Isaiah Firebrace wins The X Factor australia



Congrats to X-factor Australia winner Isaiah Firebrace! Amazing voice, great energy!

Winning the X Factor is a dream come true. After appearing on the show last year and forgetting my lyrics I was too scared to even audition again. Luckily I had really supportive people around me who encouraged me to forget about the year before and just have another go and I am so glad I did. I have had so much incredible support from the public all around Australia and it has made me feel so overwhelmed when people have told me that they have driven from Adelaide and other long distances to see me at the live shows. The people in my home towns of Moama and Echuca have been incredible – thank you so so much to all of the fans who have supported me. I would like to say a huge thank to my mentor Adam who has been the nicest and most caring person during this whole thing. I’ve learned so much from him and I am very very grateful. To all of the producers and crew at X Factor – this ride with you has been incredible. You have all made me feel like part of a big family and I cannot thank you enough. I’m so excited to be working with Sony Music. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would end up here so to know that I am going to be with Sony is very overwhelming – thank you. To all of my family and friends thank you for all of the great messages of support. Thank you to David Jaanz who has helped me so much and lastly thank you to Christine and Ben at Yoyo Music who have been with me every step of the way. Much love Australia I can’t wait to show you my music….

Listen to my debut single ‘It’s Gotta Be You’ here:




Supermoon 14/11/2016 Photo: Isabella Bianchini

Supermoon 14/10/2016

supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon or a New moon with the closest approach the Moonmakes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth.[3] The technical name is the perigee-syzygy of the Earth-Moon-Sun system. The term “supermoon” is not astronomical, but originated in modern astrology.[4] The association of the Moon with both oceanic and crustal tides has led to claims that the supermoon phenomenon may be associated with increased risk of events such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, but the evidence of such a link is widely held to be unconvincing.[5]

The opposite phenomenon, an apogee-syzygy, has been called a micromoon,[6] though this term is not as widespread as supermoon.

Occasionally, a supermoon coincides with a total lunar eclipse. The most recent occurrence of this was in September 2015, while the next time will be in October 2033.[7]


The name SuperMoon was coined by astrologer Richard Nolle in 1979, arbitrarily defined as:

…a new or full moon which occurs with the Moon at or near (within 90% of) its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit (perigee). In short, Earth, Moon and Sun are all in a line, with Moon in its nearest approach to Earth.[14]

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Nathan Mundraby





Nathan Mundraby is a descendant of Jabulum Mandingalbay Clan – Yidinji Rainforest People and Lama Lama Tribe – Thaypan Country (Weipa South). He is also recognised and allowed to claim ownership to the Djirrbal Tribe – Ravenshoe/Upper Tully. Nathan is a 7th generation descendant of a proud Mandingalbay woman and Tablelands Yidinji/Djirrbal man. Nathan has the Djirrbal Indigenous given name of Midin (possum) given by his father’s mother – Dowiti Yarrakali. His Yidinji tribal name is Yabulam (black cane). He was named after a great tribal elder of generations past. Nathan was taught by his grandparents, parents and Aboriginal Elders of the ways of his ‘people’ through stories, dancing and art.

What the artist says about himself

My name is Nathan Mundraby. I am an artist and a didgeridoo player. I have performed with Hugh Jackman and have been travelling the world for my art. 

If I can do it, so can you. Don’t give up just because you have a knock back. Look for positive people and trust in yourself. 

Nathan Mundraby

You can visit Nathan Mundraby’s facebook page, however I would recommend to take the opportunity to see his artworks in person, to understand why his paintings are so unique.


Nomad two worlds foundation





Nathan Mundraby, Clifton Bieundurry, Donna Karan, Hugh Jackman, and Russell James

Nathan Mundraby, Clifton Bieundurry, Donna Karan, Hugh Jackman, and Russell James

“Please come sit. There’s plenty of room around this campfire.” — Hugh Jackman

The Nomad Two Worlds Foundation has supported a number of initiatives and individual artists since its founding. Examples of the our funded programs and the artists we support include:

Kiyus’ismon hilKuhku at the Chumash Indian Museum

The Nomad Two Worlds Foundation provided funds to the Chumash Indian Museum in Thousand Oaks, California, for sponsorship of the Kiyus’ismon hilKuhku (“We Gather the People”) event.  Kiyus’ismon hilKuhku was an opportunity for Chumash representatives to promote and market their art and craft at the Sixth Annual Tribal Gathering. The event was designed to expand the public’s exposure not only to Chumash culture, but to other Californian and North American tribes and to their traditions and art forms. It also facilitated intra- and inter-tribal communication and artistic collaboration. The Tribal Gathering, which hosts an arts market, is the most important arts-based Native American cultural sharing event of the calendar year. It is an interactive endeavor between native communities, artists, and the public, incorporating storytelling, dance, and music through instructional sessions.

Jamie Okuma

The Nomad Two Worlds Foundation supported Shoshone Native American artist and fashion designer Jamie Okuma in her participation in Fashion Heat – a Native American Designer Fashion Show, produced by the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MOCNA) in Santa Fe. Fashion Heat celebrated and brought attention to a number of Native American artists who are integrating traditional art into fashion items.

Corey Webster aka Yung Nooky

The Nomad Two Worlds Foundation supported vocal artist Corey Webster through his participation in the American Repertory Theater internship program. During the program, Corey worked with sound designer Jonathan Dean during rehearsals and performances of Finding Neverland. In addition, Corey recorded a hip-hop track with celebrated rapper Taboo from the Black Eyed Peas, who himself claims Mexican-American and Shoshone heritage. Upon his return to Australia, Corey has mentored youth in music and is pursuing a career as a rapper and recording artist.


Tom Hanks crashes newlyweds’ photoshoot in Central Park


Tom Hanks Crashes Newlyweds’ Photo Shoot in Central Park

Tha star crashed a wedding photoshoot in Central park last sunday. He then posted a selfie with the couple on instagram writing, Elisabeth and Ryan! congrats and blessings, Hanx

Click here to see the photo on instagram

Meg Miller wedding photographer posted some photos of the couple with the actor. You can see them here


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Dvd: The Huntsman Winter’s war

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David Koepp

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 The huntman Winter’s war is a 2016 American dark fantasy action adventure film based on characters from the German fairy tale “Snow White” compiled by the Brothers Grimm, as well as “The Snow Queen” by Hans Christian Andersen. Both a prequel andsequel to Snow White and the Huntsman, the film takes place before and after the events of the first film. The film is written by Craig Mazin and Evan Spiliotopoulos and is the directorial debut of Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, who acted as visual effects supervisor on the first film.

Reprising their roles from the first film, the cast includes Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Nick Frost and Sam Claflin. The film also introduces new characters includingEmily Blunt, Rob Brydon and Jessica Chastain. The film premiered in Hamburg on March 29, 2016 and was released in the United States on April 22, 2016. It received generally negative reviews from critics and was a box office disappointment, grossing just $164 million worldwide against a $115 million budget.

Long before her death, the evil sorceress, Queen Ravenna, (Charlize Theron) learns that her younger sister Freya (Emily Blunt) is not only engaged in an illicit affair with a noblemen Andrew (Colin Morgan), but is also carrying his child. Sometime after Freya gives birth to a baby girl, Freya discovers that Andrew has murdered their child and, and in a grief-fueled rage, Freya kills him with her long-dormant ice powers.

Freya abandons the kingdom and build herself a new kingdom in the north. She orders children to be abducted so as to train them to be fearsome huntsmen to conquer for her, and to harden their hearts so to spare them the pain of losing someone they love. Despite the training, two of her best huntsmen Eric (Chris Hemsworth) and Sara (Jessica Chastain), grow up only to fall in love with each other, secretly marry and plan to escape together. However Freya discovers their secrets. She confronts them and creates a massive ice wall to separate them before forcing Eric to watch Sara be killed by her fellow huntsmen. Eric then was cast out and left to die, only to somehow survive.

Seven years later, and after Ravenna’s death, Queen Snow White falls ill after hearing Ravenna’s Magic Mirror calling her. Because of its dark magic, she ordered it to be taken to the Sanctuary, the magical place that sheltered Snow White during the events leading to Ravenna’s death, so that the mirror’s magic can be forever contained there. Snow White’s husband, William, informs Eric that the soldiers tasked with carrying the Mirror went missing while en route to the Sanctuary. Eric is aware that Freya has been secretly observing their conversation through a mask that projects her consciousness in the form of a magically animated Snowy owl, and he destroys it. Knowing the magic of the mirror can make Freya even stronger, Eric agrees to investigate, but reluctantly allows Snow White’s dwarf ally Nion (Nick Frost) and his half-brother Gryff (Rob Brydon) to come along.

While en route to the last known location of the soldiers, the trio are attacked by a number of Freya’s huntsmen, but are rescued by Sara. Sara reveals that she had been imprisoned by Freya the entire time, only to escape recently. Sara believes she saw Eric running away rather than fighting to get to her, and feels betrayed. Eric tries to convince her that it was a vision conjured by Freya, since he himself saw Sara being murdered. He told Sara he never stopped loving her, however Sara is not convinced. Eventually Sara agrees to work with Eric and the dwarves only to thwart Freya.

Sometime later, the quartet is ensnared in a trap laid out by female dwarves Bromwyn (Sheridan Smith) and Doreena (Alexandra Roach). They convince the female dwarves to help find the Mirror, and the female dwarves lead them to the goblins, whom the female dwarves suspected of taking the mirror. The party fight off the goblins to get to the Mirror, and Eric sacrifices himself to buy time for the party to escape with the mirror. Sara mourns his apparent death, only to see Eric somehow survived. Eric reveals that he had never taken off a medallion Sara gave him as a token of her love.

With the Mirror, the party is about to reach the Sanctuary, only to be ambushed by Freya and her huntsmen. Freya reveals Sara is loyal to Freya all along, and Sara has been using them to find the Mirror. In the ensuing chaos, Nion and Doreena are turned into ice statues, and Sara fires an arrow into Eric’s chest by Freya’s order. Freya departs with the Magic Mirror, but she is unaware that Sara intentionally shot the arrow at the medallion she gave Eric, thus saving him and revealing Sara’s true feelings.

Back in her palace up north, Freya approaches the mirror and asks who is the fairest of them all. The mirror replies by forming a golden liquid, eventually transforming into Ravenna. Ravenna reveals that her spirit is trapped and becomes one with the mirror after Snow White vanquished her, but she is now freed by Freya. Ravenna proceeds to usurp Freya’s rule by preparing Freya’s huntsmen to exact revenge on Snow White’s kingdom, without consulting Freya.

Meanwhile, Eric has infiltrated the ice palace with help of Gryff and Bromwyn. He attempts to assassinate Freya, only to be stopped by Ravenna. When Freya realizes that Sara hadn’t actually killed Eric, she reluctantly sentences them both to death because of Ravenna’s manipulation. However, Eric is able to convince a few huntsmen to rebel, claiming the love of brethren. Ravenna begins to kill the huntsmen. Freya, realizing that she loves her huntsmen, protects them with an ice wall and separating them from the sisters. As Eric, Sara and the rebelling huntsmen climb over the wall to fight Ravenna and Freya, the two sisters argue over the icy kingdom. Freya discovers the Ravenna ultimately caused the death of Freya’s child, so Freya finally turns against her sister. Freya is no match for Ravenna and is stabbed, but with her remaining strength Freya freezes the magic mirror. Eric shatters the mirror, thus destroying Ravenna. As Freya dies from her wounds, she smiles at the sight of a vision of her old loving self, and gladly witnessing Eric and Sara together.

With Freya’s death, all those who had been imprisoned by Freya’s magic are now free, including Nion and Doreena. Meanwhile, a mysterious golden bird flies overhead, hinting that Ravenna’s spirit may still live.



On October 8, 2015 it was officially announced, that James Newton Howard would return the score the film, after creating the music forSnow White and the Huntsman. The score album was released on April 22, 2016. Singer Halsey promoted the film by releasing an alternate version of her song “Castle”, along with a subsequent music video, made for the film.


Vagamondo: around the world without flying



Vagamondo: around the world without flying

Report of a world tour done without flying. 95,450 km, 528 days and 24 countries were crossed to accomplish this extraordinary experience, alone. An exciting journey that started in the Himalayas and ended in Siberia, during which Oceans were crossed on merchant ships. A journey not only through wonderful places on Earth, but most of all a powerful, spiritual experience, marked by an introspective evolution lived country after country by a traveller of our times. Travelling considered as medicine for the soul, to cure the malaise inherited in adolescence from the consumer society he comes from, which lead to drug and alcohol abuse. This is not a conventional guide, it is much more, it is a genuine, authentic story of life.

Dreaming is human, but to go beyond the dreams can become divine. Early twenties I made the choice to start traveling going to Tarifa in Spain to look for work. I had to put myself on the way to remedy a strong self-destructive malaise that was ravaging my life. From that first step began an extraordinary evolution that has become the meaning of my life. For three years I lived and worked in Spain, Pakistan, Australia and Spain again. I tried all kinds of jobs as an assistant cook, mason, humanitarian cooperant, bartender, worker and house painter. Then I had to go home to face a family tragedy that kept me still there for a few years, but that made me grow a lot. The 8 October 2011 I decided to take back the life journey that I was creating the basis for a particular adventure as around the world without airplanes. I traveled about 100,000 kilometers by land and sea through 24 countries in 530 days. Experience of an extraordinary intensity that has radically changed my perception of Life and the World. Back in Italy I self published travelogue Vagamondo and suddenly I was overwhelmed by an unexpected success. Tens of thousands of copies sold, so many months on the list of bestsellers. The largest publishing house offers me a contract but i refuse and decide to go for my free and independent way. I translate and public Vagamondo in English, now available in alla amazon online store. Then pushed by the interest of the people I write and the public also the Factory of the Journey, a manual for those who want to travel solo and land. Well the new publication goes right between the bestseller. I continue to travel and experience new cultures deepening especially India. At 30 years I have visited over fifty countries, the goal is to continue on this path. My mission is to spread the trip as a medicine for the soul. An extraordinary school of Life.

Carlo Taglia

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– Photo taken in Laos 2012


Video: Britney Spears – Make Me (oooh) ft. G-Eazy


Britney Spears New Video

Britney Spears Gets a Private Show From a Parade of Hot Guys in ‘Make Me oooh’



Make Me…” is the lead single recorded by American singer Britney Spears for her upcoming ninth studio album, Glory, which will be released on August 26, 2016.[5] It features the vocal collaboration of American rapper G-Eazy. The track was written by Spears, Matthew Burns, Joe Janiak and Gerald Gillum, while produced by Burns. “Make Me…” was released on July 15, 2016, after being previously delayed due to reported production difficulties. Described as a “slinky” midtempo R&B ballad, the recording incorporates “raw” guitar riffs, “snare slaps”, “whooshing synths” and a “dub step-esque boom-bap” in its instrumentation.  Music critics were complimentary about the track’s sexy environment, Spears’ smooth vocals and the improvement over her latest releases.

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Chart (2016)



Australia (ARIA)[32]


Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[37]


Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[38]


Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[39]


Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[40]


Canada CHR/Top 40 (Billboard)[41]


Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[42]


France (SNEP)[33]


Germany (Official German Charts)[43]


Hungary (Single Top 40)[44]


Indonesia (CreativeDisc)[45]


Ireland (IRMA)[46]


Italy (FIMI)[47]


New Zealand Heatseekers (RMNZ)[48]


Portugal (AFP)[49]


Scotland (Official Charts Company)[50]


Spain (PROMUSICAE)[51]


Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[52]


Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[53]


UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[54]


UK Download (Official Charts Company)[55]


US Billboard Hot 100[56]


US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[57]


Come la gratitudine può cambiarti la vita

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“Se nella tua vita la sola preghiera che recitassi fosse un semplice ‘grazie’, sarebbe già abbastanza” – Meister Eckhart

E’ meraviglioso constatare come una singola, semplice e positiva azione possa cambiare così tanto nella vita di una persona. Una delle semplici azioni in grado di sortire un effetto straordinario nella mia vita è la realizzazione del potere della gratitudine. Essere riconoscente. Semplicemente dicendo grazie.

La gratitudine ha avuto per me un impatto positivo praticamente su ogni aspetto della mia esistenza. Mi ha reso, credo, una persona migliore. Una persona più positiva, più produttiva. Sicuramente ha contribuito in modo decisivo a rendermi più felice. Non sono perfetto, ovviamente, ma la riconoscenza ha aiutato a rendermi migliore.

Può cambiare anche la tua vita allo stesso modo? Credo proprio di sì. Non ho dubbi che il semplice atto della gratitudine, adottato come parte integrante della vita quotidiana, possa cambiare la vita di chiunque, in modo positivo, profondo ed immediato. Non credo che si possa dire lo stesso di molte altre azioni.

Proviamo a dare un occhiata a come puoi far sì che la gratitudine diventi parte integrante della tua vita, e in che modo possa cambiarla. Quelli che seguono sono semplicemente degli esempi, basati sulla esperienza mia e di coloro con cui ho avuto la possibilità di parlare, e certamente non tutti saranno adatti a te. Ma prova a seguire i suggerimenti che pensi che possano funzionare.

1. Saluta il nuovo giorno con un ringraziamento.

Al mattino dedica un minuto a pensare alle persone che hanno fatto qualcosa di carino per te, che ti hanno aiutato a stare meglio. Pensa a chi rende speciale la tua vita di ogni giorno, a chi ti regala un sorriso, a chi ti ascolta e ti è vicino. Pensa alle persone che ti vogliono bene e ringraziale profondamente dentro di te.
Può sembrare banale, ma ciò immediatamente renderà migliore la tua giornata e ti aiuterà ad iniziarla con il piede giusto. C’è un modo migliore per utilizzare un solo minuto?

2. Quando stai avendo una giornata dura… fai una lista delle cose per le quali sei riconoscente.

Tutti noi abbiamo delle brutte giornate a volte. Siamo stressati dal lavoro. Qualcuno ci ha rimproverato. Abbiamo perso una persona cara. Abbiamo ferito qualcuno che amiamo. Abbiamo perso un contratto o eseguito male un progetto.

Bene, credo che uno dei modi migliori per rendere più piacevole una pessima giornata sia quello di fare una lista delle cose per le quali siamo grati.

Ci sono sempre molte cose per cui essere riconoscenti, anche se a volte tendiamo a non ricordarlo – i nostri cari, la salute, il lavoro, un tetto sopra la testa e dei vestiti addosso, gli amici, la vita in sé.

3. Invece di agire con rabbia, mostra gratitudine.

Si tratta di un cambio di atteggiamento radicale e pertanto non sempre agevole da mettere in pratica. Ma ti assicuro che ne vale davvero lo sforzo.

Se qualcuno, magari un tuo collega, ti ha innervosito o fatto arrabbiare per qualcosa che ha detto o fatto… morditi la lingua e non reagire con rabbia. Fai dei respiri profondi, rilassati, e prova a pensare alle ragioni per le quali dovresti essere grato a quella persona. Ha fatto qualcosa di carino per te? Ha mai mostrato di volerti bene, anche attraverso un piccolo gesto? Trova qualcosa, qualsiasi cosa, anche se non è facile. Focalizzati sulle ragioni per le quali sei riconoscente a quella persona.

Questo cambierà lentamente il tuo stato d’animo. Sentirai scivolare via la rabbia e l’astio che provavi fino a poco prima. E se ti sentirai meglio, mostra quella gratitudine alla persona che ti ha fatto innervosire o arrabbiare. Ciò migliorerà ulteriormente il tuo stato d’animo e le relazioni con il prossimo.

4. Invece di criticare il tuo partner, mostragli gratitudine.

Il principio da applicare è il medesimo del punto precedente, ma vorrei evidenziare come la riconoscenza e la gratitudine possano influire positivamente su un matrimonio o una relazione.

Se critichi continuamente tua moglie, ad esempio, il tuo matrimonio lentamente finirà per sgretolarsi – questo è garantito. E’ importante discutere ed affrontare i problemi, ma a nessuno piace essere continuamente oggetto di critiche.

Al contrario, quando senti l’impulso impellente di esprimere una critica al tuo partner, fermati e fai un bel respiro. Rilassati e pensa alle ragioni per le quali gli sei grato. Ed esprimigli immediatamente questa riconoscenza. Fallo ogni volta che puoi.

Essere riconoscente al tuo partner per tutto ciò che fa per te renderà più salda la vostra relazione. Il tuo partner imparerà da te e farà lo stesso, mostrandoti la sua riconoscenza. Il vostro amore crescerà e tutto sembrerà al posto giusto.

5. Invece di lamentarti dei tuoi figli, sii riconoscente per il fatto di averli.

Molti genitori si sentono frustrati per via dei loro figli. I bambini non li ascoltano, non ubbidiscono, rispondono male, urlano, eccetera. Sfortunatamente, a volte i genitori trasmettono questa frustazione direttamente ai propri figli, con effetti non certo positivi per il loro benessere.

Prova a seguire anche con i tuoi bambini il metodo di cui sopra: invece di arrabbiarti, prova a calmarti e a pensare ai motivi che ti rendono grato di avere quegli splendidi figli. C’è qualcosa di più bello al mondo?
E cerca di prendere l’abitudine di insegnare loro, senza criticarli.

6. Quando affronti una sfida ardua nella tua vita, cerca di esserne riconoscente.

Alcune persone concepiscono le difficoltà necessariamente come qualcosa di non positivo. Se qualcosa va storto, allora hai il diritto di lamentarti. E’ tempo per l’autocommiserazione. Ma questo non ti porterà da nessuna parte.

Prova invece ad essere riconoscente per la sfida che sei chiamato ad affrontare – è un’opportunità per crescere, imparare, diventare migliori. Non male, no?

7. Quando una tragedia ti colpisce, sii grato per la vita che ancora hai vicino a te.

Recentemente ho perso una persona cara. Queste tragedie possono essere devastanti per ognuno di noi. Ma possono essere anche l’occasione per aiutarci ad apprezzare con più intensità la vita che è rimasta intorno a noi.

Sii riconoscente per la vita in sé, tua e dei tuoi cari. Dimostra amore per la bellezza della vita. Prendi queste opportunità per ricordare quanto vuoi bene alle persone che hai vicino e quanto sei felice di vivere la tua vita con loro.

8. Invece di guardare a ciò che ti manca, apprezza quello che hai.

Hai mai guardato intorno a te e pensato di non avere il massimo? Che il posto dove abiti non è la casa dei tuoi sogni, che la tua auto non è così bella come vorresti, che alcuni amici hanno un lavoro migliore del tuo?
Se è così, non sei certo il solo, ma queste sono occasioni perfette per ricordarti di essere riconoscente per tutto ciò che possiedi già. E’ facile dimenticare che ci sono centinaia di milioni di persone che hanno molto meno di te, che non possiedono una macchina e che non l’avranno mai, che non hanno un lavoro e che a stento hanno un tetto sotto cui ripararsi.

Confronta la tua vita con quella di queste persone e sii riconoscente per tutto ciò che hai. Pensa a come poterlo condividere con chi ha di meno. Pensa che ciò che hai è già più del necessario, che la felicità non è una destinazione – la felicità è gia qui.

“Oggi sono fortunato perchè mi sono svegliato, perchè sono vivo, perchè ho tra le mani una vita preziosa, e non la sprecherò. Utilizzerò tutte le mie energie per migliorarmi come persona, per espandere il mio cuore verso il prossimo, per illuminarmi a beneficio di tutti gli esseri viventi, mi comporterò in modo gentile con gli altri, non mi arrabbierò e non avrò pensieri malvagi nei confronti del prossimo, cercherò con tutto me stesso di fare del bene agli altri” – Dalai Lama


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