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PROGRAM ASSOCIATE (LATIN AMERICA PROGRAMS)

The international program associate position located in Arlington, Virginia will support donor-funded justice and security sector training programs administered by the National Center for State Courts (NCSC).

The incumbent will provide administrative and financial support to programs, including support for accounts payable functions, administration of timesheets, arrangement of travel and expense reimbursement, and record-keeping. The program associate will also support the development of cost proposals and cost analysis for new programs.

NCSC is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of justice systems in the U.S. and around the world. NCSC partners with donor agencies, host country governments and civil society organizations to support judicial independence and promote access to justice. NCSC's International Programs Division is based in Arlington, VA. Currently, NCSC administers programs in Latin America (Panama, Honduras, Guatemala, and Belize); Eastern Europe (Serbia, Kosovo); the Middle East (Iraq) and Sub-Saharan Africa (Uganda and Nigeria).

Deadline to apply is September 27th, 2013.

Apply Here!

FINANCE OFFICER - KENYA

Freedom House promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research, advocacy, and programs that support frontline activists. We are a leader in identifying threats to freedom through our highly regarded analytic reports, including Freedom in the World, Freedom of the Press, Freedom on the Net, and Nations in Transit. With 13 field offices and two U.S. offices, we support the right of every individual to be free.

The Finance Officer will be responsible for financial, sub-grant, and administrative functions according to the regulations, policies, and procedures of donors, the Kenyan government and Freedom House in support of programs in the region. This position is based in Nairobi, Kenya and reports to the Project Director.
Some Duties and Responsibilities

Act as liaison with Freedom House headquarters finance and program staff on finance and grant compliance issuesMaintain the integrity and ensure accuracy of all financial data including reviewing and posting entries to General Ledger, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable. In coordination with the Senior Finance Officer (SFO) and headquarters program and finance staff, oversee the financial and grant compliance component of sub-grant programs including assessment of sub-grant applications, assisting in creation of sub-grant documentation and monitoring of financial reporting
Conduct financial analysis and prepare detailed monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports and statements Assist with monitoring cash flow and managing Freedom House's financial status. Ensure all accounting records and systems are in compliance with funder requirements as well as requirements of Kenyan government
Ensure compliance with programmatic objectives, financial obligations and reporting requirements according to grant agreements. Assist with preparation of an annual audit required by local authorities. Assist with the effective functioning of the office support systems including negotiations with the landlord, vendors and other service providers in the most cost effective manner. Assist with maintaining internal controls to ensure compliance with financial policies and procedures. Other related duties as assigned.

Apply Here!

FIELD FINANCIAL MANAGER, PERU (TEMPORARY POSITION)

The American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative seeks a temporary Field Financial Manager (from November 1, 2013 to February 28, 2014) for its Peru office that manages ABA ROLI's "Program to Support the Criminal Justice Sector", which provides technical support to the country's transition to an accusatorial model of the criminal justice system. The position will be based in Lima.

The Field Financial Manager shall coordinate budgeting and financial reporting related to all program activities, including those related to several training workshops per month. Specific tasks include tracking expenses, compiling monthly expense reports, managing petty cash and coordinating all financial transactions for the local office. These duties will involve frequent interaction and coordination with U.S.-based grants managers and finance staff.

Apply Here!

Kiva Fellows Program

Kiva, the "hottest non-profit on the planet" according to FORTUNE magazine, is the world's first person-to-person micro-lending website. Kiva's field partners, throughout the U.S. and in over 60 countries around the world, post thousands of loans to Kiva.org every month so that individual lenders can help fund entrepreneurs who have limited access to capital.

Kiva Fellows have a unique opportunity to witness the realities of microfinance firsthand by working directly with a Kiva field partner, or supporting Kiva's newest initiative (Kiva Zip), for a minimum of 16 weeks. Kiva Fellowships are designed to increase Kiva's global impact, offer participants a unique insider experience into the microfinance industry, and provide a career opportunity of a lifetime. The position is volunteer-based, and all Fellows receive a week of indepth training at Kiva's headquarters, plus ongoing access to Kiva's network of staff and former fellows.

Kiva Fellows are integral to the organization, serving as our eyes and ears on the ground and helping to extend limited resources to maximize impact. Kiva Fellows fulfill a core set of deliverables laid out in a personalized workplan that is defined by Kiva along with the host field partner or Kiva Zip team. Kiva aims to leverage the unique skill set of the Fellow to accomplish key tasks that are crucial to the success of the partnership or initiative.

The deadline for the 23rd Class of Kiva Fellows is September 29, 2013.

Fellows must attend a one-week training in San Francisco from January 27-31, 2014, and deploy into the field within two weeks of training.

We accept applications on our website. To apply, visit www.kiva.org/fellows/apply. For more information on the application process, and to see information on upcoming application deadlines and training schedules visit our website, www.kiva.org/fellows.

Additional Information

First-ever All Class Reunion (Saturday, October 26th)

As you can see - exciting! - we have just launched the registration of our first-ever All Class Humphrey School Reunion happening on Saturday, October 26 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

RSVP by Friday, Oct. 18th!

A link to the timeline of the day's events is located at the bottom of the page - it will involve a service project in the morning, a luncheon at the School and an afternoon of dynamic and exciting TED style talks from Humphrey alumni - we are taking applications for alumni speakers if you'd like to encourage an alumnus with an interesting story, research or idea to consider applying!

We welcome all Humphrey alumni, students, staff and faculty members to join us - we certainly hope faculty will register to attend! Many of our alumni involved in the planning have expressed interest in having current and former faculty attend in order to reconnect - we hope you consider attending! Please share with your fellow faculty and invite them to be at the Humphrey School!

Registration is $50 per person ($45 if you are a U of M Alumni Association member) and $10 of each registration fee is a tax deductible donation to the Humphrey Alumni Scholarship fund.

As always, please let me know if any questions - if you know of alumni news/new jobs/published research/etc., upcoming events, alumni speaking in classrooms, or other alumni related items, I would love to know about them!

Thanks!
Courtney
barr0396@umn.edu

http://www.minnesotaalumni.org/s/1118/content.aspx?sid=1118&pgid=4607&gid=1&cid=7334&ecid=7334&post_id=0

MINN IDEA Summit (Oct 25, 2013)

We are thrilled to announce the MINN IDEA Summit, a full-day conference which will bring together more than 300 leaders from nonprofit organizations, foundations, donor groups, the private sector, and educational institutions - all with a passion for Doing Global Good, Better. This flagship event will include a keynote address by USAID Assistant Administrator, and former President of Mercy Corps, Nancy Lindborg, as well as a dozen breakout sessions on the latest trends, theories, and programming approaches for international practitioners.

Individuals who purchase an annual MINN membership will have the opportunity to receive priority registration for the conference and breakout sessions. Early indicators point to a sold-out event, so register early to guarantee your spot!

Becoming a card carrying member of the MINN community is the best way to stay connected, receive great deals on programming and support the organization's work. By purchasing your MINN membership in conjunction with summit registration, you'll receive a year's membership for only $25 (normally valued at $50).
Open registration for the MINN IDEA Summit begins October 2, 2013 - at $75 per attendee. Purchase of MINN annual membership after the IDEA Summit - $50 (benefits include 20% discount on all MINN activities for the year). Priority Summit registration available IMMEDIATELY in combination with discounted MINN membership - $85 total - a savings of $35!

MINN looks forward to your ideas for innovation at our first annual IDEA Summit!

http://www.minnesotangos.org/ideas

Graduate and Professional Scholarly Excellence in Equity and Diversity (SEED) Awards

The Graduate and Professional Scholarly Excellence in Equity and Diversity (SEED) Awards honor graduate and professional students at the University of Minnesota whose research and scholarly interest are focused on issues of equity, diversity, and/or social justice, and who demonstrate outstanding creativity, innovation, and potential for scholarly and/or professional excellence in their discipline or field. In addition, SEED awardees will demonstrate experience with or commitment to serving or working with underserved, underrepresented or marginalized populations.

Up to two graduate and professional SEED Awards with a value of $2,000 each will be awarded in 2013. The SEED Awards will be presented and the 2013 recipients will be honored on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at the University of Minnesota Equity and Diversity Breakfast.

https://diversity.umn.edu/sites/default/files/SEED%20Graduate%20and%20Professional%20Application%202013.pdf

International Fellowship Programs seeks a male tenant for apt in Minneapolis

International Fellowship Programs seeks a male tenant for September 2013- April 2014 (rent includes May, June, July) to share with international fellow.

University Village Apartments - International Fellowship Program rental rates
Private bedroom and bathroom in a 2 bedroom unit = $773/month
Deposit $350

At U Village, rent includes UNLIMITED heat, air conditioning, water, gas, sewer, electric, high speed internet and washer/dryer in-unit. On site: fitness center, tanning room, community room, indoor bike storage, and study room. We also have parking available in our indoor heated garage for an additional $75 per month.

The unit is already furnished and rented as is.
University Village address: 2515 University Ave SE Minneapolis, MN 55414

If interested, please contact Nkayo Drepaul (ndrepaul(at)umn.edu) for more information.

HHH Dean Schwartz speaks to KSTP on Obama's options in Syria

Eric Schwartz provides analysis after President Obama addressed the country about his plans for military action in Syria. Schwartz is the dean of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

" I think the President did everything he could do tonight. I think the decision to put off the authorization was the right decision to make but I also think it had to be coupled with a very strong statement of his intention to move forward with the authorization for the use of military force if that becomes necessary."

KSTP-TV http://kstp.com/article/12303/?vid=4312349&v=1 September 10, 2013

Oct 25 MINN IDEA Summit includes keynote address by USAID Asst Admin Nancy Lindborg

Friday, October 25, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)
https://www.eventbrite.com/event/7044447131/?ref=enivte001&invite=NDE4NzA5NS9ncmF5eDI2MEB1bW4uZWR1LzA%3D&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inviteformalv2&utm_term=attend&ref=enivte001

University of St Thomas (Downtown Minneapolis Campus)
1000 Lasalle Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403

We are thrilled to announce the MINN IDEA Summit, a full-day conference which will bring together more than 300 leaders from nonprofit organizations, foundations, donor groups, the private sector, and educational institutions - all with a passion for Doing Global Good, Better. This flagship event will include a keynote address by USAID Assistant Administrator, and former President of Mercy Corps, Nancy Lindborg, as well as a dozen breakout sessions on the latest trends, theories, and programming approaches for international practitioners.

Individuals who purchase an annual MINN membership will have the opportunity to receive priority registration for the conference and breakout sessions. Early indicators point to a sold-out event, so register early to guarantee your spot!

Becoming a card carrying member of the MINN community is the best way to stay connected, receive great deals on programming and support the organization's work. By purchasing your MINN membership in conjunction with summit registration, you'll receive a year's membership for only $25 (normally valued at $50).

Open registration for the MINN IDEA Summit begins October 2, 2013 - at $75 per attendee
Purchase of MINN annual membership after the IDEA Summit - $50 (benefits include 20% discount on all MINN activities for the year)
Priority Summit registration available IMMEDIATELY in combination with discounted MINN membership - $85 total - a savings of $35!

MINN looks forward to your ideas for innovation at our first annual IDEA Summit!

Sincerely,

Minnesota International NGO Network

P.S. Scholarship, Exhibitor and Marketplace Vendor information is also now available.

Sept 17 Minnesota International NGO Network--MINN at Work

MINN Event: MINN at Work
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm.MINN at Work is an annual peer-to-peer learning event held by the Minnesota International NGO Network (MINN) that is designed to provide international NGO practitioners with a forum to share specific program or project-related challenges, and engage in an open dialogue with other practitioners about best practices and possible solutions. It is a great way to gain valuable insights and have substantive discussions about your work and the work being done by other local organizations.

Two representatives from Minnesota-based international NGOs will give brief presentations describing a specific challenge that their organization is currently facing or has recently addressed. Following the presentations, an open question and answer session promotes dialogue between attendees and presenters.

Presenting Organizations: OneVillage Partners, Children's Heartlink
Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 PM (networking from 5:30 - 6:00 PM, discussion from 6:00 - 7:00 PM)

Place: Hamline University, Anderson Center, Room 305

Parking: Underground parking is available at the Anderson Center, which is on the corner of Englewood and Snelling Avenue. It is $1.50 per hour. Limited street parking is also available around the campus.

Cost: $5 payable via Online Registration https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8184252319

Registration: Space is limited. Please register via Online Registration..

New (Free) Guide to Internatio​nal Jobs in Government Launched

I am pleased to announce that GovLoop, The Robertson Foundation for Government and the Association for Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) have teamed up to produce an excellent resource for prospective public sector professionals titled, "Making Global Impact: The Guide to International Jobs in Government." It's completely free and you can download a copy here:

http://pathtopmf.com/international-jobs/

With this "Guide to International Jobs in Government," RFFG, GovLoop, and APSIA has engaged in extensive research to synthesize information from dozens of resources and interviews with more than 20 international government employees, career advisers and subject matter experts. Specifically, this guide answers the following questions:

1. Where Are the International Jobs in Government? Find out about job opportunities in traditional agencies like the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), as well as lesser-known agencies with global components in their missions.

2. How Do You Launch and Advance an International Career in Government? Understand the type of education, experience, and networking that prepares and positions you for success.

3. What's It Like to Be a Public Sector Professional in International Affairs and Foreign Policy? Read three stories of people who have embarked on international careers in government to better understand the day-to-day reality of a current foreign policy professional.

We hope that you will share this email with your students, alumni and colleagues - and please let us know how else we can help you by creating similar resources. Our previous guides on the Presidential Management Fellows Program and "Getting into Government" are also available for free at pathtopmf.com

Andrew Krzmarzick
GovLoop Community Manager

www.govloop.com/profile/andrewkrzmarzick
www.twitter.com/krazykriz
www.linkedin.com/in/andrewkrzmarzick

Great resource for students and alumni interested in international careers--Lynne Schuman

Sept 21 "Return of the Sword" Ceremony at Como Park Zoo

"Return of the Sword" Ceremony
Saturday, September 21, 2013, 9:30 A.M.
Visitor Center, Second Floor Auditorium, Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

WWII Veteran Returns Japanese Sword to Original Family from Nagasaki.

"I've been oiling this sword for sixty-eight years," said ninety-four-year old WWII veteran Marine Captain Orval Amdahl who fought in the Pacific for 31 months. "I want to return the sword in peace, with honor."

On Saturday, September 21, 9:30 a.m., at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, WWII veteran Marine Captain Orval Amdahl will return the Japanese sword he brought home as a "souvenir" to Mr. Tadahiro Motomura and his family from Nagasaki, sister city of Saint Paul. After exchanging letters, the two men look forward to meeting each other.

The Saint Paul-Nagasaki Sister City Committee has facilitated finding the Nagasaki family, using the sword's wooden Japanese identification tag. Once the Motomura family confirmed their travel plans to the Twin Cities to receive the sword, sister city members arranged the meeting of the families. The ceremony takes place near the Charlotte Partridge Ordway Japanese Garden, designed by Nagasaki master gardener, Masami Matsuda. The event honors not only the people to people connection, but the sister city relationship and the International Day of Peace.

At the Saturday, September 21st ceremony, Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman will welcome participants; Mr. Clifton Truman Daniel, grandson of President Harry Truman, will offer closing reflections. Mr. Daniel, a writer, has been researching reconciliation stories of veterans of the Pacific and atomic bomb survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Secretary of State Mark Ritchie will greet the Amdahl and Motomura families at a private luncheon after the ceremony, as will members from Japan American Society of Minnesota and representatives from Daikin McQuay, the Japanese-American engineering company that has helped underwrite the event.

The "Return of the Sword" symbolizes friendship between families, the close sister city relationship between Saint Paul and Nagasaki, and peace between the United States and Japan.

This event is free and open to the public.

forwarded by Mark Ritchie

Sept 19 Middle East Interest Group (MEIG) "Tea Time" discussion on Egypt

For the Middle East Interest Group's first event of the semester, we are hosting a "Tea Time" discussion around a few graduate students' field experience in Egypt this summer. Photography of revolutionary graffiti from around Tahrir Square will be shared, and attendants will discuss the current state of affairs in Egypt.

Designed to introduce new students MEIG and current members, this will be a relatively informal even with food and conversation. Feel free to pop in even if you can't stay the whole time.

What: MEIG Tea Time
When: 9/19 (Next Thursday), 11am - noon
Where: HHH 55, IFP Lounge

Manager, Global Development

Our team is looking for a forward-thinking, highly organized, self-starting Manager for Global Development to contribute towards our exciting work with public funding agencies. We are seeking a candidate with proven track record of successful working relations with multilateral and bilateral institutions, including The World Bank, GEF, and USAID, and in-depth understanding of their respective interests, priorities, and requirements. Successful candidate will be comfortable working in a fast-paced, highly fluid, and entrepreneurial environment. Someone who's easy to work with and can maintain an optimistic/ cheerful attitude would be a huge plus!

This is truly a rewarding opportunity for someone who thrives in taking initiative and exploring new opportunities with an organization invested in learning and growth.

Grateful if you could share the word among your networks and I would greatly appreciate any suggestions of candidates who might fit the bill. Here's our website with a complete listing of current opportunities: http://www.rare.org/career-and-internship-opportunities I'll be working closely with this candidate so feel free to reach out if you have any questions, clarifications and/ or would like to get more information about the position details.

Peck Gee Chua | Global Development Associate
1310 N. Courthouse Rd., Suite 110 Arlington, VA 22201 United States of America

www.rareconservation.org

Manager, Global Development
Development | Arlington, VA, United States

About Rare
Rare's programs are designed to benefit people and nature. We train and support local conservation leaders to implement Pride campaigns, which are social marketing campaigns that inspire people to take pride in the species and habitats that make their communities unique, while also giving them alternatives to environmentally destructive behaviors such as over fishing, illegal logging, unsustainable agriculture and poaching. Our culture is results-oriented and entrepreneurial. We are working toward ambitious goals in creating measurable social and environmental impacts.

Position Overview
We are seeking a results oriented Manager of Global Development with demonstrated success managing a diverse portfolio of high value donors and the ability to identify, engage, and convert prospective donors to making gifts to the organization. A highly organized self-starter, this person will contribute directly to departmental fundraising goals and supports the Director and VP in overall strategy development for priority public donors. Reporting to the Director, Global Development s/he will be responsible for maintaining donor accounts/donor relationships in the institutions/public funding portfolio. Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Devise and implement moves management strategy and external relations for priority donor accounts;
Manage account teams toward meeting aggressive annual and long-term fundraising goals;
Serve as advisor to regional teams working with in-country missions of priority donors, including convening quarterly meetings with Regional Development Officers to ensure cross-regional communication and collaboration; and
Manage proposal development for new and current institutional donors by managing teams focused on program design, proposal writing, and budgeting.

Qualifications

A minimum of five (5) years' of demonstrated success working in a nonprofit fundraising environment developing $1 million+ proposals to US and international funding agencies;
Extensive experience in public fundraising with strong networks and good relationships with key donor agencies such as USAID, GEF, World Bank, etc.;
Familiarity with the regulations and procedures involved in the public procurement process at major donor organizations and in cost proposal development (for grants and for the department);
Outstanding interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, with proven ability to gain the trust and confidence of Rare's donors, leadership, staff and partners;
Exceptional critical thinking and problem-solving, communication and presentation skills;
Understanding of the technical work, priorities, and organizational structure of USAID, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and other high-priority public funding agencies highly preferred;
Strong donor database management experience and computer skills are required; knowledge of Salesforce database is preferred;
Willingness to participate in 25% international travel as needed to support fundraising goals;
Spanish, French, Portuguese or Bahasa Indonesian language skills is a plus; and
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required; Master's degree preferred.

HHH faculty Assaad & Parkinson on MPR: Countering Mass Atrocities in Syria: Between Human Rights Ideals & Geo-Political Concerns

Countering Mass Atrocities in Syria: Between Human Rights Ideals and Geo-Political Concerns

Sept 12 at 12:00 Noon Minnesota Public Radio http://minnesota.publicradio.org/radio/programs/mpr_presents/

Catch the highlights from yesterday's panel discussion on the possibilities and challenges of international intervention in response to the atrocities in Syria. The Panel, sponsored by the Human Rights Program and the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota features Ragui Assaad, Professor of Planning and Public Affairs at the Humphrey School, Mazen Halabi, Syrian-American activist working to provide humanitarian aid to refugees, Wael Khouli, a Syrian-American physician working on medical relief in opposition controlled areas, Ron Krebs, Associate Professor Department of Political Science, and Sarah Parkinson, Assistant Professor of Political Science, and members of the Syrian community.

Sept 13 ICGC Brown Bag

First ICGC Brown Bag of the Fall 2013 semester - this Friday!
Interdisciplinary Center for Study of Global Change Brown Bag Series
Friday, September 13, 2013
12:00pm, 537 Heller Hall

"Temporal Frameworks After War:Spatial Time Concepts and the Dual-Faceted Self"
Presented by Damon Lynch, Anthropology

Abstract: What time frameworks do people use during and after war? Three contrasting temporal experiences are common: (1) subjective experiences of violent conflict can make it seem very recent, regardless of when it actually occurred; (2) in war the future itself becomes a casualty, destroying people's meaningful plans; (3) communities struggling to emerge from protracted violent conflict can share a deeply-felt, expansive conception of time that intimately connects identity and place. The first binds together events through space and time. The second severs their connections. The third imaginary opens them up within an expansive whole. I propose approaching the question by taking emerging theory from cognitive science on spatial time concepts and combining it with the dual-faceted self, a theory from psychology that goes back to William James. The former theory argues time consists of sequence-time, deictic-time, and temporal span; in the latter the self is experiential and conceptual. These two theories combine elegantly. The combination might eventually contribute to theory on time that is useful to social science more generally. In contrast to theory on collective memory, which is Durkheimian, the approach I am pursing is considerably more Weberian in character.

Richie Barta new Student Editor for Global Notes

Hello Everyone!

My name is Richie Barta and I am a first-year MPP student at the Humphrey School. I'll be concentrating my studies on global policy and some of my interests include international development, diplomatic relations, and human rights. I'm an alumnus of the University of Minnesota, and I am excited to be back on campus!

I will be assisting Professor Sherry Gray with Global Notes as Student Editor. I hope to highlight events within the Twin Cities - both University and non-University related - that are of interest to you; provide a spotlight for our students, fellows, and faculty about their work and activities; and bring attention to job, internship, and volunteer opportunities that may be important to you.

If anyone has any information that they would like to share to the greater community, please do not hesitate to email me at gpa(at)umn.edu, or speak with me in person.

Thank you!

Richie

Sept 17: Everyone Welcome to Join Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Development (IPID) for Fall members' meeting

Is International Development your thing? Maybe just a curiosity?
Join Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Development (IPID) for their Fall members meeting.

The meeting will take place TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 17 at 4pm.

IPID brings together students from different areas of focus such as Public Health, Law, Education and Public Affairs to discuss international development issues and plan related events.

Join the dialogue and give input about events and topics that IPID could cover for the coming academic year. You can also learn about ways to get involved with organizing events and being on the IPID board. There will be FREE FOOD!

There will be another email sent out later this week to confirm the location of the meeting and a link to register (so we can get a count for food).


--
David Davies-Deis
Candidate, Master of Urban and Regional Planning, 2014
President, Planning Student Organization
Research Assistant, Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center
Teaching Assistant, Land Use Planning (Fall 2013)
Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota

9am Thurs Sept 12 meeting for HHH students interested in global policy capstone project

PA 5990/8081 global policy area capstone fall meeting--all students interested in a capstone project in global policy in 2013-14, please try to attend (exception for students who attended the Sept 10 meeting, no need to repeat).

Meeting in IFP HHH 55, 9 to 10am

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