3 bodies found in 2 overnight fires, fire chief says

The bodies of three people were found after firefighters put out fires at two homes in Oconee County, according to Fire Chief Charlie King with the Oconee County Emergency Services.

King said fire crews responded to a mobile home about 9:15 p.m. Sunday on Brooksmoore Road outside Walhalla.

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Fire at Brooksmoore Road 

He said firefighters from Westminster and West Union worked for about 30 minutes to get the fire under control.

Investigators from emergency services, the sheriff’s office and the coroner’s office searched through the debris and found the bodies of two men, King said.

He said the fire destroyed the mobile home and everything inside it.

Neighbors told firefighters that two adults lived in the home, King said.

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Seneca Creek Fire

King said about 25 firefighters responded just after midnight to Seneca Creek Road near the Oconee County Airport. He said it took about 20 minutes to get the fire under control. King said neighbors and family told investigators there was a man who was unaccounted for. King said crews who were working to control hot spots found a body.

The South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division and the coroner’s office are continuing to investigate the deaths. King said it is a standard procedure to notify SLED when there is a death from a fire.

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Numerology: A Criticism

Numerology is the study of numbers as they stand in relation to human life and events. In numerology, each number from 1 to 9 is thought to be governed by a planet. If any person is born on, say, 19th then his birth number will be worked out thus:

19 = 1+9 = 10 = 1+0 = 1.

Thus, 1 will be the number of that person governed by the planet Sun. It is thought to endow the person with all the qualities usually associated with the Sun like authority, domination , creativity etc. and are seen fit to occupy positions of command or authority in life. It is said that 4 is the affinity number of these people, which attracts them but brings about negative results.

Now, if we calculate the number of people coming under any of the nine numbers with the approximate population of the world as 6 billion it will be:

6 billion /9 = 66 crore 67 lakh people.

Therefore, each of the nine numbers cover a section comprising of no less than 66 crore 67 lakh people in the world. If we were to ascribe the above qualities to number 1 it will cover 66 crore 67 lakh people whereas it has been observed that one person with number 1 as his birth number is submissive and lacks in creativity and another number 1 person is authoritative and ambitious. Now, every date totaling a 4 should be negative for all the number 1 people, which is impossible.

Going a little further, if a person gains money on a particular day but his health is disturbed, then how is the difference to be specified numerologically?

Numbers are considered as having mutual affinities which are as described below:

‘1 and 4’, ‘2 and 7’, ‘3,6 and 9’, ‘4 and 8’ are series of numbers which are mutually attractive and 5 being ruled by the mercury is considered to be friendly with all the other numbers. ‘1 and 4’ and ‘2 and 7’ series are again considered interchangeable or have mutual affinity.

Based on the above information, it may be said that such and such a date or number will have significance in a person’s life but whether positive or negative is an important question. Another still more important question is that how will the person fare on other dates or other numbers which do not fall in his series of numbers. To say that all the other dates or numbers will have no significance in a person’s life is impossible. Hence, numerology leaves unanswered the question that how are the numbers related to him.

There are a number of systems allocating a number to every letter of the alphabet, the Pythagorean, Chaldean, Hebraic and modern being the important ones. With the help of this allocation the number of a name can be worked out and it can be seen whether it is in harmony with the birth number or not. This harmony or disharmony is then taken as a measure of the success or failure or the smooth- sailing or a chequered career of the person. Suppose, if a birth number 1 person has name number also as a 1 then it can be taken as an assurance that matters stand harmoniously and good success may accrue to the person. But it has often been observed that two persons with their name and birth number both being 1 and hence in harmony are doing almost opposite types of work and one is quite successful and the other is a wretched failure.

We will now consider two examples to test the veracity of the principle as per the chaldean system of allocating numbers to the alphabet. One is of Adolf Hitler born on 20th April1889

20.4.1889

2 4 26

2 4 8

ADOLF HITLER

14738 514352

23 + 20

5 + 2 = 7

Now, it can be seen that birth number being 2 and name number 7 stand in harmony and hence should assure a successful career. It is too well known that Hitler wanted to establish Nazi Germany as the greatest ruling power. He went ahead with his plans and started Second World War but his plans were foiled midway which ultimately resulted in his undoing. He died by his own hand. That his was an unsuccessful career there is no doubt about it. What became of the harmonious numbers then?

Another example is of Mahatma Gandhi born on 2nd October 1869.

2.10.1869

2 1 24

2 1 6

MAHATMA GANDHI

4 15144 1 31 451

20 + 19

2 + 1 =3

Now, it can be seen that the birth number of Mahatma Gandhi was 2 and name number was a 3. These numbers are in disharmony and should assure an unsuccessful career. It is but history that he waged a struggle to achieve independence for India. India became independent on 15th august 1947 and he was shot dead on 30th January 1948. That he was credited for the success of independence struggle there is no doubt about it which also earned him the title of “Father of The Nation”. What happened to the inharmonious numbers then?

The most important drawback in numerology is that there are no principles for prediction and hence one is to perforce rely on pattern conceptualization, searching for patterns of numerological significance. Therefore, observation plays the keyrole in numerology. Hence, numerology cannot serve as dependable tool for prediction.

The last but not the least in significance is that the year, month and date of the English calendar or more properly speaking, the Gregorian calendar now in vogue is not based on any planetary cycles or movements. Hence, there is no logic in ascribing the numbers and by implication dates from 1 to 9 to the planets.

Taking these various points into consideration, it is to be concluded with good reason that numerology lacks in a proper scientific basis for making future predictions.



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Multiple Cars Destroyed After Fire at Lauderdale Lakes Apartment Complex

An overnight fire outside of a Lauderdale Lakes complex destroyed multiple vehicles and has investigators looking into how the blaze started.

Crews responded to the scene near NW 26th Street and 39th Way shortly before 3 a.m. after reports that five cars were on fire. BSO Fire Rescue was able to put out all the flames, but all the vehicles were heavily damaged and some completely destroyed.

No one was injured and crews continue to investigate how the fire started. One car owner told NBC 6 that he was told the fire started due to an electrical issue, but Broward Sheriff’s Office officials have not confirmed that.

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Albums of 2016

Richmond Fontaine – You Can’t Go Back If There’s Nothing To Go Back To

When Richmond Fontaine singer/ songwriter Willy Vlautin announced, at the beginning of 2016, that the alt-country stalwarts were finally calling it quits the news came as a complete surprise to all but the combo’s closest confidantes. Even though RF had taken a back seat, as Vlautin recorded a pair of sublime albums with his retro country-soul outfit The Delines, it was assumed that the Portland based band would simply pick up where they left off with 2011’s The High Country.

In truth The High Country was something of an uneven and uneasy record which fell someway short of its author’s ambitions, leaving Vlautin doubly determined to make a final album that would allow the band go out on a high. The result was the glorious You Can’t Go Back If There’s Nothing to Go Back To, a mesmeric Americana masterpiece surpassing, even, the groups own indisputable landmark in the field Post to Wire (2003). So there was a silver lining to the band’s break up after all as Richmond Fontaine delivered a magnificent musical parting shot that will echo down the decades.

Courtney Marie Andrews – Honest Life

Being promoted as a ‘phenomenal songwriter’ by none other than Ryan Adams certainly piled the pressure on Courtney Marie Andrews to deliver something truly out of the ordinary on her latest album Honest Life. It’s fortunate, then, that Andrews isn’t exactly your average recording artist; for starters, she’s a workaholic – Honest Life is her sixth album in eight years (tellingly, though, it’s her first since 2013), she’s also released a six- track E.P Leuven Letters, and managed to cram in a globetrotting tour or two as backing vocalist with her compatriots from Phoenix; Jimmy Eat World.

While Honest Life doesn’t actually get a European release until January next year, it’s been rapturously received stateside (not a review goes by without a comparison to Joni Mitchell!). The wonderful leadoff single “How Quickly your Heart Mends” is every bit as good a country song as Margo Price’s magisterial “Hands of Time” and leaves no one in any doubt as to Andrews’ persuasive way with a lyric –

‘Empty promises and a broken heart / Hiding in the bathroom of this bar / Crossing out your name in my mind / I’ll cross out yours now that you’ve crossed out mine / The jukebox is playing a sad country song / For all the ugly Americans / Now I feel like one of them /Dancing alone and broken by the freedom’.

Other standout tracks on this country-folk classic are the lonesome ballad “Table for One” and the thinking woman’s toe-tapper “Irene”, but there really are no weak spots in what should be a career-changing album.

David Corley – Lights Out

When you have to wait until the ripe old age of 53 for your debut album to find its way into the shops, you’re not about to let the dust settle under your feet when it comes to re-booking the recording studio. It’s understandable, then, that not even a major heart attack suffered during an encore in Groningen 14 months ago, could prevent Corley laying down a quick-fire follow-up to last year’s astonishing Available Light (nominated for best album on this very blog last year).

After the exceptional job he did in co-ordinating, producing and playing on Available Light, Hugh Christopher Brown returned to oversee production and keep a watchful eye on our wayward hero. Equally intoxicating but considerably edgier than its predecessor, Lights Out once again meshed together Dylan, Waits and Springsteen in thrillingly off-kilter fashion. Highlights included the funky chug of “Lightning Downtown”, the rock ‘n’ roll rumble of “The Dividing Line” and the feisty ballad “Down with the Universe”. These are strange and beautiful tracks, with the added bonus that each is sung (sort of) in that singularly gnarled and guttural voice!

Karl Blau – Introducing Karl Blau

Twenty years into a career that has, so far, diversified into indie-rock, campfire folk and the odd dalliance with afrobeat, the maverick singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Karl Blau joined forces with in-demand producer Tucker Martine (The Decembrists, Surfjan Stevens & My Morning Jacket) to conceive an unlikely covers album that spanned everyone from The Bee Gees to Townes Van Zandt.

The order of the day here is a collection of easy listening earworms for country music devotees into eccentric geniuses like Bill Callahan and Terry Allen, with the highlight being the sorrowful, fractured baritone that Blau brings to bear on his heart-achingly sincere cover of the Tom T. Hall ballad “That’s How I Got to Memphis”. Next best is the ten minute tour-de force “Falling Rain”.

Aled Rheon – A Gorgeous Charge

2016 saw bilingual singer/songwriter Aled Rheon deliver his very first English language recording and it proved to be an absolute joy, with a smattering of wonderful folk-pop classics to be found among its five superior tracks. The E.P. kicks off with a personal favourite, the tender-hearted ballad “September” (after a stiff drink, or two, I’ve even been known to tweet that “September” is the song of the century), so it comes as a real surprise to find its companion piece, “Wrap up Warm”, emerging as this collection’s high point.

Rheon is able to write songs that, on first listen, barely seem able to support their own weight, yet soon reveal, layer by layer, an unsuspected gravitas. A prime example is “Wrap up Warm”, delicately embellished here by a well-appointed cello, which starts out with Rheon touchingly dispensing all manner of practical, parental advice from ‘eat your greens’ to ‘call me when you get there’, and ends with the singer adopting the role of mystic companion –

‘Find your friends, open your mind / take those books off the shelf and get a sense of yourself / Fool around, find what’s right / pick your boundaries and pick your fights… / Find your feet, or take flight / It’s a big world out there, so take a bite / Find the one, hold on tight / The future’s pulling, clocks are ticking’.

It’s a beautifully judged lyric with a performance to match, as Rheon’s wistful and fine-grained vocal manages to make James Taylor sound like Jello Biafra!

While a debut album may be some distance off, we should count our blessings; A Gorgeous Charge is a musical comfort blanket that will cosset the heart and soul against the long, winter nights to come.

Margo Price – Mid West Farmer’s Daughter

Mixing together honky-tonk hedonism and hard-nosed narrative balladry made Mid -West Farmer’s Daughter one of the most critically acclaimed albums of the year, notching up high-ranking positions in the end of year polls at NME, Uncut, Rolling Stone, Mojo and anywhere else you might care to look. It’s not hard to see why – Price is one sassy, soulful, shit-kicking country diva in the making (not that the deplorable, ultra- commercial and resolutely non-country Country Music Association would agree). Price is a gifted songwriter too, with an eye for a lyric that cuts right to the chase and a harrowing backstory that could provide enough material for a half-dozen uncompromising albums in the same vein.

The opening verse of “Since You Put Me Down” showcases her no nonsense, confessional approach –

‘Since you put me down / I’ve been drinking just to drown / I’ve been lying through the cracks of my teeth / I’ve been waltzing with my sin / He’s an ugly evil twin / He’s a double – crossing, back stabbing thief’.

Often compared to country legends like Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton, songs like the peerless opener “Hands of Time” justify all the press hype and more!

Dori Freeman – Dori Freeman

2016 has been a stellar year for countryesque Americana and Dori Freeman’s eponymous debut is a damn near perfect example of why; there’s a folksy integrity, a singer/songwriter’s frankness and a country singer’s air of feisty defiance that cements these ten fine songs tightly together.

Late in 2014, Freeman sent an unsolicited song, via Facebook, to the esteemed musician Teddy Thompson who was simply knocked out by the track, recalling that it only took him ’10 to 12 seconds to realise that “Lullaby” was great’ and to determine that he wanted to get on board as Freeman’s producer. Just a few months, and one Kickstarter campaign later, the 24 yr old from the small town of Galax, Virginia was in Thompson’s New York studio laying down the demo for her startling debut.

The pick of a bumper crop are the aforementioned “Lullaby”, the heartbreaking “Where I Stood” (which features a harmony from Thompson himself) and the starkly beautiful “Go on Loving”, on which Freeman’s country quiver veers toward the vocal style of a certain Iris Dement. Now, if that isn’t recommendation enough!

Borders – Climbing Trees

Climbing Trees’ debut album Hebron (2013) was an eclectic masterpiece, blending together elements of folk, gospel, alt-country and indie-pop in a heady brew that the band, only half-jokingly, codified as “Cymrucana”. Its long-awaited follow-up, the Welsh Music Prize nominated Borders, was a more focused affair, with the direction of travel clearly towards the mainstream. Identifiable traces of the old Climbing Trees’ sound underpinned the record, though, especially on the poppy “Amber” and the ethereal, harmony-coated “Fall”, but it was the stupendously catchy “Lost”, with its super-size me chorus, that testified to the fact that here was an album with more killer hooks than a Chicago meat-packing plant at Christmas!

As for which way the band will take things in 2017, who knows, but a clean shave and a costume change might just turn these roots rockers into a Valley’s version of The Killers!



Source by Kevin McGrath

The Courier » Fostoria residence damaged by fire

FOSTORIA — A family pet was the only casualty in a Sunday morning house fire on South Main Street in Fostoria.
Capt. Brian Herbert of the Fostoria Fire Division said the fire at 820 S. Main St. was reported at 8:38 a.m.
The only person in the house at the time of the fire escaped without injury when she heard a smoke alarm, Herbert said, adding a cat did not survive the blaze. Two dogs ran from the residence at the time of the fire. As of late Sunday night, one of the dogs had been recovered, but the other dog was reportedly hit by a car and did not survive.
The house was occupied by Christine Morales, fire department records show.
Additional manpower was called in to fight the fire, which caused heavy damage to the living room where the fire is believed to have started.
Smoke damage was reported throughout the house.
The damage to the house is estimated at $20,000, with another $15,000 in damages to the contents.
While the fire remains under investigation, Herbert said it is believed to be accidental in nature, having started from a heat lamp that was placed near a tortoise’s aquarium. The tortoise was not harmed in the fire, he said.
The 13 firefighters who responded to the blaze were on scene for about two hours.
According to a release from the American Red Cross, that organization is assisting the house’s occupants with basic needs, such as food and clothing, and with temporary lodging.



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2 young girls killed, 4 injured in Woodlawn fire

CHICAGO (WLS) —

A 7-month-old girl and 2-year-old girl were killed and four people hospitalized, including another child, after a fire in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood Saturday night, the Chicago Fire Department said.

The fire occurred in the 6600-block of South Champlain Avenue at about 10:30 p.m., fire officials said. The two young girls were found dead in the basement. They have been identified to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office as Jamaii Grace, 2, and Ziya Grace, 7 months.

An autopsy determined that the girls died from “carbon monoxide intoxication, inhalation of smoke and soot from an apartment fire.” Their deaths were ruled accidental.

Firefighters then pulled a 6-year-old boy from the basement and he was transported to Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition. Two women, ages 25 and 48, escaped the basement on their own and were transported to a hospital.

“When I came out of the house, it was smoke and flames from the basement window. My sister goes to school with a girl that lives down in there and I know there’s kids in the house or whatever so by the time I got to the corner, two of the guys had already ran in there said the flames were so thick, there was nothing they could do to go back and get the kids,” said neighbor Taneisha Grayson.

Fire officials called it a fast-spreading fire. One firefighter suffered minor injuries and was hospitalized.

A preliminary investigation by the Chicago Fire Department determined the fire was caused by a stove turned on and being used as a heat source in the basement.

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Argentina stargazers witness ‘ring of fire’ eclipse



Stargazers in the southern hemisphere experienced a spectacular solar eclipse on Sunday.

The annual event saw the moon cross in front of the sun’s path, creating what is known as a “ring of fire”.

Al Jazeera’s Daniel Schweimler reports from southern Patagonia, in Argentina.

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Village leaders hear citizens out on possible fire department merger

Another step was taken toward the merger of fire departments in eastern Hamilton County.

Golf Manor, considering a proposed joint fire service agreement with the Little Miami Fire District, held a second town hall Sunday afternoon to get more citizen input.

The first session held last Monday drew about 60 people and Sunday’s gathering was equivalent.

Residents were told there is no imminent danger of not being able to fund their fire department.

The merger idea is driven by a desire to sustain funding into the long-term future.

Bottom-line budget reality is, in a sense, at the wheel.

Mayor Ron Hirth framed the situation by telling us, “Losing the local government fund from the state of Ohio has hurt all of these communities in a big way.”

Merger considerations among smaller departments have been in the air for many years.

Little Miami currently provides service for Fairfax as well as the eastern sections of Columbia Township.

If Golf Manor is included, the expectation is that there would be more efficiency in the overall district operation.

The possibility was raised two years ago, but did not catch fire so to speak.

Despite a solid 2016 payroll tax revenue stream, higher than usual, Golf Manor appears more open to merger talk.

There were questions Sunday about impact on service, property values, tax millage and voter control.

If a merger occurs, a board would be established to oversee the administration of the district.

Residents were assured both fire stations would remain fully staffed with five full-time and 25 part-time firefighters.

Despite that reassurance, longtime village denizens are being cautious, proud of the Golf Manor identity, which in name would be a casualty of a merger.

“That’s what we’re used to,” said Sherry Pugh. “I’ve been here for 20 years. So I think that’s the biggest concern.”

However, purse string practicality played a part in Sunday’s collective assessment.

It would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to replace an aging truck in the immediate years ahead, money that would not have to be spent if resources were joined.

“Combine services, streamline equipment, sharing personnel and it makes for a cheaper service for the citizens with a higher quality,” said Golf Manor fire Chief Jim Puthoff.

A recent professional study showed Golf Manor would not need as much millage for a future levy under a merger.

“And I think everybody’s always worried about money, right? That’s the first question,” said Lou Marx, another resident.

Other small departments that dot the eastern Hamilton County landscape are watching the progress of the merger idea with heavy interest.

There has been talk of ultimately establishing an eastern fire district as a way to maximize efficiency.

Golf Manor’s Village Council is expected to study contractual details as they are developed later in the spring, then solicit additional citizen input prior to a decision later in the year.

WEBVTT FOR FUTURE FIRE SERVICE IN GOLFMANOR, BOTTOM LINE BUDGETREALITY IS AT THE WHEEL.>> LOSING THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTFUND FROM THE STATE OF OHIO HASHURT ALL OF THESE COMMUNITIES INA BIG WAY.JOHN: VIABILITY DOWN THE ROADTHAT BROUGHT DOZENS OF RESIDENTSTO A SUNDAY AFTERNOON THINKINGCAP SESSION, WHERE WE HEARDQUESTIONS ABOUT SERVICE,PROPERTY VALUES, TAX MILLAGE,AND VOTER CONTROL.>> SO, THOSE REGISTERED VOTERSALL HAVE THE SAME VOTE ASMEMBERS OF THE DISTRICT.JOHN: LONGTIME VILLAGE DENIZENSTAKE PRIDE IN THE GOLF MANORIDENTITY, WHICH WOULD MORPH INTOTHE LITTLE MIAMI FIRE DISTRICT.>>THAT’S WHAT WE’RE USED TO.I’VE BEEN HERE FOR TWENTY YEARS.SO, I THINK THAT’S THE BIGGESTCONCERN.JOHN: BUT PURSE STRINGPRACTICALITY PLAYS A PRIME PARTTHE $750,000 TO REPLACE AN AGINGTRUCK WOULDN’T HAVE TO BE SPENTIF RESOURCES WERE JOINED.>> COMBINE SERVICES, STREAMLINEEQUIPMENT, SHARING PERSONNEL,AND IT MAKES FOR A CHEAPERSERVICE FOR THE CITIZENS WITH AHIGHER QUALITYJOHN: CONTINUE TO GO IT ALONE,THEY WERE TOLD, THE 2700REGISTERED GOLF MANOR VOTERSWOULD POSSIBLY SEE LEVY MILLAGEA HALF-MIL OR HIGHER THAN THEYWOULD UNDER A MERGER.>> AND I THINK EVERYBODY’SALWAYS WORRIED ABOUT MONEY,RIGHT?THAT’S THE FIRST QUESTION.JOHN: YOU WOULD BE PAYING ALITTLE BIT LESS?>> I BELIEVE WE’RE PAYING ALITTLE BIT LESS IN THE INITIALPART OF IT, YES.JOHN: TODAY WAS AS MUCH AREASSURANCE SESSION AS ANYTHINGELSE. >> BOTH OF OUR FIREHOUSES WOULDBE STAFFED AT THE SAME LEVELTHAT THEY ARE NOW.JOHN: THE FIRE DOOR COULD BECLOSING ON THE NAME, BUT OPENINGTO A MORE EFFICIENT ANDSUSTAINABLE FUTURE.NOTHING IS SET IN STONE YET.WHAT HAPPENS HERE WILL BEWATCHED CLOSELY BY OTHERDEPARTMENTS THAT COULD ONE DAYFORM AN EASTERN HAMILTON COUNTY

Family devastated by deaths of 2 young relatives in fire

Jimmie Hampton was at work at Midway Airport when he got a call that the West Woodlawn building he owned was on fire, trapping his sister, his two nieces and their young children inside the basement.

As he sped toward them on the expressway, he could see the lights from the firetrucks and police vehicles.

“At the moment, I was just hoping that everybody was all right,” Hampton said Sunday morning. “My mind was gone.”

The “fast-spreading” fire Saturday night left an infant girl and a toddler girl dead, a 6-year-old boy critically hurt and three other people injured, including a Chicago firefighter.

The girls were identified as Ziya Grace, 7 months, and Samari Grace, 2, according to family members and the Cook County medical examiner’s office, which family said misspelled Samari’s first name. The two died from inhalation of smoke and soot from an apartment fire in an accident, the medical examiner’s office determined following autopsies.

The 6-year-old was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition. Two women, ages 48 and 25, were taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, according to police and fire officials.

Logan’s Roadhouse catches fire on far West Side; diners evacuated

SAN ANTONIO – Diners at a Logan’s Roadhouse on the far West Side were evacuated Sunday night after a fire inside the building.

The restaurant is in the busy Alamo Ranch Shopping Center near the intersection of Loop 1604 and Highway 151.

A picture sent in by a KSAT viewer showed flames shooting out of the roof. More than a dozen fire units responded to the fire.

Fire crews on scene have turned to a “defensive operation mode” focusing on saving other buildings.

All the customers and staff were evacuated, and there were no reports of any injuries.

This is a developing story. Stay with KSAT News for the very latest as information becomes available.

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