Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Raleigh & Sustainable Development: What does it actually mean?


“Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” – Brundtland Report, 1987
X-Ray 10 working on building sustainable housing in Arenilla, Nicaragua

For Raleigh International sustainable development is about our work in partnership with local people. Supporting their efforts to improve their standard of living. Bringing in low cost technologies such as biogas ovens, gravity fed water systems and composting toilets. Enabling communities to access basic services such as water, sanitation, education and energy. Using resources that are renewable. And working with local governments and organisations to improve conservation efforts in protected areas.
Raleigh’s philosophy is based on a commitment to work together to improve people's lives without destroying their environment. Working to this philosophy in everything. Raleigh demand the same from all teams of volunteers who help make this work happen. All of the projects provide a lasting sustainable benefit.
X-Ray 8 are building a school in partnership with UCA San Ramon in Siares, San Ramon, Nicaragua

The permanent in-country staff and operations team have spent months and years within Costa Rica and Nicaragua developing relationships. Julian, Country Director, Pedro, Country Programme Manager, Simon, Country Expedition Manager and Keiner, Host-Country Venturer Coordinator ensure Raleigh Costa Rica and Nicaraguas work is sustainable and ongoing. They develop relationships with communities, local NGOs and government departments. They recruit and train our local young people as part of the team. They listen to what is needed so that we they can plan and provide projects that are successful. For this generation and the next.
X-Ray 4,5 & 6 are working on environment projects in Costa Rica in partnership with MINAE & SINAC

This work wouldn't be possible without the work and funding of Raleigh’s volunteers and supporters, whose commitment is vital to continuing Raleigh's incredible and valuable work in sustainable development.

28 comments:

  1. Sabine und Andreas Noodt27 February 2013 at 09:57

    to Philipp Noodt, X-Ray 4
    Hallo Philipp, wir haben uns riesig gefreut, Dich gesprochen zu haben und sind sehr froh, dass es Dir gut geht! Hier ist es immer noch ziemlich kalt! Vicky hat es in ihrer neuen Familie sehr gut, Schule ist aber nicht so berauschend. Ihre Gastmutter Karen hat einen Hockeyverein ausfindig gemacht. Ich hoffe, Vicky schaut sich das an, denn in ihrer Schule kann sie keinen Sport machen. Komisch, nicht?
    Felix gehts gut, am Freitag macht er eine Klassenfahrt nach HH. Am WE hat er Vährness-Cup. Papi ist aus NY zurück, wir freuen uns aufs WE.
    Tausend Küsse, Mami

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  2. To MERLE BOONTJE, X-RAY 6;
    Hee lieve Merlemeis, hoe zou het met je zijn op het eiland in de Stille Oceaan? Een prachtplek lijkt me, ik heb het verslag van de groep gelezen (en de foto's gezien) die voor jou daar gewerkt heeft.
    Volgens mij wil iedereen daar wel een paar weekjes zijn. En iedereen is weer zo benieuwd naar jou en waar je nu weer terecht gekomen bent. Vandaag was Zeilstra in het museum en hij vroeg mij jou de hartelijke groeten te doen. Ook hij was erg benieuwd en trots op je!
    Doeke wist natuurlijk meteen te benoemen waar de plek ligt door mij beschreven als Capo Blanco. Hij vertelde er ooit een boek van Carolijn Viser over gelezen te hebben en dat heb ik nu besteld. Leuk voor ons om te lezen terwijl jij daar bent, en later voor jou ook.
    Verder gaat het leven hier zijn gangetje. Sietse is druk met applyen voor zijn buitenlandstage, wordt waarschijnlijk eerste keus toch Oslo. De grootste vakantiedrukte is voorbij dus ik kan weer een tandje minder.
    Nou lieverd, het ga je weer goed. Heel veel plezier en tot de volgende keer. Dikke kus

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  3. daniela carranza x-ray 5 isla san lucas hola maria maria maria espero que este super no lo dudo toda negra ya seguro jajaja vieras que acabo de hablar con su mami es toda linda me trato todo bien , ya le dije como hacer para mandarle msj estaba toda feliz por todo lo que esta haciendo dijo que iba tratar en la noche hablamos un buen rato me dijo cosas buenas suyas su mami la quiere demasiado ,vienen cosas positivas ve hay que tener paciencia nada mas , al fondo se escuchaba lucy y lulu dijo que ya operaron a la perrita y que esta bien fijo le cuenta que risa ellas parecen de verdad ajajaj, hasta me invito a almorzar y todo su mama q linda que es todo tranquilo ya sabe de mi boca solo puedo decir lo mejor de usted , su prima tb le escribio tiene que recibir un msj de ella estaba toda feliz tb , ves tal vez no seamos tantos pero los que estamos con usted la queremos demasiado en especial yo y vamos a estar siempre con usted, yo queria decirle eso yo bien haciendo ejercio , la u y la proxima semana a buscar trabajo pero todo bien hay que ponerle y sonreir siempre no se le olvide, y que la A M O con todo mi corazon y mas lots of love besos y que este disfrutando dem muakssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss. luego le cuento mas de ese lugar bye.. bless..

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  4. Ottie Westerink- X Ray 3 - Hey lieve Ottie, al 5 dagen aan het trekken, hoe voelen die benen, tenen en rug?!? En banjeren jullie alsmaar door modderbaden? Modder is goed voor de looks he, dat weet je! We denken heel veel aan je! Gaan hier opeens ook harder werken en rennen om een beetje met je mee te doen! Wel wat gemakkelijker bij 3 graden. Jij wrsch bij 35 graden! Weet uit verhalen dat het geen peanuts is die Turrisantos trek! Hoop dat je het in deze groep ook weer leuk hebt! Heb met Jettie net haar kamer geschilderd. Rode kleur gelaten! De rest een soort vaag wit-grijs. Mooi! Helaas is haar bed ingestort, dus we zijn nog niet klaar met klussen. Maar wordt wel goed. En Flipsie heeft morgen tentamen. Hard aan het werk dus... Heb je net een brief gestuurd, met fotootje. Hoop dat post aankomt! Dag lieve Ot, hele dikke hug van ons allemaal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! En zet 'm op! You can do it!

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  5. For Philip Kolff xray 1
    Lieve Phil, wat was het heerlijk je smsje te krijgen via via! Balen dat jou telefoon raar doet. We hebben begrepen dat je nu de coast to coast trek doet! Wat zal het prachtig zijn en zwaar natuurlijk ook! we leven helemaal mee en hebben alles op proberen te zoeken wat je allemaal doorkruist. Wat zal jij veel te vertellen hebben als je thuis komt :). Hier gaat alles goed, we zijn naar Groningen vandaag geweest voor Q 21 ste verjaardag. Was heel top! Ook een dikke zoen van jou gegeven. We vinden je allemaal rete stoer,en we weten dat je het kan! Hopelijk heb je niet te veel blaren??? Maak je veel foto's? Lieve schat we gaan je weer sms'en tijdens de changeover. dikke zoenen van ons xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  6. Jess Adsett A8
    Lovely to hear your news in your letter. So happy to read about your adventures and to know that youare happy and enjoying yourself. We will try to write more often, in fact Dad's busy drawing as I write. We love you so much and think about you all the time. Glad to hear that you're writing things down- try to remember everything because I want to sit for hours listening. Love you from Mum x

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  7. To Emily Elliott X-Ray 3
    Hi Em,
    Mum here. Have been reading about your trek- sounds quite muddy, and challenging! Hope it's going well and that the boots are being kind to you. Not much news here. Bunbury in disgrace having topped the Betty Crocker incident with two mangos and an avocado. Think she has become a kleptomaniac. Lily still mid exams and Tom building to rackets next Wednesday. Still cold here so very jealous of your tanned face on the blog. Am thinking about you making your way through the rain forest... Lots of love for now, Mum xxx

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  8. to Robin van Gelderen XRay 8
    Lief klein schatje van me daar in het verre Nicaragua, er gaat geen dag voorbij dat ik niet aan je denk. De avonturen en het werk dat je daar doet geeft mij een trots gevoel...Mijn kleine meisje out in the world.
    Veel liefs, Papa

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  9. Daniela Carranza X RAY 5 Isla San Lucas. Hola Chinita hermosa hoy hablé con Sharom y me explicó como ver las fotos y como enviarte mensajes, ojalá que haga todo bien y te llegen. Sharom es una buena persona me tuvo mucha paciencia. Te cuento ayer operaron a Lulú y le quitaron la pelotita de la patita y la del trasero, reaccionó muy bien y está en recuperación. Hermosa cuidese mucho porque te estoy esperando y disfrute esta experiencia que Dios de acompañe y te bendiga. TE AMA MUCHOOOOO MAMITA.

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  10. daniela carranza x-ray 5 isla san lucas,
    Salut Daniela espero que estés pasando un buen momento y una excelente experiencia, quería que supieras que me agrado mucho tu visita aquí en limón después de tanto tiempo.
    Caroline

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  11. daniela carranza x-ray 5 isla san lucas
    hey dani! pura vida mae ahí mami me dijo que te mandara un msj :P un besote hey, ya quiero escuchar las anécdotas del viaje y todo... Un abrazooooote

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  12. Marie Duguid x-ray4.

    Buenos dias chica, I'm sitting in the quantus lounge about to fly home. Should be sad but they not only provide free alcohol, they let you serve yourself! No idea why, but that made me think of you. I've got half an hour to shovel as much ale down my throat as possible, then pass out on some stranger on a plane. No whisky unfortunately.

    Hope the jungle is treating you well and no monkey business from the kids or, um, monkeys. Already having dramas with the band back home as all our paperwork is out of date so will be missions from the moment I get back. Actually looking forward to having something to do after such a long time away.

    Sam was lively as always and we managed to put on a little Rock concert for his mum and dad before I left complete with spotlight (courtesy of my head torch) and two encores! Had a great last few days.

    Anyway hope you're well and I'll try to message you more stuff after I get home.

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  13. Dougie Critchley X-Ray 9
    Hi darling,
    I wonder how it is going with the digging... I bet you are making great progress and a real difference. All good here. Just off for a girlie weekend in the south with Aunt Mouse which will be fun. Poor Ranulph Fiennes (another venturer!) has been airlifted off his arctic exped as he had a tumble on his skis during the trek and removed his glove in order to put a ski on again, in doing so he got the most awful frost bite on his finger/thumb. So disappointing for him. He was in totally contrasting weather conditions to you! Big X darling

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  14. To Kate Feeney - X-ray 8, San Ramon, Nicaragua

    Hi Kate,
    I'm sorry I was too slow in emailing to catch you during your return to fieldbase. By the time I read your email, you'd left again. Am very jealous that you get to visit Nicaragua too.

    It all sounds incredibly tough, but not as bad as sitting in an office looking at a boring screen?? Ha ha, I bet that seems like luxury now?

    Here are my news bulletins: Saw Franks last night for a drink as she'd had an interview in London Town. She's v good. We've ripped out our back room to repair the damp, so house is dusty bombsite - awful. I'm off to Houston for the week next week so Richard is coping alone. Ha ha. Then we're all off to New York for 4 days the week after. I'm sure all passengers will be delighted when we arrive on the plane with Theodore! He's walking now, but like a little zombie as he needs to hold his arms out in front for balance. So cute.

    Keep your chin up and we're all very proud of you.
    Lots of love, Catherine xxxxxxxxx

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  15. to Hidde Borstlap x-ray2,
    Hiii allerliefste schat!! hoe gaat het daar? je zal het vast wel zwaar hebben!! Lekker warm :D haha! Hier begint het eindelijk ook wat beter weer te worden. Maar het blijft wel typisch België... :-) Gisteren ben ik weer lekker gaan trainen --> spierpijn vandaag dus ;-) maar het was wel leuk hoor! Ik moest je de groetjes doen! En voor de rest gaat alles zijn gangetje. Morgen is Caroline jarig dus gaan we lekker uit met al de vriendinnen. Heb er zin in!!! En voor de rest zal het een rustig weekendje worden denk ik :-)
    Het begint steeds maar korter en korter te worden he! jeeeeeeej!!!! Ben zooooo aan het aftellen! Echt heel gek hoe snel dat die weken zijn voorbij gevlogen! Binnenkort ben je weer lekker thuis bij ons ;-) gezelliggggg he !!!!
    Goed lieve schat, ik hoop dat je je berichtjes aan krijgt en dat je mijn briefje en filmpje veel leest en bekijkt :-) nog heel erg veel plezier! Doe nog goed je best daar!
    Ik mis je heel erg en ik denk heeeeel veel aan jou!! dikke kusjes &knuffels
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx je meisje

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  16. For Olly Walrond, X-Ray 7
    Hi Ol
    Tried to blog yesterday, but Eric added a bit and then the whole thing got lost in the ethers.
    All well here: Eric now back at school - had one false start and then another day off, and still not quite over lurg. He made brownies though, and has had a brave attempt at not letting them get fully cold, let alone stale.
    Fred still not settled unfortunately, but was at least dragged off to barbers by grandad, who declared him handsome and "soigne' " (his words) after the event. Becca was in Cardiff over the weekend and had a chat with Fred about what he should do and I think he probably listened more her than us. She also had a spare ticket to the opera at the Millennium Centre and took Fred.
    Dad in one of his belly thumping, "Fat T**y B*****d" muttering phases after our Pig's Nose evenings, but actually I think we probably cancelled out the pub grub with coastal walks!
    Will speak to Al over next few days and mention you might be thinking of visiting at some point. You'll miss her at Easter, by one day.
    Really hope this stage is going as well as last - it sounds like it's hard work. Looking forward to some blog photos.
    Lots of love from us all. I'll get Eric to blog separately, Mumxxx

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  17. Daniela Carranza X-RAY5 isla San Lucas. Hola reina me imagino el calor que debe estar haciendo pero también me la imagino muy feliz por estar en el lugar que querías estar. Mañana espero a Sharom a almorzar, viene a compartir y a enseñarme a usar más la compu. Te cuento el domingo 10 de marzo le celebramos a tío Néstor los 50 años y el sábado 17 de marzo vamos para la isla San Lucas, lástima no te voy a ver porque Ud. se viene unos días antes. Un abrazote y un besote con todo mi corazón, te AMOOOO MUCHO CUIDESE POR FA. MAMITA.

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  18. Jeannina XRay 6, hola mi amor, espero que la estes pasando super, yo aqui extrañandote y hoy especialmente extraño tu saludo, pero se que estás bien y muy contenta te quiero muchisímo un abrazote. Mami

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  19. Robin v gelderen X-RAY8
    Hoi Robin,, ook wij willen je natuurlijk van harte feliciteren met je 18 jarige verjaardag. tja hoe ga je die dit jaar vieren, Nou in ieders geval heeft iedereen hier aan je gedacht. De taart houden we wel tegoed........ HEEL VEEL GRTJES EN XXXXXXXX van Wilma eenlettergrepig.

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  20. Emily Elliott X-Ray 3

    Hey Em!
    i hope everything out in the rainforest is going well, saw the picture of you in your new group-you are SO tanned.
    So i did the boat race last week, it was actually really fun. Bascially didnt stop shouting for ten minutes. Sadly we didnt qualify (although we werent expecting too.)in fact we came last, well done libby. I also learnt never to go out the night before a boat outing at 6.30am. This happened to me after a wednesday cindies, it wasnt good at all.
    Had a really busy week last week with 2 essays and 3 formals, so this next week should be quite chilled. Only have one essay left to do all term! cant believe i break up in 2 weeks, this term has gone so so quickly. i also have managed to lose my voice once this term! such an achievement although i dont want to speak too soon (as last week of term is coming up where i have one lecture all week).
    big scandal on Towie too, it came back a few days ago (season 10 can you believe it!)
    We've got a netball tournament (cuppers) all day Sunday too so hoping we'll do well in that, quite excited about it.
    really missing you but so glad youre having an incredible time.
    Lots and lots of love, Libs xxxx

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  21. Daniel Carranza X-RAY 5 Isla San Lucas:
    Hola hija estoy feliz porque hice las cosas bien como me explicó Sharom, y me di cuenta que me aprovaron los comentarios y creo que te llegaron. Feliz Feliz Feliz. al fin tenemos un contanto a la distancia. Siempre te recuerdo y le pido mucho a Dios que me la cuide y la protega porque recuerde que eres mi tesoro. Hoy viene Sharom a almorzar conmigo y a compartir, él es una buena persona ojalá lo aprecie ya que te quiere y te cuida mucho. Dios te puso un ángel en el camino. Un besote y un abrazote energético. Te AMOOOOO MUCHOOOOO, CUIDESE.

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  22. To Sarah Tilley X Ray 3
    Hi Sarah
    We think it's great that you are doing this. Even if it is a struggle it will be a fantastic achievement and something to be really proud of. We think about you a lot.Fleetwood Mac are playing in September but I couldn't get us some tickets at a price I was willing to pay. Hannah managed to get tickets for herself and a friend at face value the lucky thing. Uncle chris is off to vietnam next week and I think will blog you soon. Callum has broken his arm . We went to the India Garden with Roger and Brenda Last week. I can almost hear you salivating. Never mind I'm sure the beans are doing you good and we can go when you get back.Rob and Scottie are coming for the night tomorrow and will be sure to want to know all about your trip.
    Nanny has not had any car accidents since you left and has learnt how to get onto your blog on her computer.Mum and I are well and Mickey still eats and sleeps as usual.The weather is still dire.Keep going and wiil write again soon
    Love
    Dad

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  23. Berny Brenes - X-Ray 5

    Holaaa! Perdón por haber durado tanto en escribirle, sé que lo prometí pero estaba muriendo con la U, ahora si que estoy sintiendo el ácido jaja y lo peor es que ya casi entro de nuevo a exámenes pero he seguido su consejo de tomar todo con la mejor actitud y hasta ahorita me ha ido super bien y en los exámenes igual, estoy feliz! :)
    Aunque ya quiero terminar el cuatri y despejarme un rato pero bueno ya casi! Y usted no se imagina los desp...es que han pasado en la U con fiestas y varas, el miércoles me fui para La Nena y pasaron demasiadas cosas jaja tengo demasiado que contarle.

    Espero que le esté yendo incréible y que haya estado disfrutando como desde el principio, los proyectos son chivísimas, póngale muchísimas ganas y déjeme decirle que usted es una persona con demasiada suerte y ya lo comprobé, no lo podía creer cuando vi que si le tocó la Isla San Lucas, sáquele provecho el lugar tiene demasiada historia, se hubiera leído el libro que le dije de la historia de José León Sánchez ah pero no ni pelota me dio jaja (podría apostar lo que sea a que no se recuerda que le dije que se lo leyera).

    Bueno eso es todo por ahora, después me reporto de nuevo. Un abrazo grande :*

    Lu Agüero (:

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  24. For Sarah Tilley - X-Ray 3
    Hi Sarah,
    Glad to see from all the photo's that you survived the Alpha bit but are now on the TREK. Rather you than me but you will see some awesome sights I'm sure.
    Sheena and I are just off to Vietnam and Cambodia so thought I would write this now as you will be back sore and tired from your trek before we are back on the 25th.
    All well here surviving in one of the best summers we have had for a long time. Had 2 days of torrential rain last week which was the first rain since November. Otherwise it has just been days in the high 20's and lowish 30's and constant sunshine. Currently I am sitting on the deck at Somers while Sheena is snoozing prior to going down to the beach for an afternoon swim. We will try and keep the weather like this for your arrival!!!!
    Felicity's thumb is improving but still causing her some stife. Callum, who broke his arm playing a non-contact touch rugby (!!!!)match for the school, is in a cast but is bearing up not being able to do any sport. Lucy, Sadie and Charlie are all fine. I did my knee playing squash the other day and have a ruptured bursar which sounds worse than it is but I am off all sports for a while which is very boring. However i should be fine for treking around Vietnam pagodas!!!!
    Will contact you again when we are back from Vietnam and before we go to Bali - and then you arrive here - very exciting.
    Trek well - love from Unc C and Aunt S

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  25. Natasha Tchaikovsky X-RAY 10 Nicaragua
    Naty bella, vas a decir que ya jodi yo, entendeme me haces falta. Me entere que estas en Nicaragua y le pregunte a william si se podian las visitas y dijo que no, que mal :( Yo se que parte de esta experiencia es desconectarte de esto, para conectarte a otras cosas, pero si de casualidad estando aca tenes tu cel o tenes acceso a uno escribime!! para saber si estas viva o algo haha. Te extraño mucho mi rusita. Aprovecha esto pues! en todos los sentidos de la palabra ;) tene cuidado con todo, te quiero de regreso en abril Te AMO! PD: si queres y podes 83996972
    PD2: mucho molesto yo :(

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  26. To Robin van Gelderen XRAY 8
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROBIN!!
    Hoop dat je het een beetje kunt vieren daar in Nicaragua!
    Hele dikke feestkussen van Papa, Mama en David

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  27. Emily Elliott X Ray 3

    Hellooo

    I trust you are having an incredible time and that no bliss withdrawal symptoms have cropped up. I have noticed the extreme tan you have developed - fantastic work. I am in New Zealand at the moment on the kiwi bus and suspect it will be a tad different to trekking through the nicaraguan forest ! I am in Rotorua currently and it smells of rotten egg so you have that treat ahead of you. Hopefully will blog again soon now that i have the hang of this.

    Bisous

    Sean

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  28. Natasha Tchaikovsky- Hey Naty! Ahorita estoy en la casa sola y mama anda bacanaleando, ojala la este pasando tuani. Vieras que falta haces en la casa! Y la Luisa siempre se acuerda de vos y te manda saludos. Parece que el sábado 16 me mudo a Altamira, seguro me vas a visitar un montón cuando regreses. Ojala te podamos ver en esta semana! Mama te manda muchos saludos e igual la Tatiana, un día de estos hable con ella por skype. Dice que todo bien por ahora, ya terminaron las clases de inducción y empiezan las clases clases. Un besote mi chela!!!! Esta muy tranquila esta casa, veni a hacer bulla :D
    Alexa Fanny

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