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HaSheket SheNish'ar

"HaSheket SheNish'ar" was the Israeli entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005, performed in English and Hebrew by Shiri Maimon. The song was written by Pini Aharonbayev and Ben Green; the Israeli pre-selection took place in Jerusalem in March 2005. Among 14 songs, Maimon's song "HaSheket SheNish'ar" was chosen by the television viewing audience via televoting, combined with 5 juries' voting. With 116 points, Maimon was announced as the official Israeli representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 in Kiev; the song is classified as a power ballad. The song deals with Maimon's realisation that her lover has been unfaithful and her decision to leave him as a result, she seems unsure about what to do next and muses on "the silence that remains". As Israel had not qualified for the final at the 2004 Contest, the song was first performed in the semi-final. Here, it was performed seventh. At the close of voting, it had received 158 points, placing 7th in the 25-strong field and qualifying for the final.

In the final, it was performed eleventh. At the close of voting, it had received 154 points, placing 4th in a field of 24 and guaranteeing Israel a berth in the final in the next Contest. Maimon went on to record the song in English under the title "Time to Say Goodbye", it was succeeded as Israeli representative at the 2006 Contest by Eddie Butler with "Together We Are One"

RaĆ­zen

Raízen is the third largest Brazilian energy company by revenue and the fifth largest in Brazil. The company is a joint-venture formed in 2010 from the merger of the assets of sugar and ethanol derived from sugar from Cosan and Royal Dutch Shell in Brazil; the company has a market value of US$20 Billion and a revenue of about US$28 billion. Raízen has a network of 7,000+ fuel stations under the Shell brand spread throughout Brazil and Argentina, more than 1,000 convenience stores and an ethanol production of over 2.2 billion US gallons. The company has 26 ESB plants, with a total crushing capacity of 62 million tonnes of sugar cane per year, while boasting 940 megawatts of installed electric power capacity produced from sugarcane biomass. Many of these plants were inherited from Cosan at the creation of the joint-venture, while several others were acquired from competitors as part of an expansion strategy. In the fuel trade business, Raízen trades 31 billion liters per year in both B2B and B2C segments.

It aims to certify just under 1 million hectares of affiliated sugarcane production area under the Bonsucro sustainability standard by 2020