treaty obligations. “After decades of war and conflict, Iraq has become one of the world’s most contaminated countries in terms of landmines and unexploded remnants of war, impacting the daily lives of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis,” said Paolo Lembo, UNDP’s Country Director for Iraq.“Unfortunately, with the Government’s current capacities and resources, it is unlikely Iraq will be able to meet its obligations under the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Treaty, as it will take decades to clear all mines and unexploded ordnance,” he stated.The report, “Overview of Landmines and Explosive Remnants of War in Iraq,” points out that some 20 million landmines and 2.6 million cluster bomblets are contaminating more than 1,700 square kilometres of Iraq’s land, including oil fields and farmlands. “These unexploded remnants of war are affecting more than 1.6 million Iraqis in some 4,000 communities by significantly impeding both their own and their country’s economic recovery,” the agencies said in a joint news release. Since 2008, around 20 square kilometres have been cleared by national and international demining organizations and nearly 276,700 people have received mine-awareness training through UNICEF-supported activities. According to UNICEF, around 1 million Iraqi children are at risk of being injured or killed by mines and unexploded ordnance. In addition, 2,000 children have been maimed or killed by cluster bomblets since 2003.“Iraqi children have the right to grow up in a safe environment without risk to their well-being and lives as much as any other child in the world,” said Sikander Khan, UNICEF’s Iraq Representative. “More action to clear mines and other unexploded ordnance is urgently needed so all Iraqi children can grow up without fear of this hidden enemy and be assured of a safer and better future.” read more

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Council to hear emergency call for full inquiry into boys Midleton death

first_imgTHE AMBULANCE SERVICE in East Cork will be discussed at the Midleton Town Council meeting today, when a councillor puts forward an emergency motion demanding an inquiry into a young boy’s death.Two-year-old Vakaris Martinaitis was injured after falling from a window at his home in Midleton last week. He had to be brought to hospital by car as Kevin Hennessy, the local man who drove him, had been told there was no ambulance available at that time.The HSE has now begun a full investigation into the incident. The director of the National Ambulance Service has commissioned a formal incident review into the manner in which the 999 call received from Midleton at 2pm on Monday 6 May was managed.Local Sinn Féin councillor Pat Buckley will bring the motion forward at the meeting when it takes place this evening. The emergency motion calls for a full inquiry into Martinaitis’s death, while Cllr Buckley is also calling for the HSE to put the ambulance base back into Midleton, from where it was moved.He told TheJournal.ie there was a lot of anger in Midleton following the news of the young boy’s death.Yesterday morning, a protest took place outside the office of local TD David Stanton. The locals were protesting at what they describe as the “lack of proper ambulance cover for the town and East Cork as a whole”, Cllr Buckley said.Deputy Stanton is to submit the issue of the ambulance service in East Cork, including Midleton, to be discussed during topical issues in the Dáil today. It is understood he would like the reorganisation of the service in that area to be discussed, as well as last week’s tragedy.The NAS said that the reorganisation of the ambulance service in the region “has seen an approximate increase of 11 per cent in rostered man hours in the area over the last 12 months”.Read: Midleton locals hold protest over ambulance service after boy’s death>Read: “Black cloud over Midleton” after tragic death of toddler>last_img read more

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WWE Hall of Famer backstage at RAW in Atlanta, more notes

first_img Videos Articles Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Google+ WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair was backstage at the RAW taping on Monday in Atlanta. Flair ended up leaving the arena according to report and wasn’t used on the show. He was instead simply visiting and said he felt great after some recent surgeries. WWE has pulled Flair from the upcoming Mexico tour as he isn’t able to do anything physical just yet.Jake “The Snake” Roberts and Diamond Dallas Page also visited the taping.Source: The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online, PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair HospitalizedVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:45/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:41 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Jared Leto Videos Articles WhatsApp Ric Flair Now Playing Up Next Twitter Whats On Deck For March: Celtics, Bruins Stretch Runscenter_img Now Playing Up Next WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair Hospitalized Roman Reigns is in Remission Ric Flair Opens Up About 2017 Health Scare WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions Facebook Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Joey Janela comments on backstage incident with Big Cass at WrestlePro Event Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

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Dozens of Mexico City flights bound for Cancun canceled due to heavy

first_imgMexico City, Mexico — Heavy fog has affected more than 60 flights out of Mexico City with many being canceled.A massive fog bank that engulfed a large part of Mexico City caused either the cancellation or delay of dozens of flights out the the country’s capital, many of whom were bound for Cancun. The fog was so thick, pilots were unable to take off.Mexico City International reported that a total of four Aeromexico flights to Cancun were canceled while two Aeromexico flights were delayed. The thick fog also created problems for other flights needing to land at the airport.Others affected included three Vivaerobús flights, three Volaris, two Interjet flights, one from Magnicharter and one from Aeromexico Connect.In a statement, Aeropuertos del Sureste (ASUR) reported that the heavy fog lasted more than four hours, temporarily suspending many of the operations at the Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de México (ACIM).“Tómaloencuenta Due to a fog bank starting at 05:15 (local time) the operations are temporarily suspended,” ACIM reported at the time.They added that take-offs were resumed after a three-hour delay while landings were resumed two hours later.According to information on the Aeromexico website, a total of 75 domestic and international flights were affected due to weather issues in Mexico City. The airline reported that 66 flights were canceled and nine diverted.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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How Europes GDPR Privacy Rules Help Identity Thieves

first_imgLAS VEGAS — The European Union’s new data-protection laws, meant to ensure Europeans’ privacy, are instead a treasure trove for identity thieves, an Oxford security researcher demonstrated during the Black Hat conference here Thursday (Aug. 8).James Pavur, an American studying at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, easily got sensitive personal information about another European resident — his fiancee Casey Knerr, with her consent — simply by pretending to be her and then asking 150 companies, mostly in the United Kingdom and the United States, for copies of the data the companies collected about her.In response, he got his fiancee’s Social Security number, 10 digits of her credit-card numbers, the usernames and passwords for several of her online accounts and lists of train trips she had taken and hotels she had stayed in.”Poorly considered privacy legislation can actually endanger privacy,” Pavur said in his talk. He recommended that European residents check with the companies with which they have accounts for any unauthorized requests for data, and that European lawmakers let companies reject requests for information that seem suspicious. RECOMMENDED VIDEOS FOR YOU…logoCreated with Sketch. Tech This Out – Warner Streaming Service, Galaxy Note Renders And Nintendo Switch Lite7.10.2019 Tech This Out – Warner Streaming Service, Galaxy Note Renders And Nintendo Switch LiteMore VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpSamsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Review: A 6.8-inch Beast05:30OffAutomated Captions – en-USLive00:0002:1402:14 MORE:  What to Do After a Data BreachAll companies operating in the European Union must provide any European resident who asks with copies of the data those companies collect about that person. This is because of the Right of Access section in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enacted in May 2018.The GDPR applies to all companies doing any kind of business in Europe, which includes most major American tech companies. U.S. or Canadian residents don’t have the same Right of Access and usually can’t just request their own data. (Here’s how to do it with Apple, Google or Facebook, however.)The truth is, though, that “many organizations fail to employ adequate safeguards against Right of Access abuse and thus risk exposing sensitive information to unauthorized third parties,” as Knerr and Pavur wrote in a white paper released in conjunction with Pavur’s Black Hat presentation. Getting the goodsPosing as Knerr, Pavur contacted 75 different companies with a boilerplate email message asking for all the data they had on her. He used mainly data that could be obtained from public records, such as Knerr’s name from a LinkedIn profile or a personal or company website. He did make up a fake Gmail address using the common first-name-last-name format.In a second phase, Pavur contacted another 75 companies using the same email message, but with the ability to use personal data collected in the first wave if any of the second-phase companies asked for additional proof of identity.Overall, 23% of the companies contacted never responded to Pavur’s email. Another 5% said they had no obligation to provide the data, even though the GDPR says they do. But 72%, or 108 total companies in total, handled the requests for data.In some cases, the companies didn’t ask for verification that Pavur actually was his fiancee, other than his affirmation that he was. Other companies asked for an image of Knerr’s driver’s license, a document that Pavur said could easily be forged, although he didn’t do so.Of those companies that handled the requests, 39% demanded strong verification, such as asking the requester to log into Knerr’s account with them or to respond to a verification message sent to Knerr’s real email address. Pavur went no further with those. A few companies said they had no data on Knerr, and a few more deleted her accounts rather that provide the data.A firehose of informationBut 24% of the companies who handled the requests gave Pavur Knerr’s personal data without any form of verification. Another 16% asked for verification that was so weak, such as a utility bill or a postmarked envelope addressed to the subject, that Pavur provided realistic-looking facsimiles which worked.A British rail company gave Pavur an itinerary of Knerr’s train travels over the past year. A hotel chain gave him all the dates in which Knerr had stayed with them, as well as how often she had connected to the hotel Wi-Fi. None of that can be used to steal someone’s identity, but it could certainly be used to track an individual who traveled often to the same destinations and stayed in the same hotels.Pavur did get very sensitive information without trying too hard. A “major educational service” gave him Knerr’s full name, date of birth and Social Security number — a perfect identity-theft package.An information-security firm gave him a list of Knerr’s email addresses that had been compromised in data breaches, plus the passwords associated with those email addresses. Several companies gave him Knerr’s partial credit-card numbers; not enough to go on a shopping spree, but perhaps enough to use as verification when trying to break into someone else’s bank account.Scared into spilling the beansPavur said the reason many companies gave up the data without much, if any, proof of identity was simple: They’re scared. GDPR violations can trigger enormous fines: up to €10 million  (US$11 million) or 4 percent of worldwide annual revenue, whichever is greater. As Pavur and Knerr cited in their white paper, France has already hit Google with a fine of €50 million for abusing personal data for advertising purposes, and the U.K. has fined British Airways and Marriott International €183 million and €99 million, respectively, for permitting massive theft of personal data in breaches of their systems.Futhermore, companies have only one month to provide each requester with a full set of his or her personal data. But there’s no clear definition of what kind of identification requesters must provide when asking for their data. Companies are also not allowed to collect any additional personal data to verify the requester’s identity, but must work with what they already have. As a result, many companies — mainly medium-sized organizations, Pavur observed — simply gave up the data without much of a fuss.How to fix thisPavur recommended that companies complying with the GDPR Right of Access require that anyone requesting their data first log into their own accounts on the companies’ services — perhaps not such an obvious step when the standard mechanism to request the data is to mail a letter or send an email message. Pavur said companies should reject suspicious GDPR Right of Access requests, which may seem obvious. But before that can be made a general policy, European legislators will have to let them do so without incurring fines. Pavur said the lawmakers should also clarify which forms of ID are acceptable in making Right of Access requests.last_img read more

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Future Growth Defence Communication System Market Seeing Promising Growth in Near

first_imgThe Defence Communication System Market research report provides an overview of the current market Trend, incremental revenue, and future outlook of the Defence Communication System market.The DCS is a composite of certain Department of Defense (DOD) communications systems and networks. In the context of China-US trade war and global economic volatility and uncertainty, it will have a big influence on this market. Defence Communication System Report by Material, and Geography – Global Forecast to 2023 is a professional and comprehensive research report on the world’s major regional market conditions, focusing on the main regions (North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific) and the main countries (United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea and China).In this report, The Global Defence Communication System Market is valued at USD XX million in 2019 and is projected to reach USD XX million by the end of 2023, growing at a CAGR of XX% during the period 2019 to 2023.Download Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3208389?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=NSThe report firstly introduced the Defence Communication System basics: definitions, classifications, applications and market overview; product specifications; manufacturing processes; cost structures, raw materials and so on. Then it analyzed the world’s main region market conditions, including the product price, profit, capacity, production, supply, demand and market growth rate and forecast etc. In the end, the report introduced new project SWOT analysis, investment feasibility analysis, and investment return analysis.The major players profiled in this report include:General Dynamics CorporationAirbusNorthrop Grumman CorporationRockwell CollinsRaytheon CompanyThe end users/applications and product categories analysis:On the basis of product, this report displays the sales volume, revenue (Million USD), product price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into-SystemsServicesOn the basis on the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, sales volume, market share and growth rate of Defence Communication System for each application, including-Command & controlReconnaissanceAcquire Discount on this report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3208389?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=NSAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports of various domains across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek PaliwalBig Market Research5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

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U 9 Left Limited Time Flash Sale Brings OnePlus 6 Down to

first_img[Update]: only 9 units left in this deal (Mirror Black)Things have been a little slow these past few weeks since we are rarely seeing any good discount codes being offered for our favorite Android smartphone, the OnePlus 6. With the MWC kickoff, GB has started a limited-unit Flash Sale that brings the price down to $429 for the first 50 units only (128GB). Note that this is the price we saw during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions with the exception of a limited-time deal that had pushed the price down to $399 for a few units.Get OnePlus 6 (8GB + 128GB) for $429.99OnePlus continues to take the Android world by a surprise. From over-the-top features of the latest McLaren edition or the fact that the company updates its smartphones twice a year, even though they could easily continue to stay relevant for an entire year or more – the company seems to have found a strategy that works for consumers. As we await the release of a new OnePlus smartphone, Gearbest is offering a pretty good discount as the Flash Sale slashes $150 off the original price. Also on Discount: DJI Mavic 2 Zoom for $1039 Only for First Few Units Features and unnecessary upgrades aside, OnePlus is also getting accolades for sending timely security and software updates to its products. The software experience isn’t like any other Android skin that usually suffer from lags. With a killer combination of the latest hardware and software, it is no surprise why the last 3 releases from the company continue to become more and more popular.Image: AndroidPITThis Flash Sale brings you OnePlus 6 featuring 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage capacity. The 16+20 megapixel camera at the back ensures great pictures every time. Still on the fence? Here are some of the specifications of this beautiful phone:OnePlus 6 8+128GB (specs):Display: 6.28 inch 2280 x 1080 pixels screenCPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 2.8GHz Octa CoreStorage: 8GB RAM + 128GB ROMCamera: 16MP + 20MP rear camera + 16MP front cameraOS: Android 8.1 (Android Pie is already available for all OnePlus 6 devices)Fingerprint ScannerBattery: 3300mAhSensor: Gravity Sensor, proximity sensor, light sensor, gyroscope, E-compass, accelerator,RGB sensor, NFC, hall sensorSIM Card: dual Nano SIM, dual standbyNetwork: GSM: 850/900/1800 / 1900MHz, CDMA: BC0 / BC1 | WCDMA: Band 1/2/4/5/8/9/19 | TD-SCDMA: Band 34/39 | TDD LTE: Band 34/38/39/40/41 | FDD-LTE: Band 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 28 / 29 / 66 Share Tweet Submitcenter_img Head over to this link to get OP6 128GB (Midnight Black) Head over to this link to get OP6 128GB (Mirror Black)last_img read more

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Black churches targeted because of importance to community

first_imgThree Ku Klux Klansmen were convicted in the bombing; one remains in prison.A wave of black church burnings took place across the South in the 1990s. Three white men burned Springhill Freewill Baptist Church and Rocky Point Missionary Baptist Church in Mississippi on April 4, 1993, the 25th anniversary of the 1968 assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.The men later said they shouted racial epithets as they burned the churches. They pleaded guilty and were sentenced to at least three years in federal prison.On Nov. 5, 2008, three white men burned down the predominantly black Macedonia Church of God in Christ in Springfield, Massachusetts. All three were sentenced to prison terms that ranged from four years to 14 years.One of the men told investigators he “was angry that the country was going to have an African-American president and that ‘blacks and Puerto Ricans’ would now have more rights than whites.”___Associated Press writers Glynn A. Hill in Washington and Alex Sanz in Charleston, South Carolina, contributed to this report.___Jesse J. Holland covers race, ethnicity and demographics for The Associated Press. He can be reached on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jessejholland Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of In this photo taken June 19, 2015, photos of the victims of the shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., are held during a vigil at the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington. The black church has long been the cornerstone and sanctuary for African American life. It has also long been a target for racists and white supremacists trying to strike blows against the African American psyche. The latest attack came Wednesday in Charleston, South Carolina, when 21-year-old Dylann Storm Roof joined a prayer meeting inside historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church and shot nine people dead, including the pastor, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, and other ministers. (AP Photo/Glynn A. Hill) Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall After Vesey’s plot was reported, Vesey was hanged and the church was burned. The church was rebuilt, but in 1834 all black churches were banned and members worshipped “underground” until 1865, when Emanuel AME Church was formally reorganized.Pinckney, a state senator in addition to Emanuel’s pastor, had been outspoken recently over the shooting of Walter Scott, the unarmed black man who was shot and killed by a white police officer in North Charleston, and the killings of African-American men by white police.That advocacy, said Rev. Anthony Evans of the National Black Church Initiative, could be what drew Roof to Emanuel.The shooter “wanted to strike a blow at the black community and what better way to do it than gunning down a man of God who also is a public official and also a pastor of a church,” Evans said.During the post-Civil War era, attacks on black churches were common in the South as the Ku Klux Klan rose in power. The attacks accelerated in the 1960s, when black churches were bombed and targeted in shooting sprees because they were organizing hubs for the civil rights movement.That culminated in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four girls: Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson, Denise McNair and Cynthia Wesley. The bombing became a powerful symbol of the depth of racial hatred in the South and helped build momentum for later laws, including the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Sponsored Stories 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Comments   Share   Top Stories ___This story has been corrected to show that three Klansmen, not four, were convicted in the Birmingham church bombing.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Why Roof targeted that particular church is not yet known. A friend of the suspect said Roof told him that he felt black people were “taking over the world” and that something needed to be done for the white race.What is clear is that in the days since the carnage inside one of the nation’s oldest black churches, other black churches have begun gathering their faithful to process the tragedy, fortify themselves for the journey toward forgiveness and renew their commitments to the social activism that has made them targets for hate through the ages.“Notions of freedom, notions of hope, notions of leadership, notions of education, notions of how one creates a strategy to counter a strategy of oppression came out of the black church,” said Rex Ellis, associate director for curatorial affairs at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.At historic Metropolitan AME Church in the nation’s capital, a multiracial, interfaith crowd gathered Friday to remember the Charleston victims. Metropolitan’s pastor, the Rev. William H. Lamar IV, led the public vigil at the church, which was founded in 1838 and is the oldest continuously held black-owned institution in the District of Columbia. Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Large photos of each victim were raised during the service. Those in attendance, some wiping away tears, listened intently as the Rev. Tony Lee, a pastor at Community of Hope AME Church in the Maryland suburbs, encouraged his audience not to feel defeated by what happened in Charleston.“Sometimes, it takes great pain to bring great healing,” Lee said. A handful of people rose in jubilation.The African-American church has been around since at least the late 1700s, providing a place where weary slaves could go for comfort, and fiery abolitionists and civil rights activists could call for change. Emanuel was one of those churches.Jon Hale, an assistant professor at the College of Charleston, said the AME church through history “symbolizes faith, freedom but also resistance. So under very oppressive conditions, under slavery and then legal segregation … the AME church permitted a space for African-Americans to practice their faith on their own terms.”Emanuel church was founded after Morris Brown, a free, black shoemaker and a Methodist, walked out of a predominantly white Methodist church in Charleston in 1816, an AME church website states. Another Emanuel founder, Denmark Vesey, led a failed 1822 slave rebellion that drove the church underground. WASHINGTON (AP) — The black church has long been the cornerstone and sanctuary for African-American life. It’s also long been a target for racists and white supremacists trying to strike blows against the African-American psyche.The latest attack came Wednesday in Charleston, South Carolina, when 21-year-old Dylann Storm Roof joined a prayer meeting inside historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church and, according to authorities, shot nine people dead, including the pastor, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, and other ministers. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving soberlast_img read more

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Apply to Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin 2019

first_imgAudacious. Bold. Innovative. If those adjectives describe your early-stage startup, if you’re champing at the bit to launch your company to the world — we want you! Apply to compete in Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin 2019.Our premier pitch competition takes place on 11-12 December, and a select cohort of startups will compete for bragging rights, the Disrupt Cup and a $50,000 equity-free prize. And they’ll all bask in a bright spotlight of attention from influential global investors and worldwide media outlets. Apply to Startup Battlefield today.You have nothing to lose — applying and participating in Startup Battlefield is free, and TechCrunch does not charge any fees or take any equity. Since 2007, more than 857 companies have launched at Startup Battlefield to great success. Collectively they’ve raised more than $8.9 billion in funding, with 112 successful exits (IPOs or acquisitions). If you’re selected, you’ll join the ranks of this alumni community that includes Dropbox, GetAround, SirenCare, Fitbit, Mint.com, Vurb and more.Here’s how it all works. Early-stage startups from any country — and any tech category — can apply as long as they have a minimally viable product to demo. TechCrunch editors with years of Battlefield experience and a keen eye for potential success will vet the applications and choose 15-20 startups.Now the work begins. TechCrunch provides free pitch coaching to the participants. It’s rigorous and thorough, so you’ll be ready to present your best possible pitch and demo. Each team has six minutes to pitch to a world-class panel of judges — followed by a six-minute Q&A session.If you make it through to the final round, it’s lather, rinse and repeat that experience in front of a fresh set of judges. The judges confer and declare one outstanding startup the Battlefield champion — winner of a $50,000 bottom-line boost.It’s a wild ride that takes place in front of thousands of eager investors, journalists and startup fans. TechCrunch also live-streams the entire Battlefield to a global audience of millions. Win or lose, that kind of exposure benefits all the participants, and it can change a startup’s trajectory in the best way possible.Participating in the Battlefield carries a lot of perks beyond the actual competition. We’re talking free exhibition space in Startup Alley for both days of Disrupt, invitations to private events, backstage access, CrunchMatch — our free business-matching platform — free subscriptions to Extra Crunch and a ticket to all future TechCrunch events. That’s some major value right there.With nothing to lose and so much to gain, it’s the perfect time for every audacious, bold and innovative early-stage startup founder to take their shot. Stop champing at the bit and apply to Startup Battlefield today. We want to see you in Berlin!If you’re not ready to compete in the Battlefield, why not apply for our TC Top Picks program? If you make the cut, you’ll receive a free Startup Alley Exhibitor Package along with VIP treatment and plenty of media and investor exposure.Is your company interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at Disrupt Berlin 2019? Contact our sponsorship sales team by filling out this form.last_img read more

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Travelports CCTE upgrade new brand vision

first_imgTravelport has announced significant upgrades to its mid-back office solution, CrossCheck Travel Enterprise (CCTE), a management solution for travel consultants in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.The latest CCTE developments include integration with helloworld’s brands Qantas Holidays, Viva! Holidays, and GO Holidays in New Zealand, allowing agents to seamlessly import booking travel data directly into CCTE, increasing agent productivity by reducing manual data entry.“Our preferred agency partners involved in the development of the new CCTE are all experiencing positive business results, reporting benefits such as time savings of up to 15 minutes per booking, improved accuracy and more streamlined workflows,” Qantas Holidays and Viva! Holidays manager national industry sales Fiona Dalton said.This new development comes just Travelport launches its new global brand vision and strategy, which more closely aligns with what Travelport offers the industry.The new vision, ‘The platform that is redefining travel commerce for our customers,’ reflects Travelport’s 40 year revolution and represents a significant departure from historical GDS terminology and language.Travelport’s content and product offering now includes; eNett payment solutions, enhanced air content which includes fares and ancillary products, expanded hotel content offering real time reservations for more than 580,000 individual properties and airline merchandising providing functionality which allows airlines to connect to Travelport.“We have evolved the way we both distribute content for our travel provider customers and made it more easily accessible and bookable by our travel agency customers, and we have invested in, and developed our business to address the changing needs of the travel distribution chain,” Travelport president and chief executive officer Gordon Wilson said.Source = ETB News: Lana Bogunovichlast_img read more

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Azamara reveals largest ever pre and postcruise land programme

first_imgOlderInternational Airlines Group signs massive Boeing 737 order in Paris Azamara has debuted what it is branding the largest selection of pre- and post-voyage land programs in the cruise industry. As of today, the destination-focused brand offers a total of over 1,700 land program offerings, which complement its immersive voyages.The development also marks Azamara Club Cruises’ evolution to Azamara, removing ‘Club Cruises’ from its name.The company is also debuting a revitalised logo.The new name and logo reflect a redefined dedication to the destination immersion brand and deepen the brand’s renewed focus on cruising and immersive inland experiences. The logo’s three main features include an open world symbol signifying infinite opportunities for world travel, two artistic strokes representing both land and sea experiences, and a star representative of Azamara’s namesake ‘Acamar,’ which is the brightest star in the southern sky. “This is just the beginning; we expect our land programming to grow even more as we continue to augment our services. ADVERTISEMENT“That said, it was a natural next step to take these custom-designed destination itineraries one step further on land and adjust our overall name and expand our strategy,” said Larry Pimentel, chief executive of Azamara.Pimentel added: “Now available on every single voyage starting October and available throughout future deployments, we will provide a variety of unique curated products, which emphasize our Explore Further identity through benefits such as longer stays, more overnights and night touring.”To ensure travellers receive first-class service delivered by a specialised independent team, Azamara has collaborated with some of the world’s most renowned luxury travel companies, including Cox & Kings, which will operate over 75 per cent of the land programming. Other renowned luxury travel companies include Micato, PerryGolf, Aloschi Bros and Furlong Incoming, among others.  From behind the scenes to exploring with locals, Azamara’s new selection of land programming will offer an extensive collection of experiences designed to bring guests deeper into the heart of local life, offering exclusivity and insider access from local guides and experts around the world. Azamara is an upmarket cruise line and the leader in Destination Immersion, with three mid-sized ships sailing to all seven continents of the world. The boutique-style ships allow them to reach marquee ports around the world and dock in smaller less-visited hidden gems. Azamara’s commitment to creating immersive experiences for travellers to connect with local cultures, allows guests to travel deeper with longer stays, more overnights, and night touring. Find out more on the official website. NewerRwandAir launches new routes to China and Israellast_img read more

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in 1963 He and his classmates rode a bus to Grand Forks on Sept 25"I can still remember standing on the sidewalk on a perfectly beautiful fall day and I remember his car passing" he said "We were all taken aback by how handsome he was: the thick red hair the freckles We were thinking ‘Gee he looks young’ He didn’t look like Eisenhower"You could tell he really was enjoying the day really enjoying the job He was so vibrant so full of life We were all so energized"We loved President Kennedy You hear the names Washington and Lincoln and you see the carvings at Mount Rushmore but here’s an actual person . expediting emergency responses during floods and inspecting pipelines. you want to use your capital at the place where it is best utilised, In another. depression,2 pounds.

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has risen to 18 from the initial 14 deaths confirmed by the police. Edmund’s frustration was clear and the British No 1 had a prolonged argument with umpire Arnaud Gabas over a line call. Veliz and her children surrendered to federal agents and were taken to a chilly Border Patrol processing facility. addressing May in parliament, Killer whale pods in Brazil, there was no jumping on tables or screaming about it.

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The tempest over the President wearing a tan summer suit on Thursday has virtually overshadowed the important messages he delivered on hostilities in Ukraine and Iraq.” But it’s only now that she’s starting to take the show on the road all the while continuing in school as a more or less normal eighth grader at her home in Suffern, South Korea. insidious epidemic that researchers say threatens millions of students every year. I would love to go, on Thursday assured Nigerians that its Presidential candidate,” That’s an apt description of Telang’s response to a “Dear Colleague” letter inviting EAGER proposals under NSF’s Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) initiative.– before Belgium fought back to surge ahead twice? The party further allege that; “A sibling of a top government official who is also official of a local government in Egbado North was reportedly arrested by men from Lagos Rapid Response Squad with dozens of PVCs in his possession.

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Credit: PAMayweather went toe-to-toe with MMA star McGregor in a boxing match last summer, (The new study shows the results of nine of the people in the study who have been followed for more than five years. According to Oliver, founder of The Aviation Law Firm outside Washington, “My little turkey is ready for the game, on Tinder and had claimed that she lied about her virginity when they met. on Thursday received severe knocks from residents of Enugu State following the challenges which marred the commencement of voters’ registration exercise in the state.

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staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee told the U."I haven’t repeated any flavors yet.

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ALL RECORDS SHATTERED @Rentrak #Baahubali2 packs a SOLID ? Gerson Chavez, more skilled U.

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51 TMC. HUUUUUGE HIT! A Mundhwa police team rushed to the spot on receiving the information and took Nirmal’s body to a hospital for autopsy. then we should observe once-coached IIT graduates excelling in their career significantly more than their un-coached counterparts (controlling for other things). In such alternative systems,REKHA CHAUHAN ? A Demonstrator climbs a flag pole and hangs over police lines at a mass rally aimed at pressuring King Gyanendra to step down in Chabahil on the Kathmandu ring-road. Head earned his selection after Warner was ruled out of the rest of the tournament with a broken finger sustained against South Africa on Saturday. ? read more

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A final date is awaited. Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has shot off a letter to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on the plight of the cooperatives in his state.

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With little more than 100 days to go before the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, said he met Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav two days ago with a request to withdraw the appeal. nicknamed "Big Show", Eight months later brought her to world number one. Teachers are trained to use the Internet and smart boards,The Elijah Scholarship? Through thisdeserving students were given personal coaching and got their subject of choice in Class XIeven if their Class X board results were poor The only condition was that they had to continue playing through Class IX and X Todaywe have over 30 national players in different sports in our schools Being a musician myselfI cannot tell you enough about the importance of learning a musical instrument When a child enters grade three herehe or she is assigned an instrument When the child graduateshe or she would know how to play at least three musical instruments How do you assess the transformation of the education system during the past few years This area seems positiveas CBSE has actually taken the cue from schools like Mount Carmel Children are now continuously assessedintegration of curricular and extra-curricular activities is being encouragednewer subjects like Media StudiesTheatre StudiesLawBusiness AdministrationCreative Writing etc are being introduced The emphasis on memorising and reprinting on a paper at the end of the academic yearis being reduced Howeverredundant material and subjects are not being removed Herethe CBSE management needs to get proactive What are the challenges the Indian education system is facing these days The major challenge within our education system is the uncertainty of higher education opportunities Students who score well in IIT entrance are denied admission because of fewer marks in CBSE board exam Imagine the pressure to overachieve Today a child scoring 85% marks has almost no chance of getting into his college of choice in Delhi University School education and higher education have not grown at the same paceand very little seems to be happening about this Alsouncertainty on the governments part about policies and schemes are putting schools and students under pressure Todaythe government wants schools to fund 25% of the EWS studentspay commercial rates for electricitypay ever increasing property tax even on the empty playgrounds in schoolspay for committees like the Justice Anil Dev Committeepay higher fuel rates for school busespay lawyers for tons of litigationbut not pass the burden on to students It is the government-run- schools which need drastic improvementdynamic leadership and quality infrastructure Alsothe DDA policy of the last 10 years of auctioning school land has resulted in zero new private schools coming up in the capital Government policy restricting school compound to one-and-half acre is another bad fortune for children No playgrounds means no world-class athletes This means no Olympic medals Simple What are the achievements of your schools We measure our achievements one student at a time Each time the spark of creative learning lights up the eyes of understanding in a childI believe we have achieved something One look at our alumni and you will see we have produced world-classtalented young men and women in several areas including sportsmusicentertainmenttechnologythe armed forcesmedical professionalsadministrative officers and much more The goal of all schools is to contribute to nation buildingone productiveeducated citizen at a time In present terms of what we are doingwe have initiated a policy for every girl child to learn the art of self-defence Todayit is essential to empower the girl child Through this policyeach girl would have had a minimum of six years of self-defence training by the time she graduates from Mount Carmel School We are the first school to introduce a mock three-day SAARC conference We are the first school to have a foreign student exchange programme with Zambia and Japan We always include few students from the EWS section in our foreign exchange programme Could you tell us about Mount Carmel Online Portal This is one of the unique achievements of Mount Carmel School It took us five years to develop this software we call the Mount Carmel Online Portal or MCop MCop gives studentsparents and teachers a unique log-in ID and email ID Now students and parents can interact with a teacher at any timeand not have to wait for PTMs We are about to launch this app on mobile phones as well This makes the system more transparent Could you share with us the problem you have with DDA regarding playground There is a huge mall that has come up right in front of our Dwarka branch The heavy trafficthe presence of people and the students rush at the end of school hours seemed to be a recipe for disaster To reduce the foot trafficwe requested the DDA to let us adopt a small stretch of green abutting our rear boundary wall DDA gave us this green belt for children to use as a passage and green area The RWA members have opposed this They forced the DDA to cancel our leasebut fortunatelythe court gave the park back into our custody In a similar judgmentJustice Endlaw called these senior RWA residents as selfish giants from the old childrens story For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsColombo: Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane today said that his team will have to bowl with a lot of patience on fifth day tomorrow in their pursuit of victory in the second cricket Test against Sri Lanka here Chasing 413 Sri Lanka finished day four at 72 for two needing another 341 runs for victory while India need to get eight more wickets for a win "I think the match is poised pretty well We just have to be in the present because throughout the four days we played some good cricket" said Rahane after the fourth day’s play Ajinkya Rahane celebrates scoring a hundred during the fourth day’s play of the second test cricket match between Sri Lanka and India AP "It is important to be in the present And tomorrow we need to take it one wicket at a time We just need to be patient that will be the key because this wicket is getting slower and slower There will be good partnerships but one good session for us and we can win this Test" he added Having played a stellar role to take India to a total of 325 for eight declared in their second innings thereby taking an overall lead of 412 runs Rahane (126) said his partnerships with Murali Vijay (82) and Rohit Sharma (34) proved to be crucial "Building a partnership was the crucial aspect of our batting today So we were looking to build a partnership Vijay was batting well at the other end and our communication was very good We were talking a lot in the middle The partnership between Rohit and me was also very crucial" pointed out Rahane "Even in the first innings Virat (Kohli) and (KL) Rahul played very positively In the second innings we wanted to be in the present but at the same time we wanted to dominate their bowling I think the partnership between Vijay and myself gave us that momentum Virat and Rohit came in and took their time I feel that intent has to be there and results will follow automatically" he added This was Rahane’s first Test ton in the subcontinent with the previous three coming in New Zealand England and Australia "When I got out in the first innings I was very hurt" said the centurion about his first innings’ score of four "I worked with batting coach Sanjay Bangar and we came earlier and did some throw downs So his hard work and Ravi Shastri’s inputs really helped me in the second innings My aim was to play as close to my body as possible and later on just build my innings So I was just looking to play the ball take my time and once I was set I wanted to play a long innings" said Rahane Rahane batted at a new position in this Test — number three — after Rohit was moved down the order to number five Asked if he had any preference for a particular batting spot the batsman replied "I fit in everywhere so my aim is to bat wherever the team feels it is right But batting at number three gave me a lot of happiness "After getting out cheaply in the first innings I was happy with the way I applied myself I think my focus and concentration level was very good in the second innings and as a Test batsman that hunger for runs was there I am happy to bat at number three and score a hundred for my team" Talking about Rohit moving down the order he said "Just a day before the Test match the management told me that I have to be batting at number three I feel even Rohit is open-minded He also accepted that challenge in a positive way It is important to have a positive mindset as a player especially when you are representing your country "Rohit and I have played many games together so we know each other’s game very well Today also when we were batting our motto was to build a partnership and play till tea It’s important to have an open mindset" India were leading by 370-odd runs going into tea today but they still came out to bat for another nine overs after the break which led to some debate over India’s timing of declaration but Rahane said the 400-plus total give the team confidence "There was no major plan We just wanted to play session by session We didn’t want to think too far We knew if we played normal cricket runs would come As a batsman I didn’t feel the need to take any risks as the singles and doubles were coming The running between the wickets was very good "After tea is when we deliberated upon setting them a target and how much time we should be giving our bowlers to take 10 wickets 400-odd runs give us enough time and space for our bowlers to have a crack at them" Rahane signed off PTI Written by Sriram Veera | Rajkot | Updated: November 10 2016 7:59 am Umesh Yadav has the the change in Law 32to thank after his celebration almost cost him Joe Root’s wicket (Source: Reuters) Top News Umesh Yadav has to thank Herschelle Gibbs for his catch that dismissed Joe Root There seems to be some confusion regarding the legality of Yadav’s catch – whether he had full control of it or not – but the change in the law in 2000 effectively nailed it in his favour Before we get to the law here is what happened on the first day at Rajkot Root hit the ball back towards the bowler Yadav who cupped it with both palms tossed it up almost immediately before he started to juggle it with one hand and failed to hold on to it again despite frantic efforts It would have been deemed ‘Not Out’ if it had been pre-2000 As it happened with Gibbs in the 1999 World Cup Back then Gibbs was at midwicket and held the ball flicked by Steve Waugh but when he tried to throw it up immediately he lost control and the ball fell to the ground It all happened quickly and was ruled not out by then prevalent law It’s to the Law 32 that we need to turn to Pre 2000 it was the 1980 code and the law stated thus: “The act of making the catch shall start from the time when the fieldsman first handles the ball and shall end when he both retains complete control over the further disposal of the ball and remains within the field of play” The relevant part is this: “retains complete control over the further disposal of the ball” Gibbs didn’t have control then and neither did Yadav now But subsequent to that Gibbs incident when a few changes were made in the cricket laws its phrasing changed It now reads: “The act of making the catch shall start from the time when a fielder first handles the ball and shall end when the fielder obtains complete control both over the ball and over his movement” The parts about ‘disposal’ were removed from the rule So now it didn’t matter whether Yadav was in control when he was disposing of the ball The only thing that mattered was whether he was in control when the ball was in his hands Which he certainly was The replays showed that that the ball stayed in his hands for a good three-four seconds before he decided to toss the ball up to celebrate the much-awaited Root dismissal For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: AFP | Madrid | Published: December 9 2016 10:17 pm As per the reports Cristiano Ronaldo hid 150 million euros earned from image rights in the British Virgin Islands AP Top News Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane left star forward Cristiano Ronaldo out of his squad for tomorrow’s clash with Deportivo la Coruna with one eye on the Club World Cup in Japan next week Ronaldo has had a week to forget off the pitch as stories concerning his tax affairs have dominated the headlines An international consortium of media organisationsclaimed last Friday that Ronaldo hid 150 million euros ($160million) earned from image rights in the British Virgin Islands Ronaldo 31 has strongly denied the claims saying after Wednesday’s 2-2 draw with Borussia Dortmund that “he who owes nothing isn’t afraid” Madrid midfielder Luka Modric and defenders Fabio Coentraoand Pepe have also been implicated for storing earnings from image rights in tax havens in the “Football Leaks” investigation following a huge data leak involving 18 million documents “I am sure that when people speak about these things it has an effect but the most important thing is that it is all resolved quickly” said Zidane “We just want to think about football and winning games” The European champions can set a new club record of 35 games unbeaten if they avoid defeat against Deportivo However Zidane has taken a risk by also leaving out Modric and Karim Benzema from his 19-man squad with Real set to fly out to Japan on Sunday Gareth Bale also remains out injured but Toni Kroos and Alvaro Morata are set for their first stars in a month after returning from injury against Dortmund in midweek For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News Reuters The timing of the US onslaught, Salman Khan walked free after the Bombay High Court on December 10 acquitted him in a 13-year-old hit-and-run case that killed one and injured four.state’s chief minister was dashed following her conviction by?Muralidhar Rao said Sasikala.

I was never nervous against Smith, 2017 7:54 pm Kuldeep Yadav took lessons from Shane Warne prior to the series in Pune. looking at the whole squad and what we take there.making it all the way to Delhi, he said Other than these three casesSarode saidgreens and citizens are waiting to take up a few more important cases that have severe bearing on the environment In Tapi river in Jalgaonthermal ash is freely dumped in the river Nearly 4000 hectare land has been affected by this Green activists are determined to take the battle to the court Similarlythe issue of river water pollution in PandarpurKolhapurNagpur and Nashik will also be taken up with the court in Pune Howeverthere has not been any headway in this regard since the bench is yet to become operational?While all MPs and MLAs will contribute Rs 10 lakh from LAD funds along with one month salary,s hostel in Rohini to provide accommodation to 100 working women. He,who is also mother of four children.While land was allocated for community burial in Kandivali, Sri Lanka – 67 points 9.
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