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Vietnam – The Rising Star in Southeast Asia and the Second-Fastest Growing Beauty and Personal Care Markets in Asia

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HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam  /PRNewswire/ — According to the research noted in MARKETS OF THE FUTURE: ASEAN IN 2020 from Euromonitor International, Vietnam is at the top of Asia’s fastest growing beauty and personal care markets.

Asia’s fastest growing markets to be Indonesia and Vietnam
Asia’s fastest growing markets to be Indonesia and Vietnam

Vietnam’s beauty and personal care market experienced healthy value growth in 2015. With the developing of the Internet network and online retailing, more consumers from rural areas can buy products more easily, and it also strongly boosts retail value sales of beauty and personal care due to changing consumer behavior. On the other hand, thanks to dynamic marketing activities by leading manufacturers and media, consumers are aware of the importance of using branded products from reliable sources after many scandals of cosmetics containing toxic ingredients. People are willing to spend more on all types of beauty and personal care, instead of using unbranded goods, in order to protect their health.

In October 2015, the TPP trade pact was signed, which means Vietnam is going to open up to other nations by removing barriers and decreasing tariffs by up to 100%. As a result, it will open significant change in beauty and personal care over the forecast period such as lower pricing and more international companies entering Vietnam.

With its bright future, there has never been a better time to enter the Vietnamese market and develop your business in the beauty industry. Organised by UBM Asia, the largest exhibition organizer in Asia, the vietbeautyexhibition will help you to build strong business relationships and connect with key professional beauty buyers and distributors. The event will be taking place from 18-20 August 2016 at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC) in Ho Chi Minh City.

vietbeauty 2016 will represent a full range of beauty products and services from companies representing Japan, Korea, Australia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan, mainland China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, India,Singapore, together with many leading brands from the US and European countries. Many of these brands will take the opportunity to launch new products and innovations during the event.

In addition, vietbeauty will host different conferences covering international regulations on social marketing approaches for beauty products, consumer insights, beauty trends, and market information. Other highlights to the event include continuous live demonstrations on hair, nails, and make-up applications and techniques. The show will also introduce an “Innovation Zone” showing new and unique products for visitors to experience across the region.

vietbeauty will be an excellent choice for distributors and retailers who plan to source new products in different countries of origin but who are short of time. From skincare to hair care, from cosmetics to aesthetics and beauty salon equipment, the vietbeauty exhibition will offer you unparalleled beauty products and solutions from head to toe  — all in one event! The event is expected to attract over 150 exhibiting companies and some 8,000 trade visitors from Vietnam in addition to trade buyers in the Mekong Delta region when it opens its doors in August 2016. Visitors are welcome to PRE-REGISTER TODAY at www.vietbeautyshow.com  or contact the organiser directly by phone at: +84 (0) 866810202 or email at: vietbeauty@ubm.com

Notes to the Editor:

About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)

Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is Asia’s leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in mainland China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters inHong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global presence in 25 major cities with 30 offices and over 1,400 staff.

With a track record spanning over 30 years, UBM Asia operates in 21 market sectors with 160 dynamic face-to-face exhibitions, 75 high-level professional conferences, 28 targeted trade publications, 18 round-the-clock vertical portals and virtual event services for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world. We provide a one-stop diversified global service for high-value business matching, quality market news and online trading networks.

UBM Asia has extensive office networks in China, Southeast Asia and India, three of the world’s fastest growing B2B events markets. UBM China has 11 offices in the major cities in mainland China, including Beijing, Shanghai,Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Guzhen and Shenzhen, where we organise more than 70 exhibitions and conferences. In ASEAN, UBM Asia operates from its offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines with over 60 events in this region. UBM India teams in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore and Chennaiorganise 20 exhibitions and 60 conferences every year across the country.

About UBM Asia in ASEAN (www.ubmasean.com)

In ASEAN, we serve 13 market sectors with wholly-owned subsidiary companies and JV companies in seven offices in the major cities in ASEAN, including Bangkok, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manilaand Singapore. We provide over 60 products in various categories: trade fairs, conferences and publications. As the leading B2B event organiser in the region, we are the largest exhibition organiser in Malaysia.

Our products serve tens of thousands of exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers, subscribers and corporations in the region and from all over the world with high value face-to-face business-matching events and quality conference programmes presented by top-notch industry leaders. We have over 130 staff in six countries.

For press inquiries please email Ms. Susan at nga.nguyen@ubm.com or call +84-866810202

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May 11, 2016 at 12:19 pm

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STRATASYS Launches World’s First Full-Color Multi-Material, the J750 3D Printer, in Singapore

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-One-stop realism to eliminate time-consuming processes, accelerating product concepting, design, decision-making, and delivery

SINGAPORE  /PRNewswire/ — Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, today launched the industry’s first full-color multi-material 3D printer – the J750 3D printer – in Singapore. The new solution breaks restrictive technology barriers, enabling customers for the first time to mix-and-match full color gradients alongside an unprecedented range of materials to achieve one-stop realism without post-processing. This, together with the system’s superior versatility, makes the J750 the ultimate 3D printing solution for product designers, engineers and manufacturers, as well as service bureaus. Stratasys also demonstrates the streamlined design-to print workflow during a media experience tour held today at the Stratasys Experience Center, showcasing its unprecedented efficiencies in product concepting and design verification.

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This true product-matching sports shoe prototype was produced with full color, smooth surfaces, and a rubber-like sole - all in a single print operation on the Stratasys J750 3D Printer.
This true product-matching sports shoe prototype was produced with full color, smooth surfaces, and a rubber-like sole – all in a single print operation on the Stratasys J750 3D Printer.

 

The Stratasys J750 3D Printer introduces one-stop 3D printed realism and eliminates the complexities of post-processing – empowering unprecedented cost-resource efficiencies
The Stratasys J750 3D Printer introduces one-stop 3D printed realism and eliminates the complexities of post-processing – empowering unprecedented cost-resource efficiencies

One-Stop 3D Printed Realism Delivers True Product-matching Prototypes and Unprecedented Cost/Resource Efficiencies

The Stratasys J750, the premier addition to the Objet Connex multi-color, multi-material series of 3D Printers, allows customers to choose from more than 360,000 different color shades plus multiple material properties – ranging from rigid to flexible and opaque to transparent. Prototypes can include a vast array of colors, materials and material properties in the same part, speeding production of realistic models, prototypes and parts for virtually any application need – as well as delivering incomparable 3D printing versatility to produce tooling, molds, jigs and fixtures and more.

The J750 enables near instantaneous decision-making by streamlining the way products are designed, evaluated and brought to market. A true industry milestone, the productivity-boosting J750 is expected to improve TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) by eliminating many of the traditional complex processes, time and resources required to create product-matching prototypes. Designers and engineers can physically experience true product prototypes within hours of developing an initial concept for immediate design and function validation with internal stakeholders and end users. Design decisions can be made instantaneously and with full confidence to help accelerate product delivery.

“Today’s supply chain is considering transformational opportunities that can be realized through 3D printing capabilities. It is enabling new business opportunities to more quickly design and test products that are under development, as well as to actually manufacture commercial and industrial goods; (3D printing technologies) are also enabling the ‘new possible’ by producing new designs that could not be made with traditional manufacturing technologies, while negating assembly, improving performance and elevating part quality,” according to Michael Shanler, Research Director and Pete Basiliere, Research VP for Imaging and Print Services, Gartner.*

Increased Productivity and Throughput with New PolyJet Studio and Six Material Capacity

The J750’s one-stop realism is supported with a streamlined workflow beginning with the all new PolyJet StudioTM. The software’s new intuitive user interface allows users to simply choose materials, optimize the build and manage print queues. Assignment of colors, transparencies and rigidity is eased via familiar design controls. Color textures can be loaded fully intact via VRML files imported from CAD tools.

The Stratasys J750 also minimizes downtime associated with material changeovers. Featuring a large, six-material capacity, it keeps the most used resins loaded and ready for printing. Newly designed, state-of-the-art print heads means simulated production plastics, like Digital ABSTM, can be 3D printed in half the time of other Stratasys PolyJet systems. As 3D printed models are delivered complete with full colors, color textures and multiple materials, no time is wasted on painting and assembly.

“The Stratasys J750 is truly our vision of future 3D printing, as it redefines conventional prototyping and manufacturing processes,” Ido Eylon, Vice President of Sales, Stratasys Asia Pacific & Japan. “Combining full color with multiple materials and a streamlined workflow, the J750 will empower businesses with cutting edge innovation to achieve one-stop realism. In the product concept stage, time usually used for manual painting and assembly can now be cut dramatically with the J750, allowing for engineers and designers to make informed decisions quickly.”

Among the many organizations and businesses that can benefit from the J750 are consumer product companies, service bureaus, design firms, education, universities and research institutions, medical device companies, hospitals, medical schools, and special effects and animation companies.

Customers can order the Stratasys J750 immediately. Delivery times may vary according to region.

Please visit the Stratasys J750 press room here and here.

Please follow Stratasys J750 and other 3D printing news on the Stratasys blog.

*Gartner Hype Cycle for 3D Printing, 2015, July 27, 2015.

For more than 25 years, Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ:SSYS) has been a defining force and dominant player in 3D printing and additive manufacturing – shaping the way things are made. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel, the company empowers customers across a broad range of vertical markets by enabling new paradigms for design and manufacturing. The company’s solutions provide customers with unmatched design freedom and manufacturing flexibility – reducing time-to-market and lowering development costs, while improving designs and communications. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape, and the Stratasys ecosystem includes 3D printers for prototyping and production; a wide range of 3D printing materials; parts on-demand via Stratasys Direct Manufacturing; strategic consulting and professional services; and the Thingiverse and GrabCAD communities with over 2 million 3D printable files for free designs. With more than 2,700 employees and 800 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents, Stratasys has received more than 30 technology and leadership awards. Visit us online at: www.stratasys.com or http://blog.stratasys.com/, and follow us on LinkedIn.

Stratasys and Connex are registered trademarks of Stratasys Ltd. and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. Stratasys J750 is a trademark of Stratasys Ltd. and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates.

Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

The statements in this press release relating to Stratasys’ beliefs regarding the benefits consumers will experience from the J750, and the impact of the J750 on the supply chain and on the 3D printing industry, are forward-looking statements reflecting management’s current expectations and beliefs. These forward-looking statements are based on current information that is, by its nature, subject to rapid and even abrupt change. Due to risks and uncertainties associated with Stratasys’ business, actual results could differ materially from those projected or implied by these forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the risk that consumers will not perceive the benefits of the J750 to be the same as Stratasys does; and other risk factors set forth under the caption “Risk Factors” in Stratasys’ most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on March 21, 2016. Stratasys is under no obligation (and expressly disclaims any obligation) to update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by the rules and regulations of the SEC.

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Janice Lai

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May 11, 2016 at 12:08 pm

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CSIRO Diet Survey to Look at Environmental Impact of Poor Eating Practices

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SYDNEY /PRNewswire/ — Australians have long been encouraged to eat green for a healthy lifestyle, however a new survey hopes to examine the environmental impact of the nation’s diet.

CSIRO will use data from the country’s largest diet survey, the Healthy Diet Score, to look at the role food consumption contributes to our environmental footprint, as well as providing people with a score indicating the nutritional quality of their eating habits.

Improving the national diet can achieve both health benefits and environmental benefits, such as minimising harmful greenhouse gases via reducing processing, packaging and transport requirements. CSIRO research has found that reducing overconsumption of kilojoules and eating whole foods at the levels recommended in the National Dietary Guidelines could cut the greenhouse gas contribution of the average diet by 25 per cent.

People across Australia are being asked to participate in the online survey again this year. Last year more than 70,000 people took part in the Healthy Diet Score, providing researchers with a detailed picture of the country’s eating habits. The survey evaluates diet based on food variety, frequency and quantity of the essential food groups, as well as other attributes to calculate greenhouse gas emissions related to food consumption.

This is the first year that the Healthy Diet Score will use survey data to measure the broader environmental impact of poor eating and the findings will be released later this year. The 2016 edition of the Healthy Diet Score also tracks special diets for the first time, such as vegetarian and gluten free, offering tailored advice for people who struggle to meet the Dietary Guidelines.

Professor Manny Noakes, CSIRO Research Director for Nutrition and Health and the co-author of the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet, said “the impact of poor eating habits reaches further than just an individual’s waistline. Obesity and poor nutrition habits negatively affects the broader community. This year’s Healthy Diet Score will help us better qualify the environmental footprint from individuals eating habits.”

How do you measure up?

The CSIRO Healthy Diet Score is a free 10-minute online assessment which evaluates diet quality and identifies areas of improvement and gives your diet a score out of 100.

Professor Noakes said, “The online assessment provides Australians with a simple and trusted way of self-assessing the quality of their diet and how they compare to others of the same age, gender, generation, profession, as well as people from the same state and across the country.  The assessment will also allow us to better quantify the impact of how much and what we eat on our environment.

We would encourage people to take the test regularly to ensure they are improving their eating behaviour and overall health and wellbeing.”

To take the free Healthy Diet Score please visit www.csirodietscore.com

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May 11, 2016 at 11:57 am

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VADS & Fusionex Team Up to Form Formidable Partnership

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, /PRNewswire/ — Fusionex, a multi-award winning, leading international software solutions provider specializing in Analytics, Big Data, and the Internet of Things (IoT), signed an agreement with VADS, Telekom Malaysia’s (TM) subsidiary company and one of Malaysia’s leading Integrated Managed ICT / Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) service providers, sealing the deal on their strategic partnership today.

Fusionex CEO, Ivan Teh (fourth from left) and Massimo Migliuolo, VADS CEO (fourth from right) together with the teams from both Fusionex and VADS at the recent partnership officiating ceremony.
Fusionex CEO, Ivan Teh (fourth from left) and Massimo Migliuolo, VADS CEO (fourth from right) together with the teams from both Fusionex and VADS at the recent partnership officiating ceremony.

Respectively possessing an extensive and successful presence in the ICT sector, both companies are seeking to leverage on each other’s strengths. With the partnership in place, the two parties intend to grow their businesses in the areas of Big Data / Analytics and Smart Cities / IoT, championed together with VADS Lyfe, TM’s Smart City Services provider.

Through this strategic collaboration, it will be a win-win situation for both parties, with Fusionex leveraging on VADS’s marketplace and VADS benefiting from Fusionex’s diverse resources and expertise for the purposes of increasing “speed to market” in the various areas including Mobility, Big Data / Analytics and e-commerce, amongst others.

The Big Data and Analytics environment has in recent years been a key driver for many companies to improve their efficiency and productivity. With growing adoption of Analytics by businesses from numerous industries, the partnership between VADS and Fusionex is expected to develop and grow healthily.

Through this exciting alliance, efforts to develop solutions in the areas of Smart Cities and IoT are expected to ramp up. IoT, a technology with immense potential, involves connecting physical objects to the Internet via deployment of a multitude of sensors. The huge amounts of information collected from these sensors, reaching astronomical petabyte figures, form the bulk of Big Data which is the core focus of the partnership.

Local and federal governments are coming around to implementing IoT in the running of their constituencies, which offer a host of potential benefits, including tracking risks of natural disaster by geographical location, mapping the spread of infectious diseases, and increasing the efficiency of public transport routes. Other Smart City initiatives include remote patient monitoring, emergency service applications, and smart energy grids — all of which the partnership is able to fulfill.

Ivan Teh, Fusionex Chief Executive Officer, commented, “VADS is a leading company in the integrated ICT services space. I am thrilled to embark on this exciting partnership. This partnership will enjoy the combined strengths of both parties as we leverage on the strengths of both parties. I look forward to working with the VADS team for many years to come.”

Massimo Migliuolo, VADS Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “In Malaysia, VADS, VADS Lyfe and Telekom Malaysia are striving towards building a future in which smart services play a major role in the country’s growth. We have all the right assets, but in order to make it happen, we need to create smart partnerships with leaders in the technology industry, leaders like Fusionex; and this is why we chose them as a partner for VADS and VADS Lyfe.”

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May 11, 2016 at 11:44 am

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Megaport Appoints Daniel Ryan as Vice President of Sales, North America

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BRISBANE, Australia /PRNewswire/ — Megaport, the global leader in SDN-based elastic interconnection, today announced that Daniel Ryan has joined the company as Vice President of Sales, North America.

Denver Maddux, Chief Executive Officer, Megaport Limited
Denver Maddux, Chief Executive Officer, Megaport Limited

 

This leadership addition comes as Megaport has completed the rollout of its North American core footprint with services available in 8 markets across 29 locations and an additional 6 markets across 66 locations globally. In his role, Ryan will be responsible for continuing to expand Megaport’s business throughout North America and supporting global go to market strategies. Ryan will report directly to Megaport’s CEO, Denver Maddux.

Denver Maddux, Chief Executive Officer, Megaport Limited said: “Dan has proven to be an effective and inspiring sales leader within our industry. He has a firm understanding of how companies interact as a value chain to form data services ecosystems. This, coupled with his deep knowledge of the customer sales journey, puts him in a position to drive Megaport’s model into new markets and verticals. All of this makes Dan the ultimate customer advocate as we at Megaport passionately value our customers’ experience.”

Ryan has over 10 years’ experience in the international data center market. He joins Megaport from IO, a leading global provider of data center services, where he recently served as New Market Director in the United Kingdom. He began his career in enterprise and channel sales with IO Data Centers in the United States where he took on senior roles in supporting and executing global go to market strategies and growing the company’s global footprint. Ryan is a passionate supporter of technologies and companies that innovate and disrupt legacy markets.

“With a clear focus on building a connected community through partnerships with both cloud and data center operators, I am looking to continue growing Megaport’s influence as the leader in elastic interconnect,” said Ryan. “I am excited to be part of the industry transformation Megaport is driving and to be working with such a talented team.”

About Megaport

Megaport is the leading, global, independent and neutral provider of Elastic Interconnection services. Using Software Defined Networking, the Company’s global platform enables customers to rapidly connect their network to other services across the Megaport Fabric. Services can be directly controlled by customers via mobile devices, their computer or our open API. The Company’s extensive footprint in Australia, Asia Pacific, and North Americaprovides a neutral platform that spans many key data centre providers across various markets.

Megaport operates in 66 data centres across thirteen markets in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong,Canada, and the United States and is currently expanding its presence into additional data centres in North America and key markets in Europe, including London, Dublin, Amsterdam, and Stockholm.

To learn more about Megaport’s SDN-based interconnection fabric please visit https://megaport.com.

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Email: media@megaport.com

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May 11, 2016 at 11:44 am

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Singha Corp links up with Agora Gallery to present Thai artists to New York art district

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BANGKOK  /PRNewswire/ — Singha Park, a social enterprise project of Thailand’s Singha Corp., is supporting an exhibition of metal sculptures by Thai artist Banjerd Lekkong at the prestigious Agora Gallery, as part of a project to help Thai artists gain recognition in New York.

Thai artist Banjerd Lekkong in his Bangkok studio with his iron sculpture "Hanuman's Standing” ahead of his solo exhibition at Agora Gallery in New York from May 20 to June 9, 2016.
Thai artist Banjerd Lekkong in his Bangkok studio with his iron sculpture “Hanuman’s Standing” ahead of his solo exhibition at Agora Gallery in New York from May 20 to June 9, 2016.

The exhibition “Metamorphosis: Banjerd Lekkong a Solo Exhibition” will open on May 20, 2016 and run until June 9, 2016. It will be the first solo exhibition by a Thai artist at Agora Gallery, a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of New York’s famous Chelsea art district.

“Singha recognizes the value of Banjerd’s work”, says Singha Park Managing Director Pongrat Luangthamrongcharoen. “We are excited about this partnership and we plan to do this yearly. Our goal is to introduce outstanding Thai artists to the global art scene.”

Established in 1933, Singha Corp, Thailand’s first and largest beer maker, has been an ardent supporter of the arts and artists for a number of years through awards and grants. Its sponsorship of this exhibition entails funding the transport of the heavy works of art to New York.

This exhibition marks the start of a program to conduct an annual search for new Thai talents. Under the “Thai Art on the World Stage with Singha Park” project, Singha is working with Agora Gallery to give outstanding Thai artists the opportunity to enter the global art market by exhibiting in New York.

This year’s artist Banjerd Lekkong, produces very unique metal sculptures. Born in Nakhon Ratchasima inThailand’s northeastern region, Banjerd now resides in in Bangkok. He was initially trained as an architect and has also worked as an interior designer. His intricate and lively compositions, all unique pieces, often represent Hindu gods, such as Ganesha, and mythical figures which are integral parts of the culture of the dominantly Buddhist Thailand.

“We are delighted with Banjerd’s unique iron and steel sculpture”, says Angela Di Bello, director of Agora Gallery. “I feel that his original stylistic expression with a focus on billowing lines that express strength, movement and emotional tenor will resonate well with our audience.”

Metamorphosis: Banjerd Lekkong a Solo Exhibition
May 20 – June 9, 2016 with a reception to be held on May 26 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Agora Gallery, 530 West 25th Street, New York, NY

For additional information please contact: www.facebook.com/SinghaparkChiangrai and http://www.agora-gallery.com/

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CONTACT: Mr. Trachoo Kanchanasatitya, +662-6592000

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May 11, 2016 at 11:34 am

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