Las vegas news – Scapa LV http://scapa-lv.org/ Tue, 17 May 2022 14:14:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://scapa-lv.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/icon-4-150x150.png Las vegas news – Scapa LV http://scapa-lv.org/ 32 32 Douglas Elliman goes all-in in Las Vegas https://scapa-lv.org/douglas-elliman-goes-all-in-in-las-vegas/ Tue, 17 May 2022 13:30:00 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/douglas-elliman-goes-all-in-in-las-vegas/ Leading National Brokerage Expands Western Region to Low-Tax State of Nevada; Top real estate agent Avi Dan-Goor joins the firm LA VEGAS, May 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Douglas Elliman Realty, one of the largest independent residential real estate agencies in United States, today announced the expansion of its Western Region division to include Nevada. The […]]]>

Leading National Brokerage Expands Western Region to Low-Tax State of Nevada; Top real estate agent Avi Dan-Goor joins the firm

LA VEGAS, May 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Douglas Elliman Realty, one of the largest independent residential real estate agencies in United States, today announced the expansion of its Western Region division to include Nevada. The company is opening a new office located in the Downtown Summerlin urban center of Vegas.

The addition of Nevada brings the number of states in Douglas Elliman’s Western Region to four, alongside California, Colorado and Texasand demonstrates the company’s commitment to meeting customer demand for properties in the area.

“Our guiding principle at Douglas Elliman has always been to be where our customers want to be,” said Howard M. Lorber, Executive Chairman, Douglas Elliman. “Not only do they want the types of properties that you can only find in this area, but they also want to be in low-tax states like Nevada and Texas. Our expansion into Nevada strengthens our position in the Western region and allows our agents to thrive in this growing market. »

“In the months since beginning a new chapter as an independent, publicly traded company, we have flawlessly executed a growth strategy in Texas, FloridaNew England and now Nevada,” said Scott Durkin, CEO, Douglas Elliman Realty. “With its status as a low-tax state, critical for residential growth, it’s only fitting that Nevada is the newest addition to our national footprint, and we look forward to serving our customer community in the state. .”

“Like every other region and market we have expanded into, Nevada offers a certain lifestyle that our customers crave,” said Stephen Kotler, Western Region CEO of Douglas Elliman Realty. “Let them seek the energy and elegance of Vegas or the freedom and space to roam a wide area, we have the network, the knowledge and now the agents in the field to help them find it.”

The company also announced that Avi Dan Goorone of the main managers of real estate sales in Southern Nevada, joined Douglas Elliman. Dan-Goor and his team will be based at the brokerage’s premises Vegas Office.

“Avi’s market expertise and reputation for providing tailored service to its customers is unassailable,” said Assaf Sinai, Executive Director of Sales and Nevada Broker of record, Douglas Elliman. “We are proud to welcome him and his team to the Elliman family.”

Douglas Elliman is set to bring more $70 million in the list inventory during the first two months.

About Douglas Elliman Inc.

Douglas Elliman Inc. (NYSE: DOUG, “Douglas Elliman”) owns Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC, which is one of the largest residential brokerage firms in the New York metropolitan area, which includes New York City, Long Island, Westchester, Connecticut, New Jersey and the Hamptons, and the sixth largest in the United States, with operations in California, Colorado, Texas, Florida, Massachusetts and Nevada. In addition, Douglas Elliman sources, uses and invests in disruptive real estate technology (“PropTech”) solutions and businesses and provides other real estate services, including development marketing, property management and settlement services. and escrow in certain markets. Additional information about Douglas Elliman is available on its website, www.elliman.com.

Investors and others should note that we may post information about Douglas Elliman on our website at www.elliman.com or, where appropriate, on our accounts on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok, Twitter, YouTube or other social media platforms. Publications or press releases may include information that is considered material information. Accordingly, we encourage investors, the media and others interested in Douglas Elliman to review the information we post on our website at www.elliman.com and on our social media accounts.

SOURCE Douglas Elliman Realty

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Report sheds light on the work and administrative culture of the Las Vegas Raiders https://scapa-lv.org/report-sheds-light-on-the-work-and-administrative-culture-of-the-las-vegas-raiders/ Sat, 14 May 2022 02:37:15 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/report-sheds-light-on-the-work-and-administrative-culture-of-the-las-vegas-raiders/ LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – In a detailed and lengthy article Friday night, The New York Times exposes a pattern of dysfunction within the organization after speaking with “more than a dozen former employees” who described issues ranging from an environment work environment hostile to underpaid employees. The New York Times highlights the firing and/or resignation […]]]>

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – In a detailed and lengthy article Friday night, The New York Times exposes a pattern of dysfunction within the organization after speaking with “more than a dozen former employees” who described issues ranging from an environment work environment hostile to underpaid employees.

The New York Times highlights the firing and/or resignation of several of the team’s eight senior executives since the organization’s move to Las Vegas, including the most recent departure of former Raiders president Dan Ventrelle. , which echoed the volatility within the organization. “I stand firm in my decision to elevate these issues to protect the organization and its employees,” Ventrelle said last week.

The report reveals that more than a dozen former employees were interviewed by The New York Times, and some of them spoke anonymously due to signed nondisclosure agreements. Other employees have come forward citing issues plaguing the NFL franchise, including mismanagement of finances, missed payments, creditor issues and other issues.

Nicole Adams is one of the employees who spoke to The New York Times. She worked in the Raiders’ human resources department for five years and told the New York Times that she filed a lawsuit against the team with the Nevada Equal Rights Commission.

The New York Times also spoke with Nicolle Reeder, a former Raiders employee. She “filed a lawsuit in 2020 on behalf of herself and other game day employees. She accused the team of violating labor laws by denying them necessary rest and meal breaks and not paying wages on time” and settled the lawsuit for $325,000.

The New York Times headlined the article, “The Las Vegas Raiders’ ‘Stone Age’ disarray and dysfunction.” The Stone Age quip appears to come from Nicole Adams, who told The Times, “The Raiders kind of operate in the Stone Age.”

The report says the workers were “systematically underpaid,” resulting in escalating lawsuits and more than $1 million in settlements paid to date and possibly more expected in pending filings.

Raiders management was asked for comment by The New York Times but did not immediately respond to the request. The full report can be read here.

8 News Now has also reached out to the Raiders for comment on the story from The New York Times, but has not received a response as of this story’s publication date.

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Las Vegas casino owner surprises 5,000 employees with $5,000 bonuses https://scapa-lv.org/las-vegas-casino-owner-surprises-5000-employees-with-5000-bonuses/ Thu, 12 May 2022 11:30:00 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/las-vegas-casino-owner-surprises-5000-employees-with-5000-bonuses/ The station said it gave an “unprecedented” $27 million to its employees at a celebratory event that ended with a “climatic drum roll” and confetti as Cosmopolitan CEO Bill McBeath made a statement. the announcement. The event celebrated ownership of the property by private equity firm Blackstone for nearly a decade, which is in the […]]]>
The station said it gave an “unprecedented” $27 million to its employees at a celebratory event that ended with a “climatic drum roll” and confetti as Cosmopolitan CEO Bill McBeath made a statement. the announcement. The event celebrated ownership of the property by private equity firm Blackstone for nearly a decade, which is in the process of being sold to MGM Resorts International and a real estate company.

“We know that none of this would have been possible without the hard work and dedication of the resort’s incredible employees, and we are delighted to recognize these contributions,” said Tyler Henritze, Head of Strategic Investments for Blackstone Real Estate. , in a press release.

A press release said “tears and applause” filled the theater when the news was announced. Additionally, the bonus comes during a tight labor market where companies are trying to appease workers so they won’t look elsewhere.

The Cosmopolitan, which opened in 2010, is one of the most flashy and upscale resorts on the Strip. It quickly experienced financial turmoil after it opened and was bought by Blackstone in 2014 for $1.7 billion and spent around $500 million redeveloping its more than 3,000 rooms, casino floors and common areas with restaurants. and bars.

The Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
black stone (Bx) decided to unload the Cosmopolitan following the Covid-19 pandemic which upended the famous Nevada city. The company announced last year that it was selling it for $5.65 billion, more than the $4 billion it bought it for. MGM Resorts (MGM) paid $1.6 billion to assume its operations, with the rest of the money coming from real estate investment companies.
The Cosmopolitan isn’t the only massive casino and resort to change hands. MGM Resorts announced late last year that it was selling the Mirage to Hard Rock International for more than $1 billion. The 32-year-old property, known for its exploding volcano, is aging and MGM no longer wanted to invest in it.
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Las Vegas propels Wynn Resorts record in March after omicron effect in January https://scapa-lv.org/las-vegas-propels-wynn-resorts-record-in-march-after-omicron-effect-in-january/ Tue, 10 May 2022 21:51:18 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/las-vegas-propels-wynn-resorts-record-in-march-after-omicron-effect-in-january/ Q1 earnings call shows ramping up LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Wynn Resorts had a January dominated by the omicron variant, but by the end of the first quarter, finances were looking much better. Wynn’s first-quarter earnings call with investors highlighted the bright spots, with company officials saying hotel occupancy hit 91% in March, along with […]]]>

Q1 earnings call shows ramping up

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Wynn Resorts had a January dominated by the omicron variant, but by the end of the first quarter, finances were looking much better.

Wynn’s first-quarter earnings call with investors highlighted the bright spots, with company officials saying hotel occupancy hit 91% in March, along with a record profitability one month. The company’s adjusted real estate EBITDA – a common measure of profitability – increased 467% from the first quarter of 2021. For the quarter, hotel occupancy was 76.9%.

The average daily room rate charged at Wynn Las Vegas has climbed 30.5% from the first quarter of 2021 and now stands at $432.

Wynn Resorts reported operating revenue of $953.3 million, an increase of $216.7 million from the first quarter of 2021. Las Vegas operating revenue drove the bulk of this increase – $262.5 million – to offset declines in Macau. The company’s Boston Harbor property saw an increase of $60.7 million.

“Our first quarter results reflect the continued strength of Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Boston Harbor, where our teams’ relentless focus on five-star hospitality and world-class experiences combined with very strong guest demand for delivering a new first quarter record for property adjusted EBITDA at both properties,” said Craig Billings, CEO of Wynn Resorts, Limited. “In Macau, we remain confident the market will benefit from the return of visitation when restrictions of travel will diminish.”

The company has also seen the return of some convention business, but international travelers have still not returned to meaningful levels.

Many of the numbers posted in the first quarter were above 2019 (pre-COVID) levels.

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Las Vegas: ‘More human remains’ discovered in drought-stricken Lake Mead | American News https://scapa-lv.org/las-vegas-more-human-remains-discovered-in-drought-stricken-lake-mead-american-news/ Sun, 08 May 2022 14:27:51 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/las-vegas-more-human-remains-discovered-in-drought-stricken-lake-mead-american-news/ More human remains were reportedly found at drought-stricken Lake Mead near Las Vegas – a week after a body was found in a barrel, which police say may be linked to the Mafia. Park rangers received a report that “human skeletal remains” were found Saturday in the reservoir, which is facing record high water levels. […]]]>

More human remains were reportedly found at drought-stricken Lake Mead near Las Vegas – a week after a body was found in a barrel, which police say may be linked to the Mafia.

Park rangers received a report that “human skeletal remains” were found Saturday in the reservoir, which is facing record high water levels.

It comes a week after a barrel containing the body of a slaughtered man was revealed on a newly exposed section of Lake Mead.

Police say the murder allegedly took place between the mid-1970s and early 1980s because the victim was wearing shoes made during that time.

Investigators are looking into whether the death may have been Mafia-related, homicide detective Lt. Ray Spencer told The New York Times.

At the time of the discovery, Lt Spencer said there was a “very good chance” that more human remains would be discovered.

In a statement, Lake Mead National Recreation Area said the last find was reported in Callville Bay around 2 p.m. local time on Saturday.

Park rangers are at the scene recovering the remains and the coroner’s office has been contacted to determine the cause of death.

“Reward” offered for bodies found

It has been reported that two retired Las Vegas police officers are offering a reward to those who find bodies at Lake Mead.

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The Hoover Dam seen from Lake Mead

Retired officers David Kohlmeier and Daniel Minor are offering $5,000 to divers who find remaining bodies, according to Fox5 Las Vegas.

“We think there are others,” Mr. Kohlmeier told the broadcaster.

“We believe there are cold cases or missing people in general. Given that the water is so low right now, there is a chance in history to recover bodies.”

The officers work for a television program called The Problem Solver Show, which offers the reward in an effort to put an end to victims’ families and help police, Fox5 Las Vegas reported.

Lake Mead, formed by the Hoover Dam in the 1930s, and Lake Powell, upstream, are part of a system that provides water to more than 40 million people in several states including Arizona, La California, Colorado and Nevada.

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‘It’s a crisis situation right now’, baby formula shortage affects Las Vegas families and organizations https://scapa-lv.org/its-a-crisis-situation-right-now-baby-formula-shortage-affects-las-vegas-families-and-organizations/ Sat, 07 May 2022 06:11:51 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/its-a-crisis-situation-right-now-baby-formula-shortage-affects-las-vegas-families-and-organizations/ LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Finding formula has been a huge task for many families across the country and here in Las Vegas some families travel all over the valley just to find the one they need. “Hoping and praying we can get to the store at the right time when they fill the shelves,” said […]]]>

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Finding formula has been a huge task for many families across the country and here in Las Vegas some families travel all over the valley just to find the one they need.

“Hoping and praying we can get to the store at the right time when they fill the shelves,” said Mary Rendina, who is babysitting her granddaughter Mia.

Rendina said recently that they went into panic mode because Mia’s parents only had one box of formula left. “My husband and I were visiting our son in California, we took him around town in San Diego and couldn’t find him in any stores.”

The shortage fueled by supply chain issues and recent recalls is leaving staff at local diaper banks like Baby’s Bounty feeling helpless. “It’s a crisis situation right now,” said Kelly Maxwell, executive director of Baby’s Bounty.

Shortage of infant formula. (KLAS)

Maxwell said she receives dozens of calls from frantic parents each week. “People would come and get a can or two every day and now we’re almost empty,” Maxwell said.

Some parents may resort to rationing formula, but Dr. Carrie Wijesinghe of Siena Pediatrics says it can be deadly. “Please don’t dilute it, you can throw away your child’s electrolytes and in the end it can lead to brain swelling and the child can unfortunately pass,” Dr. Wijesinghe said.

Whichever brand you use, you should follow the serving suggestions to keep your baby healthy.

Dr. Wijesinghe said if you can’t find the brand your baby needs, you can use a generic store brand, but only if they are in the same category with similar ingredients.

Many retailers also limit the amount of formula you can buy.

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Food truck frenzy takes over the Las Vegas Valley https://scapa-lv.org/food-truck-frenzy-takes-over-the-las-vegas-valley/ Thu, 05 May 2022 01:22:35 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/food-truck-frenzy-takes-over-the-las-vegas-valley/ LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – With many people moving to Southern Nevada, many are also trying to start new businesses by rolling out restaurants, which is why more food trucks can be spotted in many local neighborhoods. Shawn Collins is the co-owner and chef of Shawn’s Puffy Tacos and says he came up with the idea […]]]>

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – With many people moving to Southern Nevada, many are also trying to start new businesses by rolling out restaurants, which is why more food trucks can be spotted in many local neighborhoods.

Shawn Collins is the co-owner and chef of Shawn’s Puffy Tacos and says he came up with the idea for a food truck after the pandemic hit.

“Being able to start a Phase 1 with a food truck before a real restaurant was a great choice,” Collins explained. “We did really well with the pop-up and decided to buy a truck and we are now in our 13th month on the food truck and everything has gone really well.”

As a chef, Collins says working for himself and creating his own menu has been a dream come true.

“This month we are around 1,000 food trucks and they are all great,” he added.

Alicia Syberson is the co-owner and marketing expert of Shawn’s Puffy Tacos and tells 8 News Now that there’s definitely a culture when it comes to the food truck industry.

“The sky’s the limit right now,” she said. “The food truck industry has become a tight night industry and we really enjoy working with each other.”

Aaron Stewart is the owner of Secret Menu Coffee and says he started his business a year ago.

“Right now it just makes more sense that property values ​​go up, you can get stuck in a lease and you can get a building and have to pay a huge amount of money when you can start a food truck relatively and expensive,” Stewart said.

Food truck owners who spoke with 8 News Now say that thanks to younger generations, they believe they will continue to gain momentum.

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Referee accused of repeatedly touching teenager at Las Vegas wrestling tournament https://scapa-lv.org/referee-accused-of-repeatedly-touching-teenager-at-las-vegas-wrestling-tournament/ Tue, 03 May 2022 00:21:43 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/referee-accused-of-repeatedly-touching-teenager-at-las-vegas-wrestling-tournament/ Teenager took part in weekend tournament, police say LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A Florida man is charged with inappropriately touching a teenager during a wrestling tournament in Las Vegas, police said. A teenage girl contacted police on Friday night claiming she had been “touched by a referee” at a USA Open Wrestling tournament “several times […]]]>

Teenager took part in weekend tournament, police say

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A Florida man is charged with inappropriately touching a teenager during a wrestling tournament in Las Vegas, police said.

A teenage girl contacted police on Friday night claiming she had been “touched by a referee” at a USA Open Wrestling tournament “several times on her upper and inner thigh”, according to a report. The victim “let the suspect know it was not ‘right’ and repeatedly told him to stop,” an officer noted in the report.

In introducing herself to the referee, the teenager said she responded by saying she had “a very pretty name for a beautiful girl”, according to the report.

The referee was later identified as Roy Scott, 61, of Boynton Beach, Florida, police said.

At some point during the match, Scott allegedly “placed his hand” on the teenager’s thigh and said “you’re doing a really good job,” the report said.

The teenager told police that Scott touched her several times. In the third alleged incident, the teenager said, “I said stop” and left the table, police said.

At one point, Scott allegedly said to the teenager, “Pretty girl, why did you leave the table?” says the report.

Speaking to detectives, Scott reportedly said his actions were “not ‘intentional,'” police said.

“Roy said [the teenager] never withdrew his hand and never [gave] her any ‘overt’ signal that she was not comfortable with Roy,” police wrote.

Scott faces charges of obscenity with a child and contact with a minor.

A judge ordered him to undergo a due DNA test, records show. Scott has posted bail and was due to appear later this month. A lawyer for him was not listed Monday afternoon.

8 News Now has reached out to USA Open Wrestling for comment.

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Sisolak claims he didn’t raise taxes | EDITORIAL https://scapa-lv.org/sisolak-claims-he-didnt-raise-taxes-editorial/ Sat, 30 Apr 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/sisolak-claims-he-didnt-raise-taxes-editorial/ It’s amazing how many politicians are willing to run away from their own record as an election approaches. Consider Governor Steve Sisolak. “It’s tax day, so I thought it was a good time to remind you: Since I’ve been governor, we haven’t raised a dime in new taxes on the people of Nevada,” did he […]]]>

It’s amazing how many politicians are willing to run away from their own record as an election approaches. Consider Governor Steve Sisolak.

“It’s tax day, so I thought it was a good time to remind you: Since I’ve been governor, we haven’t raised a dime in new taxes on the people of Nevada,” did he declare. tweeted recently. “Not. One. Penny.”

It was not the first time he had made this claim.

“Since I’ve been governor, we haven’t raised a dime in new taxes on the people of Nevada, not a dime,” he said during this year’s off-the-record state of the state address. .

It sounds good, but there is a slight problem. It’s not true.

In 2019, Mr. Sisolak signed a bill extending the rate of the amended business tax that was supposed to drop. He also signed another bill that extended DMV fees that were set to expire. Combined, these bills were expected to bring more than $100 million in revenue to the state government.

None of these bills received two-thirds approval in the state Senate. The Nevada Constitution requires two-thirds approval in both houses to pass bills that increase revenue.

Senate Republicans filed a lawsuit, but that did not stop the tax measures from taking effect. Nearly two years later, the Nevada Supreme Court agreed that the bills had been passed illegally.

“Because both bills create, generate, or increase public revenue in such a way that the plain language of the supermajority provision applies, the district court correctly determined that they were unconstitutionally passed in the Senate with less than a supermajority vote,” Chief Justice James Hardesty wrote for the court.

The court’s decision was correct and obliged the state to reimburse these illegally collected taxes. It doesn’t change the fact that the governor tried to raise taxes on Nevadans from what they would otherwise have been.

But Governor Sisolak raised taxes again in 2021, signing a bill increasing the mining tax by hundreds of millions of dollars. At the time, he bragged, “This money will benefit every educator, every student, and every family. Now he wants to pretend that didn’t happen.

Perhaps the governor’s defenders will argue that there is a distinction between taxing businesses and taxing Nevadans. But corporations are not magic money trees from which politicians can shake hundreds of millions of dollars without influencing the wider economy. Higher taxes on those doing business in the state will eventually be passed on to residents. When Sisolak raised taxes, he generated additional revenue for the “people of Nevada” government.

To claim otherwise is sheer duplicity.

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Why ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. won’t be in Las Vegas for the 2022 NFL Draft https://scapa-lv.org/why-espns-mel-kiper-jr-wont-be-in-las-vegas-for-the-2022-nfl-draft/ Thu, 28 Apr 2022 09:20:14 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/why-espns-mel-kiper-jr-wont-be-in-las-vegas-for-the-2022-nfl-draft/ For 38 years, Mel Kiper Jr. has been a staple of ESPN’s NFL Draft coverage, and he’ll play a starring role again in 2022. This year, however, the network will have to work with the draft guru broadcasting from a distance because he is not vaccinated. for COVID-19. The draft, being held in Las Vegas, […]]]>

For 38 years, Mel Kiper Jr. has been a staple of ESPN’s NFL Draft coverage, and he’ll play a starring role again in 2022. This year, however, the network will have to work with the draft guru broadcasting from a distance because he is not vaccinated. for COVID-19.

The draft, being held in Las Vegas, requires the media there to be vaccinated. In a reportKiper reiterated that he would still be working on the project and said his decision not to get vaccinated was “very specific to [his] personal medical history. »

The NFL Draft is the highlight of my year and I can’t wait to play my 39th this month on ESPN. For all three days, I will be appearing from my home studio in Maryland rather than on location in Vegas as I am not vaccinated against COVID-19.

I fully support everyone in determining what is best for their personal situation and I recognize the value of vaccines. Simply put, my COVID vaccination decision is very specific to my own personal medical history.

I appreciate my colleagues, especially the production team and my fellow commentators, for their support and flexibility. NFL fans are the most passionate of all sports and I can’t wait for another great NFL Draft.

ESPN said Kiper and Louis Riddick will serve as analysts for the network’s three-day draft coverage, with Booger McFarland joining them on the first two nights.

While the hope, of course, is that the broadcast goes off without a hitch, there have been recent hiccups in the remote streaming of live events. The Los Angeles Angels in particular have been plagued with technical issues that their East Coast-based play-by-play announcer Matt Vasgersian called “embarrassing,” though ESPN may have a slightly more setup. elegant.

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