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DATATAG CONTINUE ITS SECURED BY DESIGN ACCREDITATION

HDATATAG CONTINUE ITS SECURED BY DESIGN ACCREDITATION

Datatag ID renewed their membership with Secured by Design (SBD), the national police crime prevention initiative, recently and looks to expand the range accredited products.

Accreditation with SBD requires products to be subjected to rigorous testing and additionally be fully certificated by an independent, third-party certification body accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) before being allowed to carry the SBD logo - this onerous process is the only way for companies to obtain police accreditation for security-related products in the UK. Read More

Date Created: 25/02/2020


HITACHI ADOPTS THE NEW CESAR ECV INITIATIVE

HITACHI ADOPTS THE NEW CESAR ECV INITIATIVE

Hitachi Construction Machinery (UK) have confirmed that from January 2020, every mini, medium and large excavator, wheeled loader and wheeled excavator will be fitted with the new CESAR Security ECV System powered by Datatag technologies as standard.

The Construction Equipment Association (CEA) launched the new CESAR Emissions Compliance Verification (ECV) at Plantworx 2019 and stated that it was an invaluable 'bolt-on' product which compliments the well established CESAR Security System, allowing quick and easy verification of a machine's emissions category. Read More

Date Created: 13/01/2020


Feature Article in County Gazette - DORSET POLICE ISSUE WARNING AS ATV AND UTV THEFTS RISE

DORSET POLICE ISSUE WARNING AS ATV AND UTV THEFTS RISE

Dorset Police Rural Crime Team are urging owners of ATVs and UTVs to take action following an increase in thefts across the county.

During December there have been 11 vehicles stolen from rural areas, taking the total during 2019 across Dorset up to 29 ATVs and seven UTVs. Read More

Date Created: 02/01/2020


CESAR'S A DIAMOND AT THIS YEAR'S CPA CONFERENCE

CESAR'S A DIAMOND AT THIS YEAR'S CPA CONFERENCE

The official CESAR Scheme is this year’s Diamond Sponsor of the CPA conference, which takes place on the 17th October, at the Heart of England Conference and Events Centre in Coventry. The one day event is being hosted by former television newsreader, presenter and journalist Merryn Matt and as previous supporters of CPA events, CESAR seized the opportunity of being this year’s headline sponsor. Read More

Date Created: 02/09/2019


DATATAG HELP CONVICT FIVE CAREER CRIMINALS

DATATAG HELP CONVICT FIVE CAREER CRIMINALS

After an 8 week trial five known criminals with a long history of previous offences were convicted of handling stolen goods and money laundering. Paul Granger, Patrick Jenkins, Charlie Granger, Raymond Dyer and Jack Granger were all found guilty after a case that was initiated by Datatag's Police Liaison and Training Officer Nick Mayell, back in December 2015. Read More

Date Created: 08/07/2019


CESAR SUPPORTS UK POLICE FORCES AT PLANTWORX

CESAR SUPPORTS UK POLICE FORCES AT PLANTWORX

Police officers from across the UK attended a special training event on the opening morning of the biannual Plantworx Exhibition recently. The show, at its new venue of the East of England Showground, Peterborough, Has a huge product showcase and an exciting mix of live demonstrations and working machinery and saw visitors from across the spectrum of the construction industry brave the weather to see all that's new in plant. Read More

Date Created: 20/06/2019


CEA CESAR SCHEME SHOWCASES LATEST DEVELOPMENT AT PLANTWORX

CEA CESAR SCHEME SHOWCASES LATEST DEVELOPMENT AT PLANTWORX

The Construction Equipment Association's official CESAR Scheme, powered by Datatag technologies showcased its latest development at the biggest ever Plantworx show in the form of the new CESAR Emissions Compliance Verification (ECV) functionality. Read More

Date Created: 12/06/2019


CESAR IS SET TO EXHIBIT AT PLANTWORX 2019

CESAR IS SET TO EXHIBIT AT PLANTWORX 2019

The Construction Equipment Association's official CESAR Scheme, powered by Datatag technologies now marks over 320,000 construction and agricultural machines and will be exhibiting again at the UK's biggest construction show, Plantworx. Read More

Date Created: 12/06/2019


CESAR TO EXHIBIT AT PLANTWORX 2019

CESAR TO EXHIBIT AT PLANTWORX 2019

The Construction Equipment Association's official CESAR Scheme, which celebrated a major milestone recently with the unveiling of its' 300,000th registered machine, will again be exhibiting this year at the UK's biggest construction show - Plantworx. Read More

Date Created: 22/03/2019


THE OFFICIAL CESAR SCHEME RECOVERS STOLEN MACHINES

THE OFFICIAL CESAR SCHEME RECOVERS STOLEN MACHINES

The Construction Equipment Association's official CESAR Scheme, powered by Datatag technologies, has proven itself once again - recently helping in the recovery of a stolen Thwaites dumper and JCB roller. Read More

Date Created: 13/02/2019


CESAR REACHES 300,000 REGISTRATIONS

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The Construction Equipment Association's official CESAR Scheme, powered by Datatag technologies, celebrated a significant milestone in its life today as it reached the figure of 300,000 registered machines since launched in 2007. Read More

Date Created: 07/02/2019


DATATAG SUPPORT GARDAI IN IDENTIFICATION OF RECOVERED POWER TOOLS

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At a recent event hosted by the Gardai, Sergeant Peter Mc Connon, Crime Prevention Officer for County Carlow, had on display over 200 items of stolen and recovered power tools. The haul was the result of a successful police operation in the area and the 'identification parade' of tools was put on in the hope that members of the public could identify them. Read More

Date Created: 30/01/2019


CESAR TRAINING GOES GLOBAL

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In a recent joint cross border operation including forces from Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex alongside HMRC Fuel Division, Border Immigration Officers and Trading Standards, Datatag Police Liaison Manager Vince Wise helped demonstrate the simplicity of vehicle identification using the plant industry's own official security marking system called CESAR. Read More

Date Created: 24/01/2019


CESAR TRAINING GOES GLOBAL

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Datatag's Nick Mayell delivers Heavy Equipment Masterclasses to Police Officers across the UK and around the globe. He is arguably the world's leading expert in heavy plant identification and as such his knowledge is in great demand. Read More

Date Created: 22/01/2019


CHESHIRE RECOVERY

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Whilst Datatag's Police Liaison Managers Nick Mayell and Vince Wise were hosting a Plant Identification Training Seminar in Newcastle, Datatag's 24/7 Contact Centre received a call from a prospective buyer of a JCB roller and a Thwaites dumper, concerned that the price was just too good to be true. Read More

Date Created: 14/01/2019


QUICK TRAILER RECOVERY

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Whilst attending a Security Event at a cattle market in Hereford, Datatag’s Nick Mayell took the opportunity to take a quick walk around the car park and check the trailers which were parked up. Read More

Date Created: 14/01/2019


POLICE SCOTLAND - SAFER COMMUNITIES DIVISION - RURAL CRIME ROADSHOWS VIDEO

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Throughout this summer The Police Scotland Rural Crime Officers attended country shows including The Royal Highland Show and Perth Show to engage with the rural communities of Scotland. They offered advice on farm and home security as well as quite a few photo opportunities for kids and big kids alike with the Police Tractor. Read More

Date Created: 11/10/2018


THE OFFICIAL CESAR SCHEME IS TO EXHIBIT AT NEW LOOK LAMMA 2019

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Datatag ID, who power the official CESAR Security Scheme and are long standing exhibitors at LAMMA, will again return to the show at its new home in 2019, indoors at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in the West Midlands on January 18th and 19th. Read More

Date Created: 26/09/2018


Feature Article in Yorkshire Post - MANUFACTURERS FIGHT RURAL CRIME

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Farm machinery manufacturers are searching for design solutions to help the agricultural industry beat rural crime, a senior trade figure said.

Agricultural economist Stephen Howarth said that the vehicle identification system CESAR had made a huge difference since it was first introduced to agricultural equipment nine years ago. Read More

Date Created: 11/06/2018


TRALEE COMPANY BECOMES FIRST IN IRELAND TO OFFER INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM

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A Kerry company has become the first in Ireland to bring an internationally recognised anti-theft system here. Read More

Date Created: 23/05/2018


FIRST TIME AT AGRITECHNICA FOR DATATAG

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Datatag ID Limited, the leading security solutions provider for many industry-wide security schemes, has announced its participation at the world's largest trade fair for agricultural machinery and equipment AGRITECHNICA which will be held in Hannover, Germany, from November 12th. Read More

Date Created: 07/11/2017


CESAR ANNOUNCED AS THE HEADLINE SPONSOR OF THE 2018 CITS CONFERENCE

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This year's Combined Industries Theft Solutions (CITS) Conference, Fraud-The Elephant in the room, is being sponsored by the CEA's CESAR Scheme. The will be held at the impressive Royal Bank of Scotland building at 250 Bishopsgate, London on Friday 24th November. Read More

Date Created: 30/10/2017


DATATAG AND FAROLS SUPPORT COMMUNITY HERD

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The Brill Common Society recently approached Farols to support their work in preserving Brill Common from falling into disrepair.

Brill Common is used by villagers and visitors from across Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire who come to visit the historic windmill and then walk, picnic and fly kites. It was designated a Local Wildlife site back 1997 due to its ecological interest and about this time grazing on the Common ceased. For years a lack of management resulted in an overgrowth of scrub, bramble, tree seedlings etc nearly destroying the increasingly rare unimproved grassland. Read More

Date Created: 25/10/2017


KUBOTA UK TACKLING RURAL CRIME HEAD ON - MACHINERY MANUFACTURER ADOPTS CESAR FOR M SERIES TRACTORS

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Kubota UK's continued commitment and investment in the agricultural sector has been raised once again after the leading machinery manufacturer announced its adoption of the official CESAR Scheme for its M Series range of tractors.

The CESAR security and registration scheme is owned and managed by the Construction Equipment Association (CEA) and supported by the Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA). By utilising Datatag ID technology, CESAR is designed to increase machine security and deter tractor theft. Read More

Date Created: 04/09/2017


DATATAG AIDS RECOVERY OF STOLEN JCB

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On the 24th July 2017 a West Midlands based hire company hired out a JCB 8030 excavator to a local business who were later found to be 'bogus' and quickly disappeared without trace, taking the JCB and other goods obtained through fraudulent hire with them. Once the hire company realised what had happened they quickly reported the crime to Action fraud. Read More

Date Created: 23/08/2017


RURAL CRIME IS ON THE RISE

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Every year rural crime costs millions of pounds and causes untold anxiety across the UK, which is why NFU Mutual analyses its claims data annually to assess the state of crime in the countryside.

Last year (2016) rural crime cost the UK £39.2million. Although that's down a little (4.3%) on the 2015 cost, initial figures for the first half of 2017 suggest the downward trend isn't going to last. Read More

Date Created: 21/08/2017


LEADING EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER LIEBHERR IS THE LATEST BRAND TO ADOPT THE OFFICIAL CEA SECURITY MARKING SCHEME - CESAR

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Liebherr, a German company with a widespread international presence, is best known for its range of tower cranes but its product portfolio also includes a broad range of earthmoving and materials handling equipment including tracked and wheeled excavators, wheeled loaders, crawler tractors, crawler loaders, telescopic handlers and large dump trucks. CESAR will be fitted to all Liebherr's mobile equipment from August of this year and fitted on the production lines in their factories. Read More

Date Created: 25/07/2017


A COMBINED OPERATION ORGANISED BY WEST MIDLANDS POLICE

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A recent combined operation between West Midlands Police, the Central Motorway Patrol Group (CMPG) and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) yielded significant results with several arrests and a number of vehicles seized. Read More

Date Created: 20/07/2017


CESAR IN FULL VIEW AT PLANTWORX

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Last week saw the third successful Plantworx exhibition take place at Bruntingthorpe in Leicestershire and many leading manufacturers exhibited machines fitted with the official CESAR Scheme's now familiar triangular registration plate.

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Date Created: 13/06/2017


DOOSAN MACHINE IS MARKED WITH THE 250,000 CESAR PLATE

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The 250,000 CESAR marked machine - a Doosan - was unveiled today at the Plantworx exhibition. The official CESAR Scheme, owned by the Construction Equipment Association (CEA), is the number one anti-theft and recovery system for plant and agricultural equipment and has proven itself to be invaluable in the fight against plant theft. Datatag ID, the technology provider to the scheme, are exhibiting as the CESAR Scheme at this the UKs biggest plant machinery show. Read More

Date Created: 06/06/2017


CESAR MARKS A DECADE AT PLANTWORX

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The official CESAR scheme owned by the Construction Equipment Association (CEA) and powered by Datatag ID Limited will this week celebrate its tenth year at the Plantworx show 6TH-8TH June, at Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire. Read More

Date Created: 05/06/2017


NC ENGINEERING ANNOUNCE CESAR ADOPTION IN TIME FOR PLANTWORX

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NC Engineering has announced the adoption of the official CESAR Scheme as a standard fit to their range of site dumpers. CESAR/Datatag will display an NC Engineering site dumper on their demonstration area at Plantworx in June. Read More

Date Created: 31/05/2017


'COPAGATOR' DEBUTS AT THE BALMORAL SHOW

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The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) officially unveiled its new, specially liveried crime prevention demonstration vehicle at the 149th Balmoral Show. Read More

Date Created: 25/05/2017


THIEVES TARGET VALUABLE TRACTOR GPS SYSTEMS

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According to the NFU rural crime costs the UK in excess of £42 million every year and tractors account for a big proportion of this figure. And whilst the theft rate has dropped very slightly the value has risen indicating a trend towards targeting higher value items. Read More

Date Created: 24/05/2017


DATATAG WIN HAE/EHA PRODUCT OF THE YEAR WITH THEIR NEWLY LAUNCHED SYSTEM - MICROCESAR

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Hire Association Europe and Event Hire Association (HAE/EHA) held their prestigious awards ceremony on Saturday 22nd April at the impressive Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London, where the 2017 Hire Awards of Excellence winners were announced.

Independently judged, the Hire Awards of Excellence acknowledge the successes of hirers and suppliers, along with the incredible individuals who set the standard. Without doubt these Awards are the most sought after accolade within the plant, tool, equipment and event hire industries and represent the best in class for companies and individuals working in the hire sector.
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Date Created: 25/04/2017


MICROCESAR WINS PLANTWORX SECURITY INNOVATION AWARD

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Datatag has won the Plantworx Security Innovation Award, for the second time, with their innovative new product, MicroCESAR.

The recently launched system, designed for small power tools, impressed the judges in a tough award category with a record number of entries. MicroCESAR was developed as a reaction to the growing issue of small tool theft in the construction, agricultural and landscaping markets and uses a combination of unique Datatag RFID transponder and tamper proof warning/registration label, with an integrated QR code. In this way each piece of equipment is given a unique 'fingerprint' that thieves will find virtually impossible to remove. Like CESAR, the official security and registration scheme for large construction and agricultural equipment, MicroCESAR acts as both a powerful deterrent against theft and an invaluable aid to recovery. It also provides the police with quick and easy verification of ownership without the need for special equipment or lengthy laboratory testing. Read More

Date Created: 13/04/2017


THAMES VALLEY POLICE ENLIST DATATAG TO PROTECT RESIDENTS

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Thames Valley Police are strengthening their rural crime prevention measures through the use of Datatag's Home & Property Marking System.

Households in and around the village of Piddington will be offered free systems allowing them to be able to mark items of value such as electrical goods, jewellery, heirlooms and ornaments with Datatag's forensic DNA solution, Datadots and warning labels. Recipients will also be able to warn off potential thieves by displaying household warning signs stating that their property is protected in this way. Read More

Date Created: 22/03/2017


CESAR IN 'VEGAS'

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The official CESAR Scheme was highly visible at the Conexpo show in Las Vegas, last week. CESAR, the world's most successful security marking and registration scheme for construction and agricultural equipment, is owned by the Construction Equipment Association (CEA) and powered by Datatag technology. Read More

Date Created: 20/03/2017


DATATAG CALLED TO HELP IDENTIFY RECOVERED JCB

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When the Police find a machine they believe to be stolen but which has been completely stripped of any identifying marks there's only one person they turn to - Datatag's resident Sherlock Holmes, Nick Mayell. Nick has decades of experience sniffing out the truth when it comes to plant and machinery and anything he doesn't know about the tricks of the trade simply aren't worth knowing. Which is handy for the Police as Nick also manages Datatag's Accredited Police Training Courses ensuring at least some of his encyclopaedic knowledge is passed on to the serving officers. Read More

Date Created: 08/03/2017


HAE HIRE AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE - MICROCESAR SHORTLISTED

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Hire Association Europe and Event Hire Association (HAE/EHA) today announced the shortlist for their prestigious 2017 Hire Awards of Excellence. Read More

Date Created: 27/02/2017


EHS SEES MICROCESAR AND CESAR ADOPTION ANNOUNCED BY LEADING BRANDS

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The Hire Industry returned to Coventry this week for the Executive Hire Show and Datatag ID used the opportunity to announce their latest innovative development, MicroCESAR.

MicroCESAR was first announced at the end of 2015 and Datatag's MD Kevin Howells presented further updates at the EHS in 2016, as part of the CPA's open forum. This year Datatag was back as an exhibitor to support their many customers. Read More

Date Created: 14/02/2017


STIHL ADOPT MICRO-CESAR

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STIHL, one of the leading manufacturers of handheld power equipment, are set to become the first company to adopt MicroCESAR, an equipment security marking system designed to provide added security for their customers. Developed by the Construction Equipment Association (CEA) using Datatag security marking technologies and back-up, MicroCESAR is the latest addition to the hugely successful CESAR Scheme which protects larger plant and equipment. Read More

Date Created: 09/02/2017


AVANT LATEST BRAND TO ADOPT CESAR

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For the past 20 years Avant machines have been available in the UK and now, for the first time, they come with the industry backed CESAR Security and Registration System fitted as standard.

Avant Tecno (UK), with its network of regional dealers has expanded sales of its products by promoting the many benefits offered by their small but dynamic machines and the huge range of tasks they are able to undertake. Recognising the ever present threat of theft and the impact that it can have on their customers Avant have decided to help protect them by fitting the award winning CESAR System to their range as standard. Read More

Date Created: 09/02/2017


CLANCY PLANT FIRST TO ADOPT MICROCESAR

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Founded in 1962 Clancy Plant has grown from strength to strength mainly due to its focus in meeting customer's needs - whatever they may be. And with the ever present spectre of theft Clancy is the first major plant hire company to adopt the latest in the fight against criminals targeting small handheld power tools - MicroCESAR. Read More

Date Created: 09/02/2017


CESAR ANTI-THEFT DEVICES FITTED TO NEW POLARIS ATVS

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QUAD bike theft around the UK is on the rise and now manufacturer, Polaris, is doing its best to build in deterrent measure to its latest range of machines.

At the recent LAMMA show, it announced that all new Polaris ATVs and side-by-side vehicles will be fitted with the CESAR anti-theft system. Read More

Date Created: 31/01/2017


CESAR'S 10TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR BEGINS AT LAMMA

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As the official CESAR Scheme enters its tenth anniversary year CESAR exhibited at LAMMA 2017. The popular two-day agricultural event in Peterborough attracted over 15,000 visitors per day.

The CESAR Scheme is the official security initiative of the CEA (Construction Equipment Association) and the AEA (Agricultural Engineers Association) which uses an array of Datatag security marking technology to give each piece of equipment a unique 'fingerprint that thieves cannot remove. Read More

Date Created: 23/01/2017


POLARIS ATV AND SIDE-BY-SIDE VEHICLES FITTED WITH THE CESAR ATV SYSTEM

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Polaris officially announces at the LAMMA show that all new Polaris ATVs and Side by Side vehicles (excluding the Youth range) will be fitted with the CESAR ATV System.

Security for ATVs and Utility vehicles has become a growing concern and as Europe's leading All-Terrain Vehicle manufacturer, Polaris has taken this positive action towards protecting customers' vehicles. The company has formed a new partnership with the CESAR Scheme - the official security initiative of the CEA (Construction Equipment Association) and the AEA (Agricultural Engineers Association) and Datatag, who are the technology partner behind CESAR. Read More

Date Created: 16/01/2017


MICRO-CESAR SHORT LISTED FOR AN INNOVATION AWARD AT LAMMA

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With one week to go before the opening of LAMMA 2017, Datatag is delighted to learn that their newly launched product, Micro-CESAR, has been short listed for an innovation award.

LAMMA, which takes place in Peterborough at the East of England showground, welcomes back Datatag and many other leading brands to the annual agricultural event, which will take place on the 18th & 19th January. Read More

Date Created: 13/01/2017


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