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The Political Economy of Central Banking in Emerging Economies (Routledge Critical Studies in Finance and Stability)

by Mustafa Ya 287 C 305

Since the start of the Global Financial Crisis in 2008, research on central banking has gained momentum due to unusual levels of central bank activism and unconventional monetary policy measures in many countries. While these policies drew significant attention to advanced economy central banks, there has been much less academic focus on central banking in emerging economies. This book extends the research on the political economy of central banking by focusing on the emerging economies in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the European periphery. Central banks are at the heart of economic policymaking, and their decisions have a significant impact on the social and economic well-being of citizens. Adopting an interdisciplinary political economy perspective, the contributions in this book explore the reciprocal relations between politics, economics, and central banks, and how the global and domestic political economy contexts influence central bank practices. The chapters employ diverse theoretical perspectives such as institutional and organizational theory, developmental state resource dependency, and gender studies, drawing on disciplines ranging from politics, international relations, public policy, management, finance, and sociology. This book will appeal to academics and students of central banking, political economy, and emerging economies, as well as professionals and policymakers engaged with central banks, monetary policy, and economic development.

Scale Effects in Rock Masses 93

by A. PINTO DA CUNHA

The proceedings of the 2nd International Scale Effects in Rock Masses, held in Lisbon, June 25, 1993. The text includes coverage of scale effects in the determination of the deformability and strength of rock masses and scale effects in the determination of internal rock masses.

Tales from the Folly: A Rivers of London Short Story Collection (Rivers of London)

by Ben Aaronovitch

Return to the world of Rivers of London in this first short story collection from bestselling author, Ben Aaronovitch. Tales from the Folly is a carefully curated collection that gathers together previously published stories and brand new tales in the same place for the first time.Each tale features a new introduction from the author, filled with insight and anecdote offering the reader a deeper into this absorbing fictional world. This is a must read for any Rivers of London fan.Join Peter, Nightingale, Abigail, Agent Reynolds and Tobias Winter for a series of perfectly portioned tales. Discover what’s haunting a lonely motorway service station, who still wanders the shelves of a popular London bookshop, and what exactly happened to the River Lugg… With an introduction from internationally bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series, Charlaine Harris.This collection includes:The Home Crowd AdvantageThe DomesticThe CockpitThe Loneliness of the Long-Distance GrannyKing of The RatsA Rare Book of Cunning DeviceA Dedicated Follower of FashionFavourite UncleVanessa Sommer’s Other Christmas ListThree Rivers, Two Husbands and a BabyMoments One-ThreePraise for the Rivers of London series:“Ben Aaronovitch has created a wonderful world full of mystery, magic and fantastic characters. I love being there more than the real London” –Nick Frost“A superlative blend of whimsy and grit…Jim Butcher meets Douglas Adams” —Publishers Weekly“…my favorite current series… delightful, compulsive and fresh—with a love of multicultural London evident on every page, wonderfully diverse characters, magic, mystery, and mayhem. Once you start, you will literally not be able to put them down.” —Lavie Tidhar in Washington Post“…recounted with deadpan British wit and irony…packed with fascinating historical detail… Lively and amusing and different.” —Kirkus

Tales from the Folly: A Rivers of London Short Story Collection (Rivers of London)

by Ben Aaronovitch

Return to the world of Rivers of London in this first short story collection from #1 Sunday Times bestselling author, Ben Aaronovitch. Tales from the Folly is a carefully curated collection that gathers together previously published stories and brand new tales in the same place for the first time.Each tale features a new introduction from the author, filled with insight and anecdote offering the reader a deeper into this absorbing fictional world. This is a must read for any Rivers of London fan.Join Peter, Nightingale, Abigail, Agent Reynolds and Tobias Winter for a series of perfectly portioned tales. Discover what’s haunting a lonely motorway service station, who still wanders the shelves of a popular London bookshop, and what exactly happened to the River Lugg… With an introduction from internationally bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series, Charlaine Harris.This collection includes:The Home Crowd AdvantageThe DomesticThe CockpitThe Loneliness of the Long-Distance GrannyKing of The RatsA Rare Book of Cunning DeviceA Dedicated Follower of FashionFavourite UncleVanessa Sommer’s Other Christmas ListThree Rivers, Two Husbands and a BabyMoments One-ThreePraise for the Rivers of London series:‘Ben Aaronovitch has created a wonderful world full of mystery, magic and fantastic characters. I love being there more than the real London’ –Nick Frost‘As brilliant and funny as ever’ –The Sun‘Charming, witty, exciting’ –The Independent‘An incredibly fast-moving magical joyride for grown-ups’ –The TimesDiscover why this incredible series has sold over two million copies around the world. If you’re a fan of Terry Pratchett or Douglas Adams—don't panic—you will love Ben Aaronovitch.

2020 International Conference on Applications and Techniques in Cyber Intelligence: Applications and Techniques in Cyber Intelligence (ATCI 2020) (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing #1244)

by Jemal H. Abawajy Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo Mohammed Atiquzzaman Zheng Xu

This book presents innovative ideas, cutting-edge findings, and novel techniques, methods, and applications in a broad range of cybersecurity and cyberthreat intelligence areas. As our society becomes smarter, there is a corresponding need to secure our cyberfuture. The book describes approaches and findings that are of interest to business professionals and governments seeking to secure our data and underpin infrastructures, as well as to individual users.

The Ghosts of Eden Park: The Bootleg King, the Women Who Pursued Him, and the Murder That Shocked Jazz-Age America

by Karen Abbott

The epic true crime story of the most successful bootlegger in American history and the murder that shocked the nation. <P><P>The early days of Prohibition, long before Al Capone became a household name, a German immigrant named George Remus quits practicing law and starts trafficking whiskey. Within two years he's a multi-millionaire. <P><P> The press calls him "King of the Bootleggers," writing breathless stories about the Gatsby-esque events he and his glamorous second wife, Imogene, host at their Cincinnati mansion, with party favors ranging from diamond jewelry for the men to brand-new cars for the women. <P><P>By the summer of 1921, Remus owns 35 percent of all the liquor in the United States. Pioneering prosecutor Mabel Walker Willebrandt is determined to bring him down. Willebrandt's bosses at the Justice Department hired her right out of law school, assuming she'd pose no real threat to the cozy relationship they maintain with Remus. <P><P> Eager to prove them wrong, she dispatches her best investigator, Franklin Dodge, to look into his empire. It's a decision with deadly consequences. <P><P>With the fledgling FBI on the case, Remus is quickly imprisoned for violating the Volstead Act. Her husband behind bars, Imogene begins an affair with Dodge. Together, they plot to ruin Remus, sparking a bitter feud that soon reaches the highest levels of government--and that can only end in murder. <P><P> Combining deep historical research with novelistic flair, The Ghosts of Eden Park is the unforgettable, stranger-than-fiction story of a rags-to-riches entrepreneur and a long-forgotten heroine, of the excesses and absurdities of the Jazz Age, and of the infinite human capacity to deceive. <P><P><b> A New York Times Bestseller </b>

Life Cycles in England 1560-1720: Cradle to Grave

by Mary Abbott

This book plots the human career in England, between 1560 and 1720, from birth to old age. It provides a collection of extracts from texts written in the period as well as collection of photographs of images and artefacts made in England between the period.

The Forgiving Wife: Pressed but not crushed! Perplexed but not in despair! Based on true events

by Abby

How did the book, The Forgiving Wife come up? It was the year 2007 when the Holy Spirit prompt me to write about my story. At first, I was reluctant and pulled back, but the spirit of God kept pressing upon me. I finally decided to start jutting information here and there. As I started to gather more and more memories of my early marriage each day. I realized that I didn’t have a name for the book. I then consulted God about giving me a name for the book. Within ten minutes of me asking, the Holy Spirit spoke quite clearly and said calmly, The Forgiving Wife. Not putting up a fight with what I heard and felt, I continued writing. As I gained confidence in writing my book, my marriage once again started to spiral downhill in 2011. I then started to doubt my book and asked what sense was it to continue? There was no way I could finish my book. How would I end it? Not sure of which way to steer my writing anymore, I was forced to stop writing. After taking another blow to my marriage in October of 2015. Two years later I finally realized that my battling marriage was far bigger than my husband and me. This was far beyond our intellect. I realized that we were not walking this road for ourselves but, for someone else. July 30th, 2017, I began to consolidate all of the writing pieces into chapters. After receiving approval from my husband to write about our personal, behind the scenes relationship. I then had a clearer understanding as to why I was writing this book in the first place. It was to help broken and hurting women out there. I wanted to let the world know that Jesus is still in the business of restoring, healing, changing and saving lives! I’m not asking you if Jesus can do it, I’m telling you that he can! I urge readers that if you don&’t have Jesus as the head of your marriage and home, get him because you will need him! Some battles you win and some you lose. Whatever the case may be, don’t allow your marital issues cause you to become so disoriented that you want nothing to do with life anymore. Neither let them allow you to lose your integrity, your dignity, nor your identity! At the end of the day, both spouses must want the same thing. This book is intended to help both men and women. I explained in this book that fighting for your marriage is not an easy fight. As a matter of fact, in the book shows how difficult and discouraging it got for me at times. I talked about how I was at my lowest point. Where I felt like my breath was literally being snuffed away from me, but God! It talks about how I was so confused at times; I almost lost my mind. I do not suggest you stay in a marriage if the situation is life threatening. This book does not talk about having a perfect marriage. As a matter of fact, my book shows that my marriage is still far from perfect, we must learn to accept imperfections as well. You won’t regret buying this book. The content is intriguing, the events are interesting and engaging. And the message is authentic!

Good Governance and Civil–Security Relations: A Comparative Study of Turkey and Egypt (Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Democratization and Government)

by Ahmed Abd Rabou

Developing the traditional civil-military relations approach to include security actors, the book compares the style of civil-security relations in both Egypt and Turkey. The volume comprehends the competition between civilian actors and military and security actors to impose control over the political regimes in transition and how this is related to the issue of good governance and democratization. The Egyptian and Turkish cases are viably comparable in terms of the status of civil-security relations and level of civilian control, specifically considering the different outcomes of the latest military putsches in both country (2013 in Egypt and 2016 in Turkey), and the extended experiences of both countries with a strong military influence and presence in politics. The different responses of the Egyptian and Turkish publics to the coup attempts invite an interesting comparison, especially given that in both cases, the public was the decisive factor in the success or failure of the coup. Focusing on civil-security relations within the broader context of good governance and democracy in Egypt and Turkey this book will be a key resource for students and scholars interested in political science, specifically comparative government studies and Middle East studies.

Sisters of the War: Two Remarkable True Stories of Survival and Hope in Syria (Scholastic Focus)

by Rania Abouzeid

Since the revolution-turned-civil war in Syria began in 2011, over 500,000 civilians have been killed and more than 12 million Syrians have been displaced. Rania Abouzeid, one of the foremost journalists on the topic, follows two pairs of sisters from opposite sides of the conflict to give readers a firsthand glimpse of the turmoil and devastation this strife has wrought. Sunni Muslim Ruha and her younger sister Alaa withstand constant attacks by the Syrian government in rebel-held territory. Alawite sisters Hanin and Jawa try to carry on as normal in the police state of regime-held Syria. The girls grow up in a world where nightly bombings are routine and shrapnel counts as toys. They bear witness to arrests, killings, demolished homes, and further atrocities most adults could not imagine. Still, war does not dampen their sense of hope.Through the stories of Ruha and Alaa and Hanin and Jawa, Abouzeid presents a clear-eyed and page-turning account of the complex conditions in Syria leading to the onset of the harrowing conflict. With Abouzeid's careful attention and remarkable reporting, she crafts an incredibly empathetic and nuanced narrative of the Syrian civil war, and the promise of progress these young people still embody.

Innovations in Bio-Inspired Computing and Applications: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Innovations in Bio-Inspired Computing and Applications (IBICA 2019) held in Gunupur, Odisha, India during December 16-18, 2019 (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing #1180)

by Ajith Abraham Kun Ma Mrutyunjaya Panda Subhrajit Pradhan Laura Garcia-Hernandez

This book highlights recent research on bio-inspired computing and its various innovative applications in information and communication technologies. It presents 38 high-quality papers from the 10th International Conference on Innovations in Bio-Inspired Computing and Applications (IBICA 2019) and 9th World Congress on Information and Communication Technologies (WICT 2019), which was held at GIET University, Gunupur, India, on December 16–18, 2019. As a premier conference, IBICA–WICT brings together researchers, engineers and practitioners whose work involves bio-inspired computing, computational intelligence and their applications in information security, real-world contexts, etc. Including contributions by authors from 18 countries, the book offers a valuable reference guide for all researchers, students and practitioners in the fields of Computer Science and Engineering.

Hybrid Intelligent Systems: 19th International Conference on Hybrid Intelligent Systems (HIS 2019) held in Bhopal, India, December 10-12, 2019 (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing #1179)

by Ajith Abraham Maria Leonilde Varela Shishir K. Shandilya Laura Garcia-Hernandez

This book highlights the recent research on hybrid intelligent systems and their various practical applications. It presents 34 selected papers from the 18th International Conference on Hybrid Intelligent Systems (HIS 2019) and 9 papers from the 15th International Conference on Information Assurance and Security (IAS 2019), which was held at VIT Bhopal University, India, from December 10 to 12, 2019. A premier conference in the field of artificial intelligence, HIS - IAS 2019 brought together researchers, engineers and practitioners whose work involves intelligent systems, network security and their applications in industry. Including contributions by authors from 20 countries, the book offers a valuable reference guide for all researchers, students and practitioners in the fields of Computer Science and Engineering.

Models for Concurrency

by Uri Abraham

Concurrent systems are generally understood in terms of behavioral notions. Models for Concurrency analyzes the subject in terms of events and their temporal relationship rather than on global states. It presents a comprehensive analysis of model theory applied to concurrent protocols, and seeks to provide a theory of concurrency that is both intuitively appealing and rigorously based on mathematical foundations. The book is divided into three main sections. The first introduces the required concepts from model theory, details the structures that are used to model concurrency, gives an in-depth description and explanation of the semantics of a simple language that allows concurrent execution of sequential programs, and deals with the question of resolving executions into higher-level and lower-level granularities. The second and third sections apply the theory developed to practical examples, and an exposition of the producer/consumer problem with details of two solutions is given. The author also deals with message passing, as opposed to shared memory.

The Fury of Rachel Monette

by Peter Abrahams

A woman must untangle a dark enigma that dates back to World War II in order to find her kidnapped son in this riveting international thriller from Peter Abrahams, aka Spencer Quinn, author of the Chet and Bernie Mysteries Rachel Monette arrives home to a scene of unspeakable violence: Her French-born husband, Dan, is dead--the victim of a savage stabbing--and her five-year-old son is missing. A neighbor claims she saw a rabbi taking Adam away. But there are no synagogues in Williamstown. The only clue is a letter Rachel finds in Dan's safety deposit box. Written in 1942, it's about the reassignment of three German soldiers to a place called Camp Siegfried in the supposedly unoccupied western part of North Africa. Convinced that the murder and abduction are related to a book Dan recently completed about German-occupied countries during World War II, Rachel travels to North Africa and then on to Israel, where a mass murderer hiding in plain sight is determined to keep the horrors of the past buried forever.

Modern Persian: A Course-Book

by Simin Abrahams

Modern Persian begins with the teaching of the Persian alphabet. It aims to provide the student with the necessary skills for social interaction, as well as a basis for the study of modern literature. The course consists of seventeen units and favours teaching by communicative and contextual learning. Most units begin with a reading exercise used to introduce an item of grammar and new vocabulary, followed by explanations and drill exercises aimed at consolidating the student's understanding. Complete with Persian-English vocabulary to all the exercises and tape recordings, this is an up-to-date textbook which can be used both by teachers or individuals wishing to learn Persian independently.

Keto für Dummies (Für Dummies)

by Rami Abrams Vicky Abrams

Sie wollen Gewicht verlieren und gesünder leben? Dieses Buch verrät Ihnen, warum die ketogene Ernährung der perfekte Weg dorthin sein könnte. Es erklärt Ihnen, was bei der ketogenen Diät in Ihrem Körper passiert und was aus wissenschaftlicher Sicht dahintersteckt. Rami und Vicky Abrams zeigen Ihnen, worauf es bei einer ketogenen Ernährung ankommt, durchforsten mit Ihnen Ihren Kühlschrank und die Supermarktregale und stellen Ihnen viele leckere Rezepte vor. Sie erfahren aber auch, was Sie beim Auswärtsessen beachten sollten und erhalten zahlreiche Tipps für einen gesünderen Lebensstil mit der Keto-Diät.

Intercultural Communication and Language Pedagogy: From Theory To Practice

by Zsuzsanna I. Abrams

Learning a new language offers a unique opportunity to discover other cultures as well as one's own. This discovery process is essential for developing 21st-century intercultural communication skills. To help prepare language teachers for their role as guides during this process, this book uses interdisciplinary research from social sciences and applied linguistics on intercultural communication for designing teaching activities that are readily implemented in the language classroom. Diverse language examples are used throughout the book to illustrate theoretical concepts, making them accessible to language teachers at all skill levels. The chapters introduce various perspectives on culture, intercultural communicative competence, analyzing authentic language data, teaching foreign/second languages with an intercultural communication orientation, the intercultural journey, the language-culture-identity connection, as well as resolving miscommunication and cultural conflict. While the immediate audience of this book is language teachers, the ultimate beneficiaries are language learners interested in undertaking the intercultural journey.

Proof of Collusion: How Trump Betrayed America

by Seth Abramson

For the first time, the full, explosive record of the unthinkable: how a US president compromised American foreign policy in exchange for the promise of future business and covert election assistance. Looking back at this moment in history, historians will ask if Americans knew they were living through the first case of criminal conspiracy between an American presidential candidate turned commander in chief and a geopolitical enemy. The answer might be: it was hard to see the whole picture. The stories coming in from around the globe have often seemed fantastical: clandestine meetings in foreign capitals, secret recordings in a Moscow hotel, Kremlin agents infiltrating the Trump inner circle... Seth Abramson has tracked every one of these far-flung reports and now, in Proof of Collusion, he finally gives us a record of the unthinkable - a president compromising American foreign policy in exchange for the promise of future business and covert election assistance. The attorney, professor and former criminal investigator has used his exacting legal mind and forensic acumen to compile, organise and analyse every piece of the Trump-Russia story. His conclusion is clear: the case for collusion is staring us in the face. Drawing from American and European news outlets, he takes readers through the Trump-Russia scandal chronologically, putting the developments in context and showing how they connect. His extraordinary march through all the public evidence includes: * How Trump worked for thirty years to expand his real estate empire into Russia even as he was rescued from bankruptcy by Putin’s oligarchs and Kremlin agents. * How Russian intelligence gathered compromising material on him over multiple trips. * How Trump recruited Russian allies and business partners while running for president. * How he surrounded himself with advisers who engaged in clandestine negotiations with Russia. * How Trump aides and family members held secret meetings with foreign agents and lied about them. By pulling every last thread of this complicated story together, Abramson argues that - even in the absence of a Congressional investigation or a report from Special Counsel Mueller - the public record already indicates a quid pro quo between Trump and the Kremlin. The most extraordinary part of the case for collusion is that so much of it unfolded in plain sight.

The Light After the War: A Novel

by Anita Abriel

Inspired by an incredible true story of two Jewish friends who survived the Holocaust, this sweeping novel of love and friendship spans World War II from Budapest to Austria and the postwar years from Naples to Caracas, perfect for fans of The German Girl and We Were the Lucky Ones. It is 1946 when Vera Frankel and her best friend Edith Ban arrive in Naples. Refugees from Hungary, they managed to escape from a train headed for Auschwitz and spent the rest of the war hiding on an Austrian farm. Now, the two young women must start new lives abroad. Armed with a letter of recommendation from an American officer, Vera finds work at the United States embassy where she falls in love with Captain Anton Wight. But as Vera and Edith grapple with the aftermath of the war, so too does Anton, and when he suddenly disappears, Vera is forced to change course. Their quest for a better life takes Vera and Edith from Naples to Ellis Island to Caracas as they start careers, reunite with old friends, and rebuild their lives after terrible loss. Moving, evocative, and compelling, this timely tale of true friendship, love, and survival will stay with you long after you turn the final page.

Un finde terrorífico (Las Fantásticas Hormiguets #Volumen 3)

by Silvia Abril

Silvia Abril presenta la tercera entrega de su serie de humor y aventuras infantil:¡Las Fantásticas Hormiguets están de regreso! Joana, Julia, Sara y Nerea son alegres, entusiastas, creativas... y todos las conocen como «Las fantásticas Hormiguets». En esta tercera aventura las niñas pasan un fin de semana en una casa en el campo donde celebrarán una fiesta escalofriante. Disfraces, comidas, calabaza... ¡todo a punto! Pero cuando comienzan a pasar cosas extrañas, la aventura se convierte en realmente tenebrosa y por supuesto, muy, muy divertida. ¿Preparados para un fin de semana de terror? ¡Venid a pasarlo de miedo con las fantásticas Hormiguets!

Un cap de setmana de por (Les Fantàstiques Formiguets #Volumen 3)

by Silvia Abril

Silvia Abril presenta la continuació de la seva sèrie d'humor i aventures infantil: Les Fantàstiques Formiguets! La Joana, la Júlia, la Sara i la Nerea són alegres, entusiastes, creatives... i tots les coneixen com «Les fantàstiques Formiguets». En aquesta aventura, les nenes passen un cap de setmana en una casa al mig del camp on hi faran una festa esgarrifosa. Disfresses, menjar, carbassa... ho tenen tot a punt! Però, de sobte, hi comencen a passar coses estranyes i curioses, i l'aventura agafa un aire molt tenebrós, però molt i molt divertit alhora. Esteu preparats per viure un cap de setmana de terror? Veniu a passar-vos-ho de por amb les fantàstiques Formiguets!

The Qur'an: An Introduction

by Muhammad Abu-Hamdiyyah

This new work presents a concise and accessible introduction to the Qur'an. Muhammad Abu-Hamdiyyah first explores the concept of deity, including the Christian and Jewish understanding of God, and second discusses the Qur'anic message from the perspective of modern knowledge. This is an ideal textbook for students with no prior knowledge of the complexities of the Qur'an's message.

Skateboarding and Femininity: Gender, Space-making and Expressive Movement (Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies)

by Dani Abulhawa

Skateboarding and Femininity explores and highlights the value of femininity both within skateboarding and wider culture. This book examines skateboarding’s relationship to gender politics through a consideration of the personal politics connected to individual skateboarders, the social-spatial arenas in which skateboarding takes place, and by understanding the performance of tricks and symbolic movements as part of gender-based power dynamics. Dani Abulhawa anaylses the discursive frameworks connected to skateboarding philanthropic projects and how these operate through gendered tropes. Through the author’s work with skateboarding charity SkatePal, this book offers an alternative way of recognising the value of skateboarding philanthropy projects, proposing a move toward a more open and explorative somatic practice perspective.

Indigenous Medicine among the Bedouin in the Middle East

by Aref Abu-Rabia

Modern medicine has penetrated Bedouin tribes in the course of rapid urbanization and education, but when serious illnesses strike, particularly in the case of incurable diseases, even educated people turn to traditional medicine for a remedy. Over the course of 30 years, the author gathered data on traditional Bedouin medicine among pastoral-nomadic, semi-nomadic, and settled tribes. Based on interviews with healers, clients, and other active participants in treatments, this book will contribute to renewed thinking about a synthesis between traditional and modern medicine - to their reciprocal enrichment.

Researching Peace, Conflict, and Power in the Field: Methodological Challenges And Opportunities (Peace Psychology Book Ser.)

by Yasemin Gülsüm Acar Sigrun Marie Moss Özden Melis Uluğ

This edited volume offers useful resources for researchers conducting fieldwork in various global conflict contexts, bringing together a range of international voices to relay important methodological challenges and opportunities from their experiences. The book provides an extensive account of how people do conflict research in difficult contexts, critically evaluating what it means to do research in the field and what the role of the researcher is in that context. Among the topics discussed: * Conceptualizing the interpreter in field interviews in post-conflict settings * Data collection with indigenous people * Challenges to implementation of social psychological interventions * Researching children and young people’s identity and social attitudes * Insider and outsider dynamics when doing research in difficult contexts * Working with practitioners and local organizations Researching Peace, Conflict, and Power in the Field is a valuable guide for students and scholars interested in conflict research, social psychologists, and peace psychologists engaged in conflict-related fieldwork.

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