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Ajarn Donald's Blog: English-Attack! Thailand

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English Attack! is the world’s first 100% entertainment-focused online resource for helping people around the world improve their English language skills. It was created by media and entertainment experts who now work in English Language Teaching and see huge potential in a totally different approach to learning through online entertainment platforms.
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Virgin Media Pioneers | Forum | English Attack! Thailand | Virgin Media Pioneers

Virgin Media Pioneers | Forum | English Attack! Thailand | Virgin Media Pioneers | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
Virgin Media Pioneers is an incredible online community of enterprising people who use videos and blogging to share their ideas and experiences
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English Attack! is a totally new approach to learning English, developed by media and videogaming experts in collaboration with researchers in cognitive neuroscience.
Our innovative learning method combines videos, photos, games and social networking for a daily English workout.
It’s fun and effective. Once you try it, you won’t want to learn any other way.

Video Boosters represent a major breakthrough in how to learn English.
These self-contained exercises are based on video clips. They enable you to practice a range of language skills across six contextual exercises.
Each Video Booster takes about 10 minutes to complete: an ideal timespan for sustained concentration.
There are over 1,000 video exercises, with more added each day based on the latest movies, TV series, music and current events.

Our catalog of Photo Vocabs is the most comprehensive collection of visual dictionaries for learning English.
Each Photo Vocab is based on a subject or theme, and contains about 20 vocabulary items illustrated with photos.
Each word or expression includes a definition, a word-for-word translation, a sample sentence in which it is used, and pronunciation playback.
Once you’ve experienced the new vocabulary, memorize the words and expressions with Practice Games accessible directly from within the Photo Vocab.

To retain a new word or expression in English over time, it needs to be seen and used at least seven times, ideally in different contexts. Repeat exposure and use in games is an ideal way to consolidate new language items without it seeming like hard work.
Our range of language games allows you to review vocabulary items seen in a Video Booster or Photo Vocab; to practice your irregular verbs; or to fine-tune your oral comprehension. From spelling-based games to video karaoke, the diversity of available gameplay styles means you’ll never be bored.
Practice through play: it’s fun (and effective) with English Attack!

http://www.english-attack.com/

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TechinEDU

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A site where various resources are shared in order to help facilitate the use of technology in the classroom.
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A site where various resources are shared in order to help facilitate the use of technology in the classroom.

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Obec rolls out English for poor students

Obec rolls out English for poor students | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
The Office of the Basic Education Commission (Obec) is going to prepare underprivileged children in rural areas for the Asean Community next year by providing them with English language instruction geared towards employment.
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I’ve commented ‘I really believe that the English Attack! 2.0 Online English learning platform would be an excellent choice for this initiative.
English Attack! is a totally new approach to learning English, developed by media and...’ on a Bangkok Post ‘Obec rolls out English for poor students’ story at http://www.bangkokpost.com/learning/news/420550/obec-rolls-out-english-for-poor-students. Do you agree?

I really believe that the English Attack! 2.0 Online English learning platform would be an excellent choice for this initiative. 
English Attack! is a totally new approach to learning English, developed by media and videogaming experts in collaboration with researchers in cognitive neuroscience.
Our innovative learning method combines videos, photos, games and social networking for a daily English workout.
It's fun and effective. Once you try it, you won't want to learn any other way.

http://www.english-attack.com/

You can use English Attack! learning units - video exercises, visual dictionaries and practice games - with your learners both in the classroom as well as for out-of-class learning.
The wide range of content categories and difficulty levels available on English Attack! makes it an ideal complementary English learning resource for students in Middle School through to secondary and university-level education, as well as for those enrolled in language institutes.
A deep and constantly expanding catalog of contextual exercises allows the learner to evolve English language proficiency over the course of his or her education. The format and currency of the units (clips from films, news, music, etc) generates enthusiasm and motivation.
English Attack! for Education consists of a Teachers and Schools Platform and special Education price plans.
English Attack! is currently being used in schools, universities and language institutes throughout the world. Your learners can prepare for your lessons with a Video Booster (video exercise) related to the theme or subject you would like to cover. You can also ask them to review a Photo Vocab (visual dictionary) containing key vocabulary they will need for the lesson.

You'll find your learners keener and more familiar with your planned lesson's theme and vocabulary if they have warmed up for it with the appropriate English Attack! learning units. Using interactive multimedia resources in class is a great way to capture the attention of your learners.
If your classroom is equipped with a video projector or an interactive whiteboard, you can achieve a high degree of learner participation by going over a Video Booster with them directly in class. You also have the option of playing the video part of the exercise in full-screen mode and coming back to the exercise format later.
Photo Vocabs are perfect for class work on specific vocabulary or content themes.
Going through the Photo Vocab with your learners as a group can be a nice lead-in to a class discussion on the topic of that visual dictionary. At the end of your lesson, ask your learners to consolidate the new language items they've seen in class by playing some Practice Games at home.
English Attack! Practice Games allow for contextual revision of language items seen in Photo Vocabs and Video Boosters, and as such are highly effective for locking in recently learned content.
While not at all feeling like "homework," these games use contextualization, repetition, and image/text association to enable learners to move language items from short-term to long-term memory. Your Teacher Account not only gives you unlimited access to all English Attack! learning units; it also comes with a set of Teacher Tools that enable you to manage your learners' work on English Attack!
Thanks to your unique Invitation Code, your learners can easily connect with you as a Teacher on English Attack!. You can create as many online classes as you like, and easily assign each of your learners to one or more classes.
A simple click of a button on each learning unit (Video Boosters and Photo Vocabs) allows you to flag that unit as an assignment for one or several of the classes you've created.
Each of your learners will have a "My School" page on the site where they can see and complete the units you've assigned to them. You can also use the Messaging functions to communicate with each class as a whole or with individual learners.
An Activity dashboard allows you to monitor a learner's frequency of site use; his or her assignment compliance, and the score obtained for each assigned learning unit.
Are you a Teacher interested in using English Attack! with your learners? Contact us. It's quick and easy to get English Attack! set up for your school; dozens of educational establishments have done so already.
Our Schools Platform allows for multi-site deployment; automated user account creation for both teachers and learners; and automated assignment of learners to classes.
Your learners' usage statistics are available, in real-time, to various levels of your organization.
Our licenses can be set for flexible time periods according to your school calendar needs. And of course our multi-user license prices are volume-discounted for both teachers and learners.
Are you a school owner or administrator wanting to know more about English Attack! multi-user licenses? Contact us. Supawan 088-249-4917 supawan.inbunna@english-attack.com 
Donald 081-855-2701 donald.patnaude@english-attack.com
http://www.english-attack.com/
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Ajarn Donald's Blog: America, The Beautiful From Ajarn Donald In Thailand

Ajarn Donald's Blog: America, The Beautiful From Ajarn Donald In Thailand | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
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America, The Beautiful From Ajarn Donald In Thailand I would like to wish all Americans a Safe and Happy 4th, of July 2014. If you aren't anAmerican, then what ever nationality you are, I would also love to wish you and your families happiness, success and freedom everyday. Bless you all!

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Ajarn Donald's Blog: Cut In Line To Help Motivate Thai Students

Ajarn Donald's Blog: Cut In Line To Help Motivate Thai Students | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
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This case study is very well prepared and I personally like to say thank you to Professor Jyrki Loima and Ajarn Jutarat Vibulphol for taking the time to conduct this case study and sharing the results in a post (link above).

Next I would like to say that with my 13-years experience having taught more than 6,500 people English in Thailand in ages 4-60 years old but most were secondary students (teenagers M/1-M/6 = 7th graders-12th graders) that I fully agree with these results.

How can we get the parents, students, teachers and schools to come together and examine what are the realistic and practical ways to change this negative trend and make it positive for all students?

 

English Attack! Thailand

Donald Patnaude   081-855-2701

Supawan Inbunna   088-249-4917

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Richest in Thailand

Richest in Thailand | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
Central Group jumps to first place with 27% revenue growth passing CP Group. Thaksin still 10th-richest despite decline in wealth.
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Central Group jumps to first place with 27% revenue growth passing CP Group.

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History of Memorial Day Video - Memorial Day - HISTORY.com

History of Memorial Day Video - Memorial Day - HISTORY.com | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
Take a look at the holiday marking the official beginning of summer and America's most solemn occasion.
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MEMORIAL DAY VIDEOSHistory of Memorial Day

 (4 min) TV-PG

 

Take a look at the holiday marking the official beginning of summer and America's most solemn occasion.

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What's new in business news: May 22, 2014

What's new in business news: May 22, 2014 | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
Thaksin's sister fined for insider stock trading, rubber glut & low prices expected to last two more years & bright outlook for Thai food industry as trade fair opens.
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Thaksin's sister fined for insider stock trading, rubber glut & low prices expected to last two more years & bright outlook for Thai food industry as trade fair opens.

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Rainy Season

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โปรโมชั่นพิเศษสุด เรียนภาษาอังกฤษช่วงซัมเมอร์


30 ชั่วโมงมีหนังสือประกอบการเรียนสองเล่มพร้อมซีดีราคา 700บาทฟรี   นักเรียนคนเดียว ค่าเล่าเรียน 15,000 บาท   เรีบนภาษาอังกฤษกับครูต่างชาติ เจ้าชองภาษา จากเมืองชิคาโกประเทศสหรัฐอเมริกามีประสบการณ์ในการสอนในเมืองไทย
มามากกว่า12 ปี สอนนักเรียนมามากกว่...
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30 ชั่วโมงมีหนังสือประกอบการเรียนสองเล่มพร้อมซีดีราคา 700บาทฟรี นักเรียนคนเดียว ค่าเล่าเรียน 15,000 บาท เรีบนภาษาอังกฤษกับครูต่างชาติ เจ้าชองภาษา จากเมืองชิคาโกประเทศสหรัฐอเมริกามีประสบการณ์ในการสอนในเมืองไทย มามากกว่า12 ปี สอนนักเรียนมามากกว่า 6,500 คน นักเรียนโรงเรียนชิโนรส โรงเรียนสุวรรณพลับพลาพิทยาคม โรงเรียนสวนศรี หลังสวนจังหวัดชุมพร ECC สาขาชลบุรี  สาขาศรีราชา ECC เดอะมอลล์ท่าพระ สยามคอมพิวเตอร์ลาดพร้าว บิชติชอเมริกาเดอะมอลล์บางแค  นักเรียน ผู้สนใจ เลือกวัน เวลาเรียนได้ วันจันทร์ถึงวันศุกร์08.00-10.00 น.11.00 - 13.00 น.14.00-16.00 น.
หรือเวลาอื่น สนใจติดต่อเพิ่มเติมที่  ศุภวรรณ โทร. 088-249-4917 หรืออีเมล์มาที่  supawan@ajdon.info
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Powers

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A little girl who tells the story of an encounter between herself and an alien creature reveals who she believes has the greatest powers in the universe.
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A little girl who tells the story of an encounter between herself and an alien creature reveals who she believes has the greatest powers in the universe.

 

http://zooppa.com/en-us/ads/how-do-kids-see-mom/videos/powers-1 

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Antarctic ice melt "unstoppable," scientists say

Antarctic ice melt "unstoppable," scientists say | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
Scientist say ice is melting in the western Antarctic at an unstoppable pace, bad news for Thai coastal areas already experiencing significant erosion.
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A boat passes a boundary marker between Bang Khun Thian district, Bangkok, and Samut Sakhon province which once stood on dry land. Rising sea levels from melting Antarctic ice can only make the situation worse.  KOSOL NAKACHOL

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Thailand Teach

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Welcome everyone to volunteer in English, art, music, theater, sports, swimming, medical or any talent to benefit children. Reach out to people to volunteer and contribute their valuable time, talent, and expertise that bring unforgettable moments and a heartwarming and rewarding experience for all participants. Contribute to the rural communities and motivate the local children, families and villagers to get to know the outside world through cultural exchange, hope, strength and joy.

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New Campaign Aimed At All Thai Government Secondary Schools | PRLog

New Campaign Aimed At All Thai Government Secondary Schools | PRLog | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
New Campaign Aimed At All Thai Government Secondary Schools. Now all teenage students (Mattayom students) can learn or improve their English language skills using English Attack! Our innovative learning method combines videos, photos, games and social networking for a daily English workout. - PR12321587
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Now all teenage students (Mattayom students) can learn or improve their English language skills using English Attack! Our innovative learning method combines videos, photos, games and social networking for a daily English workout.

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Education news and schools coverage from the Chicago Sun-Times

Education news and schools coverage from the Chicago Sun-Times | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
The latest news about Chicago Public Schools and education news from the Chicago Sun-Times.
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The Chicago Sun-Times is a complete source for the best local and in-depth news, award winning journalism and extensive sports coverage.

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#Ajarn on Tagboard

#Ajarn on Tagboard | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
ESL in Thailand #ESL #EFL #IELTS #Thailand #English #student #teacher #school #university #games #videos #photos #dictionary #language #BKK
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TAGBOARD.COM
ESL in Thailand #ESL #EFL #IELTS #Thailand #English #student #teacher#school #university #games #videos http://www.english-attack.com/

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Donald Patnaude | Hot Seat | Ajarn.com | Teaching English in Thailand

Donald Patnaude | Hot Seat | Ajarn.com | Teaching English in Thailand | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
Teaching English in Thailand
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A familiar path that many teachers tread in Thailand is to start at the '200 baht an hour' language schools and work their way up. Eventually you might even be lucky enough to open your own language school. Donald Patnaude is one such man.

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Crackdown on student cheats

Crackdown on student cheats | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
Chulalongkorn University & other universities using computer program to catch students who dishonestly copy the words and ideas of others in their thesis pretending they are their own work.
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EDUCATION

Chulalongkorn University software detects plagiarism

26/06/2014 
Thitirat Muangsiri 

Chulalongkorn University along with 17 other universities and institutions has agreed to adopt the new Akarawisut computer program to detect plagiarism in theses submitted by university students. 

The universities signed the academic collaboration agreement to use the Akarawisut (clean text) program to maintain the quality of students' theses, said Pirom Kamolratanakul, president of Chulalongkorn University. 

Prof Pirom said Chulalongkorn University had been focusing on trying to solve the problem of plagiarism and hadlaunched several measures to detect it. 
  
These measures were developed into text analysis software such as Akarawisut and Turnitin. 

The programs had been applied to more than 1,000 theses in 2013. To extend the plagiarism detection policy, Chulalongkorn University allowed other educational institutions to use the Akarawisut program free of charge under the agreement. 

The universities and institutions include the National Institute for Development Administration (NIDA), Mae Fah Luang University, University of Phayao, Burapha University and Thaksin University. 

The collaboration led to an increase in quality standards among post-graduate theses and helped encourage Thai students to be honest in their work, he said. 

Amorn Petsom, president of Chulalongkorn University graduate school, said the agreement was the first step to create connections among institutes to detect thesis plagiarism and prevent students from committing it. 

“We believe human resources are the best foundation for developing the country. This is why Chulalongkorn University aims to create good-quality graduates and staff,'' he said. 

"Technology makes it easy to plagiarise these days, but this program will help prevent it. The collaboration with other universities is important.”

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Donald Patnaude (ajarn) on about.me

Donald Patnaude (ajarn) on about.me | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
View Donald Patnaude on about.me. About.me makes it easy for you to learn about Donald Patnaude’s background and interests.
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Today's Mission: Ajarn Donald's wants to be able to provide within the Kingdom of Thailand to every person who chooses to learn English the best educational products & services to meet their demands, ultimately leading to a successful and productive future in any professional, academic or personal capacity they desire. This also must be done without allowing limitations such as income, religion, nationality etc. stand in the way in our efforts to achieve our goals and that is to find ways to teach everyone who wants/needs to learn the English language. A decision to learn or improve your English language skills + Ajarn Donald's English Language Services together with English-Attack! Thailand = success to your destiny.http://www.ajdon.info/

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At least 12 Vietnam students killed in crash - The Nation

At least 12 Vietnam students killed in crash - The Nation | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
At least 12 Vietnam students killed in crash The Nation 13 die in Chaiyaphum at 7am as driver falls asleep at the wheel
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Police suspect that Weerachai fell asleep at the wheel at about 7am on road number 201 (Kaeng Khro-Phu Khieo).

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General Prayuth gets down to work

General Prayuth gets down to work | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
With paying rice farmers top priority, General Prayuth began dividing up govt responsibilities among leaders of armed forces & police.
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With paying rice farmers top priority, General Prayuth began dividing up govt responsibilities among leaders of armed forces & police.

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THAILAND IN CRISIS

THAILAND IN CRISIS | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
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It's not a coup, the Army says, but it is martial law, invoked to restore order following months of anti-government protests. What's the difference? We'll soon find out.

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Ajarn Donald's Blog: Ajarn Donald's English Languages Services

Ajarn Donald's Blog: Ajarn Donald's English Languages Services | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
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Founded in December 2001 by Donald Patnaude & Supawan Inbunna. Donald had just arrived in November 2001 for what was to be another vacation to Thailand. He ended up staying and teaching English, and now, 12+ years later, has taught the language to more than 6,500 people ages 3-60 years old (mostly teenagers and young adults). During this time he has worked for four private language centers, has taught for four years at three Thai government schools, and has provided consulting services on a wide range of educational topics for local schools and businesses.

Today's Mission: Ajarn Donald's wants to be able to provide within the Kingdom of Thailand to every person who chooses to learn English the best educational products & services to meet their demands, ultimately leading to a successful and productive future in any professional, academic or personal capacity they desire. This also must be done without allowing limitations such as income, religion, nationality etc. stand in the way in our efforts to achieve our goals and that is to find ways to teach everyone who wants/needs to learn the English language. A decision to learn or improve your English language skills + Ajarn Donald's English Language Services together with English-Attack! Thailand = success to your destiny.

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Donald Patnaude (ajarn) on about.me

Donald Patnaude (ajarn) on about.me | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
View Donald Patnaude on about.me. About.me makes it easy for you to learn about Donald Patnaude’s background and interests.
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Godzilla does Bangkok (video)

Godzilla does Bangkok (video) | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
Not strictly a villain or nasty "monster" anymore, the giant Japanese lizard is now a "force of nature" and for better or worse has chosen Bangkok as his next travel destination.
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Godzilla has not yet really arrived in Thailand, but is only the subject of a new two-minute promotional video for the recently released Warner Brothers Godzilla 2014. The provocative trailer can be viewed here: 

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Royal oxen predict plentiful food, water

Royal oxen predict plentiful food, water | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
At the Royal Ploughing Ceremony at Sanam Luang ground in Bangkok on Friday morning, the sacred oxen chose water and grass from the choices offered them, which was interpreted as a forecast there will be abundant water and food this year.
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At the Royal Ploughing Ceremony at Sanam Luang ground in Bangkok on Friday morning, the sacred oxen chose water and grass from the choices offered them, which was interpreted as a forecast there will be abundant water and food this year.

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