AFP says charities must serve as a model in tackling sexual harassment and gender equity

first_img Tagged with: ethics Law / policy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Howard Lake | 1 February 2018 | News AFP says charities must serve as a model in tackling sexual harassment and gender equity The Association of Fundraising Professionals has issued a statement confirming its commitment to tackling sexual harassment and achieving gender equity in the fundraising profession. It also confirmed that it sees a role for charities in trying to lead the way on these issues.“We can serve as a model – and given our role in society, we MUST serve as a model”, argue Ann Hale, the AFP’s Chair, and Mike Geiger, its President and CEO in their joint statement.The organisation issued its statement Regarding Sexual Harassment/Gender Equity in the Fundraising Profession in response to the revelations about the recent Presidents Club fundraising dinner in London.The AFP leaders strongly reject the notion that the event was “so extreme, so far out of the norm for the nonprofit sector” that “there are no lessons to be learned”. They argue: “nothing could be further from the truth”.They further reject any suggestion that the charitable sector, because of its assumed shared values of “justice, equality, equity and respect” is somehow immune from sexual harassment and unequal treatment and pay for all.The AFP has nearly 34,000 individual and organisational members, and is affiliated with the UK’s Institute of Fundraising (members receive the AFP newsletter).Harassment by charity staff and donorsThe professional organisation has published details of surveys on harassment of and by charity staff, and by donors, most recently in the Autumn 2017 issue of its magazine Advancing Philanthropy.The leaders stated: “While the issue of donors harassing nonprofit staff and volunteers may be unique to our sector, the power dynamics are the same—and there are countless instances of it across the sector. In addition, harassment from supervisors, board members, and even co-workers occurs in the charitable sector with regularity.”The Chair devoted her column to the topic in the Winter 2017 issue of Advancing Philanthropy.Ann Hale’s article in Advancing Philanthropy, Winter 2017AFP’s approachIn explaining AFP’s priorities in tackling these issues, its two leaders highlighted the role of its Code of Ethical Standards. This includes each fundraiser’s aspiration to “practice their profession with integrity, honesty, truthfulness and adherence to the absolute obligation to safeguard the public trust,” and to “foster cultural diversity and pluralistic values and treat all people with dignity and respect.”Hale and Geiger add that their aims are: Advertisement The statement is available in Spanish and French. EquityThey recognise that “the issue of harassment is part of a larger conversation about equity in the fundraising profession and the charitable sector.”As in the UK, there are many more women in the fundraising profession than men, but not at senior leadership positions.“Women make up approximately 70 percent of the profession, yet account for only 30 percent of senior leadership positions. On average, women’s salaries lag behind their male counterparts by roughly US $12,000 – $20,000, according to AFP’s annual 2017 Compensation and Benefits Survey”.They added: “having more female senior-level executives in the profession isn’t just important to preventing sexual harassment; it’s critical to furthering the entire mission of the nonprofit sector.”Role of men in preventing harassmentThe leaders make a third point in the statement: “we must emphasize, more than ever, the role of men in preventing harassment. It’s not enough for men to shake their heads at an incident like the Presidents Club and promise not to be “that guy.” Men and women need to be working together for this cause, and men need to take the initiative to speak out against harassment. Speaking out affirms that men are standing with their female colleagues and providing their unwavering support.”AFP’s work in this area includes a partnership with The Chronicle of Philanthropy in which it will be conducting a survey about the prevalence of sexual harassment in the profession, “and then using that data to develop anti-sexual harassment education as part of our library of educational offerings”.The organisation will make this training “available to AFP members and non-members alike”.Furthermore, AFP will also be launching new initiatives later this year to address equity in the profession.Hale and Geiger’s statement concludes: “We must bring our fundraising skills, innovation, empathy, and communications to this critical issue that affects our profession, our communities and the entire world. AFP is committed to this endeavour, and we encourage all organisations in the sector to join us as we work to champion equity, fairness, and justice in our own workplaces.” We must enact a clear and decisive policy of zero tolerance for harassment. Our goal is to build a culture of respect, equality, and openness so that harassment doesn’t occur—and if it does, victims must feel secure and confident that they can approach their supervisor and/or others in the organisation and expect an appropriate response while their confidentiality is respected.We need to proclaim loudly to our organisational leaders that no donation (and no donor) is worth taking away an individual’s respect and self-worth while turning a blind eye to harassment.They say that, in addition to these policies and procedures, “we also must make clear upfront the expectations for behaviour from sector employees, board members, and yes, even donors [sic]. This must happen through education and continuous reinforcement of these critical principles.” Main image: Equal – carved letters. Photo: Scott (archxs) on Flickr.com  119 total views,  1 views today  120 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Excitation of electron cyclotron harmonic waves in the inner Saturn magnetosphere within local plasma injections

first_imgStrong electron cyclotron harmonic (ECH) waves have been observed by Cassini associated with local plasma injection regions in the Saturnian magnetosphere. Using measured electron distributions from the Cassini plasma spectrometer, we calculated local growth rates and path-integrated wave gain of ECH waves inside an injection event using the HOTRAY code. We showed that electrons with energy near a few eV have a collision frequency comparable to their bounce frequency; thus, they cannot have an empty loss cone. We then demonstrated that the growth of ECH waves inside the injection event can be driven by electron phase space density gradients associated with the loss cone distribution of injected electrons at energies between a few hundred eV and a few keV. This conclusion is contrary to previous results that the source of free energy for growth of ECH waves is provided by electrons near a few eV. Results in this work are helpful for understanding the generation of ECH waves and their roles in electron dynamics in the Saturnian magnetosphere.last_img read more

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Development goes west

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Martin Keown blasts Mikel Arteta over decision to sell Arsenal duo Ainsley Maitland-Niles & Emiliano Martinez

first_imgMartin Keown blasts Mikel Arteta over decision to sell Arsenal duo Ainsley Maitland-Niles & Emiliano Martinez Martinez is Arsenal’s longest serving player and determined to keep hold of his starting place even with the return of Leno to the squad.Aston Villa are thought to be one of the sides keeping tabs on Martinez, who would prefer to stay at Arsenal rather than search for regular football elsewhere.Keown insisted Martinez should be considered the No.1 goalkeeper at Arsenal after an excellent spell in the side. More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I think Martinez is my No.1. He’s in possession of the place and should keep it,’ Keown said.‘I know Arsene Wenger always considered him his future No.1. He’s always been considered a really good goalkeeper.’Maitland-Niles refused to comment on his future after the game, only saying: ‘I’m an Arsenal player until I’m told otherwise.’MORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang & Ainsley Maitland-Niles speak out on their Arsenal futuresMORE: Arsenal win Community Shield beating Liverpool on penaltiesFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. No dropping it this time 😅#CommunityShield pic.twitter.com/HzgMM5cJDj— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) August 29, 2020 Coral BarrySaturday 29 Aug 2020 8:06 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link8.2kShares Advertisementcenter_img Maitland-Niles has been subject of a bid from Wolves (Picture: Getty)Martin Keown slammed Mikel Arteta’s reported decision to offload Emiliano Martinez and Ainsley Maitland-Niles.The Arsenal duo have been put up for sale by Arteta and the Gunners are in talks with Wolves over the signing of Maitland-Niles.Club chiefs think they can fetch £20m for Martinez as Arteta still considers Bernd Leno his undisputed No.1 goalkeeper despite the back-up’s excellent performances in his absence.Martinez was superb for Arsenal in their Community Shield triumph over Liverpool on Saturday and former Gunner Keown blasted the idea he or Maitland-Niles could be surplus to requirements.ADVERTISEMENT‘It’s crazy,’ he said on BT Sport. ‘You’re developing players – Maitland-Niles, the goalkeeper – [who are] going to be sold? AdvertisementAdvertisement‘These are just the players that Arsenal fans are looking at and wanted for years.’Arsenal rejected a £15m bid from Wolves for Maitland-Niles this week and are holding out for £20m for the attacker, with Newcastle also interested in the 23-year-old. Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

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Kootenay Ice open Major Midget season Saturday in Nelson

first_imgThe Ice, coached by Mario DiBella, host the North Island Silvertips beginning Saturday at 2 p.m.The two teams are back in action Sunday at 9:15 a.m. at the NDCC Arena.The Ice consist of players from throughout the Kootenays, including five players — Austin Tambellini, Justin Post, Brandon Sookro, Sam Weber and Nolan Percival.Other players include Kyle Hope and Jeremy Lucchini of Trail, Lucas Peters of Midway, Ryan Neil of Fruitvale and Greyson Reitmeier of Nakusp.The Ice finished last season with a 5-31-4 record for 10th in league standings.North Island finished seventh last season at 18-18-4. Major Midget hockey is back.The Kootenay Ice take to the NDCC Arena Saturday and Sunday on opening weekend in the B.C. Hockey Major Midget Hockey League.last_img read more

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Bears ink Smith to a 4-year deal

first_img Federer wins again Roger Federer showed off a circus shot while extending his career-best winning streak to 38 matches, defeating Daniele Bracciali 7-5, 6-3 Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Dubai Open. The top-seeded Federer next will face seventh-seeded Novak Djokovic, who beat Rainer Schuettler 7-6 (5), 6-3. Defending champion Rafael Nadal survived another thriller, edging Igor Andreev 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (2). Next for Nadal is Mikhail Youzhny, who topped No. 6 Tomas Berdych 7-6 (6), 6-3. Olivier Rochus upset third-seeded Nikolay Davydenko 4-6, 6-4, 6-2. Also reaching the quarterfinals were fifth-seeded Tommy Haas, 2002 champion Fabrice Santoro and Robin Soderling. Justine Henin reached the quarterfinals of the Qatar Open after beating Alicia Molik of Australia 6-2, 7-6 (9). The second-ranked Henin, who won the Dubai Open last week, saved two set points in the tiebreaker and wasted four match points. Top-seeded Juan Carlos Ferrero advanced to the third round of the Mexican Open with a straight set victory over Lukas Dlouhy on Wednesday. Ferrero, the former French Open champion, was pushed to a tiebreaker in the second set and defeated Dlouhy 6-3, 7-6 (2). Fernando Verdasco of Spain advanced to the quarterfinals of the Tennis Channel Open in Las Vegas with a 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 victory over Thailand’s Danai Udomchoke during round-robin play. Analyst apologizes Boston Celtics radio analyst Cedric Maxwell apologized on the air Wednesday night for saying that a female referee should “go back to the kitchen” after he disagreed with one of her calls. Maxwell made the comment during the Celtics’ 77-72 victory over the Houston Rockets on Monday. He subsequently said “Go in there and make me some bacon and eggs, would you?” in reference to referee Violet Palmer. “If I said anything that might have been insensitive or sexist in any way, then I apologize because she worked extremely hard to get where she is now, end of quote,” Maxwell said before the Celtics’ game against the New York Knicks on WEEI-AM, which is owned by Entercom Communications. A man who hit former Indiana Pacers guard Stephen Jackson with a car during a fight outside a strip club last fall was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison. Deon Willford was convicted Feb. 12 of felony battery and a misdemeanor charge of failure to stop at the scene of an accident. Celtics forward Wally Szczerbiak will have season-ending ankle surgery next week. Tracks conduct testing Horses racing in California are now subject to out-of-competition testing focusing on performance-enhancing drugs as part of a crackdown on cheaters who administer illegal substances more than 48 hours before a race. The testing is being done on-track and at training facilities. “This is the first time an absolute program is in place,” California Horse Racing Board spokesman Mike Marten said Wednesday. Trainer Jack Brooks, an eight-time winner of quarter horse racing’s top event, the All American Futurity, announced Wednesday he is retiring after a 47-year career. IOC back in London IOC executives returned to London on Wednesday amid reports the cost of preparing for the 2012 Games has tripled to $19.5 billion. Denis Oswald, head of the IOC’s coordination commission for the London Games, and Gilbert Felli, the IOC’s executive director for the Olympics, arrived for a regularly scheduled two-day review meeting, including budget updates. Felli has said he would ask for a document giving a complete breakdown of the costs, warning that public wrangling was hurting the image of the games. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! He had had one year remaining on a deal that paid him $1.35 million in 2006, making him the lowest paid coach in the NFL. Smith was scheduled to make $1.45 million this season in the final year of his initial four-year deal. In a long-expected move, the Minnesota Vikings released quarterback Brad Johnson and made the 15-year veteran an unrestricted free agent. Tarvaris Jackson, who started the final two games of last season as a rookie, and Brooks Bollinger are the only quarterbacks remaining on the roster. The New York Jets released running back Derrick Blaylock and defensive end Bobby Hamilton, a person familiar with the moves told The Associated Press. The 49ers promoted quarterbacks coach Jim Hostler to offensive coordinator Tuesday, the fifth coach to hold that job in five seasons in San Francisco. Coach Mike Nolan chose Hostler to replace Norv Turner, who became the San Diego Chargers’ head coach nearly two weeks ago, after interviewing each of the five offensive assistants Turner left behind. The team will hold a news conference today, and had no further comment Wednesday night. Smith, the 2005 NFL coach of the year, led the Bears to a 15-4 record and their first NFC championship in more than two decades last season before they lost 29-17 to Indianapolis in the Super Bowl. center_img The Chicago Bears signed coach Lovie Smith to a four-year contract extension through the 2011 season Wednesday night. They also announced that they signed general manager Jerry Angelo to a contract extension through the 2013 season. last_img read more

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30-FOOT WHALE WASHED UP ON BEACH

first_imgENVIRONMENTAL investigators fear a whale washed up on beach today could have been killed by fishing nets.The 30-foot whale was found on a beach in Raghly in north county Sligo.Sligo County Council have despatched staff to the area to seal off the beach before a full investigation tomorrow morning. 30-FOOT WHALE WASHED UP ON BEACH was last modified: November 29th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Mack punches Niclai ticket

first_imgCameron Heenan had 11 points, Theresia Dickey added eight more and the McKinleyville Panthers girls’ basketball team put down the visiting Fortuna Huskies 53-51 in what was a battle for third place in the Big 5 Conference and a ticket to the Dick Niclai Memorial Tournament, Thursday night at McKinleyville High.Both teams entered Thursday’s game tied for third in the Big 5 at 3-4 in conference play. The win, McKinleyville’s first this season over Fortuna after losing 48-27 the first time …last_img read more

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ASHRAE Will Help Develop National Green Standard

first_imgIn making the announcement, NAHB said the standard has been used to certify more than 32,000 single- and multi-family homes.Applications to serve on the NGBS development committee are open through April 6. That’s also the deadline to submit proposals to update the new edition, NAHB said. Application and submission forms are available online. RELATED ARTICLES The 2012 National Green Building Standard is HereANSI Approves NAHB’s Green Building StandardNational Green Building StandardThe ICC 700 Green Standard’s Energy Requirements Ramp UpThe First National Green Code — or Communism? The National Green Building Standard is getting an update, this time with the assistance of a well-known society of engineers.The National Association of Home Builders announced that the 2015 rewrite of the standard first approved in 2009 would be with the help of ASHRAE, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, as well as the International Code Council.The new edition will be called the ICC/ASHRAE 700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS).Last updated in 2012, the NGBS is one of several green-building rating systems. There are four levels of compliance — bronze, silver, gold and emerald — and a free online scoring tool that builders may use to chart compliance.NAHB’s national green building certification program manager Don Carr has said the NGBS is more flexible and less expensive to use than its chief rival, LEED for Homes, a rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council.last_img read more

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Find Inspiration Beyond the Big Screen

first_imgFilmmakers can draw inspiration from a number of sources. Check out these recommendations to broaden your horizons.Cover image via Naughty Dog.In Stephen King’s book On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, which is part biography and part reference book for aspiring writers, he says, “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There’s no way around these two things that I’m aware of, no shortcut.”The same goes for filmmaking. There is no better way to learn than watching a lot of movies and television shows. And not only the good stuff. Watching the odd the film with a 20 percent rating at Rotten Tomatoes can also be insightful. Knowing what not to do in a movie is just as a critical as knowing what to do.However, you should not limit your sources of inspiration to these two media. Sometimes you may find yourself unable to source an idea. That pesky third act for your short film just isn’t sliding into place — or your client wants an elaborate advert for his car dealership, and you are drawing a blank on the concept. It happens. Creativity is fickle.Let’s have a look at three different forms of storytelling and how you can use them for inspiration.Image via Marvel Comics (New Avengers Annual).Theater for Sound DesignThe theater is fantastic resource for sound design ideas. I’ve been lucky enough to see the play The Woman in Black three times in London’s Fortune Theatre. The difference between the theater adaptation and the film is that the play takes the form of performance inside an empty theater. An older Arthur Kipps wants to tell his story through the power of stage and has come to a young actor with the hope that he will perform his story. That’s it. Two actors in an empty theater with a few props and a number of projected backgrounds.Unlike the grandeur of large set pieces and musical numbers, this production might seem somewhat dull. However, the play truly grabs your attention, and it doesn’t let go. While the actors and crew all do a tremendous job, the sound really sets the stage — literally, in this case.Image via thewomaninblack.com.Sound is an often-misunderstood aspect of filmmaking, and many filmmakers argue that clear sound is more important than clear imagery. Going to the theater to hear the sounds of locations, props, and offscreen actions really helps you recognize the power of sound design. In films, sound designers and foley artists add and enhance sound to complement the footage. In theater, sounds can compensate for missing visual elements. Video Games for Atmosphere and StorytellingVideo Games are the subject of a long-running debate regarding whether or not the medium constitutes art. Legendary film critic Roger Ebert said, “Nevertheless, I remain convinced that in principle, video games cannot be art.” However, it always seems like video game critics base their opinions on games like Pac-Man or Donkey Kong — antiques in the video game world.However, if you’ve owned a console or PC and have played games within the last decade, you’ll know that they are now highly crafted stories with multiple interconnecting plots, varied characters, and worlds full of history and lore.Image via Naughty Dog.While long-form storytelling isn’t anything new, within the last several years, many TV shows have opted for overarching story arcs instead of the conventional procedural format of the ’90s and ’00s. Many video games have now opted for long-form storytelling too. These games prioritize story and characterization over gameplay mechanics. A common term to refer to this type of video game is “cinematic.” Games are increasingly competing with the cinema with their grandiose storytelling, powerful visuals, and great stories. They are a trove of narrative inspiration.Check out these titles for a demonstration of the inspirational power of video games.The Last of UsThe Witcher 3: Wild HuntBioShock InfiniteRed Dead RedemptionThe Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimUncharted (1-3)The Walking Dead Season 1 (Telltale Series)AtmosphereSome films just have an “atmospheric presence.” They present a lasting, noteworthy style. The Witch: A New-England Folktale, The Revenant, and Drive are recent examples. They present a viewing experience rich in a stylistic flavor, and although they don’t necessarily feature characters everyone can relate to, the substance of the films is enough to render them cult classics or critic favorites.There are also video games that create this kind of atmosphere.Image via Remedy.These games garner praise for their atmospheric elements while telling an engaging and provocative story.Alan WakeLimboJourney Inside ConclusionThese examples aren’t set in stone. You may find more inspiration for lighting from theater rather than sound, or costume ideas from a video game instead of story.  The list is endless. The idea is to broaden your horizons when it comes to sourcing ideas. You can only learn so much from watching Akira Kurosawa‘s filmography over and over. While film and TV are your principal sources of inspiration, other forms of entertainment can be just as influential.Where do you go for filmmaking inspiration? Let us know in the comments.center_img Comic Books for Composition and VFXComic books have become a principal medium for expressing social and political culture. Even superhero books by comic book publishing giants Marvel and DC often come with a “teen and above” rating, and they are always pushing the boundaries of social issues.So, what does this have to do with filmmaking?Image courtesy of Mark Vargo, ASC.99 percent of film productions begin in a comic book fashion with storyboards. The difference between cinematic framing and comic book framing is that, in a film, there will be movement within the frame, and in comics, the movement is implied from panel to panel.  A comic book artist wants to make sure you continue to move your eye from panel to panel until you turn the page. Conversely, a cinematographer hasn’t done their job properly if your eye wanders through the frame during a conversational scene.While the two are fundamentally different media, you can definitely ignite a spark when it comes to composition. Daredevil 28 (2002) tells its story without any text bubbles or narration. I find issues like this incredibly inspiring. The creators (Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev) have produced these images very carefully. Without narration or dialogue, the reader must analyze the imagery; there’s no room for a throwaway image. While the two media aren’t completely interchangeable, the notion of choosing your composition carefully is.Image via Marvel Comics.Another good example is Hawkeye 11. The entire issue is through the perspective of his dog. So, again, the panels tell the story very carefully to keep from confusing the reader. For a filmmaker, however, it’s interesting to see an exposed narrative core like this.Image via Marvel Comics.For more on the topic of comics and cinematography, check out this seven-minute video on IndieWire featuring comic book creator Ty Templeton.Check out these comic books for compositional inspiration.WatchmenOmega MenTale of SandSandmanPreacherCriminalFataleComic Books for VFXMarvel and DC have both had distinctive house styles for the better part of seventy years. These days, however, both Marvel and DC are bringing experimental art into mainstream superhero comics. Check the panel below from Batwoman 4 (2011).Image via DC Comics.The artist, JH Williams III, has broken the page up into panels using Batwoman’s cape. This is a highly creative technique that produces something unique and beautiful. These books are a haven for creative VFX techniques. How could filmmakers translate JH Williams’s approach for filmmaking? To display several separate shots in just one scene?What if your next flashback sequence took its cue from this approach? Photographs around a room can play out scenes like small TV screens. One by one, the static photographs turn into animated memories. We get to see a character’s emotional responses, and the memories all play out in the same composition without a single cut. (Ok, don’t use that one — I might use that myself.)Check out these comic artists for creative inspiration.JH Williams IIIDave MckeanMike Del MundoMarco Rudylast_img read more

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