Social And Selling Without Shame

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now There are some people who believe that selling has no place on social media. They believe that to sell would be unholy, profane, impure. They believe that social is for connecting with other people, for communicating, and for sharing the richness of our lives.But there is no more shame in selling over the social channels as there is selling anywhere else.Throughout all of human history, wherever people have come together to meet, they have shared the value they create. From the first marketplaces, to the first bazaars, to the first shopping malls, and the first strip malls, we have traded, bought, and sold the things we want and need in the places we come together.What social has done has expanded the marketplace to cover the entire wired world. And those wires will soon extend to the few remaining parts of the Earth still unwired. In fact, the marketplace won’t even require wires—we are already connecting to all the world has to offer on a device that fits in our pocket. Or on our wrists. Or in our glasses.Social connects us with the people who can create value for us (and for whom we can create value) regardless of where they live and regardless of distance. It’s the great leveler. The size of your company no longer matters. Your marketing budget doesn’t matter that much either. We can find the people who need to buy what we sell—and the people who sell what we need.If it is okay for you to buy over the Internet without any bad feelings or misgivings, then it’s okay for you to sell over the Internet, too.The social tools are merely amplifiers. If you are a smarmy, self-oriented, dirtbag who only cares about himself, you are those things in real life as well as on the social channels. If you are a thoughtful, caring, trust-worthy value creator in real life, you’re that on the social channels, too.Here are some thoughts I published today over at Owner Magazine.last_img read more

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9 Powerful Ways to Help Your Clients and Create a Preference

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now The idea of creating value can easily be summed up as helping your clients. The more you help your clients, the greater their preference to work with—and buy from—you. Here are nine ways you help your clients and create a preference to work with you.Providing a New Vision of What’s Possible: You will often find your clients mired down in the status quo, sticking with the devil they know, and working to survive. Without a vision for what’s possible, nothing is pulling them towards something better. One way you can help them is to provide them a new insight, sharing with them what is possible. They may struggle to believe that what is possible for others isn’t possible for them, and they may need a little proof and some time to come around. However, when they do, your clients value you showing them the way forward.Explaining Why They Struggle to Produce Results: One of the main ideas in Eat Their Lunch is about helping your dream client understand why they are not producing the results they want. While your contacts know their business better than you, it is unlikely they know the intersection of your business and theirs nearly as well as you do. When you can identify the factors causing them to struggle, you help them recognize the need to change, and with that discovery, you have helped them take the first step in any change initiative: awareness.Win customers away from your competition. Check out Eat Their LunchHelping Them Shift Their Focus to Strategic Outcomes: You often find your dream client trying to fix the presenting problem instead of focusing on something more substantial. They think about purchasing this thing or that when they should be giving their attention to the strategic outcomes they need. You don’t buy sales training; you buy higher sales. You don’t buy a marketing campaign; you buy new customers or new sales. Many of your prospective clients will need your help to focus on what they really need.Preventing Them from Underinvesting: Every client you acquire is going to ask you for a discount. They believe you have padded your pricing, and they are exercising their responsibility to their company. That doesn’t mean you should provide them with a lower price. More often than not, your clients would have an easier time achieving their strategic outcomes by investing more money—not less. Never in the history of solutions has taking money out of a solution produced a better result. You help them by matching the investment to the outcome.Managing the Process of Change: Even in the best of circumstances, change is challenging. Many of your dream clients won’t have a process for moving from their current state to a better future state. They won’t be aware of the conversations they need to have within their company and aren’t likely to know how to build consensus within their team. You are valuable to them when you help them do all the things they need to do to change, and in doing so, produce better results. (If you want to learn how to manage this process, see The Lost Art of Closing).No more pushy sales tactics. The Lost Art of Closing shows you how to proactively lead your customer and close your sales. Sharing the Choices Available to Them: Because you have situational knowledge, you are aware of the different ways companies can go about doing something. The contacts within your prospect companies won’t have the same experience as you, which means what you know is valuable to them. You create value and a preference to work with you when you can help them make smart trade-offs and sound decisions about how to get better outcomes.Working to Understand Their Business: You create separation from your peers when you work to understand your client’s business. You increase the value of your advice when your recommendations consider the context of your client’s business, their challenges and opportunities, and their ability to execute whatever solution they choose. Most won’t take the time or expend the energy, and by doing so, you will look and sound very different from your competition.Becoming Their Second Brain: So, you want to be a trusted advisor, eh? If you aspire to that title, you are going to have to start by reading widely. You’re going to have to go deep and wide in the area you want to become an expert. You cannot be a trusted advisor in business without being interested in business. If you’re going to be valuable to your dream clients, do the reading they won’t do, study the things they won’t study, and find the ideas that they aren’t trying to discover. By becoming their second brain, you alleviate your client from having to do the hard work of thinking as it pertains to the outcomes you sell.Executing and Helping them Execute: In the end, when your dream client becomes your actual client, they need you to execute your solution and help them perform on their side. The better results you help to produce is what solidifies your relationship and your place at the table. When you generate results, you earn the right to propose and pursue what comes next.If you want clients to prefer you and your solutions, create more value for them than anyone else.last_img read more

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Yadav Singh case: Akhilesh govt paid ₹21 lakh as lawyers fee

first_imgThe Akhilesh Yadav government had paid ₹21.15 lakh as fee to senior lawyers of the Supreme Court engaged to save suspended Noida Chief Engineer Yadav Singh from facing CBI probe in graft and money laundering cases, according to an RTI response.As per the RTI information provided by Surendra Pal Singh, Special Secretary (Law), four senior lawyers were engaged by the previous Akhilesh Yadav government.Kapil Sibal was given a fee of ₹8.80 lakh, Harish Salve ₹5.00 lakh, Rakesh Dwivedi ₹4.05 lakh and Dinesh Dwivedi ₹3.30 lakh, taking the total to ₹21.25 lakh, claimed activist Nutan Thakur citing the response to her RTI plea.Yadav Singh was arrested by the CBI in February last year for allegedly abusing his official position in awarding contracts and causing wrongful loss to the government exchequer.The Enforcement Directorate has attached assets worth ₹19.92 crore in a money laundering case that involves the former Noida chief engineer.Activist Nutan had filed a PIL in Allahabad High Court in the matter. Its Lucknow bench had directed that the Yadav Singh case be transferred to CBI.The UP government had appealed against this order before the Supreme Court but it was dismissed at the first hearing itself on July 16, 2015.Nutan said it was “alarming” to note that the state government had “wasted” such a huge amount to save a “tainted person” like Yadav Singh and sought recovery of the public money from the pocket of the concerned public authorities.The ED had earlier registered two ECIRs (equivalent to an FIR) under sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). The ED cases have been registered on the basis of the FIR filed by the CBI.The CBI last year conducted searches at 12 locations in Delhi, Noida and Ghaziabad in connection with its probe against Singh over award of contracts related to Noida, Greater Noida and the Yamuna Expressway authorities. It had also seized files, documents, laptops, iPads and computers.After an Allahabad High Court order, the CBI had registered two cases against Singh and his family members for alleged corruption and amassing assets disproportionate to known sources of income.Singh’s case came to the fore after the Income Tax department first carried out searches against him and others on tax evasion charges.A scrutiny of ITRs and other connecting records reportedly revealed that during the period 2009-14, the total likely savings of the family of the then chief engineer was approximately ₹1.70 crore, whereas they were in possession of immovable property worth around ₹3.60 crore, CBI had said.“Besides, approximately ₹10 crore was allegedly recovered from one of his associates which reportedly belonged to the then chief engineer,” the CBI had said.An attachment of assets order under PMLA is aimed to deprive the accused from taking benefits from their ill-gotten wealth.last_img read more

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Nitish Kumar to face floor test in Bihar Assembly

first_img The RJD, party sources said, would demand for “secret voting” on the issue.The RJD leaders have appealed to JD(U) and other legislators to vote on the “voice of the conscience”. The party has 80 MLAs in the House.The Congress, which has 27 legislators, has declared to vote against the Nitish Kumar government.The House has three Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) and four Independent MLAs.Assembly Speaker Vijay Kumar Choudhury said that the earlier notified monsoon session of the State Assembly scheduled to begin from July 28 to August 3 has been cancelled as it was recommended by the previous government.Also Read  Earlier on Wednesday, Nitish Kumar had submitted a letter of support from 131 MLAs to Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, who had given him 48-hours to prove his majority on the floor of the assembly.The new government, though, decided to seek a trust vote within 24-hours on Friday. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will face a floor test in the State Assembly today. The day-long special session of the Assembly will begin at 11 a.m.Nitish Kumar and the BJP claimed to have the support of 131 legislators in the 243-member Assembly. They need 122 votes to win the confidence vote.All five MLAs belonging to the BJP’s alliance partners – Lok Janshakti Party (2), Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (2) and Hindustani Awam Morcha-Secular (1) – are likely to vote in favour of the new government led by Nitish Kumar.Also Read The story behind the Mahagathbandhan break-up Nitish resignation: A ‘scripted’ sequence of eventslast_img read more

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Use regional languages in science communication, Modi tells scientists

first_imgPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday pitched for using regional languages in promoting science communication in a “big way” to develop “love of science” in the youth, saying language should not be a barrier but a facilitator. Addressing the curtain-raiser ceremony of the commemoration of professor Satyendra Nath Bose’s 125th birth anniversary in Kolkata via video-conference, he said Bose was a “crusader” for teaching of science in regional languages and had started a Bengali science magazine. “To promote understanding and love of science among our youth, it is vital that we promote science communication in a big way. Language should not be a barrier but a facilitator in this task,” Mr. Modi said. The Prime Minister also asked the scientists to use their fundamental knowledge to help the general public in today’s life. He said it was important in today’s world that the final outcome of the innovation and research should be judged for their positive impact on the lives of poor people. “Whether through your innovations, life of any poor is getting easier, whether difficulties of middle class are reducing?” he asked. He asked scientists to determine their subjects of research keeping in mind the socio-economic challenges faced by the country. Born on January 1, 1894, physicist Bose is best-known for his work on quantum mechanics in the early 1920s. Bose discovered what is known as bosons and worked with Albert Einstein to define one of the two basic classes of subatomic particles.last_img read more

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Three patients on ventilator die due to power failure in Gwalior

first_imgAt least three patients on ventilator at the trauma centre of the Jayarogya group of hospitals, affiliated to the government-owned G.R. Medical College, reportedly died due to power failure in Gwalior district on Tuesday.The deceased were identified as Mahendra Jatav, 38; Om Prakash Dhakkad, 40; and Rajesh, 14.There was no power around 2 p.m. and some of the machines stopped functioning, a relative of Mahendra Jatav told media persons. Gyan Singh, uncle of Rajesh, alleged that when the supply resumed after 20 minutes, the patient showed no signs of life. “But the doctors declared him dead only late in the evening,” Mr. Gyan Singh alleged.A medical officer said the doctors rushed to their aid but they could not revive the patients. The Hospital administration denied that power failure had caused the deaths. “We have investigated the matter. We are sure that failure of power supply in the trauma centre is not the reason behind the deaths. It’s true that for some time two monitor screens were blank, but that did not have any thing to do with the patients’ treatment. Two patients were brain dead, and it is very difficult to save such patients,” Dr J.S. Sikarwar, superintendent of the hospital said.last_img read more

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Employee of Ranchi orphanage run by Missionaries of Charity arrested for ‘selling’ baby

first_imgTwo women associated with Missionaries of Charity in Ranchi were arrested on Thursday after being accused of selling babies.On Friday, Missionaries of Charity, in press release, said, “we’re completely shocked by what has happened in our home in Ranchi. It should never have happened. It is completely against our moral conviction. We are carefully looking into this matter. We will take all the necessary precautions that this kind of incident will never happen again”.The organisation was founded by Mother Teresa, a Nobel Peace prize winner and a Catholic saint in India in 1950.Sister Koncilia, a nun at Missionaries of Charity run in Ranchi by the name of Nirmal Hriday, was arrested on Thursday while a staff Anima Indwar was arrested earlier on Wednesday.Nirmal Hriday is a shelter for unwed mothers.Investigation ongoing”Two arrests have been made in the case…investigation is going on as we’ve also got certain leads about other children being sold by them to different couples…we’re verifying the addresses”, Ranchi Senior Superintendent of Police Anis Gupta said.The arrests of two women were prompted by a complaint filed by state run Child Welfare Committee (CWC) at Kotwali police station in Ranchi.“An FIR has been lodged under Section 370 of the IPC”, said Kotwali Officer-in-Charge Shyamanand Mandal. Section 370 pertains to trafficking of persons.The Committee said that a couple from neighboring State Uttar Pradesh had paid ₹1,20,000 for a 14-day old boy born to a young woman at a Missionaries of Charity shelter.The couple was allegedly told that the money was for hospital expenses.Anima Indwar, said the complaint filed by CWC, sold the baby to the UP couple on May 14.“CWC should have been informed by the Missionaries of Charity when the pregnant woman was taken to hospital …the committee has come to know that other babies too were sold to different people in different cities”, CWC chairperson Rupa Verma told The Hindu over phone.Operation shutdown in 2015Earlier, Missionaries spokesperson in Ranchi Sunita Kumar had said there was no question of selling any child as the Missionaries of Charity had stopped giving children for adoption three years ago.The Missionaries of Charity opted to shut down its adoption services in India in 2015 after objecting to the Indian government’s decision to allow single or divorced parents to adopt children, she said.The CWC officials said that twelve pregnant women who were living at the Missionaries of Charity shelter home too have been transferred to a government-run shelter Karuna Shelter Home.“The Committee will also be shifting around 70 children who have been given shelter in Nirmal Shishu Bhawan, another branch of the organization, to other homes”, said CWC member Tanushree Sarkar told The Hindu.last_img read more

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Nagaland BJP shifts venue of ashes immersion after protests

first_imgProtests from tribal organisations made the BJP in Christian-majority Nagaland opt for a “lesser” river instead of Doyang to immerse the ashes of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Monday.The Doyang, Nagaland’s longest and biggest river emerging from the Japfu peak, flows northward through Kohima, Zuhneboto and Wokha districts. The former PM’s ashes were to be immersed in Wokha district dominated by the Lotha Nagas.‘Alien to Naga culture’ On Sunday, the Lotha Hoho — apex body of the Lothas — said the BJP could perform the ritual “alien to Naga culture and religious belief” anywhere in the State except Wokha. It also asked the party to refrain from going against local sentiments. The Nagaland Joint Christian Forum, too, said it was deeply concerned about the issue ofi mmersion of Vajpayee’s ashes. “We are not against any homage or practice of the party, but to insist on carrying out the religious rite and culture of a certain religion which the BJP keenly affiliates itself to, is suspect,” the forum’s vice-president, Reverend N. Paphino, said.BJP’s Nagaland unit chief Temjen Imna Along Longkumer said the immersion was performed quietly in an unnamed river in Dimapur district without hurting the sentiments of anyone. Protests outside the BJP’s office in Dimapur, the State’s commercial hub, in the morning necessitated the change of plan. “This [protest] should not have happened. Atalji is a national icon and should not be associated with any religion,” he said.last_img read more

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Two, including minor, lynched in Bihar

first_imgTwo persons, including a minor, were lynched by a mob on Wednesday in Nalanda district of Bihar on suspicion of being involved in the killing of a local Rashtriya Janata Dal leader. A member of RJD’s SC/ST cell Indal Paswan of Maghra village under Deep Nagar police station of Nalanda district was killed on Tuesday night. “Indal Paswan had a shop selling construction material and he had a heated argument with someone on Tuesday evening… he was shot dead when he was returning home from a funeral,” Deep Nagar Police station in-charge Dharmendra Kumar said. The RJD leader’s killing triggered a massive outrage among locals and his supporters, who staged a protest at the district headquarters Biharsharief and shouted slogan against the Nitish Kumar government. Nalanda is the home district of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.Later, the protesting mob attacked the house of two suspects Raj Kumar Malakar, 40 and Ranjan Kumar, 15, and beat them up. Ranjan Kumar died on the spot, while Raj Kumar Malakar alias Santu Malakar, succumbed to his injuries on the way to Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH). The mob also set houses of two more suspects, Naresh Choudhury and Chunni Lal Paswan, on fire.Senior police officials from Patna and Biharsharief reached the spot and brought the situation under control. “Nobody involved in the killing will be spared… speedy trial will be initiated,” said Patna range Deputy Inspector General of Police Rajesh Kumar, who visited the spot. Nalanda Superintendent of Police Sudhir Kumar Podika too is camping in the area to oversee the law and order situation.Meanwhile, a video of person being beaten to death allegedly for smuggling cattle in the Sikti area in the border district of Araria went viral on Wednesday. Sikti is located on the border with Nepal. Mohd. Kabul Ansari was accused of smuggling cattle across the border. The incident is said to have happened on Saturday night. Local police said Ansari had a criminal past. “We too have received the video clip and are verifying it,” said a district police official.last_img read more

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BJP minister in Bihar stokes controversy with remarks about Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

first_imgStoking a controversy, senior BJP leader and Bihar Minister Vinod Narain Jha on Friday said that newly appointed Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had no other quality except being “very beautiful” and the party should remember that beauty does not garner votes. The remark by Mr. Jha, who holds the Public Health and Engineering portfolio, was met with disapproval from Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) even as the opposition Congress-RJD combine demanded his sacking, accused him of having displayed a “perverse” attitude towards women.“Except for being beautiful, I see no quality that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra may be credited with. Nature has showered its bounty on her. But the Congress should remember that beauty does not garner votes. She is also a novice and her husband faces serious corruption charges,” Mr. Jha said here replying to a query from a journalist on Ms. Vadra’s entry into active politics. Ms. Vadra was appointed the Congress general secretary in charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh earlier this week. JD(U) MLC Ashok Choudhary said, “This is definitely not a remark we would approve of. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has an undeniable charisma and aura which may or may not bring desired results in the elections. But the way she has been spoken about does not appear to be in good taste.” “Jha seems to have forgotten that he had been a paid staff of Youth Congress when Rajiv Gandhi was at the helm of affairs. And now he is making such a disgusting remark against the late Prime Minister’s daughter. Nitish Kumar should sack him immediately and try to give him additional security as his foul utterances could lead to serious reactions from the Congress cadre,” Congress MLC Prem Chandra Mishra said. RJD national vice-president Raghuvansh Prasad Singh said the remark is deplorable. The minister should be immediately sacked by Nitish Kumar, else there will be serious consequences, he said.“The remark makes our blood boil. It betrays a perverse attitude towards women on part of the state minister. In the past, BJP leaders have made unsavoury comments about Sonia Gandhi’s fair complexion. I would like to caution women in the BJP rank and file that in the midst of such perverts they must worry about their own security and dignity,” RJD MLA and spokesperson Ejya Yadav said. Congress MLA from Benipatti constituency Bhavna Jha remarked sarcastically, “Vinod Narayan Jha was defeated by me — an ordinary party worker — in the last assembly polls. It is natural for him to feel scared of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. He may be upset with Priyanka’s beauty since he himself is not bestowed with good looks.”last_img read more

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NGT directs Rajasthan govt. to conduct medical test of villagers in Nagaur

first_imgThe National Green Tribunal on Wednesday directed the Rajasthan government to conduct complete medical tests of villagers in Nagaur district who have been affected due to air pollution caused by stone crushers.A Bench of Justice Raghuvendra S. Rathore directed the State Medical Health Director to constitute a team of at least three doctors from Jaipur, in consultation with the Sawai Man Singh Medical College and Hospital principal, relating to pulmonary disease. “The team shall immediately visit the villages — Koliya, Naka ke Dhani, Nozalo ke Dhani and Bandolai ke Dhani — in Didwana tehsil and conduct a medical examination and prepare a report of all the persons affected,” the Bench said.‘Inform tehsildar’ “The said team should inform in advance the Didwana tehsildar about the date of their visit. The report of the joint committee of medical experts should be submitted through the Medical Health Director within three weeks,” the Bench, also comprising expert member S.S. Gabrayal, said. The Tribunal also directed the Environment Secretary to comply with the recommendations made by a joint inspection team of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Central Pollution Control Board and the Rajasthan Pollution Control Committee and submit a report before the next date of hearing.The NGT had earlier rapped the Rajasthan government for its failure to curb pollution caused by stone crushers in Nagaur district and sought a report on their functioning. The Tribunal was hearing a plea by local resident Bhanwara Ram, seeking implementation of September 2, 2015, order of the NGT, which had directed the closure of illegal stone crushers in Nagaur district. It had also directed a joint team to inspect the stone crushers and submit a report on whether they have taken all anti-pollution measures and installed relevant devices. “They shall take ambient air quality at a particular area and of nearby colonies located in Kolia village and Nagaio Ki Dhana, Nagaur district in Rajasthan,” the NGT had said.last_img read more

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ScienceShot: The Deadly Allure of the Exotic

first_imgMales of a praying mantis native to New Zealand, Orthodera novaezealandiae, are more attracted to the cannibalistic females of an invasive species introduced in the 1970s, Miomantis caffra, than they are to the noncannibal females of their own kind, a new study suggests. In lab tests, a native male (smaller mantis in image) was placed in a Y-shaped maze whose branches contained a female of one species or the other. At the fork in the road, the male turned toward the invasive female in 11 out of 13 trials, researchers report online today in Biology Letters. Female mantises attract mates using odorous chemicals called pheromones, and the invaders’ pheromones may be more alluring or more abundantly released than the natives’, the scientists speculate. In other tests in which researchers left an M. caffra female with a native male for 16 hours, the males were killed and eaten almost 69% of the time. The oft-fatal attraction may explain why the native species is apparently in decline where the species coexist, the researchers say.See more ScienceShots.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

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Steven Ashby named director of DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

first_imgThe Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) lead laboratory for chemistry, environmental science, and data analytics is getting a new leader. On 1 April, Steven Ashby, a computational mathematician, will become director of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington, one of 10 national laboratories supported by DOE’s $5.1 billion Office of Science, the lab announced Wednesday. Ashby, 55, has served as PNNL’s deputy director for science and technology since 2008 and will succeed Michael Kluse, who is retiring.”He’s a great choice,” says Mark Peters, a geochemist and associate lab director for energy and global security at the Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Illinois, who from 2010 to 2013 served with Ashby on the National Laboratory Chief Research Officers Council, which Ashby chaired until last October. “When it comes to thinking about what the system can do to support science and national security, he’s one of the people [DOE leaders] call,” Peters says.PNNL is the second largest of the Office of Science labs and one of the most diverse. It has a staff of 4283 and a $1 billion annual budget and excels in research areas such as climate change, advance electrical grids, nuclear nonproliferation technologies, and environmental remediation, Ashby says. In spite of that diversity, PNNL has a unified mission, he says. “Simply put, our mission is to understand, predict, and control complex adaptive systems,” he says, be it climate, the energy grid, or the national security system. 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Last year, more than a quarter of its budget came from the nonproliferation programs within DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), which is responsible for the U.S. nuclear arsenal. Only a sixth came from DOE’s Office of Science. Unlike many other Office of Science labs, PNNL does not have a large particle accelerator–based user facility such as an x-ray source or a neutron source. PNNL’s single largest user facility is the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, which has an annual budget of about $40 million.Ashby is open and approachable, says Robert Falgout, a computational mathematician at NNSA’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, where Ashby worked for 20 years before coming to PNNL. Ashby led the effort to establish the lab’s Center for Applied Scientific Computing in 1996, Falgout recalls. “People feel comfortable around him even though he’s the boss,” says Falgout, who considers Ashby a friend. “He works with people. He doesn’t say, ‘Just do it. This is how it’s going to be.’ “*Correction, 16 March, 12:33 p.m.: The story has been corrected to reflect that Ashby no longer chairs the National Laboratory Chief Research Officers Council.last_img read more

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Amazon opens 15 warehouses for AmazonNow in 4 cities

first_imgAmazon has added 15 new fulfilment centres to create a specialised network for its Amazon Now hyperlocal grocery delivery business, as it looks to offer perishables which is expected to be in sync with its plans for food retail in the country.The new centres are based in the four cities where Amazon Now is currently available—Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad — helping it take on players like BigBasket and Grofers. Read it at Economic Times Related Itemslast_img

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e-FRRO Visa Service Will Facilitate Travellers Coming to India

first_imgForeigners travelling to India for more than 180 days now won’t have to go to Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) anymore, for visa-related services, including registration and visa extension.Union home minister Rajnath Singh has launched the web-based application ‘e-FRRO’ scheme, which will allow foreign tourists/travellers to avail paperless and cashless visa-related services online without the need of any human interface.Read it at Times of India Related Itemslast_img

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Hear This! The Silence Of Sounds.

first_imgThe season is finally over and with it its sounds. The chaotic, annoying mall or elevator music that at once praises the birth of baby Jesus and the inextricable bond with Santa Claus and the implied consumer culture is gone for the next 10 months or so. There is no quiet of the season, really. Unless of course you are one of those courageous recluses with the nerve to shut out what is considered normal and habitual. Our own seasons are no exceptions. Every religious holiday, and we have many of them, is marked by a continuous, louder by the block, cacophony of noises that we call music. We have the capability of blanketing social consciousness with sounds as much as anyone else. Ours are as distinguished as anyone else’s. We also add the noises we make at weddings on large loudspeakers and even larger sound systems to the yearly progression of manufactured sentiments. There is no shortage for the celebration of seasons with a senseless barrage of noise, music or sound, whatever you call it.Is this what they call modernity?Our age is marked by the assault on the senses. In every possible sense. The current machinery of consciousness aims to numb our senses, slowly and deliberately. We have already recognized and glorified the visual in everything. From knowledge to experience, everything is transformed into one form of the image of another. In fact, it so overloads our capacity of perception that it is possible to believe it has deadened our other senses. Hence the observation that the culture that overuses the visual, ends up with tasteless food, uncomplicated musical structures, cold and distant social encounters, and flavorless and scentless edibles and touchables. What is left? A hapless effort at inventing everything artificial so as to compensate for what we have lost.And émigrés should know better, wouldn’t you think! We transport ourselves from one place to another, with a privilege of benefiting from the best of both cultures. True, we leave behind the noise of our environment, with its programmatic production all around us, and arrive here. That journey itself says a lot about what our world is and what we have not made of it.One of the marked experiences we remember is just how “quiet” things are in America. Not just during festivals, seasons and celebrations, but generally, in quotidian life. Just as passing by a Burger King reminds us of the smell of a crematorium, our first days in the suburbs bring to us deeper reminders of a cemetery.It is that quiet here. Nothing moves, no one shouts, there are no neighbors screaming or talking to each other, no animals leaping into the sound barrier, and except for occasional vehicles on the front street, there is nothing moving anyplace near or beyond the horizon. We realize that people pay more for this quiet. The co-called city is nothing, but a dead zone now. There are exceptions only in neighborhoods or in unseemly representations of this civilization, like New York City. Sounds in that city are another story altogether. It requires a separate meditation, because the entire city is making every effort to run away from the sound of its immediate inhabitant, permanent or transient. They have invented technologies to cut oneself away from the sound of the environment. IPods and walkmans are connected to people who do not wish to talk to another. It is now a territory of eccentrics holding a willing re-union. Every day, on each corner and street!The general mark of life in America is that it is without any character in sound or noise. Even visitors who wake up the first morning after their jet-lag, wake up because it is so quiet in the neighborhood. They slept better in the constant cacophony of their own surroundings, but the dead of the block awakens them. It takes a while to get used to.But you get used to it, to the silence of life here. Everything is carefully constructed to leave each person in his or her zone of sound. It is hard to describe the character of an American neighborhood with its sounds. Not the manufactured sounds, but the sounds produced by human beings in their affairs as social beings. And you find yourself in the position of an outside observer trying to figure out what it is that you are experiencing while you are here. And one of the precious dimensions of that experience is exactly that, just how odd it feels here. Until you become one of them.One distinct feature of life here, or what we call the “American” experience, is the road trip. The broad highways that are so Eisenhower like, expansive and without any character, provide an indelible experience to a traveler. The natives are absorbed in it. Watching how that occurs is the charm of life. Before we contemplate that, let us remember how to be outsiders, by being very self-conscious about ourselves.An imminent desire among immigrants is to recreate their own culture wherever they go. It is such a common impulse that many of us may be tempted to call it “natural.” Theories and perspectives abound to explain this phenomenon. Whatever the defenses of this tendency, there is no doubt that it shields you from the primary privilege of being an outsider anywhere outside your own home. That is to see a culture, a people and a world other than your own.We learn from this, perhaps more than from any other source. So it is thrilling indeed to turn up the car speakers to listen to the same film songs you have listened to a million times, and turn and tune in your ears to other sounds coming from that easily available wonder. The walls of security come in sound and music as well. But there is a world to be peered at and we must do it if we want to stick to the ethics of being somewhere else. And, once you do, a whole new world unfolds in your ears as your eyes take in the road, which has the same iconography for hundreds of miles and the characteristic monotony of American highways. It is not an aurally attractive world, but it is new. If you listened to it during the past two decades, you heard the shrieking high pitch of talk radio, so mastered by the Right Wing. After a while, it is not the content that matters, but the experience of joining in a festive carnival of verbal abuses, racist remarks, empty platitudes, and entirely unreliable attacks on what we used to call truth or facts. But it is an enduring sound. It does not disappear from one exit to another. It simply reemerges in another avatar. From one state to another, from one town to another, there is a singular ghost of Right Wing talk radio that simply reproduces itself, like a monster in the road movies.Across the dial, there is of course the radio of popular choice, commercial radio. This is where the models of commercial exploitation of radio was pioneered and this is where radio became an instrument of consumer society and sound took a back seat (if that at all!). You realize before too long that music is simply an excuse to bring goods to you, directly and without any inhibition. It is one giant plugging machine too. It plugs everything, from car dealers to politicians to up and coming places in musical charts. You ask yourself, where is music that makes this place tick. It is there somewhere, in the beats and rhythms and melodies of its history, in all genres that have given unending gifts to world culture. But it is not easily found. Even in a long road trip from one end of the country to another, it is very hard to figure out where the soul of music lies. It is certainly not on radio, certainly not evident in its unmasked attempts at hiding it and selling you everything except the audible, the aural, and the musical dimension of what this land offers.Let us not speak of public radio. If you are used to short wave radio, the sounds coming from this source are so poor and flat that one wonders if this is the best that the greatest practitioners of freedom of speech can offer. Is this what the riches of resources can produce? It is not just that public radio has become mimicry of the news networks, a slightly better one at that in a given frame of hreference, but it has become a voice of helplessness.Beneath its pretensions of fairness and giving you more news than others on radio, public radio personalities sound more pitiful than the beggars in the ghettoes anywhere, as they plead for money every ten weeks or so. Still, they lack the grace or the need of beggars. Their funding depends on listeners – an idea that is impalpable if you realize where you come from. And yet, in amateurish voices and the pathos of untrained radio speakers, they beg for money with untried jokes, veiled and explicit threats of deprivation of public radio, and with treats like umbrellas, totes, and free CDs, none of which you would need if you were listening to good radio in the first place.With all this programmatic noise installed in the car, you realize that the road trip, is not just a feature of travel between long distances, it is what happens between places where people live and where they work. The so called commute is less about communing with anything, but living with two technologies, one of private transportation and the other connecting your ears to a continuous source of sound.Students of broadcasting know that radio enjoyed a re-birth because the Detroit car companies decided to install one in every car. With all the quiet between the neighbors and houses and friends, every American knows the impossibility of being alone in the car. This is not a loneliness that longs for another human being, but for envelopes of sound. It is virtually impossible for most people to get in the car and not listen to anything. It may be radio, CDs or other pod-like source. People get restless if the auditory technologies are broken or missing in their cars. It is almost like the restlessness of a person who has lost his limbs, for he hasn’t gotten used to living without them. Citizens, who have gotten so comfortable with the absence of sound between human beings, cannot fight the loneliness of being alone without sound. That solitude is frightening for them. Industry realized this well and designed the entire broadcasting system to address the lonely traveler without sound in the car.All this appears strange until we become one of them. Until we have also deadened our sense of hearing, longed for impoverished silence outside our dwellings and created walls of sound around our ears and in our cars to overcome the fright of singularity that we had never known in the land of our birth.We leave this legacy to the generations that follow us. There is very little else that we listen to, except our own, which we should have absorbed and moved beyond until this moment. How many of us have explored the frontiers of gospel music, or buried ourselves in the blues, or touched the greatness of soul or jazz? Or the ingeniousness of folk music or rock and roll? It is the music that comes from the people that still sings of traditions, some borrowed and some homegrown, but genuine nonetheless.  To be somewhere else is to learn from that place. It is not to re-create the world in our likeness. That denotes extreme insecurity and an unwillingness to really cross  boundaries when we leave home.The continuing fascination we have with manufactured sounds, the music of our times, is still with what we brought with us. The Hindi film music, for all its greatness and its Guinness Book wonders, is not the music of our traditions. It shrieks and often clouds the once great poetry as it assumes a pop form, in its repetitive modes, recycling the same tired sounds. It has become our wallpaper music, as worthy of being ridiculed as any other form.Some cling to classical Indian music, but their numbers are shrinking. It requires learning, attention and commitment, none of which were allowed to flourish here as we tuned in to film songs with a vengeance. We had to get what was once ours and cling on to the greatness that we think we had discovered. It is fine to hang on to some ropes from the world we left behind, but the ropes begin to lose their meaning and they leave nothing else to hang on to.Once a British friend listened to a classical music cassette tape only to remark that he thought the tape player was running too fast! The impatience in that comment demonstrates as much a lack of engagement in other cultures as the need to overcome it. When Westerners go to India, the lasting imprint it makes on them is the level of “noise.” There are sounds everywhere. Hotel rooms in five star establishments are sought because they are so out of limits of street noise. It is not the view that is precious now; it is the isolation from unwanted noise. This may not be the noise of loudspeakers, but the noise from everything that moves, breathes and lives. What an abomination! Their ears are awakened and senses engaged, but without an apparatus in place for appreciating that, the travelers are lost. That is the signature of the environment. If India offers anything to those who visit, it is the immersion in the senses. All of them! As natives we take it for granted and as travelers they take notice. Such are the pleasures of being someplace else!There is something lyrical and melodic and rhythmic in the sounds of India. Varied as the country is, so are its sounds. As it embraces modernity with a speed faster than most can say “globalization,” it engulfs all that is alien and loses all that is genuine. There is innocence in un-adulterated environment. Where there was a broad diversity of sounds and noises when we woke up, when we slept and when we worked, there is now an imposing uniformity of traffic, segregated housing “colonies” (as we appropriately call them), artificial urbanity, and a general vacuum created by emptying that breathed life for years.There was music in that environment, an aura that is inexplicable. It was hard to fathom the reasons why All India Radio began the day with news in Sanskrit, but it sounded as if waking up had to be fully precious. If form was more important than content, this was the case. Radio was slow, but it was also not cacophonic and certainly not chaotic, programmatically or otherwise. There was no spicing up of channels, except Amin Sayani came every Wednesday evening and gave us enough dose of film songs to last us for another week. For die hard fans, Radio Ceylon filled the void.  Each radio set had a short wave band and all propagandists were within reach. So were the sounds beyond the borders. Generations learned to speak English listening to short wave and ended up speaking it better than the English speakers themselves. Cricket commentators were stalwarts of broadcasting, not producers of idle talk. Waking up in India has always been a sensory experience. It did not matter if you woke up with radio or without it. The environment worked as radio, a real tribal drum. It brought messages from around. The rattle of the bullock cart or the milkman’s canister, or the knock on the door, the neighbor’s loud shouts and the noise of the people waking up and moving on with the day’s chores. There was something in each neighborhood. An audio post that was distinctly Indian and it spoke of the times as much as of its people and traditions. This is what people meant when they said India wakes up your senses. Culture came alive in sound and it spoke many languages, many more than those spoken by the tongue.The muezzin’s call to prayer announced the morning, a signature of our collective strength. One day in our neighborhood, some lunatics woke up on the wrong side of the bed and destroyed that tradition with their glaring loudspeakers. Now there were Hindu prayers on the loudest of loudspeakers, aimed solely to drown out the Muslim call to prayer. Instead of tradition, hatred filled the mornings. It was a rare gift to be an Indian, to be sensitive to the senses and enjoy solitude among the otherwise noisy surroundings. With the religious conflict, we began to lose all that.Each life brings its own paradoxes. Modernity exacerbated these paradoxes. The struggle for security and silence in this environment, the one we have chosen to live in and the increasing contradictions and conflicts in the life left behind, all speak to our collective state of being. But we need to listen carefully, hear diligently and be tuned in, either as émigrés or as natives, because going through life with numbed senses is not really an option.   Related Itemslast_img read more

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Craniopagus twins arrive in Odisha, admitted in hospital

first_imgCraniopagus twins, Jaga and Balia, who were separated successfully at the AIIMS in New Delhi in October 2017, returned to Odisha on Saturday after about two years.They were immediately rushed to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack. The hospital campus was barricaded as a large number of people had gathered to catch a glimpse of the twins, who hail from Kandhamal district. A team of doctors were waiting at the hospital to examine the children, who underwent the rarest-of-rare surgeries at AIIMS in New Delhi. After the procedure, the children went through rigorous post-operative care for nearly two years. A 14-member doctors’ team has been formed at the SCB hospital to continue the rehabilitation of the children as per the advice of the doctors from AIIMS.A team of doctors from AIIMS accompanied the twins and hospital sources said that the doctors will stay with the children for some time to monitor their health. “A special ward is ready with all necessary facilities for the twins and a team of doctors and paramedics has been assigned to take care of them,” said hospital superintendent C.B.K. Mohanty. If required, ICU facilities will be made available to the children, he added.Prof. Mohanty said the rehabilitation of the twins, including their diet and physiotherapy, will be done in accordance with the suggestions of the AIIMS doctors. Last month, the State government had decided to bring back the twins to Cuttack.last_img read more

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NDA’s new ally and an old component spar over Maharashtra

first_imgRajya Sabha member Sanjay Raut of the Shiv Sena, the old constituent of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), and Dushyant Chautala, president of the Jannayak Janta Party (JPP), the NDA’s new ally, sparred over the political situation in Maharashtra that continues to be tense on government formation.Mr. Raut, taking a jibe at the BJP with whom the Shiv Sena is caught in intense negotiations, said, “We do not have any Dushyant here whose father is inside the jail. Here, it’s us who do politics of ‘dharma’ and ‘satya’ (righteousness and truth). Maharashtra has a very complicated politics.”In response, Mr. Chautala said, “It means he knows who Dushyant Chautala is. My father has been in jail for six years, he [Raut] never asked about his well-being. Ajay Chautala Ji will not come out without completing his term. Such statements don’t add to Sanjay Ji’s stature.”He also said, “His party [Shiv Sena] has been associated with BJP for long. Our party was formed 11 months ago. It is not our intention to fight with others, or use politics of intimidation and threats. We want to implement honest politics for the next 5 years.”Mr. Chautala added that his party and the BJP would amicably settle the question of Cabinet berths in Haryana.last_img read more

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Co rues dwindling number of Mapua players due to injuries

first_img“Unfortunately, they got injured in our practice. Wala na nga akong players, nai-injure pa (I no longer have any players, and even the ones I have still get injured),” the PBA legend rued as his rotation dwindled down to just eight men.Estrella has been the Cardinals’ leading scorer, averaging 16.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 4.5 assists, while Gabo, who was still able to play minimal minutes in the game, has been netting 10.8 markers, 3.2 boards, and 3.4 dimes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutStill in disbelief with the turn of events, Co shared that it was disastrous practice session on Thursday for his Mapua squad.“Gabo got (his ankle) sprained when he landed in our scrimmage. Andoy inadvertently pushed one of his teammates and (Almel) Orquina landed on his knee. He didn’t hear any pop, but after that, he had a hard time walking,” he said. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Ebondo, Scorpions move on from tough semis Game 1 loss LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.center_img Mapua takes a 12-day breather before facing JRU on August 22. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Co suspected that Estrella suffered an MCL injury, as he kept his team’s leading scorer off of Mapua’s game on Friday. Gabo, meanwhile, fought through the pain but could only muster two points in the four minutes he played in the game.Their absence were truly felt in the Cardinals’ 66-55 loss to the Red Lions, which sent them to their fifth straight defeat and further down the cellar at 1-6.Though Co got a huge boost in the emergence of Christian Bunag, who racked an eye-popping 20 points and 18 rebounds, the mentor knows that won’t be enough as he hopes to get more surprises from his line-up.“From the start of the season, all I wanted is to have a good showing, not necessarily winning. Winning is a bonus. But I always tell them that we will play good basketball,” he said.“We have to play good basketball, disciplined basketball, take the open shot and not the hurried shot. There are losses that are still good shows. It’s basketball, there will be winners and there will be losers. It’s just that we lack the manpower.” ADVERTISEMENT Andoy Estrella. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAs if Mapua’s roster couldn’t get any more depleted, coach Atoy Co had to face another wave of bad news as top guys Andoy Estrella and Leo Gabo fell to injuries prior to the Cardinals’ game against San Beda on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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