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Asia Pacific’s Largest Entertainment Industry Festival “All That Matters” Moves to Marina Bay Sands

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ —


Twice winner of the Singapore Experience Awards’ Trade Event of the Year, All That Matters hosts a week-long festival convening the music, sport, and digital entertainment industries at the iconic Marina Bay Sands, Asia’s leading entertainment destination.
All That Matters will be held on the 12th – 15th September 2016, in between the Ultra Music Festival (10-11th September 2016) and the Singapore Grand Prix 2016 (16th – 18th September 2016)
Three distinct but complementary events feature in the All That Matters festival as conferences during the day:
Music Matters
Sports Matters
Digital Matters
As an Official Sponsor, Marina Bay Sands will be hosting conferences at key venues across the integrated resort, including the MasterCard Theatres and ArtScience Museum.
The Music Matters festival also returns, a free-to-attend celebration of music bringing the best emerging home-grown and international music talent to Singapore.
Leading industry keynote speakers announced to date include:
Arthur Fogel, Live Nation Entertainment – ‘clearly the most important person in live music’ – Bono
Double Grammy Award winning music group Pentatonix – over 1.5 billion views on YouTube and over 3.5 million albums sold in the US alone
Stephanie McMahon, WWE – one half of ‘The Authority’ on screen, and off screen shaping the image of WWE to 650 million homes worldwide
Ma Guoli, Deputy Chairman, LeSports – one of the leading figures in Chinese sports broadcasting over the last 30 years at CCTV Sports, Beijing Olympic Broadcasting and now LeSports.
Industry veteran Denis Handlin, Chairman & CEO, Australia and New Zealand & President, Asia for Sony Music
The award-winning All That Matters festival will be hosted this September 12-15 at Marina Bay Sands. Fully supported by the Singapore Government, the conference will bring Music Matters, Sports Matters and Digital Matters events all under one roof. Recognized as the gateway to the Asian entertainment industry, All That Matters is a unique “Business2Business2Fan” festival experience, expected to attract thousands of executives and fans from all over the world. Leading industry executives confirmed to speak at the event include Live Nation Entertainment’s Chairman of Global Music & President of Global Touring Arthur Fogel, Grammy award-winning music group Pentatonix, WWE’s Chief Brand Officer & TV personality Stephanie McMahon, Sony Music’s Chairman & CEO, Australia and New Zealand & President, Asia, Denis Handlin AM, and more to come.

“After 5 wonderful years at The Ritz-Carlton, we are moving to a bigger home to accommodate our expanded format of Music, Sports and Digital Matters plus some other surprises to follow. A big thank you to our previous hosts for helping All That Matters grow into the award-winning entertainment extravaganza it is today,” said co-Founder and CEO of Branded, Jasper Donat.

Keynote speakers announced to date:

Arthur Fogel, Chairman of Global Music & President of Global Touring, Live Nation Entertainment
Grammy Award-winning music group Pentatonix
Stephanie McMahon, Chief Brand Officer & TV Personality, WWE
Denis Handlin AM, Chairman & CEO, Australia and New Zealand & President, Asia, Sony Music
Ma Guoli, Deputy Chairman, LeSports
Willard Ahdritz, Founder & CEO, Kobalt
Peter Levin, President, Interactive Ventures & Games, Lionsgate Entertainment
Dave Jordan, Founder & CEO, Format Entertainment, Music Supervisor for Marvel Studios
David Shoemaker, CEO, NBA China
Tenniel Chu, Vice Chairman, Mission Hills Group
Henry Tan, Chief Operating Officer, Astro
Howie Lau, Chief Marketing Officer, StarHub Ltd
Sam Toles, Head of Global Content and Distribution, Vimeo
and more to be announced. For an up-to-date list of speakers, visit the All That Matters website

Now in its 11th year, Music Matters will continue to be the meeting point for the creme de la creme of the global music business, to further develop and discuss the future of the Asian music market. It features insights from music industry thought leaders during the day, and live music showcasing emerging artists from around the world during the Music Matters festival.

For the first time, Sports Matters will be included in the All That Matters festival, adding a distinct yet complementary dimension to the line-up. Now in its 4th year, Sports Matters has always been committed to promoting and developing a sustainable Asian sports industry. The additional learnings and cross-pollination that will occur in becoming part of the All That Matters festival will undoubtedly allow the event to continue fulfilling its remit.

Digital Matters is coming back to the All That Matters festival to be the leading discussion on the creation and broadcast of online content, acting as the meeting point of the traditional entertainment industry and content makers, and digital creatives. The event will feature discussions on content creation, distribution and monetisation for the new online consumer – the digital native, covering hot topics such as Virtual Reality and the OTT marketplace in Asia.


Producers of the YouTube FanFest and “Matters” event series including Music, Sports and Digital Matters, Branded designs, sells, markets and produces award winning B2B2C and B2B2F(an) events in Asia. Founded in 2002 and listed as a top 10 Event Marketing agency by Marketing magazine, Branded’s focus is to add value and grow the media, sports and entertainment industry in Asia.

Branded is an expert in connecting people through the organisation, programming and production of dynamic conferences, live music festivals, academies, and youth fan events in Asia. Branded is an independent company staffed by passionate multi-cultural, multi-lingual and multi-talented individuals with offices in Hong Kong and Singapore.

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Music Matters #MM16

Sports Matters #SM16

Digital Matters #DM16

For further enquiries please contact:

Louisa Berry or

Krystyna Kosciuszko
+852 2167 8040

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August 2, 2016 at 6:05 pm

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Faraday Receives ISO9001:2015 Plus Award, Proving the High Quality of its Design Service for Customers

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— One of the first companies in Taiwan to successfully apply renewed ISO standards –
HSINCHU, Taiwan /PRNewswire/ — Faraday Technology Corporation (Faraday Technology, TWSE: 3035), a leading ASIC and IP provider, has recently received ISO9001 Plus Award (QMS Knowledge Management Benchmark). ISO9001:2015 is the most significant renewal in 15 years. Being one of the first companies from Taiwan to earn the professional certification from SGS demonstrates that Faraday’s overall quality in terms of management, operation, and cross-functional development throughout the chain are highly and specifically recognized.

Faraday Receives ISO9001:2015 Plus Award, Proving the High Quality of its Design Service for Customers
Faraday Receives ISO9001:2015 Plus Award, Proving the High Quality of its Design Service for Customers
Founded in 1993, Faraday Technology has over 20 years of experience in silicon IP and ASIC design. Faraday has not only provided more than 3,000 IPs but also successfully carried out over 2,000 mass production projects for customers in mainland China, Europe, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and US. The wide range of application includes consumer electronics, communication, multimedia and PC peripheral devices. To produce each customized chip, professionals in different fields and sophisticated operation at numerous stages are required starting from specification development, IP design, chip integration, manufacturing, package till testing.

Therefore, since its launch, Faraday has focused on talent selection, cultivation and retention, R & D development and automatic manufacturing and selling processes to enhance work efficiency. As a result, Faraday has also repeatedly won TTQS (Taiwan Train Quality System) golden prize for years and received National Quality Award for talent training and development.

“It is an honor to be one of the first companies to successfully apply for renewed ISO standards and earn ISO9001:2015 certification from SGS. We will continue to focus on quality and promises made to customers and the market, providing more professional, efficient and sophisticated design and mass production services,” said Steve Wang, President at Faraday.

About Faraday Technology Corporation

Faraday Technology Corporation is a leading fabless ASIC and silicon IP provider. The broad silicon IP portfolio includes I/O, Cell Library, Memory Compiler, ARM-compliant CPUs, DDR2/3/4, low-power DDR1/2/3, MIPI, V-by-One, MPEG4, H.264, USB 2.0/3.1 Gen 1, 10/100/1000 Ethernet, Serial ATA, PCI Express, and programmable SerDes, etc. Headquartered in Taiwan, Faraday has service and support offices around the world, including the U.S., Japan, Europe, and China. Faraday is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange, ticker 3035. For more information, please visit:

Press Contact

Faraday Tech
Evan Ke
+886 3 578 7888 ext. 8689

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August 2, 2016 at 6:01 pm

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University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce Sets Asian New Learning Trend with Digital Hybrid Learning System

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-700+ lessons on iTunes U by the university are the second most accessed in the world
BANGKOK /PRNewswire/ — University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC), a leading university in business education in Asia, celebrates its decade of technology in education by reinforcing its leadership in Digital Hybrid Learning System of the 21st century. The university has been recognised as Apple Distinguished School 2015-2016, reflecting a level of competency that is on par with leading universities around the world.

At University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, students from around the world enjoy interacting with educational experts and using the Digital Hybrid Learning System to access online resources. The collection of over 700 UTCC lessons on iTunes U is ranked the world’s second most accessed by students.
At University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, students from around the world enjoy interacting with educational experts and using the Digital Hybrid Learning System to access online resources. The collection of over 700 UTCC lessons on iTunes U is ranked the world’s second most accessed by students.
Located in the central of Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand, UTCC, as a nonprofit institution, has a mission to continuously modernise its teaching. It has developed its information technology (IT) infrastructure and applied the IT technology to teaching with the student-centered approach since 2006, triggering a rapid change in the education sector. Today, UTCC students use their iPad given by the university as a tool to access a collection of more than 700 UTCC lessons on the iTunes U platform. In March 2016, the collection of UTCC content was ranked second most accessed by students world wide.

Associate Professor Sauwanee Thairungroj, President of University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, said: “it is absolutely necessary to develop teaching methods, along with their tools, which can increase efficiency in learning. UTCC understands how important this is and has put a great effort into it by choosing appropriate advanced technology to hone skills and abilities of students.”

The application of technology in classes leads to a learning experience that is relevant to the ever-changing world while encouraging students to research and access information by themselves with skills to process information and set goals for their learning. More importantly, they can engage in learning anywhere and anytime.

Associate Professor Sauwanee said, “The Digital Hybrid Learning System is a perfect tool for the modern lifestyle which relies on technology. It is also the best method to develop critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork and leadership to prepare students to become entrepreneurs with practical knowledge and expertise that is crucial to global competition.”

Recently, as Apple Distinguished School, the university expands the horizons of digital learning. It joins hands with Apple Regional Training Centre to transfer the body of knowledge to top-tier primary and high schools in Thailand. The university will help the schools develop their students’ skills and attitude necessary for the education of the 21st century.

“Teachers must apply both science and art to create a learning strategy that helps students achieve their goals while supporting them to pursue their individual interests,” said Associate Professor Sauwanee.

Currently, UTCC is providing unique learning experience to more than 19,000 students including international students from over 30 countries worldwide, such as China, Vietnam, Myanmar, Maldives, USA, etc. In 2015 QS Thailand University Rankings, UTCC was ranked first based on the ethnic diversity on campus. The university offers both Thai and international students a rich entrepreneurial culture of Southeast Asia through its strong network with Myanmar and ASEAN.

For more information, please contact:

University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce
Marketing Communication and International Relations Department
Public Relations Division
Phone: +66 2 697 6781-4

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Source: University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC)

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August 2, 2016 at 5:57 pm

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ICBCCS Launches The First ETF Tracking The S&P China 500 Index

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-First UCITS ETF to provide access to all China equity share classes
— ICBC Credit Suisse Asset Management (International) Company Limited (“ICBCCS”), in partnership with WisdomTree, has launched its first UCITS ETF tracking the all-inclusive S&P China 500 Index that offers broad coverage of all classes of China equities.
— The new ETF is a physical fund that owns the underlying securities, including onshore listed A-shares. This is the first European-listed ETF to combine exposure to all China equity share classes in a single UCITS ETF, thereby offering investors a unique and efficient market access tool.
— China is the world’s second largest economy and the country with the highest weight in emerging market indices and the eight largest weight in global all country benchmarks.
— The S&P China 500 Index is unique in both including the 500 largest, most liquid Chinese companies whilst using a rules-based stock selection process to target the sector weights that are representative of the broad universe of Chinese equities.
LONDON /PRNewswire/ — ICBCCS announced today (in partnership with exchange traded fund and exchange traded product sponsor WisdomTree), the launch of a UCITS ETF tracking the S&P China 500 Index listed on the London Stock Exchange.

WisdomTree and ICBCCS recently agreed to a global product partnership in which the companies can jointly launch, market and distribute ETFs tracking the S&P China 500 Index around the world.

The S&P China 500 Index uses a rule-based process to measure the world’s second largest economy and equity market. The index captures the key characteristics of the total Chinese equity market — including both A-shares and H-shares, and other international listings — by using predominantly large and liquid securities. The use of a sector-based stock selection process then allows the index to reflect the sector allocation at the broad China index level. This methodology allows the index to be more reflective of the evolution of the Chinese economy than other equity indices, which are limited in the share classes that they include.

Laura Lui, Head of Index & Quantitative Investment of ICBC Credit Suisse Asset Management (International) commented:

“The global product partnership between ICBCCS and WisdomTree will bring significant opportunities to both of our companies. WisdomTree has an established presence in the ETF world and an impressive track record as an ETF issuer. This complements ICBCCS’s in-depth understanding of the Chinese markets, as jointly we bring to investors pioneering solutions for diversified, transparent and efficient tools for accessing China opportunities.”

Nizam Hamid, ETF Strategist at WisdomTree Europe, said:

“Market access to Chinese equities has long been an issue for investors and the creation of a UCITS ETF that covers all the relevant share classes in a single product brings substantial benefits. It represents a cost effective means of allocating to a broad index whilst removing the operational and administrative burdens often associated with accessing A-shares. The collaboration with ICBCCS means that European investors have a transparent and liquid single product to invest in China.”

“S&P Dow Jones Indices is delighted to have licensed the S&P China 500 Index to both WisdomTree and ICBC Credit Suisse,” notes Alex Matturri, Chief Executive Officer at S&P Dow Jones Indices. “Chinese equities remain a key part of long-term investment strategies and we are committed to provide independent and transparent benchmarks to meet the demands of investors around the world.”

State Street in Luxembourg has been appointed to provide fund administration and custody services for the Luxembourg domiciled ETF.

Notes to Editors

About ICBC Credit Suisse Asset Management

ICBC Credit Suisse Asset Management Company Limited is the joint venture between the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) and Credit Suisse. The firm is one of the largest asset managers in the Mainland China, and the investment specialist dedicated to providing China and RMB asset management solutions within the ICBC Group. Since establishment in 2005, the firm has upheld the philosophy of “Value Creation through Prudent Investing”. As of the end of March 2016, the firm has approximately 570 employees and RMB960 billion assets under management, providing first-class investment management and advisory services for over 13 million institutional and retail clients.

About WisdomTree Europe Ltd.

WisdomTree Investments, Inc., through its subsidiaries in the U.S. and Europe, including WisdomTree Europe Ltd based in London, is an exchange-traded fund (“ETF”) and exchange-traded product (“ETP”) sponsor and asset manager. WisdomTree offers products covering equities, fixed income, currencies, commodities and alternative strategies. Through WisdomTree Europe Ltd, it sponsors WisdomTree UCITS ETFs and BOOST short and leverage ETPs. WisdomTree currently has approximately $40.8bn (as of 22 July 2016) in assets under management globally. For more information, please visit

WisdomTree® is the marketing name for WisdomTree Investments, Inc. and its subsidiaries worldwide.

ICBCCS Media Contact
ICBC Credit Suisse Asset Management (International) Co. Ltd.

Source: ICBC Credit Suisse Asset Management (International) Company Limited

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August 2, 2016 at 5:14 pm

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Global Media, Marketing and Tech Leaders to Speak in Singapore in September

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Around forty local, regional and international business leaders will speak at the FIPP Asia-Pacific conference, taking place from 27-28 September at the Pan Pacific in Singapore, sharing insights on developing trends in media, marketing and technology.

The bi-annual FIPP Asia-Pacific is organised and hosted by FIPP, the network for global media. To register for the conference (Early Bird discounts are available until 15 August), simply go to and follow the registration steps from there.

The conference in Singapore will be the 5th FIPP Asia-Pacific, following, most recently, Beijing, China in 2014 and Seoul, South Korea in 2012. Positioned as a premium event, FIPP Asia-Pacific brings together senior and operational managers in media, marketing and tech from around the world.

FIPP Asia-Pacific will include two speaker channels, with standalone presentations, case studies and “masterclasses” (slightly longer, workshop style sessions answering “how to” questions in more depth). See the preliminary agenda here (or go to and click on the programme tab).


Confirmed speakers include:

Shaun Seow, Chief Executive Officer, Mediacorp, Singapore. Shaun will explain how Mediacorp is putting audience at the heart of the organisation’s transformation.
Kalli Purie, Group Editorial Director, India Today Group, India. Kalli will explain the group’s take on developing storytelling in a multi-platform world.
Rohit Dadwal, Managing Director, Mobile Marketing Association, Singapore. Rohit will explain what shifting mobile cultures in Asia-Pacific means for content and marketing.
Stewart Hunter, Director & Digital and Mobile Executive, Sojern, Singapore. Stewart will share insights on the use of mobile, data and content to connect consumers and brands.
Mike Jeanes, Global Head of Research, Publicitas, UK. Mike will share fresh insights from research currently conducted to explain how consumers around the world engage “emotionally” with digital advertising.
John Wilpers, Senior Director, Innovation Media Consulting, USA. John will share insights into top media innovations from around the world in the past year, as well as lead two innovation masterclasses — one on mobile/social/video and the other on establishing a culture of sustainable innovation.
Yuko Tanaka, Director of International Sales, Marketing and Communication, Nikkei Business, Japan. Yuko will explain how Nikkei Business has transformed for a B2B print business to B2B media and marketing organisation.
Yan Chen, Senior Project Manager, ELLEfit, China. Yan will showcase how ELLEfit uses WeChat as the starting point for engaging audiences and building the brand.
Eric Olander, Chief Revenue Officer and Director Ringier Labs, Ringier Vietnam, Vietnam. Eric will share how Ringier experiments with mobile, social, video, native advertising and more.
Chie Ogura, General Manager: eCommerce, Shueisha Inc., Japan. Chie will explain how brands can establish and build successful ecommerce operations.
Delegates will also hear from

Con Apostolopoulos, National Geographic Partners, Hong Kong

Edna Belleza, Summit Media, Philippines
Jo Alexander, The Economist, UK
Joseph Lee and Geoff Tan, SPH, Singapore
Mike Lovell, Meredith, USA
Nikolay Malyarov, PressReader, Canada
Parin Mehta, Google, Singapore
Peter Kreisky, The Kreisky Media Consultancy, USA
Samir Husni, Meek School of Journalism & New Media, University of Mississippi, USA
Shane Mitchell, Mediacorp, Singapore
And several more…
Why join:

FIPP Asia-Pacific presents delegates with the opportunity:

To learn from top business leaders and experts from around the world, sharing case studies, best practice and tips for building better businesses, brands and audience relations
To meet with senior-level peers from around the world, network, share ideas and discuss cross-border business opportunities
Delegates already registered are from markets including Australia, Cambodia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States, Vietnam and more. Meet them in at FIPP Asia-Pacific Singapore.

For more information:

Visit for more information on the FIPP Asia-Pacific conference and for more on FIPP, the network for global media.
Contact Claire Jones ( and/or Natalie Butcher ( for general enquiries and/or if you want to book a delegation (5+ people) to attend FIPP Asia-Pacific at a further discounted rate.
Contact John Schlaefli ( for more on sponsorship and exhibition opportunities.
Contact Person: Cobus Heyl
Phone Number: +44-20-7404-4169

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August 2, 2016 at 5:11 pm

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Megaport Launches Capital Raising

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BRISBANE, Australia /PRNewswire/ — Megaport, the global leading provider of Elastic Interconnection services, is pleased to announce that it has successfully undertaken a private placement of 10,500,000 fully paid ordinary shares (Shares) to sophisticated and institutional investors to raise $17.85 million (Placement). The Placement was significantly oversubscribed with strong interest received from both existing and new investors. Megaport is also announcing that it will offer existing shareholders an opportunity to acquire additional Shares at the same price as the Placement under a Share Purchase Plan (SPP).

Megaport is undertaking the capital raising to fund the company’s elastic interconnection platforms continued expansion throughout Europe, APAC, and North America as well as staffing and marketing costs and general working capital requirements.

Megaport’s Chief Executive Officer, Denver Maddux, said: “The proceeds from this capital raising enable Megaport to align towards our major priorities. First, to accelerate revenue growth in all markets, especially North America and Europe. It will also enable continued ecosystem expansion with the addition of new partners and geographic reach and allow us to complete network development.”


Under the Placement, Megaport will issue 10,500,000 Shares at an issue price of $1.70 per Share, raising $17.85 million. The issue price of the Placement represents a 17.5% discount to the closing price on 27 July 2016 (the last trading day before Megaport announced the Placement).

The Placement is within Megaport’s existing capacity under ASX Listing Rule 7.1 and accordingly shareholder approval is not required in connection with the capital raising. Settlement of the Placement is expected to occur on 4 August 2016, with the Placement shares expected to be allotted on 5 August 2016.

Morgans Corporate Limited acted as lead manager and underwriter to the Placement.

Further information in relation to the Placement can be found in an investor presentation that has been released to the ASX today.


The net proceeds of the Placement will be used for capital expenditure, ongoing cost of network, services and staff, and network investment. This will provide the funding for revenue growth, market development, and acquisition opportunities.

Further information in relation to the use of funds can be found in an investor presentation that has been released to the ASX today.

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About Megaport

Megaport is the global leading provider of Elastic Interconnection services. Using Software Defined Networking, the Company’s global platform enables customers to rapidly connect their network to other services across the Megaport Fabric. Services can be directly controlled by customers via mobile devices, their computer or our open API. The Company’s extensive footprint in Australia, Asia Pacific, North America, and Europe provides a neutral platform that spans many key data centre providers across various markets.

Established in 2013 and founded by Bevan Slattery, Megaport built the world’s first SDN-based elastic interconnection platform designed to provide the most secure, seamless and on-demand way for enterprises, networks and services to interconnect. Led by industry veteran Denver Maddux, Megaport has been built by a highly experienced team with extensive knowledge in building large scale global carrier networks and connects over 500* customers throughout its 132* locations in 36* markets in 19 countries. Megaport is an Amazon AWS Technology Partner, Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Partner, and Google Cloud Interconnect Partner. To learn more about Megaport, please visit:

* Includes announced acquisition of OM-NIX and ECIX which are due to be completed in August, 2016.

Media enquiries about Megaport:

PH: +614-2717-3203

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August 2, 2016 at 4:45 pm

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