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BIRDWATCHING IN LEEDS Linda Jenkinson teaches people about birds in and around Leeds.

14 READER’S RECIPE Another easy recipe. Something to practice for Bonfire Night - Parkin Pigs.

18 SUBURBAN GARDENS If you’re looking for some “green-fingered” tips - Then you are in the right place.

20 WHAT’S ON GUIDE Keep up to date with events going on in your area.

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WELCOME TO SUBURBAN LEEDS Welcome to edition 44 of Suburban Magazine. You may have seen from the front cover of this edition that it is time for our annual Christmas front cover competition. We look forward to seeing all of the lovely entries that come in and will display as many of the runners up as we can in our December edition, as well as the winning picture on the front cover. Suburban have teamed up with Memory Lane and Yeadon Charities Association, to put together a fantastic Christmas party at Yeadon Town Hall in December. The party will provide festive food, entertainment and hopefully a visit from Santa with gifts. Memory Lane and Yeadon Charities are in contact with many local residents, some of whom are affected by Dementia, loneliness and isolation and the party will hopefully provide a comfortable environment for them to enjoy some Christmas celebrations. We are looking to fundraise together with other local businesses, to make this event the best it

can be. Donations would be very greatly appreciated and as a thank you to any business who donates a minimum of ÂŁ50, Yeadon Charities will give 2 free tickets to their upcoming pantomime (details will be provided on enquiry). Please contact Rachel at Suburban on 0113 819 8141 or by email to rachel@suburbanleeds.co.uk for further details. If this event goes well, we hope to be involved in doing something similar next year in other areas that Suburban covers. Thank you as always to everyone who has contributed articles, poems, news and events this month and to our greatly valued advertisers. We are now working on edition 45, which will deadline 26/10/18 Thank you Rachel Morgan Editor

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It’s ‘goose-tastic’ autumn The leaves are changing colour, there’s a nip in the air and the geese are back in town. Yes, it’s autumn and time to welcome back the wonderful winter flocks of pink-footed geese. Perhaps you’ve already seen long strings of migrating flocks flying high overhead, calling loudly. Pinkies (as they are known to birdwatchers) are travelling from eastern Greenland and Iceland to spend the winter in UK. Eventually there will be around 350,000 of them spread around Scotland, Lancashire and East Anglia having travelled about 1,100 miles. Some will refuel in Leeds but most of the ones that we see are on their way to The Wash where they roost at night and feed in nearby sugar beet fields by day. In addition to pink-footed geese, the UK is also host to thousands of other geese. Here are the species that can be seen and the estimated numbers that are due to arrive. • 133,000 brent geese from Arctic Siberia, north-east Canada, Svalbard, Franz Joseph Land and north-east Greenland • 99,000 barnacle geese from north-east Greenland and Svalbard, • 95,000 greylag geese from Iceland • 27,000 white-fronted geese from Greenland and Arctic Russia and • 500 of our rarest visiting goose, the been goose from Arctic Russia and Scandinavia. Some of these geese travel a staggering 2,800 miles to get to us and as they breed across the Arctic and sub-Arctic region in isolated areas, it is possible to see races that differ morphologically. This gives more experienced birdwatchers an identification challenge and takes goose watching to another level. For instance, we have Greenland white-fronted geese with orange beak and orange legs, and European white-fronted geese (from Arctic Russia) with pink beak and orange legs. Beak size and shape is very important when separating this species from the larger greylag goose. I’ll be leading my annual 3-day guided tour of North Norfolk on 9th to 11th November to see many of these species along with sparkling flocks 6 | SUBURBAN MAGAZINE

of waders on the mudflats. Flocks of knot really are a sight to see as the tide comes in. Unlike flocks of starlings that swirl and change from grey to a dense black, knot can appear pale grey to sparkling silver then, amazingly, disappear from view as they change direction again. As autumn progresses, and the weather cools in continental Europe, numbers of many of our winter visitors increase to flock proportions in the UK. The Arctic is already frozen and it won’t be long before birds are fleeing from the freeze in Scandinavia and heading across the North Sea. Arriving on our east coast at the moment are thousands of redwing, fieldfare, migratory blackbird, mistle thrush, starling, woodpigeon, chaffinch, robin, brambling and goldcrest (to name a few). If you’re in the right place at the right time you may also be lucky enough to see a short-eared or long-eared owl coming in off the sea to spend the winter here. This is one of the most fantastic things to see in my opinion. The way an owl looks at you as it makes land is a humbling experience. I hope you get the opportunity to see it one day. The most frequently asked questions I hear each autumn are whether it will be a waxwing winter this year and where to go to see a starling murmuration. I should know the answer to this by mid-November as migration progresses. Dust off your hat, scarf and gloves and enjoy some autumn delights. Linda Jenkinson teaches people about birds in and around Leeds. For details of classes email linda@startbirding.co.uk or call 07778 768719. Visit www.startbirding.co.uk or Start Birding on Facebook and Twitter


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Where has my memory gone? By Mrs K Smith of Guiseley

What is this place and who am I, Where has my memory gone and why, Who are these people, are they my friends, Are they just here until their time ends? Some are just noisy, some people walk, Others are silent, others just talk, The person next door has the remote control, Why does it make my chair rock 'n' roll? Velcro slippers seem standard here, (Help prevent the falls they fear), Still, better than a slip or trip, Ending up with a broken hip. They show me pictures of folk I don't know, Though searching my mind, high and low. They ask me questions, my face is a blank, Who is this person they call Frank? They tell me I was 'sharp as a pin', Now I don't know what year I'm in. Is it June or is it December? It could be either, I can't remember. 'In a world of their own', I hear them say, What does that mean – have I called it a day? They wash me and feed me, as though I were a child, Losing one's dignity's putting it mild. I'm sure that once, I had a brain, Now I'm playing this infantile game, 'Pass the balloon dear' is what they say, Sometimes I wish they'd go away. In my world there's no tomorrow, No past pain and no past sorrow, Have I no future, have I no past, Just fleeting moments that never can last? Where are you memory, where did you go, Why don't I remember so long ago, What is my world, is it at peace, Or is it in turmoil where thoughts never cease?

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Some people come, some people go, Who are these faces I should know? They call me 'Dad' but I don't know their face, I used to be good at time and place. I must be old, for I am so bent, But then, who cares, for I am content, Then a kiss and a pat, I raise a wan smile, Am I cantankerous, or is it just guile? The days they come, the days they go, All these sad faces I ought to know, Why do they leave with tears in their eyes, As they say their fond goodbyes. I'm told 'they' came to see me today, But I don't recollect, I so easily forget, I have no worries of which I know, No thought of tomorrow, just here and now. Then 'Time for bed' I hear them say, ... Tomorrow's just another day.


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Parkin Pigs Ingredients 100g Butter, 50g Sugar, 150g Golden Syrup, 225g Plain Flour, 10g Baking Powder, 2 teaspoons Ground Ginger, Currants for eyes, Parkin Pig Cutter, Lemon Juice. Method: Put the flour, ginger and baking powder into a large mixing bowl ensuring the ingredients are all well mixed. In a pan gently melt the the butter, sugar and golden syrup on a low heat, stirring continuously to prevent any burning. Once melted add to the dry ingredients, mixing well with a wooden spoon to combine fully and add a splash of lemon juice. Place your mixture into a fridge for half an hour to firm up before rolling out. Roll out your dough on a floured worktop to the thickness of about 3 or 4mm. Stamp out your parkin pigs and place on a greased or papered baking tray allowing plenty of room to bake. Add a currant for each pig’s eye. Bake for around 15/20 mins until golden brown at 160C and cool on a rack.

Recipe by Martin Bonde, Yeadon. With thanks to Valerie Ellison for the cutter.

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The recent cold nights are a good reminder, to start preparing your garden for the winter months. There may be occasional days of warm sunshine, although do not be misled, and start to act now. One of the first things to do is clear all the weeds in your garden, remembering the old saying, that one year’s seeds is seven years weeds. Then start to tidy up all the perennials as they go over, remembering to collect and dispose of any diseased stems and leaves. If you have any particularly special plants and these have good seed heads, take them off and dry them for sowing next year. In the interests of better gardening, consider building one or more raised beds. These will not only allow easier gardening, the main benefit will be to improve the depth of soil – especially where you have heavy clay. There are many kits available from garden centres, together with large bags of good top soil. Green houses, cold frames etc should be cleaned and fumigated now, renewing the frost protection of bubble wrap or fleece as appropriate. Then start looking at bringing inside all your half hardy plants and any items which are frost tender. Once inside, all your plants will require less water as the growth rate starts to slow down. Over watering, at this time of the year, can be as much a killer as frosts. In the vegetable garden, look at bringing in the final harvest, except for leeks, brussell sprouts and parsnips, all of which benefit from this colder weather. It is good practise to stake the sprouts against wind damage and also earth up the leeks and parsnips to protect them. Then where you have cleared areas,

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Horsforth Allotment trading hut is now open, on Friday evenings from 7.00pm to 8.00 pm - for all your gardening requirements.

start to dig these over for winter, either to leave rough, or alternatively smooth over ready to plant over wintering onions, garlic etc. This is also a good time to plant bare root items, such as fruit bushes, trees, roses etc. The soil is just warm enough to encourage the roots to spread into their new environment and establish themselves, before the cold slows everything down. On the subject of frosts, be ready to cut down and dig up your dahlias, when the stems have been blackened. Then take them indoors, and stand them upside down for two weeks to dry. This is followed by storing them frost free, using boxes or other containers filled with dry compost to store them over the winter.


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IT’S A DATE ROYAL ARMOURIES MUSEUM, LEEDS The Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds is set to launch a series of special afternoon lectures based on its world-famous collection of arms and armour. Upcoming lectures are: 18 October: The history of the Royal Armouries collection with Laura Bell, Director of Collections 1 November: Franz Ferdinand and the era of assassination with Lisa Traynor, Curator of Firearms 15 November: Early machine guns with Peter Smithurst, Curator Emeritus Location, Armouries Drive, Leeds, LS10 1LT - 0113 220 1999 or visit: www.royalarmouries.org

ART, MUSIC, DANCE & ENTERTAINMENT SEQUENCE AFTERNOON TEA DANCE Afternoon Tea Dance – Every Friday 2pm to 4pm at the Old Pool Bank Village Hall, LS21 3BT. Modern Sequence Dancing. For more information, please contact Barbara on 07840 133 332. WEST RIDING OPERA NEEDS YOU TO SING! A group of singers performing mainly popular operatic music needs voices. We meet Wednesdays at St. Chad’s, Headingley at 19:30, a warm welcome guaranteed – no audition necessary – just turn up or telephone David Bainbridge on 01274 586838 or 07960228769.

LEEDS LIGHTS SWITCH ON 2018 Victoria Gardens - Thu 8 Nov 2018. A glittering and sparkling way to kick the start the festive season.

ADEL ART CLUB Paint with Alec Purves Tues 7 to 9pm at the Old Stables, Back Church Lane, Adel.

Wednesday 21st November, 7.30 p.m. HEART, Bennett Road, Headingley LS6 3HN ‘ ‘Those Who Have Gone Before’- Re-living the Lives of Our Ancestors. Richard Smith is a qualified and experienced History Teacher whose poetry is known to cover a wide range of subjects. In this event, he and his wife June will be reading extracts from ‘A Saga of Smiths: An Epic Family History’. If you want to know how your ancestors lived, this is the event for you! Entrance £3.50/£3.00 members & concessions), including refreshments.

BRAMHOPE ARTS CLUB Join us on Mondays 7.30 Bramhope Village Hall. Cool Autumn but a warm welcome. Good company for all - artists and beginners. Wide ranging syllabus. Details Ian Milne 0113 2300094

Wednesday 28th November, 7.30 p.m.‘Positive Astrology’, with Emma Sutton, HEART Centre, Headingley LS6 3HN. Astrologers focus on different areas within the vast art of astrology, Emma's particular focus is on learning to utilise your natal chart to bring more positivity into your life since she believes that when we operate from a positive mind-set we are able to achieve more of what we want in our lives. Entrance £4.00/£3.00 members and concessions, including refreshments.

COOKRIDGE CAMERA CLUB Wednesday Evenings at the Cookridge Village Hall. For more info call Richard on 0113 2301853.

FOOD, DRINK AND FARMERS MARKETS HORSFORTH FARMERS MARKET First Saturday of every month, 9:00am – 12:30pm at St Margaret’s Primary School, Town Street, Horsforth LS18 5BL. FARSLEY FARMERS MARKET Fourth Saturday of every month, 9:00am – 12:30pm at St John’s Church Hall Car Park. For more information contact 07872 553 633.

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COOKRIDGE ART CLUB Every Wednesday at 1:30pm until 4:00pm. All mediums are catered for: watercolour, oil, acrylic, pastels, and sketching. Lots of our members are beginners. With professional artist every month holding Workshops or Demonstrations. Artists include Jerey Taylor, Les Packham, Rachel McNaughton, Bruce Mulcay, and Annie Fenn. HORSFORTH ART SOCIETY Meet Wednesday evenings, at 7-30pm at The Studio, 15 Back Lane, Leeds LS18 4RF for varied painting workshops. Also printing and woodcarving during the week. Contact Terry 01132688231 or visit our website- horsforthartsociety.wordpress.com.


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You won’t need a broomstick to fly high this Halloween… Instead, visitors can get high up in the treetops on a massive series of netted rooms, corridors and slides - all suspended high up among the trees in a deep, dark Yorkshire woodland. The team at the Ripon-based Treetop Nets attraction is adding extra thrills this Autumn with Halloween-themed family adventure sessions this coming Half Term. Their first ever ‘Nets by Night’ event will take place in the huge 2,000 square metre treetop adventure space of giant trampolines, walkways and tunnels.

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Completely surrounded by three-metre-high walls of netting, without the need for a safety harness, Halloween thrill-seekers are always safe and sound – with nothing but ghosts and ghouls and the odd giant spider to fear. For those who come in fancy dress, their time in the nets will be doubled from two hours to a fiendishly fun four hours! You can book Treetop Nets online as normal and the Halloween hunt will be running throughout the school half term holidays. Tickets are being snapped frighteningly fast though, making it terrifyingly easy to miss out. To book a place for your little gremlin or pumpkin, head to www.treetopnets.co.uk. Meanwhile, on Saturday 27 October fearless children can enjoy the ‘Nets by Night’ from 6pm at a special after-dark party. With neon face paints getting an extra glow thanks to UV lighting and further net illumination from the ground below, it promises to be a spooky experience that you won’t want to forget in a hurry. Booking is essential, by calling 015394 47186.


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LEEDS BRADFORD AIRPORT – TERMINAL EXTENSION PROPOSALS By Cllr. Barry Anderson The improvements will focus on the passenger experience so that the distances to the baggage reclaim and passport control is shorter once you get off the plane and there will be more departure gates. There is also a need to be able to expand even further should the need arise and therefore whatever is put in place needs to remain flexible to increasing demand. As it is now the airport cannot accommodate wider long haul flight aircraft and the new reconfiguration

GETTING TO GRIPS WITH WORDS This year, the Rotary Club of Aireborough has once again enthusiastically donated 350 Illustrated Usborne dictionaries. The recipients are a whole year group, selected by 11 local individual primary schools as part of the Dictionaries4Life project. Members are always keen to participate, as improving literacy worldwide remains one of Rotary’s prime targets and Club members also regularly volunteer within schools to listen to pupils read. Each presentation also enables members to tell pupils something about Rotary’s work, both in the community and internationally and to encourage them to look out for Rotary at local events. Pupils evidently, look forward to the time when they receive their own dictionaries. It was

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with an additional departure lounge for larger number of passengers (300-400) will enable this to happen. A planning application will be submitted in November 2018, and construction, if approved, will commence early 2019. Enhanced immigration and baggage reclaim facilities will be operational by autumn 2019 and the main terminal refurbishment will start late 2019/early 2020. Cllr. Barry Anderson Adel & Wharfedale Ward www.barryanderson.yourcllr.com Twitter @barryanderson19 particularly heartening to hear pupils saying that they were following their brothers and sisters who had received dictionaries in previous years. Handing over the dictionaries to each pupil is a pleasurable task in itself, as the pictures show but the main enjoyment comes from seeing them immediately leafing through the books to find a topic in which they have particular interest. The Primary Schools involved from Guiseley, Horsforth, Rawdon and Yeadon were: St. Oswald’s, Guiseley, Yeadon Westfield Junior, Rufford Park Primary, Rawdon St. Peter’s C. of E. Primary, St. Margaret’s C. of E. Primary, Broadgate Primary, Newlaithes Junior, Queensway Primary, St. Peter and Paul, Featherbank School and Guiseley Primary.


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WIZARDRY GOINGS ON AT FULNECK SCHOOL! Fulneck School in Pudsey was transformed into the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry when it hosted a special Harry Potter day. Pupils from the independent school along with other local primary school children attended the free event dressed as their favourite characters such as Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley and of course Harry himself.

The event was organised by Fulneck School English teacher Katie Haxby and Senior Librarian Clare Humphries who said: “We wanted to create an event which brought the whole Harry Potter phenomenon to life and help further fuel the children’s imagination. The school and our wonderful grounds provided the perfect backdrop for what was a really successful day.” New Principal Paul Taylor added: “Events like this take a lot of planning and I would like to thank Clare and Katie for all their hard work and the staff who gave up their spare time so willingly.”

They took part in an exciting programme of activities including the creation of magic potions, casting spells, broom racing, a treasure hunt and a Harry Potter themed quiz. However, the real highlight of the day was a falconry display when the children had the chance to handle an owl and see and learn more about various birds of prey. They were also treated to a spectacular exhibition of flying by Victor, a Siberian Eagle Owl.

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Failed Poet’s Lament by Ali Mitchell

I wish I was a poet I want my verse to rhyme Then people through the ages Might heed these words of mine I want to be remembered For writing clever stuff But all my words just come out wrong The Muses call my bluff (This writing lark is tough!) I’ll never be a Wordsworth A Bronte or a Keats I can’t compare with Milton Or Rossetti or with Yeats (Told you I couldn’t rhyme!) My words may not find shelf space In some famous high street shop Attempting crime or high romance Would ultimately flop My ‘fifteen-minutes-famous’ Wouldn’t really make my name So I need to take a writing course To greatly up my game But if I make you chuckle Make you groan or baulk or smile Then your positive reaction Makes the task seem more worthwhile My verse may not be published Win awards or high acclaim But I’ll settle for a mention In the Trier’s Hall of Fame (Sic transit gloria mundi !)

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Unknown Soldiers Cookridge Amateur Dramatic Society are celebrating the lives and loves of five Leeds Pals, in a new play by local author Paul Barrow. The play commemorates the anniversary of the end of the Great War. Told with both great humour and pathos

the play is an entertaining, challenging and informative look at the challenges that faced the friends and the families they left behind on the home front. November 7th 8th &. 9th, Cookridge village hall, 7.30. Licensed bar available. Tickets £7 concession £6. Contact Liz on 07714954275 for details or advanced bookings.

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Fuel presents TONIGHT WE FLY Tonight We Fly will bring to the people of Leeds an opportunity to meet, talk and share ideas and fears about society with artists who will present their exciting work and invite conversation. The hope is that a better sense of community will emerge. Will you join us? A jam-packed programme of events to attend, all of which are either free or Pay What You Decide (PWYD). Conversations, installations, performances, meals and parties will take place across the city between October 30th - November 3rd 2018. Join the conversation at #TonightWeFlyLeeds. Here’s what’s on offer...

INSTALLATIONS Charlie Ward by Sound&Fury Leeds Town Hall 30 Oct - 3 Nov Various times, 12pm – 8pm www.leedsfilmcity.com As part of 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, Charlie Ward tells the story of how hospitalised First World War soldiers were played Charlie Chaplin films in an effort to cheer them up. (15 min), PWYD, cash only Lock Her Up Sabrina Mahfouz, Rachel Mars and Parla Varjack in collaboration with Gareth Fry Leeds Town Hall 30 Oct - 3 Nov Inspired by research into women’s health and wellbeing in prisons, these three individual ten-minute sound installation pieces ask powerful questions about how society incarcerates women. Presented in the Victorian Prison Cells under the Town Hall. 12.30pm – 2.30pm and 4.30 – 8pm (except Wednesday when it closes at 6pm) No booking required PWYD, cash only

CONVERSATIONS Come and join artists, scientists and thinkers in informal conversations across the week. Have your say, ask your questions, hear from others. 31 Oct, 6pm – 7pm at The Leeds Town Hall – WOUND BACK: Being conscious of the past. 1 Nov, 2.30pm – 4.30pm at Live Art Bistro – JUST DOING IT. Making queer space happen. 3 Nov 3pm – 4.30pm at Slung Low’s the HUB - MAKING LESS BABIES. Can we save the planet? Free

MEALS Slung Low’s the HUB www.slunglow.org 31 Oct, 7:30pm – 9pm – Where have we been?

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Fri 2 Nov, 6pm – 7.30pm – Where are we now? Sat 3 Nov, 6pm – 7.30pm – Where are we going? A home cooked meal hosted by Fuel and Slung Low, featuring artist provocateurs. PWYD, cash only

PERFORMANCES Love Letters Straight From Your Heart By Uninvited Guests The Holbeck WMC 30 Oct, 7pm Tickets via www.slunglow.org This hugely popular five star show has toured the UK extensively and has been recast twice. Here the original cast return for a special one-off performance for the community of the Holbeck followed by drinks and cake. PWYD, cash only Preston Bill written and performed by Andy Smith The Holbeck WMC 1 Nov 8pm www.slunglow.org A tale from a man from a city in the north of England. A reflection on the past 80 years of world politics and history. All welcome to stay for a chat after the show. PWYD, cash only Inua Ellams’ R.A.P Party With Inua Ellams & Sid Mercutio Slunglow’s The Hub 3 Nov 8pm www.slunglow.org A nostalgic, no-clutter, no fuss, straight up evening of hip-hop inspired poems and hip-hop songs with local poets. PWYD, cash only

SUMMIT Written by Andy Smith Live Art Bistro 2 Nov, 8pm www.liveartleeds.com Andy Smith’s new play SUMMIT, explores how a global crisis can turn the world on its head and how people attempt to cope. 3 performers tell a story from 3 perspectives including fully integrated BSL. SUMMIT is touring the UK this autumn opening in Crewe on October 2nd and includes a two week season at London’s Shoreditch Town Hall October 9th – 19th. All welcome to stay for a chat after the show. PWYD, cash only

FAMILIES The Day I Fell Into A Book Written and performed by Lewis Gibson Leeds Central Library Join us at The Institute where we conduct experiments into the power of imaginations. We want to know what happens to your mind when you read. We want to get inside your heads. It is all perfectly safe. Trust us. 1 Nov 2.30pm 2 Nov 11am, 1.30pm 3 Nov 11am, 1.30pm Tickets via Leeds Playhouse www.leedsplayhouse.org.uk Suitable for 8-12 year olds and their grown-ups. PWYD, cash only.


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