World Whispers

Tuesday 28.07.2020

Coronavirus: Globally over 16m virus infections have been recorded. Germany states it will make tests mandatory for travellers returning from high-risk areas, Belgium is tightening restrictions trying to avert a new lockdown, and Spain is saying the UK’s 14-day quarantine imposed on travellers returning from Spain is unjust. Emirates airlines is the first airline to offer free Covid-19 insurance in a bid to get people flying again.

Malaysia: Former Malaysian PM is found guilty on all charges in a corruption trial.

Australia: Scientists find that close to 3 billion animals were killed or displaced during Australia’s fires of last year.

United States: 6 democrats have urged the US congress to block the Trump administration from sending law enforcement agents to their cities.

Amazon: The online giant Amazon is upping its online grocery service aiming to serve millions of shoppers across the UK.

Wednesday 22.07.2020

Coronavirus: President Trump has conceded that the pandemic “will unfortunately get worse before it gets better” in the US. He now states that wearing masks “will have an effect” and that they show “patriotism”. Meanwhile, cases are surging in Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, and Peru. Health experts in the UK are stating that the virus will be with us for ‘decades’. Globally cases have reached nearly 15m with over 600,000 deaths.

UK: Downing Street is looking into a new law requiring foreign agents to register. A report by MP’s has said that the government “badly underestimated” the threat of Russian interference to the UK.

Travel: Major airlines in the US and Europe are calling for a joint coronavirus testing programme so that travel may resume between the two continents. Signees include British Airways, United Airlines, and Lufthansa.

Twitter: Is cracking down on accounts linked to QAnon, a group known for spreading disinformation and conspiracy theories online.

Tuesday 21.07.2020

Coronavirus: EU leaders have reached a recovery deal involving Euros 750bn in grants and loans to counter the impact of the pandemic after a marathon summit. This news comes after the WHO has declared that it is seeing an “acceleration of the disease in Africa.” There is promising early research of a vaccine that has been developed by Oxford University triggering an immune response. There are over 14.9m infections worldwide, with more than 600,000 deaths.

US: President Trump has threatened to send in the army to end unrest that is spreading across the United States following the death of George Floyd.

Thursday 16.07.2020

Coronavirus: In the US, a new daily record of infections are confirmed. Meanwhile in Melbourne, Australia, cases are rising and have not yet peaked. Infections in Tokyo, Japan, and India are also rising whilst the global total has now surpassed 13.5m.

Twitter: In a coordinated attack, prominent US figures have had their twitter accounts hacked in an apparent Bitcoin scam.

Donald Trump: In a bid to save his tough re-election battle President Trump has replaced his campaign manager. Brad Parscale, the former campaign manager will remain although substituted by Bill Stepien.

Climate Change: The current Siberian heatwave is ‘clear evidence’ of climate change a study has found.

Wednesday 15.07.2020

Coronavirus: Cases are rising in Hong Kong where effective today, the max. gathering falls from 50 to 4 following a spike in infections. New Zealand’s PM says we must prepare for new outbreaks. The Venezuelan capital goes on lockdown whilst Scotland is beginning to ease lockdown restrictions. In India, daily infections have risen to over 28,000.

Coronavirus Vaccine: US biotech firm Moderna says it will enter the final stage of human trials for a vaccination against Covid-19 on July 27th. 30,000 people will be enrolled in the trial that will run until October 2022.

Hong Kong: Following the changed security law in Hong Kong, the United States has signed a bipartisan legislation to impose sanctions on Chinese officials who crack down on rights in Hong Kong. Trump also signed an order to end Hong Kong’s preferential economic treatment.

Huawei: Chinese telecom giant Huawei has been banned from the UK 5G network following the US declaration that the firm poses a national security threat. Huawei denies these allegations.

Ghislane Maxwell: Bail has been denied for Ms. Maxwell in the high-profile sex case. She pleaded not guilty and will go on trial in July 2021.

United States: Foreign students will no longer be deported due to online courses.

Tuesday 14.07.2020

Coronavirus: France is awarding health workers a record pay raise after a series of protests. This news comes after global infections surpass 13m. In the US, California is reimposing restrictions, Singapore’s economy has plunged 41%, and in the UK by 19.1%. Disneyland Hong Kong is closing again after less than 1 month. Florida is fast becoming America’s new Covid-19 epicentre.

South China Sea: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declares China’s pursuit of offshore resources “completely unlawful”.

Monday 13.07.2020

Coronavirus: South Africa reimposes a curfew sonf introduces a ban on alcohol sales in an effort to combat the coronavirus. The global total of infections is nearing 13 million, with the highest daily rise in infections recorded: 230,000 – mostly in the Americas and in Asia. Mexico has overtaken Italy in terms of virus-related deaths, and Bolivia’s economy minister has tested positive.

Turkey: Istanbul’s landmark Hagia Sophia has been turned from a museum into a mosque. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the building’s history dates back to the Byzantine empire in the 6th century. It was first constructed as a cathedral and turned into a mosque in the 15th century. Its doors will be open to all: Muslim or non-Muslim

Friday 10.07.2020

Coronavirus: Cases have surpassed 12.2 million

United States: Trump challenger Biden has laid out his rescue plan for the crippled US economy due to the corona virus. He called Trump “incompetent”.

In New York, just outside Trump Tower, the City is painting a Black Lives Matter mural.

France: In the capital, the sprite of Notre Dame Cathedral that was destroyed by fire last august will be rebuilt following the original Gothic design.

Hong Kong: The new security laws are forcing companies to rethink. For decades, forced out of China, Hong Kong was the safe haven allowing for free internet status. Even HSBC might need to choose which side to stay on.

Thursday 09.07.2020

Coronavirus: There are now over 3m covid infections in the US, as President Trump continues to dispute science. Globally cases have surpassed 12m.

Black lives matter: The transcripts in the George Floyd  murder show that the police officer told him to stop talking as he was gasping for air.

Wednesday 08.07.2020

Coronavirus: California and Texas are reporting over 10,000 cases daily but President Trump seems to think that the US is “in a good place”. The WHO is confirming that there is emerging evidence that the virus can spread through the air. There are protests in Belgrade as authorities have reintroduced a curfew due to rising cases. Brazil’s president Bolsonaro has tested positive for the virus.

Cancel Culture:  Around 150 writers, academics, and activists have signed an open letter denouncing the online shaming of individuals who caused offences.

Hong Kong: The Chinese have opened a new security office in Hong Kong following their new security law.

United States: President Trump has formally confirmed that he is pulling out of the WHO. Joe Biden has promised to rejoin should he be elected in November.

Tuesday 07.07.2020

Coronavirus: 5m residents are now under a new six-week lockdown in Victoria, Australia. A new Spanish study is questioning herd immunity. There are now over 11.5m cases in the world, with over 530,000 deaths. In South Africa cases have surpassed 200,000.

United States: Foreign student visas may be revoked should classes continue to be held online at universities.

Monday 06.07.2020

Coronavirus: Cases in Australia and India are on the rise. India is now the third worst affected country in the world. In order, the worst affected countries are United States, Brazil, UK, Italy, and Mexico. Globally we have now reached nearly 11.5m cases. The Louvre has reopened but the Taj Mahal’s opening has been cancelled.

Breaking news from the WHO: Is the coronavirus also infectious airborne? The research is still inconclusive but should the virus linger in the air indoors, this would be a significant factor in this pandemic.

China: There has been a case of the bubonic plague in Mongolia. The Chinese government is taking all the necessary precautions.

UK: Following Brexit, the UK will today impose sanctions on individuals accused of human rights violations in a stand-alone format for the first time. In the past, these were almost always issued collectively as a member of the UN and the European Union.

Monday 06.07.2020

Coronavirus: Cases in Australia and India are on the rise. India is now the third worst affected country in the world. In order, the worst affected countries are United States, Brazil, UK, Italy, and Mexico. Globally we have now reached nearly 11.5m cases. The Louvre has reopened but the Taj Mahal’s opening has been cancelled.

Breaking news from the WHO: Is the coronavirus also infectious airborne? The research is still inconclusive but should the virus linger in the air indoors, this would be a significant factor in this pandemic.

China: There has been a case of the bubonic plague in Mongolia. The Chinese government is taking all the necessary precautions.

UK: Following Brexit, the UK will today impose sanctions on individuals accused of human rights violations in a stand-alone format for the first time. In the past, these were almost always issued collectively as a member of the UN and the European Union.

Sunday 05.07.2020

Coronavirus: As cases around the world continue to increase and some countries are now facing a second wave, around 3,000 people were put into lockdown again in Melbourne, Australia. Brazil has now surpassed 1.5m cases and in Mexico, there have been over 30,000 deaths making it the 5th worst affected country in the world. Cases in India and Japan continue to rise and in Catalonia, northern Spain, 210,000 people are placed under strict Covid controls.

President Donald Trump: In his 4th of July speech, President Trump baselessly claimed that 99% of Covid-19 cases “are totally harmless” and that the country has “learned how to put out the flame”.

Saturday 04.07.2020

To our American Friends, Happy 4th of July! Please continue to social distance and stay safe.

Coronavirus: For the third day in a row the US has reported over 50,000 new cases of Covid-19. The virus has now mutated into Covid-19/2, a far more infectious version although the effects remain similar. Cases also continue to rise in Brazil and India. In the UK, the quarantine-free countries have been published – France, Spain, and Germany are on the list. Portugal is not.

President Donald Trump @ Mount Rushmore:  Although the contents of his message may be accurate for some, condemning those who targeted Confederate leader statues – calling them “angry mobs” – he continues to divide the country using this July 4 event to campaign. Masks and social distancing were not mandatory and he made little reference to the pandemic that is sweeping through the country.

Journalist Jamal Khashoggi: Twenty Saudi nationals have gone on trial (in absentia) in Turkey.

Vincent Van Gogh: The worlds largest exhibition that opened in Paris and had over two million visitors has arrived in Canada. Due to Covid-19, Toronto brilliantly changed the exhibition into a ‘drive-through’ art gallery, allowing visitors to experience the art from inside their cars.

Thursday 02.07.2020

Coronavirus: In the US, the daily infections have reached a new record, with 52,986 people testing positive. The New Zealand Health Minister has resigned over a series of quarantine breaches by travellers. The WHO has stated that in the Middle East a ‘critical threshold’ has been reached amid lockdowns being lifted at airports and borders are reopening. Globally there are now 10.6m Covid-19 cases.

Hong Kong: The US House of Representatives has approved sanctions (these still need to go through the Senate before reaching president Trump) after Beijing imposed their new security law. House speaker Nancy Pelosi states: “The law is a brutal, sweeping crackdown against the people of Hong Kong, intended to destroy the freedoms they were promised”. UK and Australia have both already offered residency and possibly citizenship to up to three million current Hong Kong residents.

Donald Trump: Has changed his mind about masks stating that he is “all for them” as they make him look like the film character Lone Ranger whilst predicting that the infection would simply disappear the way it appeared.

Vladimir Putin: Seems to be here to stay following Russians strong support of constitutional reforms that could keep him in power until 2036. The opposition is claiming he wishes to be ‘president for life’.

Wednesday 01.07.2020

Coronavirus: With Dr. Fauci claiming that the US could see up to 100,000 cases per day, President Trump is neither speaking up nor acting. To date more Americans have died from the virus than through any war – combined. Meanwhile, they have bought up nearly the entire world’s supply of the Ebola treatment drug Remdesivir. Victoria, Australia, is facing a potential state-wide lockdown again. Worldwide there are more than 10.5m infections.

Hong Kong: They were promised 50 years when the British sovereignty handed Hong Kong back to China in 1997. They had only 23 years under the agreement that was designed to protect certain freedoms. The new security law has come in effect to ‘restore stability’. The first arrests have already been made among protestors. They face life-long jail scentences.

US elections: US Democrat Joe Biden has stated that he will not be holding any presidential campaign rally’s and that he will abide by doctors orders to social distance. He states: “This is the most unusual campaign, I think, in modern history”.

Donald Trump: The White House maintains that Trump, in fact, reads intelligence reports and that “he consumes intelligence verbally”. He is also, apparently, the “most informed person on planet Earth when it comes to the threats we face”. This statement comes after the news surfaced that the GRU (Russian intelligence unit) pays bounties to kill US soldiers, including the interrogation of Taliban detainees and electronic eavesdropping.

Tehran: At least 19 people were killed when a clinic was hit by a deadly explosion. It was caused by a gas leak.

Wednesday 01.07.2020

Coronavirus: With Dr. Fauci claiming that the US could see up to 100,000 cases per day, President Trump is neither speaking up nor acting. To date more Americans have died from the virus than through any war – combined. Meanwhile, they have bought up nearly the entire world’s supply of the Ebola treatment drug Remdesivir. Victoria, Australia, is facing a potential state-wide lockdown again. Worldwide there are more than 10.5m infections.

Hong Kong: They were promised 50 years when the British sovereignty handed Hong Kong back to China in 1997. They had only 23 years under the agreement that was designed to protect certain freedoms. The new security law has come in effect to ‘restore stability’. The first arrests have already been made among protestors. They face life-long jail scentences.

US elections: US Democrat Joe Biden has stated that he will not be holding any presidential campaign rally’s and that he will abide by doctors orders to social distance. He states: “This is the most unusual campaign, I think, in modern history”.

Donald Trump: The White House maintains that Trump, in fact, reads intelligence reports and that “he consumes intelligence verbally”. He is also, apparently, the “most informed person on planet Earth when it comes to the threats we face”. This statement comes after the news surfaced that the GRU (Russian intelligence unit) pays bounties to kill US soldiers, including the interrogation of Taliban detainees and electronic eavesdropping.

Tehran: At least 19 people were killed when a clinic was hit by a deadly explosion. It was caused by a gas leak.

Tuesday 30.06.2020

Coronavirus: Some US states are reversing or halting their opening as cases continue to rise, and worries mount over the potential results of the upcoming July 4th weekend. In Leicester stricter measures are again in place following a new rise in cases. The EU has named 14 countries – Brazil, US, and China  are not among them – whose citizens may visit again after July 1st. The WHO has warned that “the worst is yet to come” as it urges governments around the world to take further measures to contain the virus.

Another Virus: Chinese scientists have found a new strain of the flu carried by pigs that has the potential of becoming another pandemic.

Venezuela: President Nicolás Maduro has given the EU ambassador 72 hours to leave the country.

Hong Kong: The Chinese have passed a controversial security law by which they obtain new powers over Hong Kong.

China/India conflict: India is banning a substantial number of Chinese apps – including TikTok and We Chat – stating they are a danger to it’s country.

Monnday 29.06.2020

Coronavirus: The global death toll has now surpassed 500,000 with more than 10m cases. In the Chinese province of Hebei, not far from Beijing, more than 400,000 people are once again under lockdown after a sharp rise in infections. In South Korea and Australia infections are on the rise and Singapore has handed out a coronavirus tracing app for those without a smartphone. India has opened one of the world’s largest hospitals in the fight against the unseen enemy. The ten most affected countries ranked by deaths per 1m population are as follows – in order: San Marino, Belgium, Andorra, UK, Spain, Italy, Sweden, France, US, Netherlands.

Pakistan: Gunmen attack Pakistani stock exchange in Karachi killing numerous people. The news is still breaking.

President Donald Trump: The US president retweeted a video that shows him thanking ‘the great people of the villages’ during a rally. In the video one hears a supporter shout “white power”. Trump includes the following in his speech: ” The radical left do nothing. Democrats will fall in the fall. Corrupt Joe is shot. See you soon”. All while he is out playing golf all weekend.

Elections around the world: In Poland, the presidential election is heading into its second round after the incumbent Andrzej Duda fails to win enough outright votes although he finished first. Meanwhile in France’s municipal elections – second round, the Greens score hugely.

Beyoncé: Beyoncé received a Humanitarian Award at the Sunday BETAwards – presented by Michelle Obama – in recognition of her BeyGOOD initiative. Obama stated: “To my girl, I just want to say you inspire me. You inspire all of us”. In her pre-recorded acceptance speech, Beyoncé says the following: ” Your voices are being heard and you’re proving to our ancestors that their struggles were not in vain. Now we have one more thing we need to do to walk in our true power and that is to vote …  We have to vote like our life depends on it, because it does”.

Sunday 28.06.2020

Brexit: Boris Johnson’s UK is prepared for a no-deal Brexit should Brussels not constructively work toward a trade agreement. It is a statement that was renewed following Angela Merkel’s threat, warning Britons that they will “have to live with the consequences of abandoning close ties with the EU”.

Coronavirus: As the world is moving toward 10m infections, some countries are now facing the second wave. In the US, the situation continues to spiral, Florida and Texas are reversing their re-opening in a bid to discontinue the spread. The new Irish PM (following the historic coalition deal) Micheál Martin has made the fight against Covid-19 his governments top priority.

Black lives Matter: Princeton University is considering the re-naming of one of their campus buildings; President Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921), who, although he helped establish the forerunner of the UN – the League of Nations –  had racist beliefs and policies.

Malawi: The opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera has won the country’s presidential re-run.

NBA: The NBA team will use High-Tech rings to help detect Covid-19. These optional rings detect possible signs of the virus by measuring pulse, breathing rate, and temperature. This news comes with the release of their safety protocol in which the upcoming season will be played in a ‘bubble’ in an enclosed environment in Orlando, FL.

Saturday 27.06.2020

Coronavirus: “The only way we’re going to end it is by ending it together” according to Dr. Fauci in the US – however, please remember to Social distance! From July 6 the UK will lift the 14-day quarantine rule for certain European countries (it seems excluding Sweden and Portugal).

Kosovo: Hashim Thaci, Kosovo’s president, rejects the war crime charges that he is currently facing in The Hague for crimes against Humanity in the 90s.

Executive order: Trump’s order calls for protestors that target monuments to be imprisoned and prosecuted to ‘the fullest extent of the law’.

Air Travel: It is most likely that travellers from the US will not yet be allowed to disembark in Europe.

 

Friday 26.06.2020

Coronavirus: In the US, some states are halting their re-opening plans due to the new surge in cases that is reaching heights not seen since April. Health officials believe the actual numbers of infected individuals could be closer to 20 million. In the UK, the police have had to disperse crowds in London partaking in an illegal street party, and Bournemouth, beaches were once again over crowded. PLEASE CONTINUE TO SOCIAL DISTANCE. The WHO has warned that a resurgence across Europe may occur as restrictions are eased.

Congratulations Liverpool: The Red’s are confirmed as Premier League Champions following  Manchester City’s loss of 2 -1 at Chelsea.

Air Travel: Virgin Australia will be flying again now that they have been bought by the US private Equity group Bain Capital. As to boarding a PIA (the Pakistani national airline), maybe better to wait until the pilots are all qualified (around 150 pilots were suspended for cheating in their exams).

 

Thursday 25.06.2020

Coronavirus: In New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, quarantine has been imposed for 14 days on those persons travelling from other states with rising cases. In Australia cases are also on the rise again, the army is sending personnel to help amid this newest surge. The pandemic does not seem to have reached its peak in Central and South America and global cases are set to reach 10 million cases shortly. The UK has begun human trials of their potential new vaccine.

Finance: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is calling the Covid-19 pandemic a financial crisis “like none other”.

Tuesday 23.06.2020

Coronavirus: Over the weekend, President Trump referred to the Coronavirus as “kung flu” in an apparent attempt to link it “to its place of origin” according to the White House press secretary. This statement comes at a time when a study suggested that 80% of Covid cases went undetected in the US in March and the pandemic shows no signs of weakening with cases in Florida now surpassing 100,000. And yet Trump continues to insist that the US has “prevailed” in the fight against Covid. In Australia cases are on the rise, causing fears of a second wave. Worldwide cases have now surpassed 9 million. In Saudi Arabia, international visitors have been banned from making this years Islamic pilgrimage (Hajj) in a bid to contain virus contaminations. In other years around 2 million people visited Mecca and Medina during the summer for this annual gathering.

US Immigration: President Trump’s critics are claiming that the White House is exploiting the Covid pandemic to further tighten immigration laws. Foreign workers visas are being suspended until the end of 2020, as are Green cards. Around 500,000 people are affected.

Malawi: Further to President Peter Mutharika’s disputed and then annulled election victory nearly a year ago, the polls are now open for the new election.

Apple: The transition to its proprietary ARM-based processor has now been confirmed for MAC desktop and laptop computers. They will run on the same type of chips used for iPhones and iPads in the future.

Monday 22.06.2020

Coronavirus: Cases globally are about to reach 9 million. The Epicentre currently lies in the Americas, with Brazil now passing 50,000 Coronavirus related deaths. Globally, the death toll lies at around 468,000. The situation in India is dire and deteriorating. The WHO has recorded the highest daily increase in total cases at 183,000.

Reading Stabbing: Has been categorised as a terrorist act. The man – Khairi Saadallah – was known to MI5. He is originally from Libya.

A minute of silence will be held later today for the three victims of the attack.

Sunday 21.06.2020

US elections: … ‘let us test less, in this way we will have less infections’… President Donald Trump last night in Tulsa, Oklahoma, returning to the campaign trail.

No more questions asked.

Fewer supporters than expected showed.

Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia is lifting its curfew. Spain is allowing tourists back onto its beaches without an imposed 14-day quarantine.

Saturday 20.06.2020

Black lives Matter: For Juneteenth (the holiday marking the official end of slavery in the US), Beyoncé released a surprise new song just a short time after her announcement that she created a new initiative to support black-owned businesses.

In her song ‘Black Parade’, she sings “Put your fists up in the air, show black love” and “Need peace and reparation for my people”

Climate Change: Greta Thunberg states that Coronavirus should teach the world a lesson so that climate change is treated with a similar urgency.

Coronavirus: Brazil has today surpassed 1 million cases. Their lack of testing suggests that the true numbers are in fact, much higher. This new figure was revealed shortly after the WHO declared that we are now entering a “new and dangerous phase” according to its Director General.

Friday 19.06.2020

Cyber Attacks: The Australian Government and some essential businesses are being attacked.

Coronavirus: Dr Anthony Fauci, the leading US government expert has told AFP news that he does not believe that further lockdowns are necessary. This news comes as the total number of infections globally reaches 8.5 million and the US still has the highest number of confirmed cases in the world.

Black lives Matter: 12-year-old Keedron Bryant, the protest singer that posted his song ‘I just wanna live’ the day after George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis has been signed by Warner Records. His Instagram post with the song written by his mother went viral overnight.

Charged for spying: Two Canadians held in China since December 2018, have been formally charged with spying by the Chinese Government.

Thursday 18.06.2020

Farewell Jean Kennedy Smith

Rest in Peace

Jean, the second youngest child of Joseph P Kennedy and Rose Fitzgerald, sister to JFK and RFK passed away today aged 92. She was a humanitarian and diplomat, and served the United States as ambassador to Ireland in the 90s. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2011.

Tuesday 16.06.2020

Escalation: Further tension between North and South Korea. North Korea has attacked and blown up a joint liaison office with South Korea   Clashes between Indian and Chinese forces in Ladakh (the disputed Kashmir region) have resulted in the deaths of three Indian soldiers.

Coronavirus: According to Johns Hopkins University, global cases of the virus have now surpassed 8 million cases. New Zealand has two cases after a month of being virus-free, the hospital situation in Delhi is dire, and Nigeria has created a three-year Covid-19 response plan.

A LIFE SAVING CURE MAY HAVE BEEN FOUND! Dexamethasone is a cheap and widely available steroid drug that is showing positive signs in curing the seriously ill and hospitalised patients.

 

Monday 15.06.2020

Coronavirus: After three months of closure, the borders between EU and Efta Countries will once again open at midnight today. Stores selling non-essential goods in England can also reopen. Beijing has seen a spike in new cases with fears that the second wave is arriving. Globally we have now reached nearly 8 million confirmed cases.

Black lives Matter: The most recent shooting of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta last Friday has sparked further protests. The UK PM declares that there is “much more that we need to do to tackle racism”. He is launching a new commission to look into all aspects surrounding inequality. 

Brexit: Although all went quiet around the subject over the last few months, the Brexit subject is now back. There is an online meeting between the UK PM and EU institution leaders today. Merely six months remain to negotiate and finalise the parameters between the UK and the EU.

US Election: Trump is back on the campaign trail, holding a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, next Saturday, June 20th. Curiously it is also the holiday that marks the end of Slavery.  

Friday 12.06.2020

Currency Dive

People are taking to the streets in Lebanon protesting as fears of a potential currency collapse mount.

Friday 12.06.2020

Lockdown Effect on Economy

The UK economy has shrunk by 20% as a result of the Corona lockdown.

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