Newsletter. Issue 2005-35. Sep. 15, 2005
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AirAsia's Tony Fernandes flies high
11 Sep: The Star. (Malaysia). Tony Fernandes, AirAsia's boyish CEO comes to work in T-shirt and baseball cap. He bought AirAsia less than four years ago for 1 ringgit (25 U.S. cents) and it is now worth nearly US$1 billion …The slightly chubby Fernandes even used to help load and unload baggage from planes until recently when he hurt his back heaving suitcases on a flight to Indonesia … Fernandes was educated in the United Kingdom in finance, and joined Virgin Group after graduating in 1987.
He moved to Warner Music International in London in 1989… Fernandes says it wasn't easy giving up the perks of the Warner job _ "fly first class everywhere, stay in the best hotels, dinner with Madonna, lunch with another artist. But I was so fed up,'' he said. "Warner drove me to set up my own business.'' For text, 966 words, click here.
Halftime thrill at Old Trafford
12 Sep: The Star (Malaysia) During Saturday’s English Premier League match between Manchester United and local rivals, Manchester City, Tony Fernandes exchanged souvenirs with club director Sir Bobby Charlton on the pitch witnessed by over 68,000 fans as the public address system announced the partnership between AirAsia and Manchester United. For full text click here.
For the GVUK Tony Fernandes supplement click here.

"Britain is paranoid about immigration"
9 Sep: BBC News Online. From Terry Pinto, Frome, UK: My parents were born in Goa, I was born in Kenya and brought up in Leicester from the age of 2, 38 years ago. I consider myself British, not an immigrant, I pay taxes and contribute to my community. Do I feel accepted as British. Sadly, no. Britain is paranoid about immigration, but without it we would be a backwater nation with no-one to earn money to contribute towards the NHS or schooling. More immigration is needed with reform of the planning laws to provide housing.

Arts & Living Fall Arts Guide
9 Sep. The Oregonian (Portland, Oregon). Oct. 21: Cappella Romana. We've come to expect virtuoso medieval chant from this choir, but the group takes a step up when Patricia Rozario, a Bombay-born stratospheric soprano, solos with the choir. Rozario will reveal her extraordinary vocal prowess in a program called "Women in Byzantium." 8 p.m., St. Mary's Cathedral, 1716 N.W. Davis St.; $12-$25; TicketsWest, 503-224-8499.
For a GVUK profile of Patricia Rozario see:

Mellow Dee Not Ready to Bow Out
10 Sep. The Nation (Nairobi). By the age of 15 Melissa Barreto de Blok had been crowned beauty queen four times. She is no longer the reigning Miss India Kenya but still holds other titles. She says that her mother is her best friend and that she owes all her victories to her. Melissa sits for her O-levels this year and she “would like to become a journalist or lawyer some day.” For text and photos click here and use the magnifying facility (bottom of the screen).
[Melissa is the daughter of Elsie Barretto and they live in Nairobi.]

Secrets of love at first sight
11 Sep: The Telegraph (Calcutta). Excerpts: Psychiatrist Dr Raj Persaud is about to reveal the secrets of sexual attraction in his next book called Simply Irresistible … Fifteen years ago, Raj was asked by a woman colleague to her hen party, which was held at a theme park, the Chessington World of Adventure. There he met Francesca Cordeiro. They looked into each other’s eyes — and found each other, well, simply irresistible. The couple live in London with their two young children … her family have origins in [Saligao], Goa. Last week Raj Persaud was listed as one of the 100 most influential Asians in Britain. For full text click here.

UK: Jason Lobo’s agony
12 Sep: Lancashire Evening Telegraph. A policeman's two year suspension over an alleged expenses fiddle is to continue -- months after he cleared his name in court. Lancashire police bosses have been accused of "totally unacceptable" behaviour towards former international athlete Jason Lobo, who is now preparing a tribunal claim for racial discrimination. Steve Edwards, chair of the Lancashire Police Federation, which is representing PC Lobo said the length of time the matter had been hanging over him was "totally unacceptable." …
PC Lobo has represented his country in the Commonwealth Games at both 800 and 1500 metres, also said that he thought his treatment may relate to his ethnic background. He revealed he was launching a claim for racial discrimination against police bosses through the Manchester Tribunal Office. 451 words. For full text click here.
[Jason Lobo is the son of Augustus Lobo (born in Goa) and Maureen Picken.]

Canada: Commonwealth Games Athletes Hit the Links at Hbc's Annual Golf Tournament
12 Sep: Canada NewsWire. Over 30 Canadian Commonwealth athletes will hit the links today for Hudson's Bay Company's (Hbc) fifth annual golf tournament in support of the Canadian Commonwealth Games Association. Among those participating are Ken Pereira Field Hockey 195 caps, '98 & '02 CG, Gold 1999 Pan Am Games… Wayne Fernandes, Field Hockey… For full text click here.

Andre Nunes’ disappearance 'suspicious'
14 Sep: BBC News. Police are concerned for a Birmingham man who has gone missing from his home in suspicious circumstances. Andre Nunes, 47, has not been seen since a neighbour found his front door kicked down early on Sunday. He is described as mixed race, 6ft 2in tall, slim, with greying hair. For full text click here.


12th Sep: Mombasa, Kenya. MRS OLIVIA DE SOUZA. Husband of late Alex. Mother of Mervin (UK), Marina (Canada), Roseleen (Mombasa) and Rachael (UK).

12 Sep: Carnegie, PA. THELMA DE GOA,(ex-Panjim) wife of Caesar DeGoa, (ex-Zanzibar , ex-Bastora). Mother of Roy and late Michelle. Sister-in-law of Francis (Ficus), Glory, Oscar/Cindy, and Tina/Agnel. Visitation and Funeral Service on 15 Sept.

11 Sep: Navelim, Goa. DORINHA CAMARA MENEZES (ex-Nairobi). Wife of the Late Joe F.X. Menezes ( Bomboikar). Mother of Ruby/Anthony (Canada) Gabe/Lily (London) and Juliana/Paul (Canada). Grandmother to Daphne/Lezlie, Lesley-Anne/Roger, Melanie/Ronnie, Annalise and Geoffrey, Giles and Glen. Great grandmother of Camille, Adele and Liam. Condolences:

11 Sep: Wood Green, London. RAYMOND REBELLO (Ex-Nairobi); singer/guitarist with Believers in the 70s). Husband of Violet. Father of Ricky and Steven. Son of late Francis Xavier Rebello (Elsada) and late Magdalena Rebello (Benaulim) Brother of Urvino, Leo and Afra. Condolences to
Funeral: Tuesday 20th September, 10 am, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, New Southgate, 373 Bowes Road, London N11 1AA. After the service there will be a get together at the Church Hall. No flowers, instead donations to the Diabetes Association and Heart foundation would be most appreciated. Contact Details: Leo: 020 8902 6658; Violet: 020 8361 4577
Raymond lived his early life in Kenya. He was a dedicated school teacher and a talented guitarist for the band, The Believers. He was born to parents hailing from Benaulim Goa who were the famous fashion designers, Elsada's in Nairobi. Raymond moved to London where he started a family and worked for the London Underground. He was ailing the last couple of years and died peacefully in his sleep. Raymond was a down to earth and humble person who will be sorely missed by his family and many friends.

8 Sep: Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. MARIA FILIPA GRACIAS (Ex-Benaulim, Goa). Wife of late Domingo Gracias. Mother of Leopold (Canada), Delphine, Trinidade and Caje. Mother-in-law of John, Tessie and Rosemary. Grandma of Hansel, Aaron and Lauren (Canada). Sister of late Caetan/Piedade, Custodio and Piedade (Ambernath India). Funeral service was on Sat. 10 Sept. 2005 at St. Joseph's Cathedral followed by the burial at Kinodoni Cemetery.

6 Sep: Egham, Surrey, UK. GEORGE STEVEN COLLACO (ex Velim, Goa; born Bombay 1926). Husband of Florinda Collaco. Father of Barbara, Brian Bernard & Benjamin. Brother of Dr Olive Gonsalves. Funeral at 10:00 am on Wed. 21st Sept at St John of Rochester R.C. Church, Egham, Surrey, England, UK. Condolences to


UK employment sought for 33 yr old Goan Male (Chandor) with 9 years experience as waiter/bar steward in a 5* Hotel. Employment in Restaurant/Hotel or elsewhere considered. In the first instance please contact Andy Norman, for CV and further details.
[Note: the GVUK rate for personal classified adverts is £10 per insertion (max 60 words)]


The magic of India
8 Sep: TODAY (Singapore). … travel north to Goa, the playground for party boys and girls. At night, the picturesque beaches morph into a continuous dance floor for revellers whose religion is trance music. World renowned as a hedonistic heaven for clubbers, the festive months of November and December see crowds throng the various beaches of Goa in a relentless pursuit of the best and hottest dance music.

BA, Virgin Atlantic to focus on S.India
9 Sep: Sify. …Virgin is examining the option of operating to Bangalore, Goa and Hyderabad …

Fast and fashionable
11 Sep: Sunday Age (Australia). Bombay is rarely more than a stopover en route to the beaches of Goa or Kerala's backwaters. Tourists tend to fly in, tick off the Gateway of India and Elephanta Island and move on the next day, relieved to leave the dirt and noise behind …

Goa’s not gone - It’s just hiding
11 Sep: The Sunday Times. Definitive guide (2,925 words) to Goa. Calangute is indeed a messy confusion of concrete hotels, beach bars, souvenir shops, and sun loungers adorned with pink Europeans … Mrs Perreira Braganza ushered me to the family chapel. “We have an important relic,” she whispered. “The fingernail of St Francis Xavier.” … For Goans, susegad identifies a laid-back attitude to life …Palolem beach has lately acquired star status here … To read the guide click here.


Win a holiday to India
Patak’s are giving away a fantastic 2 week ‘Indian Summer’ holiday for 2 people to India. No purchase necessary. Closing date 30 Nov. 2005. Details at

Paul locked in stocks to attract tourists
8 Sep: East Grinstead Courier. Paul Evans who runs his travel company locked himself in the stocks at the London Dungeon in an attempt to publicise how many attractions are suffering from a decline in trade as a result of the July bombings in London. Paul has turned his ordeal into a competition through FHM magazine. Readers were invited to guess how long he managed to stay in the stocks, with Paul's company,, offering a seven-night holiday to Goa, India, for the closest guess. So far more than 200 entries have been received, with two weeks left before the closing date. For text & photo click here.


World Goa Day: Goans Celebrate Their Identity in Portugal
On the occasion of the World Goa Day 2005, Dr. Jorge de Abreu Noronha reports on the events held on this day in Portugal. To check out the stunning photographs and report click here.
For the Programme of World Goa Day Events scheduled for 16-18 Sept. 2005 click here


11-day Velankanni festival concludes
9 Sep: The Hindu. The 11-day annual festival of Shrine Basilica of `Our Lady of Health' at Velankanni concluded on Thursday with the lowering of `Our Lady's Flag' that was hoisted on August 29. The birth of `Our Blessed Mother' was celebrated in the morning.

Ban on late night music worries Goa hotels
9 Sep: Business Line. Recent Supreme Court directives to strictly control noise pollution after 10 p.m. and the latest directives of the Goa Bench of the Bombay High Court to State Government Departments concerned to implement the said Supreme Court directives stringently has got the hospitality industry in the State apprehensive right at the onset of the tourist season. For full text click here.

Goa given time to provide facilities to the disabled
10 Sep: The Hindu. The Goa Bench of the Bombay High Court has given three weeks to the State Government to work out a definite timeframe to implement the Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995. For full text click here.

Kidding ourselves
10 Sep: Herald. We Goans are kidding ourselves that everything is all right in the state. We are kidding ourselves when we try and tell the entire country and the world that Goa is the most progressive state in the country.

Tenders for Mapusa-Goa-Margao monorail soon
13 Sep: Navhind Times. The Goa government today okayed a proposal for floating a global tender for inviting expression of interest for installation of 45-km-long monorail in Goa connecting Panaji to Margao and Mapusa.

Factionalism returns to Goa Congress
13 Sep: The Asian Age. By Pamela D'Mello. Barely two months after it returned to power, the state Congress has returned to familiar factional feuding. South Goa MP Churchill Alemao has criticised recent nominations made to the state Congress Committee, which were approved by the party president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday.

Goa: Beach Shack Applications Invited
14 Sep: Business Standard. Goa's tourism department has invited applications from the Goan residents to set-up temporary shacks on all the beaches in state … 272 shacks would be permitted on 23 beaches in the State …The shacks will be permitted to be run from October to May 2006. For text click here.

MP protests against proposed Mopa airport
15 Sep: Asian Age. Congress MP Churchill Alemao raised the pitch of his protest against a proposed greenfield airport, holding his first public meeting on Wednesday in the south Goa city of Margao. For full text click here.

Radio communication failure on Goa-Mumbai flight
15 Sep: Indian Express. A Goa-Mumbai flight landed at the Mumbai airport last week despite total radio communication failure (RCF). There were 46 passengers including two cabin crew on board the Air Deccan ATR-42 aircraft.

The Portuguese Consulate
15 Sep: Herald. Letter from Beatrice D’Costa e Pinto, Miramar. Excerpt: With total dissatisfaction I have to narrate the way the Portuguese Consulate functions. I was accompanying my mother there yesterday to get her paper work processed. The staff over there have a very arrogant and care-a-damn attitude which is not very pleasing. [Alert by Fred Noronha on Goanet] Full text at:


A tribute to Florean Vaz, the first martyr of the Konkani language, in the form of a song titled "UGDDAS FLOREAN VAZ-ACHO".

The language issue in Goa and developments on the request to give Romi script Konkani equal status to Devanagari has gained momentum. Several updates from Goa.

The airport issue is reaching a crescendo. While moves are afoot to build a new airport in the northern reaches of Goa at Mopa, the residents of South Goa backed by their MLA, Churchill Alemao are up in arms over this issue and want to ensure the Navy vacates Dabolim as to convert it into a 100% civilian facility. Several perspectives and discussions of political compulsions from both ends of the debate.

Some essays that were posted included – "Where can I find my childhood", "Tour of Aldona", "Ho Khell Ken'na Somptolo?"

Regular news updates, daily Quotes and the Goanet Poll – on

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Blair unveils £10m UK-India scholarship
8 Sep: The Guardian. The Prime Minister, Tony Blair, announced a £10m scholarship fund for student exchanges between the UK and India. He believed many British students could also benefit from studying in India.,12559,1565641,00.html

Nora Dias: UN oil-for-food programme
8 Sep: The Telegraph. Kojo Annan, the son of the United Nations secretary general, took "an active part" in efforts to win his company a multi-million pound UN contract… One of the people whom Mr Annan reportedly contacted was Nora Dias who worked in the UN's procurement department … For text click here.
Lawsuit claims pay of 89 cents an hour
19 Nov 2001. USA Today. Carmine Wakodikar, a 45 year old Bangladeshi woman was live-in maid and nanny recruited to work for Clifford and Nora Dias in Edison, N.J. But instead of getting the more than $200 a week she says they promised, Wakodikar says she was barred from leaving the home alone and made to work about 112 hours a week for 89 cents an hour. She filed a lawsuit against the Diases, who deny the charges … In a counterclaim, Nora Dias says Wakodikar breached her employment contract in several ways, including drinking alcohol during Nora's absence and "thereby endangering the welfare of (their) children." For full text click here.

Anne's hot foot walk
9 Sep: West Sussex Observer. Anne Ekins, plans to hot foot across a 20ft fire pit next weekend. She admits that at 53 she should know better, but says she will be raising money for a good cause. Anne will join a team of firewalkers supporting a £180,000 project to build two shelters for vulnerable girls in Bombay and Goa. For photo click here.

Kuwait: Power to Women - Crystal Focus Raises Funds
10 Sep: Kuwait Times. The Crystal Focus Club organised its annual third 'Summer Jeans Bash' to raise funds for an orphan's charity in Goa … The bash invites teenagers in Kuwait with little to do on a Friday afternoon … President Hilda Aguiar welcomed the audience, which was followed by DJ Tony rendering foot tapping music … Lloyd D'Souza hosted the event, while band members of Sky High from Goa graced the occasion … Gracy Morais, secretary of the club proposed the vote of thanks. For photographs and text (655 words), select page 3 from the link below.

UK: EastEnders: Pooja Shah
11 Sep: EastEnders Honey Pooja Shah has split with her property developer boyfriend Josh. And the actress, who played Kareena Ferreira in the soap, has told pals she’s on the look out for fun.

UK: Art: New generation
12 Sep: The Guardian. The Tate Britain rehang sees a new focus on immigrant artists of an earlier generation, including a room devoted to the largely forgotten FN Souza, an Indian-born artist who died in 2002.

Couple Aim To Build Hospice For Aids Kids
13 Sep: Express & Echo, Devon. Clive and Pat Baker were so shocked when they saw a hospital for children with Aids that they decided to take it over … They want to raise £75,000 to construct a purpose-built hospice. Most of the money comes in through donations … The couple return to Goa as often as they can … they set up the Novi Survat charity, which they now run with the help of volunteers … The charity is also looking for people going to Goa on holiday to help them get clothing out to them … They are able to arrange free excess baggage with airlines … Call the Bakers on 01395 276148 or email For full text, 605 words click here. Novi Survat is at

Mumbai: Bandra Fair Is Washed Out
13 Sep: Afternoon (Mumbai). The Bandra Fair has been washed out by the heavy rains this year. The Basilica of Mount Mary, which at this time is all chaos and confusion, wears a deserted look. For photo and full text click here.

UK: Anti-terror police told to target Asians
13 Sep: The Independent. A fresh row over stop-and-search powers has erupted after it emerged anti-terrorist police had received orders to single out black and Asian people … orders to the British Transport Police say terrorist suspects are of "Asian, West Indian and east African origin". 1572 words.

India's gays come out of the closet
13 Sep: Reuters.,00110002.htm

The Rediff Interview/Novelist Richard Zimer
14 Sep: Rediff. Richard Zimler's novel, Guardian of the Dawn, documents the little-known Portuguese Inquisition in India, in 16th century Goa. He points out that, apart from their laws and religion, the Portuguese also imported and enforced their infamous methods of interrogation to subdue troublemakers.
Don't miss the exclusive extract from Richard Zimler's novel, Guardian of the Dawn, to be published on rediff India Abroad next week. Photo and text, 1,771 words at

Portugal: Second and Third Generation Foreigners
15 Sep: Inter Press Service News Agency. The growing influx of immigrants from former Portuguese colonies has led to the emergence of a new status in Portugal: that of the eternal foreigner … Others are citizens of India, because they are descendants of immigrants from Goa, Diu and Daman, which were Portuguese possessions until 1961. But most have never even visited those countries.

UK: TV HIGHLIGHTS By Mafalda de’Sa


Fri. 16/9: Travel Channel: 5.00pm (30mins) The Travel Bug: Kenya.
Kevin Greening soaks up the sun in Mombasa, takes it easy on a dhow cruise and settles at the safari halfway house of Lake Naivasha. It's then time to head to the wilds of the Masai Mara.

Sat. 17/9: Travel Channel: 7.00pm (30mins) A Fork in Africa: Zanzibar
Although officially part of mainland Tanzania, Zanzibar is culturally, politically and architecturally unique.

Sat. 17/9: Channel 4: 9.10pm (05mins) East is East
Touchingly comedy drama set in 1970’s Britain. Om Puri is George Khan, a Pakistani immigrant who with wife Ella, is trying to run his fish and chip shop while coping with their seven children. Despite his increasingly desperate attempts to impose arranged marriages on his children, rebellion and mayhem are never far away.

Mon 19/9: Channel 4: 1.10am (200mins) Main Hoon Ha
Beginning the Bollywood Firsts season by first time directors. Female director Farah Khan proficiently directs this romantic comedy drama. Starring Shah Rukh Khan as an army major who tries to prevent his dying father’s cherished peace plan for India and Pakistan being sabotaged. In Hindi with English sub-titles.

Tues. 20/9: National Geographic Channel: 9.00am (60mins) Megacities: Mumbai
A look behind the machinery and monuments of Bombay. Explores the vital organs of India's economic nerve centre, including its seven islands and harbour

Tues. 20/9: BBC 2: 10.00am (30mins) World Weddings: Game of Two Halves
Mohammed Allach is Holland’s most famous Muslim footballer. The country has simmered with racial tension since the murder of film-maker Theo van Gough by a Muslim fundamentalist. Allach has become a spokesman for tolerant Islam and his marriage to a white woman, a symbol of hope amid burning mosques and churches.

Wed. 21/9: UKTV Food Channel: 9.00pm (30mins) Safari Chef with Mike Robinson
In Zanzibar, the chef prepares Zanzibar fish curry with perch.

Wed. 21/9: National Geographic Channel: 9.0pm (60mins) Stuntmen of Bollywood
The perilous world of creating spectacular film action.

Fri. 23/9: Channel 4: 1.30am ((105mins) Makdee
Part of the Bollywood firsts season: Impish village girl Chunni goes in search of her sister at a witch’s house, when one of her pranks backfires. A children’s movie that has gained international attention. Starring Shabana Azmi. In Hindi with English sub-titles.

Fri.23/9: Channel 4: 9.30pm (30mins) Meet the Magoons
Last in the series: A previous Engagement. A slippery situation en route to a family engagement party.

Sat. 24/9: Channel 4: 1.50am (175mins) Munnabhai M B B S
Another in the first time director season: Sanjay Dutt stars as a fun seeking layabout who pretends to be a doctor to please his conservative parents when they visit Mumbai. This Bollywood screwball comedy proved so successful that it was re- made in various dialects. In Hindi with English sub-titles.


Mon. 19/9: BBC Radio 4: 4.30pm (30mins) Beyond Belief
Conversation with guests about the place of faith in the modern world.

Tues. 20/9: BBC Radio 4: 9.00pm (30mins) Case Notes
Coronary Heart Disease: This is a common condition that leads to angina and heart attacks when the wall of the arteries becomes narrowed. Dr Mark Porter explores the current options of treatment and how to prevent the condition.


See for help in locating Archbishop Lanfranc School, Croydon

Sun. 18 Sep. G.O.A. 30th Anniversary Trook Tournament at the ATC Hall, South Wimbledon. Contacts: Jacinto Fernandes 020 - 8542 5427. Diego Pinto 020 - 8767 0663, Lazarus Rato 020 – 8767 0342.

Sun. 25 Sep. 5.00pm - The Asian Chaplaincy. Konkani Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady & St Christopher's Catholic Church, 32 High Street, Cranford, Middlesex

Sat 1 Oct. HELP A POOR CHILD. 25th Anniversary Gala Ball - Harrow Leisure Centre, 7.00p.m. to 3.00a.m. Music by Mustang, Dark Star, Say One Do One and other entertaining artists. Visit the HAPC web site for more details

Sun 2 Oct. 2.30 pm – 5.00 pm. Whist Drive. St Ignatius Church, 27 High Road, Stamford Hill, London N15 6ND. Event repeats on the first Sunday of every month and no reminders will be published. Contact Regina 020 8808 7091

Sat 8 Oct. Ballroom Dancing Bow Tie Charity Ball at Polish White Eagle Club, Balham, London SW17. Contact: Jacinto Fernandes 020 – 8542 5427

Sun 16 Oct. Uganda Reunion. 32nd Anniversary Uganda Reunion from noon to 7.00pm at Bishop Thomas Grant School, Belltrees, Grove, Streatham, SW16. Music by Maz N Co & fantasy Disco. Children's Magic Show, Raffle &Novelty Dances. Contact Christine De Souza Tel no: 0208 310 2332.

Sun 16 Oct. G.O.A. DOUBLES CARROM TOURNAMENT. (Ladies, Men & Children) Venue to be advised. Contacts: Richard Fernandes 020 - 8300 5347, Viju De Souza, 01784 430547, Lazarus Rato 020 – 8767 0342.

Sun 23 Oct: Colva Union, 32nd Anniversary of the Feast of Infant Jesus. Mass at 12.30pm. Bishop Thomas Grant School, Belltrees Grove, Streatham, London SW16. Tickets: Adults £12.00; Children 12 and under £4.00. Contact: Bento Fernandes (020) 8672 0283; Arlene Fernandes (020) 8930 7679; Fiona Fernandes (01279) 432325 (after 9.00pm)

Sun 30 Oct. G.O.A. Snooker Singles Knockout Tournament. Entries by email to: Lazarus Rato 020 – 8767 0342

Sun. 30 Oct. 5.00pm - The Asian Chaplaincy. Konkani Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady & St Christopher's Catholic Church, 32 High Street, Cranford, Middlesex


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