Monthly Archives: January 2022

Bartlett to target Jamaican diaspora for local tourism investment

Jamaican Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett Jamaican Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett said his ministry would start looking seriously at “diasporic tourism” as a way to accelerate tourism investment in the country. Addressing the online ‘Let’s Connect with Ambassador Marks’ public meeting on Thursday evening, the Minister of Tourism said: “Jamaica’s large …

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Puerto Rican African heritage resonates through the beat

Puerto Rican African heritage resonates through the rhythm and chords of Bomba, dance and music that attracted Kevin Díaz, who founded the Movimiento Cultural Afro-Continental in New Haven in 2015. The bomba, a Puerto Rican folk dance that dates back to the 16th century and the slave trade, served as …

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Springfield Hosts African American Heritage Flag Raising at City Hall

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Stax Museum offers virtual events for Black History Month

The Stax Museum of American Soul Music and its Tennessee Academy of Music are once again offering an online concert and virtual tour in honor of Black History Month in February ThroughThe Associated Press January 29, 2022, 7:39 PM • 2 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article …

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🌱Connecticut River Museum Gets Grant + Bald Eagles In CT

Hello people of Essex-Chester-Deep River! It’s me again, Karena Garrity, your presenter from the Essex-Chester-Deep River Daily. First, today’s weather forecast: Windy, cold, blowing snow. High: 24 Low: 6. Here are the top three stories from today in the Essex-Chester-Deep River: the Connecticut River Museum Received $50,700 Culture Fund Operating …

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Alabama tourism group backs CEO after fraud plea in Iowa

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — A taxpayer-funded tourism agency in Alabama is backing its chief executive after pleading guilty to criminal fraud in Iowa, where a music festival he oversaw lost millions. Visit Dothan, which promotes tourism in the southeastern Alabama town of 71,000, released a statement Thursday after Aaron McCreight …

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6 men on trial for spectacular theft of jewelry from Dresden museum

January 28, 2022Updated: January 28, 2022 7:47 a.m. 1of3Defendant Rabieh R., right, hides his face as he is led into a courtroom at the Higher Regional Court in Dresden, eastern Germany, on January 28, 2022, before the start of ‘a trial for a jewel heist on the Green Vault (Gruenes …

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Conny the Whale’s fate remains uncertain as Connecticut Children’s Museum prepares to move

WEST HARTFORD — The sale of the Kingswood Oxford school property that the Children’s Museum calls home has essentially put a timer on the museum’s 64-year stay at 950 Trout Brook Drive, while the fate of the iconic Conny the Whale remains uncertain. The school announced it has reached an …

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Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center Receives Two CT Humanities Grants

KTM&HC was one of 624 Connecticut organizations to receive CT Cultural Fund support totaling $16 million from CTH. The CTCFOSG is part of a $30.7 million support allocated to non-profit arts, humanities and cultural organizations through CTH over the next two years by the CT General Assembly and approved by …

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COVID stifles Danbury Museum’s plans for an in-person Hat City Ball

DANBURY — Although the Danbury Museum & Historical Society was planning an in-person Hat City Ball next month, this year’s fundraiser will once again be an at-home event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hat City Ball is an annual event that raises funds for the museum and historical society …

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What weed tourism looks like in 2022 and beyond

This article originally appeared on The Fresh Toast and appears here with permission. Whether it’s a new market or an old one that continues to push its limits with recreational marijuana, weed tourism isn’t expected to slow down anytime soon. As leisure travel continues to recover and countries lift their …

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The Bristol Press – United Way of West Central Connecticut wants to raise awareness of 211

BRISTOL – United Way of West Central Connecticut wants to raise awareness of the statewide 211 information line they help support, which can provide a variety of resources for those in need of help. Donna Osuch, president and CPO of United Way of West Central Connecticut, said Connecticut has had …

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Secretary Ruby: West Virginia Tourism Growth in ‘All Areas’ | State Newspaper News

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Palmer Museum of Art exhibition examines evolution of abstraction in the 1940s

George LK Morris (American, 1905-1975), Composition, 1940, oil on canvas, 30 3/16 x 23 1/8 inches. Philadelphia Museum of Art: A. E. Gallatin Collection, 1946, 1946-70-15 Lee Krasner (American, 1908-1984), Composition, 1949, oil on canvas, 38 1/16 x 27 13/16 inches. Philadelphia Museum of Art: Gift of the Aaron E. …

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UNESCO puts wooden sailboats from the Viking era on heritage list

ROSKILDE, Denmark (AP) — For thousands of years, wooden sailing ships enabled the peoples of northern Europe to spread trade, influence and sometimes war across seas and continents. In December, the UN’s cultural agency added the Nordic “clinker boats” to its list of traditions that represent the intangible cultural heritage …

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Military museum and library curator wants to preserve veterans’ stories

As curator of Chicago’s Military Museum and Pritzker Library, James Brundage of Crystal Lake often hears the regrets of visitors who had veterans in their family. They wished their late grandparents, parents or other loved ones who served in the military had shared more of their stories while they still …

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Mother sues Meta and Snap over daughter’s suicide – Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism

Washington, Jan. 22: A woman has filed a lawsuit against Instagram’s parent company Meta and Snap Inc, claiming an addiction to their social media platforms caused the suicide of her 11-year-old daughter.Selena Rodriguez, an 11-year-old resident of Enfield, Connecticut, last July.In the lawsuit, which was filed Friday in federal court …

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10 must-see museums that will banish winter gloom

MAYA LIN: MAPS Lin, the architect who designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, is renowned for bringing an uncanny degree of humanism to his often stark, minimal designs. At Smith College, where Lin’s Neilson Library recently opened, an exhibition of his map-based works is scheduled for late January. …

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Biden’s new domestic terrorism unit is bad for freedom-loving Americans

The Justice Department announced last week the creation of a Homeland Terrorism Unit to focus on an allegedly significant threat facing America. Also last week, President Joe Biden accused those who disagreed with a federal takeover of state elections of being racist, and he ordered Big Tech to censor more …

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South Dakota Breaks Tourism Spending Record | South Dakota

(The Center Square) – Visitors to South Dakota spent a record $4.4 billion in 2021, according to a press release from the South Dakota Department of Tourism. Spending was 30% higher than in 2020, the department said, citing a tourism economics study report. It amounts to $344 million in state …

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He owned the Olde Heritage Tavern in Lenox. Now he’s ready to buy Patrick’s Pub in Pittsfield | Business

McNinch Restaurant Group, which operates 101 Restaurant & Bar at the Holiday Inn & Suites in Pittsfield, has reached an agreement to buy Patrick’s Pub, one of the city’s oldest restaurants. EAGLE FILE PHOTO PITTSFIELD – The former owner of the Olde Heritage Tavern in Lenox is set to become …

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Nathalie Bondil moves to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Nathalie Bondil, the former director and chief curator of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) who sued the institution’s board of trustees for wrongful dismissal and defamation following her controversial 2020 dismissal by the president of counsel Michel de la Chennelière, reached a settlement with the entity. How much …

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Zdenka Badovinac will lead the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb

Curator and writer Zdenka Badovinac, who was forced in December 2020 by Slovenia’s new right-wing government to leave her post as director of the Moderna Galerija in Ljubljana, a post she had held since 1993, has been announced as the new director of the Museum of contemporary art in Zagreb. …

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Vegas Chamber’s Preview Las Vegas featured talks on tourism, water

Allegiant Stadium turned out to be the perfect location to host the Vegas Chamber’s Preview Las Vegas event. Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority President and CEO Steve Hill and R&R Partners Director Billy Vassiliadis told more than 1,000 Preview attendees on Tuesday that the $2 billion stadium exemplifies the …

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Bowlers from all over central Connecticut take part in a tournament

January 18, 2022 A total of 35 teams participated in the Greater Central Connecticut Bowling Association’s 14th Annual Mixed Bowling Tournament this year. The United States Bowling Congress (USBC) certified tournament has been held at Lessard Lanes in Plainville for the past two weekends, bringing together bowlers from across central …

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New York Restaurants, Shows, Hotels and More Now Offer Winter Tourism Deals

NEW YORK (WABC) – Tourism officials are offering New Yorkers and visitors deals on some of New York’s best shows, restaurants, entertainment and hotels. NYC and Company offers a number of deals, including prix fixe menus at more than 500 restaurants, 2-for-1 tickets to 17 Broadway shows, and more than …

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Hartford building could become a museum for the Black Civil War regiment | Connecticut and area

HARTFORD — A vacant building in Hartford could become a museum honoring a famous Black Civil War regiment. Army veteran Bridgitte Prince leads a project to raise $35 million to tell the story of the 29th Regiment Connecticut Infantry (Colored), the first Union soldiers to enter the defeated city of …

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Yakima Valley agricultural tourism poised for growth with help from DC

With 15 years of leadership under his belt, John Cooper, President and CEO of Yakima Tourism, has a pretty good idea to bring more tourists to Yakima in the future in addition to our sunshine, our beer and our wine. Cooper says the farm-to-table agritourism experience is important for the …

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Rhode Island Arts, Culture and Heritage Groups Share $3.5 Million in State Grants | Where is

PROVIDENCE – Dozens of arts, culture, heritage and historic sites across Rhode Island are receiving nearly $3.5 million in state government assistance for renovation, repair and program expansion projects , according to officials. The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is providing about $2.3 million and the Rhode Island …

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New Year brings tourism back to Sri Lanka despite omicron fears

COLOMBO: At a makeshift kiosk just off the Kadawatha Interchange in Sri Lanka’s Western Province, royal orange coconuts, bright green and yellow mangoes and small round wild oranges are stacked in neat heaps . A fruit vendor expertly slices a coconut with a knife and hands it to a customer, …

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Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Museum Reveals Formative Friendship With Overlooked Sculptor, Marisol

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – She was classy, ​​bright, hugely popular with the press and hugely successful on the New York City Pop Art scene in the early 1960s. Yet today, the standard art historical line about sculptor Marisol Escobar, known simply as Marisol, is that she has been largely forgotten in …

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Tobogganing The County: Tourism

SINCLAIR/CROSS LAKE, Maine (WAGM) – According to the Maine Snowmobiling Association, the economic impact of snowmobiling in the state of Maine is over $600 million annually. In this week’s Sledding the County, Brian Bouchard takes a look at snowmobile tourism. Given Aroostook County’s annual snowfall and temperatures, it’s no surprise …

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Police shoot, kill man with hammer at California museum

January 14, 2022Updated: January 14, 2022 8:46 p.m. FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Police shot and killed a 34-year-old man who broke into a museum in California’s San Joaquin Valley on Thursday and charged officers with a hammer, authorities said. Edgar Morfin Mendoza was pronounced dead at the scene after two …

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After partner dies, lone heritage ox helps Stamford Nature Center teach about the past

STAMFORD — Moose is an introvert, said Nina Sherwood, farm manager at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center, but Monty was the natural extrovert. He ate anything you put in front of him – pumpkins, fruit, etc. And he could also play soccer, she explained, as he did this summer …

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More US museum workers unionize as pandemic drags on; Institutions increase incentives

As the Covid-19 crisis looks set to enter its third year, American museum workers, many of whose jobs were precarious or linked to low wages even before the pandemic, continue to push for the unionization in order to obtain some job security. and ensure safe working conditions. Staff at the …

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Tourism Returns Fast on COVID-Overrun Cyprus, Revenues Soar

ΝΙCOSIA – Despite having the highest number of COVID-19 cases per capita in the world, Cyprus has still attracted tourists through the fall of 2021 with incomes in October matching levels of this period before the pandemic don’t knock. That month brought in 3,102 million euros ($355.61 million) compared to …

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Staffing shortages in hospitality and tourism industries could have lasting impact, expert says – WFTV

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A professor said he’s worried visitors who come to Central Florida for its hospitality and tourism industry will have a bad experience due to staffing shortages and won’t return. “Those who lost their jobs during the pandemic, about 60% don’t come back,” said Dr. Robertico Croes …

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Proposed Corporate Retreat, Bed-and-Breakfast, Could Draw Tourism to Washington County – WDVM25 & DCW50

Scott’s WDVM 25 Evening Forecast for Tuesday, January 25 News / 9 hours ago Video Lou’s WDVM 25 Evening Forecast for Tuesday, January 25 News / 15 hours ago Video Scott’s WDVM 25 Evening Forecast for Tuesday, January 25 News / 16 hours ago Video Times drop back into the …

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Miss Tourism Ghana, Goldstar Air spreads love at Countryside Orphanage

Goldstar Air, Ghana Wings, in collaboration with Miss Tourism Ghanaorganizers, brought a smile to the Countryside children’s home inBawjiase, located in Awutu Senya West Municipal Assembly, CentralRegion-Ghana, by donating assorted items and throwing a party for them. Ghanaian pageantry is renowned for promoting the country’s rich cultural heritage and tourist …

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Most people are not aware of the existence of the American Museum of Clock and Watchmaking.

There are many great museums in Nutmeg State. We have art museums, history museums, and science museums that can compete with anyone in the country. But if you find yourself looking for a unique museum in Connecticut that you can only discover here, look no further.! The American Clock and …

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The American Folk Art Museum donated a major work by touring 19th-century portrait painter Ammi Phillips

Of the hundreds, if not thousands, of portraits that itinerant American folk artist Ammi Phillips painted during his career from the early 19th century to the Civil War, his portraits of young people are the most beloved. Children’s faces are a fraction of those Phillips recorded, but when he did, …

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Reid leads Merrimack past Central Connecticut 66-57

Ziggy Reid tied his season high with 20 points as Merrimack beat Central Connecticut 66-57 ThroughThe Associated Press January 8, 2022, 8:28 p.m. • 1 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article NEW BRITAIN, Connecticut — Ziggy Reid matched his season high with 20 points as Merrimack outscored …

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Alabama to spend $ 1 million to train tourism students

MONTGOMERY, Alabama (AP) – With its tourism workforce depleted since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, Alabama will spend $ 1 million to prepare up to 2,000 students for work in its hospitality industry. The funding was announced Wednesday by Governor Kay Ivey at a tourism conference on the Gulf …

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Central Connecticut State vs Merrimack 1/8/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds » Sports Chat Place

Merrimack Warriors (7-8) vs. Central Connecticut State Blue Devils (4-11) January 8, 2022 1:00 p.m. EDTThe line: Central Connecticut State Blue Devils +5 / Merrimack Warriors -5; Over/Under: -125.5(Click here for the latest betting odds) The Merrimack Warriors and the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils meet in college basketball action …

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Mississippi Museum of Art to open A MOVEMENT IN ALL DIRECTIONS

On April 9, the Mississippi Museum of Art will open A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration, which explores the profound impact of the Great Migration on the social and cultural life of the United States from a historical perspective and staff. Co-organized with the Baltimore Museum …

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2 accused in North Central Connecticut ‘Ghost Gun’ case

NORTH CENTRAL CT — Two men accused of trafficking and then selling weapons in North Central Connecticut have been slapped on federal charges, authorities said. Leonard C Boyle, U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and David Sundberg, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s New Haven …

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Hawaii revenue expected to rise as tourism rebounds | Hawaii

(The Center Square) – Carnival’s Grand Princess will sail into Honolulu Harbor at 6 a.m. on Sunday, marking the first time a cruise ship has docked in Hawaii in 22 months, said Jai Cunningham, head of public information for the Hawaii Department of Transportation (DOT). Carnival Cruise Lines and Norwegian …

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Hawaii council predicts increase in tax revenue as tourism rebounds

HONOLULU (AP) – The Council on Revenues predicted on Thursday that Hawaii’s general fund tax revenues would increase by 15% in the current fiscal year through June as tourism recovers from the COVID crisis. 19. In the next fiscal year, which runs from July to June 2023, the board expects …

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Summer 2021 beat 2020 for tourism record in Wyoming | Wyoming

(The Center Square) – Tourism in Wyoming skyrocketed in the summer of 2021, surpassing numbers in 2020 and even pre-pandemic years. Data from the state’s Economic Analysis Division shows the state collected about 85% more tax revenue this year compared to 2020, with $3.2 million more in June and $5 …

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Hawaii Council predicts tax revenue jump as tourism rebounds | Hawaii News

By AUDREY McAVOY, Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — The Council on Revenues predicted Thursday that Hawaii’s general fund tax revenue will increase 15% in the current fiscal year through June as tourism recovers from the COVID-19 downturn. 19. Over the next fiscal year, which runs from July to June 2023, …

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Guilford’s Dudley Farm Museum to expand its Quinnipiac exhibit

Two men dedicated to preserving and honoring the culture of the Quinnipiac people – one an eccentric artifact collector based in Stony Creek and the other a teacher at Guilford School – let us learn more about these Native Americans and seeing these historical artifacts. As a result of their …

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The Bristol Press – The New Britain Museum of American Art awarded more than $ 170,000 to help recover lost revenue due to the pandemic

@Hooks_Ciara NEW BRITAIN – The New Britain Museum of American Art has received $ 170,800 from CT Humanities. The museum was one of 624 Connecticut organizations to receive this award. A total of $ 16 million received support from the CT Cultural Fund. “This unprecedented funding will really have an …

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COVID-19 infections in Mexico are increasing, especially in tourist centers

MEXICO CITY — COVID-19 infections are rising across Mexico, particularly in two states home to major tourist destinations in the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean that were busy during the holiday season. According to federal government data, Quintana Roo, where tourists flock to Cancun, Tulum and other places along the …

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New State Tourism Director Stevenson Brings Sunshine State Experience to CT

Connecticut has a new director of tourism with nearly three decades of experience in the industry who hopes to spur growth and more opportunities for attractions in the state. Noelle Stevenson quietly began her new role on November 15, succeeding Randy Fiveash, who retired in April. After meeting her team …

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Sioux Center Heritage Village moves across town

SIOUX CENTER, Iowa (AP) — A replica of the first church ever built at Sioux Center, a one-room country schoolhouse, machinery shed and old downtown businesses are among the buildings in the Heritage Village which are built from the current of the village. located near the Sioux County Fairgrounds and …

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Rutgers overwhelms modest Central State of Connecticut in dominant win ahead of Big Ten restart

Rutgers entered 2022 on the right foot. Playing in their second game in three days following an 11-day COVID-19 break, the Scarlet Knights did what they had to, crushing a depleted Central State Connecticut team in an easy 79-48 victory. The Blue Devils (4-11), who would face a huge talent …

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Rutgers rout Central Connecticut State for second straight win

Rutgers ended their non-conference roster tonight with a dominating 79-48 win over an understaffed Connecticut State Central team inside Jersey Mike’s Arena. The Scarlet Knights had far too much firepower as CCSU lacked key starters and reserves. The win moved Rutgers to 7-5 on the season and here’s how …

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