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  • Thanks for your quick respons - I've changed my calender , so I won't miss it :-)
  • Hi Mark
    When is the SOA webcast ?
    Will there be one at March 5 2009 16:00-17:00 UK or have you changed it ?
    regards Maj-Britt Risager
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