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Calling all #DelishFestFaithfuls for the biggest, best ever and most fabulous DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival, presented by Nedbank. It’s back for the fourth year over two days 8-9 October, with the main headline act for Sunday, 9 October being none other than The Jacksons.

Following a short reunion of the band in 2010 for the Unity Tour the group played its last show together on December 9, 2010 in Osaka, Japan.  The previous reunion of the band, nearly 17 years after the group originally disbanded, was in September 2001 – at which time all six Jackson brothers reunited for two performances at Madison Square Garden for a 30th anniversary special commemorating

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The “King of Pop”, last played in South Africa during the HIStory Tour at King’s Park Stadium, Durban, nineteen years ago, on October 15, 1997, but this will mark the first ever performance of the original Jackson brothers as a group in South Africa

 

“October 9th 2016 will be historic: in our 50th anniversary year, it is the first time The Jacksons will unite to perform in South Africa. We couldn’t be more excited to close out the amazing DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival. South Africans are a great musical people and we can’t wait to see Johannesburg come out and rock with us!”said Jackie Jackson

 

This is a once in a lifetime chance to enjoy your biggest all-time Jackson favourite hits like ‘Can you feel it’ and ‘ABC’ in a live outdoor setting with gourmet food and VIP hospitality options.

 

OnSaturday, fans can enjoyGrammy Award winning Producer/Artist/DJ, “Little” Louie Vega of Elements of Life fame. Elements of Life is a combinationofJazz, Latin, R&B, Gospel, Soul, Blues, Brazilian and World Music all woven with Vega’s golden touch as part of his critically acclaimed live orchestral project which was released in 2013.

 

Big billings on Saturday’s main stage line-up also goes to Arrested Development,Rollingstone Magazine’s band of the year in 1992, who went on to collect two Grammy Awards in 1993 for Best New Artist & Best Rap Single (Album Tennessee). They were the first and last rap group to date to win the Grammy’s coveted Best New Artist award.

 

South Africa’s triple platinum selling trio, Mi Casa, will be one of the headlining acts on the main stage. The award winning group shot to fame in 2011 with “These Streets”, and has continued to reach new heights with every single and album released since. Their unique and relatable sound has ensured they keep the number one spot on South African radio charts; their latest single “Don’t Wanna Be Your Friend” being the number 1 most Shazam’ed song in South Africa for 6 consecutive weeks. Their broad popularity has ensured that they perform at sold out concerts all over the world: from Portugal, to Canada, to Holland and Kenya to name a few. They are now focused on tapping into more of their African market with their tour Mi Casa UNLOCK Africa. Mi Casa’s music transcends boundaries, inspiring every listener to dance and sing along.

 

De La Soul rounds out Saturday’s performance. The original hip hop triofrom New York City, who besides their musical style delivered us the iconic rapper style of baggy pants and hiker boots, also went platinum in the US and UK on their debut album ‘3 Feet High and Rising’ in 1989.  This original rapper groupbrought us top hits such as ‘Ring ring ring’ and ‘Me Myself and I’. Since the 80s they have continued to influence many other rap and hip hop artists.

 

Sunday sees Louie Vega and Elements of Life on the main stage again.  They are joined by SA music star Lira – the multi-platinum selling and 11-times SAMA-winning afro-soul vocalist who refers to her music as “a fusion of soul, funk, elements of jazz and African soul” – and Roy Ayers.  Ayers, known as the “The Godfather of Neo Soul”, is a pioneer of jazz-funk and is a key figure in acid jazz which is a mixture of jazz into hip-hop and funk. He is most well-known for his signature compositions “Everybody Loves the Sunshine” and “Searchin” and is famous for having more sampled hits by rappers than any other artist.

 

For a local flavour, our home-grown jazz and afro-pop vocalist Judith Sephuma will help to get you in the mood for the big act of the weekend.  Sephuma is known as South Africa’s “Best Jazz Vocalist” having won this title at the Old Mutual ‘Jazz into the Future’competition.

 

“The DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival, presented by Nedbank, is the biggest and best of its kind in South Africa. This year is no exception. Ultimately, our sponsorship of the festival helps us to build meaningful relationships with our stakeholders, especially our loyal customers. For the first time in the festival’s history, DStv customers will receive an exclusive 20% discount on tickets to the festival. DStv customers can use their customer number to redeem their discount on the ticketing page from 29 June – 3 July. Come enjoy the amazing DStv Delicious Festival 2016 with us, More information on the DStv customer discount can be found on delicious.dstv.com” says Nomsa Chabeli Mazibuko, General Manager Marketing for MultiChoice.

 

DStv Delicious takes place this year for the first time at the 73ha 55-year old Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit that has recently undergone a massive multimillion-Rand upgrade. The prime location, international recognition, world-class facilities, along with its nine entry and exit points make Kyalami the perfect venue choice.

The main stage will offer live performances presenting iconic music artists, while the Kaya FM Dance Stage will present a line-up of some of the hottest local and international DJs available.

Couple all this to the Nedbank Green Wine Garden, a decadent food marketoffering the finest foods and delicacies, great gourmet chef food restaurants, includingReuben Riffel, J’Something, Sarah Graham, Somizi, Callie-Anne andLet’s Call it Brunch Banquet, and a bigger and better than ever DStv Kid Zone.

With multiple entrances and exits, a central location and oodles of parking, Kyalami will be a superb location for the DStv Delicious Food & Music Festival and with over 40,000 festival-goers expected overtwo days it looks set to be a festival weekend of a lifetime.

Gates will open at 10am each day; patrons can bring their own camping chairs and umbrellas. Nopicnic baskets, drinks or alcoholare allowed through the gates.Nedbank will provide ATM cash machines, but organisers advise visitors to plan and bring cash.

 

Tickets are available from www.ticketpro.co.za

General Access Day Pass: R475

General Access Weekend Pass: R810

Kids Zone: R100

Delicious Lounge Day Pass: R1250

Delicious Lounge Weekend Pass: R2100

Decadance Luxury Lounge: R3705

Decadance Weekend Pass: R5925

Jeep Luxury Ticket: R3950

Let’s Call It Brunch Day Pass: R2470

Let’s Call It Brunch Weekend Pass: R3970

 

 

 

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Marlon Davids appointed MD of e.tv channels

Posted by radio On June - 25 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

Marlon Davids has been appointed as the Managing Director of e.tv by eMedia Investments. He has been Acting Managing Director since April 2016.

Marlon-600x400Davids will now oversee the Group’s flagship free-to-air channel e.tv as well as its stable of entertainment channels, which includes eMovies+, eKasi+, eNolly+, eToonz+ and Beatlab.tv.

Having completed his studies in business administration, Davids joined e.tv’s customer care team in 2001 before rapidly progressing through positions in the channel’s scheduling, transfers and programming departments. He was the recipient of the Group’s inaugural eSpirit Award, an annual accolade that recognizes professional excellence, and was subsequently appointed as the Head of International Acquisitions.

He left the Group in April 2013 for a short while, before rejoining eMedia Investments in September 2014 as the General Manager of Content Strategy and Planning for e.tv.

Davids is looking forward to tackling his new role and says “e.tv and its people are part of my DNA. I am passionate about the television industry, with a special interest in both local and international content. I look forward to collaborating with the talented people within our business and the industry.”

Davids’ appointment is effective from 1 July 2016.

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‘Come Closer’ to Cara Frew

Posted by radio On April - 9 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

The gifted and alluring Cara Frew, is set to release her first EP, Come Close to Me, featuring tracks Dive, Closer, Skin Deep and Weightless, and will be available for download on iTunes on the 22nd of April 2016.

20150421-CARA-FREW_DSC8831-LLCara worked on this four-track EP in Los Angeles with Daniel Heath. His writing and production credits include Blue Jeans and Young and Beautiful for Lana Del Rey, as well as music for Maleficent and 50 Shades of Grey soundtracks. All four tracks were co-written with Stefan Skarbek, who worked closely with the legendary Amy Winehouse until her passing.

 

 

 

 

 

The EP is one of Cara’s most personal as she incorporates her strong Lana Del Ray influence into deep grooves, electronic elements and her signature slow, atmospheric sound. It features darkly shaded synths that cascade into lush walls of sound and her clean vocals resonate a bruised beauty. The music video for Dive has been released https://bit.ly/1Wmuisi and Weightless is set to follow in the next few weeks.

 

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The dedicated singer, songwriter, and musician is currently taking the South African music industry by storm with her enthralling vocals and progressive style of music. Her recent release and debut single, Falling, a Tropical House track produced by David Scott of The Kiffness, spent 12 weeks on the 5FM Top 40, four of them which were in the Top 10 reaching the number four spot.

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The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (‘the Authority’) hereby notifies all stakeholders, particularly communities with an interest in applying for community sound broadcasting service licences that the Authority has issued a notice of a moratorium in respect of such applications as well as applications for radio frequency spectrum licences for the purposes of providing a community sound broadcasting service.

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In the government gazette published on 22 September 2015, the Authority stated that the imposition of the moratorium was necessitated by the following:

 

  1. Scarcity of analogue radio frequencies

 

  1. The current review of licensing processes and procedure regulations wherein the Authority intends to process registrations for community sound broadcasting services in two (2) intervals per year

 

  1. The Authority’s intention to develop a new regulatory framework for community broadcasting during the 2016/17 financial year

 

It should be noted that the moratorium does not apply to pending registrations currently before the Authority and applications already approved but not issued with community sound broadcasting licences.

 

The Authority will issue a formal notice and communicate its decision to lift the moratorium once all processes have been completed and it is ready for licensing.

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SAfm Wins A BASA AWARD

Posted by radio On September - 25 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

SAfm has won the  BASA Media Sponsorship Award for the inaugural SAfm Playwriting Competition. The 18th BASA Awards were held at the Constitutional Court last night and the awards were handed out by the Minister of Arts and Culture, Nathi Mhtethwa and the Chairman of the BASA Board of Directors, Kwanele Gumbi.  The Minister congratulated SAfm for a job well done, while the Chairman of BASA said that he was pleased to note that SAfm wasn’t just “all talk” and that we were playing our part in furthering the Arts in South Africa.

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Drama is part of the SAfm mandate and ICASA license conditions and is something we are obliged to do. However, it is something that Julia Ann Malone our Executive Producer for Drama,  does with passion and dedication because we believe that it is a form of radio that can make a difference to people’s lives and perceptions.  We are a nation of story-tellers and the SAfm Playwriting Competition is just another way that we are providing a platform for the telling of the stories that make up the rich tapestry of the country. The competition’s objectives include the unearthing of new writing talent and the encouragement of the use of radio as a means of expression.

 

The competition exceeded all expectations in receiving over 300 entries and apart from the 3 prize-winning plays, it yielded more than 30 other new plays ready for broadcast. They are currently on air.

 

SAfm are currently putting the finishing touches to the 2nd edition of the competition that will be launched soon.

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C4U heads to North West

Posted by radio On July - 21 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

Career Expo: Come explore and interact with TOP tertiary institutions, companies and prospective employers

 

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The prospect of a career choice is an issue that touches every young learner, organization, community and our economy profoundly. As is, the majority of our learners spend more time deciding what cars, phone, and clothes to buy than choosing a career. Could this be that career decision making is hard work or that our learners have difficult time accessing information about tertiary studies and career options available? If our learners make informed choices they are less likely to experience some of the consequences of poor choices or ineffective career guidance such as tertiary institutions drop out, late tertiary applications, unemployable youth market, completing a degree that one has no interest in, indecisive labour force market or unhappy workforce.

In order to help facilitate our young learners’ transition to tertiary and to the working world, Careers For A Powerful You Pty Ltd (C4U) has, since the beginning of the year, embarked on a journey throughout townships and rural areas in South Africa and now going to Mahikeng in the North West province to create a platform where our young learners access resources, opportunities, and sound advice from professionals to unlock their full potential and make informed decisions about their career path.

 

For our young learners – the Career expo is a platform to meet and interact with a wide variety of organizations in one location, in one day. This interaction allows them to tap into opportunities available within these organizations. Also, it is a platform where learners are proactive and search for solutions with regard to careers and challenges they currently face. Our core focus is to encourage innovation and creativity and produce sustainable development within our economy and community. We have identified the following as challenges that lie ahead for our learners: admissions, financial aid, earning extra income, opportunity identification, unemployment, how to start up a business, sound advice and questions about their future.

 

For our exhibitors – the career expo is a vibrant and revitalized platform for the public and the private sectors to profile themselves as employers of choice. This is an opportunity to meet with learners from various schools in and around Mahikeng. It also presents an unmatched opportunity for talent finders to promote their organisations and compete for the best available pool of talent and connect directly with potential employees, bursary recipients, provide employment and career information.

C4U is a member of the Shanduka Black Umbrellas programme which is an initiative to support and mentor black entrepreneurs to build sustainable businesses.

As a mobile career consulting firm, we specialize in career development within township and rural areas. This is done through educational and career events, publications and CSI Projects. Our mission is to empower our ‘future leaders’ in rural and township areas and to ensure equal access of information and resources. We connect young learners with educators, marketers, companies and mentors to create quality career and learning exposure.

For more information on how to be a part of this initiative, please contact:

 

Contact: Event Manager

Company Name: Careers For A Powerful You PTY LTD Location: Mmabatho Civic Centre

Date: 30 July 2015

Physical Address: James Moroka Drive, Mmabatho, 2735

Telephone: 010 590 5555/ 073 481 8510 Time: 08h00 to 15h00

Website: www.c4you.co.za

Email Address: sedzani@c4you.co.za

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Wits Media Certificate to start soon

Posted by radio On May - 28 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

Navigate challenges in print, radio, television and online newsrooms

wjsOnly one week left until the start of the Wits Media Management Certificate. The short course aims to equip managers with the skills and knowledge to navigate the ever-changing business of media.

Targeted at mid-level managers or potential managers with three years’ working experience, the short course is split into two modules.  The first module introduces participants to management principles while the second focuses on the implementation of these principles.
The course content is as follows:

Module 1

  • Basic principles of management
  • The Media landscape
  • Managing in the 21st Century: creating an organisational culture for change
  • Principles of management v leadership
  • Human resource management: people & performance management
  • Introduction to marketing, advertising and the changing business model
  • Media ethics – creating an ethical framework for media
  • Finance for non-financial managers A
  • Strategic thinking & planning
  • How mobile is changing the media landscape
  • The modern media manager: building a profile in an online era
  • The future of media and challenges for innovation

Module 2

  • Human resource management: strategy, policy making, legislation & reporting
  • Finance for non-financial managers B
  • Fresh perspective on the advertising industry
  • Gender dynamics in the newsroom
  • Introduction to new media products
  • Presentation skills
  • Content and advertising across multiple platforms

Lectures are held at the Wits School of Journalism with top lecturers, guest presenters and speakers presenting on a wide range of management challenges in print, radio, television and online newsrooms. They include Caxton Professor of Journalism and Media Studies and director of Journalism Programme at Wits University, Anton Harber, senior lecturer in Finance and Accounting at Wits Business School, Dr Thabang MokoaleliMokoteli, former Saturday Star editor Paula Fray and former SABC chairperson KanyiMkonza.

The certificate is a NQF8 level qualification equivalent to an Honours degree. Candidates accepted into the BA Honours programme can get credit for the certificate.

The course costs R10 000 per participant which is payable in advance to Wits University.

Course dates:

Module 1 – 1 June to 12 June, 2015

Module 2 – 13 July to 17 July, 2015

Enquiries can be directed to Zanele Sabela on 011 325 5251 or zsabela@frayintermedia.com

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM (PDF), 48kb

 

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The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), celebrated Africa Month,  by extending the services of its 24-Hour News Channel, which is broadcast on the DStv platform on channel 404 into the rest of the continent.

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The channel was previously broadcast only in the SADC region and with this expansion it will enable 50 African countries to have access to the SABC’s 24-Hour News channel. The channel will feature a mixture of local and continental news stories to appeal to the wide range of audience which the channel will be serving.

 

The 24-Hour News channel was launched in August 2013, and over the past 18 months has made great strides in becoming a premier source of news and information for the SADC region. Broadcasting highlights thus far, include the coverage of the successful elections in Zambia, Lesotho and Nigeria, as well as the SADC Special Summit in Zimbabwe and the Pan African Parliament held in Johannesburg last week.

 

Mr. Hlaudi Motsoeneng, the Corporation’s Chief Operations Officer (COO) stated: “This development will assist the SABC in championing the voice of the continent, by telling African stories from an African perspective. It will also create a platform for South Africans to interact with their fellow African counterparts, by celebrating the continent’s achievements, showcasing opportunities and addressing challenges”.

 

He further said that: “With the country having recently experienced Xenophobia, as a public service broadcaster our role in dealing with this matter is to further expose our South African citizens to the lives of their fellow Africans as we are one. The extension of this news service will go a long way in fulfilling that objective and reinforcing Africa’s unity, commitment to peace, democracy and economic development”.

 

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International dance music group Drizabone will perform alongside local music acts Muzart, The Muffinz, Vusi Mashlasela and DJ Unathi Nkayi at the DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival, presented by Nedbank, which takes place at Waterfall Polo Estate in Midrand on Saturday, June 6.

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There will be a feast of entertainment as they join award winning Queen of Funk Chaka Khan and the legend of global dance music Louie Vega at South Africa’s biggest food and music extravaganza.

 

World-renowned, award-winning South African musician Vusi Mahlasela will grace the audience with his soothing voice as he shares our musical heritage through captivating songs. Affectionately referred to as “The Voice”, Mahlasela is sure to impress with classics like When You Come Back , Selang Mabele and much, much more.

 

DrizaBone is led by Billy April and Vincent Garcia who are best known for their successful remix of I Love Your Smile and the song Real Love. Muzart – with their fresh retro jazzy sound on house beats – consists of Rori Thandekiso and Tshegofatso Lehutso on vocals with Victor Chauke (keyboard), Nkanyiso Khanyile (DJ) and Sol Mosetle (guitar). SAMA nominated group The Muffinz, a quintet of four guitarists and a drummer, released their second acclaimed album Do What You Love earlier this year following on their critically acclaimed debut album Have You Heard?

 

Unathi Nkayi will pay tribute to the late Miriam Makeba, Brenda Fassie and Cape Verdean “Barefoot Diva” Cesária Évora during her set titled “Tribute to our African Queens”.

 

While there’s plenty of sizzling entertainment, there’s also an even bigger focus this year on food and all things culinary. The Delicious Restaurant will be hosted by Celebrity MasterChef SA judge Pete Goffe-Wood with food demonstrations by Food Network celebrity chefs Reza Mohammad, Siba and Jenny Morris.

 

So whether you are a foodie or a muso get your tickets and get ready for SA’s biggest food and music extravaganza. Tickets are now on sale from www.ticketpro.co.za.

 

General Access Tickets:

R450 per person

 

Delicious Lounge Tickets (Cashless environment)

R900 per person*

Includes the following:

  • Delicious Lounge NFC card to use within the lounge area
  • R150 loaded onto card to spend at bar
  • VIP Parking
  • VIP Entrance
  • VIP Bathrooms
  • Premium Bar
  • Air-conditioned luxury tented lounge
  • Viewing Deck

*No children will be allowed into the Delicious Lounge area unless they have a valid Delicious Lounge access ticket

 

Decadance Luxury Lounge

R3500 per person

Includes the following:

  • Entrance tickets into Delicious Festival
  • VIP Parking
  • Entrance into Decadance Luxury Lounge
  • VIP Luxury Lounge and Décor
  • Private viewing balconies in the lounge
  • Full upscale canapé and tasting menu for lunch and dinner menu options
  • Cheeseboard buffet
  • Tea and coffee
  • Private bespoke bar facilities
  • Full complimentary Premium Bar from 11am – 9pm
  • VIP toilet facilities
  • Plasma screens
  • Fully staffed facility including dedicated waitresses, hostesses, bar staff and senior management
  • Entertainment – local DJ’s to perform within lounge once concert ends

*No Under 18’s allowed into the Decadance Luxury Lounge area

 

 

Kids Access Tickets:

Kids under 12 @ R200 per child

Includes access to General Access areas and DStv Kids Zone

**No children will be allowed into the Delicious Lounge area unless they have a valid Delicious Lounge access ticket

 

The DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival presented by Nedbank, is held in proud association with Ticketpro, NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto, Virgin Atlantic, Castle Milk Stout, Kaya FM, Mitsubishi Motors and Gauteng Tourism.

 

 

Online links:

 

  • Websites: www.deliciousfestival.com & www.dstv.com/delicious
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeliciousFestivalSA
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/DeliciousFestSA
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C4U takes over Kagiso

Posted by radio On April - 30 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

The prospect of a career choice is an issue that touches every young learner, organization, community and our economy profoundly. As is, the majority of our learners spend more time deciding what cars, phone, and clothes to buy than choosing a career. Could this be that career decision making is hard work or that our learners have difficult time accessing information about tertiary studies and career options available?

 

If our learners make informed choices they are less likely to experience some of the consequences of poor choices or ineffective career guidance such as tertiary institutions drop out, late tertiary applications, unemployable youth market, completing a degree that one has no interest in, indecisive labour force market or unhappy workforce.

 

In order to help facilitate our young learners’ transition to tertiary and to the working world, Careers For A Powerful You Pty Ltd (C4U) has, since the beginning of the year, embarked on a journey throughout townships and rural areas in South Africa and now going to Kagiso in the Gauteng province to create a platform where our young learners access resources, opportunities, and sound advice from professionals to unlock their full potential and make informed decisions about their career path.

C4U

For our young learners – the Career expo is a platform to meet and interact with a wide variety of organizations in one location, in one day. This interaction allows them to tap into opportunities available within these organizations. Also, it is a platform where learners are proactive and search for solutions with regard to careers and challenges they currently face.

 

Our core focus is to encourage innovation and creativity and produce sustainable development within our economy and community. We have identified the following as challenges that lie ahead for our learners: admissions, financial aid, earning extra income, opportunity identification, unemployment, how to start up a business, sound advice and questions about their future.

 

For our exhibitors – the career expo is a vibrant and revitalized platform for the public and the private sectors to profile themselves as employers of choice. This is an opportunity to meet with learners from various schools in and around Kagiso. It also presents an unmatched opportunity for talent finders to promote their organisations and compete for the best available pool of talent and connect directly with potential employees, bursary recipients, provide employment and career information.

 

C4U is a member of the Shanduka Black Umbrellas programme which is an initiative to support and mentor black entrepreneurs to build sustainable businesses. As a mobile career consulting firm, we specialize in career development within township and rural areas. This is done through educational and career events, publications and CSI

 

Projects. Our mission is to empower our ‘future leaders’ in rural and township areas and to ensure equal access of information and resources. We connect young learners with educators, marketers, companies and mentors to create quality career and learning exposure.

 

 

 

[Issued by: C4U]

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