13/04/2017 Reporting Scotland


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Here, on BBC One, it's time for the news where you are.

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A BBC investigation has found that construction faults have been found

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They are similar to those that led to the closure of 17 schools

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It was this time last year that parents discovered it wasn't just

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one school in Edinburgh that has been badly built, but 17.

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Now, in a Freedom of Information request, the BBC has discovered that

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71 more schools in Scotland have been found to have similar defects.

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These schools are located across 15 local authorities and that takes

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the total, when you include Edinburgh, to 89 faulty schools

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What has also emerged is that 11 local authorities

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say they have not yet carried out the more detailed

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intrusive checks on all their schools.

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These are surveys the report into the Edinburgh scandal said

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It was only when nine tonnes of wall came crashing

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into the playground at this primary school last January

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that they realised the school had not been built properly.

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The official report said it was lucky nobody was killed.

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It then emerged that 17 schools in the city

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But the number of schools we now know to have been affected

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It's actually frightening to think there are so

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many schools that potentially have the same problem.

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Let's not forget that, at that school, somebody

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Defective bits like this were part of the problem.

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Because the faults were not found in one

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that work is supervised and signed off.

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The whole industry has to look at the system and how we can manage

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that better than we have, as is indicated at the moment.

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As repairs continued today, councils were reminded

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of their duty to make sure their buildings are safe.

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It's vital that parents have the confidence and a guarantee

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that buildings are safe and secure for their children and that's why

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the obligation must be taken very seriously by local authorities,

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to ensure that buildings are properly constructed,

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that they are certificated in terms of the design and structure that has

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been undertaken and that the safety of young people can be guaranteed,

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This is where is all started, but where does it finish?

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83 of the 89 schools the buildings have been fixed.

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However, these problems may not just be confined to schools.

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In fact, the way that all public buildings are bought

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and built in Scotland is now the subject of review.

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It has emerged that Gerry King, who has been chairman

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of Celtic Boys Club, has been charged in connection with

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non-recent sexual abuse offences. Police Scotland confirmed

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that a 65-year-old man was charged on 15th February,

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and a report has been sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

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Mr King, a teacher at Glasgow's St Martha's Primary School,

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has been suspended from teaching duties by Glasgow City Council,

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pending the outcome of the police investigation.

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There is no information to indicate that the charges relate to any

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A protest took place in Glasgow tonight against a UK-wide change to

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tax credits that's become known as the "rape clause".

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The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has described

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But Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson

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has challenged the Scottish government to use its own

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welfare powers, if it wants to do things differently.

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Here is our political correspondent, Glenn Campbell.

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These protesters gathering in Glasgow are against the new policy

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restricting child tax credit claims to the first two children, and they

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are far from impressed by the exemption for women

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who conceive a third or subsequent child as a result

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In order to claim for the third child that has been

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conceived through rape, a woman has to fill this out

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and then she has to get a third party to sign it to say,

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This is an extreme measure that they are expecting women to go to.

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I think it shows a complete lack of understanding around rape, sexual

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assault and the impact it has on women.

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The Department for Work and Pensions says that women who have

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children through rape are specifically exempted from the two

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child policy so that they don't lose out on benefits, and they say that

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such cases will be handled with compassion.

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In America last week, the First Minister said the

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They have to prove, they have to prove,

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that the child was conceived as a result of rape.

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Now, it is a disgusting and disgraceful policy.

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On social media, the First Minister said it was shameful

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that the Scottish Conservatives defended the policy.

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Kezia Dugdale said it was terrible but Ruth Davidson

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Kezia Dugdale said it was terrible that Ruth Davidson

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They have housed in something they say they oppose

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but they are choosing not to do it because

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they would rather take the UK government than change

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the system in Scotland, and I think the First Minister

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choosing to do that and not putting forward proposals to changes

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opens after allegations of hypocrisy.

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It is cruel and it stigmatises not just the women but

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The SNP say the so-called rape clause and to child

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policy for tax credits should be scrapped across the UK.

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A man has died after a violent incident in the centre of Glasgow.

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Police said an assault took place just after four o'clock this

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The suspected assailant made off on foot towards West Nile Street,

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before inflicting injuries on himself.

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He died a short time later in hospital.

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It is understood the incident is not terrorist-related.

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Robots and advanced computer systems are set to transform the way work

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That is according to a report from Scottish Enterprise,

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which says automation will bring big changes to all parts of Scotland's

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Our business correspondent David Henderson has been to a dairy

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farm that relies on robots to do much of the work.

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This is a dairy farm with a difference.

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For hundreds of years, farmers have been milking cows but,

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here, it's a robot which does that job.

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It's helped the farm become more productive than many of its rivals.

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The benefits for the cows are unbelievable, because they can

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go on to the robots whenever they want.

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It's a stress-free atmosphere for them.

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To be honest, if the cows are happy, get more milk.

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As the cows eat, another robot gets to

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work, serving up the food like a helpful way to.

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In the last 100 years, farming has been transformed

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by technology, whether its tractors or robots, like this thing.

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These days, fewer people than ever work on

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farms, and yet they have never been so productive.

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The robots will tell us how much milk has been produced

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Machines are changing the way that farmers work,

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telling them what they need to know and taking over dull and

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The biggest benefit for us is being able to utilise the technical

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skill of our staff to the greatest of their ability.

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The robots allow us to deal with all of the

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repetitive jobs that can be automated.

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A new report from Scottish Enterprise spells out how

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almost every workplace in the country will face changes

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because of clever machines, so where do people fit in?

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The opportunity, the big prize is to help develop

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individuals, to redeploy people, to get that higher value work and to

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harness machines and, if we can do that, that will improve

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At Dundee and Angus college, they are rising to that challenge.

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Students here learned to control a new generation

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Digital technology now is all around us.

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It touches every single sector that we work in.

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Without preparing young people and older adult returners

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with these skills, we won't have the workforce that we need

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Without advanced robots, farms like this one would find it

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much harder to operate and today's report makes it clear that

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technology is creating jobs where it didn't exist before,

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but few workplaces will remain untouched in the years ahead.

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Rangers chairman Dave King faces a legal fight,

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after ignoring an order to make an offer for the remaining shares

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King is deemed to have breached Takeover Panel rules and was given

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until yesterday to bid for two thirds of Rangers' shares.

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The businessman said such an offer was not in the interest of either

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Rangers or shareholders. Alasdair Lamont has more.

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This all relates to purchases or attempted purchases of Rangers

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Effectively resulting in the overthrowing of the previous

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board and Rangers coming under the control of the current

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chairman, Dave King, and like-minded fans and investors,

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including Douglas Park. Because they acquire more than 30%

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of Rangers' shares and the takeover panel deemed them to be working

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as a concerted party, King was told he needed to make an offer to other

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shareholders of more than ?11 million.

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to yesterday to do that. When that appeal failed,

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he went to Edinburgh, to try to have the order enforced.

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It is difficult to predict exactly how the court might view this.

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Dave King has so far argued that any offer would not

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represent value for money for shareholders, as the 20p he would be

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offering is below the current value of Rangers shares.

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Regardless of how the court looks at it, the takeover

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panel has their own potential sanctions if it continues to refuse

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to comply with the orders, the most serious of which is called financial

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cold shouldering, which prevents city institutions

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Now, we can catch up with the weather outlook

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Temperatures really struggling in the north tomorrow, with fresh

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westerly winds making for quite a chilly though. Across the rest of

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the UK, again, quite a lot of cloud. Outbreaks of rain across the North

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and north-west of England and perhaps some parts of Wales. A highs

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of around 16 Celsius around the London area, given that we do see

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some brightness or sunshine. Into tomorrow evening, back on home turf

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again that mixture of bright sunny spells and some showers. Really

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quite frequent and heavy across the North and falling snow -- falling as

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snow on the heels. Saturday, the best day for many areas of the

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weekend with lots of brightness and some sunshine. Brisk north-westerly

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winds across the North of Scotland feeding in a number of showers.

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Really quite a raw feel in exposure to these winds. For Easter Sunday,

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quite a lot of dry weather. A fair amount of cloud. We may see some

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showers affecting the far north of Scotland, and these could well be

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showers affecting the far north of wintry in nature over the hills on

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the high ground, and still feeling chilly.

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Thanks very much. From everyone on the latest team, good night.

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