Investree expansion to Thailand, Philippines on track this year

first_imgFinancial technology (fintech) platform PT Investree Radhika Jaya has announced that its plans to expand its market to Thailand and the Philippines through joint ventures are on track despite the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.Investree cofounder and CEO Adrian Gunadi said on Wednesday that the company expected to complete the expansion by the second or third quarter of this year.“We are in the process of obtaining a license in the Philippines while we are in the final stages of licensing in Thailand. So, there is no change of plans,” he told the press through a video conference. “We are also in talks with other potential investors, so we can expect the value to be higher,” Adrian said.He added that the peer-to-peer (P2P) lending company had exceeded its first-quarter loan disbursement target to 104 percent. The company has disbursed Rp 588 billion ($36.24 million) in loans so far this year.He also predicted an increase in working capital for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), especially from vendors supplying health necessities such as hospital beds and gloves, adding that the company would focus on funding SMEs in the healthcare industry in the second quarter this year.“I believe Investree can be resilient during this pandemic because we are well-capitalized,” he said.Previously, Investree partnered with private lender PT Bank Danamon Indonesia to allow SMEs to borrow loans worth between Rp 200 million and Rp 2 billion.P2P platforms have contributed Rp 60 trillion to the country’s GDP as of June 2019, primarily through SMEs, according to a study by think thank Institute for Development of Economics and Finance (Indef) and the Indonesian Fintech Lenders Association (AFPI).Topics : He went on to say that the licensing process in the Philippines might take longer than planned as a result of a nationwide lockdown to curb COVID-19 implemented on March 16. However, Adrian said he was optimistic that it could be completed by September.Read also: P2P lending firms upbeat SMEs can repay loan on time during pandemicThe expansion was made possible, he added, by the first trench of series C funding worth US$23.5 million the company closed in mid-March. The funds will also be used to expand Investree’s business in Indonesia, including in e-procurement and electronic invoicing.The investment was led by MUIP, the corporate venture arm of Japan’s Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) and Indonesia’s BRI Ventures.last_img read more

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Luxurious unit fetches $3.9m in one of Brisbane’s biggest apartment sales of 2018

first_imgThe apartment is in the tightly-held ‘Pietra’ building.Mr Thiess has quite a hankering for waterfront properties.Records show he bought an apartment with dual waterfront views in Runaway Bay’s Anglers Esplanade – the Broadwater in March this year for $2.675 million.Mr Thiess also owns a penthouse at Salacia Waters, Runaway Bay, that cost him $1.98 million five years ago.10 OF THE BIGGEST BRISBANE APARTMENT SALES OF 2018 Address Sale price This apartment at 7/91 Moray St, New Farm, has sold for $3.9m.The property is fitted with state-of-the-art entertainment and audio systems, private lift access and a 32 sqm private garage.The sale represents one of the biggest apartment transactions in Brisbane in 2018.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoIn February, an apartment next door in the Aquila building fetched $6.5 million.The apartment at 5/81 Moray Street also had three bedrooms, but was even larger at 426 sqm. This apartment at 7/91 Moray St, New Farm, has sold for $3.9m.The apartment in the luxurious ‘Pietra’ development at 7/91 Moray Street has three bedrooms and two bathrooms and offers breathtaking views of the Brisbane CBD.The property, which was sold by Hamish Bowman of Ray White – New Farm, had been on and off the market since 2014.The buyers are believed to be downsizers from the Gold Coast. The view from the apartment at 7/91 Moray St, New Farm.The apartment is one of only eight in the building and is bigger than your average house with a floorplan spanning 328 sqm. It is equipped with the highest quality appliances and finishes, including Italian marble and granite.center_img This apartment at 7/91 Moray St, New Farm, has sold for $3.9m.A GLAMOROUS whole-floor apartment in New Farm owned by the son of a mining and construction giant has sold for a whopping $3.9 million. Alan Thiess, son the late Sir Leslie Thiess, has settled on the sale of the riverfront property, but the price is less than the $4 million he paid for it when it was built six years ago. This apartment at 5/81 Moray St, New Farm, sold for $6.5m earlier this year. 1. 5/81 Moray St, New Farm $6.5m2. 4102/140 Alice St, Brisbane City $4.21m3. 701/21 Pixley St, Kangaroo Point $4.2m4. 901/21 Pixley St, Kangaroo Point $4m5. 5/81 Moray St, New Farm $3.9m6. 14/100 Macquarie St, St Lucia $3.3m7. 6/212 Vulture St, South Brisbane $3.16m8. 802/17-21 Duncan St, West End $3.15m9. 2204/63 Skyring Tce, Newstead $3.1m 10. 432/30 Macrossan St, Brisbane City $2.725m(Source: Realestate.com.au, CoreLogic, based on reported sales only)last_img read more

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Cricket News Happy Birthday Herschelle Gibbs – The first man to hit six sixes in ODIs

first_imgBefore Gibbs, Sir Garfield Sobers and Ravi Shastri had become the two players who had hit six sixes in an over but Gibbs became the first to achieve the feat in ODIs and in limited-overs cricket. After Gibbs, Yuvraj Singh hit six sixes in Twenty20 Internationals when he clobbered Stuart Broad in Durban in the 2007 World T20.However, Gibbs is best remembered for the remarkable 434 match against Australia in the 2006 ODI in Johannesburg. The 2349th ODI was a record-breaking match, with Ricky Ponting’s brilliant 164 helping Australia to a record 434/4 in 50 overs, the highest-ever score in ODIs. In response, Gibbs launched a breath-taking assault. He notched up his century off 79 balls and he ended up with a mind-boggling 175 off 11 balls, including 21 fours and seven sixes as South Africa chased down 434 to win a dramatic ODI.In the 872 runs scored on that day, Gibbs’ 175 was hailed as one of the knocks for the ages and it established him as one of the best at that time. At the same venue in the 2003 World Cup earlier, Gibbs struck a magnificent 143 against New Zealand but at that time, New Zealand were boosted by a knock of 134 from Stephen Fleming as the Proteas were stunned.The other lasting incident that cricket lovers will remember Gibbs for was his dropped catch off Steve Waugh in the 1999 World Cup encounter in Leeds. Waugh, who was steadying Australia, flicked a full ball to mid wicket where Gibbs took the catch but in trying to celebrate, he could not control the ball and ended up spilling the catch. Waugh, apparently, at that time told Gibbs, “You have just dropped the World Cup, maite.” The drop proved costly and Australia won the match to qualify for the semi-finals where they again met South Africa. The match ended in a tie and South Africa exited the tournament in the most cruel manner.Although his image might have been tarnished by the match-fixing scandal, there is no denying that Gibbs is one of the best batsmen South Africa has ever produced.  New Delhi: Herschelle Gibbs had a stellar career for South Africa starting from 1996 till his final international days in 2008. The right-hander, termed as the next Jonty Rhodes due to his magnificent fielding abilities, was one of the best openers for South Africa for a long time. In 90 Tests, he smashed 6167 runs at an average of close to 42 while in 248 ODIs, he blasted 8094 runs at an average of 36. The South African top order benefited greatly from Gibbs’ ability to change the course of the match with an audacious knock at key moments in the match.On his 45th birthday, we remember Gibbs for three major knocks which have defined his batting and career. In the 2007 World Cup match between South Africa and Netherlands at Warner Park, St. Kitts, Gibbs entered the record books and entered an elite list of players to have achieved this feat. South Africa chose to bat and Jacques Kallis provided them a stable platform. In the 30th over bowled by young wristspinner Daan van Bunge, Gibbs chose to etch his name in the record books.The first ball disappeared over long on while the second ball was dispatched over long off. The third ball was hammered over long off for the third six and thumped a full toss over deep midwicket to near a record. The fifth ball was short and Gibbs crunched the pull shot over wide long off and the record was made when he smashed a flighted ball over deep midwicket to become the first player in ODI history to hit six sixes in an over. Herschelle Gibbs became the first player to hit six sixes in an over in ODIs.Gibbs’ 175 ensured South Africa chase down 434 against Australia.Gibbs dropped Steve Waugh in the 1999 World Cup encounter. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Indian Premier League WATCH: THIS star player is all set to play against Royal Challengers Bangalore

first_img New Delhi: The three-time champion Mumbai Indians lost their first game of the twelfth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) against Delhi Capitals on Sunday. And to add to their sorrow, their star speedster Jasprit Bumrah suffered a shoulder injury, eventually giving the franchise and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) concerns. However, ahead of their second games of the tournament, which will also be their first away game against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), the spearhead took to the twitter to share a few seconds video of him working regressively with the full fortitude and is very much fit to get going.  Mumbai Indians will play their first away game against RCB. Lasith Maling has touched Bangalore but isn’t expected to feature in the first XI.Royal Challengers Bangalore will be looking to better their record at Bangalore ground. For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. The thirteen seconds video was captioned ‘read and roaring’. The two words looked more than just the words there. Here’s the video:This means he will be all set to go. The news has not only made the fans around the world happy but also relieved BCCI as Bumrah is supposedly their go-to-bowler for the forthcoming ICC Cricket World Cup. Meanwhile, both Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore have lost their first game of the tournament and will be looking to start fresh in the second game. Bangalore wicket is expected to offer a lot many runs, and the team winning the toss would look to have a bowl first and chasing has been easy on this track.  highlightslast_img read more

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Super Eagles Coaching Job Thrown Open

first_img“A small team of eminently –qualified persons with the required pedigree will take charge of the process, and the best candidate would be selected, irrespective of whether he is indigenous or expatriate.”Meanwhile, former Flying Eagles Coach, John Obuh, has called on Super Eagles players and all and sundry to get behind newly appointed interim senior national team handlers.The NFF announced on Wednesday that the quartet of Salisu Ibrahim, Alloy Agu, Imama Amakapabo and Kennedy Boboye will work with the NFF Technical Director, Shaibu Amodu for next month’s friendlies against Mali and Luxembourg.Thus, Obuh who led the Flying Eagles to Colombia 2011 and Turkey 2013 FIFA Under-20 World Cups while saluting the choice of the tacticians by the NFF, he also called on the Super Eagles players and all stakeholders to back them towards succeeding.“It is a very omen for Nigeria football. We should not forget that Imama is topping the league and Boboye is coming from behind, they are all doing well,” Obuh told Goal.com“As long as they have a good coordination from Amodu Shaibu which I believe they will get, I am very impressed they will succeed.“It is not all about what the coaches will tell the players or what the players are going to do, it also involves everybody, I mean the fans, the managers and sponsors of the team.“We have a lot of down falling of our football system and we must put hands together to be able to resolve it.“I just pray that the players are not going to be political or join sides on what is going on. The coaches too need to concentrate and do their beats to ensure their inputs are felt after the friendly games.“And for the stakeholders in Nigeria football, they should wake up and let us solve our problems together.”The Kwara United gaffer also bares his mind on whether the country should settle for an indigenous coach or an expatriate as Eagles’ permanent coach.“It all depends on the supports. Either is good enough but all depends of the kind of support they get,” he continued.“Whatever the NFF thinks they can give to the foreign coach, if they give the indigenous coaches that would be very nice.“The colour of skin deceives us a lot, we might have given the local coaches time to proof their worth, but have we given them the wherewithal to succeed? All I know is that no foreign coach would accept the kind of treatment meted out to our local coaches.“For now, I would advice we stick with our indigenous coaches till everything is stabilized because as it stand, no one is talking about our financial capability to hire an expatriate,” he concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Olawale Ajimotokan with agency reportThe Technical committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) rose from its meeting in Abuja on Wednesday to among other decisions throw open to all candidates the vacant Super Eagles head coach position.The committee wants the best candidate irrespective of nationality to be hired to lead Eagles in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers starting in October.The interview for the Eagles post will be before the June 24 draw for World Cup qualifiers.“After the friendly matches (vs Mali and Luxembourg), and before the 2018 FIFA World Cup group phase draw, the technical committee will initiate the process for the selection of a substantive technical crew for the Super Eagles, with a head coach,” said part of the communiqué from the meeting.last_img read more

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CAF’s $625,000 Largess for Enyimba, Rangers

first_imgThe financial burdens of Enyimba FC and Enugu Rangers may be lessoned as the Confederation of African Football (CAF) begins the disbursement of financial rewards to the teams that featured in this season’s continental clubs’ competitions.Together, the two Nigerian clubs will get $625,000.According to SportsVillage Square, the early disbursement of the fund by CAF is to reduce the financial burden carried by the 32 affected clubs during the current trying times occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to the suspension of football activities. CAF stated that the distribution, which has since commenced, is to reduce the financial burden on the 32 clubs that reached the group stages of the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup, during these trying times.“Clubs will receive their dues based on the established prize monies for each competition till the quarter-final stage, when the two competitions were suspended indefinitely due to COVID-19”.The minimum guaranteed for clubs participating in the CAF Champions League is $550,000. That is for the clubs that dropped out after the group stage.Incidentally, no Nigerian club got to that stage. However, in the Confederation Cup, Enyimba got to the quarterfinals and therefore will get $350,000.Enugu Rangers on the other hand placed third in their Confederation Cup group to gross $275, 000.No Nigerian club made it to the group stage in the more lucrative CAF Champions League.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Princeton’s MacDonald controls game in loss to Syracuse

first_imgPRINCETON, N.J. — Until Mike MacDonald tore the game open, it seemed to belong to Syracuse.But with one minute remaining in the third quarter MacDonald ended any semblance of control on the game for either team. His two goals in the space of 42 seconds took what was once a game marked by periods of chaos, but controlled on the scoreboard by the Orange, and turned it into a tense, nonsensical chaos.“He was terrific on the left wing though, I mean, he can really ping it from there,” SU head coach John Desko said. “He didn’t have a lot of room to shoot and he can really score on a flat shot.”With the first quarter winding down and SU leading 3-1, MacDonald sprinted free of Sean Young through the gut of the SU defense, only to be leveled by David Hamlin. But it was too late, he’d already whipped the ball into the net.On Tuesday, Desko warned about Princeton’s Canadian sharpshooter and second-leading scorer, MacDonald. Along with midfielder and leading scorer Tom Schreiber, the Orange kept Princeton’s biggest weapons quiet for most of the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Obviouly we had to shut down No. 22 (Tom Schreiber), he’s one of their best players,” long-stick midfielder Matt Harris. “And I think the coaches this week did a really good job of kind of showing us their schemes and letting us know where they were going to be and I think it translated with the full week of practice onto the field today.”But with the score tied and a minute left in the third, MacDonald dusted Young on the right goal line and finished over goalie Dominic Lamolinara to give the Tigers all the momentum. He doubled the Princeton lead just seconds later, finishing a quick diagonal feed from Ryan Ambler to the left goal line.Ultimately, though, SU fought back to reduce MacDonald’s outburst to a mere footnote.“I think it was just the way the game was going and I thought we played him fairly well, and it was just the way the game was going,” Desko said. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 6, 2013 at 11:58 pm Contact Jacob: jmklinge@syr.edu | @Jacob_Klinger_last_img read more

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Offensive tackle Cam DeGeorge becomes 1st Class of 2016 commit for Syracuse

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 6, 2015 at 10:19 am Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Lynnfield (Massachusetts) High School offensive tackle Cam DeGeorge verbally committed to Syracuse, he announced via Twitter on Monday morning.DeGeorge is the Orange’s first commit in the Class of 2016. He is listed at 6 feet, 5 inches and 275 pounds.DeGeorge doesn’t have a star rating and picked Syracuse over offers from Colgate, Temple and Holy Cross, per Scout.com.In the Class of 2015, SU didn’t get its first verbal until April 16th of the prior spring. This one comes 10 days earlier. The Class of 2015 includes five offensive linemen. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img

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Baseball falls to Stanford in three-game home series

first_imgOn the ball · Sophomore pitcher Marrick Crouse winds up to pitch. Despite strong pitching, the Trojans dropped their series against Stanford. Matt Karatsu | Daily TrojanDespite winning their first game, the Trojans dropped two out of three games to Stanford this weekend. The series started off strong for USC with a 7-5 victory. However, the Trojans (16-14) were unable to take the series from the Cardinal (17-10), dropping the next two games 8-3 and 6-3. The team is now 5-7 in Pac-12 play . Freshman starter Chris Clarke was impressive in seven innings of work on Thursday night, giving the bullpen a much-needed rest. He recovered after giving up a home run to Stanford leadoff batter Matt Winaker in the first inning and did not seem to be rattled by the Cardinal offense. “That might be the first time we’ve gotten seven [innings] out of a starter all year,” head coach Dan Hubbs said. “I thought Chris did a good job. He was able to get them out on the change-up, breaking ball and fastball. Two-strike execution is going to be a big part of his development and being able to locate inside.”Redshirt sophomore reliever Bryce Dyrda pitched two innings of scoreless ball to extend his scoreless inning streak to 21. He earned his fourth save of the year, striking out four of six batters. The Trojans seemed to have broken out of their hitting slump, scoring seven runs on 12 hits. Sophomore second baseman Brandon Perez led the surge, starting the third inning with a double down the right field line, scoring senior designated hitter David Edson. Sophomore center fielder Lars Nootbaar followed with a single, bringing Perez to the plate. “Offensively, I thought we did a really good job,” Hubbs said. “Brandon had the big double down the line and Lars followed it up with a hit. I was excited about how the offense swung it.” Senior catcher Cris Perez tied the game in the fourth inning with a home run. The Trojans broke out that inning, scoring four runs. Edson brought home the go-ahead run on a single, followed by an RBI single from Brandon Perez and a sacrifice fly from Nootbaar. “I think the biggest difference today and the last four or five games is that the guys were able to hit line drives instead of fly balls,” Hubbs said. “If we can do that, we can get more hits.”The Trojans picked up an insurance run in the eighth inning with Nootbaar’s fifth home run of the season. Despite their success at the plate in the first game, the Trojans were unable to put together the same number of runs over the next two games. They kept it close until extra innings in Friday’s game. The Trojans got out to an early lead, when redshirt junior shortstop Frankie Rios singled with the bases loaded in the bottom of the first inning to score a run. Sophomore starter CJ Stubbs gave up three runs — one earned — over his six innings of work.The Trojans tied the ballgame in the bottom of the sixth inning with a two-run single by sophomore first baseman Dillon Paulson. Sophomore reliever Quentin Longrie finished with the loss, despite pitching 2 1/3 scoreless innings with three strikeouts. He didn’t allow any batters to reach base until the 10th inning, and even then the ball did not leave the infield. Dyrda came in in relief and let the go-ahead runs score, with the Trojans falling 8-3. He lost his streak of 21-straight scoreless innings streak. Despite the poor outing Friday, Dyrda had been spot-on for the Trojans. “He has a good fastball and has been able to spot it up real well and mix in the curve and change when he needs to,” Hubbs said. The rubber match on Saturday felt similar to Friday’s game. Again, the Trojans got out to an early lead but lost it late in the game.Sophomore starter Marrick Crouse went 6.2 innings, giving up three runs on seven hits. All three starters of the Stanford series went at least six innings, a big positive for the team. Previously, the starters had struggled early in the game, resulting in an overworked bullpen. “We needed more of our starters going deep into the game to not wear our bullpen down,” Hubbs said. “When you’re having to use your bullpen as much as we have the past week, it’s taxing on them. To lessen the innings that everyone else has to do means that we will be fresher for the next game.”Paulson hit his first home run of the season in the bottom of the first inning to give the Trojans the lead. Crouse gave up a run on an RBI single in the third, but the Trojans retook the lead on a sacrifice bunt by Dempster in the bottom of the fifth. Crouse was relieved by freshman Austin Manning, who had a blip in his strong season. He gave up three runs in just 0.2 innings of work, giving way to junior reliever Brad Wegman. The Trojans tried to get their bats going in the bottom of the ninth and managed a run on a sacrifice fly by freshman pinch hitter Stephen Dubb. However, they fell to the Cardinals again 6-3. The Trojans will next face No. 10 Cal State Fullerton on Thursday at Dedeaux Field at 6 p.m.last_img read more

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Tale of 2 quarterbacks, more takeaways from SU’s double overtime win over UNC

first_img Published on October 20, 2018 at 4:34 pm Contact Andrew: aegraham@syr.edu | @A_E_Graham Syracuse (5-2, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) clawed back against North Carolina (1-5, 1-3) in the Carrier Dome on Saturday, forcing overtime and eventually winning, 40-37, in the second overtime.The Orange triumphed, clawing its way back from a touchdown deficit late in the fourth quarter with backup quarterback Tommy DeVito at the helm.Here are three reactions from the win.Working overtimeTwo weeks after losing in overtime to Pittsburgh, Syracuse once again needed more time to finish a football game.This Saturday, however, SU didn’t turn it over on its first offensive play. Receiving the ball first, DeVito quickly hit a strike to Jamal Custis for a back-corner touchdown. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter UNC responded with a touchdown of its own and was forced to settle for a field goal, SU had a chance to do what it couldn’t two weeks ago: win the game.DeVito opened with a completion to Nykeim Johnson, then Dontae Strickland bruised his way to the six on a pitch. DeVito took the next play for two yards.On second down and goal, Syracuse ran the tight end pop pass it loves to go to in short-yardage situations. DeVito dropped back and hit Ravian Pierce for his second catch of the day on the last play of the game as SU walked it off.A tale of two quarterbacksWith 5:07 left in regulation, and his team trailing by a touchdown, Dino Babers needed to do something about his team’s withering offense.Enter: DeVito.On his first play from scrimmage, DeVito dropped a 50-yard bomb to Jamal Custis down the right sideline. That drive ended in a failed fourth-down inside the UNC 10.The next drive, DeVito moved Syracuse quickly to the UNC 42 yard line. He took a shotgun snap, worked through his reads and flipped a dime to Johnson walking into the endzone for the game-tying touchdown with 1:39 left.He’d go on to lead two touchdown drives in overtime, including passing for the game-winning touchdown.He was in the game because Eric Dungey couldn’t get the offense going. Dungey finished Saturday’s game 17-for-33 for 225 yards and no passing touchdowns. In his last three games combined, the senior has completed 54 percent of his passes and thrown three interceptions to one touchdown.Secondary strugglesNorth Carolina entered Saturday with the 82nd ranked passing offense in the country. With SU’s recently porous run defense, the expectation was that UNC could ride its running backs against Syracuse. Instead, Tar Heels quarterback Nathan Elliott completed 34 of 52 passes for 321 yards and two touchdowns. Elliott stood confidently in the pocket all afternoon, finding soft spots in the Orange’s coverage the whole game.Early on, Elliott and the Tar Heels attacked the sidelines, finding open receivers against SU’s corners and safeties. As the game progressed, the playbook opened up for UNC as Elliott stood in the pocket and started hitting targets down field.The Tar Heels’ passing attack was also aided by injuries to SU’s secondary, as both Chris Fredrick — who did not return — and Trill Williams received medical attention at different points in the game. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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