Bendigo water polo teams eye state titles

Bendigo’s men’s and women’s water polo teams hope to rule the pool when the Victorian Country Championships comes to the Bendigo Aquatic Centre this weekend.
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Bendigo hasn’t won a title since the mid-1990s and will have to overcome the might of the Ovens and Murray, Bairnsdale, Geelong, Albury and Wodonga teams to break its drought.

Eight men’s team will shoot for the title, with Bendigo boasting several quality additions to its squad which didn’t make the semi-finals last year.

“Paul McKenzie brings some experience, speed and skill to the team as a forward with a strong accurate shot,” Bendigo Water Polo Association president Bruce Pridham said.

“Jason Greene brings extensive water polo experience to the team and will fit-in in a support role.”

Pridham will come off the bench for Bendigo, which has a splash of youth and experience in the 13-player team.

“Ian Symons fronts up again for his 25th year of country championships, or around that,” Pridham said.

“He’s in good nick for an old bloke, he’s a utility. Ian’s 53 or 52 and he’s as fit as ever.

“There’s a real focus on youth this year in the Bendigo team with Tim Carew, Nick Swan, David Symons and Dan Carew sure to make their presence felt in the pool.

“It’s expected the Ovens and Murray will dominate the weekend. The Wodonga Pool Pirates are looking to reclaim the title after dropping to Northside in 2012.”

Four women’s teams will compete for the title, with Bendigo’s women in training since December.

“The Bendigo women’s team is looking strong, again with a focus on youth,” Pridham said.

“Lily Pridham is hoping for a good tournament after state representation in the under-14s last month.

“We’ve also got the Reade sisters returning to Bendigo after Camille had a stint in Sydney first grade and represented the Australian Defence Forces in the Australian Championships.

“Her sister Jacinta is also back. There’s a number of Bendigo juniors playing their first year in the senior competition – Laura McCulloch, Keely Scarce, Hannah Dobell and Olivia Arandt.

Bendigo are hoping for a top-two place, but the (Albury) Sharks are current water polo championships and will be hard to beat.”

Teams will play four games, with the top-two teams after the rounds playing-off in the final.

“The Aquatic Centre is still open to the public, we welcome people to come down and view the sport at this high level,” Pridham said.

“There’s a number of Victorian and Australian players in action across the weekend.”

Bendigo was made host of Saturday and Sunday’s championships in December after the Wodonga pool wasn’t ready in time.

Bendigo last hosted the championships in 2011 and more than 200 players are expected to be in action this weekend. Matches begin at 8.30am on Saturday, with the last game to finish about 3.30pm on Sunday.

Amelia Marshall and Mairaed Dullard.

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Rising fire danger

Now that the fire danger has reduced a little, it is time to look to the future.
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And what a bleak future it is.

The Greens and their NGO allies have attempted to tie up 570,000 hectares of native forest with no thought as to how any fires in this area could be fought.

Now that Gunns has gone, we have fewer trained people to fight fires and keep fire trails open.

Forestry workers are disappearing at a rate of knots so they cannot help and Parks and Wildlife personnel are being reduced due to mismanagement of the state’s budget.

Will there be any fire trails if the proposed legislation is passed? One suspects not.



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Baseball initial victory

For the first time this season, the Rangers B grade walked off the field winners, after beating Flinders University 14-6.
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Seven runs in the first two innings laid the foundation of the victory, as Ryan Flavell collected a two-run single in a four run first inning, and Toby Ryan batted three runs in with his hit to left field in the second frame.

Wayne Jenkins pitched well, while Josh Mayfield and Thomas Norley collected three hits each.

After battling a tight game with GGCD Dodgers up to the bottom of the fifth inning, Gawler’s division seven side scored seven big runs to turn the game, Craig Powell and John Leeflang belting big two-run doubles.

Up to that stage, the Rangers trailed 6-7, but went on to win 15-10. Dean Richards pitched well over the first six innings, while Liam Holland came on to the mound in the final frame to finish the job.

Steve Cope had another four hit game, while Richards, Powell and Leeflang collected three hits each.

In the final home game of the season, Gawler Rangers lost 2-12 to Glenelg in division three baseball, although the game was close for the first five innings.

With Dylan Winning pitching well early, the Rangers looked like matching it with Glenelg but just could not buy a hit, and trailed 0-1 after two frames.

Glenelg scored three times in the third frame, but Gawler fought back with single tallies in the bottom of the third and fourth innings to close the gap to 2-4.

The first run came after Adam Soar walked and ran the bases well, while the second was produced after safe hits to Mark Amphlett and Andrew Adamson.

But Glenelg changed pitchers to stem the tide and started scoring more freely to pull away.

Gawler’s under 15 division one side travelled to Noarlunga and came away with one premiership point after finishing in a 6-6 tie with Southern Districts.

The Rangers under 15 division two side came home with a wet sail, scoring seven final inning runs but to no avail, with an 8-15 loss to Southern Districts. Geoff Barraclough batted 1000 with two hits and a walk.

In Little League, while the Majors lost 2-18 to Port Adelaide, the Minors fought well to defeat Henley & Grange 15-11, the highlights home runs from Carter Powell and Trent O’Brien, two doubles from Wyatt Ryan and three hits to Seb Heintze-Unger.

STRETCH: John Leeflang stretches high at first base for Gawler Rangers’ division seven to complete an out against GGCD.

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Publicans ready to hand of the reigns

New owners have taken over the Daylesford Hotel.
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For the past 10 years Darryl and Margaret Evans have run the hotel, however on Friday they handed the reins over.

The hotel, which was originally built in the early gold rush days of the 1850s, is one of Daylesford’s most iconic buildings.

The current building was built 100 years ago and had retained many of its 1900s features.

Mr Evans said after 10 years he and is family were ready to move on from the hotel but would miss the many locals who would regularly go to the hotel for a drink.

“Me and Margaret and have built a magnificent hotel,” he said.

“We have had a great bar trade and have become good friends with many people.”

Mr Evans said he and his wife formed the Daylesford Hotel Social Club and would most miss the frienships formed.

“We have about 35 members in the social club and each year we would go on trips,” he said.

“One thing I will miss is the camaraderie with the locals.”

The hotel, which is located in the heart of Daylesford, still serves as one of the town’s most favoured watering holes.

Mr Evans said throughout the past decade there had been ups and downs.

“In the past 10 years we have had a lot of opposition come into town,” he said.

“A lot of restaurants and cafes in the area got liquor licences but like all businesses you have to work through it.”

Mr Evans said he and his family would have an extended break before deciding what to do next.

“My youngest started high school this year, my son is at high school and my eldest is at university so we will have an extended break before we maybe start another business,” he said.

MEMORIES: Darryl and Margaret Evans during their first year in the hotel.

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Asylum seeker rights

Christine Milne and Angus Houston are now bleating that it is inhumane to expect boat people to live in tents.
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Just what rights do they have?

They came here uninvited, delivered here by our taxi service (the navy), demanding airconditioning. homes and getting huge welfare benefits.

As a war veteran we were expected to live like that fighting for our country.

Our boys are out there fighting for peace in their country, which they deserted, and are being sent home in boxes.

Our pensioners can’t afford the luxuries they are demanding.

The Greens are a national disgrace and we are not allowed to even utter the word “Christmas” in case it offends.



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Powercor’s actions were not good enough

Drew Douglas from Powercor’s Corporate Affairs office wrote in last week’s Advocate “expressing thanks to Musk residents for their patience” and “apologies for any inconvenience” during the scheduled, routine, five-hour power outage impacting more than 400 rural customers on January 17, a day of total fire ban, in one of Victoria’s designated high fire risk zones.
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It is a positive step that Powercor has openly acknowledged the difficulties it created on the day but its failure to put forward a workable solution, ensuring this sort of issue will not happen in the future, is simply not good enough.

Powercor’s policies need to be changed or legislation governing Powercor and other electricity providers must be addressed.

This problem is not unique to our local community. No one is questioning the importance of power lines maintenance however reducing risks and managing public safety should be placed higher on Powercor’s priorities.

Putting public safety first must be non-negotiable.

Imagine the response if a power company scheduled an extended, routine power outage impacting 400 customers in inner-Melbourne on a day of total fire ban?

It’s hard to imagine because it wouldn’t happen. For the majority of rural property owners having access to mains power is essential for managing bushfire on days of high fire risk; both in gaining access to bushfire information and accessing their property’s water supply.

Powercor networks general manager Garry Audley has been quoted, “There is no plan to cut off power during periods of high bushfire risk.”

This was reaffirmed by every level of management in Powercor in the days leading up to the routine five-hour power outage of January 17; if it was a day of total fire ban, the outage would be rescheduled.

Powercor proceeded with the work anyway, clearly putting schedules and budgets ahead of public safety. A company policy that will allow this response isn’t good enough.

Member for Ballarat East Geoff Howard has written to Victorian Energy Minister Michael O’Brien urging his office “to act in support of the residents of high fire risk communities and to utilise your powers as Minister for Energy to require a review of the policy of planning and carrying out maintenance work with the associated power outages on days of high fire risk.

“With a view to prioritising high fire risk areas for inspection and maintenance well ahead of, not during, future fire seasons”.

We can be thankful that the routine power outage occurred without incident on January 17.

Had that not been the case the letters to the minister would most certainly be different today.

Mr Howard plans to raise this matter in parliament.

Routine network maintenance and power outages should not be carried out at times of high fire risk.

This compounds the threat to property and people.

If critical, non-routine works must be scheduled by Powercor and other electricity providers during days of high fire risk then those companies must manage the added risks to affected property owners. It is not acceptable for electricity providers to simply ignore the added risks they impose on public safety.

As we’re still in the middle of a severe fire season this matter requires immediate action by Powercor and state government.

Concerned MUSK residents,

Jim Culbertson and Geoff True; Mike and Yvonne Fix; Heather Mutimer and Ken Warren; David and Sally Stagg; Annie Loveband;

Benny Pettersson and Ian Young; Liz Burns; Frank and Janice Van Der Hoven; Ashley and Deanne Cooper (Daylesford); Michael Opie and Louise Surette; Bruce Rolfe and Douglas Scott; Gregory Heath; Kevin and Ann Holden; Kim Healy

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Smeaton’s history on the line

A COMMUNITY meeting will be held in Smeaton next week in a bid to form a committee organise the town’s 175th anniversary.
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Volunteer Helen Mizzeni said a group of residents came together last year and discussed the history of the town.

She said Smeaton had many historical landmarks in the town and it was important to celebrate the special milestone.

“Towns are not like they used to be,” Ms Mizzeni said. “Not everybody knows each other and sometimes new residents don’t really feel like part of the town so I think it is important to celebrate a town’s history.”

She said if no one was willing to tell the story of Smeaton it would get lost.

“What we hope to do is to open up the town and let people see Smeaton,” she said.

“People will have a lot of stories to tell so I am excited to hear some of the things people have to say.”

Ms Mizzeni encouraged residents in the town and surrounding districts to attend the meeting on Monday at the Smeaton Primary School at 8pm.

Smeaton’s 175th birthday steering committee: Jenny Toose,Marg Gunn, Evelyn Wilson, Helen Mizzeni, Ron Cosgrove, Bill May, Bob Wilson and Winston Pickering.

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Barossa and Light Cricket scores

Gawler Central’s bizarre season in A1 cricket continued at the weekend.
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After a run of losses the Tigers ran head on into an in-form Sandy Creek outfit which tore through the Tigers for just 115.

Michael Davis, recently replaced captain Aaron King and Jamie McCafferty offered the only real resistance with scores of 40, 43 and 38 respectivel.

Sandy Creek easily accounted for the meagre total by hitting 9/185 largely thanks to Kurt Roberts 49 runs.

Amazingly, the 70-run deficit keeps Central in the running for a rare reverse outright result that could see them come away with a good haul of points.

At Freeling the home side heaped more pain on a Kapunda side hovering just above the relegation zone by scoring 8/221 after Ben Parish scored 115 to put the pressure squarely on Kapunda’s batters next week.

A 71-run knock by Beau Byster, who was well supported by Ben Burgess (46), helped Angaston reach 220 in their clash with Gilbert Valley after Tom Smith rattled through the middle and lower order on his way to 4/41.

After a horror start to the season Nuriootpa has found a way to put together a strong run in the back straight. They continued this by making 7/315 against Light Pass.

Daniel Doecke led the charge by hitting a second century in a row (106 following 121 last time out) while Travis Jungfer hit out on his way to 79.

Lion’s wicketkeeper Riley Barker dominated the opening day of the A1 reserves clash with Tanunda by making 139 before being dismissed by the deceptive Luke Samain.

Greenock looked in danger of being blown away by Eudunda/Robertstown after falling for just 113 but a vicious spell from Chris Hoffman that has him currently on the figures of 5/16 from 10 overs has E/R on the ropes at 6/36 after just 19 overs.

Light Pass A3 bowler Bradley Boehm collected 5/29 from 11 overs as the Lights dismissed Sandy Creek for just 77 at Stockwell before James Braunack (59) and Steven Gallasch (67) helped the home side cruise to 2/166.

A special performance was delivered by Angaston A4 gun Nick Pech. After celebrating his 24th birthday (very well I might add) on Friday night Nick fronted at Nuri and turned in a match winning performance by claiming the first Nuri wicket when the Tigers were cruising on 82 triggering a collapse that saw their innings close at 9/143. Nick then came out and blasted his way to 71, delivering the Blues (5/144) victory.

A grade

Gawler Central 115 (A J King 43, J McCafferty 38; S Hands 4/37, R Pringle 4/41, L Hill 2/8) v Sandy Creek 9/185 (K Roberts 49, M G Burden 42; C N Solly 5/82, A J King 2/27, P J Thomas 2/30).

Freeling 8/221(B M Parish 115, R Hannun 29; R Johnson 3/45) v Kapunda.

Angaston 220 (B A Byster 71, B S Burgess 46; T Smith 4/41, C A Mullins 2/40, J M Vandeleur 2/55) v Gilbert Valley.

Light Pass v Nuriootpa7/315 (D S Doecke 106, T Jungfer 79, A Prior 37*; B Hunter 3/76, G Miller 2/54).

A1 Reserves

Tanunda v South Gawler 5/321 (R T Barker 139, S L Hogan 69, S M Lay 45, D J Golder 25*; B Grocke 2/44).

Eudunda-Robertstown 6/36 (C Hoffmann 5/16) v Greenock 113 (G Stevens 30; J Coleman 3/22, D Urry 3/24, C Reese 2/18).

Lyndoch 5/53 (J J Krzoska 3/25, T Eggleton 2/16) v Truro 89 (K Hoffmann 31; G Clarridge 3/3, R Muirhead 3/23, S Scally 2/17, N Goulding 2/24).


South Gawler 275 (A Mackay 87, B Rolton 58, D B Washington 58; T Herrmann 4/49) v Angaston.

Nuriootpa 4/98 (M Milne 31; T Swan 2/17) v Tanunda 86 (K Farley 38; M C Zerner 6/36, J Schmidt 3/35).

Sandy Creek 2/28 (C Lovett 2/11) v Gawler Central 200 (C A Dawe 81, C Lovett 32, M S Perry 31; L Kent 3/52, J A Smedley 2/20, D R Ireland 2/45).Kapunda 3/34 (A Buckley 2/7) v Mallala 103 (D Goddard 4/24, G Hinderwell 2/12, J Zanandrea 2/25).


Light Pass 2/166 (S Gallasch 67, J Braunack 59*, S Davies 31*) v Sandy Creek 77 (K R Cordes 49*; B Boehm 5/29, J Braunack 2/18).Lyndoch 0/21 v Freeling 163 (M C Skeen 39, T H Camichael 39, D B Shaw 30; J M Steinborner 5/37, S Vanmeerendonk 4/11).

Gilbert Valley had a bye.

Greenock v Gawler Central 6/209 (P Cameron 62, S McMillan 49, N Heinze 38, B Gniel 31; B Verne 3/35, D Cameron 2/56).


Kapunda 1/84 (C Ryan 62*) def Light Pass 76 (B Elbourn 26; C Ryan 3/18, J Hodgson 2/9, R Brown 2/16).

Tanunda 93 (C Smith 34; G Shaw 4/28, J Ashenden 3/24) def by Freeling 3/96 (A Meredith 47*, R Gorski 28).

Greenock 9/159 (G Nitschke 39, M Harris 30*; C Longo 3/25, S Matz 2/7, C Malsom 2/31, K Dahlitz 2/33) def byLyndoch 8/167 (K Dahlitz 61*, N Rattley 33; D Rosenzweig 3/19, K Hampel 2/31).

Nuriootpa 9/143 (J Heinze 37, S Boyle 26, Z Fuss 25; D Carnelly 3/34) def by Angaston 5/144 (N Pech 71, C M Schultz 26; S Boyle 2/31).


Mallala 111 (D L Standley 27*; T Jensen 6/21) def byEudunda-Robertstown 3/203 (K Nietschke 83, D Handke 59, T Jensen 28).

Gawler Central had a bye.

Truro 7/248 (B Smith 68, R Giles 63, D Hahn 28, R Westover 28, K R Munchenberg 28; S Carpenter 2/12, C Heneker 2/49) def South Gawler 5/188 (J Nas 90, S O’Donoghue 59; B Smith 2/22).

Gilbert Valley 2/47 (S Hansen 2/15) def Greenock 41 (J Owens 4/1, N Busch 2/6, B Peters 2/7, M Busch 2/19).

Under 16

Nuriootpa 9/105 (R C Bielby 3/38, N Schlein 2/4) v Sandy Creek.

South Gawler 7/158 (T Panagiotou 74, J Martin 46; J Antonie 2/23) v Angaston.

Gawler Central 118 (B Swan 71) v Kapunda.

Under 14

Angaston v Gilbert Valley Maroon 87 (D Sibley 2/3, L Peel 2/4).Kapunda/Freeling 9/121 (B Roennfeldt 3/12) v Greenock.

Tanunda 6/199 v Gawler Central.

Sandy Creek 8/125 (J Billing 40*, R Robinson 32) v Nuriootpa.

Gilbert Valley Blue v Eudunda-Robertstown.

Lyndoch v South Gawler 77 (J R Johnson 31; H J Skiparis 3/5, M W Dalliston 2/6).

Under 12

Eudunda-Robertstown 31 def byAngaston 3/64.

Freeling 1/53 def Light Pass 4/51 (C Schuster 2/3).

Gawler Central 7/107 def Gilbert Valley Blue 6/83 (E Herzick 2/4).

Mallala v Nuriootpa.

Sandy Creek v Gilbert Valley Maroon.

South Gawler 7/68 def by Greenock 4/85.

Tanunda White v Tanunda Black.

Lyndoch had a bye.

Under 10

Truro v Lyndoch.

Kapunda v Sandy Creek.

Greenock v Light Pass.

Angaston v Gawler Central.

DANCE: Nuriootpa’s Brett Lydeamore doing a ‘quickstep’ while batting against Light Pass at Stockwell on Saturday.

OUT: Gawler Central batsman Pete Thomas chips the ball to square leg where Sandy Creek’s Kirk Roberts waits to take the catch off the bowling of Lee Wells.

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Kelly sworn in asMinister

Member forEden-Monaro Dr Mike Kelly was sworn in on Monday as the Minister for DefenceMateriel, after Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced his promotion into theMinistry on Saturday.
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As Minister forDefence Materiel, Dr Kelly’s responsibilities include the acquisition ofmilitary materials and equipment, science and technology matters relating totheir development, skills and industry policy, and helping to develop thenational Defence Capability Plan.

As a former ArmyColonel with a 20-year military career Dr Kelly said

“I am intenselyaware of how important this job is, having seen first-hand during my militarycareer what can happen if you don’t get it right.”

“My two greatpassions are the military and Eden-Monaro. I feel extremely lucky to be able toserve the people of Eden-Monaro and our brothers and sisters in the armedforces.

Peter Hendy theLiberal candidate for Eden Monaro in the Federal Election on 14 September, saidthe Coalition is ready for an election and has published its plans to build astrong, prosperous economy and a safe, secure Australia which will directlyhelp families in Eden Monaro with cost of living pressures, small businessescreate jobs and keep our borders secure.

“The voters ofEden Monaro will have a clear choice about who they trust to govern ourcountry” Dr Hendy said. “We will scrap Labor’s carbon tax, abolish the miningtax and restore confidence to this important sector; help our businesses growby abolishing $1 billion a year in red tape and green tape and build moremodern infrastructure and get cranes above our cities again.”

Greens inEden-Monaro have welcomed the announcement of the date of the 2013 election.“Julia Gillard’s announcement well ahead of September 14 gives everyone theopportunity to plan properly and is a closer fit to the ideal of fixed termelections,” says Catherine Moore, Greens candidate for Eden-Monaro.

“Good on JuliaGillard for subverting the dominant paradigm and giving all Australians plentyof notice about when they will be going to the polls. The next step is to moveto fixed terms permanently.”

“Climate changeremains the biggest issue of our time, and it is already starting to affecteveryone, so voters need to feel extremely concerned about any party orcandidate who does not take climate change seriously” said Catherine.

Dr Kelly took the oath at Government House with Governor General Quentin Bryce.

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Road worker critical after Mowbray crash

The Vermont Road crash scene. Photo: Paul ScamblerA Launceston man is in a critical condition in hospital after he was hit by a ute on Vermont Road this afternoon.
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The man was working as a traffic controller on a resealing operation on the road when he was struck just before 1.30pm.

He has been taken to the Launceston General Hospital in a critical condition.

The male driver of the ute has been taken to hospital for observation.

Accident investigators are at the scene and traffic in the area is expected to be disrupted for some time.


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Clunes horses put on a clinic

THE Clunes Natural Horsemanship Club held a two-day clinic at the weekend, featuring world-renowned trainer Carlos Tabernaberri.
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Club secretary Leslie Scott said it was a successful weekend with 14 riders from around the region taking part in the clinic.

“Carlos is famous in the horsing world for his natural methods when it came to horses,” she said.

“We would like to promote natural horsemanship and use some of his methods, which is why he was a part of the clinic.”

Scott said only 14 riders could take part in the day however many riding enthusiasts also came to observe the clinic.

“The feedback we received was all positive,” she said.

Scott said the natural horsemanship club was a new club in the region.

She said the group was formed after she found there wasn’t a natural horsemanship club in the shire.

“There is three of us, Bettina Kappen, Gillian Gandy and myself, that begun the club,” Scott said.

“We are a different riding club, we are not like the traditional clubs, we do a lot of trail riding.

“Natural horsemanship is about building a foundation with the horse rather than breaking them in.

“It is about having a soft manner with the horse and not using force.”

Scott said if anyone wanted to get involved with the club to visit the Clunes Natural Horsemanship Club Inc Facebook page.

ORGANISERS: CNHC president Bettina Kappen, horse trainer Carlos Tabernaberri, CNHC secretary Leslie Scott and her horse Max and CNHC treasurer Gillian Gandy.

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