Central state – North Central Conference http://northcentralconference.org/ Thu, 19 May 2022 00:24:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://northcentralconference.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/north.png Central state – North Central Conference http://northcentralconference.org/ 32 32 BAMSI officials meet with central state officials – Magnetic Media https://northcentralconference.org/bamsi-officials-meet-with-central-state-officials-magnetic-media/ Wed, 18 May 2022 17:04:48 +0000 https://northcentralconference.org/bamsi-officials-meet-with-central-state-officials-magnetic-media/ #TheBahamas, May 18, 2022 – During a Communication to the House of Assembly, by the Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Philip Davis, filing an audit In his report on the operations of the National Food Distribution Task Force and the National Food Distribution Program on May 16, 2022, he said his government […]]]>

#TheBahamas, May 18, 2022 – During a Communication to the House of Assembly, by the Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Philip Davis, filing an audit

In his report on the operations of the National Food Distribution Task Force and the National Food Distribution Program on May 16, 2022, he said his government had “still found it difficult to get real answers” on the operations.

“In the case of the food program, requests for credible documentation of how $53 million was spent have not been met. received a response,” Prime Minister Davis said. “To be clear, documents have been provided, but they are not documents that answer the most important questions asked.”

He continued: “To use an analogy, if someone asks, ‘How much did your car cost? to the questioner.

“In the case of the food program, some documents have been presented, but they do not provide answers to the questions of the Bahamian people.”

Prime Minister Davis said the 138-page audit report “makes surprising reading”.

“In the general conclusions of the audit report, 18 categories of major deficiencies were noted,” he said. “These ranged from a general lack of record keeping and widespread inconsistencies regarding the sums of money handled, to a complete absence of minutes of meetings, agreements and actions.”

“In other words, although tens of millions of Bahamian people’s dollars were spent, even the most basic safeguards were not in place,” he added. “A government that has talked at length about transparency and at every opportunity has failed to perform the most basic oversight of a major government initiative.”

Prime Minister Davis said the audit was stunning in documenting “government failures” in establishing reporting and monitoring protocols, or internal controls. He noted that the Working Group could not provide the auditors with information that should already have been completed and readily available.

“Even where information was provided, only aggregate totals were offered, without any of the supporting documentation that would be essential to corroborate the figures,” he said. “There is no backup provided: no contract, no check, no receipt and no bank statement to back up the information. No proof, in other words.

“It should also be noted that some organizations concerned have always refused to provide any information,” he added.

Prime Minister Davis stressed that, given the sums of money involved, “the deficiencies are breathtaking”.

“Public officials had no control over the spending of funds,” he said. “Spending of millions of dollars remains unexplained and undocumented.

“No audited financial statements were provided, so the information provided by the NGOs cannot be confirmed.”

He added: “The information dashboards presented by the working group did not correspond to the information provided by the NGOs. So, for example, just to emphasize the point, if the

The task force says they gave $100,000 to an NGO, and the NGO says they only got $80,000, what happened to the difference? »

“In fact, many cases have been identified where relevant NGOs have not accounted for the total amount of funds received from the government,” Prime Minister Davis continued. “As I said in the mid-year budget, we discovered $2 million that was in an NGO account. I am happy to say that the money was then recovered for the Bahamian taxpayer. Are there millions more that remain inactive on other accounts? »

Prime Minister Davis noted that there was no consistent system of record keeping at the task force or NGO level; and it just wasn’t believable that from May 2020 to October 2021 they were too busy to keep proper records.

“And some of the records that have been preserved raise even bigger questions. Why were such exorbitant fees paid for certain services? ” he added.

Prime Minister Davis gave the example of a restaurant being paid $6 per box for the delivery of each food parcel. That, he noted, amounted to about $50,000 a month.

“Why did they pay $6 to deliver just one package of corned beef, flour, rice and other basics that they delivered to needy families?” he said. “The delivery cost would have been more than the food itself.

“And to date, despite numerous requests, two NGOs have still not provided any information and together they have received more than 10 million dollars.

“10 million dollars of the Bahamian people’s money just disappeared.”

Prime Minister Davis also called on those who knew the underlying facts to come forward. Those who have not provided answers and evidence still have the opportunity – and the obligation – to do so, he added.

“We are not prejudging the circumstances that we have uncovered,” he said. “We can’t say for sure if we’re dealing with jaw-dropping incompetence…or something considerably worse.

“For now, I encourage the Bahamian people to read the audit report for themselves.”

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CAPTION OF PHOTOS: Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Philip Davis speaks during a speech in the House of Assembly, tabling an audit report into the operations of the National Food Distribution Task Force and the National Food Distribution Programme, May 16, 2022.

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Maha Electricity Bill Arrears – Central/State Ministers, MPs/MPs are equal sinners! https://northcentralconference.org/maha-electricity-bill-arrears-central-state-ministers-mps-mps-are-equal-sinners/ Sat, 07 May 2022 03:39:48 +0000 https://northcentralconference.org/maha-electricity-bill-arrears-central-state-ministers-mps-mps-are-equal-sinners/ By Quaid Najmi Bombay, May 7 (IANS): As Maharashtra reels from a heat wave, coal shortages and resource shortages with over Rs 76,000 crore in unpaid electricity bills, it has emerged that even VVIPs and politicians of all the political horizons have clearly failed in their duty to consume electricity. While some have […]]]>

By Quaid Najmi

Bombay, May 7 (IANS): As Maharashtra reels from a heat wave, coal shortages and resource shortages with over Rs 76,000 crore in unpaid electricity bills, it has emerged that even VVIPs and politicians of all the political horizons have clearly failed in their duty to consume electricity.

While some have racked up invoices worth hundreds of thousands of rupees, others have small amounts – but which also remain unpaid for years or decades, shocking the departments and officials concerned.

Among the powerful who have yet to pay their utility bills are Union and State Ministers, their families, MPs, MPs from various political parties and some organizations linked to them.

The revelations come as Andhra Pradesh electricity distribution companies admit in the Andhra Pradesh High Court this week that they have been unable to pay monthly power station bills since January 2022.

AP discoms have also requested a one-year extension to pay their dues – against the High Court’s order of March 15 to clear the outstanding amount within 6 weeks – because they are unable to to obtain funds/loans from anywhere.

In the case of Maharashtra, a total of 372 VVIP consumers and some organizations, spread across 36 districts, together owe the government an amount of Rs 1.27 crore, for electricity consumption in their residential or commercial premises.

“The question is not about the amount expected from them… It’s also about how they haven’t paid for many years, even though the dues are very low, and the kind of example that these VVIPs give to the popular masses,” said an official, requesting anonymity.

Contacted by IANS, Energy Minister Dr Nitin Raut declined to comment on VVIPs who had not paid their electricity bills, but said he “humbly asked all residents of the State” to pay their contributions to help the electricity companies.

“Unexpectedly, among the 17 worst affected states, Maharashtra managed to eliminate load shedding after power cuts suffered for 14 days in April. We are doing our best in the public interest and I call on people to please pay. their unpaid bills for the greater good,” Dr Raut told IANS.

The dignitaries on the “power list” are Party Leader Bharatiya Janata and Minister of State for Railways Raosaheb Dadarao Danve-Patil with two bills of Rs 25,000 (2009) and Rs 10,000 (2013) unpaid in his house and farms in Jalna, in addition to the bills of other family members.

MSME Union Minister Narayan Rane has an unpaid bill of Rs 2,000 since 1987, long before he became Chief Minister of State for a year!

Another big shot is Nationalist Congress Party Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar with two unpaid commercial bills – Rs 14,000 (2020) and Rs 9,000 (2021).

State Health Minister Rajesh Tope also counts with only Rs 340 unpaid since 2009, along with his wife Manisha Tope’s dues of Rs 19,000 from a business premises, in addition to other relatives who also have to pay.

Former Congress Chief Minister and current Revenue Minister Ashok S. Chavan has an outstanding bill for Rs 1,900 since 1991 and another unpaid bill from 2005 for Rs 2,500.

MoS Agriculture of Congress Vishwajeet P. Kadam has two pending agricultural bills – Rs 18,000 (2012) and Rs 24,000 (2016).

All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen MP from Aurangabad, Syed Imtiaz Jaleel is yet to shell out Rs 2,700 for his residential connection since 2017!

Former Maharashtra Assembly Speaker and BJP leader Haribhau K. Bagade has been sitting on a bill of over Rs 31,000 since 1980 – for the past 42 years!

There is an unpaid bill of Rs 20,000 since 1996 in the name of the late Union Minister Gopinath Munde, in addition to his widow Pradnyatai, who has to settle two bills – Rs 850 (2016) and Rs 2,700 (1994) .

Congressman Rajani S. Satav is to pay Rs 21,000 on a residential bill, due since 1982.

Mumbai South MP Shiv Sena Arvind G. Sawant failed to pay Rs 425 for his residential connection in Sindhudurg, and Yavatmal-Washim MP Bhawana P. Gawali has to pay a residential bill of Rs 22,000 since 1974 and another pending bill of Rs 7,600 since 2021.

Former opposition leader and now BJP leader Radhakrishna E. Vikhe-Patil has been on a farming bill of Rs 11,000 since 2011.

BJP MPs Ranjitsinh H. Naik-Nimbalkar have pending commercial, agricultural and residential bills of Rs 1,600 (2016), Rs 300 (2012) and Rs 210,000 plus Rs 88,400 (2013-2014), respectively and Ranjitsinh V. Mohite-Patil has to pay two agricultural bills – Rs 171,000 (1989) and Rs 14,000 (1997).

Former NCP Home Minister Anil V. Deshmukh has failed to pay two farmland bills – Rs 111,000 and Rs 122,000 – since 1997.

Surprisingly, there are around 10 bills that remain unpaid since the 1960s – the oldest of which is dated March 1961 in the name of Pandurang N. Patil for Rs 196!

Among the lowest dues are a bill of Rs 107 for Ramesh K. Karad (1999) among his many other bills, and the residential bill of Sunil S. Shelke of Rs 106 (2011) at the bottom of the heap.

At the top is the biggest debtor, BJP lawmaker Jaykumar B. Gore, who has a staggering unpaid bill of Rs 7.03 lakh, pending since 2008.

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From central, from ministers of state to deputies, deputies in the list of defaulters of the energy consumption bill https://northcentralconference.org/from-central-from-ministers-of-state-to-deputies-deputies-in-the-list-of-defaulters-of-the-energy-consumption-bill/ Fri, 06 May 2022 13:41:13 +0000 https://northcentralconference.org/from-central-from-ministers-of-state-to-deputies-deputies-in-the-list-of-defaulters-of-the-energy-consumption-bill/ As Maharashtra reels from a heatwave, coal shortages and resource shortages with over Rs 76,000 crore in unpaid electricity bills, it has emerged that even VVIPs and politicians of all the political horizons have clearly failed in their duty to consume electricity. While some have racked up invoices worth hundreds of thousands of rupees, others […]]]>

As Maharashtra reels from a heatwave, coal shortages and resource shortages with over Rs 76,000 crore in unpaid electricity bills, it has emerged that even VVIPs and politicians of all the political horizons have clearly failed in their duty to consume electricity.

While some have racked up invoices worth hundreds of thousands of rupees, others have small amounts – but which also remain unpaid for years or decades, shocking the departments and officials concerned.

Among the powerful who have yet to pay their utility bills are Union and State Ministers, their families, MPs, MPs from various political parties and some organizations linked to them.

The revelations come as Andhra Pradesh electricity distribution companies admit in the Andhra Pradesh High Court this week that they have been unable to pay monthly power station bills since January 2022.

The AP discoms have also asked for a one-year extension to pay their dues – against the March 15 high court order to clear the outstanding amount within 6 weeks – because they are unable to to obtain funds/loans from anywhere.

In the case of Maharashtra, a total of 372 VVIP consumers and some organizations, spread across 36 districts, together owe the government an amount of Rs 1.27 crore, for electricity consumption in their residential or commercial premises.

“The question is not about the amount expected from them… It’s also about how they haven’t paid for many years, even though the dues are very low, and the kind of example that these VVIPs give to the popular masses,” said an official, requesting anonymity.

Contacted by IANS, Energy Minister Dr Nitin Raut declined to comment on VVIPs who had not paid their electricity bills, but said he “humbly asked all residents of the State” to pay their contributions to help the electricity companies.

“Unexpectedly, among the 17 worst affected states, Maharashtra managed to eliminate load shedding after power cuts suffered for 14 days in April. We are doing our best in the public interest and I call on people to please pay. their unpaid bills for the greater good,” Dr Raut told IANS.

The dignitaries listed on the “Power Results List” are Party Leader Bharatiya Janata and Minister of State for Railways Raosaheb Dadarao Danve-Patil with two bills of Rs 25,000 (2009) and Rs 10,000 (2013) unpaid bills in his house and farms in Jalna, in addition to the bills of other family members.

MSME Union Minister Narayan Rane has an unpaid bill of Rs 2,000 since 1987, long before he became Chief Minister of State for a year!

Another big shot is Nationalist Congress Party Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar with two unpaid commercial bills – Rs 14,000 (2020) and Rs 9,000 (2021).

The state’s health minister, Rajesh Tope, also counts with only Rs 340 unpaid since 2009, along with his wife Manisha Tope’s dues of Rs 19,000 from a business premises, in addition to other relatives who also have to pay.

Former Congress Chief Minister and current Revenue Minister Ashok S. Chavan has an outstanding bill of Rs 1,900 since 1991 and another unpaid bill from 2005 for Rs 2,500.

MoS Agriculture of Congress Vishwajeet P. Kadam has two pending agricultural bills – Rs 18,000 (2012) and Rs 24,000 (2016).

All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen MP from Aurangabad, Syed Imtiaz Jaleel is yet to shell out Rs 2,700 for his residential connection since 2017!

Former Maharashtra Assembly Speaker and BJP leader Haribhau K. Bagade has been sitting on a bill of over Rs 31,000 since 1980 – for the past 42 years!

There is an unpaid bill of Rs 20,000 since 1996 in the name of the late Union Minister Gopinath Munde, in addition to his widow Pradnyatai, who has to settle two bills – Rs 850 (2016) and Rs 2,700 (1994) .

Congressman Rajani S. Satav is to pay Rs 21,000 on a residential bill, due since 1982.

Mumbai South MP Shiv Sena Arvind G. Sawant failed to pay Rs 425 for his residential connection in Sindhudurg, and Yavatmal-Washim MP Bhawana P. Gawali has to pay a residential bill of Rs 22,000 since 1974 and another pending bill of Rs 7,600 since 2021.

Former opposition leader and now BJP leader Radhakrishna E. Vikhe-Patil has been on a farming bill of Rs 11,000 since 2011.

BJP MPs Ranjitsinh H. Naik-Nimbalkar have pending commercial, agricultural and residential bills of Rs 1,600 (2016), Rs 300 (2012) and Rs 210,000 plus Rs 88,400 (2013-2014), respectively and Ranjitsinh V. Mohite-Patil has to pay two agricultural bills – Rs 171,000 (1989) and Rs 14,000 (1997).

Former NCP Home Minister Anil V. Deshmukh has failed to pay two farmland bills – Rs 111,000 and Rs 122,000 – since 1997.

Surprisingly, there are around 10 bills that remain unpaid since the 1960s – the oldest of which is dated March 1961 in the name of Pandurang N. Patil for Rs 196!

Among the lowest dues are a bill of Rs 107 for Ramesh K. Karad (1999) among his many other bills, and the residential bill of Sunil S. Shelke of Rs 106 (2011) at the bottom of the heap.

At the top is the biggest debtor, BJP lawmaker Jaykumar B. Gore, who has a staggering unpaid bill of Rs 7.03 lakh, pending since 2008.

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Posted: Friday 06 May 2022, 19:11 IST

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PaydayNow Notes Different Types of Alternatives to Payday Loans in States Where They Are Banned https://northcentralconference.org/paydaynow-notes-different-types-of-alternatives-to-payday-loans-in-states-where-they-are-banned/ Mon, 02 May 2022 16:23:48 +0000 https://northcentralconference.org/?p=1227 To successfully use Native American sovereign reserve status. In many cases, they form relationships with tribe members to give loans outside of state law. But the FTC is now closely monitoring these lenders. However, data shows many Native Americans are creating “tribal rent” (schemes in which a non-indigenous company organizes operations on tribal lands). Check […]]]>

To successfully use Native American sovereign reserve status. In many cases, they form relationships with tribe members to give loans outside of state law. But the FTC is now closely monitoring these lenders.

However, data shows many Native Americans are creating “tribal rent” (schemes in which a non-indigenous company organizes operations on tribal lands). Check out Directloantransfer for more information. Payday lending is now permitted in 27 US states.

The other 14 and DC forbid it. Reasons for federal payday loan regulation include:

  1. loan users have a greater chance of bankruptcy owing to excessive interest rates (up to 1,000%).
  2. unlawful and unethical debt collecting practices
  3. Auto-renewal loans that add to payday lenders’ debt.

According to federal law, the Financial Consumer Protection Bureau (CFPB) has exclusive jurisdiction over all payday lenders, regardless of the loan amount.

The Military Lending Act prohibits payday loans and some tax return loans to active-duty military personnel and their insured dependents.

Which States Allow Payday Loans?

Payday loans are permitted in 37 states and unlawful in 13. Texas, Nevada, and California are the most widespread payday loan states. Four other states have set limitations on payday loan interest rates. Montana, New Hampshire, California, South Dakota. Payday loans allow Americans to acquire cash quickly before payday. They may be pretty valuable in a financial crisis. Payday lenders have been accused of being unjust. Payday loans and related loans are illegal in several states.

Which States Allow Payday Loans?

Payday loans are legal in 37 states, including Alabama, California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Ohio, Tennessee, and Texas.

Vermont, Connecticut, New Jersey, Georgia, Arkansas, Maryland, Arizona, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, and North Carolina, Columbia have banned payday lending states.

In 32 states, high-value payday loans are legal. In 15 states, reasonable limitations on low lending rates or other bans protect borrowers against pricey payday loans. Three additional states offer lower cap rates or longer durations for cheaper loans. Online payday lenders typically follow the state’s licensing rules and rate limitations.

Why Does Payroll Debt Spiral?

We all face financial and personal crises. Payday loans are used to balance finances. Unplanned borrowing produces major economic issues. Payday loans seldom match our actual financial demands. The key is to arrange your money.

Build your credit score to get superior credit services like low-interest credit cards and private bank loans. Paying on time is all about borrowing. A good payment history convinces creditors that you will pay your bills on schedule. Although payday loans are not authorized in North Carolina, there are other possibilities. Some of these solutions are similar to payday loans but significantly more costly.

According to PaydayNow, It is best to prepare ahead of time and just take payday loans when necessary. Payday loans are fast fixes, but they have drawbacks. Consider all alternative possibilities before considering payday debt. Be sure to pay back your debts on time to ensure the long-term.

Payday Loan Alternatives

Use Credit Card Caution

Use your credit card sensibly to prevent high-interest rates and payday loan costs. Credit card purchases must be paid in full within 30 days. Paying the bill in full on the due date might help you prevent interest, late penalties, and significant credit harm.

You may be eligible for a 0% annual interest credit card if you have good credit. This card has an interest-free promotion term of up to 21 months. Paying the required payment before the promotional period ends avoids interest. The outstanding amount will be charged interest until wholly repaid.

Take Part in Financial Aid Programs

You may be eligible for local financial aid programs depending on your income. Some programs help with rent, while others aid with food and other expenditures. Check with your local library or chamber of commerce for details.

Selling Unneeded Items

For some individuals, debts and loans are an unappealing method to get money fast. How to acquire money without loans? You may achieve this by selling your own items. This may be done by posting a sale advertising on specific sites or social media.

The simplest option is to sell unused items. It is better to sell them than to give them away for free. When selling online, you must determine what is in demand. Clothing, for example, has a season-specific appeal. Price determines how long an item may be on sale. So, if money is required immediately, alter the price.

Internet Work

Work with piecework payment is one way of obtaining money quickly. This might be an online job or part-time work at a business or office. Some jobs pay hourly or daily, allowing you to get income fast and without a long-term commitment.

Working on the internet enables you to make money outside of your regular job. This may be:

  • online consultant
  • translating from/to another language
  • articles;
  • audio editing or transcription
  • order photo processing
  • logos, flyers, etc.

All of these alternatives enable you to receive money quickly.

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Andhra Pradesh: Statements by central and state governments sowing confusion over Polavaram project, says CPI(M) Secretary of State https://northcentralconference.org/andhra-pradesh-statements-by-central-and-state-governments-sowing-confusion-over-polavaram-project-says-cpim-secretary-of-state/ Sun, 24 Apr 2022 13:29:00 +0000 https://northcentralconference.org/andhra-pradesh-statements-by-central-and-state-governments-sowing-confusion-over-polavaram-project-says-cpim-secretary-of-state/ “They put a question mark over the future of displaced tribal people” “They put a question mark over the future of displaced tribal people” Statements by central and state governments on the Polavaram project are creating doubts in people’s minds on the outcome of the project and putting a question mark over the future of […]]]>

“They put a question mark over the future of displaced tribal people”

“They put a question mark over the future of displaced tribal people”

Statements by central and state governments on the Polavaram project are creating doubts in people’s minds on the outcome of the project and putting a question mark over the future of the displaced tribal people, the secretary of state says of CPI(M), V. Srinivasa Rao said.

Referring to recent statements by Irrigation Minister Ambati Rambabu, at a press conference here on Sunday, Mr. Srinivasa Rao said that Mr. Rambabu’s statements on design flaws, diaphragm wall damage and the need for its reconstruction and that no deadline could be set for the completion of the project, raised several suspicions about the completion of the project. The CPI(M) Secretary of State said that if flooding occurs due to heavy rains in August and the water does not reach the bottom, the flood waters may enter the villages, causing the danger of their submergence.

two phase

He recalled statements by Union Water Resources Minister Gajendra Singh Shekawat that the Polavaram project would be split into two phases and the contour and IDP rehabilitation works would be completed in the first phase. He said the threat of submergence would double if flooding occurred. He alleged that central and state governments were playing with the lives of tribal people.

Mr. Srinivasa Rao demanded that Mr. Shekawat respond to Mr. Rambabu’s statements that the diaphragm wall was damaged in 2020 itself and that the YSR Congress Party government has since represented the Center to send a committee of experts to assess the damage. . The Center was obliged to inform the population of the excessive delay in sending the committee of experts.

Criticizing the Center for its ‘irresponsibility’ on the matter, he alleged that the Center was hampering the development of Andhra Pradesh by not releasing funds and limiting itself to statements in the media, which was evident in how he handled the Polavaram project. He also blamed the state government for not informing the people about the issue and demanded transparency on the matter.

“Abolish the CPS”

The CPI(M) leader also called on the state government to honor its promise to abolish the contributory pension scheme (CPS). He should listen to teachers’ demands instead of trying to quell their unrest with arrests, he said.

District Party Secretary K. Lokanadham was present.

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Central State University alum Omarosa Manigault Newman receives $1.3 million in legal fees in Trump’s NDA lawsuit https://northcentralconference.org/central-state-university-alum-omarosa-manigault-newman-receives-1-3-million-in-legal-fees-in-trumps-nda-lawsuit/ Thu, 21 Apr 2022 16:30:05 +0000 https://northcentralconference.org/central-state-university-alum-omarosa-manigault-newman-receives-1-3-million-in-legal-fees-in-trumps-nda-lawsuit/ Omarosa Manigault Newman will have her legal costs covered after a judge dismissed Donald Trump’s lawsuit against her. Get Cheryl Teh’s full story at Business Intern below. Omarosa Manigault Newman, a former Donald Trump aide turned Trump critic, has been awarded more than $1.3 million for legal fees and expenses stemming from a lawsuit filed […]]]>

Omarosa Manigault Newman will have her legal costs covered after a judge dismissed Donald Trump’s lawsuit against her. Get Cheryl Teh’s full story at Business Intern below.

Omarosa Manigault Newman, a former Donald Trump aide turned Trump critic, has been awarded more than $1.3 million for legal fees and expenses stemming from a lawsuit filed against her in 2018 by former President Trump.

The American Arbitration Association has made the judgementtuesday.

The Trump campaign sued Manigault Newman in 2018, alleging his 368-page expose — “Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House” — amounted to the ex-aide breaking his nondisclosure agreement.

“Unhinged” came out after Manigault Newman – who first met Trump as a contestant on his reality show “The Apprentice” – was fired in December 2017 after his one-year stint in the Trump administration.

It contained many embarrassing anecdotes about Trump, including a story about how Manigault Newman once encountered the former president eating a piece of paper in the Oval Office. In his memoirs, Manigault Newman also accused Trump of repeatedly saying the ‘N-word’claiming there was a tape from the making of his reality show “The Apprentice” that could prove it.

Manigault Newman said in 2018 that she had a “hoardhouse” of unflattering videos, emails and texts about Trump and threatened to release them if he and his team continued to dispute claimsshe wrote in her book.

In September 2021trump lost the three-year legal battle to try to enforce this non-disclosure agreement with Manigault Newman.

Tuesday’s ruling orders the Trump campaign to pay Manigault Newman a total of $1,293,568.75 for attorney’s fees and $17,304.73 for additional expenses, for a total of $1,310,873.48 . According to the filing, Manigault Newman originally asked to be paid more than $3.4 million. The final price was based on the judge’s calculations of his lawyer’s billable hours.

“Freshman law student against the entire #45 legal team. (David versus Goliath)… …Now forgive me as I resume my studies for my final exam in Contract Law”, Manigault Newman tweeted Wednesday evening in response to the allocation of the sum.

In a statement to CNBC, Manigault Newman’s attorney, John Phillips, said the large sum of attorneys’ fees would hopefully “send a message that armed litigation will not be tolerated.” Phillips added that he hopes the decision “allows other lawyers to stand up and fight for the whistleblower and vocal critic against the oppressive machine.”

“We look forward to receiving a check and will be donating a portion of the proceeds to groups that oppose speech suppression,” Phillips told the outlet.

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UIL 2022 Central Girls & Boys Football State Championship: State Tournament Recaps, Results https://northcentralconference.org/uil-2022-central-girls-boys-football-state-championship-state-tournament-recaps-results/ Sat, 16 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://northcentralconference.org/uil-2022-central-girls-boys-football-state-championship-state-tournament-recaps-results/ Below are the state soccer semi-final game previews for the girls and boys teams. A full state tournament game schedule can be found here for boys and here for girls. GIRLS CLASS 6A STATE FINALS: Southlake Carroll 4, Rockwall 0 Southlake Carroll’s Parker Wilkerson (left), Madison Khan (center), and Stephanie Smith (13) pose for a […]]]>

Below are the state soccer semi-final game previews for the girls and boys teams. A full state tournament game schedule can be found here for boys and here for girls.

GIRLS

CLASS 6A STATE FINALS: Southlake Carroll 4, Rockwall 0

Southlake Carroll’s Parker Wilkerson (left), Madison Khan (center), and Stephanie Smith (13) pose for a photo with their Class 6A Women’s Soccer State Championship medals at Birkelbach Field in Georgetown, Texas, on Saturday 16th April 2022. Southlake Carroll defeated Rockwall 4-0 to win the 6A title.(Elias Valverde II / Personal photographer)

Southlake Carroll

Record: 21-1-4

Road to the playoffs: D. Chisholm Trail 7-0, m. Wolfforth France 3-1, m. Odessa Permian 6-0, d. Allen 1-0, m. Flower Mound Marcus 2-0, beaten by Austin Westlake 3-0

Previous appearances at the state: 5 (2019, 2013, 2008, 2002, 2001)

State titles: 2 (2019, 2008)

CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY: Southlake Carroll passes Rockwall to win 6A Women’s Soccer State Championship

CHAMPIONSHIP PICTURES: Photos: See the Southlake Carroll girls’ shutout competition and cruise to a 6A football state title

CLASS 5A GIRLS STATE FINALS: Frisco Wakeland 3, Grapevine 2 (OT)

Frisco Wakeland striker Cori Cochran (1) celebrates with teammates after being announced...
Frisco Wakeland forward Cori Cochran (1) celebrates with teammates after being announced as the game’s MVP after the Class 5A Women’s Soccer State Championship game at Birkelbach Field in Georgetown, Texas on Saturday, April 16 2022. Frisco Wakeland defeated Grapevine 3-2 to claim the state title.(Elias Valverde II / Personal photographer)

Frisco Wakeland

Record: 23-1-4

Road to the playoffs: D. East Wylie 1-0, m. Carrollton Creekview 1-0, m. WT White 2-0, m. Midlothian 1-0, d. Highland Park 3-1, m. Magnolia 3-0, m. Vine 3-2

Previous appearances at the state: 3 (2021, 2018, 2011)

State titles: 3 (2022, 2018, 2011)

CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY: Cori Cochran powers Frisco Wakeland’s comeback in 5A Women’s Soccer State Championship win over Grapevine

CHAMPIONSHIP PICTURES: Photos: Call it a comeback! Frisco Wakeland Girls Rally 0-2 to Win 5A Football State Title

CLASS 4A FINAL: Celina 5, Midlothian Heritage 4 (SO)

Celina midfielder Lexi Tuite (7) bites her state championship medal as Celina's defender...
Celina midfielder Lexi Tuite (7) bites her state championship medal as Celina defender Makenna Brantley (4) holds the trophy after winning the Class 4A women’s soccer state championship at Birkelbach Field in Georgetown, Texas on Thursday, April 14, 2022. Celina defeated Midlothian Legacy in a 5-4 shootout to claim their first state title.(Elias Valverde II / Personal photographer)

Celina

Record: 29-1-1

Road to the playoffs: D. Athens 7-1, d. Wilmer-Hutchins 14-0, m. Caddo Mills 9-0, m. Henderson 3-0, m. Melissa 4-0, m. Borne 3-0, m. Midlothian Heritage (SO) 5-4

Previous appearances at the state: 1 (2021)

State titles: 2022

CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY: Celina defeats Midlothian Heritage in a shootout to win the first state title in program history

CHAMPIONSHIP PICTURES: Celina is stressed! See photos from Celina’s shootout victory in the 4A state title match

BOYS

Class 6A State Finals: Lake Travis 1, Plano 0 (won in shootout 4-3)

Plano goalkeeper Henry Huffstetler (1) makes a leaping save during the second half of...
Plano goaltender Henry Huffstetler (1) makes a leap save during the second half of the Class 6A Men’s Soccer State Championship at Birkelbach Field in Georgetown, Texas on Saturday April 16, 2022. Austin Lake Travis defeated Plano in a shootout to win the State Title.(Elias Valverde II / Personal photographer)

Plan

Record: 19-4-3

Road to the playoffs: D. Denton Guyer 2-1 (SW), m. Lake Highlands 2-0, d. Allen 1-0 (SW), d. El Paso Eastlake 3-1, m. Keller 2-1 (OT).

Previous appearances at the state: 8 (1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2009)

State titles: 6 (1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 2000, 2009)

Notable: Goaltender Henry Huffstetler stopped five shots on goal in the playoffs. Christian Cifuentes scored the overtime winner against Keller after netting twice against Eastlake. Nolan Giles scored 12 regular season goals for Plano. Plano has regrouped after going 2-2-2 in its last six regular season games. Plano holds the UIL state record for most boys’ state football titles.

CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY: Plano Boys Lose Goalie Duel, Football State Final 6A to Lake Travis

CHAMPIONSHIP PICTURES: Photos: Plano Boys battle to tie in 6A State Finals, but lose shootout

Class 5A State Finals: Frisco Wakeland 3, Dripping Springs 0

Frisco Wakeland striker William Heidman (11) runs to accept the MVP award after winning the...
Frisco Wakeland, forward William Heidman (11), runs to accept the MVP award after winning the Class 5A Boys Soccer State Championship at Birkelbach Field in Georgetown, Texas on Saturday, April 16, 2022. Frisco Wakeland defeated Dripping Springs 3-0.(Elias Valverde II / Personal photographer)

Frisco Wakeland

Record: 22-4-1

Road to the playoffs: D. East Wylie 4-0, m. Hillcrest 4-0, m. WT White 7-2, m. Mount Pleasant 3-0, d. Frisco Lone Star 2-1 (SW), m. FW Trimble Tech 3-1, m. Dripping Springs 3-0

Previous appearances at the state: 7 (2010, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021)

State titles: 5 (2010, 2017, 2018, 2021, 2022)

CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY: Back to back! Frisco Wakeland Boys defeat Dripping Springs to repeat as 5A Football State Champions

CHAMPIONSHIP PICTURES: Pictures: Another one! Frisco Wakeland Boys Win Second Consecutive 5A Football State Title

SEMI-FINAL STORY: Frisco Wakeland advances to 6th straight final with win over Fort Worth Trimble Tech

SEMI-FINAL PHOTOS: Wakeland Dynasty: Check Out Photos From Frisco Wakeland’s Semi-Final Victory Over FW Trimble Tech

Class 4A State Final: Boerne 2, Celina 1 (OT)

Celina's goaltender Nathan Yost (35) holds the state runner-up trophy while posing for photos...
Celina goaltender Nathan Yost (35) holds the state runner-up trophy while posing for photos after the Class 4A Boys Soccer State Championship game at Birkelbach Field in Georgetown, Texas, on Friday, April 15, 2022. Boerne defeated Celina 2–1 in overtime.(Elias Valverde II / Personal photographer)

Celina

Record: 22-4-1

Road to the playoffs: D. A + Academy 3-2, d. North Dallas 4-3 (OT), m. Oak Cliff Faith Family 2-0, d. Kilgore 2-1, m. Nevada Community 2-0 (OT), d. Stephenville 5-2, lost to Boerne 2-1 (OT)

Previous appearances at the state: 1 (2021)

State titles: Nothing

CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY: Celina pushes Boerne into extra time, ultimately fails in Class 4A state final

CHAMPIONSHIP GALLERY: See Celina take on Boerne in the Class 4A Men’s Soccer State Championship

Other Notable Reads

— For former Plano football coach Tex McCullough, state title race is ‘ultimate dream’

– See semi-final matchups for the nine Dallas-area football teams that will play in the state

– 5 stories to know about the Dallas area football teams heading to the 2022 UIL State Tournament

— Two Frisco football teams heading to state tournament this week

— Frisco Wakeland and Celina send boys’ and girls’ soccer teams to the state for second straight season

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SC orders central and national pollution control commissions to carry out surprise inspections of brick kiln industries in the NCR https://northcentralconference.org/sc-orders-central-and-national-pollution-control-commissions-to-carry-out-surprise-inspections-of-brick-kiln-industries-in-the-ncr/ Fri, 15 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://northcentralconference.org/sc-orders-central-and-national-pollution-control-commissions-to-carry-out-surprise-inspections-of-brick-kiln-industries-in-the-ncr/ The Supreme Court of India has issued guidelines for the operation of brick kiln industries in the National Capital Region. The Supreme Court has ordered officers from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and State Pollution Control Boards (SPCB) to carry out surprise inspections without notice or warning to those who run the units from […]]]>

The Supreme Court of India has issued guidelines for the operation of brick kiln industries in the National Capital Region. The Supreme Court has ordered officers from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and State Pollution Control Boards (SPCB) to carry out surprise inspections without notice or warning to those who run the units from time to time to ensure that the production is underway as part of the notification for the operation of brick kiln industries in the National Capital Region (NCR).

“Officers of the Central Pollution Control Board and the State Pollution Control Boards shall carry out surprise inspections without prior notice or warning to persons running the units from time to time to ensure that production is carried out in accordance with the aforementioned notification,” the higher court said. A panel of Judges KM Joseph and Hrishikesh Roy issued various directives on the operation of brick kiln industries in the National Capital Region.

The Court imposed various conditions in the operation of the brick kiln industry saying that the units which have the consent to operate and also declared the production capacity out of a total of 2,164 units, are allowed to operate subject to conditions. He also clarified that units that have not obtained permission to operate and units that have not declared their production capacity will not be allowed to operate. “Production will only be permitted subject to the units complying with the notification of 22.02.2022,” the court said.

The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change issued the notification on February 22 regarding the operation of brick kiln industries. The instruction of the Court undoubtedly came by taking into account the interest of the environment and by taking into account at the same time the interests of the people who exploit the industry of the brick kilns and the employees who would work there.

Production will further be subject to the condition that it be limited to production capacity in accordance with the consent granted by the respective national pollution control commissions, the court said. The people running the units must report at the end of each cycle, the actual total production that has been achieved in their units (arising from each cycle) to the respective national pollution control commissions, the high court said.

He added that the national pollution control commissions will promptly inform the central pollution control commission of the said figures and the date of the next hearing. The Central Pollution Control Board will produce a table showing the production so that the Court can analyze whether there is a violation of the Court order. “The Central Pollution Control Board and the State Pollution Control Board will monitor the impact of pollution generated by units being licensed to operate and actually achieving production in a measurable form,” the court said and entered the case. for a new hearing on May 6, 2022. (ANI)

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USDA Assistant Secretary Brown visits Central State University, discusses new AG training and technology opportunities https://northcentralconference.org/usda-assistant-secretary-brown-visits-central-state-university-discusses-new-ag-training-and-technology-opportunities/ Thu, 14 Apr 2022 20:40:11 +0000 https://northcentralconference.org/usda-assistant-secretary-brown-visits-central-state-university-discusses-new-ag-training-and-technology-opportunities/ Brown and USDA Dep. Secretary Jewel Bronaugh met with staff, students and farmers WILBERFORCE, Ohio – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Assistant Secretary Jewel Bronaugh visited Central State University, a historically black university in the Land-Grant University System. HBCUs like Central State are nurturing the next generation of […]]]>

Brown and USDA Dep. Secretary Jewel Bronaugh met with staff, students and farmers

WILBERFORCE, Ohio – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Assistant Secretary Jewel Bronaugh visited Central State University, a historically black university in the Land-Grant University System. HBCUs like Central State are nurturing the next generation of agricultural leaders, leading advances in science and technology in the field, and promoting the growth of urban agriculture in Ohio communities. After the tour, Brown and Deputy Sec. Bronaugh hosted a roundtable with central state students and faculty as well as local farmers, to review priorities ahead as the Senate prepares for the next Farm Bill.

“As we look to the next Farm Bill, I will work with my colleagues on ways to support the important research being done at Central State and other 1890 Land Grant Institutions across the country. Hearing from you today is the first step in this process,” Brown told the roundtable. “One of my most important jobs is to listen – we’ve held hundreds of these roundtables across the state – and that’s why we’re here today to listen and learn how we can work together. .”

“1890 land-grant institutions such as Central State University are both integral to the communities they serve and are at the forefront of exciting, cutting-edge advances in agricultural science and technology,” said Agriculture Undersecretary Jewel Bronaugh. “I was pleased to have the opportunity to visit CSU this afternoon with Senator Brown, who championed CSU’s land grant status in the 2014 Farm Bill, to meet with students and faculty. and highlight the investments the USDA is making to strengthen the meaningful and transformative work these institutions do every day – from developing the next generation of diverse leaders in agriculture to conducting research to address agricultural challenges. Working tirelessly to help our communities build back better and advance equity in agriculture, equipping 1890 institutions with the resources they need will continue to be a top priority for the Department.

Brown and under-dry. Bronaugh met with students and faculty, toured the facility, and highlighted federal efforts to invest in 1890 land-grant institutions, support farmers and agriculture, support research infrastructure at institutions like Central State and develop career paths for diverse future agriculture leaders.

“We appreciate Senator Brown’s continued support of historically black colleges and universities and especially Central State University as an 1890 Land-Grant institution. Central State University is committed to providing its students with a world-class education with an emphasis on careers that span the fields of agriculture, science, and engineering. We are committed to the 1890 Land Grant Mission and look forward to strengthening our partnerships with the United States Department of Agriculture and the State of Ohio. Our goal is to be Ohio’s first land-grant university in 1890,” said Central State Chairman Dr. Jack Thomas.

“In the state of Ohio, agriculture is one of the heartbeats of the state’s economy. Agriculture is not just a business, an industry and a means of commerce, it is a way of life. At Central State University, we are doing our part to contribute to and preserve this way of life,” said F. Erik Brooks, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Central State.

“Here at the College of Engineering Science Technology and Agriculture at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, we are committed to carrying out the tripartite land-grant mission of our institution 1890 Land Grant. We know that Senator Brown is committed to helping us serve our underserved minority students, women small business owners and leaders, landowners, farmers, ranchers and state veterans of Ohio”, said Dr. Michelle Corley, dean of the College of Engineering, Science, Technology and Agriculture and director of the 1890 land-grant programs at Central State.

“I greatly appreciate Senator Brown’s dedicated work with the USDA in supporting Ohio’s agricultural industry, especially family farmers. His passionate interest and deep understanding of environmental concerns, including soil health and water supply security, are invaluable to the citizens of our country. Both the USDA and Senator Brown have a deep commitment to supporting minority farmers, the local food movement, and urban farming initiatives. This visit to Central State University is a demonstration of their strong support for sustainable agriculture and the vital role of black educational institutions in providing healthy food and solving pressing environmental issues,” said William Miller, vice president of the Ohio Farmers Union, vice chairman of the USDA’s Minority Ranchers and Farmers Advisory Committee and local organic farmer.

“I appreciate Senator Brown’s dedicated work with the USDA to support Ohioans and Black farmers through the programs developed and investments secured at Central State. The CSU Extension is fully committed to restoring the agricultural wisdom that can build personal family resilience and reduce food insecurity in our beloved community,” said Omopé “Mama O” Carter Daboiku, farm manager at Edgemont Solar Garden in Dayton.

In December, Brown announced that the 2022 fiscal year passed by the Senate National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference report includes a version of their bipartisan Building equitable access to contribute to our national security (BEACON) Law, legislation to expand Department of Defense (DoD) research funding opportunities for historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and minority institutions (MIs). This includes Central State University and Wilberforce University in Ohio, and Hampton University, Norfolk State University, Virginia State University, Virginia Union University, and Virginia University of Lynchburg in Virginia. The Department funds basic research at institutions of higher education, and Brown’s legislation would ensure HBCU students get the resources and research opportunities to succeed in STEM and other related careers. Brown filed an amended version of the BEACON Act as an amendment during Senate consideration of the NDAA.

Brown has been work to secure critical investments for 1890 Land-Grant institutions like Central State University at Wilberforce, securing An additional $3 million for research under a spending program passed by the Senate in 2019. The funds are earmarked for research at Centers of Excellence, which Brown won as part of the 2018 Farm Bill which was enacted in December 2018. Designated lead universities in each Center of Excellence are required to develop public-private partnerships, ensure that their research activities provide increased access and economic returns to farmers and to rural communities, and contribute to reducing poverty, health disparities and the economic vulnerability of local communities.

For more than 100 years, Central State University was denied 1890 Land-Grant status, meaning it was ineligible for funding from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for its scientific research. innovative. Brown got a retainer in the 2018 Farm Bill that correct the omission and increased the amount of formula funding the central state can receive from the USDA, without compromising funding for any other 1890 Land-Grant institution.

Last year, the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded $1,005,263 in scholarships to Central State University. The award is part of a $19 million grant for 1890 land-grant institutions. This annual funding was made available by Brown’s bipartisan struggle to secure $80 million in the 2018 Farm Bill for new agriculture-focused scholarships for Land-Grant HBCUs, including Central State University at Wilberforce. In total, between fiscal year 2020 and fiscal year 2021, the central state received $1,757,895.16 in scholarships from NIFA grants.

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Bombay HC calls on central and state government to resolve past disputes https://northcentralconference.org/bombay-hc-calls-on-central-and-state-government-to-resolve-past-disputes/ Thu, 07 Apr 2022 18:33:00 +0000 https://northcentralconference.org/bombay-hc-calls-on-central-and-state-government-to-resolve-past-disputes/ The Bombay High Court has asked the central and Maharashtra governments to “forget past conflicts of opinion” and decide quickly on the 102-acre land in Kanjurmarg to build a metro carshed, keeping in mind the “ increasing cost’ and the additional burden on ‘public money’. A divisional bench consisting of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and […]]]>

The Bombay High Court has asked the central and Maharashtra governments to “forget past conflicts of opinion” and decide quickly on the 102-acre land in Kanjurmarg to build a metro carshed, keeping in mind the “ increasing cost’ and the additional burden on ‘public money’.

A divisional bench consisting of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice Girish Kulkarni has asked the two governments to resolve their disputes outside of court and focus on service to the public.

“Please forget past conflicts of opinion and try to make a fresh start. Every day the costs of the project are increasing. After all, it is the people’s money,” said CJ Datta.

Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Anil Singh, representing the central government, informed the court that on March 17, the Under Secretary of the Union Urban Development Department wrote a letter to the Secretary of Maharashtra to reconsider the decision of move the project to Kanjurmarg, citing reports prepared by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

Citing the DMRC report, Singh said construction of a carport at Kanjurmarg would not be feasible as there were several technical or operational issues including legal disputes that may arise.

The HC has asked the state government to clarify its position on the Centre’s letter to reconsider moving the carshed from the metro to Kanjurmarg.

On October 11, 2020, the state government had abandoned construction of a carshed at Aarey Milk Colony, part of which had been declared forest, and said the project would instead take place on land at Kanjurmarg.

On December 16, 2020, the HC had granted an interim stay on the order of the Mumbai Suburban District Collector who transferred 102 acres of land to the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) to build the metro carshed.

On Thursday, the HC was hearing an interim application filed by MMRDA to vacate or vary the December 2020 stay order.

Seeking permission to proceed with work on the project, MMRDA’s application stated that since it was an “emergency public project” and work had already begun, it was ready to undertake to provide all benefits and compensation to which the landlord and/or lessee would be entitled upon acquisition of the land under the Regional and Urban Planning Act of Maharashtra.

MMRDA’s lawyer said the technical issues could be resolved. If there was an expert opinion on Kanjurmarg land, then the authority would consider the same. However, he requested that the stay be canceled as work on the project needed to be completed.

The Chief Justice said: ‘We know what is going on. We are all here to serve the public. Why take personal disputes to court? Sort out those outside the field. These issues can be resolved… All we can say is end this stalemate now. Try to forget past opinions and start with a new path and the beginning.

Singh said there were no personal differences involved in the case and they were doing it for the public’s well-being. “We are doing this in the broader public interest, for the citizens of Mumbai in the long run… We are consulting experts in the field, who have also recommended transferring the project to Aarey Colony,” Singh said.

Darius Khambata, the state government lawyer, said large sections of the metro lines have been completed. “Unlike Aarey, four lines will come here. Whoever is entitled to the plot, I will pay the compensation,” Khambata said.

The HC has prevented the Maharashtra government from carrying out operations on the alleged salt flat lands until further notice. It remains to be decided whether the State or the Center owns the land.

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Posted: Friday 08 April 2022, 00:03 IST

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