Networking Night for Boston’s Young Professionals

Networking Night for Boston’s Young Professionals
Event on 2017-03-21 18:00:00
Join us for our monthly Professional Networking Night, to meet and make new connections with Young Professionals in Boston.  Meet other young professionals like yourself to collaborate, exchange ideas, find clients or referrals, learn about a job opening, and most importanly build your network.  Preprinted Name tags with your name, company and job position will be prepared for you in advance.   The Palm is excited to host us, and their chef will be providing:  Meat and Cheese boardsSteak CrostinisArancinisStuffed Mushroom Caps andShrimp Cocktail A limited amout of tickets will be until 2/16, and then until we are sold out.  We do not plan to offer tickets at the door.  BostonYPA members may RSVP to to reserve a complimentary ticket. We utilize name tags that come in magnetic holders, but sticker badges will also be availalble.  This is the right event for you if you want to: *Find New Clients or Referrals, or meet other professionals to align with *Increase your visibility in the Boston Community *Meet with recruiters to learn about their job openings, or network with candidates and job seekers. *Connect with key members of BostonYPA and learn more about the Boston Young Professionals Association. Find more information about the Boston Young Professionals Association at While many of our events are open to the public, they are often free or deeply discounted for our members.  Join our community!

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1 International Place
Boston, United States

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Improving progress; avoiding ‘coasting’

Improving progress; avoiding ‘coasting’
Event on 2017-03-15 09:00:00
Applicable for primary, secondary and sixth form sectors, this course is designed to support school leaders striving to move their school forward. You will receive practical support to ensure you are equipped with all the latest strategies and good practice needed to improve. Objectives of the course to develop a clear understanding of your school’s current progress to develop a clear understanding of strategies which will support you to improve progress to develop sophisticated systems to intervene and support students who are under-performing to develop the necessary skills to confidently write a school improvement plan which will bring about positive change This course requires you to bring your latest Raiseonline data, (or ALPs for sixth forms).  Course facilitator: Philippa Ollerhead Members of NAHT can enjoy our courses and conferences at a subsidised rate so join here today and start enjoying the benefits of membership Please note that the start time shown allows for registration and refreshments, the course programme will be sent to each delegate via the email supplied with the final information. Please do not book travel or accomodation without checking with the Professional Development team on that the course will be going ahead. The NAHT has the right to cancel the course if insufficient bookings are received.  By booking a place you are accepting NAHT's terms and conditions. FAQs Do I need my membership number to book? Yes. If you are booking a member place you will be required to enter the correct membership number. You can find your membership number by phoning membership on 0300 3030333 option 2. Where can I contact the organiser with any questions? The Professional Development team can be contacted on or 01444 472405.  Is my booking transferrable? Bookings may only be transferred at the discretion of the Professional Development team. These will need to be made in writing to before the event. Transfers and cancellations may be subject to a charge. Cancellation fees: Within 20 working days – 25% charge Within 10 working days – 50% charge Within 5 working days – 75% charge Within 2 working days – 100% charge Can I update my registration information? Any updates to your booking must be made in writing to the Professional Development team at Does the name on the booking need to match the attendee? The names of each individual attendee must be entered during the booking process along with a unique email address for each attendee as this will be used for the final confirmation.

at London, Greater London, United Kingdom
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
London, United Kingdom

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Vieux Farka Toure

Vieux Farka Toure
Event on 2017-04-18 21:00:00

Often referred to as "The Hendrix of the Sahara", Vieux Farka Tour was born in Niafunk, Mali in 1981. He is the son of legendary Malian guitar player Ali Farka Tour, who died in 2006. Ali Farka Tour came from a historical tribe of soldiers, and defied his parents in becoming a musician. When Vieux was in his teens, he declared that he also wanted to be a musician. His father dissaproved due to the pressures he had experienced being a musician. Rather, he wanted Vieux to become a soldier. But with help from family friend the kora maestro Toumani Diabat, Vieux eventually convinced his father to give him his blessing to become a musician shortly before Ali passed.Vieux was initially a drummer / calabash player at Mali's Institut National des Arts, but secretly began playing guitar in 2001. Ali Farka Tour was weakened with cancer when Vieux announced that he was going to record an album. Ali recorded a couple of tracks with him, and these recordings, which can be heard on Vieux's debut CD, were amongst his final ones. It has been said that the senior Tour played rough mixes of these songs when people visited him in his final days, at peace with, and proud of, his son's talent as a musician.In 2005, Eric Herman (still Vieux's manager today) of Modiba Productions expressed an interest in producing an album for Vieux; this led to Vieux's self-titled debut album, released by World Village in 2007. Ali Farka Tour's work to tackle the problem of malaria is continued as 10% of proceeds are donated to Modiba's "Fight Malaria" campaign in Niafunk through which over 3000 mosquito nets have been delivered to children and pregnant women in the Timbuktu region of Mali. On this first album, Vieux pays homage to his father and follows Ali's musical tradition, giving new versions of the West African music that is echoed in the American blues. The album features Toumani Diabat, as well as his late father. One of the tracks, 'Courage', is on the soundtrack of the film The First Grader (2010).On his second record, Fondo on Six Degrees (2009), Vieux branched out and presented his own sound: while remaining true to the roots of his father's music he uses elements of rock, Latin music, and other African influences. The album received a great deal of critical acclaim from across the globe, and Vieux was clearly moving out of his father's shadow.By June 2010, Vieux was performing at the opening concert for the FIFA World Cup in South Africa. That month Vieux also released his first live album, LIVE. His live performances are highly energized and Vieux is known for dazzling crowds with his speed and dexterity on the guitar, as well as his palpable charisma and luminous smile, both of which captivate audiences from all audiences in spite of any language barriers (though Vieux does speak 8 languages).In 2011 Vieux released his 3rd studio album, The Secret, so named because the listener will hear the secret of the blues with a blend of generations from father to son. It was produced by guitarist Eric Krasno (of the Soulive trio) and features South African-born vocalist Dave Matthews, Derek Trucks on electric slide guitar and jazz guitarist John Scofield. The title track is the last collaboration between Vieux and his late father. With the heralded release of The Secret, Vieux Farka Tour has clearly established himself as one of the world's rare musical talents and guitar virtuosos with a distinct style that always pays homage to the past while looking towards the future.Vieux released The Tel Aviv Session (Cumbancha) in April 2012, a collaborative project with Israeli superstar Idan Raichel dubbed 'The Tour-Raichel Collective' that has been hailed by fans and critics alike as a masterpiece and one of the best collaborative albums in the history of international music, drawing comparisons to Ali Farka Tour and Ry Cooder's legendary Talking Timbuktu album.In 2013, Vieux Farka Tour's beautiful and critically acclaimed latest album Mon Pays was released as an homage to his homeland. Being that his native Mali had recently been splintered by territorial fighting between Tuareg and Islamic rebels since January 2012, Mon Pays was devoted to reminding the world about the beauty and culture of his native Mali. Translated as 'My Country,' this predominantly acoustic undertaking transformed into an artifact of cultural preservation. Two songs on the project -Future' and 'Peace' feature Sidiki Diabate's kora leading an emotional charge complemented by Tour's spectacular guitar work. Both tracks represent an important generational "passing of the torch" as Sidiki's father, Toumani is considered one of the greatest living kora masters and was a close friend of Vieux's father Ali. Mon Pays has been widely hailed as the most mature and lovely record yet from one of this generation's most exciting artists to come out of Mali and one of world music's true rising stars.Vieux reunited with Idan Raichel in Paris to record, release and subsequently tour their 2nd collaborative album as The Tour-Raichel Collective in 2014. The result was yet another musical and critical triumph, titled 'The Paris Session' (Cumbancha) revered by many as not just a musical gem for the ages but a powerful testimonial to the power of art and fraternity to transcend vast cultural and political divides. This year, Vieux is preparing to release another unexpected, genre-bending collaborative album, this time with New York-based singer Julia Easterlin, aptly titled 'Touristes'. With each new project, Vieux expands his horizons, embraces new challenges and further entrenches his reputation as one of the world's most talented and innovative musicians.

at Proud Larrys
211 S Lamar Boulevard
Oxford, United States

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Implementing SAFe 4.0 with SAFe Program Consultant (SPC4) Certification – Dallas, TX

Implementing SAFe 4.0 with SAFe Program Consultant (SPC4) Certification – Dallas, TX
Event on 2017-02-28 08:00:00
Implementing SAFe 4.0 with SPC4 Certification + Optional SAFe/CMMI Workshop Certify as a SAFe Program Consultant and Become the Lean-Agile Change Agent That Leads the SAFe Transformation in the Enterprise This four-day course will prepare you to lead an enterprise Agile transformation by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®). You will learn how to effectively apply the principles and practices of SAFe, including training with SAFe courseware, and coaching teams, launching Agile Release Trains, and building and managing an Agile portfolio. The first two days of the course—Leading SAFe—will provide you with the basis to teach SAFe to others, and if certified you’ll be eligible to teach the Leading SAFe course. The next two days focus exclusively on implementing SAFe.  The last half-day will contain an optional detailed comparison workshop between CMMI and SAFe. In this session you will use the mapping provided and develop your own SAFe/CMMI implementation roadmap.  Certification is optional to attendees. Those who achieve SPC certification are authorized to license SAFe training materials. Associated Certification: SAFe Program Consultant 4.0 (SPC4) Audience The course is intended for those who will be materially and directly involved in a SAFe adoption. This includes enterprise leaders, practitioners, change agents, and consultants responsible for implementing Agile programs and portfolios as part of an enterprise Lean-Agile change initiative. Attendees typically include: Professional Services Consultants Business and Technology Executives and Leaders, Managers, Directors Portfolio Managers and Fiduciaries, Project/Program Management Office (PMO) personnel Development, QA and IT management Program and Project Managers Product and Product Line Managers Process Leads and Lifecycle Governance Personnel Enterprise, System and Solution Architects Internal Change Agents, Lean-Agile Center for Excellence, Agile Working Group Learning Goals After this course, you should be able to: Lead an enterprise Lean-Agile transformation Implement the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Implement and manage a Lean-Agile portfolio Align the organization to a common language and way of working Perform value stream analysis and identify value streams Launch and support Agile Release Trains and coordinate value streams Build and execute the implementation rollout strategy Configure the Framework for a specific enterprise context Train managers and executives in Leading SAFe and act as a SAFe Agilist (SA) certifying agent (SPCs only) Train teams in SAFe for Teams (S4T) and act as a SAFe Practitioner (SP) certifying agent (SPCs only) Topics Covered Leading SAFe 4.0 Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework Embracing a Lean-Agile Mindset Understanding SAFe Principles Implementing an Agile Release Train Experiencing PI Planning Executing and Releasing Value Building an Agile Portfolio Building Really Big Systems Leading the Lean-Agile Enterprise Implementing SAFe 4.0 Reaching the SAFe Tipping Point Designing the Implementation Launching an ART Facilitating ART Execution Extending to the Portfolio Understanding the SPC Exam Applying your SPC Certification Participating in Open Space Prerequisites All stakeholders in a Lean-Agile transformation are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SPC4 certification exam and operate in the field as a SAFe Program Consultant: 5+ years of experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product or project management 3+ years of experience in Agile One or more relevant Agile certifications SAFe® Certification Attending the class prepares you to take the SAFe 4.0 Program Consultant (SPC4) exam. Those who attain their SPC4 certification will receive: Access to license the course materials needed to train aspiring SAFe Agilists, SAFe Practitioners, and SAFe PM/POs Access to no-cost license materials, videos, and artifacts that support launching Agile Release Trains Inclusion in the SPC4 directory listing (optional) Access to the private SPC LinkedIn Group Annual Renewal Renewals are good for one full year from the date of certification and will require: 160 hours of SPC4 consulting Renewal fee: 5 40 continuing education/outreach hours Attendees who pass the exam will receive: An SPC4 certificate Access to license the course materials needed to train SAFe Agilists, SAFe Practitioners, and SAFe PM/POs One-year certified membership as an SPC4 SPC4 branding kit with the SPC certification mark What You Get The class registration includes: Attendee workbooks Eligibility to take the SPC4 exam One-year membership to Scaled Agile Class attendance certificate upon request Attendees may be eligible to apply for 30 PDUs toward continuing education requirements with the ProjectManagement Institute (PMI) for PMP or PMI-ACP certifications Attendees may be eligible to apply SEUs under category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance Optional detailed comparison workshop between CMMI and SAFe. In this session you will use the SAFe/CMMI mapping provided and develop your own SAFe/CMMI implementation roadmap.  Instructor: Charles Maddox Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant Trainer Charles Maddox has over 20 years of software development, program management  and software quality assurance experience. He currently is an Agile Coach, Consultant and Agile Training professional. Charles' training approach includes using the Core Energy coaching method for coaching leadership for change.   For more information, contact The i4 Group Consulting:   Cancellation Policy:   Refunds will be issued for cancellations greater than 14 days from the start of the course and are subject to a 0 processing charge.  For cancellations between 8 and 14 days from the start of the course, registrants may change to another course of equal or lesser value.  For cancellations 7 days or less from the start of the course, no refunds will be issued or changes allowed.

at Chase Building
100 N. Central Expressway , 5th Floor
Richardson, United States

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2017 Saturday Night Showgurls!

2017 Saturday Night Showgurls!
Event on 2017-02-25 23:00:00
Our Saturday night party is hosted by the incomparable Brooklyn Steele-Tate, and features all of your favorite Cabaret Showgurls!   FAQs PLEASE NOTE – The Cabaret can NOT accommodate parties larger than 8 in the general table area of the showroom, or 12 in the VIP area.  Orders for more than this will be returned and refunded upon discovery!   Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? Everyone in the party has to be 21+   What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? There is a great parking garage just around the corner on 12th Street.  Also, be sure to call a Lyft or an Uber if you have been drinking!   What can/can't I bring to the event? Bring lots of dollar bills, a good attitude, a designated driver, your phone for pictures with the girls…   Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? email us at   Is my registration/ticket transferrable? Yes   Can I update my registration information? Yep   Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No, you don't.  If you can access it on your phone, that will suffice in a pinch. Is there a cover to get into the bar? No, there is no cover to get into Below Zero, or for standing room in the Cabaret! How big of a party can you accommodate? In general, we only accommodate parties of 8 or less, with the exception of the VIP experience, in which case, we have can seat up to 12.

at Below Zero Lounge
1120 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, United States

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Raising Resilient Girls – Woodland School

Raising Resilient Girls – Woodland School
Event on 2017-02-28 19:00:00
Please join us for an evening with Simone Marean, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the internationally recognized Girls Leadership. Simone speaks to parents and teachers across the country about the challenges girls face today, the reasons why we see girls struggling, and what we can do to help them. In her acclaimed 1-hour talk (followed by a 30 minute Q&A), Simone shares how to help girls practice assertive self-expression, emotional intelligence and healthy relationships, preparing them for a life of personal and social leadership. Her engaging presentation covers the development of girl dynamics beginning in preschool through high school. When: Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 7:00-8:30pm Where: Woodland School (360 La Cuesta Drive, Portola Valley, CA 94028) Simone will discuss: Talking about your own not-so-happy feelings; Sharing your mistakes; Helping your daughter to solve her own problems; The Good Girl Phenomenon and conflict as an opportunity for positive change; How and why girls of all ages are aggressive with one another   The presentation is for adults only. For more information about Girls Leadership, please visit our website at About Simone: Simone has taught GLI programs and presented on girls across the country and internationally, including the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, the American School in Dubai, the Today Show and KQED’s Forum. She has a Masters degree in Educational Theatre from NYU and taught at many New York City schools including The Young Women’s Leadership School, and The Brearley School. Simone grew up on the north shore of Boston and graduated from Bryn Mawr College Magna Cum Laude. She currently sits on the board of directors of the Julia Morgan School for Girls in Oakland, not far from where she lives in Berkeley, CA.    

at Woodland School
360 La Cuesta Drive
Portola Valley, United States

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Event on 2017-03-02 13:00:00
Learn in just one afternoon how to promote your activity and build your professional network via Linkedin Price: €250 excluding vat – Place: NCI, 20 Rue Eugène Ruppert, 2453 Luxembourg – Time: 13:00 to 17:00 – Language : English Are you in charge of communication at your company? Are you a CEO, do you work in marketing, or would you like to develop your social network skills? Then this training is for you! Follow Us, an agency specialising in social media, shares its secrets by training you in the practical use of Linkedin for companies. Our mission? Our social network expert will give you advice, tips and tricks on how to increase your visibility through Linkedin. The training addresses all business-specific features and provides you with both technical and strategic skills.   For whom? CEOs, marketeers, self-employed individuals, employees, etc., anyone who wants to know more about the professional use of Linkedin.  The program includes: Linkedin profile and Linkedin company page How to create and optimise your Linkedin profile How to create and optimise a professional page on Linkedin (dimensions and formats of profile and cover photos, parameters to be set depending on the company's activity, information to be filled in according to the type of business, etc.) Presentation of the different features How to use the different types of posts (photo, video, link, status, etc.) How to write an article on Linkedin How to join groups How to communicate on Linkedin How to recruit on Linkedin How to prospect via Linkedin How to create ads How to get qualified subscribers on your company page How to build your brand awareness and grow your network Finally, we share with you all our tips and tricks to obtain a powerful company page that will generate sales and/or drive traffic to your website! Place: NCI, 20 Rue Eugène Ruppert, 2453 Luxembourg Price: €250 excluding vat Time: 13:00 to 17:00 Loyalty offer:  Register for both training sessions and receive a €100 discount off the total price!

at NCI
20 Rue Eugène Ruppert
Fond de Nazieux Fa, Belgium

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Chakra Restorative & Sacred Sound | Class for a Cause

Chakra Restorative & Sacred Sound | Class for a Cause
Event on 2017-02-26 13:15:00
Cass & Caitlin will intuitively guide students through a peaceful blend of 7 restorative postures to balance your chakras with elements of sacred sound, meditation, affirmation, adjustments, and reiki energy healing interwoven to create an unforgettable experience.   SEVASOUL creates fundraisers for non-profit organizations that help souls thrive. All donations collected will go directly to our first project, Wheels for Women’s Interlink Foundation.   In partnership with The Village Experience, SEVASOUL’s goal is to raise ,000 to purchase a passenger van for Women’s Interlink Foundation. Why? They desperately need one to take the disadvantaged women and vulnerable children they house to medical checkups, court cases, school, field trips, rehabilitation programs, dance classes, etc. and to transport goods handcrafted by local artisans in Bulpor to Kolkata.   Secure your spot with your free eventbrite ticket. Suggested donation:  (Pay cash in-house or donate on our crowdrise to receive a tax deduction on your donation)

at Ahimsa Yoga Studio
441 South Boulevard
Oak Park, United States

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Rodan + Fields; The Brand, The Business, The Opportunity

Rodan + Fields; The Brand, The Business, The Opportunity
Event on 2017-02-27 18:30:00
Join us for a Rodan + Fields® Business Presentation, and learn how to redefine and take control of your future! We will show you how you can start by launching your own business on your own terms, and around your already busy schedule. Come hear what is possible when you combine acclaimed global leaders in skincare with clinically proven products and an innovative business model. Create your own journey with Rodan + Field's Life-Changing Skincare™.. And as a added bonus, all guests in attendance will have the opportunity to win a FREE Lash Boost, just by attending! Lash Boost is our newest game changing product that can help you get lush, longer looking, darker looking lashes that are 100% your own! Bring a friend, and get double chances to win! Presentation will begin about 7:15

at Long Beach – El Torito
3301 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, United States

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Virgin StartUp Masterclass: How to mastermind an equity crowdfunding campaign

Virgin StartUp Masterclass: How to mastermind an equity crowdfunding campaign
Event on 2017-02-28 18:30:00
Want to launch a equity crowdfunding campaign to fuel the growth of your business through access to capital from new investors and loyal customers? This brand new masterclass led by crowdfunding expert John Auckland will show you the key steps to follow to create a winning equity crowdfunding campaign. Key takeaways:  What is equity crowdfunding and is it right for you?  Insight into how equity crowdfunding might work for your growth goals.  What are the available equity platforms and which is best for you?  Understanding of what works and what doesn’t – the dos and don’ts!  The key steps to take to set your campaign on the right path.  Networking with other entrepreneurs active in this space.  ‘How to mastermind an equity crowdfunding campaign’ is part of a growing number of masterclasses run by Virgin StartUp to give entrepreneurs the practical skills and tools they need to launch and grow awesome businesses!    About this class:  A successful crowdfunding campaign has the potential to fuel the growth of your business through access to capital from new investors and loyal customers. With so much at stake it’s vital you give your campaign every chance of success. This class, led by crowdfunding expert John Auckland, reveals the strategy for building a rock solid campaign. It covers what type of crowdfunding is most suited to your business idea and how to galvanise your loyal following to get your campaign over the line.   Who is it for? You’re new to equity crowdfunding and considering it as a funding option to grow your business You want to learn what it takes to build and manage a successful campaign   What will you take away from it? A general understanding of what crowdfunding is and the different platforms in the market An understanding of whether crowdfunding is right for you Understandings of what works and what doesn’t – the dos and don’ts What investors are looking for in a stellar pitch The key next steps you need to take to set your Crowdfunding campaign on the right path    Preparation:  This is a mid-level class, for entrepreneurs that are serious about taking their business to the next level using growth finance. It is best suited for those companies that have traction in their chosen market or a growing customer base. We ask that you familiarise yourself with the various growth funding options so that you can best make an informed decision on using this tool as we work through the masterclass. You might want to bring a laptop as well, so you can work along as you go through the course.   About the instructor:  John began his career at 16, where he spent ten years instructing, writing and event managing internal communications programmes for some of the top global brands, such as Vodafone, BP and Astra Zenica, to name a few. John left internal events to start his own copywriting agency, which supported large corporates and startups alike, with clients ranging from BT to Hello Fresh within its first two years of trading. He sold his agency before he turner 30 to Thread Media, where they then employed him as a director. During his time at Thread John helped conceive and run Project Brabham, at its time the biggest ever sports crowdfunding campaign. He left Thread to form TribeFirst, the first Crowdfunding agency globally to offer a risk/reward model on equity crowdfunding campaigns. TribeFirst is a Virgin StartUp funded business, and partners with all of the major UK platforms. John is also a published author, with his second book being recently crowdfunded on the premier book crowdfunding site, Unbound.   Terms and Conditions: i. By buying a ticket, you consent to being filmed, recorded and photographed at the event as a member of the audience and to footage and photographs of you being used by Virgin StartUp in any medium for the promotion and marketing of Virgin StartUp and the Virgin group. ii. Views expressed by speakers at the event may not be the views of Virgin StartUp. Event materials are provided on an “as is” basis and Virgin StartUp makes no warranty regarding the accuracy or completeness of those materials. iii. Speakers and attendees are subject to change and we do not guarantee that any specific speakers or participants will appear at the event. However, we will always try to find a suitable replacement if one of our key speakers or participants is unable to attend. iv. You attend the event at your own risk. You are responsible for safeguarding your property when attending the event. Virgin StartUp will have no liability for property lost, stolen or damaged at the event. v. You must be aged 18 or over to attend the event and may be asked to show photographic identification to prove your age. vi. Tickets can be transferred, exchanged, or refunded once purchased as long as the claim is made 7 days before the event is due to take place.      

at Virgin HQ
66 Porchester Road
London, United Kingdom

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