Waterford News

New Frontiers Shana ChuCounty Waterford innovators, entrepreneurs and start-ups have the opportunity to invest one night a week to road-test their business ideas.

The New Frontiers programme for early stage entrepreneurs is open for applications for its 8-week programme starting in September.

New Frontiers, funded by Enterprise Ireland, is for potential entrepreneurs who have a well thought-out innovative business idea or an innovative technology that has the potential to be developed into a scalable high potential start-up company.

New Frontiers Programme Manager at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), Eugene Crehan says Phase 1, which is taking applications for this September, is ideal for working people who want to investigate their start-up idea over a few months and perhaps even take it further if they are successful in getting onto Phase 2 of the programme.

“The time commitment for Phase 1 is one evening per week for 8 weeks, starting from early September. As well as being a fantastic learning and development experience it is also a useful lead-in to Phase 2 of New Frontiers. On Phase 2 of New Frontiers participants spend six months getting paid to develop their business ideas; they receive €2,500 tax free a month for six months. We have individuals travelling from across the south east to participate.”

Past participants on New Frontiers at WIT from County Waterford in recent years include:

Charlotte Matabaro, Rathgormack, Co Waterford co-founder of Mohecan, participated on Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the New Frontiers Programme in 2017 and 2018. “The key benefit for me was being in a room with the other participants who are going through all the same struggles and facing the same challenges as you are – it is a very supportive environment.”

Shana Chu, STYL.wrap participated on Phase 1 and 2 of the New Frontiers Programme in 2018/2019. The key benefit for her company was: “New Frontiers gave me a great opportunity to expand my network with key industry experts.  The advice and support from these experts and from the workshop facilitators was instrumental in helping me develop my business proposition.”

In 2016 Enterprise Ireland announced increased supports of early-stage entrepreneurs over five years across the south east region with funding of €2.7m to run New Frontiers programmes in Waterford and Carlow institutes of technology. 

Phase 1 of the New Frontiers Programme will commence in Waterford at ArcLabs, the innovation hub based on WIT’s West Campus in September 2019 on a part-time basis, with Phase 2 commencing in December 2019.

The deadline for applications is Monday, 2 September at 4pm. Applicants apply online at www.wit.ie/newfrontiers.

Waterford Transport Hub

26th July 2019: Plans for a state-of-the-art Transport Hub on Waterford’s North Quays go on public display today (26 July) at Waterford City and County Council offices and online. The Transport Hub is part of a transformative urban regeneration project, which will see the redevelopment of the eight-hectare North Quays site into a modern mixed-use development with a hotel, offices, apartments and 50,000 square meters of retail, hospitality and entertainment space.

Waterford City and County Council’s Part 8 planning application proposes the construction of a new train station to replace the existing Plunkett Station. The planning in the city’s designated Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) also includes a new bus set down area and short-term parking facilities. This latest milestone for the North Quays development comes at a time of significant investment for the county and region with multi-million euro funding recently announced for Waterford Airport, Waterford Greenway, and the Kilkenny Greenway from Waterford to New Ross.

Councillor John Pratt, Mayor of Waterford City and County Council said: “It’s fantastic to see the innovative North Quays development take a significant step forward with the Part 8 planning application for the Transport Hub. This will be one of Ireland’s most modern transport hubs, linking the city’s rail and bus services and dramatically improving access from north to south. It will be transformative for those living and working in Waterford — connecting with the Greenway, the proposed sustainable transport bridge and an enhanced road network.”

Further developments for the SDZ, which is a project under Project Ireland 2040, will see Falcon Real Estate Development Ireland imminently submit a planning application for the eight-hectare real estate mixed-use scheme on Waterford’s North Quays, and An Bord Pleanála decide on the Planning application for the Sustainable Transport Bridge to the South Quays. In making their decision on the new Sustainable Transport Bridge across the River Suir, An Bord Pleanála has sought further information on a specific issue relating to the visual impact of the vessel protection system on the opening section of the bridge. Waterford City and County Council will be responding in the next two weeks but there will be no impact on project timelines.

Waterford City and County Council Chief Executive, Michael Walsh added: “The ground-breaking Falcon Real Estate Development Ireland scheme, together with the Transport Hub and the Sustainable Transport Bridge, will transform Waterford into a modern city quarter. The North Quays offices and accommodation will provide for a range of enterprises and up to 1,500 jobs primarily targeted at Foreign Direct Investment. In total, 2,300 jobs will be generated by the development and a further 1,000 in strategic industrial lands. These additional jobs alone will generate consumer spend in excess of €50m per annum and lead to an estimated annual footfall of 2,500,000.

“We are a city undergoing huge transition, with 5,000 additional jobs expected by 2025 and Waterford’s tourism numbers to double by 2025 to one million. The North Quays, the development of Mount Congreve as a world class visitor experience and the Government’s recent €2.65 million investment in the Waterford Greenway and €5 million in Waterford Airport, firmly places Waterford as the gateway city of the south east. Waterford is driving forward with the delivery of a forward-looking urban centre that will make it the most cost competitive regional city in Ireland, accelerating regional growth over the long term, and supporting a stronger national economy.”

Waterford City and County Council has submitted a bid for €104.5m to fund the North Quays development via the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund, with matching funding at  a local level accounting for a further €34.8m. Part 8 comes following extensive work by Waterford City and County Council with Coras Iompair Éireann, Iarnród Éireann and Bus Éireann.

Further elements in the Part 8 include associated works such as alterations to the existing bus depot site, upgrades to the drainage network and flood defence works. The planning application is available for inspection at the Council’s offices in Waterford City and Dungarvan until 23 August. It is also available to view at www.waterfordcouncil.ie/projects/public-consultations/index.htm.

Mathematical Entertainer Caroline AinsleyMaths Ireland, coordinated by Calmast, Waterford Institute of Technology’s groundbreaking STEM engagement centre, is once again celebrating maths during Spraoi. As one of the festival’s creative partners, Calmast brings workshops, demos and activities to thousands of people over two days of Spraoi.

Spraoi is a free urban festival with performers from all over the world taking place from 2-4 August on the streets of Waterford.

The all-weekend festival features Irish and international artists, street performers and musicians and attracts more than 100,000 visitors over three days.

Ben Dolan, Maths Ireland Digital Engagement Manager, says “We’re delighted to be part of such an inspiring festival and to bring maths to the streets of Waterford. Maths Ireland will present hands-on puzzles, games and other activities for all on Hanover Street, 3 and 4 August, from 1pm.”

For several years now Hanover Street turns into STEM Street during the Spraoi weekend. “Everyone is welcome to engage in exciting experiments, intriguing chemistry demos, hands-on physics, and much more with Calmast, the Physics Buskers, Mathematical Entertainer Caroline Ainslie and Juggling Scientist James Soper, who will also present their shows in Garter Lane Theatre and on Gladstone Street,” adds Dolan.

The STEM events organised by Calmast are supported by Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), Garter Lane Arts Centre, the overall coordinator of the SprÓg Festival, and local companies EirGen Pharma, Sanofi, Bausch and Lomb, GSK, MSD, and SFI.

This wonderful, family friendly event will see you use maths in ways you’d never expect, get drawn in by fun challenges, puzzles and games and discover the wonderful world of numbers, shapes and all of maths! See you at Spraoi.

Harvest 2019 31A meal made entirely from food waste is a festival highlight at the 11th annual Waterford Harvest Festival, taking place from 6 – 8 September. The Wasted Supper Club, held at GROW HQ, the home of not-for-profit social enterprise GIY, will highlight the 1 million tonnes of food wasted annually in Ireland. This year’s programme of over 70 free and ticketed events features cooking demos, grow-it-yourself workshops, local food markets, child-friendly events, and more, all taking place across Ireland’s oldest city. For more information visit www.waterfordharvestfestival.ie.

Commenting on the launch of the programme, Festival Director Tommie Ryan said: “At Waterford Harvest Festival we are passionate about sustainably sourced food and reducing food waste. We are very excited to see GROW HQ Head Chef, JB Dubois, along with Chefs’ Manifesto ambassador Conor Spacey (Food Space) host a zero waste meal for 50 lucky diners to launch GROW HQ as the Irish hub for Chefs’ Manifesto – a global community of chefs facilitating change for a better food future.

“Walsh’s Bakehouse will team up with the fantastic and fun GastroGays to celebrate locally produced food serving a delectable dinner at The Parlour Vintage Tea Rooms. We are also delighted to introduce the unique Greenway Grazing food market along the Waterford Greenway on 6 September. Hop on your bike or put on your walking shoes to explore food stalls filled with local produce along the old railway line between Waterford and Dungarvan.

“Attracting over 40,000 visitors each year, Harvest 2019 will see Waterford city transform into a foodie haven celebrating local food, culture and heritage across the three days.”

Mark Diacono (River Cottage & Otter Farm) and Lia Leendertz (The Telegraph & The Guardian) will discuss how to create the ultimate kitchen garden at an interactive workshop at GROW HQ, Dunmore Rd.

A multi-course pop-up lunch with highly esteemed chef, Sham Hanifa (The Cottage Restaurant) will take place at the award-winning Everett’s Restaurant on High St. serving the best of Irish wholesome flavours with a Malaysian twist. Seaweed expert Marie Power, aka The Sea Gardener will also explore the world of seaweed delights at Momo, Patrick St.

The final day will host an exclusive five course tasting menu to close out the Festival at Faithlegg, cooked by local chef extraordinaires Jenny Flynn (Faithlegg), Paula Hannigan (Cliff House Hotel), and Pamela Kelly (Farmgate Café).

Children can enjoy themselves at the Junior HQ tent, located on Ballybricken Green. Waterford’s Little Red Kettle are running a free drama workshop for children aged 10+ and kids of all ages are invited to take part in Ireland’s interactive drum show. On Sunday, little bakers can learn the art of chocolate biscuit cake making at Carter Chocolate Café, on Barronstrand St.

Further key events include a feast of cooking demos taking place at the Dawn Meats Demo Tent, on John Roberts Sq., with celebrity chef Edward Hayden, along with another appearance from the GastroGays, as well as local chefs Sam Burfield (The Tannery Restaurant), Jenny Flynn (Faithlegg), Emiliano Cislaghi (Emiliano’s Italian Restaurant), Eric Thezé (La Boheme) and Eoin Aulsberry (Holycross Bar & Restaurant).

Tommie added: “From cooking demos and feasts with some of Ireland’s extraordinary chefs; to butter making, wood carving, and beekeeping workshops; to our eco-friendly food stalls and markets, this year’s Waterford Harvest Festival is the most diverse yet.

“Waterford has a legacy of great cuisine and Waterford Harvest Festival celebrates that by bringing together traditional and new culinary specialities for all the family to enjoy.”

South East Ireland At A Glance Summer 2019While challenges including uncertainty over the impact of Brexit remain, the South East regional economy is performing strongly with positive indicators for further investment and jobs growth. That’s according to a new report published today (Thursday, 18th July). The summer 2019 edition of ‘Economy at a Glance’ from the Ireland South East Development Office (ISEDO) shows the region has grown steadily over the last seven years across all key economic indicators.

With 5,900 new jobs created across Carlow, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford between the first quarters of 2018 and 2019, the report shows an estimated €700m in company investments committed to the region over the last 12 months alone.

These investments include substantial projects from successful global firms such as MSD, Bausch + Lomb and Glanbia while companies launching or expanding in the region include Immedis (Kilkenny), Sabrina Manufacturing (Littleton, Co Tipperary) and Carne Financial (Kilkenny and Wexford). Further new foreign direct investment includes announcements from GrandPad (Gorey, Co Wexford) and Allstate Sales Group Inc (Waterford). Just last week, LMC announced the creation of 200 jobs at the former Procter & Gamble plant in Nenagh, Co Tipperary while the Agora Companies are this week announcing the creation of 135 additional jobs in Waterford.

Other positive developments highlighted in the report include the government’s agreement in principle in June to provide €5m of exchequer funding towards a €12m runway extension at Waterford Airport that is also being backed with private sector investment of €5m and support totalling €2m from the local authorities in Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford.

Local authorities have also successfully combined to secure €10.6m funding for a greenway which will link New Ross to Waterford city centre where it will join the existing Waterford Greenway to Dungarvan, Co Waterford. The Suir Blueway opened between Carrick-on-Suir and Cahir, Co Tipperary in May also strengthens the region’s tourism and leisure offering.

Further regional collaboration is evident from the recent launch of ‘Engineering the South East’, an industry-led cluster addressing skills needs and promoting careers in engineering in the South East. Combined South East funding applications are also being made under the 3rd Regional Enterprise Development Fund, the new Regional Technology Cluster Fund, the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund and the Climate Action Fund.

The ISEDO report highlights the string of major developments currently underway or at an advanced planning stage in the region. These include Trinity Wharf in Wexford; the Abbey Quarter in Kilkenny; the North Quays in Waterford and new advanced technology buildings being developed by IDA Ireland in Carlow and Waterford.

Other positive developments in the South East include the announcement of a €30m Precision Agriculture Centre of Excellence to be developed in Kilkenny by the Telecommunications Software Systems Group (TSSG).

The region’s roads infrastructure also continues to be boosted with further investment as the €400m M11 Enniscorthy bypass is officially opened by An Taoiseach today (18 July) and the €250m N25 New Ross bypass near completion. Funding has been approved for preliminary design on the N24 between Cahir and Limerick Junction and consultants have been appointed for the M11 extension from Oylegate to Rosslare, Co Wexford.

In addition, a new weekly container shipping route between Waterford and Rotterdam is now offering an alternative option for businesses shipping to or from Africa, Asia and North or South America via Rotterdam.

Commenting on today’s report, Alan Quirke, director, ISEDO, said: “This mid-year analysis underlines the good progress being made in the South East. Looking across the five counties of the region, we see very significant public and private sector investments that are not only generating employment now but also positioning the region for growth in the years to come.

“We also see the South East appealing more and more to businesses and individuals looking for an alternative to the increasingly congested and prohibitively expensive greater Dublin area.

“For businesses, they can join the community of growth companies competing globally from the South East while saving at least one-third in costs compared to Dublin. For professionals – particularly those from the South East who have left the region – the region offers dynamic and challenging careers with much lower housing and commuting costs, giving them greater discretionary spending power. Indeed, our analysis shows that professionals returning to the region could have as much as 40% extra disposable income.”

Further information and a copy of the latest ‘Economy at a Glance’ is available here and at https://irelandsoutheast.com

Career Zoo South x South EastThe South East is increasingly becoming one of Ireland’s most sought-after destinations to live and work because of the high-end jobs in tech and life sciences, higher take home pay, and the cheaper cost of living.

This is according to Career Zoo Director Brian Ó hOisín, and data from the Ireland South East Development Office. The region also boasts a €500 million investment in companies in the region in the last six months and 89% of people who have moved to the area are reported to be satisfied or very satisfied with their improved quality of life.

A major tech and life sciences recruiting event and conference showcasing all that the South East has on offer will take place in Waterford to connect employers with world-class talent interested in working and living in the South East. 

Over 25 major tech and biotech firms will take part in the Career Zoo South x South East event at Theatre Royal Waterford on Saturday, 20 July with over 1,500 people attending.

Career Zoo Director Brian Ó hOisín said more free time, as well as flexibility, greater career advancement and affordable housing are key attractions pulling people to the South East.

He said: “There’s a huge tech ecosystem in the South East with national and multinational corporations offering great take home pay and opportunities for career advancement and upskilling. It’s a bit of a hidden gem, so we’re thrilled to showcase the buzzing tech industry in South East.

“With the cost of living significantly cheaper in all areas from house prices to childcare, it’s the perfect time to seek out work in the South East for a better cost of living and work/life balance.”

That message is echoed by a key employer in the region – The Agora Companies – currently offering opportunities across a range of disciplines. 

Ciaran McGrath, CTO of Agora Publishing Ireland, an Agora Company, said: “We are experiencing some major and rapid growth and we are looking to connect with talented people through our involvement with Career Zoo, who can help us to drive our innovation and take advantage of emerging technologies. In return, they get to live in the South East and avail of our many beautiful beaches such as Tramore and Dunmore East, not to mention the Waterford Greenway. Also, given our close proximity to the Dublin motorway, we are very accessible within the South East.”

Saturday’s event, which is run in partnership with Crystal Valley Tech and supported by IDA Ireland and Enterprise Ireland, will be a showcase of the very best sci-tech and professional services opportunities in the South East and surrounding regions and will feature more than 30 speakers. 

Elaine Fennelly, CEO, Crystal Valley Tech, said: “The region has over 120 ICT firms including the multiple Oscar-nominated Cartoon Saloon, and our Institutes of Technology as well as the only venture capital firm outside of Dublin and Cork – Suir Valley Ventures – making it a tech hub that is set to continue growing.”

Global and local tech and biotech employers such as The Agora Companies, Taxback Group, Vhi, Sun Life and Bausch + Lomb will be showcasing the hundreds of open roles they have on offer. Irishjobs.ie is the event’s talent partner. 

The tech, biotech and professional services recruiting event, is taking place in Theatre Royal Waterford on Saturday, 20 July from 11.00am to 4.30pm with an ‘after-party’ for all guests.

Those attending will meet employers face-to-face and find out about re-locating and all the benefits on offer as well as getting an insider's view of some of the world's most innovative organisations – their cultures, careers and technologies. There will be an opportunity to hear from tech leaders and attend panel discussions at the main stage. Areas include MedTech, AI, Back-end, Front-end, Fintech, Data, Cyber, DevOps and VR. 

For those travelling from Dublin, Career Zoo will have a ‘Tech Train’ running from Heuston Station, to Plunkett Station in Waterford on the morning of the event with a special return fare of just €10. There will be some interesting activities on board, as well as tech career advice and information on hand about living in South East. 

See: careerzoo.ie/waterford

Rotary Golf 2019

This years Annual golf classic will help raise much needed funds for Assisi House in Waterford. 

The staff in Assisi house cook up to 100 meals per day for their guests. The cooking facilities are old and in serious need of replacement in order to keep the service going. They asked Waterford Rotary Club to help - so we have nominated them as the sole beneficiary of this years golf classic in the hope to raise €10,000 to purchase a new cooker and fridge freezer for their kitchen.

Friends of Assisi House Day Centre is a charitable organisation set up to provide a social centre for older people in Waterford. Established in 2002 the Centre is thriving and constantly looking at new ways to enhance the lives of older people living in and around the City. Our aim is to improve quality of life and help people to live rich and rewarding lives.We are passionate about healthy and positive ageing and we strive to support older people and their families through out the ageing process. Continual fundraising is vital for our survival. Donations are always welcome! Please contact us at 051-371000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you can help in any way.

Click here for further details: https://www.waterfordrotary.org/golfclassic

Dunmore East Bluegrass Festiva Lands EndThe 25th Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival will feature some exciting home-grown musical talent throughout the free four-day festival, which takes place in Co. Waterford from August 22nd to August 25th.

Pilgrim St is back having made an electric Dunmore East debut in 2018. The seven-piece outfit bring a broad range of Americana, country, folk and bluegrass to their concerts across the country and festival - goers have come to expect a lively and energetic performance from Navan’s finest.

Alfi is a fresh new trio combining Appalachian old-time and traditional Irish music to produce a unique sound. Their music features an unusual blend of harp, five-string banjo, low whistle, uilleann pipes and vocals. Winners of the Molly Award at the Trip to Birmingham Tradfest 2018, band members Fiachra Meek, Alannah Thornburgh and Ryan McAuley have built up a strong following as they play at festivals and venues nationwide.

Lands End members hail from Cork, Galway, Dublin, Munich, Liverpool and Gloucestershire. Whilst their music is strongly embedded in the bluegrass tradition, each member brings a distinctive sound of their own to the musical arrangements of the band. Playing a mix of original material alongside Bluegrass standards and the odd hint of Celtic and Baltic tastes, Lands End proved hugely popular at the Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival when they played in 2012 and 2016.

Dublin’s Raglan Rodeo is a blues and alternative country band playing a mixture of originals and covers, drawing on a wide range of influences ranging from Hank Williams and Carter family classics to Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Americana artists.

The Blue Light Smugglers, an acoustic harmony band, are Luke Coffey, Terence Cosgrave and Niall Hughes playing bluegrass, country and swing. This talented and skilled trio can usually be found playing a residency at the Blue Light Pub, nestled at the foothills of the Dublin Mountains. 

Hailing from Co. Wexford Kiss My Grass brings an energetic and vibrant bluegrass and rockabilly sound to the festival, while Whistle, a 6-piece Dublin based outfit play Americana-style folk, roots, bluegrass, country and rock ’n’ roll and specialise in multi-part vocal harmonies, guitar, banjo, violin, bass, harmonica and mandolin with accordion and more. 

Lurgan’s Mons Wheeler Big Band makes a welcome return to the festival and is guaranteed to get the crowds on their feet with their trademark big rockabilly sound.

Mick Daly, Festival Organiser, is delighted to welcome the return of homegrown talent to the festival this year. “Whistle, Kiss My Grass, Mons Wheeler, Lands End and Pilgrim St are returning to the festival this year after some amazing performances in previous years. We’re delighted they’re coming back and they create a lively energetic vibe that the audiences love.”

The 25th Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival, Co. Waterford kicks off on Thursday, August 22nd at the Strand Inn and heralds the start of four days of free gigs at The Strand Inn, The Spinnaker Bar, Azzurro Restaurant, Power’s Bar and The Ocean Hotel.

Keep up to date with the Discover Dunmore East Facebook page or www.discoverdunmore.com

GAA World Games

Waterford is set to become the 3rd host of the Renault GAA World Games. The magnificent WIT Arena in Carriganore will be the venue for the majority of the action. An opening parade in Waterford City Centre will kick off proceedings in stunning fashion on the evening of July 28th, and following this, four action-packed days of Gaelic Games action across 7 pitches, comprising of 100 teams and 1300 players will ensue.

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Jordan Casey Founder S.C.N.E.

Waterford's entertainment companion. Comprising information about Venues, Bars, Restaurants, Casinos, Events, Transport, Safety, Promotions, Discount, Deals and Loyalty in one app, it is the future of entertainment marketing. By working directly with venues, SCNE hopes to provides the highest quality entertainment experience for our users. But as an advertising platform, SCNE represents a unique opportunity allowing venues to have a place on their customer’s phone.

So join this young entrepreneur Jordan Casey as he shares his and S.C.NE.s story and vision and how it can help you and your venue to grow and retain.

About

Jordan Casey is a 19 year old entrepreneur and self taught programmer from Waterford. Since the age of 9, Jordan has been lucky to establish himself as a spokesperson for youth entrepreneurship, travelling the world sharing his story and his vision for the future of entrepreneurship and education. As well as founding 3 successful technology startups over ten years, he has worked as an advisory for the European Commission's Digital Agenda, has acted as an ambassador for Google, Real Madrid and the EUIPO and currently is the CEO of the Teenage Entrepreneur Movement, a global network of young innovators spanning across 4 continents.

Jordan is currently based in BoxworksCo.Work.Space having been awarded a place on the Bank Of Ireland Scholarship Desk Programmme, developing SCNE, Waterford and Ireland's very first dedicated entertainment app.

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Helping Irish clients to 6x their return on ad spend and increase ROI" Crackerjack Marketing is living by its vision to accelerate sales and drive repeat-customers for Irish SME's.

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Kieran Bolger is a life-long entrepreneur, starting his first lifestyle website at age 14, and later going on to launch an events company and an international electronic music website, Kieran has established a broad range of skills when it comes to business planning, digital marketing and strategy. Having built websites, raised capital, managed events, and designed disruptive business models – as a self-thought digital marketer and entrepreneur, Kieran has helped companies to increase sales and optimize digital marketing campaigns online. Founding Crackerjack Consulting in 2016, Kieran's vision is to help Irish SME's to accelerate their sales online using powerful digital technology and marketing strategies. Kieran is passionate about creating valuable experiences and results for clients and their customers, and loves to help companies to solve problems, create new revenue streams and increase ROI.

So people! Join Kieran Bolger & Jordan Casey on Thursday July 18th 6pm - 7.30pm to learn how you can make digital tech work for your business.

Book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/boxworks-presents-the-future-of-hospitality-marketing-tickets-65024401736

 

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