Charities still finding it difficult to recruit young trustees

first_img  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Management Research / statistics A report by the Charity Commission on the recruitment and induction of trustees reveals that nearly one third of charities say it is difficult to recruit young people as trustees.According to the Commission, about 890,000 people serve as trustees of registered charities in England and Wales. Fewer than 1% of them are under the age of 24, while nearly three quarters of them are over the age of 45. The Charity Commission’s new publication ‘Start as you mean to go on’ confirms that many charities are still finding it difficult to recruit young trustees. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 18 July 2005 | Newscenter_img Charities still finding it difficult to recruit young trustees 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. The report finds that while more charities are planning and preparing carefully before recruiting, too too many are relying on more informal methods. Word of mouth is still the predominant method of recruiting for 81% of charities surveyed. The Commission warns that this type of recruitment should not be relied upon because charities could risk losing the benefit of having people from all backgrounds involved in their decision making. Only 70% of new trustees get a copy of the charity’s accounts, suggesting that many trustees are not given the right tools for the job. The Charity Commission recommends that all trustees should receive a copy of the charity’s accounts and its constitution.Linda Laurance, Chair of the Charity Trustee Networks, said: “Trustee recruitment continues to be one of the areas of greatest concern to boards and management committees, but often the approach falls well short of what will serve the board best. “This report from the Charity Commission provides further valuable ./guidance on good practice to help trustees manage the process, and thus not only improve their board’s effectiveness but ensure that new trustees are made welcome and equipped for their role.”The figures in the report were taken from the Charity Commission’s register of charities and from a large scale survey of 3,000 of the smallest to the very largest of registered charities in England and Wales.last_img read more

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BT competition for PTAs offers £4000 for IT

first_img  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 15 June 2011 | News Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) are being encouraged to enter the BT Internet Rangers School Award which offers a prize of £4,000 to spend on IT equipment.The award will reward schools or groups of schools that have helped or plan to help older people in their local community make the most of the Internet. The winning school will receive a cheque for £4,000. Two runners-up will be awarded a cheque for £2,500.The competition website features tools that offer free information and inspiration on how to share IT skills that most youngsters and schools take for granted, with people who can really benefit from the new knowledge.Last year, Great Barr School was named the BT Internet Rangers School of the Year 2010. Pupils from the school have visited local nursing home Perry Locks for the last three years to provide computing and Internet training to groups of residents. Great Barr used its £4,000 winner’s award to buy laptops to support the pupils’ work and also to loan them out to residents, complete with larger-sized keyboards.The closing date to submit applications is 17.30 on 24 October 2011.www.bt.com/internetrangers BT competition for PTAs offers £4000 for IT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards Community fundraising corporate 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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Charity reporting & accounting needs to change, says SORP panel

first_img  179 total views,  2 views today Tagged with: Finance governance Charity reporting and accounting must be refocused with the views and needs of the users of charity reports and accounts at their centre, the SORP governance review panel has found.The panel was set up to review the future development of charity reporting and accounting and has now published its final report making a number of recommendations under five key themes.It has made the recommendations to ensure that the way that charities report on their work and account for their income under the Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) meets new public expectations and is fit for the future.The Charities SORP (Statement of Recommended Practice on Accounting and Reporting by Charities) sets out the financial reporting requirements that apply to almost all charities preparing accounts, designed to give a true and fair view.The final report‘s recommendations include:The needs of the wider public and beneficiaries require a refocusing of the SORP and greater simplification of reporting requirements for smaller charitiesThe SORP Committee should be retained but reforms are needed regarding size, composition and clarification of the respective roles of the SORP-making body and SORP CommitteeBroader and ongoing engagement is needed with a much wider group of stakeholders if the SORP is to continue to be fit for purposeThe sector and charity regulators should collaborate to identify and codify best practice in non-statutory financial reportingLaunched by the UK and Republic of Ireland’s four charity regulators, the review took place during 2018 and early 2019, and included a public consultation and events for participants to share their views. The 36 recommendations will now be submitted to the charity regulators for consideration and response.Charities SORP Committee Governance Review Panel Chair, Professor Gareth Morgan, said:“I was delighted when the charity regulators launched this Review and honoured to act as the Independent Chair. As an academic, and as a charity practitioner, I am aware of the strengths of the Charities SORP but I have also been aware of concerns expressed by some. Our consultation led to a wide range of really constructive suggestions, and I am confident that if the Panel’s recommendations are implemented the SORP will be considerably more effective in future.” Advertisement  180 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Melanie May | 7 June 2019 | Newscenter_img Charity reporting & accounting needs to change, says SORP panel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

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The viral debt trap

first_imgThe International Monetary Fund is giving itself a pat on the back for approving “immediate debt service relief” to 25 of the poorest countries in the world because of the coronavirus pandemic. It made the announcement on April 13.But don’t cheer for the imperialist bankers. What these impoverished countries need is not “debt service relief,” but reparations for the centuries of outright robbery committed by the colonial and neocolonial powers that control the IMF.First of all, these global bankers know that during this global health crisis they can’t squeeze any more wealth out of these 25 impoverished countries without totally destroying them. So they’ll temporarily stretch out the exorbitant interest they charge for “debt service,” rather than risk plunging these countries into economic collapse.Just why are these countries so poor in the first place? The answer is that they have a long history of being robbed of their resources and labor — first by the colonial, and now neocolonial, capitalist powers of Europe and the U.S.Take Kenya, for example. Not one of the 25 poorest, it is an African country with rich resources taken over officially by British imperialists 135 years ago in 1885. After a long struggle Kenya gained independence from Britain in 1963, but its economy was still tied to imperialism through “debts” incurred by colonial rulers.Kenya’s 2005-06 budget for “debt payments” was as much as it spent on water, health, agriculture, roads, transport and finance combined! And these payments are never-ending. The debt trap is an endless cash cow for bankers in the oppressor countries.The truth is that Kenya doesn’t “owe” Britain anything. It is the British ruling class that owes the people of Kenya for all the wealth extracted by that rich colonial power.South Africa has a history of being colonized by both the Dutch and the British. Brutal racist rule under apartheid persisted until 1994. But when the African National Congress finally took over the South African government, it was stuck with “debt” of $22 billion that had been loaned, not to the people of South Africa, but to the apartheid regime that oppressed them. The ANC-led government has been forced to pay on this “debt” ever since.It is in the interests of workers everywhere to demand that these “debts” be canceled. Money stolen from poor countries only strengthens the class that exploits and oppresses us, too.International working-class solidarity, not the International Monetary Fund’s “debt service relief,” is the only way to cancel the blood-sucking system that creates debt in the first place.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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George Bush to talk long history with investments

first_imgFacebook Baseball season recap: Rebuilding turns to reloading after surprise CWS trip Twitter printHe’s been a U.S. president, a state governor and an MLB owner, but when George W. Bush comes to speak at TCU on Friday, it’ll be his experience in the investing world that will be the topic of the discussion.Bush will speak today in the Brown-Lupton University Union for the 14th annual TCU Investment Strategies Conference because of his professional career managing and investing in several corporations.Bush’s wide variety of past professions makes him uniquely qualified to speak, according to Elaine Cole, a public relations manager for the Neeley School of Business.“We look forward to hearing former President Bush talk about his years in the White House, his experiences with other world leaders, leadership and decision-making, and domestic and international issues, all of which affect the financial market,” Cole wrote in an email. Bush’s career began shortly after he graduated from Harvard Business School with the formation of Arbusto Energy Inc., according to the Washington Post. Bush capitalized on family connections and drew on a wide pool of investors.While Arbusto never became a worldwide success, the connections that Bush used would prove invaluable in the future during his progression into politics.He found more success with the Harken Energy Corporation, earning $835,000 by unloading the majority of his shares in the 1990s.However, it was his ownership of the Texas Rangers that proved to be his most savvy financial move, according to CNN.  The public paid for the majority of the funding for the Ballpark at Arlington, and Bush flipped a $600,000 investment into a profit over $15 million.After he left the investment world and entered the White House, Bush maintained a legislative influence in the financial markets.Bush favored a hands-off approach to investment regulation. Under his administration, the Securities and Exchange Commission decreased regulation on investment banks.While the majority of his presidency was occupied by the dual wars in the Middle East and the creeping financial crisis that came to a head in 2008, Bush still had a strong rapport with the investing world.Bush’s personality was his biggest asset, and it’s always made him an entertaining speaker, all politics aside. Associated Press journalist Ben Feller described Bush as a  “fast-moving, phrase-mangling Texan who stays upbeat even though his country is not.”It’s this personality that’ll be on display along with more than three decades of investing experience when Bush takes the mic this afternoon. Former President George W. Bush speaks at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program and the George W. Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative national summit, Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington. The summit focuses on creating employment opportunities for post-9/11 veterans and military families. (AP Photo/Molly Riley) Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ Facebook Linkedin Phi Kappa Sigma executive director, chapter president respond to dismissal Grant McGalliard is a senior journalism and political science major from Bay City, Texas. He’s worked in everything from sports to student organizations at TCU, and recently began blogging with the Dallas Morning News. In his spare time, Grant enjoys tweeting far too much, pretending he knows more than he does about Premier League soccer, and listening to the music of Kanye West. Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ TCU students receive evacuation text by mistake + posts ReddIt The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Grant McGalliard Linkedin Twitter Previous articleJose Antonio Vargas, undocumented immigrant, to talk diversity and immigrationNext articleTCU sophomore remembered for her joy Grant McGalliard RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history TCU removes Phi Kappa Sigma for hazing and other misconduct Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/last_img read more

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Leading Tanzanian daily suspended for seven days

first_img News Under the Statistics Act that Tanzania adopted in 2017, publishing statistics at variance with the official figures is punishable by fines and prison sentences. The legislative arsenal that can be deployed against independently reported information was also reinforced in April 2018 by a law under which online content producers have to pay exorbitant accreditation fees to register with the authorities. RSF said at the time that it would destroy Tanzania’s blogosphere. Organisation Tanzanian media unable to cover Covid-19 epidemic November 5, 2020 Find out more TanzaniaAfrica Condemning abuses Follow the news on Tanzania “The suspension of this leading independent newspaper is the latest in a long list of press freedom violations, of which the scale and frequency are alarming,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “Tanzania used to be regarded as an exception in a region where civil liberties are constantly threatened, but it has now joined the club of regimes that are press freedom predators. The authorities must end this suspension at once and guarantee the freedom to disseminate news and information, as required by the constitution.” Reports News November 27, 2020 Find out more to go further February 4, 2021 Find out more According to RSF’s tally, at least four newspapers and six radio stations have been suspended since John Magufuli became president in 2015. Last November, two representatives of the Committee to Protect Journalists were arrested and forced to leave the country. At the same time, the authorities have conducted no serious investigation into the disappearance of Azory Gwanda, a reporter for Mwananchi (The Citizen’s Swahili version), who went missing in November 2017 while investigating a series of murders of local officials in the eastern Pwani region. March 4, 2019 Leading Tanzanian daily suspended for seven dayscenter_img Help by sharing this information Tanzania is ranked 93rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index after falling ten places in the space of a year, one of the biggest falls registered by any country. Receive email alerts The suspension was ordered by the print media regulatory authority, a direct offshoot of the information ministry, which accused the widely read newspaper of publishing “false and misleading” information about a devaluation in the Tanzanian shilling. Eight western embassies condemned the suspension on social networks, suggesting that it was out of all proportion to the alleged offence. Hassan Habasi, who is the government’s spokesman as well as heading the print media regulator, did not respond to RSF’s calls and messages. Twitter arbitrarily blocks South African newsweekly and several reporters over Covid vaccine story TanzaniaAfrica Condemning abuses After checking with banks and currency exchange bureaux, The Citizen reported on 23 February that the US dollar was actually selling for 2,415 Tanzanian shillings, although the central bank official rate was 2,300 shillings. A man reads on March 23, 2017 in Arusha, northern Tanzania, the local English-written daily newspaper “The Citizen”. Crédit : AFP News RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the Tanzanian government’s decision to suspend one of the country’s leading daily newspapers, The Citizen, for seven days. The publishing ban, which began on 28 February, is the latest development in a significant and alarming decline in press freedom in Tanzania, RSF said. The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africalast_img read more

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Man Fatally Shot After Stabbing Woman, Charging Deputies With Knife in Altadena: Officials

first_img Top of the News Public Safety Man Fatally Shot After Stabbing Woman, Charging Deputies With Knife in Altadena: Officials By BRIAN DAY Published on Monday, January 11, 2021 | 12:02 am EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Photo: RMG NewsDeputies shot and killed a man who investigators say stabbed and wounded a woman before charging the deputies with a knife in Altadena on Sunday afternoon.The shooting took place just after 4 p.m. in the 2400 block of Figueroa Drive, near Lincoln Avenue, according to Deputy Tracy Koerner of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Information Bureau.Witnesses flagged down a deputy and directed them to a woman who had just been stabbed by a man, Koerner said in a written statement. The woman was hospitalized with stab wounds to her upper back. An update on her condition was not available.An additional unit responded and the deputies located the male suspect holding a knife nearby,” he said. “When the deputies attempted to detain the suspect at gunpoint, he raised the knife and charged at the deputies and a deputy-involved shooting occurred.”Paramedics pronounced the suspect dead at the scene.No further details were available.Anyone with information was asked to contact the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. More Cool Stuff CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business Newscenter_img Community News 14 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRub This All Over Your Body And He’s Guaranteed To Swoon Over YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeauty STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Donegal HSE Forum representitive questions how hospitals are funded

first_img By News Highland – March 2, 2012 Donegal HSE Forum representitive questions how hospitals are funded RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Donegal County Councillorr Ciaran Brogan has said fundamental questions must be raised about how the Letterkenny General Hospital is funded.He was responding to yesterday’s confirmation from HSE CEO Cathal Magee that Letterkenny General Hospital’s financial situaton is being reviewed by the executive’s board.The head of the HSE said Letterkenny General Hospital faces major challenges in 2012.Councillor Brogan says there are many examples where cost cutting measures have been introduced without actually realising a saving………..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/brogan.mp3[/podcast] Facebook WhatsApp WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Previous articleMajor education cuts protest to take place in LetterkennyNext articleGAA – Hegarty Retires From County Football News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook Google+ Twitter Newsx Advertslast_img read more

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GST – No Interest Recovery Without Show Cause Notice & Adjudication : Jharkhand HC [Read Judgment]

first_imgNews UpdatesGST – No Interest Recovery Without Show Cause Notice & Adjudication : Jharkhand HC [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK2 May 2020 6:31 AMShare This – xThe process of recovery of interest cannot be initiated against an assessee under the Central Goods and Services Tax Act without a prior show cause notice and adjudication proceedings, Jharkhand High Court has held. On this principle, a bench comprising Justices HC Mishra and Deepak Roshan set aside an order issued by the GST Department to a partnership firm for recovery of interest on…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe process of recovery of interest cannot be initiated against an assessee under the Central Goods and Services Tax Act without a prior show cause notice and adjudication proceedings, Jharkhand High Court has held. On this principle, a bench comprising Justices HC Mishra and Deepak Roshan set aside an order issued by the GST Department to a partnership firm for recovery of interest on unpaid taxes. The court also quashed the garnishee order for attachment of the firm’s bank account.In this case titled Mahadeo Construction Company vs Union of India, the bench held”a bare reading of Section 73(1) would reveal that if tax has not been paid or has been short paid, a notice is required to be served by the Proper Officer on the assesse not only requiring him to show cause as to why tax be not recovered from it, but also specifying in the notice the interest payable under Section 50 also to be recovered along with penalty. Thus, if there is a short payment of tax or nonpayment of tax, a notice is required to be issued even for recovery of interest under Section 50 of the CGST Act”.Mahadeo Construction had filed a writ petition in the the High Court challenging the order passed by the GST authorities directing it to pay an interest of Rs 19 lakh on account of delayed filing of monthly returns in form GSTR-3B for February and March 2018.  It argued that tax liability was imposed on it without following due process.The Court also added that garnishee proceedings against the firm’s bank account were also unsustainable.”Since, we have already held that though the liability of interest is automatic, but the same is required to be adjudicated in the event an assesse disputes the computation or very leviability of interest, by initiation of adjudication proceedings under Section 73 or 74 of the CGST Act, in our opinion, till such adjudication is completed by the Proper Officer, the amount of interest cannot be termed as an amount payable under the Act or the Rules. Thus, without initiation of any adjudication proceedings, no recovery proceeding under Section 79 of the Act can be initiated for recovery of the interest amount”. While allowing the writ petition, the Court clarified that it will be open for the respondent Authorities to initiate appropriate adjudication proceeding either under Section 73 or 74 of the CGST Act  against the petitioner-assessee and determine the liability of interest.Case DetailsTitle : Mahadeo Construction Co Vs Union of India and othersBench : Justice H C Mishra and Justice Deepak RoshanAppearances : Advocates Sumeet Gadodia,  Shilpi John, Ranjeet Kushwaha (for appellants)                         Advocates Ratnesh Kumar, and Amit Kumar (for respondents)Click here to download judgmentRead JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more

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Hall monitor, 56, shot at Baltimore high school; adult suspect in custody: Officials

first_imgaijohn784/iStock(BALTIMORE) — A staff member was shot at a Baltimore high school on Friday, triggering a shutdown of the building, officials said.The victim, a 56-year-old hall monitor, was hospitalized and listed in “serious but stable” condition, police officials said.The 25-year-old suspect — a visitor — entered a vestibule area of the building just after noon and, upon reaching the school’s front door, he or she was confronted by a staff member, officials said. The suspect was taken into custody, officials said.Students and the remaining staff at Frederick Douglass High School were safe, Baltimore City Public Schools said on Twitter. They have since been dismissed, officials said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reservedlast_img read more

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