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Friday, July 30, 2010

Preacher seeks clash with Kartel - Says he is leading the generation astray

A local evangelist is demanding a musical clash with Dancehall superstar Vybz Kartel.
Evangelist Taylor, who didn't want the name of the church he attends published, says he wants Isaiah Laing, the promoter of the annual Sting show, to arrange a clash between himself and Kartel.
"I want Laing to organise that clash, because Mr Vybz Kartel has been leading the generation astray for too long and we have to stop him. He is deceiving them," said the evangelist.

Question with (Danielle) D.I.

Stage Name: Danielle
Real Name: Danielle Isaacs
Birth Month: May
How did you get started in the business?
Danielle: Through a friend/producer, Delroy 'Fatta' Pottinger, who produced my first track.
What has been your greatest challenge in the business yet?
Danielle: Men in the business who do not want to keep it musical and just business.
What have you been up to lately?
Danielle: I've been in the studio recording and vibing fresh concepts. I'm actually planning a video for my new single, Jamaican Gal

Thursday, July 29, 2010


Dark Skin Girl -By Romain Virgo


 
Artiste: Romain Virgo
Intro:
And now I'm sending this one across
To all my Jamaican woman ... hey hey ye
Verse one
Hey dark skin girl you me a call
Me wudda love to have you close to me when the rain a fall
Laid your head upon my chest
My black princess
Your smile alone mek mi know black woman a the best
Hey chocolate skin ever hot
You I'll never diss, on you I'll never turn my back
On my shoulder you can lean
You are my queen
Nothing so beautiful, girl in this world I've ever seen.
Chorus
Your love your love

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Video Medley – Jamaican Party (Beenie Man & Camar) / Dancehall Nuh Dead Yet (Beenie Man)

Brand new from Mario C & R. Smith of 357 Records is “Jamaican Party” featuring Beenie Man and Camar (formerly Flava Unit) and “Dancehall Nuh Dead Yet” by Beenie Man. The Janelle Dyer-directed music video medley for both songs premiered recently, and we’ve featured it below.

Al Miller's phone was tapped, court told

THE capture in June of accused drug lord Christopher 'Dudus' Coke appears to have been facilitated by the police intercepting the telephone conversations of the Rev Al Miller, the pastor with whom Coke was travelling when he was held.

The revelation about the interception of Miller's conversations was made yesterday when 

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Kartel, Usher same product for women

Jackass seh de worl' no level. Jackass sey im deh a Sumfes' an im no see no big big diffrence between de music produck whe Kartel sell an wha Usha push.
The women who attended Reggae Sumfest last weekend loved the sex that was sold to them on stage. There was this back and forth between the MC and the crowd after Gyptian wrapped up his performance with "the tightes' hol", complete with tight-suited women dancing on the stage. The MC asked the ladies if they thought the "hol'' Gyptian was talking about was the grip or the opening (not the MCs words) and those who responded were happy to say it was the opening.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Fluffy To Di World - Hypnotiq (Ms.Kitty)































Elephant, Mavado, Usher take Sumfest stage
















The star of all stars, Usher (left), is joined on-stage by Elephant Man (centre) and Chris Brown on the final night of Reggae Sumfest 2010. - Janet Silvera Photos

Dancehall music received a huge endorsement when international star, Usher,s shared the stage with dancehall kingpins Mavado and Elephant Man to give Reggae Sumfest, audience one of the best International Nights in the entire history of the stage show.
Whether it was Mavado telling Usher and the crowd that his performance was So Special, or Elephant Man showing off the latest dance moves, Usher brilliantly registered his appreciation for the Jamaican culture through music, and the brilliance paid off.
The thunderous applause and ear-deafening screams signalled the crowd's approval of his inclusion of our local music in his nearly two-hour stint onstage.
However, Usher was not the only international superstar to show his love for the dancehall culture, as Chris Brown, coming off the heels of a successful performance the night before, was invited on-stage by Usher to showcase his ability to deejay in the local dialect and 'buss' a move under the watchful eye of the 'Energy God', who guided the dance trials.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

CENTERSTAGE with Craig Jackson


Craig Jackson
Stage name: Craig (from Voicemail)
Real name: Craig Jerome Neil Jackson
Birth month: October 15
How did you get started in the business?
My brother carried me to the point where I could try the music ting and I decided to give it a try
What has been your greatest challenge in the business yet?
Losing O'Neil cause it's hard to regroup and continue on this journey without him.
What have you been up to lately?
I've been busy rehearsing for a one-month tour in Europe. Working on new singles and settling on a date for the new album release, Next Level.


Saturday, July 24, 2010

Dj Elephant Man’s attorney to meet with Tax Department

Lawyers representing dancehall entertainer Elephant Man will be meeting with his management team Wednesday to discuss the artiste's tax woes.
Personnel from the Tax Administration Services Department raided the entertainer’s upper St. Andrew apartment on Tuesday.     Members of the Tax Department’s Special Enforcement Team seized a convertible Mercedes Benz motor car owned by Elephant Man, whose real name is O'Neil Bryan.

Artiste Richie Loop prepares for Sumfest


On Wednesday afternoon, Richie Loop was in the rehearsal studio at Big Yard, practising the set he planned to deliver to fans on Saturday night at Reggae Sumfest.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Audrey, Oral, Milk raised the bar

Showing their knowledge of music, the celebrity panel of judges, Audrey Reid, Oral Tracey and Amelia 'Milk' Sewell have ensured that the bar be raised higher.
No fewer than 15 contestants who made it to the semi-finals and grand finals in last year's contest have failed thus far to earn a Lifeline Card in the 2010 series, thus stamping their authority on this year's contest.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Digicel Rising Stars' new chill room host will be Kimone



















The Digicel Rising Stars chill room got a new face on Sunday night as the new host, simply known as 'Kimone', was unveiled to the crowd.
Kimone may have come as a surprise to audiences who were expecting personality Miss Kitty to be the new host, as was previously announced.
According to the show's producer Sharon Schroeter, Miss Kitty was advised by the producers that she would no longer be hosting the chill room.
Cameka 'Kimone' McRae was one of the contestants in the host auditions that the show recently held. While Lady Renae got the most votes making her the new Rising Stars host, according to Schroeter, Kimone got the second highest votes.
Schroeter told : "A lot of people liked her and we decided we needed a fresh face in the chill room, and here she is."

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Jamaica Tax authorities seize Elephant Man's Benz

The Special Enforcement Team at the Inland Revenue Department with assistance from the St Andrew North police this afternoon swooped down on a house belonging to dancehall entertainer Elephant Man.

Elephant man’s real name is O'Neil Bryan.

The inland revenue department said the operation was aimed at seizing assets to settle million of dollars in unpaid taxes.














Monday, July 19, 2010

Vybz Kartel underperforming

 In the year when the gods of the Orishas met, I Kwoth begged Olorun mercy for the dancehall griot Addie the teacher, the Vybz in Kartel. Olorun was much displeased with Addie the teacher, the leader of the Gaza, one side of the disunity in dancehall.

For Olorun fumed and regretted about the day he ever gave Addie such talent and cementing his place in history as one of dancehall’s best lyricists.
“Why does Addie waste his talent and confine himself solely to music for the Jamaican market? Although it is important to have home support one must always prepare himself to win over audiences from faraway lands. Instead, he has relegated himself to doing music which only appeals to local audiences. And now, he has decided to lead a pack of people where only one has talent called Portmore Empire or Gaza. This is really a waste of talent,” Olorun said.

And I Kwoth the omnipresent god replied: “ye he has talent. But his pushing of this Gaza agenda is a real disappointment. I Kwoth smiled when he collaborated with Wayne the son of the Marshall in the early days to do New Millennium. I Kwoth also smiled when he was touted as the next big thing from our shores. And you great Olorun was also pleased when scribes and kings likened him to a wordsmith, a ‘lyrics factory’ and the best griot since Spragga of the brand called Benz, and Sizzla who took on the name Kalonji.  But alas, oh Olorun, it is involvement with this Gaza agenda that has brought me here to plead forgiveness on his behalf because he knows not what he may have done.”

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Reggae Artiste Vybz Kartel was Release from Jail



Dancehall artiste Adijah Palmer, popularly called Vybz Kartel, who turned himself in to the police on June 29 after he, too, was asked to do so, will also be released.

Kartel's release would allow him to perform at the Reggae Sumfest show next week and several other events.


But his attorney, Valerie Neita Robertson, is reporting that despite the signed order for the release of her client, up to late last evening, the St Catherine divisional command had given no indication that he would be released.

Friday, July 16, 2010

ZJ Liquid in trouble again?

ZJ Liquid, real name Michael Brissett, may have found himself in trouble once again. Speculation is active as to whether disciplinary action will be taken against the popular ZJ after an incident that took place during his 'Fresh 2 Death' segment on Wednesday.

The ZIP FM disc jock played an unedited version of Andrew and Wada Blood's new song Beggy Beggy on Wednesday in which an expletive was aired. The ZJ immediately covered up the blunder by switching to another song but not before it was noticed by a number of listeners.
expletive on air
Playing an expletive on air is in direct violation of the Broadcasting Commission's rules and regulations. Since the incident the radio station has been playing apologies not naming which programme it happened on. Speculation has been going around as to whether the ZJ will be getting yet another suspension, especially after ZJ Ice filled Liquid's signature 2 p.m.- 6 p.m. slot yesterday.
Several attempts to reach both ZJ Liquid and ZIP FM's station manager D'Adra Williams were unsuccessful yesterday.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sean Kingston didn't do it :Sing Jay wrongfully accused of sexual assault
















Jamaican singer Sean Kingston recently found himself in the hot seat with accusations being made against him of sexual assault.
According to www.tmz.com, Kingston has been accused of sexual assault for an incident that allegedly took place on Sunday night at the Crowne Plaza in Seattle, USA.
According to the report, cops are sceptical of the women's claim. TMZ stated that sources told them the two women showed up for a party in one of the hotel rooms and Kingston was present.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Mr Robert 'Sumfest' Russell is very out of order on DJ Vybz Kartel

 FOR all we know, Mr Adidja Palmer, better known to the world as deejay Vybz Kartel, may be an honourable man who is in no way linked to any form of criminality whatsoever.
Indeed, until the contrary is proved in a court of law, it is not our prerogative to speculate about his guilt or innocence.

By the same token, we do not seek to question last week's decision by the police to extend Mr Kartel's detention for another 30 days, nor the basis on which Mr Kartel's lawyer, Mr Christian Tavares Finson is trying to secure his release in time to perform at the 18th staging of the hugely popular Reggae Sumfest festival in Montego Bay, St James.

'Browning' drag queen tricks man

A man has found himself in trouble with the law after he was allegedly tricked into receiving oral sex from a cross-dressing man pretending to be a sexy 'browning' driving an expensive car.

The man is now behind bars after he was accused of destroying the cross-dresser's Lexus motor car when he made the huge discovery midway the sexual act. He has been charged with malicious destruction of property.
Reports are that in the wee hours of Sunday morning, the accused saw the Lexus car cruising along a road in Portmore, St Catherine. It is said that the man at the time thought the car was being driven by a sexy 'browning' with long hair.

New Date set for Bounti Killa’s Gun trial

Dancehall artiste Rodey Pryce popularly known as "Bounti Killa" is to stand trial on gun charges on October 20, 2010
The trial date was set Monday when the DJ appeared before the Gun Court in downtown Kingston.
Bounti Killa is charged jointly with an ex-policeman, Calis Brown, for illegal possession of a firearm, unlawful wounding and assault.
The charges stem from an alleged attack on a police constable in New Kingston in 2007.


This week Summary on Digicel Rising Stars

THIS second episode of Digicel Rising Stars, Season 7, started with the vivacious host, Lady Rennae, announcing the five finalists from last week who made it into the top ten. Jamaica voted, and Latoya Chambers, Toni Blair, Jermaine Michael, Travaune Ming and Camalay had won the island over with their performances the previous week.

Making their appearance this week, was the final eight vying for the last five Top Ten spots: Nekorah Phillips, Dalton Harris, Beres Brown, Carla Brandon, Dwayne 'Mellow Wayne' Dyer, Dorane McNee, and Phylea Carly and Nicholas Gordon, judge Anthony Miller's Wild Card, and The Producer's Pick, respectively.

Outstanding Performances:
Last week the females dominated, but this week, it was the guys' turn. However, there was one lady, the 

Man stays underwater for two hours to elude cops

A man accused of stealing fish stayed under water in a fish pond for more than two hours at the Longville Park Farm in Clarendon yesterday in a bid to escape from the police.
“We couldn’t believe that anyone could stay under water for so long,” a curious onlooker told Chat! at the scene.
 “We have never seen anything like this, bwoy, wi give up, cause wi neva si how anybody coulda hold dem breath fi dat dey amount a time,” another person who was observing the whole drama told Chat!.
It all unfolded about 12 noon yesterday when the owner of the farm Danny Bunting observed the man illegally fishing from the pond. Bunting then drove up behind him and upon seeing the approaching van, tried to make his escape.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

She comes with Baggage















IN the general sphere of things, men tend to travel light, while women have no problem tagging along heavy carry-ons. However, when it comes to relationships, both sexes are equally guilty of carrying excess baggage. The structure and nature of this baggage varies, with some having the potential to weaken a relationship even faster than others. The time at which one party decides to offload their extra weight on an unsuspecting partner is also of significance.

Counselling psychologist Joan Rhule believes that persons should begin to open up about problems that might affect the relationship from as early as courtship. By doing so, both parties can decide whether they want to go forward with the relationship.

"Don't wait until you are married until you begin to open up, because it doesn't make sense; that can create a dilemma," Rhule said.
 Equipment operator Everal Francis agreed, saying that he prefers when a woman is 

Monday, July 12, 2010

Artiste Twin of Twins star in remixed Kung Fu film














Comedians Twin of Twins are starring in Ching Pow, Far East Yardies--a remixed Kung-fu film slated for November release which will rely on local bootleggers to market the product, its producer said.
The comedians will dub their voices over the film images of Ninja Death--an old kung-fu trilogy which has entered the public domain according to producer Bruce Hart of Rocket Jamaica Ltd--an independent media company.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Singer Sugar Minott is dead


Roots singer Lincoln ‘Sugar’ Minott, who influenced a new generation of reggae artistes in the 1980s, died at the University Hospital of the West Indies Saturday evening at the age of 54.

Minott’s wife, Maxine Stowe, confirmed his passing yesterday but gave no cause of death. The singer had cancelled shows in Canada in May after reports that he had experienced chest pains.

Minott was best known for roots anthems like Vanity, Mr DC, No Vacancy and
Herbman Hustling. But he was just as adept belting out lovers rock songs
such as Lovers Race and Good Thing Going.

Good Thing Going was originally done in 1972 by the Jackson Five. Minott’s
reggae version entered the British national chart in 1981 and remained his
biggest commercial success.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

MORE TIME FOR VYBZ KARTEL IN JAIL,

Portmore artiste Vybz Kartel will not be released from lock-up until late July, a senior policeman at the Portmore Police Station .

" Yes, Mr Palmer is with us and will be until late July, despite today being a tentative date when he could have been released," a senior policeman from the Portmore station said.
 

Friday, July 9, 2010

Vybz Kartel staying in jail for another 30 days Will hopefully miss Reggae Sumfest

DETAINED danchehall act Vybz Kartel will have to spend another 30 days behind bars after the authorities extended his five-day detention order.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Vybz Kartel waits for his release


DETAINED danchehall act Vybz Kartel should know if he will be freed for the weekend when his detention order expires tomorrow.

Kartel was detained last week Friday and underwent intense questioning after turning himself in to the Greater Portmore Police Station, some three days after the police named him and five other men as major persons of interest.

Popcaan, Bounty Killer have bail extended,

CONTROVERSIAL dancehall deejay Rodney ‘Bounty Killer’ Price is to return to the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on September 27 to answer to ganja-related charges.
Allegations are that the leader of the Alliance was reportedly seen smoking in the vicinity of First Caribbean Bank along Grenada Way in New Kingston last October. He was accosted and searched and a small quantity of the drug was reportedly found in his possession.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Young love turns deadly

A dispute between young lovers in Mansfield Heights, Ocho Rios, St. Ann turned deadly early this morning after the relatives of one of the lovers got involved.

Seventeen-year-old labourer, Brian Johnson, otherwise called ‘Half a Dog’, of Mansfield Heights is dead. He met his fate about 2:50 a.m. following a dispute with a 14-year-old girl, also from Mansfield Heights.

The Ocho Rios Police have reported that the girl went to visit Johnson with whom she had a relationship. A dispute developed between the two and during the fracas, Johnson hit her. She left and informed her relatives, two of whom armed themselves with sharp instruments and went to Johnson’s home. On seeing them, Johnson ran but was chased and stabbed several times. He died on the spot.

The relatives, ages 36 and 17 years, have since been taken into custody and are yet to be charged.

Night Club Quad under new management

Amelia 'Milk' Sewell and Brian 'Ribbie' Chung pose at a Halloween party held at the Quad in 2008. - File

The Quad in New Kingston is now under new management and there are plans to completely transform the venue.

When contacted, Dane Chin said he and Emery Meghoo were now the new general managers of the club.
"I am the new face of the club. All the previous managers are no longer here. We have taken it over to give it a facelift, a new brand, a new vibe, a new look, bring up back the premium service, the service that people used to get in the past," Chin told. a new vibe Chin added, "We have a 10-year track record in promotions and events coordinations. We were called in to take over the club to rebrand and give it a new vibe. We didn't buy it. We were contracted under Nite Time Promotions to run the club."

Red Stripe brings Usher, Chris Brown for Reggae Sumfest

RED Stripe, 'the world's coolest beer company', will be adding even more flavour to this year's staging of the greatest reggae show, Reggae Sumfest. The company will be bringing internationally renowned pop sensations, Usher and Chris Brown to the event for the first time in its history.

Over the years Red Stripe has been known for hosting and partnering with some of the most premier events on the entertainment calendar. The company has also been responsible for contracting some of the major artistes in the entertainment industry including 50 Cent, Mary J Blige, Missy Elliott, among others. 

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

West Kingston residents get recreation trip.

More than 400 residents of western Kingston will journey to western Jamaica starting this Wednesday for fun, therapy and relaxation following the May 24 incursion by members of the security forces.

Christopher Dudus' Coke buttons for sale













ONLY a week after his extradition to the United States, some vendors in downtown Kingston have decided to capitalise on the popularity of Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke, by printing and selling buttons in his honour, even as they express their support for the man once known as the ‘President’.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Dangers of Alcohol And Other Drugs









You see them in movies and on television and read about them in magazines. But what are drugs? You are exposed to information, and misinformation, about drugs every day. So, how can you make the best decisions?

The Reading Process is Important to The Advancement of One`s Career or Goals.

 

Learning to read is one of the most important skills you can have in your interpersonal life. Whether you’re focusing on professional success, friendship, romance, marriage, career or parenting.


Vybz Kartel remains in custody-Deejay to be processed today

Deejay Vybz Kartel remains in a Corporate Area police lock up after being cited by local police as a person of interest and asked to turn himself in.
Accompanied by his attorneys, the deejay, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, handed himself over to the authorities on Friday, four days after the cops requested that he report to the nearest police station to be questioned as part of their on-going efforts to stamp out criminality.

We understands that Kartel will be questioned and processed later today by police, however, his release is said to hinge on what comes out of the questioning.

UDC admits Dudus-linked company still on its payroll
















After an initial denial, the state-owned Urban Development Corporation (UDC) has admitted that it hired and is still paying millions of dollars to a company partially owned by extradited west Kingston strongman Christopher 'Dudus' Coke.
The UDC says it has one contract with the firm Bulls Eye Security Services Limited, but it is still checking its records to see if there are any others.
Late last month, the UDC told The Gleaner that it had not issued any contract to Bulls Eye, which lists Coke as a shareholder. Coke was previously listed as a director but is believed to have pulled out because of requirements that would force him to be fingerprinted.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Jamaica Popular US Newspaper links DEEJAYS TO DUDUS

A popular US newspaper has linked the names of deejays with former Tivoli strongman Christopher 'Dudus' Coke but offered no evidence for its claim, which International Reggae Day founder Andrea Davis called unfortunate for the industry.

The lengthy article, entitled 'The Great Dancehall Freeze-Out of 2010', published June 29 in the liberal, New York-based Village Voice claimed that "some cite perceived ties to Coke, whose entertainment company stages Kingston's annual Champions in Action concert" as the reason for "those artists now remain(ing) sidelined from US travel".





(Clockwise from top left) Aidonia, Bounty Killer, Mavado and Beenie Man are referred to in the article


More details on Christopher Dudus’ Coke arrest emerge with Rev, Al Miller

High speed chase 
 
News understands that members of the Organised Crime Division have collected statements from police personnel involved in the operation who have accused the Reverend of trying to elude them and this led to a high speed chase which ended along the highway.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Kartel sleeps overnight in jail

















Popular dancehall artiste Adijah Palmer, better known as Vybz Kartel, spent last night in police custody after submitting himself to the police yesterday morning.

Palmer, along with his attorneys, turned up at the Greater Portmore Police Station in St Catherine days after the lawmen listed him as a person of interest.
"The interviewing process has begun and will continue tomorrow (today)," an informed member of the Criminal Investigation Bureau,


Germany sends Argentina home from their World Cup dreams
















CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Germany had an easier than expected 4-0 win over Argentina on Saturday, reaching the World Cup semifinals and sending both Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona home.
Miroslav Klose scored two of the goals, taking his World Cup record to 14 in three tournaments. The 14 goals equals the German record, held by Gerd Mueller. Brazil striker Ronaldo has the record with 15 goals.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Drake donates $2 Million... to help Mavado build learning centre in Cassava Piece

 When spoke with Mavado's manager Julian Jones-Griffith he explained that two weeks ago Drake donated US$25,000 (JA$2.15 million) towards the building of the library. The popular rapper shot the video for his latest single Find Our Love in Jamaica in April. The rapper also visited the island prior to that for vacation.

Jones-Griffith explained: "Basically Mavado and Drake shot some scenes in Cassava Piece and struck up an immediate rapport with the people there. He thought they showed him a lot of love and he was very down to earth with them and wanted to do something positive."
The idea for the learning center which includes a computer lab and a

Vybz Kartel turn himself in

POPULAR entertainer Vybz Kartel gave himself up to the police minutes after 9:00 am today.

Vybz Kartel, whose real name is Adijah Palmer, went to the Greater Portmore police station accompanied by his attorney Christian Tavares-Finson.

He was named as a person of interest by the St Catherine South Police two days ago and despite expressing his willingness to be interviewed by the police, Vybz Kartel never made good on his word.

He will spend tonight behind bars as the police say he will be questioned tomorrow.

Brazil driven out of the World Cup Final by the Netherlands

 Brazil lost 2-1

Robinho had given Brazil the lead in the 10th, but the Netherlands equalized in the 53rd with an own goal from Felipe Melo.

It was a match of sharp contrasts for Felipe Melo, who set up the opening goal with a brilliant through pass but then was shown a direct red card in the 73rd for stepping on Netherlands winger Arjen Robben, leaving Brazil with 10 men.

Rev. Al Miller pleads not guilty

Reverend Al Miller pleaded not guilty to a charge of harbouring a fugitive when he appeared in the Corporate Area Criminal Court on Friday morning.

The Former Head of the National Transformation Programme also had his $200,000 station bail extended.
He is scheduled to return to court on July 27.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Vybz Kartel yet to turn self in



ENTERTAINER Vybz Kartel is yet to turn himself in to police, two days after the cops named him as a major person of interest and asked that he report to them.
Kartel's lawyer Christian Tavares Finson said minutes ago that his client had yet to turn himself in.

Vybz Kartel worried about his reputation

Controversial deejay Vybz Kartel claims the police are attempting to smear his reputation.

The deejay was listed as a 'person of interest' on Tuesday by the Jamaica Constabulary Force and was expected to turn himself in yesterday.

He said that the cops, like they had done previously when he was arrested, were acting "based on half-baked assumptions and ridiculous rumours."

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