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Lessons from the Felt

by David Apostolico

Outperform The Competition At Any Level In Lessons from the Pro Poker Tour, David Apostolico explored the tournament strategies that have taken professionals like Doyle Brunson, T. J. Cloutier, and Billy Baxter to the very top. Now he shows you how to apply those advanced techniques and tactics to all kinds of no-limit hold'em tournaments--multi-table, single table, online, satellites, sit and go--so that you can win at every level in every arena, from freerolls to big money events. Think Like A Pro Apostolico provides in-depth analysis of hands he's encountered in real-life games, plus key sample hands that cover crucial poker concepts. He reveals the thought processes that go into making the smartest decision, no matter what cards you're dealt or what environment you're playing in. In learning to think like a pro, you'll also learn to anticipate your opponents' moves, and you'll acquire strategies that can be used to throw even the most experienced players off their game. Apostolico recounts notable hands he's played with some of the best in the business, including Barry Greenstein and John Phan, and also offers insights gleaned from his many years on the circuit, as well as advice on adapting and evolving your strategy to suit each game. Improve Your Odds Whether you're aiming to dominate your neighborhood game or make your first inroads into the big money tournaments, Lessons from the Felt provides the expertise and analysis you need to improve your skills, your odds, and your enjoyment. David Apostolico is the author of Lessons from the Pro Poker Tour, Tournament Poker and the Art of War, and Machiavellian Poker Strategy. He plays in dozens of poker tournaments each year and has won tournaments in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and online.

Lessons from the Field: Developing and Implementing the Qatar Student Assessment System, 2002-2006

by Vi-Nhuan Le Louis T. Mariano J. Enrique Froemel Gabriella C. Gonzalez Markus Broer

Central to Qatar's education reform was the development of internationally benchmarked curriculum standards and standards-based assessments in four subjects: Arabic, English as a foreign language, mathematics, and science. This report recounts the development of Qatar's standards-based student assessment system, providing important lessons learned for Qatar and other countries that are seeking to implement similar measures on a large scale.

Lessons from the Financial Crisis

by Robert Kolb

The world's best financial minds help us understand today's financial crisisWith so much information saturating the market for the everyday investor, trying to understand why the economic crisis happened and what needs to be done to fix it can be daunting. There is a real need, and demand, from both investors and the financial community to obtain answers as to what really happened and why.Lessons from the Financial Crisis brings together the leading minds in the worlds of finance and academia to dissect the crisis. Divided into three comprehensive sections-The Subprime Crisis; The Global Financial Crisis; and Law, Regulation, the Financial Crisis, and The Future-this book puts the events that have transpired in perspective, and offers valuable insights into what we must do to avoid future missteps.Each section is comprised of chapters written by experienced contributors, each with his or her own point of view, research, and conclusionsExamines the market collapse in detail and explores safeguards to stop future crisesEncompasses the most up-to-date analysis from today's leading financial mindsWe currently face a serious economic crisis, but in understanding it, we can overcome the challenges it presents. This well-rounded resource offers the best chance to get through the current situation and learn from our mistakes.

Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton

by Jack London Peter Fretwell Taylor B. Kiland

Why were the American POWs imprisoned at the "Hanoi Hilton" so resilient in captivity and so successful in their subsequent careers? This book presents six principles practiced within the POW organizational culture that can be used to develop high-performance teams everywhere. The authors offer examples from both the POWs' time in captivity and their later professional lives that identify, in real-life situations, the characteristics necessary for sustainable, high-performance teamwork. The book takes readers inside the mind of James Stockdale, a fighter pilot with a degree in philosophy, who was the senior ranking officer at the Hanoi prison. The theories Stockdale practiced become readily understandable in this book. Drawing parallels between Stockdale's guiding philosophies from the Stoic Epictetus and the principles of modern sports psychology, Peter Fretwell and Taylor Baldwin Kiland show readers how to apply these principles to their own organizations and create a culture with staying power.Originally intending their book to focus on Stockdale's leadership style, the authors found that his approach toward completing a mission was to assure that it could be accomplished without him. Stockdale, they explain, had created a mission-centric organization, not a leader-centric organization. He had understood that a truly sustainable culture must not be dependent on a single individual.At one level, this book is a business school case study. It is also an examination of how leadership and organizational principles employed in the crucible of a Hanoi prison align with today's sports psychology and modern psychological theories and therapies, as well as the training principles used by Olympic athletes and Navy SEALs. Any group willing to apply these principles can move their mission forward and create a culture with staying power-one that outlives individual members.

Lessons from the Heart

by Dorothy Clark

When ambitious reporter David Carlson was assigned a story on her fledgling literacy center, Erin Kelly was nearly swept off her feet by his keen intelligence and incisive remarks. But the story uncovered agonizing memories Erin thought long buried and feelings she struggled to hide. Then a deadly shooting placed David's life in danger, and everything changed. While Erin's courage and spirit rocked David's natural cynicism to its core, they each needed to overcome the past if they were to have a future together. Teaching David to open his heart to God's love just might be Erin's most important lesson yet.

Lessons from the Heart of American Business: A Roadmap for Managers in the 21st Century

by Charles Madigan Gerald Greenwald

One of America's most respected executives offers management insight into how to do business now and into the next century. Since taking over as chairman and chief executive officer of United Airlines, Gerald Greenwald has seen operating margins and productivity go up, labor grievances go down, and the stock price more than double. In LESSONS FROM THE HEART OF AMERICAN BUSINESS, Greenwald shares his extraordinary experiences and insight into how businesses in America operate today, including: corporate ethics, dealing with layoffs, building trust, office politics, and much more. In addition, Greenwald explores business practices and behavior in the second half of the 20th century and the important lessons they can teach about managing in the future.

Lessons from the Heartland

by Barbara Miner

In a magisterial work of narrative nonfiction that weaves together the racially fraught history of public education in Milwaukee and the broader story of hypersegregation in the rust belt, Lessons from the Heartland tells of an iconic city's fall from grace--and of its chance for redemption in the twenty-first century.A symbol of middle American working-class values and pride, Wisconsin--and in particular urban Milwaukee--has been at the forefront of a half-century of public education experiments, from desegregation and "school choice," to vouchers and charter schools. Picking up where J. Anthony Lukas's Pulitzer Prize-winning Common Ground left off, Lessons from the Heartland offers a sweeping narrative portrait of an All-American city at the epicenter of American public education reform, and an exploration of larger issues of race and class in our democracy. Miner (whose daughters went through the Milwaukee public school system and who is a former Milwaukee Journal reporter) brings a journalist's eye and a parent's heart to exploring the intricate ways that jobs, housing, and schools intersect, underscoring the intrinsic link between the future of public schools and the dreams and hopes of democracy in a multicultural society.This book will change the way we think about the possibility and promise of American public education.

Lessons from the Land of Pork Scratchings

by Greg Gutfeld

A stressed-out New York men's magazine editor gets posted to the UK and realises happiness is more easily achieved by adopting the British attitude to life - expecting the worst and going to the pub.

Lessons from the Light

by Kenneth Ring Evelyn Elsaesser Valarino

While providing many accounts of near-death experiences (NDEs) from men, women, and children of all ages and backgrounds, Lessons from the Light is much more than just an inspiring collection of NDEs. In Lessons near-death expert Kenneth Ring extracts the pure gold of the NDE and with a beautiful balance of sound research and human insight reveals the practical wisdom held within these experiences. This material includes reports of out-of-body experiences, children's NDEs, blind people gaining sight during NDE episodes.

Lessons From the Light: Insights from a Journey to the other side

by Sandra Rogers

When Sandi Rogers attempted suicide, she had no idea that the experience would provide her with an unlimited capacity for living, learning, and loving. Now Sandi shares lessons everyone can use to promote understanding, love, compassion and the basic goodness of the Golden Rule. Foreword by Betty Eadie, author of Embraced by the Light.

Lessons from the Monk I Married

by Katherine Jenkins

Lessons from the Monk I Marriedoffers up ten of the most powerful lessons about life, love, and spirituality that Katherine Jenkins has gathered during her marriage to former Buddhist monk Seong Yoon Lee. A seeker in the truest sense of the word, Jenkins went to Korea on a whim, hoping to find the answers to her deepest, most pressing questions about how to find peace and her purpose in life. During her first months there, she sought out a remote temple, where she unknowingly crossed paths with an unassuming Buddhist monk. Months later, they met again by chance-and fell in love. Though their courtship was long, mostly secretive, and fraught with logistical and spiritual considerations, Jenkins and Lee were ultimately married in Korea in 2003. Through their relationship, Jenkins discovered the most important lesson of all: No one holds the keys to peace and happiness-you have walk yourownpath and find yourownwisdom through yourownexperiences. More than the improbable story of a girl from Seattle who found peace of mind (and love) with a Buddhist monk,Lessons from the Monk I Marriedis an approachable guide to the most elemental spiritual questions of our day.

Lessons from the Mountain

by Mary Mcdonough

A fascinating look at what it's like to grow up in front of and beyond the cameras. --Eve PlumbFor nine seasons, Mary McDonough was part of one of the most beloved families in television history. Just ten years-old when she was cast as the pretty, wholesome middle child Erin, Mary grew up on the set of The Waltons, alternately embracing and rebelling against her good-girl onscreen persona. Now, as the first cast member to write about her experiences on the classic series, she candidly recounts the joys and challenges of growing up Walton--from her overnight transformation from a normal kid in a working class, Irish Catholic family, to a Hollywood child star, to the personal challenges that led her to take on a new role as an activist for women's body image issues. Touching, funny, sometimes heartbreaking, and always illuminating, Lessons from the Mountain is the story of everything Mary McDonough learned on her journey over--and beyond--that famous mountain. "For someone who started out as a sweet little girl afraid to speak up, it certainly is a pleasure to hear her shout from the top of the mountain now! --Alison Arngrim, New York Times bestselling author of Confessions of a Prairie Bitch"She's a radiant woman whose truth comes from within...if I had to pick one word that described Mary Beth, it would be resilience." --Earl Hamner, Creator of The Waltons"Mary is a whole lot more than Erin on The Waltons. This book shows how she's handled all the highs and lows with grace." -George Clooney Includes Never Before Published Bonus Chapter!

Lessons from the Mountain

by Mary Mcdonough

For nine seasons, Mary McDonough was part of one of the most beloved families in television history. Just ten years-old when she was cast as the pretty, wholesome middle child Erin, Mary grew up on the set of The Waltons, alternately embracing and rebelling against her good-girl onscreen persona. Now, as the first cast member to write about her experiences on the classic series, she candidly recounts the joys and challenges of growing up Walton. . . In this strikingly honest book, McDonough shares the story of her overnight transformation from a normal kid in a working class, Irish Catholic family, to a Hollywood child star. She reveals intimate memories of life in and around that idyllic Virginia farmhouse (really a Warner Brothers back lot in Burbank)-sneaking off to steal candy from Ike Godsey''s store; developing crushes on guest stars; trying to crack up cast members during takes; and most of all, forming a tight-knit second family who played, worked, hugged, and squabbled together. But in the years that followed the show''s long run, as McDonough tried to reinvent herself, she found herself battling depression and personal insecurities amplified by her celebrity. Gradually she gained the courage to stand up not just for herself, but-in true Waltons tradition-for others, taking on a new role as an activist for women''s body image issues. Touching, funny, sometimes heartbreaking, and always illuminating, Lessons from the Mountain is the story of everything Mary McDonough learned on her journey over-and beyond-that famous mountain. Advance Praise for Lessons from the Mountain"I can''t wait to read my Walton sister Mary McDonough''s memoir! Her intelligence, wit and insight guarantee that she will tell her story and ours in a moving and delightful way. Also, her status as a successful child performer qualifies her on the fascinating subject of children in show business. " -Richard Thomas"She''s a radiant woman whose truth comes from within. . . if I had to pick one word that described Mary Beth, it would be resilience. " --Earl Hamner, Creator of The Waltons"Mary has had the courage to face her fears and pain, and consequently is living a richer, fuller life. That''s Mary, full of life!" --Michael Learned"Many child star stories are about addiction and run-ins with the law. Here is an inspiring story of a young woman who has chosen to take the high road and turn struggles into triumph. Mary''s spirit shines through in all she does; her commitment to work, friends, and difficult personal issues. Waltons fans will treasure an opportunity to see the woman behind the pretty face of one of their favorite family members, and even non-Waltons watchers will cheer her perseverance. " --Judy Norton "Mary''s story is compelling for many different reasons; she was raised in a very conservative and religious household, and thrust into ''Hollywood. '' The changes in our society in the 70''s were remarkable and Mary went on a personal odyssey and self-discovery that took her through very turbulent times. I have kept in contact with my ''little sister'' over the years and she always seems to impress me. On a personal side, I like the ''child stars gone good'' story that so many of us are, and Mary is one of my oldest and dearest friends. " --Eric Scott"A fascinating look at what it''s like to grow up in front of and beyond the cameras. " --Eve Plumb"Somewhere inside that frightened, shy, freckle-faced little girl, who just wanted to please everyone, to just be "good enough," seethed the heart of brave activist, willing to take on all comers in her fight to save women''s lives. Mary starts out writing a heartfelt "love letter" to her Waltons co-stars and fans, (no whining here, there''s not an ungrateful bone in her body!) But no sooner has she finished happily regaling us with her ''behind the scenes'' Waltons tales, and the moral lessons she took to heart along the way, she reveals the terrifying challenges that forced her to become more "Erin Brockovich" than "Erin Walton"! For someone who started out as a sweet li...

Lessons from the Northern Ireland Peace Process

by Timothy J. White

From the early 1970s through the mid-1990s, Northern Ireland was the site of bitter conflict between those struggling for reunification with the rest of Ireland and those wanting the region to remain a part of the United Kingdom. After years of strenuous negotiations, nationalists and unionists came together in 1998 to sign the Good Friday Agreement. Northern Ireland's peace process has been deemed largely successful. Yet remarkably little has been done to assess in a comprehensive fashion what can be learned from it. "Lessons from the Northern Ireland Peace Process" incorporates recent research that emphasizes the need for civil society and a grassroots approach to peacebuilding while taking into account a variety of perspectives, including neoconservatism and revolutionary analysis. The contributions, which include the reflections of those involved in the negotiation and implementation of the Good Friday Agreement, also provide policy prescriptions for modern conflicts. This collection of essays in "Lessons from the Northern Ireland Peace Process" fills a void by articulating the lessons learned and how--or whether--the peace processes can be applied to other regional conflicts.

Lessons from the Past: The Moral Use of History in Fourth-Century Prose

by Frances Pownall

Because of the didactic nature of the historical genre, many scholars ancient and modern have seen connections between history and rhetoric. So far, discussion has centered on fifth-century authors -- Herodotus and Thucydides, along with the sophists and early philosophers. Pownall extends the focus of this discussion into an important period. By focusing on key intellectuals and historians of the fourth century (Plato and the major historians -- Xenophon, Ephorus, and Theopompus), she examines how these prose writers created an aristocratic version of the past as an alternative to the democratic version of the oratorical tradition. Frances Pownall is Professor of History and Classics, University of Alberta.

Lessons from the Pro Poker Tour

by David Apostolico

The invitation-only Professional Poker Tour is strictly limited to the top 200 players in the world. David Apostolico is one of the elite, and he found that going up against other poker masters every day was like attending an incomparable seminar. He takes you through specific hands that he either played or observed, giving detailed analyses that will teach you how to think like a pro. Assessment and adaptability are key factors for survival and success in fast-moving games with experienced players. Smart strategy is your greatest asset, and by studying the extensive hands in this book, you'll learn the tactics and approaches of legendary winners. Most poker books focus on the math and science of poker. But the pros know that there really are no hard and fast rules, and that playing by the book will only get you so far before your game becomes completely transparent. By studying the real-world strategies of players like Doyle Brunson, T. J. Cloutier, Billy Baxter, Berry Johnson, and many others--brought to you by one who's been there--you can raise your game to the next level, and have a great time doing it. David Apostolico has just delivered his third book telling you how to destroy your opponents at the poker table. I loved all of them and feel everybody should add all three to their poker library. --Tom McEvoy, WSOP champion and co-author of the Championship series of poker booksDavid Apostolico plays in dozens of poker tournaments each year. He has won tournaments in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and online.

Lessons from the Virtual Classroom

by Keith Pratt Rena M. Palloff

Rena Palloff and Keith Pratt, the most trusted online teaching experts, have completely updated and revised this classic to reflect changes in technology and advances in online teaching made in the last decade, in order to meet today's online learning challenges. The book continues to offer helpful suggestions for dealing with such critical issues as evaluating effective tools, working with online classroom dynamics, addressing the special needs of online students, making the transition to online teaching, and promoting the development of the learning community. Filled with numerous examples from actual online courses and insights from teachers and students, new topics include the open source movement, Web 2.0, Google groups, and topics for the K-12 sector.

Lessons from the Wolverine

by Barry Lopez

A young man journeys through the arctic wilderness to find a family of wolverine and learn more about their mysterious power. At the time the story opens the narrator is working as an airplane mechanic in northeast Alaska.

Lessons from Turtle Island

by Sally Moomaw Guy W. Jones

How do you help young children learn more about Native Americans than the cultural stereotypes found in children's books and in the media?Lessons from Turtle Island is the first complete guide to exploring Native American issues with children. The authors-one Native, one white, both educators-show ways to incorporate authentic learning experiences about Native Americans into your curriculum. This book is organized around five cross-cultural themes-Children, Home, Families, Community, and the Environment. The authors present activities, from children's books they recommend, to develop skills in reading and writing, science, math, make-believe, art, and more. The book provides helpful guidelines and resource lists for selecting appropriate toys, children's books, music, and art, and also includes a family heritage project."[A] marvelous tool that should be in every American school."-Joseph Bruchac, author of Heart of a Chief and The Winter PeopleGuy W. Jones, Hunkpapa Lakota, is a full-blood member of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation. He is a co-founder of the Miami Valley Council for Native Americans in Dayton, Ohio.Sally Moomaw teaches at the University of Cincinnati. She is the co-author of the More Than . . . curriculum series published by Redleaf Press.

Lessons from U.S. Allies in Security Cooperation with Third Countries: The Cases of Australia, France, and the United Kingdom

by Laurence Smallman Jennifer D. P. Moroney Celeste Ward Gventer Stephanie Pezard

Several key U. S. allies engage in security cooperation, albeit on a smaller scale than the United States. To see what the U. S. Air Force can learn from these efforts, the authors examined how and why threeallies--Australia, France, and the United Kingdom--provide security cooperation and highlight three key areas that could benefit from further collaboration: staff talks, exercises, and training followed by exercises.

Lessons From A Younger Lover

by Zuri Day

Zuri Day cranks up the heat with an explosively sexy tale about a woman who's about to get a crash course in lust. . .First grade teacher Gwen Smith was happily married--until her husband got himself a twenty-something mistress and filed for divorce. Now just months away from turning forty-one, Gwen is back in her tiny California hometown, caring for her ailing mother, convinced her life is over. Then she meets Ransom Blake. Ransom is a twenty-six-year-old hunk who pushes every one of Gwen's buttons. Gwen has no intention of getting involved with a younger man, but he won't take no for an answer. So when he shows up at her classroom unannounced, Gwen can't help but tell him off--and then she realizes he's come for his daughter. But Ransom isn't shy about letting Gwen know how she can make it up to him. And if he gets his way, Gwen will lose all her inhibitions--and her heart. . ."An exciting read. Zuri Day does a fantastic job. . ."--Urban Reviews on Lies Lovers Tell

Lessons I Learned In The Light

by Jennifer Rothschild

Guidance for Your Journey Sometimes, God's Word is like candlelight that warms and comforts. Other times, it is a red flashing light that protects. Often, it's a spotlight that exposes your need. And since you are called to walk by faith, you need light-in all its various forms-guiding your steps. Jennifer Rothschild 's path, darkened by physical blindness, is illuminated by scriptural truth. And now she shares the keys to persevering and "clinging to the Sword" no matter what your circumstances. Lessons I Learned in the Lightis a powerful collection of Scripture, intriguing autobiographical sketches, and pointed Bible study with personal, practical application questions that will encourage you every step of the way. "Your word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. " Psalm 119:105 Have you known darkness? Are you there even now? There is a ray of hope that brings clarity and guidance: God's Word-the Light that is better than life. And it wields the power to see you through absolutely anything. Jennifer Rothschild , in her physical blindness, found the secret to persevering with endurance and shares it candidly. No matter what you face today,Lessons I Learned in the Lightwill help you: cling to His Word carry no baggage pray like crazy be God-conscious enjoy the fish bowl No matter how dark the road, you can travel it courageously, secure in the Light. "For these commands and this teaching are a lamp to light the way ahead of you" (Proverbs 6:23 , NLT). "Jennifer Rothschild is a sincere and transparent example of what it means to press toward the goal-to live a thriving, courageous life in Christ. " Sara Groves Singer/songwriter "Like the Renaissance artists of old, Jennifer Rothschild sees with her heart. Through self-discipline, acute observation, and Christ centeredness, the tapestry of her life has been woven together by an unshakeable faith. " Luci Swindoll Author and speaker, Women of Faith "Her gentle, pleasing style first draws readers in and captures their imaginations. Only then does she deliver her more powerful punches. " Publishers Weekly Story Behind the Book "I don't have the privilege of reading God's Word in the traditional sense, but I still rely on it as my source of power-power to persevere and thrive in a world of darkness. Without it, I would have quit a long time ago. Proverbs 6:23 says 'These commands and this teaching are a lamp to light the way ahead of you' (NLT). WhileLessons I Learned in the Darkprovided principles for walking by faith,Lessons I Learned in the Lightoffers fuel for running with endurance. " - Jennifer Rothschild From the Trade Paperback edition.

Lessons I Learned in the Dark

by Jennifer Rothschild

Guidance for Your Journey Sometimes, God's Word is like candlelight that warms and comforts. Other times, it is a red flashing light that protects. Often, it's a spotlight that exposes your need. And since you are called to walk by faith, you need light-in all its various forms-guiding your steps. Jennifer Rothschild 's path, darkened by physical blindness, is illuminated by scriptural truth. And now she shares the keys to persevering and "clinging to the Sword" no matter what your circumstances. Lessons I Learned in the Lightis a powerful collection of Scripture, intriguing autobiographical sketches, and pointed Bible study with personal, practical application questions that will encourage you every step of the way. "Your word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. " Psalm 119:105 Have you known darkness? Are you there even now? There is a ray of hope that brings clarity and guidance: God's Word-the Light that is better than life. And it wields the power to see you through absolutely anything. Jennifer Rothschild , in her physical blindness, found the secret to persevering with endurance and shares it candidly. No matter what you face today,Lessons I Learned in the Lightwill help you: cling to His Word carry no baggage pray like crazy be God-conscious enjoy the fish bowl No matter how dark the road, you can travel it courageously, secure in the Light. "For these commands and this teaching are a lamp to light the way ahead of you" (Proverbs 6:23 , NLT). "Jennifer Rothschild is a sincere and transparent example of what it means to press toward the goal-to live a thriving, courageous life in Christ. " Sara Groves Singer/songwriter "Like the Renaissance artists of old, Jennifer Rothschild sees with her heart. Through self-discipline, acute observation, and Christ centeredness, the tapestry of her life has been woven together by an unshakeable faith. " Luci Swindoll Author and speaker, Women of Faith "Her gentle, pleasing style first draws readers in and captures their imaginations. Only then does she deliver her more powerful punches. " Publishers Weekly Story Behind the Book "I don't have the privilege of reading God's Word in the traditional sense, but I still rely on it as my source of power-power to persevere and thrive in a world of darkness. Without it, I would have quit a long time ago. Proverbs 6:23 says 'These commands and this teaching are a lamp to light the way ahead of you' (NLT). WhileLessons I Learned in the Darkprovided principles for walking by faith,Lessons I Learned in the Lightoffers fuel for running with endurance. " - Jennifer Rothschild From the Trade Paperback edition.

Lessons in Becoming Myself

by Ellen Burstyn

By the time Ellen Burstyn arrived in New York to study acting, she'd already worked as a Texas fashion model, a Montreal chorus girl, suffered numerous toxic relationships, and just as many name changes and spiritual paths. Theater legend Moss Hart called her "a natural" but Ellen Burstyn was still trying discover who she was. This is the graceful story of a personal and professional quest, a life-long journey-by turns triumphant and terrifying, tragic and funny, thoughtful and illuminating. .

Lessons in Disaster: McGeorge Bundy and the Path to War in Vietnam

by Gordon M. Goldstein

Interesting book about Bundy and the decisions made on whether or not to send troops into Vietnam.

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