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Hava Java 5K & 10K Run – Phoenix, AZ

PHOENIX, Ariz.— October 17, 2014 — You want to make a coffee run? In what may be the only race in Arizona to begin and finish at a coffee shop, the second annual Hava Java 5K and 10K Run is set to take place Sunday, October 19. Take a caffeinated Sunday morning run along the canal to help a great cause: Valley Youth Theatre.

There’s nothing like running along the Arizona Canal on a cool Sunday morning in October, so grab some friends and meet at Hava Java, Arizona’s oldest, most awarded coffee house since 1992. Have a quick jolt of caffeine before you head out, or sip some water ahead of the run. Either way, it will be great to run alongside Hava Java customers and friends.

Both the 5K and the 10K will start and stop at the coffee house, located on the northwest corner of 32nd Street & Camelback. The route will take runners up 32nd Street and west along the canal. All proceeds from the race will benefit Valley Youth Theatre.

The 10K will kick off from the coffee shop at 7:15 am and the 5K starts at 7:30 am.

“We are thrilled to be doing this again for the 2nd year. Last year was so much fun we had to do it again! It’s a fun run along the Canal with friends and family to help Valley Youth Theatre, which we are big fans and supporters,” said Hava Java owner Tina Shafer. “I would like to thank our sponsors for their support and we look forward to seeing our customers and friends on what will be a memorable day.”

Sponsors for the 2nd Annual Hava Java 5K & 10K Run include: The MacLean Team, Gallagher & Kennedy, drybar, Molina Fine Jewelers, Active Moms Magazine, Local First Arizona, Mane Attraction Salon, Barrio Café, iRun, CAS Chiropractic, Green Street Communities, Orange Theory Fitness Arcadia, Delux and Robson Communities

To register for the event, please go to http://havajavarun.webs.com.

 

ABOUT HAVA JAVA

Hava JavaHava Java began in Phoenix, Arizona on February 27, 1992. From humble beginnings, Justin Shafer (“Mr. Hava Java”) had a dream of a friendly place, where the world’s best coffees, from the finest beans were served in a family atmosphere. He started his dream outside with the only state of the art gourmet coffee cart in Arizona. He went on to build a gourmet coffee business that soon became a legend. Because of Justin’s dream, Hava Java is now the longest running gourmet coffee company in Arizona. Hava Java uses only the finest roasted coffee beans and the most select ingredients to achieve the highest quality products. Bottom line, you can’t buy or make a better cup of coffee than Hava Java. By the way, his gourmet coffee cart is still a Hava Java trademark!

Justin’s motto is this: “Serve customers only the very best product possible, as expediently as possible, in a clean environment and make them your friends. Not only do I treat my customers the way I like to be treated, but I also treat my Crew Members with respect. I never forget where I came from!”

With a tenaciously loyal clientele, Hava Java is a tasteful and immaculate store serving the best coffees, teas, and baked goods. Quality, Speed, Cleanliness, Friendship and Respect – it’s the Hava Java difference and our formula for success!

 

ABOUT VALLEY YOUTH THEATRE

Founded in 1989, Valley Youth Theatre (VYT) is a professional-quality theatre company dedicated to helping young people achieve their full potential through meaningful engagement, education, and excellence in the performing arts.

Winner of more than four dozen National Youth Arts awards, voted “Best Live Theater” on azcentral.com, heralded as “Best Place to Take a Bow” by Phoenix Magazine, and rated one of the “Top Ten Places to Become a Future Star” by The Arizona Republic, VYT produces six mainstage shows each season including two at the Herberger Theater Center.

 

Hava Java Fun Run

For more information, visit http://havajavarun.webs.com or
contact Tina Shafer at 480-414-6767.

 

 

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Cancer Support Community Arizona (CSCAZ) Announces Chairs for Annual Porch Party Gala

PHOENIX, Ariz.— September 9, 2014 — Cancer Support Community Arizona (CSCAZ)  is excited to announce Event Chairs for the 12th Annual Porch Party;  Molly Stockley and Sameer R. Keole, M.D. Molly is currently the Assistant Vice President of Hospital Growth at Cancer Treatment Centers of America and has been a longtime supporter of CSCAZ. Molly is also the co-founder of Kristi Cares Melanoma Foundation in honor of a dear friend who lost her life to the disease which strives to educate Arizona residents about the dangers of skin cancer. Dr. Keole is the Proton Beam Medical Director at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Keole is overseeing the complex proton therapy building project set to open to treat patients in 2016.

 

Honorary Co-Chairs:

Kay Kays and Michael S. Gordon, M.D. will be spotlighted as our Honorary Chairs for their support to those on their cancer journey.  The Honorary Chairs will speak during the event and give their perspectives of cancer research and advocacy.  Kay is a 20 year pancreatic cancer survivor and patient advocate. Kay said “My dissemination of cancer research to patients is always a two way street of learning and I am able to represent cancer patients at the grant review table with up to date information for accrual and quality of life from the real world of cancer.”  Dr. Gordon is the CEO and Director of Research at Pinnacle Oncology Hematology. His interested have been in the development of new cancer therapies with a focus on targeted therapies and drugs that affect angiogenesis (tumor blood vessel supply).

 

About Porch Party:

Porch Party will be held on October 18, 2014 at the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix (map).  This event will be business casual with unique event details. Youth cancer survivors host an art gallery and showcase their photographs that depict what leadership means to them.  Appetizers are made from a local chef that showcase cancer fighting foods.  Guests can then take the recipe home and make the healthy dishes for themselves.  This event will include a live auction, drawing prizes and a fund-a-program opportunity.

 

About The Cancer Support Community Arizona:

SCSAZCSC-AZ (formerly known as The Wellness Community Arizona), is the Arizona affiliate if an international non-profit organization dedicated to providing support, education and hope to people affected by cancer and their loved ones. Through participation in professionally led support groups, educational workshops and mind/body programs utilizing the Patient Active Concept, people affected by cancer can learn vital skills to regain control, reduce feelings of isolation and restore hope-regardless of the stage of disease. To learn more, visit www.cscaz.org

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Chandler’s local Buca di Beppo restaurant brings customized festivities for local residents and businesses.

Food and festivities come together at Chandler’s local Buca di Beppo restaurant, where sales manager Rebecca Steere creates a warm and inviting atmosphere for celebrations of all occasions.

The national restaurant chain has several locations in Arizona and dozens across the nation, but Steere’s personalized approach keeps Chandler’s diners coming back, whether they’re enjoying a dinner with family or celebrating with friends. “Each person is different and has their own needs,” she said, “and I like to give them special treatment.” 

In addition to personalized attention, Steere’s customized approach offers Chandler’s residents top-notch event planning without the high price tag. Local residents and businesses alike enjoy catering services at the family-style Italian restaurant, which serves as a prime spot for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, baby showers, reunions, and even business lunch meetings.

Chandler’s Buca di Beppo also keeps the neighborhood spirit alive during the holidays by opening their doors to guests during Thanksgiving and Christmas, and even offers catering for companies whose employees have to work on Black Friday and Christmas Eve.

Tasked with organizing your high school reunion? Charged with having to scout out a location for your office party? Looking to liven up an otherwise dull seminar? With themed dining rooms available and a variety of group menu options, you will find something for everyone at Chandler’s Buca di Beppo. Steere is devoted to providing an unforgettable and festive experience for all guests, and the restaurant boasts banquet packages available for groups of 20 or more. The restaurant is also a great option for international touring groups and sports teams who are looking for a fun, group dining experience.

Whether you’re looking for a lively dining spot, the perfect location for a recent celebration, or for the food to come to you, contact Buca di Beppo’s Rebecca Steere at (480) 785-7272 to handle your event planning needs.

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The Nephcure Walk Arizona

Saving Kidneys. Saving Lives.

Walk to support research for Nephrotic Syndrome and FSGS

On Sunday, October 13, 2013 at the Kiwanis Park – Fiesta Ramada’s in Tempe, AZ.

 

San Tan Valley, AZ. 8-2013 — The Nephcure Foundation along with local patients will be holding a NephCure Walk on Sunday, October 13, 2013. The family affected is a committed member of the community. Elizabeth (Ely) Grau, age 50, has been dealing with FSGS-Focal Segmental Glomeruli Sclerosis for over 8 years. There is no cure for this rare condition, which affects the kidney filtering systems. Ely found out that she had this disease at the same time that her favorite basketball player Miami Heat Alonso Mourning was going through his kidney transplant for the same disease.  “I remember being told that if I did not attack it aggressively I would have to go on dialysis and would need a transplant within a year. It was scary to hear that, being a single mom with a 13 year old daughter at that time. Luckily the aggressive treatment put me in remission but it was at a cost. My immune system got bad, gained weight and lost a lot of my strength. I wake up everyday wondering what the day will bring. I can relapse at any given moment, with still NO CURE.”

With the cause and cure unknown and a continual increase of newly diagnosed patients, Nephrotic Syndrome and FSGS, have become a concern to patients, families, and physicians. The Nephcure Walk will allow community members to give back locally and support families like Ely’s by participating in the fight to discover the cure. Registration for the walk will begin at 9:00 am and the walk will start at 10:00 am. There is no registration fee but fundraising is encouraged. Any walker who collects over $100 will receive a free T-Shirt. All proceeds will benefit the NephCure Foundation, an organization the Grau family has been supporting actively since Ely was diagnosed with the disease.

To sign up for the walk, join Ely’s team or make a donation go to: http://www.nephcure.org/walk

Contact: Ely Grau: 480-347-8791 Email: elygrau305@gmail.com (committee member Arizona)

Contact: Kelly Helm Phone: 719-510-7969 Email: khelm@teamnephcure.org (Colorado)

Click here for more information about The NephCure Foundation on Wikipedia and GuideStar

 

 

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Jamie Fletcher is Named a “2013 Women’s Business Enterprise Star” by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

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Jamie Fletcher is Named a “2013 Women’s Business Enterprise Star” by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

To be honored before 1,000 at “Salute to Women’s Business Enterprises”

 

Tempe, AZ – March 18, 2013 –Jamie Fletcher, Chief Executive Officer of Mach 1 Global Services, will receive the nation’s premier award for excellence among women’s business enterprises (WBEs) bestowed by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) at its Salute to Women’s Business Enterprises. The annual event will take place March 14, 2012, before 1,000 corporate and government executives, WBEs and members of WBENC’s Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs) at the Baltimore Hilton, Baltimore, MD. 

 

Mach 1 Global Services is a worldwide transportation and supply chain logistics provider offering specialized services for their clients seeking solutions for distribution, warehousing and all levels of domestic and international freight services, including air, ocean and ground.

 

“Jamie Fletcher is an outstanding leader whose strategic and innovative approach benefits her clients and her company. She demonstrates the power of women’s businesses in driving sustainable economic growth,” said Pamela Prince-Eason, WBENC President and CEO, the leading advocate for and authority on WBEs as suppliers to the nation’s top corporations and government agencies.

 

“We are proud to receive this recognition by WBENC and cannot thank WBEC-West enough for the nomination. Our WBE certification and involvement with WBENC has been a tremendous asset to our growth and continues to open the door for numerous opportunities with its corporate members. ” said Jamie Fletcher.

 

Jamie Fletcher will be recognized for her leadership in business, her inspiration to other women, and her active role at the helm of Mach 1 Global Services.   The Women’s Business Enterprise Council –West (WBEC-West) selected Jamie Fletcher for this national honor. It is one of WBENC’s 14 Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs) that process WBENC’s world-class certification of WBEs, in addition to providing skills-building educational programs and business development opportunities in their regions.

 

Women business owners like Jamie Fletcher make such outstanding contributions to the US economy each and every day,” said Dr. Pamela Williamson, President & CEO of  WBEC-West. “ The WBENC Summit & Salute recognizes certified WBEs who have positively impacted not only the economy but their community.  Ms. Fletcher has been an active member of the Women Business Enterprise Council –West community for several years .  She has held the position of forum chair and forum vice chair for the state of Arizona in both roles she acted as both  a leader and a mentor to both certified and non certified women business owners in the region that WBEC-West services. WBEC-West would not be as strong as it is without  the support and education that Ms. Fletcher has provided.

 

WBEC-West is a regional partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), a coalition of corporations, WBEs and regionally focused women’s business organizations. As an affiliate organization, WBEC-West implements the certification standards of WBENC throughout Arizona, Colorado, Southern California, Utah, Wyoming, Hawaii and Guam. WBENC certification is nationally recognized and accepted by more than 10,000 major corporations. WBEC-West also supports corporations in their efforts to include WBEs in their supplier diversity programs. WBEC-West is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.  For more information, please go to www.wbec-west.org

 

Under the banner of the organization’s 2013 theme “Join Forces. Succeed Together,” WBENC’s Summit & Salute is a major national event designed to drive business development and collaborative success among WBENC’s Corporate and Government Members and WBEs. Sponsored by Accenture and Ernst & Young LLP, the two-day event provides vital access to the thought leaders, business intelligence and senior-level networking opportunities that enable sustainable growth.

 

About WBENC: The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is the leading advocate for, and authority on, Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs) as suppliers and vendors to the nation’s corporations. Founded in 1997, WBENC is also the nation’s leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, with nearly 11,000 WBENC-Certified WBEs.   WBENC certification is accepted by more than 1,000 corporations representing America’s most prestigious brands, in addition to many states, cities and other entities. Throughout the year, WBENC and its 14 Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs) provide opportunities for interactions among Corporate and Government Members and certified WBEs at business building events and other forums.  WBENC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks and accepts donations from corporations, foundations and individuals that support its mission and programs.  For more information, please go to www.wbenc.org.

 

About MACH 1: Headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, Mach 1 Global Services is a global freight forwarder and transportation, logistics and supply chain management services provider. Established in 1988, Mach 1 is the 31st largest privately held corporation in Arizona and employs over 230 industry professionals throughout its 34 company-owned offices in the US, Mexico, China and India. Mach 1’s commitment to quality includes ISO 9001:2008, WBE, C-TPAT and US EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership certifications. For more information, please visit www.mach1global.com.

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Vote for The Best Local Bakery in Arizona! Social Choice Awards 2012

 

It’s that time of the year, and most of us love to use the holiday season as an excuse to indulge in treats, pastries, and holiday goodies. With the holiday season around the corner, we thought it would be great to find the best local bakery in Arizona.  Help us find the best local bakery by voting for your favorite place to satisfy your sweet cravings, VOTE NOW for the Social Choice Awards Best Local Bakery in Arizona.

 

The winner will be announced on December 20th. For those who do not currently have a favorite local bakery, use this list to pick your go to bakery for all your holiday goodies.

 

Read more about the Social Choice Awards here: www.socialchoiceaward.com

 

Here is a partial list of the local bakeries in Arizona you can vote for in the poll:

  • Sweet Cakes Cafe
  • Nadine’s
  • Wildflower Bread Company
  •  InPockets Bakery & Catering
  •  Stark Family Bakery
  •  Le Cave’s Bakery Inc
  •  Sugar Mamas
  • Near and Dear to Your Heart Cakes
  • Baker-Wee
  • Sugarlips Cakery

If you don’t see your favorite in the list, add it here!

 

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Fish Window Cleaning, Honest and Caring Window Cleaning Services

Why let a dirty, cloudy window ruin the enjoyment of what would otherwise be a beautiful view and precious natural light? Many of us have windows in our home or office that are just too large and numerous to maintain on our own. Whether you lack the professional equipment needed to do the job or simply don’t have the time, it’s OK! No matter how big or small the job, and for both residences and businesses, local company Fish Window Cleaning in Chandler, Arizona will leave you with the cleanest windows on the block.

 

Fish Window Cleaning is a group of professional window cleaners that provide nothing short of superior service. Whether you need them seasonally, year around, or just once in a while, they will be available to help and, most importantly, require no contacts. You read that right, only pay for the services you actually need! They can help you anywhere in the east valley, featuring prompt and reliable service along with free estimates.

 

Some of the multiple types of services provided by Fish Window Cleaning include:

  • Window cleaning for commercial and residential
  • Hard water stain removal
  • Power washing
  • Awning and gutter cleaning
  • Screen cleaning
  • Cleaning of skylights, chandeliers, and mirrors
  • High dusting and ceiling fan cleaning

 

The owner of Fish Window Cleaning is Jim Brown, who founded his business over 10 years ago and has set his focus on providing high quality service since day one. Jim has been an active member of the Arizona business community for over 25 years, and is regularly involved in non-profit organizations, events, and charities.

 

In addition to Jim, Fish Window Cleaning is fully staffed with carefully selected, professional, and friendly employees that have been trained and are capable of taking on any size job.  Whether your windows are dirty due to a rainy day, monsoon season, or they simply don’t look clean and sparkly, Fish Window Cleaning will provide fast and friendly service. For honest and caring window cleaning services contact Fish Window Cleaning today at 480-962-4688 or visit www.fishwindowcleaning.com/480 .

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The Grand Canyon, Arizona’s Best Family Attraction – 2012 Social Choice Awards

Social Network Arizona reached out to social media for our Social Choice Awards and asked our Arizona friends to vote for the Best Family Attraction in Arizona. After 609 votes and 38 new entries provided by fellow Arizonans, the Grand Canyon has won with 42% (256 in total) votes! Congratulations to the Grand Canyon, our Social Choice Award winner for the Best Family Attraction in Arizona.

The Grand Canyon is one of the most recognizable landforms on Earth, and is Arizona’s most distinguishable landmark. Stretching 277 miles long, with steep rocky walls descending over a mile in depth, the Grand Canyon is inarguably one of this planet’s most interesting places to visit. Although its origin and age are always a greatly debated topic among geologists, the breathtaking beauty of the Grand Canyon cannot be disputed. We are fortunate to have such a natural treasure in our lovely state of Arizona!

According to the 42% of Arizonan’s who voted in our Social Choice Awards poll, the Grand Canyon is also the regarded as the best family attraction. It’s no wonder that Arizona’s nickname is “The Grand Canyon State” and the phrase “Grand Canyon State” appears on license plates throughout Arizona. If you have not yet visited the Grand Canyon now is a great time to start planning your trip. It is a natural wonder that you and your family simply have to see to believe!  Whether you visit the canyon for a day or a week, plan your trip ahead and make sure to take advantage of the many different activities you and your family can enjoy.

The Canyon has two distinct sides, the South Rim and the North Rim. Because it is the more accessible part of the park, the South Rim is the Grand Canyon’s most popular destination. The South Rim features the park’s headquarters, and offers a large collection of businesses including hotels, general stores, and much more you may need during your visit. The North Rim’s higher elevation and heavy snow cause the North Rim to close during winter months. Due to its remote location, it is the less visited area of the Canyon. It is ideal for visitors that want to take advantage of the quiet and relaxing beauty of the canyon in solitude.

Several activities you should definitely look into when visiting are tours around the Rim, including tours on bike, jeep, and mule rides, airplane and helicopter rides. The canyon is also a hiker’s paradise and offers miles of caves, trails, and cliffs to explore. The most popular trail, Bright Angel Trail, is 19 miles long and offers a comfortable and safe 2-day hike.  Whatever trail you decide, make sure you read the park’s hiking tips so that you’re prepared and well equipped. Rafting is another exciting way to explore the canyon, you can choose from several options for the length of your voyage to explore the canyon from the Colorado River.

Because it makes for such a fantastic family vacation, nearly 5 million people visit The Grand Canyon (http://www.nps.gov/grca/index.htm) each year. Every child’s visit to the Grand Canyon is always exciting and, to make it even more special, the park offers a Junior Ranger Program to kids age 4 to 14.

With its unique and surreal landscape, it is no wonder why the Grand Canyon was voted The Social Choice Awards Best Family Attraction! Be sure to take advantage of this inspiring landscape and the many adventurous opportunities your family will enjoy!

For more information:

The Grand Canyon on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GrandCanyonNationalPark

The Grand Canyon Family Programs: http://www.nps.gov/grca/forkids/jrrangerfamily.htm

CONTEST DETAILS:
As a tribute to the Grand Canyon, Social Network Arizona is holding a Grand Canyon picture contest. Post your favorite Grand Canyon photograph to our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/SocialNetworkArizona and the photograph with the most likes by November 15th, 2012 will win 15 “Weekly Winnings” tickets to the Arizona Lottery (A $30 value!).

 

 

 

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Compassionate Legal Counsel and Diligent Representation

Finding an honest, compassionate, and caring attorney that is readily available to provide sound legal advice can be a complicated process. The process of finding the right attorney usually involves several phone calls, messages, and emails before a meeting ever takes place. However, with Ken Royer it’s a little easier than that. Ken is an excellent, compassionate, and personable attorney that has been in practice for over 15 years. He has a depth of legal expertise and specializes in issues related to Family Law, including divorce, children’s legal matters including but not limited to custody and support, spousal support, domestic violence, orders of protections, and community property division. He can also provide legal representation or counsel for any matter involving commercial litigation, probate law, and aviation law. Rest assured, with Ken by your side you are likely to reach a fair resolution with your case.

In his early years, Ken was a Naval Aviator and served for many years in the Naval Reserves with command positions in the United States and Pacific Command Headquarters in Hawaii. After active duty Ken was employed with Rockwell Collins as flight test pilot for many years. He has a Bachelor’s of Science degree from California State University, a Master of Science Degree in International Relations from the Naval War College, and a Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Iowa Law School. Ken was also a contributing author of the Arizona Construction Law Practice Manual. Ken’s hard work and dedication to quality service earned him the “Sole Practitioner of the Year” award for the City of Phoenix in 2005. Ken has devoted a great deal of time and energy serving the public interest, and has provided extensive pro bono legal assistance for those in need. Ken finds that the most rewarding part of his job is winning cases for those in need that otherwise would have lost without his expert representation or advice. In 2003, Ken was awarded “Top 50 Pro Bono Attorney” for Arizona.

If you know anyone facing the emotional and financial challenges that legal problems present, it is important to hire a lawyer willing to dedicate the time and attention these sensitive matters require. Ken Royer will personally represent you from start to finish, and is known to make himself virtually available 24/7, literally!  Most high profile law firms will simply hand your case over to other attorneys depending on how much time they have on their hands, not Ken!  Ken passionately believes that every client deserves to be treated as a priority, no matter how much or little they are paying their attorney, and strives to provide you with the best possible representation. Ken provides each of his clients with consistent and reliable counsel, and works hard through strategic planning, and skilled negotiations to give them the confidence and expertise they need to face any legal matter. So, the next time you or someone you know is in need of compassionate legal counsel and diligent representation, contact The Royer Law Office and talk to Ken. You will be glad you did! He offers a free initial consultation and can help you anywhere in the state of Arizona, so go ahead, call today! (480)460-6371 or visit: www.RoyerFamilyLaw.com

 

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The Best Family Attractions in Arizona? Social Choice Awards, VOTE NOW! – Poll Closes October 19, 2012

Looking for a fun weekend with the kids? Vote in our latest Social Choice Awards poll and tell us where YOU go for the best family attraction in Arizona!

The poll will run through October 19, 2012 at which time a winner will be declared!

Read more about the Social Choice Awards here: www.socialchoiceaward.com

Click here to vote now!

Here is a partial list of family attractions in Arizona you can vote for in the poll:

 

Click the Vote Now button below to visit the poll and vote for your favorite(s)!

 

 

 

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