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Tami LaCoe Channel, President of C&T Mortgage, Inc., has joined The Expert Network©, an invitation-only service for distinguished professionals. Tami has been chosen as a Distinguished Mortgage Professional™ based on peer reviews and ratings, dozens of recognitions, and accomplishments achieved throughout her career. Tami outshines others in her field due to her numerous awards and recognitions, and outstanding customer service, and career longevity. Tami spent the first five years of her career as a loan officer before she and her best friend, Carrie Richey Panacek, opened up C&T Mortgage in 2007. Running a successful business during the worst recession since the Great Depression helped C&T Mortgage develop notoriety in the industry. In addition to Tami's numerous individual accolades, C&T Mortgage has been recognized by Living Cy-Fair Magazine as the Best Mortgage Lender in the Cypress Area four years running, among others. With more than 15 years of experience in mortgages, Tami brings a wealth of knowledge to her industry. When asked why she decided to pursue a career in mortgages, Tami said: "My friend Carrie and I have been best friends since we were twelve. We have always done everything together. Carrie got into the mortgage industry in 2001 while I was pregnant with my son Blane, my greatest gift in life. When Blane was six weeks old I started my mortgage career. It was one of the best decisions of my life, and I have not looked back." Today, Tami takes great pride in her level of customer service and personalized attention, providing her clients with customized loan packages that fit their individual needs. Her willingness to engage with individual clients to figure out what loan package will suit their needs has made her a go-to mortgage lender for first-time home buyers, second home investors, and those who are looking to refinance or consolidate current debt. With some of the most competitive rates available for competitive loans as well as a wide-ranging expertise on different loan types, Tami is known for her strong ethics and her satisfied clients. Her business is 100% referral based, including many return clients, a testament to her track record for superlative results. As a thought-leader in her field, Tami is invested in supporting her community. She explains that she wants her business to reflect her personal values: "We treat clients the way we would want to be treated, and work hard to help them feel comfortable and supported throughout the mortgage process. We especially enjoy helping small business owners like ourselves, and we offer discounts to customers who give back to the community, such as firefighters, policemen and policewomen, and teachers. We would never put someone into a loan we would not recommend for our own families." When she isn’t working, Tami enjoys spending time with friends and family, going to her local lake, cooking, and volunteering with her son, Blane, with the Alpha Charity League. She supports charitable organizations, such as Compassion International, KSBJ Educational Foundation, St. Judes, the World Wildlife Organization, and firefighter and police officer charities. The Expert Network© has written this news release with approval and/or contributions from Tami LaCoe Channel. The Expert Network© is an invitation-only reputation management service that is dedicated to helping professionals stand out, network, and gain a competitive edge. The Expert Network selects a limited number of professionals based on their individual recognitions and history of personal excellence.


News Article | April 19, 2017
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A very good dog deserves a very good bed, not the boring ones you can buy at a pet store. Fortunately, that's where some good ole crafting comes in. Dog owner Jonathan shared on Reddit the ultimate DIY project that'll make you the hero your dog already thinks you are. To treat his pups, Jonathan and his wife turned an old-school television into a luxury dog bed that's straight out of any pup's dreams. SEE ALSO: Extremely excited dog adorably fails his Crufts agility competition "This is a project we have wanted to do for quite some time," Jonathan told Mashable. "It originally was going to be a fishtank where we kept the general TV appearance, complete with a rounded 'screen' for the front portion." Jonathan and his wife never did end up getting fish, but they did get two dogs: Sgt. Buckley and Cy. And that's when the original idea changed to dog bed instead. "The hardest part of this project was finding a TV that fit the bill," Jonathan explained. "It could not be too tall for obvious reasons, and we wanted it to be older looking, not a plastic frame." They ended up finding the perfect old TV at Second Chance in Baltimore, a non-profit that deconstructs old buildings and homes, and then sells anything that can still be used. After making the purchase, the couple got to work. In an Imgur post about the project, Jonathan explained that the most difficult and dangerous part of the project was removing the TV from the wooden frame. After that was done, they repainted the frame and added the backboard, stained-glass side panels, and the bottom cushion. All of these steps are explained in detail in Jonathan's Imgur post, just in case you would also like to attempt this project. Jonathan shared that while he and his wife have tackled smaller DIY projects, this one was the first of its kind for the two of them. Of course, all of this would have been for naught if Sgt. Buckley and Cy didn't like the DIY bed enough to actually use it. But fortunately, the dogs feel right at home. "[Sgt. Buckley] was a little apprehensive when we first set it up, but we put some of his toys in it and he jumped right in," Jonathan reported, sending us a video of the corgi checking out the space. "Cy is totally chill, and is just happy to have another place to sleep," said Jonathan. It's clear from the video below that Cy has taken a liking to the beds too. But the pups aren't the only fans of the bed — Jonathan's cat Moxxi is also enjoys the new bed, and likes jumping on top its frame. "Before this bed, they just had regular pet store beds, so this is totally a step up," Jonathan concluded. In total, Jonathan estimates the bed took around 20 hours to complete, and it was constructed over the course of a month and a half. This level of dedication is something we should all strive for. WATCH: Now you can play fetch with your pet even if you're stuck at work


News Article | April 17, 2017
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The following Waterford School students were announced as 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Medalists: Georgina Chandler, Gold Medal, Model, Photography; Alexa Shreeve, Silver Medal, Ante Tauromachia, Photography; Cindy Xu, Gold Medal, Onism, Drawing; Sophie Gauthier, Silver Medal, How to Write a Novel, Poetry. These students will be recognized along with fellow National Medalists at the National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City. "We are thrilled to see these young artists recognized with National Medals from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards," said Waterford Visual Arts Department Chair Colby Brewer. "This is a great honor for them and for the Arts at Waterford. The awards are a recognition of originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal vision or voice." The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards presented by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers are the nation's longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12. The awards recognize artistic achievement across 29 categories, including poetry, photography, sculpture, humor, editorial cartoons, and video game design. This year, a record-breaking 330,000 works of art and writing were submitted for adjudication at the regional level. Students receiving regional Gold Key awards are then judged nationally by a panel of creative industry experts to receive National Medals, including Gold, Silver, American Visions & Voices, Portfolio Silver with Distinction or Portfolio Gold Medals and Sponsored Awards. The Scholastic website states, "Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated." Past award recipients include Andy Warhol, Philip Pearlstein, Cy Twombly, Robert Indiana, Kay WalkingStick, and John Baldessari; writers Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Bernard Malamud, Myla Goldberg, and Joyce Carol Oates; photographer Richard Avedon; actors Frances Farmer, Robert Redford, Alan Arkin, Lena Dunham, and John Lithgow; fashion designer Zac Posen; and filmmakers Stan Brakhage, Ken Burns, and Richard Linklater. A complete list of the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards national recipients is available at http://www.artandwriting.org/2017NationalMedalists. The Waterford School is a top private school providing a liberal arts, college preparatory education, with experienced faculty, rich curriculum, nurturing community and a beautiful 40 acre campus. Waterford enrolls preschool and kindergarten, elementary, middle school and high school students from Salt Lake City, Holladay, Sandy, Draper, Park City, Utah County and throughout the Wasatch front.


News Article | May 4, 2017
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For the 3 months ended March 31, 2017, Energen Corporation (NYSE: EGN) reported GAAP net income from all operations of $33.4 million, or $0.34 per diluted share. Adjusting for a non-cash gain on mark-to-market derivatives and a small non-cash impairment loss, Energen had an adjusted loss in 1Q17 of $(12.4 million), or $(0.13) per diluted share. This compares with an adjusted loss in 1Q16 of $(53.6 million), or $(0.62) per diluted share. [See “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” beginning on pp 10 for more information and reconciliation.] Reconciliation of Consolidated GAAP Net Income to Adjusted Income from Continuing Operations [See “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” beginning on pp 10 for more information] Note: Per share amounts may not sum due to rounding Energen’s adjusted 1Q17 per-share loss was less than internal expectations by $3.8 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, largely due to above-budget production and lower-than-expected net salaries and general and administrative expense (SG&A), partially offset by increased depreciation, depletion, and amortization expense (DD&A) largely due to increased volumes and to the timing of exploration expense. Production in 1Q17 totaled 52.8 thousand barrels of oil equivalents per day (mboepd) and exceeded guidance of 50.2 mboepd by 5.2 percent mainly due to the impact of new wells completed with Generation 3 fracs. Total oil production was up 6 percent over guidance largely due to stronger-than-expected oil volumes in the Delaware Basin. Net SG&A expenses were lower due to a variety of cost reductions, including non-cash compensation and legal services. Energen’s adjusted EBITDAX totaled $95.6 million in the 1st quarter of 2017 and exceeded internal expectations by approximately 15 percent. In the same period a year ago, Energen’s adjusted EBITDAX totaled $44.0 million. [See “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” beginning on pp 10 for more information and reconciliation.] “We are very encouraged by the performance of the wells we have completed with our Generation 3 frac design,” said James McManus, Energen’s chairman and chief executive officer. “For those Gen 3 wells with at least 75 days of production history, cumulative production by formation is outperforming the type curves associated with the highest potential EURs we have identified. “Since our ranges of EUR outcomes are based on the performance of pre-Gen 3 wells, one of our major goals for Gen 3 fracs is to achieve well results that meet or surpass the high end of these ranges. We are very excited to see that early results are doing just that.” Note: Totals in production tables above may not sum due to rounding. Average Realized Sales Prices (excludes asset sales) * Production costs, marketing & transportation ** % of revenues, excluding hedges † Excludes $1.56 per BOE in 1Q16 for pension settlement and other expenses †† Includes seismic, delay rentals, etc. During the first quarter, Energen turned to production 10 gross (9 net) wells drilled in Glasscock County in the central Midland Basin and 2 gross (2 net) wells in the Delaware Basin. All 12 of these wells were part of Energen’s DUC inventory at YE16. The company set casing on 19 gross (17 net) wells in the first quarter. The company operated an average of 6.5 horizontal drilling rigs in the first quarter and an average of 6 frac crews. Drilling efficiencies continued in the first quarter, with two new “internal best times” for days to drill from spud to total depth. In only 15 days, Energen drilled a 9,856-foot lateral Wolfcamp B well in the northern Midland Basin; and in just under 15 days, the company drilled a 10,733-foot lateral Middle Spraberry well. For those Gen 3 wells with at least 75 days of production history, the average cumulative production by formation outperformed the type curves associated with the highest potential EURs identified by the company. Because the ranges of EURs are based on the performance of pre-Gen 3 wells, the company hopes to achieve Gen 3 well results that meet or surpass the high end of these ranges. Energen’s first two Midland Basin wells utilizing a Generation 3 frac design (the “Tiger Unit” wells) -- continued to respond very well. The average cumulative production of the two Wolfcamp B, stand-alone wells in Martin County exceeded the 1 mmboe type curve for a 7,500-lateral by an average of approximately 20 percent through 165 days. Oil comprised 82 percent of the product mix. At 75 days of production, five new Glasscock County completions were approximately 15 percent above the 1.3 mmboe EUR type curve for a 10,000’ lateral. Oil comprised 77 percent of the product mix. The company considers this a particularly attractive result since four of the wells are producing from the Wolfcamp B; the fifth well is producing from the Wolfcamp A. The five wells had an average 24-hour IP of 1,684 boepd (74% oil) and peak 30-day average of 1,465 boepd (74% oil); their average completed lateral length was 9,541’. Cumulative production from the Checkers St. 54-12-21 701H well in the Delaware Basin continued to outperform the 2.0 mmboe EUR type curve for a 10,000’ lateral length by 6 percent through 195 days. The Checkers St. well is producing from the Wolfcamp B interval in Reeves County. Oil comprised 55 percent of the product mix. The two Delaware Basin wells placed on production in the first quarter were 4,600 foot laterals; normalized to 10,000 feet, these two wells averaged 80 percent above the 2.0 mmboe EUR type curve for a 10,000’ lateral through 80 days. Oil comprised 61 percent of the product mix. The two Delaware Basin wells had an average 24-hour IP of 2,033 boepd (62% oil) and peak 30-day average of 1,825 boepd (60% oil); their average completed lateral length was 4,654’. Energen estimates that it will invest an additional $60-$65 million in 2017 for 4 more gross completions and to participate in an additional 2.8 net non-operated wells, for increased working interests, and for facilities. Since the end of 1Q17, Energen has seen rising pressure on the costs of a wide variety of completion services; without off-setting efficiencies or other savings, the company estimates that it could see capital spending for drilling and development increase another $45-$50 million. The company’s revised capital budget of $850-$900 million for drilling and development activities supports completion of 128 gross/118 net operated wells, including 124 gross/115 net horizontal wells. All horizontal wells are scheduled to be completed with a Generation 3 frac design. Horizontal completions include 61 gross/60 net wells drilled but not completed (DUC) at year-end 2016 and 63 gross/55 net horizontal wells that are scheduled to be drilled and completed in 2017 with the company’s 6- to 7-rig drilling program. Another 24 gross/22 net horizontal wells are set to be drilled and awaiting completion at year end. Energen also plans to drill 7 gross/6 net vertical wells in the Midland Basin and complete 4 gross/3 net of them. Energen’s non-operated opportunities have increased, and the company has agreed to participate in a total of 4 net wells. Such opportunities are difficult to predict and, therefore, are not budgeted until the company has visibility on an operator’s plans. Note: In addition to the above, Energen plans to drill 7 gross/6 net vertical wells in the Midland Basin and complete 4 gross/3 net of them. In the first four months of 2017, Energen acquired a total of 6,923 net lease acres, primarily in the Delaware Basin, for approximately $147 million; the company also has purchased 690 net mineral acres in the Delaware Basin for approximately $20 million. The company does not budget for acquisitions. As of March 31, 2017, Energen had cash of $88.7 million and debt of $544.6 million; the company had nothing drawn on its $1.05 billion line of credit, and its borrowing base currently is $1.4 billion. Energen estimates that its total net debt-to-2017 adjusted EBITDAX will range from 1.2x - 1.3x. Note: Totals in production tables above may not sum due to rounding. Estimated 2017 production of 66.3 mboepd reflects a 1 percent increase over prior guidance as a result of 1Q17 actual results. Production guidance for the remainder of the year is unchanged and reflects estimated production with Generation 2 fracs. Given that all wells completed in 2017 will use the Generation 3 frac design, if the associated production response continues to be positive, year-over-year production growth could be higher than the current estimate of 21 percent. Oil is expected to comprise 65 percent of the company’s total production mix in 2017, with natural gas liquids (NGL) and natural gas production estimated to make up 17 percent and 18 percent, respectively. * Production costs, marketing & transportation ** % of revenues, excluding hedges † 4Q17 and CY17 does not include estimate of 4Q17 DD&A look-back adjustment †† Includes seismic, delay rentals, etc. LOE per boe in CY17 is estimated to range $5.65-$5.95 in the Delaware Basin, $6.25-$6.55 in the Midland Basin, and $19.50-$19.80 in the Central Basin Platform. Production and ad valorem taxes in CY17, as a percent of revenues excluding hedges, are estimated to be 6.1 percent in the Delaware Basin, 6.9 percent in the Midland Basin, and 7.8 percent in the Central Basin Platform. Net SG&A per boe in CY17 is estimated to be comprised of cash compensation of $2.60-$2.80 per boe and non-cash, equity-based compensation of $0.65-$0.85 per boe. For the remaining 9 months of 2017, approximately 68 percent of the company’s estimated oil production of 12.8 MMBOE is hedged as well as 46 percent of its estimated NGL production and 59 percent of its natural gas production. Hedges also are in place that limit the company’s exposure to the Midland to Cushing oil differential. Energen has hedged the WTI Midland to WTI Cushing (sweet oil) differential for 7.6 million barrels at an average price of $(0.64) per barrel. Energen estimates that approximately 86 percent of its oil production for the remainder of the year will be sweet. Energen’s total oil hedge position for the remainder of 2017 is as follows: ¹ When the NYMEX price is above the call price, Energen receives the call price; when the NYMEX price is between the call price and the put price, Energen receives the NYMEX price; when the NYMEX price is between the put price and the short put price, Energen receives the put price; and when the NYMEX price is below the short put price, Energen receives the NYMEX price plus the difference between the put price and the short put price. Energen’s total natural gas and NGL hedge positions for the remainder of 2017 are as follows: Energen’s total oil hedge position for 2Q17 is as follows: Energen’s total natural gas and NGL hedge positions for 2Q17 as follows: Energen also has hedged the Midland to Cushing differential on 2.0 million barrels (approximately 66 percent) of its estimated 2Q17 sweet oil production at an average price of $(0.58). The company’s average realized prices will reflect commodity and basis hedges; oil transportation charges of approximately $2.00 per barrel in the last nine months of CY17 ($2.03 per barrel in 2Q17), NGL transportation and fractionation fees of approximately $0.13 per gallon for the remainder of the year ($0.13 per gallon in 2Q17), and gas and oil basis differentials applicable to unhedged production. In addition, natural gas and NGL production is subject to a percent of proceeds contract of approximately 85%. The assumed gas basis for all open contracts for the remainder of 2017 is $(0.40) per Mcf, and assumed prices for unhedged Midland to Cushing basis differentials for sweet and sour oil are $(1.30) and $(1.85), respectively. Energen’s assumed commodity prices for unhedged production for the last nine months of 2017 are: $52.00 per barrel of oil, $0.60 per gallon of NGL, and $3.30 per Mcf of gas (May-December). Energen’s total oil hedge position for 2018 is as follows: Energen’s total natural gas and NGL hedge positions for 2018 as follows: 1Q17 supplemental slides associated with Energen’s quarterly release and conference call are available at www.energen.com. Energen will hold its quarterly conference call Friday, May 5, at 11:00 a.m. EDT. Investment community members may participate by calling 1-877-407-8289 (reference Energen earnings call). A live audio Webcast of the program as well as a replay may be accessed via www.energen.com. Energen Corporation is an oil-focused exploration and production company with operations in the Permian Basin in west Texas and New Mexico. For more information, go to www.energen.com. FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS: All statements, other than statements of historical fact, appearing in this release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, among other things, statements about our expectations, beliefs, intentions or business strategies for the future, statements concerning our outlook with regard to the timing and amount of future production of oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas, price realizations, the nature and timing of capital expenditures for exploration and development, plans for funding operations and drilling program capital expenditures, the timing and success of specific projects, operating costs and other expenses, proved oil and natural gas reserves, liquidity and capital resources, outcomes and effects of litigation, claims and disputes and derivative activities. Forward-looking statements may include words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “foresee,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “seek,” “will” or other words or expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. These statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from expectations as of the date of this news release. Except as otherwise disclosed, the forward-looking statements do not reflect the impact of possible or pending acquisitions, investments, divestitures or restructurings. The absence of errors in input data, calculations and formulas used in estimates, assumptions and forecasts cannot be guaranteed. We base our forward-looking statements on information currently available to us, and we undertake no obligation to correct or update these statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Additional information regarding our forward‐looking statements and related risks and uncertainties that could affect future results of Energen, can be found in the Company’s periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available on the Company’s website - www.energen.com. CAUTIONARY STATEMENTS: The SEC permits oil and gas companies to disclose in SEC filings only proved, probable and possible reserves that meet the SEC’s definitions for such terms, and price and cost sensitivities for such reserves, and prohibits disclosure of resources that do not constitute such reserves. Outside of SEC filings, we use the terms “estimated ultimate recovery” or “EUR,” reserve or resource “potential,” “contingent resources” and other descriptions of volumes of non-proved reserves or resources potentially recoverable through additional drilling or recovery techniques. These estimates are inherently more speculative than estimates of proved reserves and are subject to substantially greater risk of actually being realized. We have not risked EUR estimates, potential drilling locations, and resource potential estimates. Actual locations drilled and quantities that may be ultimately recovered may differ substantially from estimates. We make no commitment to drill all of the drilling locations that have been attributed these quantities. Factors affecting ultimate recovery include the scope of our on-going drilling program, which will be directly affected by the availability of capital, drilling, and production costs, availability of drilling and completion services and equipment, drilling results, lease expirations, regulatory approvals, and geological and mechanical factors. Estimates of unproved reserves, type/decline curves, per-well EURs, and resource potential may change significantly as development of our oil and gas assets provides additional data. Additionally, initial production rates contained in this news release are subject to decline over time and should not be regarded as reflective of sustained production levels. Financial, operating, and support data pertaining to all reporting periods included in this release are unaudited and subject to revision.


Trademark
Cy Inc. | Date: 2013-07-19

All purpose sport bags; Athletic bags; Backpacks; Backpacks with rolling wheels; Briefcases; Briefcases for documents; Business cases; Carry-all bags; Carry-on bags; Carrying cases; Carrying cases for documents; Cosmetic carrying cases sold empty; Courier bags; Document cases; Document suitcases; Duffle bags; Garment bags for travel; Gym bags; Handbags; Haversacks; Luggage; Luggage and trunks; Non-motorized, collapsible luggage carts; Overnight bags; Overnight cases; Roll bags; Rucksacks; Shoulder bags; Sport bags; Suit bags; Suitcases; Tote bags; Travel bags; Travel cases; Trunks and suitcases; Valises; Waist bags; Wheeled bags; Wheeled duffle bags; Wheeled tote bags.


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Cy Inc. | Date: 2016-01-26

Apparatus for satellite communication, namely, satellite antennas, satellite decoders, satellite receivers, satellite transmitters, satellite transceivers, amplifiers, broadcast satellite modulators, demodulators, satellite routers and parts thereof; computer software for use in connection with monitoring and controlling satellite transmissions; satellites and antennas, including for the distribution, transmission and receipt of messages, sound, stationary or moving images or messages; audio and video computer terminals, multimedia computer terminals; local computer network hubs. Satellite transmission, providing on-line communication links which transfer the website user to the other local and global web pages via satellite; broadcasting of radio and television programs over wireless global computer networks; transmission of sound, images and data by satellite, satellite telecommunications consultancy. Scientific and technological services, namely, scientific research and technology consultation in the field of satellite broadcasting systems; design and development of computers and software; design and development of software, computer systems and computers for satellite communication apparatuses.


News Article | November 1, 2016
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FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Strong demand for the Santa Fe Sport and Tucson has propelled Hyundai Motor America to its best October ever with sales up slightly over a year ago. Hyundai Motor America sales totaled 62,505 vehicles. Hyundai Division posts...


News Article | December 1, 2016
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FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Led by CUVs and Hyundai's smallest cars, Accent and Veloster, Hyundai had its best November ever, with overall sales of 62,507, up four percent over one year ago. Hyundai Division posts sales of 61,201 units"With gas prices...


News Article | March 1, 2017
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FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., March 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor America today announced its best February ever, with sales totaling 53,020 for the month. Hyundai Division posts sales of 51,438 units "The Santa Fe and Elantra families continued their strong performances in...

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