To Be Recognized as AAA Legislator of the Year

Washington, D.C. – The American Ambulance Association (AAA) has named Senator Susan Collins of Maine as the AAA Legislator of the Year, in recognition of her strong advocacy for emergency medical services. Senator Collins is invited to receive this honor at the AAA’s annual Stars of Life recognition ceremony on June 13 in Washington, D.C.

The Stars of Life program celebrates the contributions of ambulance professionals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in service to their communities or the EMS profession. Stars of Life pays tribute to the dedication of these heroes while shining light on the critical role EMS plays in our healthcare infrastructure. This year, 101 EMS professionals will be honored as 2017 Stars of Life. In addition to Senator Collins’s recognition as-as Legislator of the Year, twenty-four United States Senators and Representatives will receive Legislative Recognition Awards for their support of ambulance services.

AAA President Mark Postma notes, “Senator Collins has been a tireless advocate for emergency medical services, both in Maine and across our country. The AAA is honored to present her with the distinction of AAA Legislator of the Year.”

Senator Collins is a primary sponsor of the Medicare Ambulance Access, Fraud Prevention, and Reform Act which would make permanent the current temporary Medicare ambulance relief. This bill ensures that ambulance service providers across the nation have the resources necessary to provide often life-saving emergency- as well as vital non-emergency medical transportation.

As Chair of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs from 2003 to 2007, Senator Collins ensured both governmental and nongovernmental medical service providers were included in the definition of an emergency responder in the Homeland Security Act. This enabled ambulance service providers as first responders access to critical funding and resources.

First elected to the Senate in 1996, Senator Collins has earned a national reputation for working across party lines to seek consensus on our nation’s most important issues. Senator Collins has carried out her longstanding commitment to health care issues through her work on the Special Committee on Aging as well as the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

In recognition of her ongoing service to the ambulance services of the United States, AAA is proud to call Senator Collins our Legislator of the Year.

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About the American Ambulance Association

Founded in 1979, the AAA represents hundreds of ambulance services across the United States that participate in emergency and nonemergency care and medical transportation. The Association serves as a voice and clearinghouse for ambulance services and views prehospital care not only as a public service but also as an essential part of the total public health care system.

AAA Mission Statement

The mission of the American Ambulance Association is to promote health care policies that ensure excellence in the ambulance services industry and provide research, education, and communications programs to enable its members to address the needs of the communities they serve effectively.

Rising Beauty Tool and Accessories Brand Bella and Bear Premium Quality Tweezers Featured in Elle Magazine

There’s no doubt at all that Elle Magazine is one of the world’s leading voices when it comes to beauty and fashion. This made it especially exciting for young beauty tool and accessories brand Bella and Bear to see their favorite Bella and Bear Tweezers featured in the trendsetting magazine, recognizing the brand’s commitment to delivering quality products.

April 17, 2017

It’s often difficult for a small beauty product brand to get the attention of some of the major players in their very competitive industry.  Bella and Bear, a growing beauty tools and accessories brand, are happy to announce they are quickly crossing many of these milestones, with their most recent exciting achievement of seeing their Bella and Bear Tweezers, a favorite with customers, featured in Elle Magazine, recognized one of beauty and fashion’s most prominent and well respected voices.

“To say we are excited to be featured in Elle would be a massive understatement,” commented a spokesperson for the brand.  “This is another dream come true for us, to get such positive treatment from a major beauty and fashion pillar. This just confirms our commitment to quality, low prices, and superior customer service is what is needed to make a real impact in our industry and we will continue to do our best in all of these areas and more.”

According to Bella and Bear, the Bella and Bear Pluckers Tweezer Set comes with three different style high-quality tweezers, covering any professional need.  They come complete with a high-quality travel case to help keep them clean and prevent loss and are all backed by a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.  All things while Elle Magazine remarked positively about.

Customers have also given the set excellent feedback across the board.

Tina S., from Illinois, recently said, “Without exaggeration I use my beauty tweezers at least once a day.  The last set I bought was really terrible for the price, so when my mom suggested I try Bella and Bear after she had a great experience I ordered their Pluckers Tweezer Set.  The price and quality are both totally amazing, and have made me a Bella and Bear believer.  This is where I’ll be buying my beauty products if they can keep their standards this high.  Five stars all the way.”

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Growing Beauty Accessories Brand Bella and Bear Celebrate Popular Eyelash Curler now Available in Germany and the UK Through Amazon

Bella and Bear are a small beauty tool, and accessories brand passionately dedicated to providing premium product choices at attractive price points.  Apparently, a winning formula, the company recently announced they are responding to demand, expanding their reach into Europe with their Bella and Bear Eyelash Curlers now available at both the German and UK Amazon online stores.

April 17, 2017

Anyone serious about beauty products knows that quality can vary greatly depending on what brand they choose to use.  Bella and Bear are a small, young company building a name for themselves and a spotless reputation in the beauty tools and accessories world through a combination of premium products, low prices and a real devotion to superior customer service.  Continuing to build off their success, Bella and Bear recently announced that the brand is now being made available in Europe with their favorite Bella and Bear Eyelash Curlers being featured at Germany and the United Kingdom’s Amazon online stores.  Customers couldn’t be happier with the news.

“We are overjoyed about seeing Bella and Bear products be made available in Europe,” commented a spokesperson from the brand.  “We are super excited about this tremendous opportunity and will do everything possible to exceed even the highest expectations shoppers may have of us.”

According to Bella and Bear, their “The Eye and Mighty” Eyelash Curler is a professional quality product, with an exclusive ergonomic design for pain-free use that comes backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.  Intended to produce a very dramatic effect, the eyelash curlers are a consistent best seller in the United States and come complete with a free travel bag and a free pack of refill pads.

Shopper feedback continues to be positive across the board.

Christine T., from London, said in a five-star review, “By far my favorite eyelash curlers.  Bella and Bear have a great product at a price much lower than the competition.  I’m recommending them to all my friends.”

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Which states suffer the most from the bed bugs?

The residents of which states are most eager to get rid of the bed bugs? Find the truth about the best bed bug control products and learn the scientific facts.

Why has the bed bug infestation started to gain such speed lately? Public schools are closed for disinfection. Which states suffer most from the bed bugs? Are there any new methods of monitoring and eliminating them?

In the U.S. bed bugs are a problem that can’t be ignored or neglected. These parasites are difficult to remove, and a single bug can provoke an infestation. The issue is especially sharp not only in households but also in public places, especially in public schools as the students often bring bed bugs on their clothes and bags from home. Kindergarten students usually nap, and this napping promotes the mass spread of the parasites.

The situation is complicated by the fact that there exist few bed bugs insecticides that can be used near children. EPA considers the only diatomaceous earth to be the safest. Elementary schools are temporarily closed for disinfection, as it happened in Kentucky and several other states. Savoy Elementary in Southeast Washington where several classes were suspended for three weeks because of the bed bugs is an illustrative example. This is not a unique case, as these pests infest schools more actively with each year and kids bring the bed bugs home.

The Residents of Which States are Most Interested in Bed Bugs? 10 Most Bed Bug Suffering States in the U.S.

Unfortunately, the mentioned Washington case is yet another contribution to the offensive statistics. This city is “the proud” #2 among the top 50 US cities with the worst bed bug problem. The ranking has been made at the end of 2016. Baltimore is the leader, Chicago, New York, Columbus (Ohio), Los Angeles, Detroit, Cincinnati, Philadelphia; San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose is also in the top 10. The cities can vary, but in general, the situation across the country worsens with each year. The specialists claim: “We have more people affected by bed bugs in the United States now than ever before,» They say that no one would have thought ten years ago that bed bugs would become an epidemic.

According to Google Trends, the “bed bugs” query is most searched by the residents of Kentucky. They are followed by the states of Ohio, West Virginia, DC, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New York, Alaska and South Carolina.

Search activity peaks in summer and each year people become interested in the subject earlier: from the end of June. Why is that so? We all know that bed bugs live and reproduce near humans all year around… First, summer heat contributes to more intensive (in comparison with winter) development and reproduction of the insects. Second, people tend to travel in summer, causing the bed bugs to migrate across the world. You realize that it is relatively easy to bring bed bugs from a trip in your suitcase, don’t you? Together these conditions create the most favorable environment for mass infestations.

Which Is Bed Bug Removal Tactic Most Effective?

Which are bed bug removal products useful today? Stoppestinfo has summarized the methods of getting rid of bed bugs that have been proven effective by the scientists.

One of the best traditional ways of eliminating bed bugs is using a special bed bug mattress protector that will lock parasites at any development stage inside. Being deprived of blood, they will die eventually (the process can take up to a year). Diatomaceous earth (cheap and organic), pyrethroid-based killer sprays and powders will help removed the bed bugs indoors, in the furniture and other secluded spots. The EPA reminds that boric acid or bug bombs won’t be able to remove the bed bugs completely.

Getting rid of the bugs is not easy. If this trouble has come to your house, be prepared to do your best. The IPM Program specialists remind you that it’s best to “combine chemical and nonchemical tactics with increased sanitation and habitat modification practices for removing the bed bugs. Prevention and monitoring of bed bug infestations are paramount and should be ongoing”. Sticky plastic traps are used for that.

Scientific Bed Bug Control Innovations

Do the scientists have anything new to offer, apart from traditional remedies and methods? Not yet. Canadian researchers have been trying to create perfect bed bug pheromone trap bait. The biologist Regine Gries discovered the pheromones after acting as a host for more than a thousand bedbugs during the research, and she endured 180,000 bites from the team’s bug colony. In 2014 the scientists were able to create bait containing synthetic aggregation pheromones that can be used in manufacturing commercial traps, but so far the product hasn’t been launched on the market.

As no revolutionary changes occurred, remember that the bed bug season is about to open, so get ready to take action by the specialists’ advice. Read our Complete Guide to Getting Rid of Bed Bugs: Scientifically Approved Traps, Mattress Protectors, Sprays and Dust to learn more about all the methods of eliminating bed bugs based on scientific research.

Volunteer Saving Elephants with the “Real-Life Dr. Doolittle”

Allan Dixon is a photographer, traveler, animal lover, and Instagram celebrity (@daxon) most famous for his selfies smiling alongside animals. Now he’s ready to graduate from selfies to “elfies” and spend the summer rescuing elephants – and you’re invited to join!

Dixon is joining Loop Abroad on their “Thailand 101” elephant program as their “Master of Elfies” from July 1 – July 16. You (if you’re age 18-23) are invited to join in this amazing adventure and be a part of Allan’s group! You’ll get the chance to help rescued elephants right beside him and feature in a typical media story with Allan educating the world about saving elephants.

Allan will also be hosting a talk during the program about the power of social media and its impact on saving wildlife and the environment.

The “Thailand 101” program spends one week at the famous Elephant Nature Park, where the group lives and works with rescued elephants and helps to feed, bathe, and care for them, while learning their stories and how to help elephants. The second week of the trip is packed with adventures, including:
– Ziplining the rain forest
– Trekking to a mountain hot springs near a hill tribe village
– Cooking Thai food on an organic farm
– Meditating with a Buddhist monk
– Shopping Chiang Mai’s famous night markets
– Spelunking the Chiang Dao caves

All-inclusive tuition for the program is usually $3,450, but there is a $500 discount available – just list Allan’s name under “How did you hear about Loop Abroad?” on your application. Find more details on the discount and traveling with the Master of Elfies here (

Loop Abroad offers animal-based study abroad programs for students and young adults. Programs take place in Thailand and South Africa and focus on ethical animal interactions and working with local sanctuaries. Veterinary programs match students with veterinarians to learn while providing life-saving care. Loop was founded in 2009 by a husband-and-wife team on a mission to help students follow their dreams and rescue animals. Many Loop students receive college credit for their program participation and go on to the best veterinary schools in the US.


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Gontus, Inc.

San Francisco, March 14, 2017

Gontus, Inc. ( is a socio commerce platform dedicated to connecting pet service providers with pet parents across the globe.

Gontus is the first of its kind global search-engine-cum-marketplace — #searketplace for pets and animals — that helps connect pet parents with pet service providers.

Incorporated in the USA on January 2017, Gontus’s mission is to enable every pet owner to find a wide variety of products, services and other amenities to care for their beloved pets. Be it veterinary services, food, accessories, grooming needs and more, Gontus is the way to go.

Users can use the online platform by logging in free at to post their needs and select from offers by service providers to match their wallet and requirements. So, whether your pet is a dog, cat, turtle, parakeet or a gecko, help is only a few clicks away. Similarly, Gontus Blurbs helps service providers to display their products and services to millions of users through cognitive computing.

One of the most interesting aspects of Gontus is that it can help users to find the perfect mates for their pets. An algorithm-based search will automatically assist users in finding the best match for their pets once the details have been provided.

Gontus will go the extra mile to make the world a better place for animals. By connecting animal lovers with zoos and animal parks across the world, Gontus will connect and mobilise volunteers, and work closely with not-for-profit organisations to prevent animal and pet abuse.  Pet parents will be encouraged to adopt abandoned pets and animals looking for forever homes.
User-created content including blogs, statements, pictures, suggestions, online help is all part of the Gontus experience.
No matter what the issue, “if you got a pet, simply Gontus it!”


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Partnership: CEMERGING & GBRI

New York City, New York, U.S.A, 4 April 2017-  Two of the best online education platforms, CEMERGING (CEM) & Green Building Research Institute (GBRI), are about to enter into a partnership; bringing Architects, Engineers, building professionals and students the best of continuing education courses at an affordable rate and excellent quality. The Online courses will be in a vast variety of sustainable topics including LEED v4, WELL Building Standard, UN SDGs, Daylighting, BIM, Energy Modeling, Sustainable Olympics, Corporate Sustainability, Climate Change, Biotechnology, Data Centers, Green Tech, Public Transportation, Automobile Industry’s green hands to name a few.

According to a CEM Spokesperson, “AE Professionals shouldn’t miss this opportunity to get the best of AIA and GBCI approved continuing education (CE) courses with this partnership”.

Through this partnership, CEM will be able to offer GBRI courses that are high quality (hand selected industry experts), affordable (starting at $19.99 per month), stress-free( CEM will take care of paperwork for professionals by offering complimentary auto-reporting to GBCI and AIA), pre-approved ( courses are pre-approved by GBCI and AIA, so professionals are guaranteed to receive the credits to renew their LEED and AIA credentials), best of all is convenience ( courses can be accessed online 24/7 at the comfort of desktop computers, laptops or tablets).

The date for the partnership is 5th of April 2017 at CEMERGING online platform.

According to GBRI – “If you desire to get the best of AIA and GBCI continuing education courses at a very affordable rate?, then you need to take advantage of this partnership happening on the 5th of April at”

About CE Merging

CEMERGING is a professional establishment that offers you the best LEED and AIA continuing education courses, LEED project experience opportunities, LEED exam preparation and much more. With a partnership with GBRI and other entities like Redvector (2014-15), The Exam Prepper, CEMERGING is truly the best place “where the best of continuing education comes together”.

To learn more about CEM and GBRI, please visit their websites:




Partnership: CEMERGING & GBRI

Location: NYC

Telephone: (202)670-5143



New Men’s Underwear Brand Aims to Provide Innovative and Stylish Underwear Exclusively for Men!

Vin’s Answer is launching a Kickstarter campaign to bring comfortable, supportive and attractive underwear for men to the market.

At the time of this press release, the project has funded over 50 % in less than 24 hours.

March 30, 2017—Brand Vin’s Answer is releasing their line of men’s underwear built specifically for the male physique this March. The company is seeking funding through their Kickstarter campaign to bring their first products to market. Owner Alper Hafif developed Vin’s Answer as a response to the market’s lack of attractive, high quality, and supportive underwear specifically for men. His goal is to change the market with uniquely designed undergarments that both men and women can appreciate.

“I got inspired by Victoria’s Secret but knew from my experience that men don’t care for sexy underwear in the same way women do,” said owner Alper Hafif, “so comfort had to be the key word for men and sexy for women. It’s a hard thing to do, but I truly believe we have done it.”

Vin’s Answer is seeking $4,400 USD through their Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of their first design in two different colors—Black and Blue.

The underwear is made from 92 percent MicroModal and 8 percent Elastane—materials. The combination aims to be skin-friendly and is three times softer than cotton as measured by the Kawabata method.

The waistband is a blend specially made by Vin’s Answer and is one of the most elastic waistbands on the market, if not the softest. Embossed into the waistband fabric is the brand’s logo in the front of the underwear.

The u-shaped design in the front supports active men, while the overall design remains flattering. A triple-stitched waistband is applied to the underwear to reduce the risk of tears and premature degradation. It is fortified to retain its appearance after washing, meaning it looks attractive for far longer than traditional cotton underwear.

To help bring Vin’s Answer to life, visit their Kickstarter campaign on March 30, 2017.

For more information about the brand and its creator, visit and

Kickstarter link:

For direct questions, please contact Alper Hafif at:


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Los Angeles, CA, (April 1, 2017) Berkshire, England-born actress Victoria Summer, best known for playing Julie Andrews opposite Tom Hanks, Emma Thomson and Colin Farrell in the Oscar Nominated film “Saving Mrs. Banks” and known most recently for her breakout role as Eleanor Morgan alongside “American Pie” alum Chris Klein in “Game of Aces” will be playing the title lead role in the upcoming indie thriller “Alexis Colette”.

This ingenious film, which was conceived and co-written by creative auteur Anthony W. Johnson, a published poet and prolific writer in his right, is set during the McCarthy era 1950’s America and takes place inside of the now infamous Eloise Mental Asylum.

The story, which centers around a young, passionate journalist named Eric, who seeks to discover whether the legendary mysteries surrounding the hauntings and several unexplained deaths at the Asylum in the 1950’s were as the result of natural causes, murder, or the results of risky, then considered, ground-breaking methods like electroshock therapy, mind control and lobotomies.

An elderly Guide, not only escorts the young reporter throughout the abandoned building, but helps steer the buried history, and mysteries of the eerie asylum, including that of the young Alex, and a vibrant showgirl named Alexis Colette. Alexis, who is married to the successful doctor that heads the Asylum, begins her journey as a product of her time, where women often dressed and acted like dolls.

Moreover, not only may she possibly be the culprit, she furthermore, but could also be the ghost that currently inhabits the Eloise Mental Asylum to this very day. When asked why he was so determined to land Victoria Summer for the lead title role of Alexis Colette, Anthony W Johnson responded, “Aside from her apparently extraordinary and timeless beauty, I was immediately drawn to her acting prowess… her sensibilities; also, the role requires a triple threat talent with dynamic vocal and acting range such as Victoria, whom also possesses a perfect blend of gut instinct and classical training”. Johnson went on to add, “I have also been so fortunate to have co-written the script with an amazingly gifted writer Louiza Zouzias, who brings lots of clarity, precision and discipline to my work”.

Executive Producer and owner of Samaco Films, Franco Sama, who has executive produced over 20 successful independent feature films starring the likes of such notable stars as Gary Oldman, Christian Slater, Dane Cook, Thora Birch, Kathleen Quinlan, Chris Klein, David Arquette and Vivica A. Fox, and has partnered with Laughing Man on Fire Productions, helmed by the films’ creator Anthony W. Johnson, to produce and provide funding for the project, which is currently in the late stages of development and is slated to enter into pre-production in the first quarter of 2018. The filmmakers are currently in talks with several high-profile directors and plan to enter the final stages of the principle casting phase by the end of this year.

Alexis Colette is destined to become the next “Sixth Sense” as moviegoers will want to conspire to keep a deep, dark secret and will want to watch the film over and over again to discover what they missed the first or second time around.

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PHNOM PENH –Maybank Foundation, the Corporate Responsibility arm of Maybank Group (Malaysia), together with MoneyTree Asia Pacific Pte Ltd (Singapore) has introduced the Maybank Foundation CashvilleKidz Financial Literacy Program to Cambodia.


The program which started with the first batch of students ofWestline School, Phnom Penh, received good response from the students and staff members of the school.The program evolves around the international award winning animation series “Cashville Kidz” is based on the four main characters of CashvilleKidz; Sens Andola, Penny Wise, Suzy Spendamore, and Barry Maveric.  

The CashvilleKidz Financial Literacy program which was developed and produced by MoneyTree, was a success in Malaysia, having reached approximately 150,000 kids in more than 700 schools. The programalso won two International Awards, namely the Efma – Accenture Innovation Award 2013 in Paris, and the Global CSR Award 2014 in Bali.

Through the introduction of this program in Cambodia, Maybank Foundation aims to increase the level of Financial Literacy amongst school going children.The program is part of the ongoing comprehensive initiative by Maybank Foundation todevelopfinancially savvy children across the entire ASEAN region.

The pilot phase in Cambodia will be conducted in eight schools, reaching out to 800 students in Phnom Penh. This program is aimed at children between 9-12 years of age.It is expected to run in Cambodia over the next three years and reach out to a total of more than 10,000 students.

The Maybank Foundation CashvilleKidz Financial Literacy Program, was jointly launched byHer Excellency CheaSerey, Director General, Central Banking, National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) and the CEO of Maybank Foundation, MrShahrilAzuarJiminon 6December 2016. The program will run over the next few months, and will conclude with a CashvilleKidz Grand Finale, in which the best students from their respective schools will battle it out to claim the title of the “CashvilleKidz Champion” and walk home with attractive prizes.

Mr Shahril, in his opening speech of the first CashvilleKidz session at Westline School said, “We are excited to be introducing and rolling out the CashvilleKidz Financial Literacy Program in Cambodia. CashvilleKidz is a Flagship Program of Maybank Foundation, which has been taught to more than 150,000 students in Malaysia over the last 3 years. This move is our first overseas expansion of this hugely successful program which we intend to expand regionally, and represents a significant investment in Cambodia’s students, and displays the commitment of Maybank in enriching the communities it works with.”

As part of the program, MoneyTree trained teachers in the schools to conduct class sessions using the animated series and provided the schools with a CashvilleKidz Tool Kit created specially to increase student engagement. The CashvileKidz Tool Kit consists of a Teacher’s Guidebook and Manual, Implementation guides, CashvilleKidz Series DVD, and a Financial Profiling assessment that would track the progress of the students in the class.

This collaboration between Maybank Foundation and MoneyTree to promote Financial Literacy amongst students in the ASEAN region is the most comprehensive initiative of its nature in the region.


About MaybankCashvilleKidz (CVK) for Cambodia

The Maybank CashvilleKidz Financial Literacy Program is a flagship program under Maybank Foundation.In Cambodia, the Maybank CashvilleKidzFinancial Literacy Program is a joint initiative of Maybank Foundation, Maybank Cambodia and MoneyTree Asia Pacific to promote and raise the financial literacy level of students in Cambodian schools.

About Maybank Foundation

Maybank Foundation exists to positively impact communities in markets that Maybank operates, in doing so, we aim to humanize financial services by:

  • Providing people with access to financial services at fair terms and pricing
  • Advising them based on their needs
  • Being at the heart of the community

We continue to focus on the following core pillars:

  1. Education – We empower future leaders in the finance community
  2. Community Empowerment – We ensure inclusiveness of those in our communities with our progress together
  3. Healthy Living – We promote community compassion
  4. Arts & Culture – We promote artistic creativity of our youths
  5. Environmental Diversity – We help protect our planet’s diversity for our future generations
  6. Disaster Relief – Mobilizing our employees together with our partners in disaster situation locally and regionally

About MoneyTree Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

MONEYTREE ASIA PACIFIC (MoneyTree) has been promoting, delivering and implementing proprietary Financial Literacy & Entrepreneurship programs to schools, enrichment centers and institutions of higher learning via a face-to- face approach since 2009.

Currently the leading Financial Education Provider in Asia, MoneyTree has been developing a series of online products and tools.

MoneyTree provides content, programs, games & teaching tools to help kids and youth aged 6-22 acquire Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship knowledge to better plan their future.

For more details, kindly contact:

Maybank:                                                          MoneyTree Asia Pacific PteLtd :

Qazreen Chan Abdullah                                      Evelyn                       

+855 16 201234                                                 +6012 3717038

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