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MMH leader elected to national post

first_imgBatesville, In. — Caravan Health congratulates Tim Putnam, DHA on his election as the 2018 President-Elect of the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). Dr. Putnam, who is a Caravan Health director and co-founder, will serve as the 2019 NRHA President.Lynn Barr, Caravan Health chief executive officer said, “We are proud to have a member of our team elected to such an important position within NRHA. We know he will have great success leading NRHA.”Dr. Putnam has been instrumental in Caravan Health’s work developing rural hospitals into ACOs,  demonstrating that rural facilities can excel in accountable care.  Under Caravan Health’s ACO model, rural providers have achieved savings, improved quality of care and lowered overall costs. With over 250 hospital partners and serving more than 1 million beneficiaries, Caravan is proud of the many rural hospitals it supports.Lisa Kilawee, Caravan Health vice president of strategic alliances and 2016 NRHA President, commented that “Dr. Putnam’s leadership over NRHA will be a boon to NRHA and its 21,000 members, and the association’s mission to provide leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education, and research. His strong leadership will benefit rural health providers and facilities facing future challenges, including the move away from a fee-for-service payment model to value-based models.”With over 30 years of healthcare experience, Dr. Putnam is a nationally recognized rural health care leader and lifetime advocate for rural hospitals, healthcare transformation and innovation. He currently serves as President and CEO of Margaret Mary Health in Batesville, Indiana.last_img read more

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Moses Simon: Nantes waiting for Levante to open sale talks

first_imgMoses Simon has insisted that Levante will have the final say on his time with Nantes. Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World6 Of The Best 90s Shows That Need To Come Back ASAP10 Simple Product Ideas That Made Their Creators Millionaires Nigeria international winger enjoyed a terrific campaign at Stade de la Beaujoire, amassing nine goals and eight assists. In a poll conducted by the club’s fans, Simon was named as Nantes’ best player for the 2019-20 season. He won 40 percent of the total 3,500 votes recorded. The 24-year-old was Nantes’ highest goalscorer for the season, validating the club’s decision to sign him on loan from La Liga club Levante last summer. Reports have claimed Nantes are set to trigger an option to sign Simon permanently after his loan expires. But Simon says that while the club wants him to stay, ultimately his future rests in the hands of Levante. Asked by Tribalfootball.com if anyone from Nantes had spoken to him about staying next season, Simon replied: “Yes they did. Nantes actually wants me to remain at the club. “But don’t forget that I’m on loan from my parent club (Levante) and they have the final say on this matter.” Reflecting on his excellent season in France, Simon believes his game is suited to Ligue 1 football. “Honestly, it was a great experience for me,” he added. “I can say it has been a great season for me in France having scored some goals and had some assists too. I scored some crucial goals for me team. “I think I adjusted quickly to French football and this helped me to settle down very well as a professional player. “Of course French football suits my game since I have splendid performances. Winning man of the match award in 10 games and winning the player of the month once in the club makes me feel good. “For me to have played as a point man in some games tells you that French football suits my style of play. I think hard-work and God’s favour made my football to click in France.” When asked to compare Ligue 1 and La Liga, Simon continued: “I think both leagues are very good, highly competitive and very exciting to play. “La Liga is more technical, while Lique 1 is more physical. That is the main difference aside from the language too. For me, it is a big honour to have played in both leagues.” The Canaries finished 13th on the table, with the season ended prematurely due to the coronavirus pandemic. It was the club’s first season under manager Christian Gourcuff, and Simon was full of praise for a Frenchman. read also:Moses Simon: It was difficult adjusting to life in Europe “He is a very nice man, a good coach,” he continued. “He encourages me a lot. He gave me playing time, tells me what to do to improve my game. “He communicates with me as a father speaks to his son. He contacts me often like a father and son relationship. Every player would love to play under such a coach.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img read more

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Coppa Italia: Digital fans, self-service trophy to be on parade

first_img Loading… Advertisement Promoted ContentTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own Eyes6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhat Secrets Is The Great Wall Of China Hiding?Can Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body? It kicks off at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Wednesday at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT), behind closed doors.In a press conference this evening, Lega Serie A President Paolo De Siervo outlined a few of the tweaks made to ensure the game can go ahead with social distancing.Christian Vieri will run an Instagram Live stream before the game, during the interval and after the final whistle.The empty stands of the Stadio Olimpico will be filled with a lightshow allowing for digital supporters and their fan choreography to still be present.Read Also: Guardiola praises health workers as Premier League relaunchesThis is the first trophy to be assigned in world football since the lockdown, but there won’t be the usual ceremony to hand over medals and silverware.Instead, they will be picked up by the players themselves, left on a table in the centre-circle. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 A series of initiatives will help Juventus and Napoli stage the Coppa Italia Final in the COVID era, including lightshows in the stands and a self-service trophy ceremony.last_img read more

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Martin Odegaard thrilled to be back at Real Madrid

first_img “I felt good, but the victory was obviously lacking today,” he told a post match interview with Diario AS. “I am not happy with that, but I am happy to be back at Madrid. “I am beginning to understand my teammates more, but the beginning of the season is always difficult. “The manager is clear in what he wants from me, to create chances, score goals and play between the lines.” Odegaard was substituted in the second half for Casemiro, but Zidane is likely to include him as a first team regular in the coming months. Promoted ContentTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Superhero Castings That People Hated But Were Amazing6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldBehind-The-Scenes Selfies From 10 Popular Movies5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny Read Also: Ronaldo nets as Pirlo wins first match in charge of Juventus With first choice midfield trio Luka Modric and Toni Kroos already over 30, and Casemiro turning 29 this season, Zidane will be aware of the need for fresh blood in their ranks. Real Madrid face another away game in their second game of the La Liga season, with a trip to Manuel Pellegrini’s Real Betis next weekend. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… Martin Odegaard admitted he is delighted to be included in Zinedine Zidane’s first team plans at Real Madrid for the 2020-21 season. The Norwegian international was named in the starting line up to face former side Real Sociedad, having spent the 2019-20 campaign on loan at the Anoeta Stadium. However, despite Los Blancos labouring to a 0-0 draw in Basque Country, Odegaard was pleased to be given a second chance in the Spanish capital by Zidane.last_img read more

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ECST State Team

first_img2019 INDIANA SWIMMING AGE GROUP SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS Sponsored by SPEEDO and HENDRICKS REGIONAL HEALTHMarch 8-10, 2019IU Natatorium (IUPUI Campus) 901 West New York Street Indianapolis, IN 46202Sanctioned by USA and Indiana Swimming #IN19002East Central Swim Team Aqua TrojansThe swimmers that made Age Group State are:Female 10&URiley Reany: 200 free 2:28.73, 50 free 30.66, 50 back 35.67, 100 back 1:17.79, and 100 free 1:06.56Male 11-12 age group Henry Strotman: 100 breast 1:18.77, 50 free, 26.85, and 50 breast 35.60Male 13-14 age group Nick Weber: 50 free 21.87, 200 back 2:10.04, 100 free 48.37, and 100 back 1:04.79LFemale 15 & OverKyra Hall  100 back 57.65, 200 back 2:12.93 100 fly 58.88Male 15 & OverJackson Ketcham: 200 Free 1:44.11, 500 free 4:46.76 200 fly 1:56.94Jacob Weber 100 back 53.68 100 fly 52.09, 200 IM 1:59.16 Boy 13-14 Medley Relay: Nick Weber, Frank Strotman, Luke Jackson, Kaden Cummins 1:53.40Good Luck at state ECST!!last_img read more

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Townend ‘can’t wait’ for super Fly

first_img Press Association It is four years since the incredible 11-year-old clinched the two-mile championship at Prestbury Park for the first time and he became the first horse since Comedy Of Errors in 1975 to reclaim his crown with a rousing display two years ago. However, the 22-time Grade One winner ran perhaps the most disappointing race of his career when fourth 12 months ago and despite defeati ng last year’s champion Jezki three times this season, Hurricane Fly has been deserted by Ruby Walsh in favour of the younger legs of stable companion and red-hot favourite Faugheen. The JP McManus-owned runner enjoyed one final reportedly impressive piece of work ahead of his trip across the water, and Harrington is delighted with her stable star. Speaking at Naas on Sunday, she said: “He did a nice bit of work the other day. I don’t know who was looking at him working, but he pleased me. I wouldn’t say any more than that.” Hurricane Fly, Jezki and Faugheen feature in a star-studded eight-strong field following the declaration stage. Mullins also sad dles Arctic Fire, who has twice been defeated by Hurricane Fly this term. Danny Mullins, the trainer’s nephew, has been booked for the ride. The latter said: “He’s definitely not making up the numbers. He’s going there with a good chance. “If you look at Jezki’s profile before winning it last year, this lad has chased home (Hurricane) Fly a few times as well. “It would be hard to say you’d fancy your chances of winning, but he could run a big race. “He’s working very well and we’re there for a good time.” The New One, considered by many to have been unlucky not to have won the race last year when suffering severe interference in the fatal fall of Our Conor, is Britain’s big hope and went unbeaten this winter. In addition to Jezki, McManus throws another dart at the board in the shape of the Edward O’Grady-trained Kitten Rock. Dan Skelton has high hopes of a big run from Bertimont, while Nicky Henderson, who has won the Champion Hurdle a joint-record five times, is responsible for Vaniteux. Townend, who rides Hurricane Fly in virtually all of his work at Willie Mullins’ Closutton base, will get back on board for the first time competitively since steering him to the first of his five Irish Champion Hurdle wins in 2011 – and could not be happier with his condition. “He’s a great spare ride to pick up. I suppose nobody ever thought Hurricane Fly would be a second string, but I’m delighted to get the ride on him and I can’t wait,” Townend told At The Races. “I suppose being realistic he’s up against it. He’s an 8-1 shot for a reason, but saying that he’s been there, he’s done it and he’s in the form of his life at home. “I’m just hoping for a big run, he’ll try his best and it would be nice to win a third Champion Hurdle. “A lot of it is just natural ability, but it’s his will to win as well. He has the heart of a lion and he can just run faster than the rest of them. “If you see him in the morning you wouldn’t think he was an 11-year-old. “I don’t think it (drying ground) would help him, but it shouldn’t hinder him too much. If it did spill rain, we’d be delighted, but it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen.” The Jessica Harrington-trained Jezki has had a similar preparation to last year in that he has found Hurricane Fly too strong on home soil on each occasion, but the roles were comprehensively reversed at Cheltenham 12 months ago. Paul Townend is under no illusions about the task facing Hurricane Fly ahead of his bid to regain the Stan James Champion Hurdle for a second time at Cheltenham on Tuesday.last_img read more

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Nedd says GVF adhering to ‘self-isolation’ rules

first_img– upcoming National U-16 tourney put on hold PRESIDENT of the Guyana Volleyball Federation (GVF), Levi Nedd, said he has stopped all upcoming plans following the Covid-19 outbreak which has made its way to South America, adding that athletes locally should follow safety tips.With a number of new cases now popping up around the Caribbean and Guyana, while at a minimal, containable stage continues to prepare for what seems like a likely spread; Nedd said the GVF have followed other local sport bodies who have decided to halt all activities.The GVF boss told Chronicle Sport on Monday that the spike by a handful of cases with a single death recorded locally to date, has abruptly forced sport associations, schools, places of business, albeit Government or private sector entities, to practise the global trend of “Self-isolation” and volleyball is no different.“We have decided to stop all group participation, players were encouraged to stay home during this period and self-isolate themselves. We also spoke on the importance of refraining from the gym because the outbreak is serious”, explained Nedd.The team recently returned from French Guiana where they had a good outing in the 2020 Inter-Guiana Games (IGG), returning home prior to the outbreak being deemed a pandemic.Nedd, who also wears the cap of the senior National headcoach, a role he had been fulfilling for a number of years now, further pointed out that he had been in contact with some overseas counterparts who have also lent crucial advice for the athletes.Due to the current state of things, Nedd further confirmed that the upcoming national Under-16 tournament will now be put on indefinite hold. He added that he believes that players can now use this time to self-train, heal and recover while doing things outside of volleyball.“We will be putting the U-16 tournament on hold for now; like I said, we don’t want any form of group participation or group training and we have advised our players and all athletes locally to upkeep their personal fitness and training while they can”. He ended.last_img read more

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Everton dent Sheffield United’s European hopes

first_imgSHEFFIELD United’s hopes of playing European football next term were dealt a blow as they lost at home to Everton in their penultimate game of the Premier League season.Richarlison scored the game’s only goal early in the second half when he glanced home a header from Gylfi Sigurdsson’s free-kick.That strike brought the game to life after a dire first half in which Dominic Calvert-Lewin had the only real chance, but his header hit the post.David McGoldrick was denied a immediate response for Sheffield United when his low drive inside the box was blocked, but the Blades looked distinctly off key throughout.Instead it was Everton who looked the most likely to add to their lead as Calvert-Lewin brought a save out of Dean Henderson before Andre Gomes drove just wide of the post in the closing stages.The defeat for Sheffield United ended their slim hopes of finishing in the top six as they sit four points behind sixth-placed Tottenham with one game remaining.The win for Everton moved them above Southampton and into 11th.Blades’ impressive campaign starting to take its tollSheffield United boss Chris Wilder was hugely critical of his players after the 2-0 defeat by Leicester last time out, calling them League One and Championship players playing in the Premier League.The 52-year-old is known for his tough love approach to management – an attitude that has helped his squad play beyond their perceived individual ability this season.Wilder clearly expected a positive reaction as he named the same side that started in that Foxes defeat. There was plenty of huff and puff from his players against the Toffees but they lacked quality in the final third.There was also a distinct lack of urgency, with the toils of a long but hugely impressive first season back in the Premier League looking like it is starting to take its toll.They pressed in the final few minutes as Everton sat back but finished the game without mustering a shot on target.Regardless, Sheffield United have one game remaining of a superb season and they can be proud of their efforts, whether they secure European football next season or not.Richarlison underlines importance to ToffeesThis was a much needed win for Everton with their season having looked in danger of fizzling out in disappointing fashion.A run of two wins and a draw after the restart was followed by a four-game winless run that ended their hopes of a top-10 finish.Carlo Ancelotti approached this game with one eye on next season, assessing his options from the club’s youth team by handing promising 18-year-old defender Jarrad Branthwaite his first Premier League start while 19-year-old forward Ellis Simms was included on the bench.But whatever changes Ancelotti decides to make to his squad over the summer, this game underlined the importance of Richarlison to the Toffees’ aspirations next season.He was one of the few players for either side looking to make something happen in a dull first half with some determined runs, while it was his goal – a superbly guided header after a clever run – that finally provided the spark the game needed. Richarlison has scored 15 goals so far this season – 14 of those coming in the Premier League – an impressive return in a difficult campaign for Everton in which they had looked in danger of being involved in a relegation battle before Ancelotti’s arrival in December.A full pre-season working with the Italian and the Brazilian has a real chance of developing into a 20-goals-a-season striker next term.last_img read more

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Eaves’ squad feeling at home away from home

first_imgKRIS UGARRIZA/Herald photoThe Wisconsin men’s hockey team is back on the road again this weekend.But for them, the road has started to feel like home.“It’s weird. I used to not like playing on the road and love playing in the Kohl Center,” senior goaltender Shane Connelly said. “[Now], I’m very comfortable on the road.”So far this season, the Badgers have played just four of their first 12 games of the season — two each against Minnesota and Michigan Tech — at home. A trip to St. Cloud State this weekend to take on the Huskies will mark yet another two games on the road.“I think a lot of guys like it on the road better because you just rest,” sophomore defenseman Cody Goloubef said. “There’s no distractions. You don’t have much to do.”UW traveled to St. Cloud twice last season — first for the final series of the regular season and again two weeks later for the WCHA playoffs mid-March. The Badgers won just the first of those four games and were nearly knocked out of NCAA playoff contention by the Huskies. Following the two-game sweep, Wisconsin left the National Hockey Center not knowing its postseason fate.While UW eventually snuck into the playoffs, SCSU had gotten the best of Mike Eaves’ squad.“We’ve played really well there, and last year we just had a little tough luck,” Eaves said. “I like going there. It’s a good rink.”“They’re just a really good team,” Connelly said. “This program’s had really good success against St. Cloud in the past. We were 3-3 against them last year, but they got the best of us and almost ended our season. We were lucky to get another chance.”The Huskies were led offensively last season by a potent scoring trio of Garrett Roe, Ryan Lasch and Andreas Nodl, who scored 53, 45 and 44 points, respectively. Nodl left the team after his sophomore season, but Roe and Lasch will still be a tough matchup for the Badger defense this weekend.“They’re just such intelligent players,” Connelly said. “They know where to find each other. They know where to go in the open spot. They’ve got really good hockey sense, a real feel for the puck. … They’re going to make stuff happen, and we just have to be prepared to react and respond.”Roe currently leads the WCHA in scoring with 18 points through 11 games — four more points than UW’s leading scorer, Jamie McBain. Lasch, on the other hand, is off to a slow start, notching just eight points through the opening stretch.“When I saw his numbers, I was surprised by that,” Eaves said of Lasch. “It’s like one of those guys in baseball who goes up to bat, and he’s a real good hitter and he’s hitting .187. It’s like he’s due. We have to be very aware of him because he is a goal scorer.”St. Cloud State has struggled to find success on the power play in WCHA play, converting just once on 32 chances with the man advantage — quite a disparity for a team that thrived on the power play a season ago, converting on 21.9 percent of its chances.“We hope they keep that going,” Eaves said.In net for the Huskies will be junior goalie Jase Weslosky, who pitched a shutout against the Badgers in the opening game of the WCHA playoffs. He’s currently carrying a 2.25 goals against average into the series while stopping 92.5 percent of the total shots he’s faced.“If we put pucks on him, get guys to the net, rile him a little bit and get him off his game, that’s probably the best thing that we can do,” junior forward John Mitchell said.Looking at the current conference standings, Wisconsin sits in third with 10 points, ahead of eighth place St. Cloud State. As the Badgers continue to ride the wave of their five-game unbeaten streak, they feel like a group that can compete with the top teams in the WCHA.“We’re finally starting to mature as a team,” Mitchell said. “We still have a ways to go, but maturity has definitely helped. I think we are at the top. We’re right there with the best of the best.”last_img read more

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Wurtz around for one last ride

first_imgAndy FateAbout a year ago, Taylor Wurtz’s doctors informed her that she had suffered a stress fracture and had three herniated disks in her back. Just five games into the season, Wurtz had discectomy surgery, a procedure that removed the bulging disks, which were rubbing against her spinal nerve root.The operation kept Taylor out of all physical and basketball-related activities for six months. For any athlete, especially a senior, not being able to participate in the last hurrah with her teammates she had begun with four years prior was particularly devastating. Wurtz decided to grab a medical redshirt so she could be eligible for the 2013-2014 season and finish her illustrious career as a Badger on a high note.“I wanted to be out there so bad, especially it being my senior year,” Wurtz said. “[Former Wisconsin guard] Tiera [Stephen] is my best friend, and we were supposed to be seniors together, so it sucked a lot.”So Taylor watched her friends and teammates of four years play their final games together from a seat on the sideline, knowing that her book was yet to be closed. She credits the support of her family, her teammates and the coaching staff for giving her the confidence to stay positive and look ahead.The Brandon, Wis. native and Ripon High School star began to see the upside of salvaging her final year of eligibility. Junior forward Michala Johnson became eligible this season after transferring from University of Connecticut and having to sit out the 2012-2013 season with Wurtz. Johnson offers an inside scoring presence that takes some of the pressure off Wurtz and other outside shooters. Sophomore Dakota Whyte had a year to develop and has stepped into the starting point guard role nicely this season. Wurtz said it is helpful that junior forward Jackie Gulczynski and senior guard Morgan Paige had a season to play valuable minutes, and both are now starting and contributing this season.Wurtz began a long and difficult rehabilitation process in early June. She started by running and performing light basketball activities. It was not until July that she could fully participate in practice and contract drills. She took the back-to-square-one approach and used her situation to improve on all of her skills from shooting to ball handling.The average fan would find it hard to believe that Wurtz sat out nearly all of last season, given her caliber of play and statistics thus far in 2013. In her first game back, the opener against Drake, Wurtz needed just five points to reach 1,000 for her career. With 8:51 remaining in the first half, Wurtz drained a three from the right wing to put her name in the history books. But as the selfless player she is, she was more concerned with the outcome than the milestone.“It was nice to be able to get those points,” Wurtz said. “I was just happy to get the win on top of that. It was a good day.”Wurtz has had no problem getting back into form. She leads the 5-2 Badgers in points per game (15.7) and rebounds (8.6). She is second on the team in assists with 24 (3.4 per game). She was named to the all-tournament team at the conclusion of the Vanderbilt Thanksgiving Tournament. She scored 24 points against Mercer in the first round and pulled down 14 rebounds. She put up 17 in a loss against Vanderbilt, averaging 21 points, 10.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists throughout the tournament.Despite her impressive numbers, some may argue that it is the intangibles, such as Wurtz’s leadership qualities (it is her third season as a captain), that make her invaluable to this Badgers squad.“She’s definitely a leader that leads by example,” Whyte said. “She works the hardest as anyone I’ve ever played with. She sets the tone with her work ethic.”Head coach Bobbie Kelsey inherited the six-foot guard after she took over the reigns in 2011. Kelsey says it has been a privilege to watch Taylor develop throughout her career and to watch her persevere through her injury.“Taylor’s work-ethic is second-to-none, I wish we could put her work-ethic into other bodies,” Kelsey said. “She has been a real joy to coach.”With Wurtz firing on all cylinders, the dominance down low of Johnson, and sharp shooting from the supporting cast, the Badgers have a chance to compete in conference play for the first time in several years.When asked what she wanted to accomplish in her final year, she said she wants to win a Big Ten championship.“I’ve never experienced it since I’ve been here,” Wurtz said. “I would love to be part of a team to do that.”If there is a team Wurtz has been on to achieve that goal, this is the one. And there would be no more of a fitting player to lead them there.last_img read more

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