Watch out for increased high street agent fees following ban, Upad tells landlords

first_imgOnline letting agent Upad has warned landlords to watch out for traditional high street agents who increase their fees to them in a bid to recoup lost revenues following the fees ban.“Landlords should look at ways to negotiate with their letting agent and be vigilant to agents trying to increase their commission or other fees, as they look to flesh out their profits following the ban on tenancy fees,” he says.The warning comes from Upad’s CEO James Davis (pictured, left), whose company has also published research today that shows a fifth of all landlords are likely to increase their rents to recoup the extra taxation they will have to pay this year as the new Section 24 rules kick in.The National Landlords Association has already highlighted how over half of all landlords will be pushed into a higher tax rate by the new rules.These rules, the first wave of which were introduced on April 6th this year, reduce the tax allowances landlords have been enjoying.The research also calculated that 13% more of landlords’ profits will not be taxed over the next 12 months as the new rules take effect.How much relief landlords can claim for the costs of their mortgage and overdraft interest and other property finance is to be gradually reduced until 2020, when it will disappear entirely.Out of pocket“Despite the changes being gradually introduced over the next four years, our latest research shows already how out of pocket landlords are set to be by 2018/19 alone, as they see a big rise in their tax bills and a substantial hit to their profits,” says James Davis, CEO of Upad.co.uk.“Those who are in the higher rate tax bracket of 40% will be the worst affected but others could find themselves being tipped into the higher tax bracket despite their income not having increased, which will leave many renting at a loss and subsidising their property every month.” May 26, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Watch out for increased high street agent fees following ban, Upad tells landlords previous nextAgencies & PeopleWatch out for increased high street agent fees following ban, Upad tells landlordsWarning comes as online agent’s resesarch shows 20% of landlords are planning to hike rents to pay for higher tax bills.Nigel Lewis26th May 20170824 Viewslast_img read more

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USS Oscar Austin Docks in Gdynia, Poland

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: europe View post tag: docks View post tag: USS Oscar Austin July 2, 2014 The guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) arrived in Gdynia, Poland, for a scheduled port visit, July 1. View post tag: Gdynia View post tag: Naval Authoritiescenter_img View post tag: poland View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Oscar Austin Docks in Gdynia, Poland USS Oscar Austin Docks in Gdynia, Poland The port visit in Gdynia is part of an ongoing effort by U.S. military forces to strengthen ties with NATO allies and regional partners, while working toward mutual goals of promoting peace and stability in the Baltic region.While in Gdynia, Oscar Austin will host several Polish government and military dignitaries for an on board reception as well as host ship tours.“It’s been two years since a U.S. ship has moored in Gdynia and I can tell you that the crew, including myself, is excited to be here today,” said Cmdr. Brian Diebold, commanding officer of Oscar Austin. “Oscar Austin Sailors, as with all U.S. Sailors, love working with their Polish brothers-in-arms.”Oscar Austin, homeported in Norfolk, Virginia, is deployed in a multi-mission role to enhance regional maritime security and build interoperability with NATO and regional partners in the Baltic region.U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied, joint and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.[mappress]Press Release, July 02, 2014; Image: Sri Lanka Navy View post tag: americas Share this articlelast_img read more

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Final EVPL CEO-Director candidates to give public presentations

first_imgThe community is invited to public presentations by the final three candidates for the CEO-Director position of Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library.The presentations will take place in the Browning Rooms of EVPL Central on Wednesday, November 6 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.A national search for EVPL’s new CEO-Director began in July 2019. The search is being conducted by the Search Committee of the EVPL Board of Trustees and Bradbury Miller Associates, library consultants specializing in executive searches. The EVPL Search Committee has chosen the three finalists who will participate in this public forum. Additional information regarding the three finalists will be released Friday, November 1.The EVPL Board anticipates a new CEO-Director will be named by the end of November.Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library has served our community for more than a century. With eight locations throughout Vanderburgh County, immediate access to hundreds of thousands of resources, and a dedicated team of library professionals, EVPL strives to create opportunities for you to discover, explore, and connect with your library. For more information, visit evpl.org. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Thousands come out for Bergen Point Fall Festival

first_imgThousands packed Broadway at Bayonne’s annual Bergen Point Fall Festival on Saturday, October 14. Local shops, vendors, bars, art galleries, and restaurants were all alive for the fall celebration. Art-laden utility boxes along Broadway were recently unveiled, with colorful paintings replacing the old gray painted surface that was prone to vandalism. Festival goers took photographs with the boxes. “They’re really pretty,” said Brianna Vasquez, 42, posing for a photo with the box. “Weird, I never noticed the [utility box] until they painted it.”Mona Lisa Pizza cordoned off part of the street for outdoor diners, while kids played on various inflatable rides, had their faces painted, and fed llamas and goats at a petting zoo.“The llama can talk,” said Colin, 4. “I fed him and he said thank you with his ears.”“This gets bigger and better every year,” said Bergen Point Councilman Tommy Cotter, riding an electric scooter with his grandson in his lap. He’s still recovering from a recent injury, but was taking it easy at the festival with his extended family, grandkids included. “This is part of what makes Bergen Point such a great place. People are coming from all over. It’s packed.”Vendor tables offered a diversity of goods, from magazines, books, and art supplies to fresh vegetables and baked goods. Festivals usually connote games, but Bergen Point is equally a great market. ×  1 / 11    2 / 11    3 / 11    4 / 11    5 / 11    6 / 11    7 / 11    8 / 11    9 / 11    10 / 11    11 / 11  ❮ ❯ 1 / 11    2 / 11    3 / 11    4 / 11    5 / 11    6 / 11    7 / 11    8 / 11    9 / 11    10 / 11    11 / 11  ❮ ❯last_img read more

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Ocean City Police Activity Report: May 17 to 23

first_imgMay 21, 2015: ThursdayCalls for service: 57Motor Vehicle Stops: 5Motor Vehicle Accidents: 2Property Checks: 19Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 9 fire and 7 EMS callsDomestic violence, 1400 block Central Ave., at 12:51amMotor vehicle accident, 13th St. & Asbury Ave., at 10:01amMotor vehicle accident, 18th St. & West Ave., at 12:02pm May 22, 2015: FridayCalls for service: 120Motor Vehicle Stops: 42Motor Vehicle Accidents: 4Property Checks: 18Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 7 fire and 9 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 6th St. & Ocean Ave., at 7:49amMotor vehicle accident, 39th St. & West Ave., at 9:17amMotor vehicle accident, 12th St. & West Ave., at 11:05amMotor vehicle accident, 10th St. & West Ave., at 12:29pmTheft, 300 block West Ave., at 7:50pmTheft, 1000 block Boardwalk, at 8:56pm OCEAN CITY POLICE SUMMARIZED WEEK’S ACTIVITIESMay 17 – 23, 2015Calls for Service: 791Daily Average: 113 May 23, 2015: Saturday Calls for service: 202Motor Vehicle Stops: 47Motor Vehicle Accidents: 3Property Checks: 22Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 11 fire and 9 EMS callsCDS, 1000 block Central Ave., one in custody, at 12:23amMotor vehicle accident, 6th St. & Atlantic Ave., at 10:14amMotor vehicle accident, 2900 block Haven Ave., at 10:43amTheft, 1300 block Boardwalk, at 12:01pmWarrant, 4100 block Central Ave., one in custody, at 12:07pmMotor vehicle accident, Bayview Pl. & Bay Ave., at 2:56pmShoplifting, 900 block Boardwalk, at 9:14pmFight, 1400 block Asbury Ave, at 11:09pm May 18, 2015: Monday Calls for service: 83Motor Vehicle Stops: 11Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 31Alarms: 5The Police Department assisted with 6 Fire and 5 EMS callsTheft, Hollytree Rd., at 1:06pmTheft, 800 block West Ave., at 5:12pm May 19, 2015: TuesdayCalls for service: 98Motor Vehicle Stops: 10Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 45Alarms: 7The Police Department assisted with 5 fire and 6 EMS callsFraud, 3400 block Haven Ave., at 4:00pmWarrant, 100 block Haven Ave., one in custody, at 5:00pm May 17, 2015: Sunday                                                Calls for service: 74Motor Vehicle Stops: 15Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 19Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 2 Fire and 4 EMS callsDomestic violence, 400 block Simpson Ave., at 8:09amDomestic violence, 55th St., at 10:55amTheft, 800 block Asbury Ave., at 7:29pm PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year.City Ordinance 87-17sec.4-32 prohibits any Boat/Trailer over 22 feet in overall length from being parked on a city street.       Any boat/trailer less than 22 feet in overall length can only remain on a city street for three consecutive days. Officers will be issuing summons and towing boats/trailers for any observed violations. Boardwalk merchants are reminded that they are only allowed to put merchandise for sale or display on the boardwalk during approved city events. Open signs are allowed until May 2, 2015.Parking meters by City Ordinance go into effect starting May 1, 2015. Please remember to feed the meters. Ocean City Police Department May 20, 2015: WednesdayCalls for service: 152Motor Vehicle Stops: 13Motor Vehicle Accidents: 2Property Checks: 96Alarms: 7The Police Department assisted with 10 fire and 5 EMS callsCriminal mischief, Mercer Pl., at 7:07amMotor vehicle accident, 800 block Moorlyn Terr., at 11:02amTheft, Leyte La., at 1:58pmMotor vehicle accident, 46th St. & West Ave., at 4:44pmCDS, 300 block Central Ave., one in custody, at 9:19pmlast_img read more

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Aqueous Releases Wave 1 Of New Album, ‘Color Wheel’, Leads River Cleanup Initiative In Their Hometown Of Buffalo

first_imgToday, Buffalo-based groove rock quartet Aqueous has released the Wave 1 EP, following their announcement last week that their newest studio album, Color Wheel, is on its way. Wave 1 includes the first three tracks off of Color Wheel; “Second Sight”, “How How You Fly”, and “Realize Your Light”, with two more Waves expected to be released before the formal release of the band’s LP. The new album, the band’s first full-length studio effort since 2014’s Cycles, is set for an October 12th release. Aqueous’ Color Wheel will be released via digital platforms as well as on vinyl.The first track, “Second Sight”, opens up with a cosmic, groovy intro, before guitarist Mike Gantzer jumps in with his smooth vocals, backed by a steady beat laid down by Evan McPhaden on bass and Rob Houk on drums. Aqueous then moves into a heavy rock segment with Gantzer shredding away on guitar, as multi-instrumentalist David Loss continues to lay down the cosmic synthy-grooves, before Ganzter brings it all back together with the chorus. The second track, “How High You Fly”, starts off with a heavier tone, as Gantzer continues to shine on vocals and displays his dynamic range, hopping around from different keys as his band provides the perfect harmonies. Coming out of the main theme of the song, Aqueous moves in and out of their blissful twilight zone, with hints of hard-rock sprinkled in with Gantzer’s badass guitar work. The third and final track of Wave 1, “Realize Your Light”, opens up with an upbeat, trancey groove, moving into the verse’s slow and powerful buildups into the chorus. Gantzer soars into a solo, with some angel-like harmonies layered behind McPhaden and Houk’s infectious rhythm section, as the song slowly fades out.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Aqueous shared the following about the first three tracks off Color Wheel, dubbed as Wave 1.“Second Sight” deals with the concept of doing everything one can to put aside petty differences and looking for those linings of hope and connection that every human inherently shares, despite living in such divided times. It’s also about appreciating and feeling grateful just to be alive and using that level of gratitude to try to shed cynicism; it’s about connecting with people and recognizing each of our roles in the division and working towards bridging those gaps where possible.”“How High You Fly” is a tribute to a friend we lost to the grips of addiction. The song, lyrically and musically (re-worked entirely for Color Wheel), represents the concept of this person, after passing away, finally being free of their worldly struggle and suffering from addiction; how they could somehow “start again” unshackled by that experience. It goes on to conceptualize that they could, in some way, even connect with other people they knew in life that also passed, but ultimately recognizes that this thought might simply be a comfort to those still here, dealing with the loss themselves.”“Realize Your Light” is a hopeful message of positivity that life is far too short to not live it to the fullest potential, and that if one can recognize their purpose, they could likely achieve anything. It considers the idea that regardless of one’s circumstance, where they have been, and where they are going, that somewhere in the struggle, there’s a path and a calling out there for each person.”Guitarist Mike Gantzer explained regarding the band’s decision to present the new album with three waves of batched releases,There’s a certain continuity to this entire album, and it unfolds in a way that makes the track order important for the experience – there’s an underlying narrative happening throughout the lyrics and themes, and the overarching theme of the story is a strong sense of optimism through the struggle of the realities of life. For this reason, we wanted to release the album in waves, ultimately, to give people a chance to settle into each section of the album and digest it thoroughly before diving into the next.Aqueous is also up to some good charity work, joining forces with their hometown Buffalo Niagra Waterkeeper, for an event promoted as the “Give BAQ” river cleanup. The event takes place Saturday, September 15th at Buffalo’s Cazenovia Park, starting at 10 a.m. The community is invited to help pick up trash and debris along the banks of the river, along with hometown heroes, Aqueous. With a $20 donation, fans will receive an exclusive “Give BAQ” t-shirt, with all profits from the day benefitting Buffalo Niagra Waterkeeper. For more information on the event, head here.You can pre-order for Color Wheel on vinyl now via the band’s Bandcamp page here. See below for a full track listing:Aqueous Color Wheel Tracklist:1. Second Sight2. How High You Fly3. Realize Your Light4. Split The Difference5. Color Wheel6. Good Enough7. Half In, Half out8. Weight Of The Word (feat. Turkuaz Horns)9. Mandela Effect10. In It (For Me)View Track ListingIn support of the new record, Aqueous will also embark on their most extensive headlining tour to date. Find a full list of dates below with more information available via the band’s website. You can check out a list of Aqueous’ upcoming tour dates below:Aqueous Upcoming Tour Dates:9/7 – Utica, NY – Saranac Brewery **9/20 – Thornville, OH – Resonance Music and Arts Festival9/21 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater *10/6 – Roaring Ranch, PA – Liberty Pumpkin Ball10/19 & 10/20 – St. Paul, MN – The Palace Theater >10/24 – Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom ^10/25 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Showcase Lounge ^10/26 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair ^10/27 – Albany, NY – The Hollow ^10/31 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory ^11/1 – Asbury Park, NJ – Wonder Bar ^11/2 – Washington D.C. – Union Stage ^11/3 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry at The Fillmore ^11/4 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry #11/6 – Raleigh, NC – The Pour House Music Hall #11/7 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Pour House #11/8 – Orlando, FL – The Social #11/9 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits #11/10 – Tampa, FL – The Crowbar #11/14 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco #11/15 – Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5 #11/16 – Asheville, NC – Asheville Music Hall #11/17 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In #11/28 – Ann Arbor, MI – Blind Pig +11/29 – Chicago, IL – Chop Shop11/30 – Milwaukee, WI – The Miramar Theatre +12/5 – Ft. Collins, CO – Hodi’s Halfnote ^12/6 – Frisco, CO – 10 Mile Music Hall ^12/7 – Steamboat Springs, CO – Old Town Pub ^12/8 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre ^12/11 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room $12/12 – St. Louis, MO – The Bootleg at Atomic Cowboy $12/13 – Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi $** w/ moe.* w/ ELM> w/ Umphrey’s McGee^ w/ Mungion+ w/ EGI# w/ The Heavy Pets$ w/ GooseView Upcoming Tour Dateslast_img read more

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Brooklyn Bowl’s ‘A Benefit For Creative Music Studio’ Taps Oteil Burbridge, Joe Russo, Cyro Baptista, More

first_imgBrooklyn Bowl‘s A Benefit for Creative Music Studio has announced the lineup for their 2019 event, set to take place on Wednesday, April 3rd.The New York City benefit has tapped a star-studded lineup including Billy Martin, Cyro Baptista, Dave Harrington, Fay Victor, Joe Russo, Jonathan Goldberger, Marc Ribot, Oteil Burbridge, Peter Apfelbaum, Robert Walter, Steven Bernstein, and Stuart Bogie.Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, March 1st at 10 a.m. (EST).Head to the event page for more information.last_img

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Officials discuss campus water supply

first_imgNotre Dame students might wonder why the water from different campus drinking fountains may differ in taste. A drink of water from a drinking fountain in the Rock might taste quite differently than that from a fountain in DeBartolo or a residence hall. Mike McCauslin, assistant director of the Risk Management and Safety Department (RMSD), the entity responsible for monitoring and sampling the University’s water supply, offered several explanations for the disparity in the taste of water from various drinking fountains. “The taste of drinking fountain water depends on a variety of components,” McCauslin said. “Taste depends on the location of the well, the age of the pipe and the amount of time the water sits in the pipe.” There are six wells serving the water system, all of which are located on the campus proper. The water is drawn from deep aquifers surrounded by substantial clay barriers that serve to protect the groundwater supply, according to the RMSD’s 2009 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report. “The wells are high in minerals and, depending on the well, the iron and manganese levels can fluctuate,” McCauslin said. “When water sits in a pipe for an extended period of time, these minerals can precipitate out and cause this different taste.” The change is taste may not please students, but McCauslin said it isn’t harmful. “While these minerals might create an objectionable aesthetic in the water, they present no health concern and have no effect on the water quality,” McCauslin said. RMSD carries out routine monitoring and sampling of water on campus for harmful contaminants and, together with Notre Dame’s Department of Facility Operations, has added filters on several drinking fountains — all done just for aesthetic reasons. According to Paul Kempf, director of utilities for the Office of Business Operations, his office works closely with RMSD to ensure the safety of campus drinking water. “We don’t treat our water like most municipalities, which simply add chlorine,” Kempf said. “A lot of the research done on campus needs water without chlorine and we ensure quality by testing rather than adding chlorine.” Water taste varies from individual to individual, particularly those with sensitive taste buds. According to McCauslin, there is a step that students can take to improve the taste of water from the drinking fountains. “Taste often depends on the frequency of use: the more you use the fountain, the better the water will taste,” McCauslin said. “Let the water run for 15 to 20 seconds and this should improve the taste.” Sophomore Ryan Lynch has his preferences on where he gets his drinking water. “I am not a big fan of some of the water fountains on campus and usually stock up on water bottles, but the ones in the dorms are alright and taste good,” Lynch said. Others are not so willing to spend their money on bottled water. “I try not to buy bottles of water so if the taste of the water from some fountains bothers me, I just get it from the dining hall,” senior Shannon Coyne said.last_img read more

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Family Law Section takes on 10 more legislative positions

first_img April 30, 2006 Regular News Family Law Section takes on 10 more legislative positions Family Law Section takes on 10 more legislative positionscenter_img The Family Law Section has received permission to lobby on 10 more legislative positions.The Board of Governors reviewed and authorized the positions at its April meeting.Under Bar policies, sections are given wide latitude on legislative activities as long as their positions do not conflict with a Bar-wide position or cause deep emotional and philosophical divisions among Bar members.With the new positions, the section: • Supports amending F.S. §61.30(6), which would provide that when the parents combined income exceeds the child support guidelines schedule amounts the percentages contained at the end of subparagraph (6) not be used as a basis for awarding child support beyond the reasonable needs of the children.• Supports amending F.S. §61.30 11(a)10 and F.S. §61.30 11(b) to require mandatory deviation in the calculation of child support and the continuing utilization of the “gross-up” method for child support calculation when the particular parenting arrangement provides that parties’ children spend a substantial amount of time with the noncustodial parent. The threshold for determination of “substantial time-sharing” should be reduced from 40 percent to 20 percent of the overnights.• Supports an amendment to F.S. §61.30 11 (d), which would codify current case law addressing the formula for calculating child support in split custody cases.• Opposes any amendment to F.S. §61.30, which would delegate the obligation to review and, if appropriate, reconfigure the child support guidelines schedule in F.S. Chapter 61, to the Supreme Court of the State of Florida or the State of Florida, Department of Revenue.• Opposes Senate Bill 1080’s incorporation of family team conferencing as an ADR mechanism unless it incorporates the appropriate procedural safeguards by amending proposed F.S. §39.01(30) to incorporate same.• Opposes SB 1080 unless the current definition of parent is amended to be consistent with the definition set forth in F.S. Chapter 63.• Supports SB 1080 with the enhancement of the definition of “incarcerated parent.”• Supports SB 2266 with the amendment of F.S. §827.03 to incorporate a fourth category of child abuse provided that the definition of corporal punishment is amended to define excessive corporal punishment as consistent with definitions thereof set forth in §39.01 (30)(a) 4 a.-k.; as well as the incorporation of the phrases “permanent or temporary” in reference to i. disfigurement and j. loss or impairment of a body part or function.• Supports SB 438 and HB 221 but urges that at the end of subparagraphs (1)(a) and (2)(a) of these bills be amended to include additional limiting language pertaining to fraud or misrepresentation.• Opposes SB 2012 unless the current language intended to amend §39.407(5) is deleted thereby leaving the authority of the judiciary to order that a child receive developmental disability services intact under F.S. Chapter 39.last_img read more

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Roosevelt Man Gets 25 Years for Shooting Cop

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Roosevelt man was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison for shooting a Hempstead village police officer who was chasing him for his suspected role in a street robbery two years ago.Michael Benitez had pleaded guilty at Nassau County court to second-degree attempted murder shortly after opening arguments in his trial in January.Prosecutors said the 23-year-old was being chased by two officers when a third cop, responding to the radio call of the pursuit, spotted Benitez on Cooper Street in December 2011.Benitez fired multiple shots at the officer, striking him in the left arm and back.The officer returned fire, hitting Benitez in the groin, thigh, and arm. The officer then shot the gun out of Benitez’ hand after he refused to drop his gun weapon.The bullet that struck the officer in the back was stopped by his bulletproof vest.last_img read more

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