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Marching together to fight a vicious killer Springwood local Bettina Synnott and her family will take part in this Sunday’s Melanoma March ERIN MAMO

ext month, Springwood resident Bettina Synnott will take part in the annual Melanoma March, which aims to raise funds and support Australians suffering from a cancer that kills one person every six hours. Mrs Synnott, who will walk in the Sydney march on Sunday, April 2, said she is participating in support of her mother, Bernhardine, who has stage four metastasised cancer in her lung. “Mum was diagnosed just over 18 months ago and we were all really distraught at how quickly the cancer developed,” Mrs Synnott said. “Mum had undergone surgery three years ago for a lump and the doctors thought they got it all. “But melanoma is a sneaky beast and now it’s come back again.” Mrs Synnott is planning to walk in the march with her husband and two young sons, who understand that they are walking on the day for nana. “We decided to register for the march

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as a family to raise awareness and to try and help future generations who may eventually go through what we are going through,” Mrs Synnott said. “For our family, it’s really now just about trying to spend as much time as we can creating new memories with mum. “If we can help to raise money and awareness for future research to one day find a cure for melanoma, then that would be amazing.” Melanoma March events are being held in 17 locations around Australia this year, to raise money for Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA). All funds donated from this year’s events will go towards a national research project, focusing on pooling data about the treatment that patients receive across the country, and the outcomes. Mrs Synnott is aiming to raise $700 towards vital research. To donate to the Mountains local, visit melanomamarch2017.gofundraise.com. au/page/BettinaSynnott. To register for a Melanoma March or to find out more information, visit melanomamarch.org.au.

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Grannies unite to support refugees ERIN MAMO

s part of recent Harmony Day celebrations, the Mountains-based Grandmothers against Detention of Refugee Children (GADRC) group campaigned through a silent vigil last weekend. The group, who regularly campaign in the Mountains, donned their purple t-shirts, held banners and handed out flyers to reach out to the community at a special Springwood Growers Markets last Sunday, which celebrated Harmony Day. GADRC member, Denise Newton, said Harmony Day celebrations seemed like an appropriate time for the group to come together and advocate. “Our group is all about getting the word out about children who are suffering in detention but in a peaceful manner,” she said. “Some people don’t know organisations like ours exist, and we really need the public to be more active and involved so that we can make a difference.” Mrs Newton, who became involved in the group after losing a refugee friend, said she wants to see changes in government policies that allow refugees to be processed quicker, so that children aren’t growing up in detention centres. “There’s an increasing level of sexual

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abuse in detention centres, and this is just one of the issues,” she said. “Imagine as a child or teenager sleeping in a tent, on a camp stretcher bed, night after night and sharing a bathroom with people of all ages and both sexes. “No child should have to live like that, a child belongs in a home, safe, with their family or loved ones.” Mrs Newton added that a recent study undertaken by Amnesty International

suggested that many children who grow up in detention centres have suicidal thoughts because they have no hope for their future. “These children have no hope because they don’t know how much longer they are going to be in detention and if they will be sent back to the country they fled from originally,” she said. To find out how you can show your support to GADRC, visit www.gadrc.org/

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take-action or the ‘Blue Mountains Grandmothers against Detention of Refugee Children’ on Facebook. GADRC are also currently advocating for the Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group, who are holding a fundraiser on Friday, April 7 to raise money for their organisation which supports all refugees currently in detention. Tickets can be purchased at Megalong Books in Leura or Turning Page in Springwood.

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On Saturday, March 18, a number of police and a drug detection dog conducted a drug operation across the Blue Mountains area. As a result of the operation 23 individuals were searched. At a Katoomba address, a 33-year-old female was searched and it is alleged that a quantity of cannabis and a number of ecstasy tablets were found. The female was arrested and charged with ‘supply prohibited drug’ and ‘possess prohibited drug’ and has been granted conditional bail to appear at Katoomba Local Court next month. A further arrest was made during the recent Blue Mountains Music Festival when the drug detection dog approached a 15-year-old male from a Blackheath address and gave an indication that the teenager was carrying something. The individual was searched and it is alleged that police located a small amount of cannabis. The male was arrested and taken to Katoomba Police Station and is to be dealt with under the ‘Young Offenders Act’ by way of a caution. Police arrested a 23-year-old male in a licensed premise in Katoomba after finding a quantity of cocaine and ecstasy in his possession. The male made admission to owning the drugs and he will be issued with a

Court Attendance Notice to attend Court on the charges of ‘possess prohibited drug.’ It is also alleged that the drug detection dog gave an indication that a 39-year-old female from Queensland was carrying a prohibited substance after she made attempts to avoid police detection. A search of the female located a quantity of cocaine in her handbag. The female was issued with a Future Court Attendance Notice to appear at Katoomba Local Court on Monday, May 8.

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Between 12.30pm and 1pm on Sunday, March 19, a male entered a store on Katoomba Road, Katoomba, through the rear entrance. He was spoken to by store personnel and claimed that he was a tradesman who had been contacted to fix a leak on the premises. The male person then proceeded to walk through the entire store before leaving. Police were called, due to the suspicious activity, as no tradesman had been contacted to attend the location. The male left prior to the police arriving, with CCTV footage currently being reviewed in an attempt to identify him. If you know anything, contact Katoomba Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Local students learn how to be green ERIN MAMO

tudents from Glenbrook Primary School have joined with Greening Australia in a bid to re-vegetate land across the Cumberland Plain. As part of the ‘Cumberland Stepping Stones Project’, Greening Australia recently visited Glenbrook Primary School to educate some of the students about habitat loss and fragmentation in the Blue Mountains and to plant new trees at the school. Project Officer, Rafiqul Huq, said habitat loss and fragmentation due to rapid development in western Sydney is impacting heavily on the plants and animals in the area. “We believe that a healthy future for western Sydney and Blue Mountains residents depends on a healthy environment,” he said. “Through our ‘Cumberland Stepping Stones Project’ we are working to reconnect the land by re-vegetating key areas of degraded land.” Mr Huq said students play an important role when it comes to the future of the environment. “By getting involved, students can play an active role in helping their local environment and building a healthier future,” he said.

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Principal of Glenbrook Primary School, David Brown, said the school was very excited to be involved in the project. “We got involved with Greening Australia because we believe it’s important to protect the beautiful area we live in,” he said. “As educators, the staff and I here think it’s important for the kids to understand the positive impacts that they can have on the environment.” Mr Brown said each class at the school will now be tasked with looking after a specific tree that was planted, ensuring that it is watered regularly and growing to its potential. In 2015, the Australian Government announced funding for four environmental projects as part of the ‘Cumberland Stepping Stones Project’, which would aim to restore vegetation in the western Sydney region. The Cumberland Plain sprawls across western Sydney from Liverpool through to Penrith and up into parts of the Hawkesbury. Greening Australia have extended their conservation efforts into the Blue Mountains region to further improve connectivity in the significant landscape. Other Blue Mountains schools or locals interested in joining one of Greening Australia’s tree planting events should contact Rafiqul on 0416 225 095.

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A little bit of mystery surrounds the naming of Leura. Most accept that it is derived from the Aboriginal word meaning ‘lava’. However, with no volcanoes having erupted in New South Wales for millions of years, this explanation seems a little curious.

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Love him or hate him, it was great to see Alan Jones back on air at 2GB this week. Jones has been battling ill health for some time but was determined to get back behind the microphone.

Matt Grima Hartley OCCUPATION: Real Estate Principal WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT YOUR JOB: Seeing the happiness on a client’s face when they find the house of their dreams. FAVOURITE RESTAURANT IN THE MOUNTAINS/WHY: Silks Brasserie in Leura FAVOURITE CAFÉ IN THE MOUNTAINS/WHY: Leura Deli WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN THE MOUNTAINS WHEN YOU HAVE SOME SPARE TIME: I like to go bush walking when I have some free time.

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Swim teacher answers SOS The town that can’t swim: Lessons leave Indigenous kids with a smile NATHAN TAYLOR

wimming teacher Hayden Bousfield recently returned from a two week trip to the state’s central west where he taught vital swimming skills to the local Indigenous community. The Springwood local visited Wilcannia, which is home to 600 people, 520 of whom are Indigenous. The town is situated on the Darling River, which is where many locals get relief from near 50 degree days but unfortunately, the majority of residents can’t swim. Wilcannia is home to a public pool but no one is offering swimming lessons. With Indigenous people still over represented in drowning statistics, Paul McCabe, Principal of St Theresa’s Community School in Wilcannia, is working hard to make a change and address the community’s lack of swimming ability. Mr McCabe called Bousfield, a family friend, about the possibility of a two week intensive swimming program in Wilcannia. Bousfield, who works at Nepean Aquatic Centre, made the 10-hour trip in midFebruary and discovered a community in desperate need of swimming lessons.

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Local swim teacher Hayden Bousfield taught many Indigenous kids how to swim during a visit to Wilcannia recently Once the thick layer of bugs and live frogs were removed from the under utilised public pool, Bousfield was able to begin working with 28 Indigenous children, aged from five to eight-years-old, enrolled at the school. While the end result was deemed a major success, Bousfield recalled the many challenges during the trip. “It was all about filling the kids with confidence – despite being keen to learn

many would get to chest deep and freak out, and run to the edge or the steps of the pool,” he said. “Sometimes it was challenging to get them into a lesson in the first place, and continue the lesson for a 15 minute block. “We had meltdowns, very colourful language, and I came away with many new insults… but they were all gorgeous children, and I’d do it all again in a heartbeat.”

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New community choir hits the Blue Mountains ERIN MAMO

roup singing is set to be the next big thing in the Mountains, bringing locals together all in the name of song. Inspired by the popular American television show ‘Glee,’ the community choir, Adult Glee Club, opened recently in Blaxland. Under the musical direction of local Henrik Enerberg, the aim of the club is to revolutionise what it means to join a local choir by introducing mainstream music into the mix. Founder Sandra Lie said Adult Glee Club is more than a choir. “Glee Club is a diverse group of people that contribute to the fresh, modern vibe that is unlike any other community choir,” she said. “Whether you’ve been part of a choir or vocal group before, you’re an ex-pro performer, solo singer, karaoke champ or shower singer, the Adult Glee Club caters for all.” Adult Glee Club, which started in Sydney, will now get its Mountains members together every Wednesday night at Blaxland Community Centre from 7pm to 8pm.

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Ms Lie said the club will aim to organise special performances at live local music venues throughout the year, rather than sticking to conventional choir settings in churches or community halls. “This year, we plan to host open mic nights, Glee Goes Solo Nights and an end of year concert with a full band, lighting and stage production,” she said. “We’ll hold these all at local venues like pubs and clubs.” Blaxland is the first Adult Glee Club that is situated outside the inner city metro area. Ms Lie said she is hopeful that the club will gain popularity. “I hope Glee Club will bring the Mountains community together in a new way, that doesn’t involve mobile phones and technology,” she said. Adult Glee Club is becoming more and more popular throughout the country with a presence currently in St Kilda in Melbourne, Wynnum in Brisbane and Marrickville, Gordon and Bondi Junction in Sydney. There’s no experience or auditions required to join Adult Glee Club – just a willingness to try. To find out more information or to sign up, visit adultgleeclub.com.au or call Sandra on 0415 123 111.

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Lies’ tour. Joined by guest opener Fanny Lumsden, the long-time friends will be performing their own set before taking the stage for some special duets. The tour was inspired by their collaboration on the track ‘Cheers to the Girls’, which features on Amber’s latest album ‘Happy Ever After’ and has been a major hit on the country charts. “We’ve been friends for a long time, Catherine and I, having both been in the business for a while now, but never really connected musically until this time,” Amber explained. “It’s really exciting that we’re on the road together and having a great time.” The pair were in Penrith recently for a performance at the Penrith Working Truck Show at the Museum of Fire. Though the weather was miserable it didn’t dampen the spirits of the truckloving crowd, who had a particular soft spot for one of Amber’s tracks. “I’ve got a song called ‘My Big Mack

Truck’, which was a surprise hit song for me last year,” Amber said. “It was a kids’ song but it seems to have resonated with truck lovers,” she laughed. The Golden Guitar winner released her fifth studio album in September and this time she’s embracing every aspect of life – both good and bad. “I think previous albums of mine have been a bit more hopeful,” Amber said. “Whereas this is more like ‘look, this is life, right here right now, in all its glory’. “I don’t think there’s anyone that has a perfect life, no matter what you see on Instagram. “So ‘Happy Ever After’ is kind of saying try to find happiness in the moment, rather than deciding ‘well I’ll be happy when I go on this holiday, or I’ll be happy when I finally have my fairytale wedding, or buy my dream home’. “It’s hard to do but I try to take my own advice,” she laughed. Along with her music career, Amber has also recently taken up a position on the other side of the spotlight, with her own radio show ‘Amber Nights’ on iHeartRadio. “iHeart radio is huge worldwide and to be given my own radio show has been so phenomenal,” she said. While it’s a new role for the country musician, Amber has learned plenty from her time in the public eye and knows the business well.

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There’s a New Moon in your sign so it’s the best week of the year to set intentions, hatch ideas and take steps to initiate bold new projects. But with Jupiter squaring Pluto don’t get carried away; promise the Moon; and then fail to follow through. Especially with work colleagues and loved ones. So your motto for the moment is from fellow Aries, movie legend Charlie Chaplin: “Imagination means nothing without doing”.

TAURUS

APRIL 21 TO MAY 21

Are you stubbornly holding onto outdated ideas? Are you obstinately sticking to old ways of working, as if you’re on auto-pilot? It’s time to put aside pre-conceived notions and examine your beliefs in a philosophical new light. Mercury moves into Taurus on Friday, which will boost concentration and help you focus on practical projects that need to be done.

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MAY 22 TO JUNE 21

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Expect a welcome boost on Monday, when the tail-wind of the Mercury/ Uranus connection precipitates a brilliant light-bulb moment, and you could solve a problem or think up a stunning idea. But, when it comes to a relationship issue, are you desperately trying to fix a frustrating situation? Prepare for some resistance from others like a child or friend. A quickfix won’t work. Instead, slow down and take the time to think things through.

CANCER

JUNE 22 TO JULY 22

The New Moon shakes up your career/ reputation zone, so prepare for a few surprises. But the more you try to control those around you, the more they will tend to push back. So it’s time to take a good long look at your motives. Perhaps you need to be less possessive? Perhaps you should give a loved one more freedom, so they can fight their own battles and make their own mistakes?

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LEO

JULY 23 TO AUGUST 23

With the New Moon, Mercury, Uranus and retro Venus all in fellow fire sign Aries, you’re feeling mighty feisty at the moment! But hubris, pride and over-confidence often come before a fall. So the buzz word is humility. If you’re a clever Cat you’ll be super humble, otherwise you’ll come a cropper. Heed the wise words of Saint Augustine: “Do you plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility”.

VIRGO

AUGUST 24 TO SEPTEMBER 23

Strive to get the balance right between spontaneously changing things, and maintaining the status quo. The trick is to keep what’s working and change what isn’t. Jupiter and Pluto also place money matters or self-esteem issues under the microscope. But don’t waste too much time weighing up the pros and cons of a given situation. The planets encourage you to stop pondering and postulating.

LIBRA

SEPTEMBER 24 TO OCTOBER 23

Venus is still retrograde so make sure you communicate clearly, otherwise misunderstandings are likely. If in doubt, take the time to double-check. And be careful that your perfectionist streak doesn’t get out of control! The more you try to make things ‘perfect’ the more you will attract opposition from others (especially family members). So do your best to focus on the process rather than the outcome; and the journey rather than the destination.

SCORPIO

OCTOBER 24 TO NOVEMBER 22

Proceed carefully with all forms of communication this week, especially social media. Otherwise you could provoke a negative response from a cranky ex, a hidden enemy or a known frenemy! The Jupiter/Pluto square can also make you much more self-critical. By all means examine your inner motivations but don’t spend too much time navel-gazing.

SAGITTARIUS

NOVEMBER 23 TO DECEMBER 21

Under the influence of the Jupiter/Pluto square you could blow your budget with a spontaneous spending spree. Or commit yourself to an ambitious project that you really don’t have the time for. You’ll find short-term big talk is no good if it doesn’t translate into long-term dynamic action. So this week’s special celestial message is from writer George Eliot: “Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together”.

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DECEMBER 22 TO JANUARY 20

This week’s powerful Jupiter/Pluto square boosts your desire for attention and success in the outside world. Which certainly suits your Capricorn drive and ambition. But it also fans your controlfreak tendencies, which could end up alienating authority figures (like your boss) or loved ones (like your partner). Remember – the only person you truly can control is yourself!

AQUARIUS

JANUARY 21 TO FEBRUARY 19

Early in the week your wonderfully witty side is set to blossom, as you brainstorm ideas and amaze others with your quick-witted quips and controversial comments. Avoid taking short cuts mid-week though. Instead, try your best to do everything by the book. Thursday’s Jupiter/Pluto square could complicate travel plans; exacerbate a current legal matter; or stir up a tricky situation that started last November.

PISCES

FEBRUARY 20 TO MARCH 20

Tuesday’s New Moon lights up your cash zone, which encourages you to start a fresh financial chapter. You’ll find the more proactive and informed you are about money matters, the better your financial future will be. Plus Jupiter and Pluto also send a powerful message your way this week. When it comes to your peer group and social circle, aim to be much more discriminating.

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Each week, the expert team from Penrith’s OnePointHealth provide plenty of insight into your health, including foot and ankle pain...

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The plantar plate is a thick fibrocartilignous ligament that spans across the bottom of the forefoot. It is responsible for preventing excessive extension of the toes and stabilising them from compressive stress that occurs with walking. What to look for? Injury to the plantar plate usually presents with symptoms such as, forefoot pain, swelling, heat, redness, a sensation of “walking on a marble” or “walking on the bones of the foot”. An obvious plantar plate injury can be seen when one of the lesser digits appears to be lifted above or cross over the rest while standing. Causes Due to its mechanical role, excessively high and abnormal pressures are the main culprit. This can either be from intrinsic or extrinsic factors. Plantar plate injuries commonly occur intrinsically with bunion formation as the long bone of the first digit moves away from the long bone of the second digit causing excessive stretch of the liga-

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With the new season comes new fashion trends for not only what we wear clothing-wise but in the world of beauty! For make-up this autumn and winter there are a few little tricks and tips you will want to try! AW17 high fashion make-up this season has proven to be perfect for New York runways but can they be easily translated into everyday wear? Definitely! Simplify and tone down these extravagant and exaggerated looks and you too can wear the latest fashion forward make-up trends, perfect for a night out with the girls! The first big look we are seeing featured everywhere right now are perfect smudged out cherry stained lips. Start with a punchy pop of bright coloured lipstick dabbed onto the lip, really focusing on the centre of your pout and working the colour into the skin. I think fierce orange reds borderlining on neon and daring hot pinks work the best. At Napoleon Perdis in Westfield Penrith, check out the Devine Goddess lip stick in

the colour Aphrodite, a luxurious formula with long lasting wear and hydration. Finish with an ultra glassy clear gloss to finish off these next level lips! Another trend set to be massive for winter are high contrast eyes. Blue mascara tends to be a bit scary but it’s totally wearable and adds instant drama to your look. Firstly use an eyeshadow primer like Mac paint pot in painterly to really make colours highly pigmented on the eye, then go in with a burnt orange shadow blending up over your socket. Skip eyeliner so there’s more room for your standout lashes to peek through. Over the chosen warm orange tones of your eyeshadow, the cool contrast of blue mascara really looks striking, opt for two even coats to build length and volume. I love Australis Megalash Mascara in the colour Electric Blue. The final look to try this Autumn/Winter season is a spin on the classic smokey eye. Start with brown eyeshadow smoking out the colour on the outer third of the eye. Then to add a sultry vampire gothica feel, add warm red eyeliner and smudge into the lower waterline and lashline. Use this instead of your basic typical black. I find an auburn eyebrow pencil easier to find and use! See you next week.

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Customers can also purchase spare parts and products as well as discuss their servicing and installation or upgrade needs with Hix Group’s friendly specialised team, who are highly experienced in dealing with Valet products and services. You can also go to the Valet website for more product information or contact the Valet central office on 1800 050 333, and be directed to ‘Valet by Hix Group’ – your local authorised dealer. Hix Group is fully compliant and certified in Work Health and Safety, Quality and Environmental Management and employs licensed and accredited staff that are fully trained and up to date with the latest techniques and technology. They can meet all of your needs at a competitive price and with the most professional service. For more information on Hix Group’s Valet service or any other service for that matter, give the friendly Hix Group team a call on 4721 7500 or visit www. hixgroup.com.au.

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pringwood United Football Club is celebrating their 50th season with a new uniform, club crest and ongoing celebrations throughout the year. Springwood United, which started out as Springwood Baptist in 1965 and then became Springwood Soccer Club in 1968, recently launched their new uniform and crest which has strong ties to the history of the club. Chairman Chris Gilchrist said the new uniform is a combination of different strip designs that were worn during the late 1970’s to the mid 1980’s at the club. “We wanted one strong but sharp, simple strip on the uniform that represents all of the previous strips that were worn at the club during successful periods of time,” Gilchrist said. “As for the crest, the club’s committee also thought it was appropriate to reinstate the lyrebird that was on the original crest, returning to the roots of our history which has always been at the forefront of any kind of planning made.” This Saturday, the club will celebrate with a season launch and gala day at their home ground in Winmalee. Players past and present as well as their fami-

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Players from Springwood United Football Club lies are being encouraged to come along for some fun during what Mr Gilchrist describes as an exciting time for the club. “This season at the club is a really exciting time for our members as our 88 teams comprised of 990-plus players celebrate the club’s 50th season playing football,” Gilchrist said.

“The 50th season is a significant milestone. This season is a time to not only celebrate our past but look forward to a strong future.” The club is also having a ‘Celebrating 50 Seasons Dinner’ on Saturday, May 27, at Penrith Panthers. Tickets are $80 per person for a three course meal, drinks and entertainment.

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March 28 edition of the Blue Mountains Record

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