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COVID-19 news is not all bad. Read this to stay positive

first_imgA 4-month-old infant who was infected with COVID-19 in Kulon Progo, Yogyakarta, has recovered from the disease. After two weeks of intensive treatment at the Wates Hospital, the baby tested negative for the coronavirus.“Thank God the test result came back negative. The baby was the only COVID-19 patient [in Kulon Progo],” Wates Hospital chair Lies Indriyati said on April 5.Another 286 previously infected people have been cleared of COVID-19 as of Saturday. East Java reported the highest proportion of recoveries (24 percent) as 64 of 267 patients in the province have recovered.More donations of protective gear to equip medical workers in battle against COVID-19 The number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Indonesia continues to climb, while thousands of Jakartans leaving for their hometowns may fuel the epidemic. The grim state of affairs, combined with reports on some politicians aiming to take advantage of the crisis to deliberate controversial bills, makes it hard to put a little faith in the country’s war against the virus.The Jakarta Post has compiled some good news related to COVID-19 to help alleviate an overwhelming situation.Almost 300 COVID-19 patients have recovered, including a 4-month-old baby China-based app TikTok, which has gained popularity among Indonesian youngsters as a video-sharing platform, has donated Rp 100 billion (US$6.28 million) to the government of Indonesia on Thursday to buy protective gear for medical workers fighting against COVID-19.Meanwhile, 35 companies have shifted their production or increased their output to produce 18.3 million pieces of protective gear by early May, Industry Minister Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita said.The equipment will include 1.2 million pieces of medical-grade polypropylene-based gear and 17 million pieces of nonmedical-grade gear made of cotton, nylon or polyester.Companies also look forward to joining in global efforts by exporting the products to other countries if there is excess supply after meeting the country’s needs of 5 to 10 million pieces of protective equipment per month.Growing number of initiatives, including prisoners, help make protective gearTo combat COVID-19, inmates in 70 prisons across the country are producing protective gear like masks, head covers, face shields, gowns and aprons for inmates and prison workers. Spare gear will be given to health workers or local administrations.Prisoners are also making healthcare products like hand sanitizer, disinfection booths, intravenous (IV) poles and stretchers.Several community groups have also launched initiatives to produce protective gear. Spedagi, a social entrepreneurship group in Temanggung regency, Cental Java, has shared tips on making affordable face shields through its Instagram account @spedagimovement.Social community Popo Danes Architect in Bali then started producing those face shields to distribute them to medical workers at community health centers (Puskesmas).Solemn religious practices, at homeHundreds of thousands of Muslims in East Java joined the live-streaming of the Nisfu Syaban mass prayer on Wednesday through their smartphones and televisions. The one-hour prayer was led by 19 clerics of the East Java branch of Muslim organization Nadhlatul Ulama (NU) and Lirboyo Islamic boarding school.They prayed to God for the COVID-19 outbreak to end soon. The Muslims believe God will answer people’s prayer on the day of Nisfu Syaban, the 15th day of the eighth month on the Islamic calendar.On Friday, Christians across the country also Good Friday sermons via live-streamed services from the comfort of their homes amid physical distancing measures encouraged by the government.More tests on the way for clearer pictureIndonesia has purchased 18 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) detectors and two RNA automatic extractors from Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche on Wednesday to expedite COVID-19 detection.The government will distribute the testing equipment to Jakarta, West Java, Banten, Central Java, East Java, Bali, Lampung, South Sumatra, North Sumatra, East Kalimantan, South Kalimantan and Papua.The country is now expected to be able to test 5,000 to 10,000 samples a day and therefore, around 300,000 samples a month.As of Saturday, the country has conducted 19,452 PCR tests, according to the Health Ministry.Meanwhile, healthcare app Halodoc and ride-hailing app Gojek, joined by Mitra Keluarga Hospital and Kemayoran Complex Management Center, offers free rapid COVID-19 testing for Jakartans who bear moderate to high risk of having contracted the disease from April 10 to 17.Unlike the PCR method, the rapid test uses blood samples to detect the presence of an antibody formed when someone has the virus.Topics :last_img read more

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Pablo Mari casts doubt over his Arsenal future

first_imgPablo Mari joined Arsenal from Flamengo (Picture: Getty)‘So, I hope that me and the club go at the end with good things to do a permanent transfer. But we will see because at the moment with the virus it is a little bit difficult.’AdvertisementAdvertisementDespite the uncertainty, Mari insists he and his family are enjoying life in London and he has been impressed with the start Arteta has made to his regime.He added: ‘He has done really well so far. I’m really happy to work with him.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘He has helped me with my weaknesses and improved my strengths. I hope I can work with him a lot of years.’‘I like to fish. I always go when I’m on holidays in Spain. I go to the beach with some family. I like to go there because I’m alone and I can think. I’ve not had a chance in England yet but I want to in future.‘I love England and so does my wife. The centre of London is unbelievable. We are really happy here.’MORE: Lauren explains why Arsenal players turned on Unai Emery and prefer Mikel ArtetaMORE: Lauren reveals furious Arsenal dressing room bust-up with Thierry HenryRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news live Pablo Mari is currently on loan at Arsenal until the end of the season (Picture: Getty)Pablo Mari has revealed the COVID-19 pandemic has placed his long-term Arsenal future in doubt.The Spaniard became the first signing of Mikel Arteta’s tenure when he joined on loan from Flamengo in January. Mari, who knew Arteta from his time at Manchester City, has made just two appearances so far but made his first Premier League start against West Ham last month before the season was suspended indefinitely. Arsenal have the option to make the 26-year-old’s move permanent in the summer but Mari admitted the ongoing uncertainty has placed him in a state of limbo.ADVERTISEMENT‘Of course I have a lot of things I can improve but I think my football can be really good with Arsenal, and also with the coach,’ Mari told Sky Sports. Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 18 Apr 2020 3:34 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link159Shares Pablo Mari casts doubt over his Arsenal future Advertisement Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

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Affiliated Managers Group founder, CEO dies after illness

first_imgSource: Mass GeneralThe Healey Center for ALS at Massachusetts General HospitalTo read the digital edition of IPE’s latest magazine click here. “For the past 27 years Sean was my friend, mentor, and an inimitable leader, always exhibiting an indefatigable entrepreneurial spirit and unwavering dedication to friends, colleagues, and Affiliate partners,” he added. Sean Healey, a founding principal of Affiliated Managers Group (AMG) who went on to become its chief executive officer and then executive chair, has died after a battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).Healey joined AMG in 1995 as executive vice president, leading the company as CEO from 2005 to 2018, when, upon being diagnosed with ALS, he stepped down from this role to become executive chair of the board.Shortly after AMG’s foundation, Healey spearheaded its initial public offering in 1997, with the firm’s assets under management since then growing from nearly $40bn to over $600bn (€535bn), spanning traditional and alternative asset classes and dozens of affiliates, including brands such as AQR, Artemis, Winton Capital, ValueAct, Tweedie Browne, Systematica and Pantheon.Jay Horgen, president and current CEO of AMG, said: “Sean transformed AMG from a nascent start-up into a leading global asset manager with an innovative partnership approach and unmatched track record of partnerships, providing solutions for independent, partner-owned investment firms from growth capital, to strategic support initiatives such as marketing and distribution, to succession planning – all while preserving their entrepreneurial spirit and culture.center_img Sean Healey“His deep intellectual curiosity and creativity, delivered with a penetrating wit, were inspiring and created tremendous value for AMG stakeholders over the decades.”In addition to his role at AMG, Healey held a number of non-profit board positions, and in 2006 he received a presidential appointment to serve on the US president’s export council, the country’s main advisory committee on international trade.A centre for ALS at the Massachusetts General Hospital bears Healey’s and AMG’s name after they established it in November 2018, a few months after Healey was diagnosed with ALS.Patrick Ryan, chair of AMG’s board of directors, said: “When he was diagnosed with ALS, Sean did not miss a beat, channeling his leadership and entrepreneurial spirit into establishing The Sean M. Healey and AMG Center for ALS at Massachusetts General Hospital, which, typical of all of Sean’s work, has become an innovative force in medical treatment and is transforming therapeutic approaches for people affected by ALS.”last_img read more

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Borr Drilling 4Q loss deepens

first_imgJack-up rig fleet owner Borr Drilling reported a net loss for the fourth quarter of 2018.The loss was $110.7 million down from a loss of $61,7 million in the corresponding quarter of 2017. Net loss in the third quarter of 2018 was $39 million.On average, 8.6 rigs were operating during the fourth quarter of 2018 generating operating revenues of US$53.5 million compared to operating revenues of US$0.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2017 where only one rig had commenced operations just before the year-end.Due to the difference in activity level between 2018 and 2017 in its results presentation, Borr decided it was better to compare Q4 2018 figures to Q3 2018 operating revenue figures.According to the company, operating revenues were US$53.5 million for the three months ended December 31, 2018 versus US$49.7 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018, an increase of US$3.8 million.The increase was driven by the “Mist” and the “Prospector 1” jack-up rigs starting commencing their contracts during the period, partly offset by the contract ending for the standard jack-up rig “L1112” (“Ed Holt”) at the end of the third quarter of 2018.During the fourth quarter, Borr added a total backlog of 108 months with an estimated total revenue of US$257 million.last_img read more

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Police chaplain ‘forced out after criticising gay marriage’ (UK)

first_imgMinisters have repeatedly insisted that no one should be sacked from their job for voicing opposition to same-sex marriage and have built in special “protections” for clerics into the Government’s Marriage Bill. Telegraph (UK) 1 March 2013A police chaplain says he was forced out of his post after criticising the Government’s plans for gay marriage on his personal website, MPs have been told.Rev Brian Ross said he was summoned to a meeting with a senior officer and told that postings on his blog on the subject of marriage did not fit with the force’s equality and diversity policies. Campaigners against same-sex marriage claimed that the case was “just the start of things to come”. But in a written submission to a committee of MPs revising the bill in the House of Commons Rev Ross claimed that his case was “typical of the kind of situation that could, and would, arise” once gay marriage becomes law.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9901134/Police-chaplain-forced-out-after-criticising-gay-marriage.html They said it backed up warnings that chaplains in hospitals, prisons and the armed forces as well as teachers and other public servants could be dismissed legally from their jobs if they take what they consider to be a stand on grounds of conscience over the issue.last_img read more

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Beat writers predict Syracuse women’s lacrosse season record, MVP and X-Factor

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Last season, Syracuse posted its first losing season under head coach Gary Gait and was bounced in the first round of the ACC and NCAA tournaments. But the Orange are returning their three leading goal scorers from last year — Emily Hawryschuk, Nicole Levy and Sam Swart. This year’s squad, ranked No. 13 in Inside Lacrosse’s preseason poll, is all about returning players and growing from a mediocre season in 2018. Here’s how our beat writers expect the season to go. Eric BlackComeback seasonRecord: 12-5MVP: Emily HawryschukX-Factor: Goalie playSyracuse’s 2018 season was an anomaly. The Orange dropped five games by just one goal, with three coming in overtime. That culminated in the first round of the NCAA tournament against Princeton, when SU came back from four goals down to force overtime, only to fall in a second extra period. This year will be different. Emily Hawryschuk, who was held scoreless for just the second time all season against the Tigers, leads a talented attack group that will keep Syracuse among the nation’s leaders in scoring. But SU’s problem last year wasn’t scoring goals, which they did an average of 14.47 times a game — 21st-best in the country. Instead, they had an issue with stopping them. This season, their 91st-ranked scoring defense will no doubt improve behind goalie Asa Goldstock, who SU head coach Gary Gait said is playing outstanding during practice after struggling during her sophomore season.KJ EdelmanLive to forget Record: 11-6MVP: Nicole LevyX-Factor: Sarah CooperAdvertisementThis is placeholder textThere’s a lot of factors that make forgetting last season a viable option. Syracuse didn’t have fall ball because of the mumps. They struggled to win close games — losing to Virginia, Notre Dame, Boston College — and didn’t win a conference game until April 22, the final game of the regular season. Head coach Gary Gait called it a “weird” season. Now, with a No. 13 preseason ranking, SU will get back on track. Nicole Levy and her patented trick shots will grow along with SU’s other two leading goal scorers from last year. You also can’t discount the freshman Sarah Cooper, who was named the class of 2018’s top incoming defender by Inside Lacrosse. The Orange will have their struggles against the top-three teams in the nation, but with 12 home games, they should have a rebound season and make some noise in the NCAA tournament.Kaci WasilewskiRedemption Tour Record: 10-7MVP: Nicole LevyX-Factor: Draw controlSyracuse started last season with three decisive wins before falling to Virginia in its first conference game. Coincidently, before the Virginia game against Albany, draw control specialist Morgan Widner left with a season-ending ACL tear. Syracuse struggled at the draw for the rest of the season, ending the season 53rd in draw controls per game in the NCAA. If Syracuse can figure out the draw this season, they might be able to find success. The 12 home games will help the Orange, especially with six of those against teams ranked in the preseason top-25. SU is coming off its worst season in program history and its only losing season. It will be looking to redeem itself in the upcoming season, with senior Nicole Levy and junior Emily Hawryschuk leading a dynamic offense. Commentscenter_img Published on February 8, 2019 at 9:47 amlast_img read more

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Medeama player kisses excited sister through glass barricade after playing first game this season

first_imgThe Mauve and Yellows are currently in second place, one point behind leaders Ashgold. Medeama’s players, fans and officials would have been elated with their 2-1 win over Inter Allies at the Accra Sports Stadium on Wednesday.One player who had more to celebrate than most was midfielder, Rashid Nortey.The player had just made his first appearance of the season, having been out with injury.He could not contain his excitement after his side secured all three points against Inter Allies and neither, clearly, could his big sister.But of them rushed to each other on either side of the glass barricade that separates the stands from the pitch and put their lips against the glass in a kiss.The photos of the moment, captured by Shot Ziray, were posted by Medeama on Twitter.The return of Nortey is a massive boost for Medeama as they look to maintain their title challenge.last_img read more

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FCPPL matchday 23: Hearts win big, Kotoko slump as AshGold slip again

first_imgKotoko have slipped on the table again after losing 1-0 against WAFA on matchday 23 while Hearts have outdone themselves with a stupendous win in Cape Coast.AshGold are losing ground surprisingly fast after failing to pick three points against Edubiase. The immediate beneficiaries are Berekum Chelsea, who have cut the distance with AshGold to just two points.Olympics will see their draw as a point gained although the own goal scored will be a cause of pain.Berekum Chelsea 2-0 LibertyBerekum Chelsea’s pursuit of Ashantigold atop the Ghana Premier League table now hits full gear following the Brong Ahafo Region side’s 2-0 win over Liberty Professionals on Wednesday in a match day 22 tie.Hitman Kofi Owusu (pictured bleow) was among the goals at the Golden City Park in Berekum for Chelsea’s third straight win and fourth in their last five games (one draw) as they moved within two points of leaders, Ashantigold. The Obuasi side could only draw goalless with local rivals, New Edubiase. Chelsea now amass 39 points in second spot to Ashantigold’s 41 with seven games to go as the race for the 2015 Ghana title intensifies.Chelsea are three points clear of sensational WAFA who moved up to 3rd after their shock 1-0 win over champions, Asante Kotoko in Sogakofe.Chelsea’s title chase continues next in the Brong Ahafo derby away to Bechem United with a chance to overtake Ashantigold who are also away to a wounded Asante Kotoko when match day 24 kicks off on Sunday July 26.Edubiase 0-0 AshGold New Edubiase held league leaders Asantigold to a goalless-drawn game at the Obuasi Len Clay sports stadium on Wednesday afternoon.Opening minutes of the tie saw flashes of brilliance Edubiase’s attack but they failed to beat Fatau Dauda in the Miners goals. Table-toppers AshGold have now amassed 41 points, a feat most other teams most certainly could only hope to match.The draw also leaves Edubiase on 10th position with 30 points, one point above Hearts, Kotoko and Bechem United.Hearts 4-0 LionsThe were two red cards and four goals – it was that heated in Cape Coast, where the game because of a Hearts sanction. Hearts of Oak bounced back to winning ways in spectacular fashion in the First Capital Plus Premier League as they walloped Heart of Lions by four unanswered goals at the Cape Coast Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.The Phobians looked very fired up for the game, perhaps, the visit to the team’s camp minutes to the game by former Board members, Harry Zakkour, Nii Ayi-Bonte II, Stephen Akwettey, Frank Onero and Isaac Tetteh (TT Brothers), must have done the trick as they played one of their best ever games seen by Hearts fans in recent times.Prior to the game, the Hearts team had gone six matches without a win in all competitions, an action that saw them rooted at the relegation zone, (14th).Stopgap coach Eddie Ansah made five changes to the team that lot to Aduana last Sunday and it proved to be a very good one.The Phobians played the entire duration of the game as if their very existence depended on it pinning Lions into  their own half in the opening minutes and it was not surprising they grabbed the first goal as early ass the 5th minute through striker Selasi Adjei. It was a sign of things to come, but the goalscorer exited the game two minutes later with an injury, and was replaced by Kenneth Okoro.Foovi Aguidi made it two in the 26th minute to reaffirm their desire to carry all three points at stake. The Togolese striker was again at hand to score the team’ third and his personal second goal of the day in the 37th minute.Eric Kumi put the final nail on the Lions coffin as he scored the 4th goal for Hearts in the 44th minute. Back from recess the Kpando lads came out strongly in the game in search for a goal or two but the Hearts defence, led by the returning captain Robin Gnagne made mince meat of their efforts.However, it wasn’t all rosy for the Phobians who were reduced to ten men together with Heart of Lions as centre refree sent off Hearts goalkeeper Soulama Abdoulaye and Hudu Takubu for an off the ball incident. Hearts replaced Soulama with young Seidu Mutawakil as Kenneth Okoroko was sacrificed.No more goals were recorded in the second half with Hearts picking all three points against Lions. The win takes the Phobians out of the relegation zone to the 12th position on the league table with Lions taking their place on the 14th position.Key stats– Two draws were recorded on matchday 23. New Edubiase with the pick of the draws. – Six home wins were recorded.– No team won away– Nathaniel Asamoah scores twice after not scoring in a month and a day.– Asamoah is still the top scorer with 15.– 385 goals have been scored in the FCPPL this season.Full time breakdownBerekum: Chelsea 2-0 Liberty (Paul Aidoo, Kofi Owusu)Sogakope: WAFA 1-0 Kotoko (Ashimeru Majeed) Wa: All Stars 1-0 Aduana Stars Goal (Kweku  Baffoe)Tarkwa: Medeama 2-0 Bechem United (Nathaniel Asamoah x2)Sunyani: B.A United 1-1 Olympics (George Brako o.g; Daniel Appiah) Cape Coast: Hearts 4-0 Lions (Adjei,Foovi,(x2) Kumi)Tema: Inter Allies 2-0 Hasaacas (Baba Mensah, Eliasu Fuseini)Obuasi: Ashantigold 0-0 Edubiase  The tableMore detailed reports to follow.–Match reports from Joy Sports correspondents, All Sports and GFN. Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmith. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtaglast_img read more

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Operation Beautiful celebrates the beautiful things in every girl at WHS on Monday

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Miranda Bradshaw is the new physical education teacher at Wellington High School.  She loves her job, she loves working with female students and she is ready to help these young women embark on a new project that will hopefully change their lives.   Being a young lady is harder now than ever.  The need to pursue the “perfect you” according to the standards set by society is ever growing.  That pursuit leaves many beautiful girls feeling as if they have fallen short of the mark and that they simply are not good enough.That is where Operation Beautiful comes in.  Operation Beautiful seeks to celebrate the beautiful things in all of our daughters.  To let them know that they are enough…just the way they are.On Monday, Wellington High School female are encourage to wear a pink shirt and no make-up to remind people of a woman’s natural beauty. This has two purposes: the project and Breast Cancer Awareness.Males can also help by wearing pink to support the girls as well as giving compliments. In fact everyone is encouraged to compliment the other.Hopefully the project sparks new light to how girls and guys view themselves. Hopefully it brings new confidence to themselves and others.Two Wellington women, Coni Adams and Dena Martens, are seeking sponsorship to purchase a pink “I am Beautiful” t-shirt to be worn on “NO MAKEUP MONDAY” for every girl enrolled in USD 353.  These shirts will be printed this weekend and given to the girls in the high school to start the NO MAKEUP MONDAY and it will spread from there.  There are student ambassadors that will be speaking along with Ms. Bradshaw to the middle school students on Monday as well to kick start their participation in Operation Beautiful.  The total needed for the 900 shirts is $4,500.We are also seeking donations of STICKY NOTES.  Encouraging words and sayings will be printed on these sticky notes for the girls to put in public places.  Mirrors in their school restrooms, the makeup isle at the store and the windshield of a car…anywhere the girls think they can spread their positive vibes! Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (5) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +10 Vote up Vote down guest · 357 weeks ago That is amazing! I hope everyone participates and it makes an impact on our young men and women! Beauty is so much more than our society and the mass media portray it to be! YOU GO GIRLS! Report Reply 0 replies · active 357 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down Proud mom · 357 weeks ago Love this idea! How can I donate! Report Reply 0 replies · active 357 weeks ago +10 Vote up Vote down Kaitlin · 357 weeks ago This is also being done at Lincoln. Staff is encouraged to wear no make up and not do their hair on Mondays. There will be staff announcing on the intercom why we are beautiful. We are also doing other things like having kids wear shirts inside out to represent that it’s the inside that’s beautiful. We are also having students decorate brown paper bags and wear on certain days to show that it doesn’t matter what you wear your still beautiful! Report Reply 0 replies · active 357 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Jferguson · 357 weeks ago Mrs.bradshaw is amazing woman herself. This is so great what she is sharing with these young girls. It is hard being a young adult these days and this is amazing. Keep up the good work!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 357 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down julia · 339 weeks ago Whenever I need some problem relating this issue I come to your site and get very informative stuff thanks a lot for your article . Keep it up. Pageant beauty Tuscaloosa County Report Reply 0 replies · active 339 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! 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