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Sibanye kicked off its shift into battery metals earlier this year with the purchase of a nickel processing plant in France and a minority stake in a lithium project in Finland. The Brazil deal will add two low-cost, producing assets to the company’s “green metals” portfolio and will immediately add to its cash flows and earnings, Sibanye said. Scherb said he liked Sibanye’s strategy of delegating authority to local management teams, which he said helps the company manage cultural sensitivities around its mines. The bidding for the mines was competitive with suitors including car companies, offtake groups, financial investors and special-purpose acquisition companies, Scherb said. He declined to say which car companies had shown interest.
Persons: Sibanye, Neal Froneman, nL4N2KT1VU, Appian, Michael Scherb, Scherb, Organizations: Santa Rita, Appian Capital Advisory, South African Reserve Bank Locations: Brazil, Sibanye Stillwater, Santa, France, Finland, U.S
Medical staff prepare Moderna coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine to be administered at newly-opened mass vaccination centre in Tokyo, Japan, May 24, 2021. Getting access to Moderna vaccines adds diversity to the AU's vaccine supply with different storage requirements. "We are grateful to have helped negotiate this encouraging step forward between Moderna and the African Union that will significantly expand access to vaccines on the continent in the near-term," Quillian said. "This is the first step in our long-term partnership with the African Union," Moderna Chief Executive Stéphane Bancel said in a statement, referring to a Memorandum of Understanding to make up to 110 million doses for the AU. Last month, the AU accused COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers of denying African countries a fair chance to buy vaccines and urged manufacturing countries, in particular India, to lift export restrictions on vaccines and their components.
Persons: Carl Court, Masiyiwa, Biden, Natalie Quillian, Quillian, Moderna, Stéphane Bancel, COVID, Jeff Mason, Robert Birsel Organizations: Moderna, REUTERS, African Union, Moderna Inc, White, Reuters, ., AU, African, Thomson Locations: Tokyo, Japan, REUTERS WASHINGTON, United States, Africa, Moderna, African Union, COVID, India
Austin Ramzy andModerna agrees to sell up to 110 million Covid vaccine doses to African countries. The African Union has ordered 220 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot vaccine, with the option to order 180 million more. A shortfall in expected deliveries from Covax this year has left African countries scrambling to come up with alternative plans to vaccinate their populations. Image Waiting for shuttle buses to mandatory government-designated quarantine hotels in the arrival hall at the Hong Kong International Airport in August. Hong Kong has recorded just two locally transmitted cases in the past five months, but Mrs. Lam said the city had still not met Beijing’s standards.
Persons: Zhang Hao, Austin Ramzy, Zohra Bensemra, Moderna, Stéphane Bancel, Biden, Jerome Favre, Europe —, Carrie Lam, Mrs, Lam, Hong, Hong Kong Organizations: Moderna, Union, Associated Press, , Nationwide, Alxa League, Reuters, New York Times, European Union, African Union, African, Johnson, United Nations, Hong Kong International Airport, ., Asia Securities Industry, Financial Markets Association, Hong Locations: Lanzhou, China, Gansu Province, Inner Mongolia, Beijing, Hunan, Hubei, Hainan, Fujian, Dakar, Senegal, Africa, United States, African, Covax, Hong Kong, , Europe, Hong,
JOHANNESBURG, Oct 26 (Reuters) - A South African judge on Tuesday dismissed an application by former president Jacob Zuma to have the prosecutor in his arms deal corruption trial removed. Zuma, ousted by the governing African National Congress in 2018, had argued that the prosecutor was biased against him and submitted a "special plea" to the Pietermaritzburg High Court to have him replaced. read moreThe former president, 79, pleaded not guilty to charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering in the long-running case over the 1990s deal for military equipment. read more"The special plea is dismissed," Judge Piet Koen said. read moreZuma, whose decade in power was marred by scandals, was at the Pietermaritzburg court to hear whether his application would be granted.
Persons: Jacob Zuma, Zuma, Piet Koen, Koen, Alexander Winning, Giles Elgood Organizations: African National Congress, Thomson Locations: JOHANNESBURG, Pietermaritzburg
The coalition accused the commission of violating state law by failing to get court approval for the apartment complex's sale, which is normally required when cemetery property is involved. Judge Karla Smith of the Montgomery County Circuit Court denied a motion by the commission seeking to dismiss the suit, while granting a preliminary injunction to halt the sale. Moses Cemetery, which operated from 1911 to 1958, is what's left of a historic Black community in Bethesda's River Road enclave. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, president of the Bethesda African Cemetery Coalition. Gail RebhanMarsha Coleman-Adebayo, president of the Bethesda African Cemetery Coalition, said the group is still seeking accountability and would like the land to be returned to the Black community and a local Black church to be properly memorialized.
Persons: , Karla Smith, Smith, Moses, Black, Harvey Matthews, Steven Lieberman, Lieberman, Marsha Coleman, Adebayo, Gail Rebhan Marsha Coleman, Scott, Coleman Organizations: Westwood, Charger Ventures, Bethesda African Cemetery Coalition, Circuit, Commission, Charger Locations: Washington, , Maryland, Montgomery County, Bethesda, Montgomery, Bethesda's
Citing unidentified sources, Saudi-owned, Dubai-based Al Hadath said Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok had been placed under house arrest and military forces arrested four cabinet ministers, one civilian member of the ruling Sovereign Council, and several state governors and party leaders. The information ministry said "joint military forces" had arrested civilian members of the Sovereign Council and members of the government and had taken them to an undisclosed location. The information ministry said on its Facebook page that a number of ministers and civilian members of the ruling Sovereign Council were arrested. Family sources told Reuters that military forces had stormed the house of Hamdok's media adviser and arrested him. The Sudanese Professionals Association, a main activist coalition in the uprising against Bashir, called on supporters to mobilise after what it called the arrest of cabinet members.
Persons: Al Hadath, Abdalla Hamdok, Omar al, Bashir, Jeffrey Feltman, Feltman, Khalid Abdelaziz, Mahmoud Mourad, Aidan Lewis, Christopher Cushing, Robert Birsel Organizations: U.S, Sovereign Council, Reuters, Rapid Support Forces, State Department's Bureau, African Affairs, Sovereign, Sudanese Professionals Association, Facebook, Thomson Locations: Kartoum, Sudan, SUDAN, Khartoum, KHARTOUM, Saudi, Dubai, United States, Arabiya
ADDIS ABABA, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Sudan's political leaders should be released and human rights respected, the African Union Commission Chair Moussa Faki Mahamat said in a statement on Monday. Faki also added talks should be resumed between the military and the civilian wing of the trasnsitional government. Reporting by Giulia Paravicini; Editing by Andrew CawthorneOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Moussa Faki Mahamat, Faki, Giulia Paravicini, Andrew Cawthorne Organizations: African Union, Thomson Locations: ADDIS ABABA
REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/File PhotoOct 25 (Reuters) - Following are international reactions to the seizure of power by the military in Sudan, where soldiers arrested most of the members of the cabinet on Monday and a military officer dissolved the transitional government. U.N. SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE IN SUDAN"I am deeply concerned about reports of an ongoing coup and attempts to undermine Sudan's political transition," U.N. special representative in Sudan, Volker Perthes, said in a statement. AFRICAN UNIONAfrican Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat said Sudan's political leaders should be released and human rights respected. "The Chairperson calls for the immediate resumption of consultations between civilians and military ... I express my support to Sudan's transition government and call for the immediate release and the respect of the integrity of the Prime Minister and civilian members of government," French President Emmanuel Macron said on Twitter.
Persons: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah, Volker Perthes, General Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Moussa Faki Mahamat, Mahamat, Emmanuel Macron Organizations: REUTERS, U.S, Embassy, Twitter, SPECIAL, Arab League, African Union, Thomson Locations: Khartoum, Sudan, KHARTOUM, SUDAN, Juba Peace, EGYPT, Egypt, SAUDI ARABIA, Saudi, FRANCE, France
An Aspen Pharmacare logo is seen at outside company offices in Woodmead, Johannesburg, South Africa, September 13, 2018. The company is currently delivering 250 million doses of the final packaged versions of J&J's COVID-19 vaccine on an annualised basis and would reach a capacity of 300 million doses per year by November or December, Saad said. Under its contract with J&J it has to supply 31 million doses to South Africa. It will also supply up to 400 million to the rest of Africa via an agreement with the African Union. It began supplies to South Africa at the end of July.
Persons: Siphiwe, Stephen Saad, J's, Saad, It's, Industry Ebrahim Patel, Promit Mukherjee, David Holmes Organizations: REUTERS, Aspen, Reuters, Johnson, J, African Union, World Health Organisation, of Trade, Industry, Thomson Locations: Aspen, Woodmead, Johannesburg, South Africa, Gqeberha, Africa, United States, Europe
Sudanese civilian leaders on Monday urged citizens to take to the streets to defend the transition to democracy. No to a military coup.” It was still unclear whether the military, which is riven by divisions, was united behind the coup attempt. But after Mr. al-Bashir, then an army general, took power in military coup in 1989, Mr. Hamdok mostly worked abroad. For it to be released, he said, Sudan’s military leaders will need to fully restore Mr. Hamdok and other civilian leaders to power. Image Sudanese protesters marching in Khartoum on Monday to denounce the overnight detentions of members of Sudan’s government by the army.
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Matt Odom for NBC NewsAt the same time, there is a harsh reality: While Black culture has made sneakers an invaluable element to any wardrobe and Black consumers are at the heart of that financial tide, Black retailers of the coveted items are hard to find. “It’s a white boys’ club, like most things,” said James Whitner, a Black man who has carved out a successful niche with boutique apparel and sneakers stores in several cities. “There are people aware of it, but their privilege doesn’t force them to have to change it.”James Whitner. “My saving grace was I had a good ecosystem of a few Black people who taught me the ropes,” he said. “You can count us on one hand in the whole sneaker industry,” Lowman said.
Persons: Earl West’s, , , it’s, Earl West, Matt Odom, John Donahoe, Jared Ball, , James Whitner, ” James Whitner, Whitner, Kamala Harris, “ That’s, Isom Lowman, ” Lowman Organizations: , NBC News, Nike, African Diaspora, Morgan State University, Whitaker Group, The Whitney Group, Jordan, Adidas Locations: Atlanta, America, Charlotte , North Carolina, East Coast, Europe
Swaziland's King Mswati III addresses the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., in September 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo/File PhotoMBABANE, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Southern African regional bloc SADC said on Saturday that Eswatini's King Mswati III - Africa's last absolute monarch - had accepted the need for a national dialogue after pro-democracy protests intensified this month. The monarch plans to convene a meeting where people can express their grievances, a representative of the king told the state broadcaster. Anger against 53-year-old Mswati III has been building for years. Campaigners say he has consistently ignored calls for reforms that would move Eswatini, known as Swaziland until 2018, towards democracy.
Persons: Mswati III, Eduardo Munoz, Mswati, Cyril Ramaphosa, Dludlu, Alexander Winning, Mike Harrison Organizations: United Nations General Assembly, REUTERS, Southern African, SADC, People's United Democratic Movement, Reuters, Facebook, MTN Group, Thomson Locations: U.N, New York, U.S, Southern, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, SADC, Swaziland
Somali drama wins Pan-African film festival grand prize
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OUAGADOUGOU, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Somalia's entry "The Gravedigger's Wife" by Finish-Somali writer-director Khadar Ayderus Ahmed won the prestigious Stallion of Yennenga grand prize for best film at the Pan-African film festival in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on Sunday. The poignant drama about a gravedigger's struggles to raise money to pay for his wife's surgery, took home the 20 million franc CFA ($35,714) prize money and the golden stallion statue. The film, which was Somalia's first official entry for the Best International Feature Film category at the 2021 Academy Awards, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in July. Ahmed, who was not in Ouagadougou to collect his prize, has previously said the film was inspired by incidents that happened in his family. The Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou, known as Fespaco, is the largest biannual meeting of African cinema which attracts international and African cinema and television professionals from the continent and the diaspora to the Burkinabe capital.
Persons: Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, Somalia's, Ahmed, Abderrahmane Sissako, Sissako, Macky Sall, Roch Marc Kabore, Anne Mimault, Bate Felix, Daniel Wallis Organizations: Stallion, CFA, Cannes Film, Reuters, Film, Television Festival of, Thomson Locations: OUAGADOUGOU, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Mauritanian, Senegal, Television Festival of Ouagadougou
Alan Davies, chief executive of Rio Tinto's diamonds and minerals division, poses with a rare pink diamond in Hong Kong September 6, 2013. Rio Tinto did not have an immediate comment. "We've noted that ASIC may recommence its investigation, or commence enforcement action, if circumstances change," a spokesperson said. Rio said at the time it had also referred the allegations to U.S. regulators. Reporting by Melanie Burton and Clare Denina in London; editing by Richard PullinOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Alan Davies, Bobby Yip, Davies, Rio Tinto, Rio, We've, Melanie Burton, Clare Denina, Richard Pullin Organizations: REUTERS, Rio Tinto Ltd, Reuters, Rio's Energy, Minerals, Australian Securities and Investments Commission, Rio Tinto, Thomson Locations: Hong Kong, MELBOURNE, Guinea, Rio, West African, U.S, London
Image Unloading vaccines distributed through Covax, the United Nations-backed vaccine program, in Nairobi, Kenya, in August. Gordon Brown, the former British prime minister who is now the W.H.O.’s ambassador for global health financing, said on Thursday that there was a shortfall of 500 million doses in the global South, while 240 million doses were lying unused in the West. The number of excess doses is projected to reach 600 million by the end of the year, Mr. Brown added. “You can’t solve this problem without vaccinating the whole of the world, not half of the world,” Mr. Brown said. estimates that 11 billion Covid vaccine doses are needed worldwide to turn the tide of the pandemic, but so far production and distribution have been concentrated in Western countries.
Persons: Daniel Irungu, Gordon Brown, , Brown, Johnson, Johnson Covid, Matshidiso Moeti, Mr, Biden, , Craig Spencer, , “ It’s Organizations: United Nations, ., Shutterstock, United, World Health Organization, British, for Disease Control, Moderna, , African Union, BBC, University of Oxford’s, White House, State Department, Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center Locations: Covax, Nairobi, Kenya, United States, West, Africa, “ Africa, NewYork
REUTERS/Anne MimaultOUAGADOUGOU, Oct 22 (Reuters) - The COVID-19 pandemic hit Africa's film industry hard, causing cinema shutdowns and production halts, but it also created new opportunities by boosting video-on-demand and streaming, participants in the continent's premier film festival said. He cautioned, however, that it would take several years for viewer habits to fully evolve as unlimited high-speed internet subscriptions become more affordable. Ibrahima Kane, country manager for French web services company Digital Virgo, which is partnering with Orange to offer a bundled data and video-on-demand content services, said there was limitless potential. "I don't know if the advent of platforms will bring the end of classic broadcast media, but it reverses the timeline. Reporting by Anne Mimault; Writing by Bate Felix; Editing by Aaron Ross and Mark PorterOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Roch Marc Christian Kabore, Anne Mimault, Alex Moussa Sawadogo, Sawagogo, Jonathan Lett, Lett, Ibrahima Kane, Kane, Bate Felix, Aaron Ross, Mark Porter Organizations: Burkina, Pan, Film, Television Festival of, REUTERS, International Finance Corporation, Google, Burkinabe, United Nations, UNESCO, Netflix, Thomson Locations: Television Festival of Ouagadougou, FESPACO, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Anne Mimault OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso's, Burkinabe, Orange
Guinea junta leader Mamadi Doumbouya sits after he was sworn in as interim president in Conakry, Guinea October 1, 2021.REUTERS/Souleymane CamaraCONAKRY, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Guinea's coup leaders have named their first line-up of government ministers, including a former general and three other figures who held posts under ousted president Alpha Conde. read moreFormer army officer Aboubacar Sidiki Camara was named transitional minister of defence, a spokesperson for the military junta said on state TV late on Thursday. Camara previously served as chief of staff in Conde's defence ministry and, after that, as Guinea's ambassador to Cuba. He had previously served as an adviser to the position. Coup leader Colonel Mamadi Doumbouya was named interim president on Oct. 1.
Persons: Mamadi Doumbouya, Souleymane Camara, Alpha Conde, repeatedely, Conde, Aboubacar Sidiki Camara, Camara, Bachir Diallo, Louhopou, Abdourahmane Sikhé Camara, Colonel Mamadi Doumbouya, Saliou Samb, Cooper Inveen, Andrew Heavens Organizations: REUTERS, Souleymane, Government, African Union, The Economic, West African States, ECOWAS, Thomson Locations: Guinea, Conakry, Souleymane Camara CONAKRY, Cuba, Algeria, West, Central Africa, Mali, Chad
[The stream is slated to start at 11 a.m. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks Friday to the Virtual Bank for International Settlements' South African Reserve Bank Centenary Conference. The format is a question-and-answer session with the central bank chief. Subscribe to CNBC on YouTube.
Persons: Jerome Powell Organizations: Federal, Virtual Bank for International Settlements, African Reserve Bank Centenary Conference, CNBC, YouTube
Guinea junta leader Mamadi Doumbouya sits after he was sworn in as interim president in Conakry, Guinea October 1, 2021.REUTERS/Souleymane CamaraCONAKRY, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Coup leaders in Guinea have named their first line-up of government ministers, including a former general and three other figures who held posts under ousted president Alpha Conde. Camara is best known for having been a key member of the junta that seized control of Guinea from 2008-2010 after the death of then-President Lansana Conté. That junta drew international condemnation after government troops killed more than 150 pro-democracy demonstrators at a stadium in 2009. Bachir Diallo, a former defence attaché based in Algeria, was named security minister, and Louhopou Lamah, a former foreign trade director, was named environment minister. Doumbouya was named interim president on Oct. 1 and appointed a civilian prime minister a week later.
Persons: Mamadi Doumbouya, Souleymane Camara, Alpha Conde, Conde, Aboubacar Sidiki Camara, Camara, Lansana Conté, Idi Amin, Bachir Diallo, Louhopou, Abdourahmane Sikhé Camara, Doumbouya, Eric Humphery, Smith, Verisk, Saliou Samb, Cooper Inveen, Andrew Heavens, Angus MacSwan Organizations: REUTERS, Souleymane, United Nations, Government, African Union, Economic, West African States, ECOWAS, Thomson Locations: Guinea, Conakry, Souleymane Camara CONAKRY, Cuba, Algeria, West, Central Africa, Mali, Chad, British
Experts in both the development and production of vaccines say the mRNA vaccines involve fewer steps, fewer ingredients and less physical capacity than traditional vaccines. Ten Candidates for mRNA Production The Times assessed 10 companies around the world that are strong candidates to manufacture mRNA vaccines. It already produces Covid vaccines for Oxford-AstraZeneca and Novavax, as well as other vaccines for the W.H.O. It already produces Covid vaccines for Oxford-AstraZeneca and Novavax, as well as other vaccines for the W.H.O. This argument over manufacturing Covid mRNA vaccines echoes one that was made two decades ago about treatments for H.I.V.
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“Overall inflation is running well above target,” Mr. Powell said at a virtual Bank for International Settlements-South African Reserve Bank conference on Friday. The Fed's view is that those pressures are likely to abate as people shift spending back to services, but supply constraints are “likely to last longer than previously expected, likely well into next year,” and the same is true for pressure on wages, he said. It’s the “most likely case” that as they resolve, and as job gains move up, inflation will move back down toward the Fed’s 2 percent goal, he said. “In the meantime, the risk is that high inflation will begin to lead price and wage setters to expect unduly high rates” of inflation in the future, Mr. Powell said. If inflation was at risk of staying persistently high, “we would certainly use our tools to preserve price stability, while also taking into account our maximum employment goal.”
Persons: Jerome H, Powell, Mr, Organizations: Federal Reserve, Bank, International, African Reserve Bank, Fed,
For those who received the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine, anyone 18 and older who was vaccinated two or more months ago is eligible. Image The approval of the mix-and-match approach for coronavirus vaccine booster shots left Americans with many questions. Booster doses of an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) seem to raise antibody levels higher than a booster dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. And recipients of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine should receive a booster shot at least two months after the first dose. People who have received two mRNA vaccine doses or a single Johnson & Johnson dose should still consider themselves fully vaccinated.
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The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program is a contract with the American people. By offering significant loan forgiveness to borrowers who have worked in public service jobs for 10 years and made 120 loan repayments , it greatly strengthens this country. Our government made a promise to public service workers to help them, and we cannot let them down. The PSLF Program was enacted with bipartisan support and signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2007. The logic for the program is simple: Public service jobs generally pay less than jobs in the for-profit sector.
Persons: Sylvester Turner, Biden, George W, Bush Organizations: African American Mayors Association, Department of Education, Public Locations: Houston , Texas
U.S. coronavirus vaccine donations reach 200 mln doses
  + stars: | 2021-10-21 | by ( )   time to read: +1 min
REUTERS/Emily ElconinWASHINGTON, Oct 21 (Reuters) - The United States, under pressure to share its coronavirus vaccine supply with the rest of the world, has now donated 200 million doses to more than 100 countries, the White House announced on Thursday. In recent weeks, the United States has stepped up its donations. Biden told Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta last week that the United States will make a one-time donation of the Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) vaccine to the African Union. The statement said the United States and the international COVAX vaccine-sharing programme would follow through over the next year on commitments to donate more than 1 billion doses to needy countries. "These vaccines will help save lives, protect livelihoods, and heal economies currently battered by this pandemic," the White House said.
Persons: Emily Elconin WASHINGTON, Joe Biden, Biden, Uhuru Kenyatta, Johnson, Steve Holland, Karishma Singh Organizations: Pfizer, REUTERS, White, Kenyan, African Union, United States, Thomson Locations: Southfield , Michigan, U.S, United States, United
South Africa's Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe looks on during a media briefing at the Union building in Pretoria, South Africa, December 4, 2018. REUTERS/Siphiwe SibekoJOHANNESBURG, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Envoys from Southern African countries are expected to travel to Eswatini this week, South Africa said on Thursday, after protests against the kingdom's absolute monarch flared up again. The envoys include South Africa's deputy foreign minister, a special adviser to Ramaphosa and a former South African cabinet minister, as well as representatives of Botswana and Namibia. The king denies accusations of autocratic rule and of using public money to fund a lavish lifestyle in the impoverished nation that borders South Africa. In protests in Eswatini schools last week students chanted "Mswati must fall" and "Release our MPs," a reference to two lawmakers arrested during earlier protests.
Persons: Energy Jeff Radebe, King Mswati III, Cyril Ramaphosa, Eswatini, Mr Elias Magosi, Alexander Winning, William Maclean Organizations: Energy, Union, REUTERS, SADC, South African Government, Thomson Locations: Africa's, Pretoria, South Africa, Siphiwe, JOHANNESBURG, Southern, South, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, Manzini
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