AMLO no viajará a EU por entrada en vigor de T-MEC como había anunciado

Jun 17, 2020

(CDMX). El presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador descartó viajar a Estados Unidos para reunirse con su homólogo Donald Trump para la entrada en vigor del nuevo Tratado México, Estados Unidos, Canadá (T-MEC), como lo había anunciado unos meses atrás.

“No va a ser posible. No lo descarto todavía, hay que esperar pero si ya veo que no va a ser posible”.

Desde el estado de Puebla, celebró que el Congreso busque realizar un periodo extraordinario para aprobar leyes secundarias relacionadas con el tratado, como lo manifestó Ricardo Monreal en la reunión con el Consejo Coordinador Empresarial.

“Celebro porque ya se aceptó que se reúna el Congreso, va a haber un periodo extraordinario según me informan, o van a convocar a un periodo extraordinario porque hay ciertas leyes que deben de revisarse y en su caso aprobarse en el Congreso para facilitar la entrada en vigor del Tratado”.

El primer mandatario expresó que no quiere que haya ningún obstáculo para que el 1 de julio arranque el acuerdo comercial.

“No son leyes que puedan detener la entrada en vigor del Tratado, pero sí están relacionadas y queremos que no haya ningún obstáculo, para que el día 1 de julio entre en vigor el Tratado de Libre Comercio que nos va a ayudar mucho”.

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Suspect Arrested, Charged in Incident at 6310 Dumfries Drive

Jun 17, 2020
Charges have been filed against a suspect who was wounded after pointing a weapon at a Houston police officer at 6310 Dumfries Drive about 11:45 p.m. on May 28.  

The suspect, Damian Gutierrez (H/m, 18), is charged with aggravated assault of a peace officer and felony evading arrest in the 185th State District Court.  A booking photo of Gutierrez is attached to this news release.

HPD Officer A. Jackson, who discharged his duty weapon, was sworn in as an officer in August 2015, and is assigned to the Gang Division.  Officer Jackson was not injured in the incident.  

HPD Special Investigations Unit Detectives I. Ulloa, R. Lujan, M. Resnick, J. Brown and G. Rodgers reported:  

Officer Jackson observed the driver of a black Toyota Camry commit a traffic violation in the 11000 block of Fondren Road and activated his emergency equipment to conduct a traffic stop.  The suspect, later identified as Gutierrez, ignored commands to pull over and evaded in his vehicle.  Officer Jackson pursued the vehicle to the 10100 block of Sandpiper Drive, where Gutierrez stopped his vehicle, exited and fled on foot.  

As Gutierrez fled to 6310 Dumfries Drive, he produced a handgun.  Officer Jackson gave repeated verbal commands to Gutierrez to drop the weapon, which he ignored.  Fearing for his life, Officer Jackson discharged his duty weapon and struck Gutierrez.  Paramedics transported Gutierrez to an area hospital with non-life threatening wounds.  He was released from the hospital and subsequently charged for his role in the incident.  

As is customary in HPD officer-involved shooting incidents in the city limits, this case is being investigated by the HPD Special Investigations Unit, the Internal Affairs Division and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office
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Mayor Turner signs letter to governor asking for local control on face masks during pandemic

Jun 17, 2020
Mayor Turner joins “Big City” Texas mayors in urging Gov. Abbott to allow local control on face masks to protect citizens from COVID-19 spread.
HOUSTON –  As doctors in Houston and across the state express concern about the number of rising COVID-19 cases, Mayor Sylvester Turner today joined other Texas mayors in a letter urging Gov. Greg Abbott to give them the authority to require face masks to protect their cities from coronavirus. 

The letter signed by nine mayors states, “We are writing to you for the authority to set rules and regulations on the use of face coverings in each of our cities. A one-size-fits-all approach is not the best option. We should trust local officials to make informed choices about health policy. And if mayors are given the opportunity to require face coverings, we believe our cities will be ready to help reduce the spread of this disease.”

A copy of the letter can be found here. 
The governor had not responded by Tuesday afternoon.

On Tuesday, the Houston Health Department reported 233 new cases of COVID-19 cases,  bringing Houston’s total to 10,318. The total number of deaths increased by two to 162.


Mayor Turner encourages all Houstonians to wear face coverings, practice
social distancing and good hygiene.
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Houston Fire Station Moves into New and Improved Home

Jun 17, 2020
Houston Fire Station Moves into New and Improved Home
Recently, Houston Firefighters moved from their 3-bay Fire Station 55, “The Double Nickel” as it is commonly referred to, located at 11212 Cullen to their new 16,800 square foot, 5-bay Station at 11402 Cullen Blvd 77047, serving the South Acres / Crestmont Park community.
 
“This is a welcomed addition due to the recent residential and commercial growth in the community,” says Assistant Fire Chief of Resource Management Ruy Lozano.
 
The original Fire Station 55 was built in 1963, at what was at the time, the southeastern most city limits at Cullen and Selinsky Rd.  Construction for the new Fire Station 55 began in June of 2018 with a total design and construction cost of $9,065,325.
 
The new building meets the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification that includes a geothermal HVAC system.  The Fire Station was designed by English + Associates Architects and constructed by the Teal Construction Company.
 
One of the most visual differences in the new Fire Station are the bright red vertical folding doors.  These folding doors provide the safety of always being in view of the driver, to reduce the possibility of accidental damage that happens when overhead doors are used. New Fire Station 55 also contains a “Community Room,” which provides a separate and private area for medical evaluation in the case of a “walk-in” patient.
 
The crews are currently working with the City’s General Services Department to complete punch lists and make minor modification for better accommodations to the members.
 
Fire Station 55 houses an Engine Co., Ladder Co., and two EMS transport units and like all HFD Fire Stations, is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  From the start of this year, the crews of Fire Station 55 have responded to more than 3,500 EMS related incidents and over 300 fire related incidents.
 
“The new station signals a new era for the men and women of station 55 and for the neighborhoods they serve,” says Fire Chief Samuel Peña. “ It is a much needed addition to help our firefighters continue to safely protect our community, and beyond improving the quality of life in between training and emergency response, it is a reflection of the dedication the men and women of the HFD have in protecting their community.  The fire department represents the best in government and the new station 55 reflects the same.”     
 
Media may schedule individual tours by contacting our office at hfdnewsroom@houstontx.gov.
 
A Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be scheduled when appropriate.
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Mayor Sylvester Turner Tests Negative for COVID-19 After Testing a Second Time

Jun 17, 2020
HOUSTON – For a second time, Mayor Sylvester Turner has tested negative for COVID-19. The mayor announced his test results today after he and some  members of his city hall team took the test for a second time over the weekend.

Mayor Turner decided to get tested again after participating in the George Floyd march on June 2, and attending Floyd’s memorial and funeral as an invited guest and speaker. Mayor Turner encourages all Houstonians who are taking part in rallies and other large gatherings to get tested. This also applies to Houstonians who are going to busy clubs, restaurants and returning to work.

“There are free COVID-19 testing sites throughout our city, and I encourage everyone to utilize this service. The results will help you take better control of your health during the pandemic,” said Mayor Turner. “Continue to wear a mask if you are around others in public and maintain six feet to social distance. We all must do our part to protect each other from the virus.”




For the latest information and to locate a COVID-19 testing site near you, please  visit HoustonEmergency.org/covid19.
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LA Galaxy regresó a los entrenamientos en equipo en el Dignity Health Sports Park

Jun 17, 2020

LA Galaxy regresó a los entrenamientos en equipo en el Dignity Health Sports Park

LA Galaxy ha regresado a los entrenamientos en equipo este lunes previo al arranque del Torneo Especial MLS is Back en Orlando por comenzar el 8 de julio

LOS ANGELES (Lunes, 15 de junio, 2020) – LA Galaxy regresó hoy lunes a los entrenamientos en equipo en el Dignity Health Sports Park después de que el plan fue revisado ​​y aprobado por la MLS, el personal médico del club, y la persona experta en enfermedades infecciosas local, cumpliendo con las políticas estatales y locales.

*Favor dar crédito al LA Galaxy.

Este mes, Major League Soccer levantó la moratoria de entrenamientos en equipo implementada el 12 de marzo, permitiendo a los clubes a entrenar en equipo por primera vez desde que se suspendió la liga el 12 de marzo por la pandemia de COVID-19.

MLS anunció la semana pasada el plan de la liga para reanudar la competencia en 2020 que contará con los 26 clubes de la MLS compitiendo en el Torneo Especial MLS is Back en el ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex en el Walt Disney World Resort en Florida, a partir del 8 de julio. El torneo especial, que se disputará sin aficionados en las graderías, proporcionará una forma convincente de regresar a la competencia, ya que los partidos de la fase de grupos contarán hacia la clasificación de la temporada regular de la MLS y el ganador del torneo especial se asegurará un puesto en la Liga de Campeones Concacaf Scotiabank 2021.

Los entrenamientos con el equipo completo serán obligatorios para todos los jugadores a medida que los equipos dan el siguiente paso hacia la reanudación de la competencia.

Para mantener un entorno seguro para todos los jugadores y el personal, los planes individuales de los clubes deben cumplir con las políticas locales sanitarias y gubernamentales y adherirse a los protocolos detallados de salud y seguridad que se crearon en consulta con médicos y expertos en enfermedades infecciosas, que incluyen:

Pruebas médicas:

  • Los jugadores deben completar un examen físico, y además todos los jugadores y el personal deben hacerse dos pruebas de reacción en cadena de la polimerasa (PCR, por sus siglas en inglés) con 24 horas de diferencia, 72 horas antes del inicio del entrenamiento, y someterse a una prueba de anticuerpos.
    • El personal médico autorizará a los jugadores entrenar solo después de que hayan completado con éxito su examen físico provisional y dos pruebas de PCR negativas y la prueba serológica.
  • Los jugadores, entrenadores y personal selecto deben completar las pruebas de PCR cada dos días y solo aquellos con resultados negativos podrán asistir al entrenamiento.
  • Las pruebas serológicas se realizarán una vez cada tres meses.
  • Los proveedores de pruebas a los clubes deben estar autorizados por la Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos de los Estados Unidos (FDA, por sus siglas en inglés) y Health Canada. El tiempo de respuesta para las pruebas no debe ser superior a 24 horas.
  • Si un jugador o un integrante del personal dan positivo, el individuo estará aislado. El individuo aislado será examinado nuevamente al menos 24 horas después para asegurar que el resultado no sea un falso positivo. Todos los contactos cercanos serán probados de inmediato. El rastreo de contactos se realizará bajo la dirección del grupo de trabajo de COVID-19 del club y las autoridades locales.
  • Un jugador o miembro del personal que da positivo por COVID-19 puede regresar al entrenamiento solo cuando sea autorizado por el director médico del club en consulta con el equipo médico de la liga.
  • A cualquier jugador o personal que se considere en una categoría de alto riesgo de enfermedad grave relacionada con COVID-19 no se le permitirá participar en el entrenamiento de equipo a menos que sea autorizado por el director médico del club.

Uso de instalaciones y equipos de entrenamiento:

  • Los clubes tendrán uso completo de sus instalaciones de entrenamiento.
  • Los puntos de entrada deben permanecer abiertos para evitar el contacto repetido con las manijas de las puertas o las barras de salida de la puerta.
  • La sala de entrenamiento, los gimnasios y las áreas de acondicionamiento físico se limitarán a no más de cinco personas en cualquier momento, manteniendo los estándares de distanciamiento físico.
  • Los clubes deben usar varios vestuarios y asignar jugadores al mismo vestuario para cada sesión de entrenamiento. Los casilleros individuales deben estar separados al menos a 10 pies de distancia.
  • La sala de entrenamiento, los gimnasios y las áreas de acondicionamiento físico, así como los vestuarios y las duchas deben limpiarse, desinfectarse después de cada sesión de acuerdo con los protocolos de la MLS.
  • Todo el equipo de entreno y la ropa deben limpiarse y desinfectarse después de cada uso y de acuerdo con los protocolos de la MLS y EPA.
  • Los clubes deben proporcionar botellas de hidratación individuales a los jugadores en todo momento. Las fuentes de agua o hidratación comunales están estrictamente prohibidas.
  • Solo se pueden proporcionar comidas preempacadas individuales y utensilios envueltos individualmente a los jugadores y al personal. Los jugadores y el personal deben mantener 10 pies de distancia física mientras comen.

Procesos de seguridad del jugador y personal:

  • Los planes individuales del club deben incluir un plan de acción de emergencia para todos los problemas relacionados con COVID-19.
  • El acceso a los espacios de entrenamiento está restringido solo al personal esencial, con personal específico incluido en el plan individual del club.
  • Cada jugador debe llenar el cuestionario de evaluación estándar antes llegar a la sede de entrenamiento, y controles de temperatura al llegar a las instalaciones.
  • Llegadas y salidas escalonadas de jugadores y personal, con espacios de estacionamiento designados para mantener la distancia máxima entre vehículos.
  • Uso de equipo de protección personal por parte del jugador desde el estacionamiento hasta su posición designada en el campo o gimnasio. Los jugadores deben mantener su tapabocas cuando estén en la sala de entrenamiento.
  • El personal utiliza el equipo de protección personal adecuado en todo momento, incluso durante los entrenos.
  • Se requiere tener estaciones de lavado de manos y desinfectantes para el uso requerido antes y después de las sesiones.
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PIVOTAL BOUT BETWEEN HEAVYWEIGHT CONTENDERS (#3) CURTIS BLAYDES AND (#7) ALEXANDER VOLKOV HEADLINES JUNE 20 EVENT AT UFC® APEX

Jun 17, 2020

PIVOTAL BOUT BETWEEN HEAVYWEIGHT CONTENDERS (#3) CURTIS BLAYDES AND (#7) ALEXANDER VOLKOV HEADLINES JUNE 20 EVENT AT UFC® APEX

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FEATURED BOUTS:

(#8) JOSH EMMETT vs. (#10) SHANE BURGOS

(#6) RAQUEL PENNINGTON vs. (#10) MARION RENEAU

Las Vegas – UFC® continues its run of shows at UFC APEX with a thrilling heavyweight clash featuring No. 3 ranked contender Curtis Blaydes and No. 7 Alexander Volkov. The co-main event will see a battle between surging featherweight contenders, as No. 8 ranked Josh Emmett faces No. 10 Shane Burgos.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN®: BLAYDES vs. VOLKOV will take place Saturday, June 20 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas. The main card begins at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+. The preliminary card will kick off at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT. The event will be closed to the public and will be produced with only essential personnel in attendance.

Currently riding a three-fight win streak, Blaydes (13-2 1NC, fighting out of Chicago, Ill.) made a huge statement in his last outing this past January by securing an emphatic TKO victory over former champion Junior Dos Santos. The 29-year-old standout also holds spectacular wins against Alistair Overeem, Mark Hunt and Aleksei Oleinik. Blaydes now looks to keep his momentum going and deliver another impressive finish to cement his status as a heavyweight title threat.

Victorious in seven of his last eight bouts, Volkov (31-7, fighting out of Moscow, Russia) looks to continue his winning ways following a dominant victory over Greg Hardy in November. Since joining the UFC roster in 2016, the talented striker has also earned impressive wins over Fabricio Werdum, Stefan Struve and Roy Nelson. Volkov now aims to crack the heavyweight top five by taking out one of the division’s most dangerous contenders.

A member of Team Alpha Male, Emmett (15-2, fighting out of Sacramento, Calif.) aims to capture his third consecutive win in the UFC’s talent-stacked featherweight division. Since dropping down to 145 pounds in 2017, Emmett has delivered sensational KO wins over Mirsad Bektic, Michael Johnson and Ricardo Lamas. Emmett now hopes to take out another surging featherweight to continue his hot streak.

Currently riding a three-fight win streak, Burgos (13-1, fighting out of Monroe, N.Y.) has established himself as a featherweight contender to watch. During his most recent run, Burgos has delivered impressive victories against Makwan Amirkhani, Cub Swanson and Kurt Holobaugh. Burgos now looks to stop another highly touted contender to further establish himself as a dangerous title threat.

Additional bouts on the card include:

  • No. 6 ranked women’s bantamweight contender Raquel Pennington (10-9, fighting out of Colorado Springs, Colo.) hopes to rebound when she takes on No. 10 Marion Reneau (9-5-1, fighting out of Visalia, Calif.)
  • In a clash of entertaining welterweights, Belal Muhammad (16-3, fighting out of Chicago, Ill.) squares off with Lyman Good (21-5 1NC, fighting out of New York, N.Y.)
  • Jim Miller (31-14 1NC, fighting out of Sparta, N.J.) makes his 34th UFC appearance against rising prospect Roosevelt Roberts (11-1, fighting out of San Bernardino, Calif.) in a 160-pound catchweight bout
  • Crafty veterans collide when Clay Guida (35-16, fighting out of Johnsburg, Ill.) faces Bobby Green (24-10-1, fighting out of Fontana, Calif.)
  • No. 12 ranked women’s strawweight contender Tecia Torres (10-5, fighting out of Colorado Springs, Colo.) aims to get back in the win column against rising Brianna Van Buren (9-2, fighting out of Gilroy, Calif.)
  • Marc-Andre Barriault (11-4, fighting out of Quebec City, Que., Canada) hopes to secure his first UFC victory when he takes on Oskar Piechota (11-3-1, fighting out of Gdynia, Poland)
  • No. 15 ranked women’s flyweight contender Cortney Casey (9-7, fighting out of Maui, Hawaii) takes on exciting finisher Gillian Robertson (7-4, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla., by way of Niagara Falls, Ont., Canada)
  • In an exciting featherweight bout guaranteed to deliver fireworks, Matt Frevola (8-1-1, fighting out of Long Island, N.Y.) takes on Frank Camacho (22-8, fighting out of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands)
  • In a clash of women’s flyweight contenders, No. 5 ranked Roxanne Modafferi (24-17, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev.) meets No. 6 Lauren Murphy (12-4, fighting out of Houston, Tex.)
  • In a battle of lightweight prospects, Austin Hubbard (11-4, fighting out of Denver, Colo.) faces undefeated UFC newcomer Max Rohskopf (5-0, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev.)

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City, County Announce Task Force to Tackle Looming Threat of Evictions, Improve Housing Stability

Jun 17, 2020
City, County Announce Task Force to Tackle Looming Threat of Evictions, Improve Housing StabilityRecovery Czars Marvin Odum and Rep. Armando Walle Launch Effort to Reduce Evictions, Align Resources for Tenants and Landlords, and Help Households Maintain Stable, Safe and Affordable Housing 
HOUSTON – City of Houston and Harris County recovery leaders on Thursday announced the formation of a task force to prevent evictions while bridging gaps in housing stability that have been exposed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Housing Stability Task Force, which will include stakeholders with deep experience in the community who touch all points of the housing stability cycle, will align resources to address evictions while developing strategies and recommendations to strengthen the region’s housing delivery system. Although the city and county each have independent czars leading their respective COVID-19 recovery efforts, city and county leadership decided to unify their efforts to deal with the unprecedented housing crisis through the creation of a joint task force.


“The magnitude of the economic hardship resulting from the pandemic is still unfolding and disproportionately impacts the lower income households in our community,” said Marvin Odum, City of Houston COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Czar. “As an example, the City of Houston’s rental assistance program was fully subscribed after only 90 minutes of being made available. It is important that we pull together the relevant stakeholders to help identify near-term solutions while laying a foundation to address the longer-term, systemic need to build a resilient housing ecosystem. At the same time, we must also keep expectations realistic, as there are simply not enough financial resources nor a sufficient supply of affordable housing stock available to avoid an immense amount of pain and difficulty for individuals, families, neighborhoods, and the broader community.”




“Evictions were a serious issue before the COVID-19 pandemic, and they will continue to be of great concern throughout the course of the economic downtown,” said State Rep. Armando Walle, Harris County Recovery Czar. “We unfortunately anticipate a substantial increase in the volume in the weeks and months ahead, and we are determined to make our best attempt at proactive planning to reduce as many as we can. The Houston region had systemic barriers to affordable housing before COVID, and the current crisis has exposed in plain sight the underlying system shortcomings.With key players at the table, working together toward the same end goals, we will structure our efforts to be responsive to the immediate crisis, even as we maintain a firm resolve not to lose sight of the importance of future work required to make housing stability a reality for more people.”

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the city and county were already experiencing a shortage of affordable rental housing and high eviction rates, particularly among low-income communities. The pandemic, compounded by a downturn in the energy industry, has intensified the rental housing crisis beyond just very low-income residents. It has also significantly impacted property owners, who face increased economic pressures due to the vast numbers of renters who have suffered loss of employment and income.

The task force will address three pressing needs:Prevent evictions 
Mitigate impacts on tenants and landlords 
Stabilize households for the benefit of public health
On June 3, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo called on the county’s Justices of the Peace to delay eviction proceedings until August 24, in line with the federal CARES Act timeline. A state eviction moratorium was lifted on May 19, and the protections offered by the CARES Act apply only to properties with federally backed mortgages.
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Se presentará denuncia por fraude de 48 mil mdp de factureros: AMLO

Jun 17, 2020

(CDMX). En conferencia presidencial desde Tlaxcala, el presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador, anunció que presentará una denuncia por un fraude de 48 mil millones de pesos que cometieron empresas factureras y añadió que hubo funcionarios federales responsables.

“La semana próxima voy a dar a conocer un fraude de 48 mil millones de pesos que cometieron factureros en el sexenio pasado, un paquete nada más”.

“-¿En ese fraude están coludidos autoridades de Hacienda?

– Claro que sí, del Gobierno pasado y del otro”.

El mandatario señaló que este acto forma parte de las prácticas ilegales que se cometían y que se calcula podría llegar a sumar más de 300 mil millones de pesos. Asimismo, mencionó que están involucrados funcionarios de los sexenios anteriores.

“Vamos a presentar denuncias penales para estos personajes encargados de promover este sistema de facturación falsa, que se extendió se calcula, que se fugaban alrededor de 300 mil millones de pesos”.

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“Sólo atiendes a la mamá del Chapo”: manifestantes a AMLO

Jun 17, 2020

(CDMX). Tras concluír su gira por el estado de Veracruz, el presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador fue sorprendido por un grupo de manifestantes al exterior del Batallón de Infantería de la Sexta Región Militar Emiliano Zapata.

Las personas eran familiares de desaparecidos que acusaban un recorte a la Comisión Ejecutiva de Atención a Víctimas, también personal de Salud, así como organizaciones campesinas, que con pancartas en sus manos, le gritaban que bajara de su camioneta para atenderlos, pero no obtuvieron respuesta.

Al no recibir la atención del primer mandatario, en su enojo, los protestantes le reclamaron que “solo atiende a la mamá del Chapo”.

Entre empujones y sin respetar la sana distancia, policías y trabajadores de la ayudantía presidencial trataron de intervenir para dejar avanzar al convoy y todo esto quedó plasmado en videos que se difundieron en redes sociales desatando críticas.

Por su parte, el presidente Andrés Manuel fue cuestionado en su conferencia sobre estos actos, a lo que él respondió que no se bajó de su camioneta para no exponerlos al covid-19.

“En efecto hubo este incidente porque no puedo por la sana distancia, exponerme ni exponerlos a ellos”, mencionó.

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