“I went up behind and touched my bra.” Details of the story about a Perm teacher who was given 9 years for harassing a student

– It is difficult to build forecasts, but I believe in the best. I feel sorry for mom, she is very worried, it has been going on for more than a year, – said “KP» 49-year-old math teacher Valery Syropyatov and, with a sigh, he entered the courtroom.

On Monday in the Ordzhonikidze court Perm the teacher was sentenced under the article “Violent acts of a sexual nature”. The sentence is 9 years and 6 months in a maximum security colony.

“The girl begged the three”

This ugly story happened in March last year in a Perm school. According to the teacher, she looked like this:

– In the seventh grade, where the girl studied, I taught mathematics for the first year. In the first quarter, she deceived me, I believed and put the “troika”. But there must be an educational moment. I told her that now she will hand over all the work in the sequence in which they are studied. And until we get to the control for the third quarter, the final mark at her will not be!

On that day, March 27, several students came to the mathematician to take the “tails”.

“Everyone sat at their desks and did the work, and once again she decided to slip away,” the teacher continues. – I began to ask myself, said that her stomach ached, her head … I insisted: “Decide the control, get your” threefold “and you can step on all four sides. If it’s inconvenient for you to study in the classroom – the children are noisy – let’s go to another office. ” We left, she stood at the table and again began to whine. I sit at the table and tell her: “Go, decide!” The man does not leave, I waved. I am sitting, she is standing – where will i get? Here in the belt on the side with the back of the hand and hit. It turned out cotton. I admitted this, and was removed by the director from teaching in this class. I apologized and believed that the incident had been exhausted.

Soon, the information got into law enforcement. First, criminal proceedings were instituted for Art. Art. 135 of the Criminal Code RF “Depraved actions”, and after six months the investigations were re-qualified as more serious, Art. 132 “Violent acts of a sexual nature.”

At each meeting, teachers supported

To the court – at each hearing in the Valery case Syropyatova – a support group gathered: former graduates, colleagues, parents of students … 17 of them acted as witnesses from the defense. They all said that they could not believe the guilt of their beloved teacher. He does not smoke, does sports, organizes excursions around the Perm Territory and cities for children Of Russiaorganizes competitions in rogain, tourist trips, alloys, fees …

Despite all the kind words spoken to the defendant, the state prosecution requested 13 years of imprisonment for him.

Valery Syropyatov on the day the sentence was announced, we met near the courthouse. He was light, without things. As the teacher himself explained, he believed that the court would figure it out and justify it.

“I’ve already checked in, now I’ll take a little walk, breathe in fresh air, mentally tune in and go,” he explained before entering the courtroom.

Despite the fact that the process was closed, the journalists and the support group were allowed to announce the verdict.

It was impossible to understand what the teacher experienced at that moment when the judge said “nine and a half years in a maximum security colony”, the teacher’s face was hidden under a mask. And the former graduates and colleagues who were present at the announcement somehow immediately went down. Someone could not hold back tears.

– Do you understand the verdict and the procedure for appealing against it?

“Yes, your honor,” the convict answered calmly.

At that moment, three escorts entered the courtroom. Knowing the rules of staying in places of deprivation of liberty — the teacher spent three days in a pre-trial detention center while the investigation was under way — the teacher began to unfasten his belt in order to remove it, took money from his pockets, a cell phone and gave it to a relative. The guards locked handcuffs on his hands, and asked all those present to leave the courtroom.

It was impossible to understand what the teacher experienced at that moment when the judge said “nine and a half years in a maximum security colony”, the teacher’s face was hidden under a mask.Photo: Vasily Vakhrin

I closed and he pushed my hands away

– The criminal case was considered in closed court, so we can’t explain the details, you heard the verdict, the evidence that the prosecution presented to the court was enough to plead guilty to a particularly serious crime against the sexual integrity of a minor, therefore the sentence so big – said assistant to the prosecutor of the Ordzhonikidze district of Perm, Dmitry Shishkin. – And that slap, and the version that the defendant himself told everyone about, including in the media, is a way of protection.

As it became known to “Komsomolskaya Pravda” from a source familiar with the materials of the criminal case, one of the evidence presented in court was the correspondence of the seventh grader with his girlfriend in social networks. Late in the evening on the day of math retaking, the schoolgirl wrote to her close friend that she was at school, and the teacher took her to a separate office, put her at her desk, walked up behind and began to touch her bra.

“I sat at the table, he was at the back and was pawing me,” she wrote. – I tried to close my hands, and he pushed his hands and touched me by the chest.

Experts examined the girl for bruises and the only thing found on her body was a small scratch on her finger.

The accusation was also based on the words of the girl, her mother and friend. Investigators also found a video from school surveillance cameras, which shows how one of the schoolgirls told Valery Nikolaevich that she had passed the debt, and he leaned over and began to say in her ear that she was good. This was interpreted later as a kiss.

During the investigation, a forensic medical examination was carried out, the biological traces of the teacher on the things of the victim were not found. The teacher was also tested for a tendency to pedophilia, but the result was negative.

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Among them were police officers and lawyers [видео] (More …)

“Having heard the verdict, he took off his belt.” In Perm, the teacher received 9 and a half years for a slap on the student’s priest

Valery Syropyatov was handcuffed in the courtroom (More …)

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“I went up behind and touched my bra.” Details of the story about a Perm teacher who was given 9 years for harassing a student

– It is difficult to build forecasts, but I believe in the best. I feel sorry for mom, she is very worried, it has been going on for more than a year, – said “KP» 49-year-old math teacher Valery Syropyatov and, with a sigh, he entered the courtroom.

On Monday in the Ordzhonikidze court Perm the teacher was sentenced under the article “Violent acts of a sexual nature”. The sentence is 9 years and 6 months in a maximum security colony.

“The girl begged the three”

This ugly story happened in March last year in a Perm school. According to the teacher, she looked like this:

– In the seventh grade, where the girl studied, I taught mathematics for the first year. In the first quarter, she deceived me, I believed and put the “troika”. But there must be an educational moment. I told her that now she will hand over all the work in the sequence in which they are studied. And until we get to the control for the third quarter, the final mark at her will not be!

On that day, March 27, several students came to the mathematician to take the “tails”.

“Everyone sat at their desks and did the work, and once again she decided to slip away,” the teacher continues. – I began to ask myself, said that her stomach ached, her head … I insisted: “Decide the control, get your” threefold “and you can step on all four sides. If it’s inconvenient for you to study in the classroom – the children are noisy – let’s go to another office. ” We left, she stood at the table and again began to whine. I sit at the table and tell her: “Go, decide!” The man does not leave, I waved. I am sitting, she is standing – where will i get? Here in the belt on the side with the back of the hand and hit. It turned out cotton. I admitted this, and was removed by the director from teaching in this class. I apologized and believed that the incident had been exhausted.

Soon, the information got into law enforcement. First, criminal proceedings were instituted for Art. Art. 135 of the Criminal Code RF “Depraved actions”, and after six months the investigations were re-qualified as more serious, Art. 132 “Violent acts of a sexual nature.”

At each meeting, teachers supported

To the court – at each hearing in the Valery case Syropyatova – a support group gathered: former graduates, colleagues, parents of students … 17 of them acted as witnesses from the defense. They all said that they could not believe the guilt of their beloved teacher. He does not smoke, does sports, organizes excursions around the Perm Territory and cities for children Of Russiaorganizes competitions in rogain, tourist trips, alloys, fees …

Despite all the kind words spoken to the defendant, the state prosecution requested 13 years of imprisonment for him.

Valery Syropyatov on the day the sentence was announced, we met near the courthouse. He was light, without things. As the teacher himself explained, he believed that the court would figure it out and justify it.

“I’ve already checked in, now I’ll take a little walk, breathe in fresh air, mentally tune in and go,” he explained before entering the courtroom.

Despite the fact that the process was closed, the journalists and the support group were allowed to announce the verdict.

It was impossible to understand what the teacher experienced at that moment when the judge said “nine and a half years in a maximum security colony”, the teacher’s face was hidden under a mask. And the former graduates and colleagues who were present at the announcement somehow immediately went down. Someone could not hold back tears.

– Do you understand the verdict and the procedure for appealing against it?

“Yes, your honor,” the convict answered calmly.

At that moment, three escorts entered the courtroom. Knowing the rules of staying in places of deprivation of liberty — the teacher spent three days in a pre-trial detention center while the investigation was under way — the teacher began to unfasten his belt in order to remove it, took money from his pockets, a cell phone and gave it to a relative. The guards locked handcuffs on his hands, and asked all those present to leave the courtroom.

It was impossible to understand what the teacher experienced at that moment when the judge said “nine and a half years in a maximum security colony”, the teacher’s face was hidden under a mask.Photo: Vasily Vakhrin

I closed and he pushed my hands away

– The criminal case was considered in closed court, so we can’t explain the details, you heard the verdict, the evidence that the prosecution presented to the court was enough to plead guilty to a particularly serious crime against the sexual integrity of a minor, therefore the sentence so big – said assistant to the prosecutor of the Ordzhonikidze district of Perm, Dmitry Shishkin. – And that slap, and the version that the defendant himself told everyone about, including in the media, is a way of protection.

As it became known to “Komsomolskaya Pravda” from a source familiar with the materials of the criminal case, one of the evidence presented in court was the correspondence of the seventh grader with his girlfriend in social networks. Late in the evening on the day of math retaking, the schoolgirl wrote to her close friend that she was at school, and the teacher took her to a separate office, put her at her desk, walked up behind and began to touch her bra.

“I sat at the table, he was at the back and was pawing me,” she wrote. – I tried to close my hands, and he pushed his hands and touched me by the chest.

Experts examined the girl for bruises and the only thing found on her body was a small scratch on her finger.

The accusation was also based on the words of the girl, her mother and friend. Investigators also found a video from school surveillance cameras, which shows how one of the schoolgirls told Valery Nikolaevich that she had passed the debt, and he leaned over and began to say in her ear that she was good. This was interpreted later as a kiss.

During the investigation, a forensic medical examination was carried out, the biological traces of the teacher on the things of the victim were not found. The teacher was also tested for a tendency to pedophilia, but the result was negative.

READ ALSO:

“Sex scandal” in Perm: a math teacher shines 13 years for a slap on the priest of the seventh grader

In an interview with Komsomolka, the teacher told his version of events [видео] (More …)

In Perm, 17 graduates spoke at the trial in defense of a mathematics teacher who faces 13 years for a slap on the priest of a seventh grader

Among them were police officers and lawyers [видео] (More …)

“Having heard the verdict, he took off his belt.” In Perm, the teacher received 9 and a half years for a slap on the student’s priest

Valery Syropyatov was handcuffed in the courtroom (More …)

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“I went up behind and touched my bra.” Details of the story about a Perm teacher who was given 9 years for harassing a student

– It is difficult to build forecasts, but I believe in the best. I feel sorry for mom, she is very worried, it has been going on for more than a year, – said “KP» 49-year-old math teacher Valery Syropyatov and, with a sigh, he entered the courtroom.

On Monday in the Ordzhonikidze court Perm the teacher was sentenced under the article “Violent acts of a sexual nature”. The sentence is 9 years and 6 months in a maximum security colony.

“The girl begged the three”

This ugly story happened in March last year in a Perm school. According to the teacher, she looked like this:

– In the seventh grade, where the girl studied, I taught mathematics for the first year. In the first quarter, she deceived me, I believed and put the “troika”. But there must be an educational moment. I told her that now she will hand over all the work in the sequence in which they are studied. And until we get to the control for the third quarter, the final mark at her will not be!

On that day, March 27, several students came to the mathematician to take the “tails”.

“Everyone sat at their desks and did the work, and once again she decided to slip away,” the teacher continues. – I began to ask myself, said that her stomach ached, her head … I insisted: “Decide the control, get your” threefold “and you can step on all four sides. If it’s inconvenient for you to study in the classroom – the children are noisy – let’s go to another office. ” We left, she stood at the table and again began to whine. I sit at the table and tell her: “Go, decide!” The man does not leave, I waved. I am sitting, she is standing – where will i get? Here in the belt on the side with the back of the hand and hit. It turned out cotton. I admitted this, and was removed by the director from teaching in this class. I apologized and believed that the incident had been exhausted.

Soon, the information got into law enforcement. First, criminal proceedings were instituted for Art. Art. 135 of the Criminal Code RF “Depraved actions”, and after six months the investigations were re-qualified as more serious, Art. 132 “Violent acts of a sexual nature.”

At each meeting, teachers supported

To the court – at each hearing in the Valery case Syropyatova – a support group gathered: former graduates, colleagues, parents of students … 17 of them acted as witnesses from the defense. They all said that they could not believe the guilt of their beloved teacher. He does not smoke, does sports, organizes excursions around the Perm Territory and cities for children Of Russiaorganizes competitions in rogain, tourist trips, alloys, fees …

Despite all the kind words spoken to the defendant, the state prosecution requested 13 years of imprisonment for him.

Valery Syropyatov on the day the sentence was announced, we met near the courthouse. He was light, without things. As the teacher himself explained, he believed that the court would figure it out and justify it.

“I’ve already checked in, now I’ll take a little walk, breathe in fresh air, mentally tune in and go,” he explained before entering the courtroom.

Despite the fact that the process was closed, the journalists and the support group were allowed to announce the verdict.

It was impossible to understand what the teacher experienced at that moment when the judge said “nine and a half years in a maximum security colony”, the teacher’s face was hidden under a mask. And the former graduates and colleagues who were present at the announcement somehow immediately went down. Someone could not hold back tears.

– Do you understand the verdict and the procedure for appealing against it?

“Yes, your honor,” the convict answered calmly.

At that moment, three escorts entered the courtroom. Knowing the rules of staying in places of deprivation of liberty — the teacher spent three days in a pre-trial detention center while the investigation was under way — the teacher began to unfasten his belt in order to remove it, took money from his pockets, a cell phone and gave it to a relative. The guards locked handcuffs on his hands, and asked all those present to leave the courtroom.

It was impossible to understand what the teacher experienced at that moment when the judge said “nine and a half years in a maximum security colony”, the teacher’s face was hidden under a mask.Photo: Vasily Vakhrin

I closed and he pushed my hands away

– The criminal case was considered in closed court, so we can’t explain the details, you heard the verdict, the evidence that the prosecution presented to the court was enough to plead guilty to a particularly serious crime against the sexual integrity of a minor, therefore the sentence so big – said assistant to the prosecutor of the Ordzhonikidze district of Perm, Dmitry Shishkin. – And that slap, and the version that the defendant himself told everyone about, including in the media, is a way of protection.

As it became known to “Komsomolskaya Pravda” from a source familiar with the materials of the criminal case, one of the evidence presented in court was the correspondence of the seventh grader with his girlfriend in social networks. Late in the evening on the day of math retaking, the schoolgirl wrote to her close friend that she was at school, and the teacher took her to a separate office, put her at her desk, walked up behind and began to touch her bra.

“I sat at the table, he was at the back and was pawing me,” she wrote. – I tried to close my hands, and he pushed his hands and touched me by the chest.

Experts examined the girl for bruises and the only thing found on her body was a small scratch on her finger.

The accusation was also based on the words of the girl, her mother and friend. Investigators also found a video from school surveillance cameras, which shows how one of the schoolgirls told Valery Nikolaevich that she had passed the debt, and he leaned over and began to say in her ear that she was good. This was interpreted later as a kiss.

During the investigation, a forensic medical examination was carried out, the biological traces of the teacher on the things of the victim were not found. The teacher was also tested for a tendency to pedophilia, but the result was negative.

READ ALSO:

“Sex scandal” in Perm: a math teacher shines 13 years for a slap on the priest of the seventh grader

In an interview with Komsomolka, the teacher told his version of events [видео] (More …)

In Perm, 17 graduates spoke at the trial in defense of a mathematics teacher who faces 13 years for a slap on the priest of a seventh grader

Among them were police officers and lawyers [видео] (More …)

“Having heard the verdict, he took off his belt.” In Perm, the teacher received 9 and a half years for a slap on the student’s priest

Valery Syropyatov was handcuffed in the courtroom (More …)

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Confined or déconfiné, the garden pocket is all the rage

Balcony, terrace, courtyard, patio… With the new-found freedom, we must not let our guard down. Continue with the same enthusiasm, the same desire, and a bit more method is imperative. It is in the countryside if you have limited time, or in the city, where the place is counted, the mini-gardens are all the rage. This type of vegetable garden to pocket requires the gardener to maximize the crops and the harvests.

→ PRACTICE. The garden at the time of the containment

The goal is not to feed a family year round, but to take pleasure in the garden, make meals, and be able to troubleshoot when we don’t have time to go to the market.

Priority, growing salad to pick all year round, some vegetables that are easy to maintain, and all the aromatic. With a good location, every day, even in winter, you’ll be able to report in the kitchen of radishes, a handful of arugula, or a few fragrant herbs.

On the balcony, a kitchen garden at your height, it is convenient !

On feet, the vegetable garden is easier to order, because having to reach of eyes and hands forced to a perfect.

→ TO READ. Our dear little and the vegetable garden

Crop Rotation, good associations, aesthetics, nothing is left to chance. It becomes backdrop to a full-fledged, the central element of the balcony or the terrace. Many models are available.

Mini, even in the garden

The square of wood, to organize as they want, contribute to the architecture of the garden and allow you to marry the beautiful and the greedy ! Split each square into several mini-squares, rectangles and even triangles, in order to play with the lines, and to better manage seedlings and plantations.

Sun required ! To install your vegetable garden, choose a location well flat, and the sun, although a small plot of land can be half-shade, for the persil or chervil, and radish in the middle of summer.

Piquetez, with the help of bamboo, the location or locations chosen, in function of the shape of the ground, and stretch a tape laminated construction. Check to see if the locations are suitable for you aesthetically, you posting all sides of the garden and the house.

It only remains for you to mount your vegetable gardens, loungers and large boxes without background, on a ground well prepared, and then to fill them, the simplest being to deliver a few cubic metres of topsoil. Carefully choose your provider, so that it does not bring you a mixture… of pebbles ! It happens very often ! When you’ve shoveled this earth, add compost.

Elevated, even in the garden

If you have the option of getting stones, or to cut a brick or any other material, why not create structures that are more high than the traditional square wooden ? Positioned so that you can make the turn without difficulty, they must not be more than 1.20 m wide.

The benefits of vegetable gardens raised are many.

• Elegance, aesthetic structuring of space.

• Optimization of the lesser cm2.

• In the shelter of the seeding spontaneous from the surrounding garden.

• The dogs can’t feed the rabbits no more. But we can’t ban the cats !

• The earth is warmer.

• Convenient for gardeners with limited mobility : disability, bad back, age.

• The kids love having a little corner.

• Everything is at hand, and invites you to touch, to feel, to taste…

• Vegetables are closer together, perfect for companionship.

• The works are done manually. Good method for gardening organic !

The schedule according to the seasons

In the spring, the weather is mostly devoted to the planting and establishment of young plants, and in the summer, maintenance, staking, watering and mulching. Prepare a programme on the year, taking into account the crop rotation.

A plant takes always the same elements in the soil, resulting in a deficiency. It is necessary to change each year the location of the vegetables of the same family to get them to come back every 2 or 3 years in the same place.

Don’t forget the good associations. Mix the vegetables by affinity is a measure of success.

For the beauty, the health of the garden and for attracting butterflies and birds, let him ride in flowers a foot of lettuce (especially chicory), to blue (gorgeous), or a cabbage, which flourishes in cut-yellow, drag a few seeds of borage, marigold and nasturtium, and adopt the dandelions savages who are invited.

All of these herbs and flowers used to decorate salads and contribute to the diversity, the guarantor of the balance. There is no better fight against diseases and parasites. A vegetable garden healthy and productive, it is the synthesis between a living soil, the plants that come to the rescue of the plants and a good crop rotation.

Between each culture, add compost. And never leave the soil bare. Sow green manures, mulch !

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Låpsley: “As if life was suspended”

The water “The title of the album, Through Water, is a metaphor to describe what it is like to be young in today’s world, where one is constantly caught between highs and lows. As if we were suspended between several elements. Water, the sea in particular, has this duality. It is both a place of peace and tranquility, but also something that can be so dangerous and destructive … I had the idea about a year ago to shoot the cover of my disc underwater . With the support of my label’s artistic management team, we had fascinating discussions with the photographers with whom we wanted to work to make the project a reality. We discussed several avenues and finally opted for a relatively simple concept – which has the added advantage of being timeless. Water has no connection to a specific era, which makes the image much more powerful. “

The photograph “I originally wanted to work with Pelle Cass [célèbre photographe américain qui utilise beaucoup la postproduction pour fabriquer des lieux surpeuplés sur ses clichés, ndlr]. His work has both a lot of tranquility and an incredible energy. Finally, it’s Steph Wilson [photographe anglaise spécialisée dans la mode, ndlr] who took the photo, in the tank of a film studio in Essex, Great Britain. Contrary to what one might imagine, the reference of this photo is not the cover of Nevermind of Nirvana, but that of Five Angels for the Millenium by Bill Viola (2001). “

The person “It’s me, of course! It’s as if life was suspended. I find this position very beautiful, which gives me the ability to stop in the fall, and to somehow control the chaos. Steph offered me the choice between three photos, it was difficult to know which was the best. This symbolizes for me at best this balance between discomfort and tranquility. We hear that in the album which evolves between dark atmospheres, where you can feel a certain uneasiness, and more peaceful climates. My attitude should therefore not be based on a single emotion. In fact, I think it reflects human qualities. “


Patrice bardot

Låpsley Through Water (Her Own Recordings / XL Recordings / Beggars)

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Eliminate bank dividends to help save the world | Opinion

Bank capital is one of the most valuable products in the world today, affected by the coronavirus. Therefore, there is little point in depleting lenders’ reserves by paying dividends, effectively limiting the credit they can offer to companies and individuals affected by the virus. The heads of the banks should unite and stop the payouts.

Ana Botín, Santander’s president, understands this in part. It has suspended payments to shareholders for 2020 in order to direct resources to “support the needs of individuals and companies,” and stopping the usual interim payment in November.

Even simply failing to pay the provisional payment would increase Tier 1 ordinary capital by 1.7 billion euros compared to the 2019 figure. This would allow financing of 18.5 billion euros of loans, assuming a CET1 ratio of 12% and the weighting of 75% risk applied to some small business loans.

But Botín’s move is confusing, likely because he fears upsetting retail investors hoping to receive their final 2019 payments this May. By suspending 2020 payments, rather than cutting 2019 payments, regulators will insist that Santander deduct 2020 dividends from capital each month, in line with their policy of paying 40% -50% of earnings. Botín can claim that capital if he decides not to recommend a dividend at the spring 2021 shareholders’ meeting, but it is not immediately available.

A faster solution, which Booty pairs like BNP Paribas should consider, is to cancel 2019 payments that have not yet been made. The time is right: Final dividends are normally approved at spring shareholders’ meetings, but capital was set aside last year, making it immediately available. And regulators, who have let banks draw on capital reserves to boost lending, would be delighted. Sweden’s financial watchdog said Tuesday that banks should halt 2019 payments. If copied across all Nordic countries, such a move would increase lenders’ CET1 ratios by 1.4 percentage points, according to UBS analysts. .

The key issue is that capital is currently worth more to the economy within banks than in shareholders’ pockets. The large leverage of bank balance sheets means that they can grant loans to companies and people in quarantine for a value much higher than the nominal value of the dividend. Santander shares rose more than the Ibex on Tuesday, implying that investors do not see it as a sign of concern. Acting in concert, in any case, would mitigate that danger.

Shareholders would be upset, but they are prepared. Twenty of the largest European banks trade on average with a future dividend yield of 9%, double the average of the last five years. Also, the growls of short-term investors are not a reason not to help save the world economy.

The authors are columnists for Reuters Breakingviews. The opinions are yours. The translation of Carlos Gómez Downis the responsibility of Five days

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Who gets the most credit: Brady or Belichick? – NBC Boston

From 2001 to 2019, the New England Patriots have won the AFC East 17 times. The other two years ended in a tie in first place.

In that time frame, they went to 12 AFC championship games and nine Super bowls. Six have won.

Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have been together for the entire race and – thanks to the past two decades – are now recognized as the best coach and quarterback in NFL history respectively.

Trying to share credit for a race never seen before the NFL domination and perhaps the most incredible trait in the history of professional sport – to some extent – is missing the point.

Did the ancient Egyptians stand in front of the pyramids and discuss whether the architect or builders deserved more credit? Did Mrs Wright analyze which of her children – Wilbur or Orville – was primarily responsible for the invention, construction and flight of the first plane?

There is something to be said just to close and appreciate the realization, isn’t there? Yup.

And we will get there.

But right now, with the engines going down Route 1 to pack Tom Brady’s remaining stuff and take him out of Foxboro forever, the question hangs on everything. Which man was most responsible for creating the story we’ve seen written in the past two decades: Belichick or Brady?

Results may vary. In fact, I know they will. But here’s how I see it.

If it hadn’t been for Belichick, there would never have been the mini-dynasty that they became in the decade 2000-2009.

If it weren’t for Brady, the Patriots would never have become the Super Dynasty that they became from 2010 to 2019 when they blew up the 60s Packers, 70s Steelers, 80s Niners and 90s Cowboys to become the only franchise that has dominated two decades.

Bill gets the first decade

The moment Mo Lewis cut an artery in Drew Bledsoe’s chest in September 2001, he is touched as the history of the NFL has changed. It wasn’t. It will only speed up a trial that began when Robert Kraft decided to hire Belichick to succeed Pete Carroll in January 2000.

Belichick took a look at the team’s register and management and started fumigating and renewing. In the end – despite the heavy contract that the Patriots gave Bledsoe in January 2001 to help strengthen public confidence and private investment in building CMGI Field (possibly Gillette Stadium) – Belichick was wary of being tied to a quarterback that the coach was able to routinely undress whenever he trained against him.

Especially a quarterback who had to be paid as the top of the market, as Bledsoe and his agent David Dunn made clear.

Brady was not enlisted in the sixth round of the 2000 draft as Bledsoe’s successor, but in September it became clear to Belichick that he had something. And it became obvious during the 2001 offseason and the training camp that – although not better than Bledsoe in all – the child who made $ 298,000 was more mobile, more precise, more ready in his pocket and destined to be more suited to handling a Bledsoe game.

Mo Lewis accelerated the process and – with a painful stroke – made the transition relatively painless. But the credit goes to Belichick for seeing what he had, promoting it and having the decision to pull the trigger.

The fact that the Patriots went 14-5 under Brady after starting 5-13 under Bledsoe is persuasive evidence that Brady was the missing piece. But Belichick created the register, built the culture and hired the right people – from managers to coaches – to put the team in a position to succeed. It deserves more credit.

Brady may have helped them get where they did, but the Patriots were undoubtedly headed in the right direction and the fruits of Belichick’s designs were collected in 2003 and 2004.

Those Super Bowl wins – the first at the end of a season that started with the shooting down of lawyer Milloy in favor of Rodney Harrison; the second thanks largely to a dice throw on Corey Dillon – they were the victories for “culture”.

Disinterest imposed. All done for the greatest good of the team. Everything ego in your pocket. The most impressive aspect of the patriots was therefore their stamina and mental endurance. Brady was an important part. But so were Tedy Bruschi and Harrison, Matt Light, Richard Seymour, Mike Vrabel and so on.

Fifty-three very intelligent and capable players row together in the hold of the big ship while Belichick was over the bridge to trace a route. It was from 2001 to 2004.

The dips in 2005 and 2006 began the process that would have led Brady to become, largely on Belichick’s design, the engine.

The 2005 Patriots were hit by injuries – not a hindsight surprise when you consider the nine extra games played in the previous four seasons and the difficulty of staying on top. They started to see some friction to grow old – Troy Brown was 34 then – and the ongoing game was marked as well as their defense on the run. They went 10-6 and lost in the division round.

The following season, a protracted squabble over the contract led to the Deion Branch being swapped with Seattle shortly before the season began. Reche Caldwell led the team in receptions followed by Ben Watson, Troy Brown and Kevin Faulk. However, they were unable to advance to the Super Bowl, but lost on the road to the Colts.

That season, Brady got a toy he had never had in Randy Moss and a Troy Brown replica model named Wes Welker. The entire set of record sets went 16-0 and lost in the Super Bowl.

Which brings us to 2008. This is the season that many are aiming for when they say that it is Belichick’s genius that is most responsible for twenty-year success. The Patriots went 11-5 with Matt Cassel starting in quarterback. Hadn’t he been a beginner from high school, yet the patriots still went 11-5?

Cassel was exceptional, better than anyone could hope for. But it’s still a sharp drop from 16-0 to 11-5.

In 2009, the central defense core was expelled or withdrawn: Vrabel, Bruschi, Seymour and Harrison. Belichick complained to Brady on the sidelines during a defeat for the Saints that season that “I just can’t get these kids to play the way I want them. So frustrating.”

The season ended with an ignominious home defeat against the crows in the AFC division playoff round.

Brady gets the second decade

The patriots renewed in the off-season and, in my opinion, Brady was at the forefront of finding their places where they had no business at that stage of their reconstruction. In 2010, the Patriots went 14-2, they were seed no. 1 and Brady was the unanimous MVP.

The offense, moving away from the narrow final position, enlisted two – Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez – and their production would become historic in 2011 when the Patriots arrived at the Super Bowl and lost again to the Giants. Brady launched for 5,235 career yards with 39 touchdowns and 12 picks.

In the 2012 season, he launched 637 times, a career high and one of three times in four seasons that attempted more than 600 passes. With a defense that too often seemed to resist better teams, it was Brady and the offense to score and score and score a little more. They were the first, third, first and third in points marked from 2010 to 2013. Defensively in that period they were eighth, 15th, ninth and tenth.

Even in 2013, when Hernandez was jailed for murder, Gronkowski was grounded due to back surgery and then with an ACL, Brady still ran by hitting the ball with Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola and – to a lesser extent – Kenbrell Thompkins, Aaron Dobson and Shane Vereen.

They won the Super Bowl in 2014, winning a shootout against the Ravens in the Divisional Round, 35-31, and then overcoming a 24-14 deficit against the Seahawks in the fourth quarter when Brady moved to a completely different level in the fourth quarter.

The previous April, Belichick had enlisted Brady’s aspiring successor, Jimmy Garoppolo, in the second round. Brady, perhaps remembering the shrug that Drew Bledsoe had encountered Brady’s arrival 14 years earlier, would not have fallen asleep on the move with the team that ran Garoppolo.

Brady went on to launch 69 touchdowns and 16 predictions in 2014 and 15. He lost four suspension games in 2016 – Garoppolo overcame six quarters of Brady’s relief before hurting himself and giving way to Jacoby Brissett – but he still threw 28 touchdowns and two interceptions before ending that season with a 43- record. by-62, 466 yards in the Super Bowl when the Patriots canceled out a deficit of 28-3. Brady did it at 39.

At 40 in the AFCCG, without Edelman, without an injured Gronkowski, Brady and Amendola joined together to push the Patriots beyond the Jaguars and in the Super Bowl against Philly where he would have launched for 505 yards.

So let’s tell here. From 2010 to 2017, the Patriots have reached seven consecutive AFC Championship Games and the year they didn’t, Brady was the unanimous MVP. He wrote the filming of the playoffs against Ravens and Seahawks in 2014, the Falcons in 2016, the Jaguars in 2017 and led the team to two Super Bowl wins.

In 2018, Edelman was exiting an ACL and was therefore suspended for the first four games. Gronk was injured for a large chunk of the year. Phillip Dorsett and Chris Hogan were the main gimmicks for a while until the team faced Josh Gordon. It’s still? The team went 11-5, Brady put them on his back in the fourth quarter and overtime in Kansas City in the AFCCG and then the Patriots defense checked against the Rams and delivered a Super Bowl to Brady – apart from the shot at Gronk which led to the game’s winning touchdown – he just had to play OK to win the team.

The final verdict

So, see what my answer to this debate is now. Bill gets a bigger share of the first three Lombards. Tom gets a higher share than the second three.

So many people over the years have speculated that Belichick wants to prove that he can win a championship without Brady. I don’t know if it’s true.

I think if Brady was gone, Belichick would appreciate the opportunity, but I never thought he would have wanted to get rid of what he thinks is a quarterback capable of giving him a title that the others couldn’t.

Maybe that’s why we’re here. Belichick doesn’t see Brady as special as he once was. Great? Sure. Are there other guys who can do things they can’t do now? Belichick seems to think so. Brady has apparently survived its usefulness here.

Bill will do what he has done to so many other players. Go ahead. But this is the life cycle of the NFL.

From what I’ve been told and what I’ve collected, Brady agrees. He hoped to be special and to be able to write a different ending here, but to realize he couldn’t shock him. For a legend, it is rather well established.

Playing for Bill Belichick will help keep a player that way. And maybe even for that, Belichick deserves a lot of credit. He allowed Tom Brady to become Tom Brady because he was eternally and exasperatedly Bill Belichick.

Every. Single. Year.

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Our expert has chosen the models Syosin S5 Y Yoozon KX-ES-Selfie-S20 like the best sticks-selfie of the five analyzed with an average grade of 8.75. Altogether, it considers them the most balanced devices in terms of design, quality of your materials, control Y Image Stabilizer.

One of the criteria that is most valued when buying a mobile phone is the camera, either to take pictures or record videos. However, not all models have a stabilizer system that guarantees the user fluid and motionless images. Luckily, there is an accessory that allows you to solve this problem: are the stabilizer sticks, a complement that improves the quality of home recordings quickly and easily. Too avoids vibrations that occur as a consequence of the involuntary movements that happen when you pick up the smartphone and hit the record button.

What models have we chosen?

To carry out this comparison we have selected five proposals. Their prices range from 16.99 euros and the 79.90 euros, in order to adapt to different budgets. The stabilizer sticks chosen are as follows: BlitzWolf BW-BS12 (8.25), X-Cam Creative Sight 2 (8), Syosin S5 (8.75), Yoozon KX-ES-Selfie-S20 (8.75) and Zeadio DV-HDE-H3STR (7.25).

In carrying out the analysis of each one, the following criteria have been taken into account (among others):

– Materials: the finish and construction of the stickselfie it is important to ensure maximum strength and durability.

– Design: How is the restraint system? And the grip? Can the phone be easily put on and taken off?

– Controls: Its distribution and handling promise a more or less simple use.

– Stabilization: the quality of this stabilization is not the same in all clubs, a characteristic that is related to the number of axes it integrates.

– Battery: As with mobile phones, the stabilizer sticks incorporate a battery that allows them to be used more or less time before recharging.

How have we tested them?

We have used these five models to over 10 days to check not only the quality of their stabilization systems. Also other benefits such as its manageability, control, ergonomics … We have used them in different situations Y lighting conditions. The mobile phone used during the tests is the Huawei Mate 20 Lite.

On this occasion, two proposals achieve a technical tie: they are the sticks Syosin S5 Y Yoozon KX-ES-Selfie-S20. Altogether, we find them the most balanced devices in terms of design, quality of materials, control and image stabilizer.

Syosin S5: the winner

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The stabilizer and our smartphone communicate with each other thanks to Bluetooth technology and a free application (available for Android and iOS terminals) to be downloaded. Doing so allows us to activate the object tracking function or face recognition.

This stabilizer features a high quality finish and it incorporates several buttons that facilitate its control in any situation. For example, above the on / off button there is a joystick circular that allows to direct the direction of the camera in a comfortable way. We also have an indicator that reports the status of your battery And, on one of the sides there is a button to zoom in or out of the scene. If we want, we can control the focus as well. Of course, it is not the lightest option if we compare its weight with that of other stabilizers. Still, his 460 grams They can be transported from one place to another without problems.

By employing a three-axis stabilization system, is capable of offering very satisfactory results, especially in panoramic shots regardless of the chosen frame. Changing the screen orientation is not complicated either. Its autonomy is slightly higher to that of other competing models.

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It’s about a product two in one. On the one hand, it works like a stick-selfie with stabilizing function and, on the other hand, it becomes a tripod with three support points.

By dimensions (18 cm folded) and weight (226 grams) It is comfortable to wear, and the finish of the end in non-slip silicone pad it gives an added touch of quality. Extended can reach a maximum length around 600 centimeters. It is advisable to take into account the phone with which it is used, because the space left between the two supports on which it is attached does not exceed 11.1 cm wide.

Can be used both with the screen on horizontal format how vertical and it also incorporates a system that allows movements up to 360º to select the angle of each of the shots. The quality of the stabilization that it provides, taking into account the price of the product, has met our expectations, although the autonomy of the battery is one of the points to be improved. Like in the BlitzWolf proposal, we find a double battery system: that of the support where the phone is attached and that of the Bluetooth remote control to activate remote shooting and recording.

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BlitzWolf BW-BS12

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This proposal of 223 grams of weight stands out for its versatility. The reason? That in addition to being used as a selfie stick serves as a tripod. The finish and materials offer a good feeling. For example, the club has been manufactured in a aluminium alloy with double grooves anti-rotation and the pads that protect the terminal when fitting it are non-slip silicone, so the phone is not damaged. In addition, the tripod structure has been reinforced with non-slip pads to offer a firmer grip on the surface where it is placed.

The stick-selfie, which can only be used with smartphones that they do not exceed 8.5 cm wide, folded measures 188 centimeters and when you unfold it it can reach a maximum height of 580 centimeters. Changing the orientation of the phone from vertical to horizontal (or vice versa) is simple: the structure in which the terminal is attached has a turn switch that it moves 90º in every move.

Although the manufacturer has only incorporated a stabilizer shaft, the results are better than expected thanks to its anti-vibration function and of automatic balancing. In this case, the user will find a double battery system. On the one hand, there is the one that incorporates the stabilizer itself and, on the other, that of Bluetooth remote control who is staying in a small Bluetooth remote which is conveniently removed if, for example, we use the tripod function and want to shoot from a distance. Both batteries are recharged through a microUSB connection.

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X-Cam Creative Sight 2: best value for money

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With a compact and foldable design, the finish of the materials is good and can be used with mobile no more than six inches. The device is made up of two elements. On one hand, the user has a rectangular design structure where the power button is located, a tilt adjuster Y a microUSB connection through which the battery is charged with a duration of about two and a half hours. On the other, an arm that has a extendable design and a pair of pins at the ends that act as a support when fitting the mobile phone.

It is important that during the balancing process of the terminal, it is done well so that it is as straight as possible and the stabilizer works; otherwise, the result will not be as expected. Once done, the stabilizer power button is pressed. Is about a two-axis model and not three. This means that stabilizes movements from top to bottom, and of right to left. The parallels to the ground, that is to say the Z axis, does not stabilize them. It offers good performance and as it also incorporates Bluetooth connectivity it can be used to take pictures as well.

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Zeadio DV-HDE-H3STR

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The most economical proposal of this comparative has the option of also becoming a tripod with three support points. Although plastic is the material chosen for its manufacture, if we take into account the price of the product, the finish is correct.

It stands out for its very light weight (72 grams) and its structure is designed to provide angles of 360º rotation and that the screen can be oriented horizontally or vertically, depending on the type of shot. Its stabilizing function without being one of the most advanced achieves minimal results. Meanwhile, the design of its structure departs from the classic image that the user has of the sticks for mobile phones. It is original but it does not seem comfortable, the wrist charges if you are holding it for a long time and it cannot be extended. To this structure is added the Bluetooth remote control through a cord that is placed as a bracelet and that includes the buttons to shoot. It works through a coin shaped CR2032 battery. When it runs out you will have to buy another to continue using the remote control function.

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Why should you trust me?

I have been in technology journalism for almost two decades. In all this time, I have had the privilege of seeing how technology advances to make everyday life easier and tell it in different media. Although I have already lost count of how many products have passed through my hands, I confess that the desire and the sensations remain the same. Laptops, tablets, phones, camera, headphones, Smart Watches… I do not set limits when choosing a device and make the most of its possibilities as a good consumer of technology.

* All purchase prices included in this article are current as of March 14, 2020.

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Atomic Veterans of America – NBC Connecticut

The enemy Hank Bolden
faced did not come from a distant front line.

It came from the skies.

It’s a battle that’s still going on 65 years later. Bolden, who is now 82 years old, is an atomic veteran – one of hundreds of thousands of American service members used in human testing by the United States government during post-WWII nuclear tests and sworn to a secret life.

“They wanted to see how the living soldiers would resist the exposure
to radiation, ”recalls Bolden. “Before using live soldiers they were using
mannequins. But you don’t get real results using mannequins as you would
live bodies. “


A DIFFERENT TIME

While accompanying a friend to a New Haven recruiting station in 1953, Bolden was invited to join the army. At just 16 years old then and already out of high school, he admits that he “pulled down” his birth certificate to move to the age of 18, joining the approximately 200,000 underage soldiers who would have served during the Second World War and the eras of the Korean War.

After basic training in
Fort Dix was assigned to work as a tank mechanic in Texas before moving to Texas
California and becoming a surface-to-air missile mechanic.

Despite an executive order issued in July
26, 1948, by President Harry S. Truman to desegregate the armed forces, the last one
the all black units of the army were not abolished until 1954. And in 1955, Bolden
he says, racist attitudes persist even after the units have been racially integrated.

“The residual thoughts of people were firm
linger, “he says.” My outfit was 800 people strong. Thirteen of us were
black. Ten were from the South, who were more tolerant of treatment
they got racially. But the three of us from the North couldn’t tolerate it,
so I have had many fights over this. So I was the guy they wanted
get rid of.”

It would not be the only race
discrimination Bolden would witness as a soldier.


SECRET
ASSIGNMENT

In 1955, the seventeen year old
he was suddenly ordered to the Nevada desert without explanation.

“They don’t tell you what you’re going to face,” he said. “Nobody
they knew what they were going to face. ”

What he would eventually face was a classified operation known as Operation Teapot at the Nevada Test Site. In a series of 14 bomb throws, or “hits”, military officials tried to test the effects of nuclear bombs on structures and strategies, animals and people.

All races of military personnel
participated in the Teapot operation. But upon arrival in Nevada, Bolden was
astounded to accomplish all the other soldiers in his new specially selected unit
for a mysterious assignment they were also black.

“There was this myth about black people
be able to resist, tolerate certain things more than any other race “, he
He says. “So it was a test on that too.”


AN ATOMIC NIGHT

One morning in February, Bolden
the unit was ordered in a desert trench. Unbeknownst to them, it was excavated
the expected route of the fallout, only 2.8 miles away from what it would have become
ground zero for the launch of an atomic bomb.

Even though a countdown sounded on the speakers, Bolden says, the soldiers still had no idea what they were about to face. Without protective gear in addition to the normal fabrics and helmets, they waited and looked.

“They tell you to cover your eyes”
he says.

On February 18, 1955, Shot Wasp, the first nuclear test of Operation Teapot, detonated a Mark 6 nuclear bomb dropped by a B-36 exactly at noon. A monstrous cloud of mushrooms filled the sky, reaching 21,500 feet in height.

“With radiation, when you put your arms over your eyes or hands, you actually see the bones, you see the bones in your body from the exposure. You can see your skeleton. “

After the relapse the warning came.

“You swore not to speak
“said Bolden. The soldiers were threatened with imprisonment and fines for violation
The oath.

For 60 years, Bolden didn’t tell anyone. No this
family, not his wife, not his children. Not even her doctors when she spies on her
tumors have started to show. He developed bladder and posterior subcapsular cancer
cataract and in 1990 multiple myeloma was diagnosed.

“They actually gave me three and a half years
four years to live, ”recalls Bolden.
So in 1995 I should have been a statistic. “

But in 1995, Bolden was in remission. He is a citizen
the secret was coming to light.


HIDDEN STORY

Government figures estimate between 400,000 and 550,000 US military personnel who participated in a series of nuclear tests between 1946 and 1992. According to the Department of Defense’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency, this includes post occupation forces -Second World War of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, prisoners of war in Japan at the end of the Second World War, participants in the atmospheric nuclear tests in Nevada and the Pacific from 1945 to 1962 and participants in the underground nuclear tests in Nevada from 1951 to 1992.

Many of these “atomic veterans” have succumbed before their own
the stories have become public, their bodies are full of tumors. In
1990, the veil of secrecy began to lift.

After setting up the Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments to investigate 10-year experiments, President Clinton made a formal apology to American atomic veterans on October 3, 1995. By order of the president, Congress would repeal the nuclear radiation agreement law. and secrecy, allowing atomic veterans to talk about their experiences without fear of fines or treason charges. And financial compensation has been opened to all qualified atomic veterans.

“Those who led the government when these decisions were made are no longer here to take responsibility for what they have done. They are not here to apologize to survivors, family members or their communities whose lives have been overshadowed by shadow of these choices So today, on behalf of another generation of American leaders and another generation of American citizens, the United States of America offers sincere apologies to those of our citizens who have undergone these experiments. the government is wrong, we have a moral responsibility to admit it, “said President Bill Clinton on October 3, 1995

But the television address has been obscured. The same happened
day when OJ Simpson’s verdict was issued in a live classroom feed, taking
on televisions and news cycles across America.

As a result, many skilled veterans had no idea of ​​the ban
the secrecy had been lifted, nor that they could claim benefits. Bolden no
find out until he researched the Internet, he says, in 2015.

“I was once so angry and so aggravating with the government that I thought I would be murdered to keep me from talking,” he says.

When Bolden attempted to apply for subsidies, he found that the burden of proof was placed on his fellow atomic veterans. The government would give compensation from the date a complaint was filed, but not retroactively, and only if the veteran could prove that he had participated in the tests – which proved to be an almost impossible task after millions of military documents were destroyed in a 1973 fire against the National Staff Registration Center. As many as 18 million documents were burned, including 80% of all army personnel discharged between 1912 and 1960.

“They hoped for it
would have died sooner or would have been one of those guys who surrendered ”
says Anthony Bolden, Hank’s son. “No thanks. Hank doesn’t have it.”

After paying her
own pocket for a polygraph lie detector pouch, Hank eventually claimed
approved, setting a precedent for other atomic veterans whose records were
destroyed.

Photo: Hidden story: the atomic veterans of America

Hit a high note

“The love of music has
I’ve always been there. “

After his honorable discharge
from the army, Bolden went to work as an engineer before deciding to pursue a
career as a jazz musician who works while his family grows. Tell the story
while cradling the tenor saxophone that has been at his side since 1967. The “Rolls
Royce “of tools, he says.

The brand is Selmer. IS
in a strange coincidence, the model is a 6 sign. It is the same name as the shot
Wasp atomic bomb design.

But this is where the
the similarities end. The bomb was his nightmare. Music, his dream and his
outlet to work through the trauma of what lived in Nevada
desert.

“It’s like the blood inside
my veins. It takes away all my other thoughts, “he says

Bolden is finally
he receives compensation from the government and is now using it to help make his dream come true.
He returned to school, studying jazz performances at Hartt University of Hartford
School.

“They are like the relic
here with all these kids, you know, “he chuckles.

Professor Javon Jackson
says that the 82-year-old is leaving a unique mark on the prestigious program.

“He has a lot of emotion,” says Jackson. “He is a very bluesy, very full of feeling, a natural player. His life, wisdom and the things he has acquired allow him to play the way it sounds.”

LIVING HISTORY

The vast majority of
Today, the American atomic veterans of the atmospheric test era are gone. About
400,000 veterans were present during these tests, according to the veterans
Administration. Survivors’ numbers vary, from around 10,000 to 80,000
still alive.

Bolden believes he is one of only two surviving African American atomic veterans who are recognized and receive compensation from the government. He is on a mission to reach as many survivors as possible and help them request the long-awaited recognition and compensation.

And he’s sharing his story, he says, to make sure the plight of American atomic veterans is no longer ignored.

“When people like me pass by, this won’t be part of the story unless someone makes sure it’s kept alive.”

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