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Kavalan Claims Top 5 Whiskies in the World at International Review of Spirits

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-Taiwan whiskymaker sets IRS alight, taking out the biggest Platinum awards
TAIPEI, Taiwan /PRNewswire/ — Kavalan has monopolized the independent Beverage Testing Institute’s “International Review of Spirits” competition, ensuring that no other whisky appeared in its top 5 rankings.

Kavalan Claims Top 5 Whiskies in the World at International Review of Sprits
Kavalan Claims Top 5 Whiskies in the World at International Review of Sprits
Kavalan scored the 5 highest rated Platinum Medals (Superlative) and 10 Gold Medals (Exceptional) in the 2016 results announced last week, bringing its total trophy chest to more than 200 gold medals or above.

Founder Mr YT Lee said Platinums were awarded as follows:

No. 1 “Solist” Ex-Bourbon Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky – 98
No. 2 “Solist” Vinho Barrique Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky – 98
No. 3 “Solist” Amontillado Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky – 98
No. 4 “Solist” Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky – 97
No. 5 Sherry Oak Single Malt Whisky – 97

“We’re grateful for every award we receive because they tell us whether we’re on the right track,” said Mr Lee. “We want to create the best whisky in the world for our customers, and this recognition helps us fulfill our goal.”

Gold Medals winners:

Ex-Bourbon Oak, Single Malt Whisky, Concertmaster, King Car Conductor and Podium. And in the “Solist” Single Cask Strength range: the Brandy, Manzanilla Sherry, Pedro Ximenez Sherry, Moscatel Sherry, and Fino Sherry.

Previously, the prestigious World Whiskies Awards (WWA) named the Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique its 2015 “World’s Best Single Malt Whisky” and the Solist Amontillado Sherry Single Cask Strength the 2016 “World’s Best Single Cask Single Malt Whisky.”

About Kavalan

The Kavalan Distillery in Taiwan has been dedicated to the art of single malt whisky since 2006 and the recipient of 210 gold awards. At its distillery, a world-class R&D team, UK-trained master blender, and an international whisky consultant, oversee the production of an annual 5 million bottles of the world’s finest-tasting whiskies.

Aged in American oak bottles in intense humidity and heat, Kavalan also benefits from sea and mountain breezes and the Snow Mountain’s spring water, which combine to create Kavalan Whisky’s signature creaminess. Kavalan takes its name from the old name for Yilan County and is backed by 30 years of beverage-making thanks to parent company, King Car Group. It is available in 40 countries. Visit http://www.kavalanwhisky.com/en/

Media Contact:

Yvonne Chou
886-3922-9000#7162
yvonne@kavalandistillery.com

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Source: Kavalan
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http://www.kavalanwhisky.com/en/

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September 13, 2016 at 5:50 pm

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What to Look Forward to At Cosmoprof Asia 2016

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — “One Fair Two Venues” will be the main theme of Cosmoprof Asia 2016 — AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) will be the venue for the packaging, ingredients and processing equipment from 15-17 November 2016. Finished cosmetics will be showcased at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from 16-18 November 2016.

This year’s Cosmoprof Asia promises a number of highlights and features customised for attendees to each venue.
This year’s Cosmoprof Asia promises a number of highlights and features customised for attendees to each venue.

The two venues will bring together 2,700 exhibitors, 25 national and group pavilions, and an expected 60,000 visitors in an exhibition area of more than 98,000 sqm.

This year’s event promises a number of highlights and features customised for attendees to each venue.

AWE Highlights

At AWE, the spotlight event will be the first edition of the Innovation Circle Awards,curated by the globally-renowned trends agency Beautystreams. The Awards will recognise the most innovative packaging, design and formulas in the beauty industry. Exhibitors specialising in packaging solutions and contract manufacturing are invited to submit products and packaging across six award categories based on the theme “LEGENDS” (more information at http://www.cosmoprof-asia.com/en-us/SPECIAL-EVENTS/Attractions-in-AWE/Innovation-Circle-Awards). Finalists’ products picked by a jury of top industry professionals from AmorePacific, centdegres, L’Oreal, Marie Dalgar, Martha Tillaar Companies and NYX Cosmetics will be prominently showcased at the Innovation Circle Display at the East Lobby of AWE from 15-17 November. The Awards Ceremony will be held on 15 November 2016.

The Lipstick Factory in Hall 5 takes the visitor on a journey that showcases the manufacturing of a luxury lipstick. Visitors will be taken step-by-step through the process, from the meticulous search for raw materials, right up to the mixing and pouring into the stick with a special designed. 8,000 complimentary pieces of “Cosmoprof Asia Limited-Edition Lipstick” in four new glamourous shapes and textures will be presented to visitors during the three days of the show. The Lipstick Factory involves three Italian exhibitors who are leaders in their fields — Brivaplast (packaging), Chromavis (formulation) and Vetraco (machinery). The project is supported by the Italian Ministry of the Economic Development and ITA — Italian Trade Agency, in collaboration with Cosmetica Italia — Personal Care Association.

Spotlight on Ingredients is a new zone at AWE to help formulators, R&D and business development professionals discover new ingredients, textures and formulations. The area completes the product showcase of the entire beauty industry, offering professionals all segments of the supply chain.

HKCEC Highlights

At HKCEC, the “Extraordinary Gallery” in Hall 3G will take centre stage. The rich design by famous creative agency centdegres offers appealing exhibition space, thoughtfully integrated with a dedicated buyers lounge, press corner, bloggers station as well as a summit area. Visitors can expect to meet the most significant brands and suppliers offering their unparalleled brand assortments and innovative services in an elegant and minimalist atmosphere. A special edition of nail polish in 3 unique colors and textures jointly created by Groupe Pochet (world-leading glass maker), Fiabila (savoir-faire in nail polish) and centdegrés will be presented to visitors with interactive experience at the heart of the hall.

Close to the Extraordinary Gallery will be the Discover Trends zone featuring more than 80 companies with their latest offerings in Baby Skincare & Toiletries, Men’s Care, Natural & Organic Cosmetic, as well as Natural Health.

Also returning to Cosmoprof Asia for the 3rd year is Boutique, the “shop for charity” campaign, which will be located in the Hall 1E Concourse. Visitors will have the opportunity to pick up travel size products of sponsoring companies for a suggested donation to the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation.

Education & Innovation

The World Asia Forum, held across both venues, addresses the industry’s most talked about trends and topics, allowing attendees to keep pace with the latest advances across the region. Sessions in AWE will look at the latest ingredients, technologies and packaging to help drive product development, while at HKCEC visitors can discover the latest trends and developments in products, branding and marketing. Visitors will have a choice of more than 30 sessions to hear from industry analysts and leaders. The updated agenda and enrollment is available at the fair website http://www.cosmoprof-asia.com.

Visitors may register online at http://www.cosmoprof-asia.com/en-us/VISITING/Pre-registration to obtain a free admission badge, which will allow access to the show in both venues.

NOTES TO EDITORS:

Cosmoprof Asia, the premier international beauty exhibition in Asia-Pacific, is organised by Cosmoprof Asia Ltd, a joint-venture between BolognaFiere Group and UBM Asia Ltd.

ABOUT BOLOGNAFIERE GROUP

http://www.bolognafiere.it

BolognaFiere Group, the world’s leading trade show organiser in the cosmetics, fashion, architecture and building, art and culture sectors, features in its portfolio more than 80 exhibitions, both domestic and international, among which Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna, the most important beauty meeting point in the world established in 1967 and held in Bologna, Italy. In 2017 it will celebrate the 50th anniversary, from 17-20 March along with Cosmopack, 16-19 March. The international platform offered by Cosmoprof, with trade shows in Hong Kong (established 1996) and Las Vegas (established 2003), provides a truly global marketplace for the beauty industry where brands can find success.

ABOUT UBM ASIA LTD

http://www.ubmasia.com

Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is the largest trade show organiser in Asia and the largest commercial organiser in China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global network of 32 offices and 1,300 staff in 24 major cities. We operate in 19 market sectors with 230 events, 28 trade publications, 18 online products for over 2,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world. UBM Asia was awarded ‘Asia’s Most Reliable Trade Show Organiser Award’ in Hong Kong’s Most Valuable Companies Awards (HKMVCA) 2016.

Contact:

UBM Asia Ltd.
Ms. Amy Ng
Ph.: +852.2516.1659
amy.ng@ubm.com

Ms. Janice Poon
Ph.: +852.2516.2117
janice.poon@ubm.com

BolognaFiere Cosmoprof S.p.a.
Paolo Landi
Ph.: +39.02.45.47.08.320
Paolo.landi@cosmoprof.it

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Source: Cosmoprof Asia
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September 13, 2016 at 5:33 pm

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US FDA Approves Investigational New Drug (IND) Application for Cantrixil(TM) (TRX-E-002-1) in Ovarian Cancer

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SYDNEY /PRNewswire/ —

Cantrixil (TRX-E-002-1) is Novogen’s lead development candidate, and is being developed as an intraperitoneal therapy for patients with ovarian cancer
Investigational New Drug (IND) application is the key regulatory filing to initiate clinical trials in the United States
First-in-human (FIH) phase I study remains on track for initiation in 4Q 2016, as per previous guidance
Australian oncology-focused biotechnology company Novogen Ltd (ASX: NRT; NASDAQ: NVGN) today announced that it had received confirmation from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that the Investigational New Drug (IND) application for Cantrixil (TRX-E-002-1) had been successfully opened, and the phase I study of Cantrixil in patients with ovarian cancer may therefore proceed as planned.

Dr James Garner, CEO of Novogen, commented, “We are grateful to the FDA for their thorough and comprehensive review of our submission, and we are pleased to have their approval to move forward with the study. The team is already working alongside Quintiles, our contract research organisation, to make the necessary submissions to human research ethics committees at each of the participating sites, and we continue to anticipate initiation of the phase I study in the fourth quarter of 2016, as previously indicated.”

About the Cantrixil (TRXE-E-002-1) development candidate

Cantrixil is a cyclodextrin-based formulation of the active ingredient, TRX-E-002-1, which has shown in vitro and in vivo anti-cancer activity in a range of tumour types. The Company anticipates that, if approved, the drug product would be used as an intra-peritoneal chemotherapy, either alone or in combination with other agents, and in one or more cancers of the abdominal or pelvic cavity (e.g. ovarian, uterine, colorectal or gastric carcinomas). A first-in-human clinical study is planned to commence in the fourth quarter of 2016.

About Novogen Limited

Novogen Limited (ASX: NRT; NASDAQ: NVGN) is an oncology-focused biotechnology company based in Sydney, Australia. Novogen has two proprietary drug discovery platforms (superbenzopyrans and anti-tropomyosins) with the potential to yield first-in-class agents across a range of oncology indications. The three lead molecules Cantrixil, Anisina, and Trilexium are in preclinical development, with the most advanced molecule, Cantrixil, slated to enter clinical trials in late 2016. For more information, please visit: http://www.novogen.com

Source: Novogen Limited
Related stocks: Australia:NRT NASDAQ-SMALL:NVGN
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September 13, 2016 at 11:12 am

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Allegis Group Announces Asia Pacific Brand Launch

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SYDNEY /PRNewswire/ — Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions, is repositioning its recruitment brand strategy in the APAC market to bring greater specialisation to its recruitment services for contract and permanent roles.

Specialised Brands for Distinct Customer Needs

Collectively, Allegis Group represents a network of specialised companies with services that address nearly every workforce challenge. Whether a client needs an executive placement or managed delivery service, Allegis Group has a solution.

Over the past decade, Allegis Group has extended its global footprint with a growing presence in Asia Pacific. In 2008, Allegis Group entered the China market as Allegis-BN, a joint venture with BN Management Consultants and in 2011, acquired Aston Carter and extended its Asia Pacific presence in Hong Kong and Singapore. In 2014, it acquired Talent2, establishing a truly global footprint for its recruitment services, pairing Allegis Group’s operational leadership with Talent2’s geographical reach and understanding of the APAC market. This year the company also acquired Benchmark in China to further strengthen its existing business.

Upon conducting in-depth research with its clients and candidates, Allegis Group is now making the strategic decision to decommission the Allegis-BN, Talent2 and Benchmark brands to realign its recruitment services under three global brands, specialised in distinct skill categories:

Aston Carter: focused on business professionals within Accounting & Finance; Audit, Risk & Compliance; Banking & Financial Services; Human Resources; Operations; Sales, Marketing, Communication & Digital; and Strategy, Change & Transformation.
TEKsystems: focused on IT professionals within Applications; End-User Support; Leadership; Network Infrastructure; and PMO & Project Management.
Aerotek: focused on industrial and technical professionals within Clinical & Scientific; Engineering; Property & Construction; and Supply Chain & Logistics.
“Our growth is propelled by bringing greater levels of service and expertise to our clients and candidates,” says Richard Waag, Allegis Group APAC President. “A recruitment brand strategy with specialised focus on distinct skill categories enables us to deepen our partnerships and the value we provide the market. With recently refreshed brand positioning for Aston Carter, TEKsystems, and Aerotek, now is the right time to take the solid platform Talent2, Allegis-BN and Benchmark provided to the next level.”

The Value of Specialisation

Allegis Group believes its focused approach benefits clients and candidates alike. The company’s proprietary survey studies and focus groups reveal both customer populations prefer to align with a recruitment partner with expertise and focus in specific skill sets. Our research shows that client satisfaction is positively impacted by 98 percentage points when a recruitment firm has the specialised expertise to understand and place the skills they require. For candidates, satisfaction is positively impacted by 93 percentage points.

For clients, specialisation enables a recruitment partner to establish a deeper understanding of a hiring manager’s specific business priorities, and to better source and screen highly skilled professionals that match requirements. For candidates, a focused partner can better understand distinct skill and expertise, and more effectively present relevant positions that facilitate career advancement.

“Over the last year, we have aligned our internal teams to drive and support a specialised recruitment brand strategy to deliver on our local and global customers’ needs. Our teams have undergone months of training and been provided with the right resources to really bring a consultative and specialised level of service to clients and candidates. We’re primed and excited to launch our three global brands to the APAC recruitment market; and we’re confident our customers will appreciate the deeper focus we provide,” says Waag.

For more information contact:

Lara Squire, Senior Manager Strategy & Brand, Allegis Group, APAC
Tel: +61 2 9087 6369; Mobile: +61 2 414 798 024; Email: lara.squire@allegisgroup.com

About Allegis Group

Allegis Group is the global leader in talent solutions focused on working harder and caring more than any other provider. We’ll go further to understand the needs of our people – our clients, our candidates, and our employees – and to consistently deliver on our promise of an unsurpassed quality experience. That’s the Allegis Group difference, and it’s consistent across every Allegis Group company. With more than US$11billion in annual revenues and over 500 locations across the globe, our network provides businesses with a comprehensive suite of talent solutions — without sacrificing the niche expertise required to ensure a successful partnership. Our specialised group of companies includes: Aerotek, TEKsystems, Allegis Global Solutions, Aston Carter, Major, Lindsey & Africa, Allegis Partners, MarketSource, and EASi. Visit http://www.AllegisGroup.com to learn more.

Source: Allegis Global

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September 13, 2016 at 11:03 am

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TUV Rheinland Japan is Extending Cooperation and Collaboration with Fukushima Prefecture on Medical Equipment Field

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FUKUSHIMA, Japan /PRNewswire/ — TUV Rheinland Japan Ltd. and Fukushima Prefecture have been extending their cooperation and collaboration in the field of medical equipment for about a year. This effort is the outcome of a memorandum of understanding concluded in October 2015 between TUV Rheinland and the Prefecture. On 2 September 2016, Mr. Toshiyuki Hata, Vice Governor of Fukushima Prefecture, paid a courtesy visit to the TUV Rheinland Headquarters in Germany and reported on the cooperative achievements of the past year. TUV Rheinland Japan has announced that they have discussed with Vice Governor Hata cooperation plans for the “Fukushima Medical Device Development Support Centre”, which is scheduled to be completed in November 2016.

One of the important projects for the recovery of Fukushima is to intensify development of medical related business. The “Fukushima Medical Device Development Support Centre” is being constructed to function as a core facility of the project. This center will be Japan’s first medical equipment development support organization, which will provide total support for medical equipment manufacturers, from development to commercialization. It will offer a variety of services, from evaluating the safety of medical equipment, to matching of businesses and consulting as well as training medical service providers.

[Cooperative achievements as of August 2016]

Since May 2016, TUV Rheinland Japan has been providing a basic training course to an EMC test engineer lasting about 3 months at TUV Rheinland Japan’s laboratory. The second session of training is being provided for a second engineer regarding safety testing.
[Cooperation plans for the future]

EMC test experts from TUV Rheinland Japan will provide advanced training using the EMC test facility that will be set up in the “Fukushima Medical Device Development Support Centre.”
Many medical equipment manufacturers are already based in Fukushima Prefecture. TUV Rheinland Japan is planning to offer seminars related to the certification of medical equipment for the medical equipment manufacturers.
TUV Rheinland Japan will provide comprehensive support to Japanese medical manufacturers for their business success in Japan and overseas.
During the courtesy visit mentioned above, Vice Governor Hata and Mr. Ralf Scheller, a member of the Executive Board of Management of TUV Rheinland AG, exchanged ideas about how TUV Rheinland and the Prefecture can cooperate in future. Vice Governor Hata said, “Since the conclusion of the memorandum of understanding in October last year, we have been receiving a variety of support from TUV Rheinland, including the participation in the Medical Device Exhibition held in Fukushima Prefecture, the holding of seminars related to the certification of medical equipment and the training of personnel of the Fukushima Medical Device Development Centre. We hope the cooperation with TUV Rheinland will continue and further develop in the future.” Mr. Scheller said, “We are pleased to have just successfully completed the EMC basic training course for one of engineers who perform the safety evaluation of medical equipment at the Fukushima Medical Device Development Support Centre. After the Center is fully operational, we are committed to contributing on the basis of our many years of knowledge in the field of medical equipment testing and certification with help to Fukushima Prefecture in order to promote further development of the medical equipment industry within the prefecture.”

About TUV Rheinland

TUV Rheinland is a global leader in independent inspection services, founded 140 years ago. The group employs 19,600 people around the globe. Annual turnover is nearly €1.9 billion. The independent experts stand for quality and safety for people, technology, and the environment in nearly all aspects of life. TUV Rheinland inspects technical equipment, products and services, and oversees projects and processes for companies. Its experts train people in a wide range of careers and industries. To this end, the company operates a global network of approved labs, testing and education centers. Since 2006, TUV Rheinland has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption. http://www.tuv.com

Source: TUV Rheinland
Related Links:
http://www.tuv.com

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September 13, 2016 at 10:52 am

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TUV Rheinland Japan is Extending Cooperation and Collaboration with Fukushima Prefecture on Medical Equipment Field

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FUKUSHIMA, Japan /PRNewswire/ — TUV Rheinland Japan Ltd. and Fukushima Prefecture have been extending their cooperation and collaboration in the field of medical equipment for about a year. This effort is the outcome of a memorandum of understanding concluded in October 2015 between TUV Rheinland and the Prefecture. On 2 September 2016, Mr. Toshiyuki Hata, Vice Governor of Fukushima Prefecture, paid a courtesy visit to the TUV Rheinland Headquarters in Germany and reported on the cooperative achievements of the past year. TUV Rheinland Japan has announced that they have discussed with Vice Governor Hata cooperation plans for the “Fukushima Medical Device Development Support Centre”, which is scheduled to be completed in November 2016.

One of the important projects for the recovery of Fukushima is to intensify development of medical related business. The “Fukushima Medical Device Development Support Centre” is being constructed to function as a core facility of the project. This center will be Japan’s first medical equipment development support organization, which will provide total support for medical equipment manufacturers, from development to commercialization. It will offer a variety of services, from evaluating the safety of medical equipment, to matching of businesses and consulting as well as training medical service providers.

[Cooperative achievements as of August 2016]

Since May 2016, TUV Rheinland Japan has been providing a basic training course to an EMC test engineer lasting about 3 months at TUV Rheinland Japan’s laboratory. The second session of training is being provided for a second engineer regarding safety testing.
[Cooperation plans for the future]

EMC test experts from TUV Rheinland Japan will provide advanced training using the EMC test facility that will be set up in the “Fukushima Medical Device Development Support Centre.”
Many medical equipment manufacturers are already based in Fukushima Prefecture. TUV Rheinland Japan is planning to offer seminars related to the certification of medical equipment for the medical equipment manufacturers.
TUV Rheinland Japan will provide comprehensive support to Japanese medical manufacturers for their business success in Japan and overseas.
During the courtesy visit mentioned above, Vice Governor Hata and Mr. Ralf Scheller, a member of the Executive Board of Management of TUV Rheinland AG, exchanged ideas about how TUV Rheinland and the Prefecture can cooperate in future. Vice Governor Hata said, “Since the conclusion of the memorandum of understanding in October last year, we have been receiving a variety of support from TUV Rheinland, including the participation in the Medical Device Exhibition held in Fukushima Prefecture, the holding of seminars related to the certification of medical equipment and the training of personnel of the Fukushima Medical Device Development Centre. We hope the cooperation with TUV Rheinland will continue and further develop in the future.” Mr. Scheller said, “We are pleased to have just successfully completed the EMC basic training course for one of engineers who perform the safety evaluation of medical equipment at the Fukushima Medical Device Development Support Centre. After the Center is fully operational, we are committed to contributing on the basis of our many years of knowledge in the field of medical equipment testing and certification with help to Fukushima Prefecture in order to promote further development of the medical equipment industry within the prefecture.”

About TUV Rheinland

TUV Rheinland is a global leader in independent inspection services, founded 140 years ago. The group employs 19,600 people around the globe. Annual turnover is nearly €1.9 billion. The independent experts stand for quality and safety for people, technology, and the environment in nearly all aspects of life. TUV Rheinland inspects technical equipment, products and services, and oversees projects and processes for companies. Its experts train people in a wide range of careers and industries. To this end, the company operates a global network of approved labs, testing and education centers. Since 2006, TUV Rheinland has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption. http://www.tuv.com

Source: TUV Rheinland
Related Links:
http://www.tuv.com

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September 13, 2016 at 10:51 am

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