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a little bit of Beethoven

Piano Sonata No. 29 In B-Flat Major Op. 106 “Hammerklavier”: II. Scherzo - Alfred Brendel

String Quartet No. 4 in C Minor Op. 18 No. 4: III. Menuetto (Allegretto) - Emerson String Quartet

Leonore Overture No. 3 Op. 72b - Nikolaus Harnoncourt & Chamber Orchestra of Europe

String Quartet No. 12 in E Flat Op. 127: IV. Finale - Emerson String Quartet

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major Op. 19: III. Rondo (Molto Allegro) - Alfred Brendel James Levine & Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Sonata No. 16 in G Major Op. 31 No. 1: I. Allegro vivace - Seymour Lipkin

Piano Sonata No. 17 in D Minor Op. 31 No. 2 - “The Tempest”: III. Allegretto - Richard Goode

Fantasia for Piano Chorus and Orchestra in C Minor Op.80: Allegretto

String Quartet No. 1 in F Op. 18 No. 1: II. Adagio affettuoso ed appassionato - Emerson String Quartet

Piano Sonata No. 31 In A-flat Major Op. 110: I. Moderato Cantabile Molto Espressivo - Claudio Arrau

Piano Trio No. 3 in C Minor Op. 1 No. 3: I. Allegro Con Brio - Beaux Arts Trio

Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Major Op. 24 ‘Spring’: I. Allegro - Oleg Kagan & Sviatoslav Richter

String Quartet No. 3 in D Major Op. 18 No. 3: IV. Presto - Takács Quartet

Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major Op. 58: II. Andante con moto (in E Minor) - Ljubljana Symphony Orchestra Anton Nanut & Dubravka Tomši?

Symphony No.1 in C Op.21: 3. Menuetto (Allegro Molto E Vivace) - Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra & Herbert von Karajan

String Quartet No. 1 in F Major Op. 18: I. Allegro con brio - Vlach Quartet

String Quartet No. 16 in F Major Op. 135: IV. Grave Ma Non Troppo Tratto - Allegro - Orford String Quartet

Symphony No. 9 in D Minor Op. 125 “Choral”: III. Adagio molto e cantabile - Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra & Herbert von Karajan

String Quartet No. 3 In D Major Op. 18 No. 3: I. Allegro - Orford String Quartet

Piano Trio No. 7 in B-Flat Major Op. 97 “Archduke”: IV. Allegro moderato - Itzhak Perlman Vladimir Ashkenazy & Lynn Harrell

String Quartet No. 14 In C-Sharp Minor Op. 131: VII. Allegro - Amadeus Quartet

6 Bagatelles Op.126: 1. Andante Con Moto - Alfred Brendel

Piano Sonata No. 5 in C Minor Op. 10 No. 1: II. Adagio Molto - Vladimir Ashkenazy

Symphony No. 5 in C Minor Op. 67 “Fate”: II. Andante Con Moto - London Symphony Orchestra & Josef Krips

Symphony No. 6 in F 'Pastoral’ Op. 68 (2002 Remastered Version): V. Allegretto (Shepherds’ Song. Happy and thankful feelings after the storm) - Bruno Walter & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

String Quartet No. 2 in G Major Op. 18 No. 2: III. Scherzo: Allegro - Takács Quartet

String Quartet No. 10 in E-Flat Major Op. 74 “Harp”: Presto - Alexander String Quartet

Cello Sonata No. 3 in A Major Op. 69: III. Adagio cantabile - Allegro Vivace - Maria Kliegel & Nina Tichman

String Quartet No.8 in E Minor Op. 59/2 “Rasumovsky 2”: I. Allegro - Fine Arts Quartet

Piano Sonata No. 1 in F Minor Op. 2 No. 1: IV. Prestissimo - Maurizio Pollini

Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major Op. 15 : III. Rondo. Allegro scherzando - Arthur Rubinstein Symphony of the Air & Josef Krips

Symphony No. 7 in A Major Op. 92: III. Presto - Daniel Barenboim & Staatskapelle Berlin

15 Variations and a Fugue On an Original Theme In e Flat Major Op. 35 “Eroica Variations” - Glenn Gould

Fidelio: Mir ist so wunderbar - Laurel Hurley Birgit Nilsson Oskar Czerwenka Charles Anthony Karl Böhm & Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major Op. 55 “Eroica”: II. Marcia funebre. Adagio assai - Alexander Titov & St. Petersburg Conservatory Orchestra

String Quartet No. 6 in B flat major Op. 18 No. 6: III. Scherzo: Allegro - Michelangelo String Quartet

String Quartet No. 11 in F minor Op. 95 “Serioso”: I. Allegro con brio - Vanbrugh Quartet

10 Variations In B Flat Major On the Duet la Stessa Le Stessissima from Salieri’s Falstaff WoO 73 - Yung-Wook Yoo

The Creatures of Prometheus Op. 43: I. Overture: Adagio - Allegro Molto Con Brio - Bonn Classical Philharmonics & Heribert Beissel

Symphony No. 7 in A Major Op. 92: IV. Allegro con brio - Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan

Quartet in f Op. 95 Serioso-Allegro con brio - Borromeo String Quartet

String Quartet No. 4 in C minor Op. 18 No. 4: IV. Allegro - Borodin Quartet

Piano Sonata No. 7 in D Major Op. 10 No. 3: I. Presto - Igor Kamenz

Symphony No. 9 in D Minor Op. 125 “Choral”: II. Molto vivace - Sir Simon Rattle & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

String Quartet No. 9 in C Op. 59 No. 3: “Rasumovsky No. 3”: IV. Allegro Molto - Quartetto Italiano

Piano Concerto No. 3 In C Minor Op. 37: II. Largo - Wilhelm Kempff & Berliner Philharmoniker

Concerto For Piano Violin And Cello in C Op. 56: 1. Allegro - Anne-Sophie Mutter Herbert von Karajan Berliner Philharmoniker Yo-Yo Ma & Mark Zeltser

String Quartet in B-Flat Major Op. 18 No. 6: IV. La Malinconia [Adagio] Allegretto quasi Allegro - Alexander String Quartet

String Quartet No. 7 In F Op. 59 No. 1 - “Rasumovsky No. 1”: IV. Thème Russe (Allegro) - Amadeus Quartet

Missa solemnis for Soloists Chorus & Orchestra in C Major WoO 12 S. 74: II. Gloria - Solamente Naturali & Didier Talpain

String Quartet No. 13 In B-Flat Op. 130: II. Presto - Tokyo String Quartet Kikuei Ikeda Peter Oundjian Kazuhide Isomura & Sadao Harada

An die ferne Geliebte Op. 98 - Ben Heppner & Craig Rutenberg

String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor Op. 132: V. Allegro Appassionato - Hagen Quartett

Triple Concerto : Largo - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Yuri Simonov

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major Op. 19: I. Allegro con Brio - Wilhelm Backhaus Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra & Clemens Krauss

Piano Trio in C Minor Op. 1 No. 3: II. Andante Cantabile Con Variazioni - Stuttgart Piano Trio

String Quartet No. 8 in E Minor Op. 59 No. 2 -“Rasumovsky No. 2”: 1. Allegro - Janacek Quartet

Symphony No.8 in F Op.93: 2. Allegretto Scherzando - Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra & Herbert von Karajan

Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major Op. 55 “Eroica”: IV. Finale. Allegro Molto - Leonard Bernstein & New York Philharmonic

Symphony No. 2 in D Major Op. 36: IV. Allegro Molto - London Symphony Orchestra & Josef Krips

Piano Sonata No. 27 in E minor Op. 90: II. Nicht zu geschwind und sehr singbar vorzutragen - Jonathan Biss

Sonata for Violin and Piano No.9 in A Op.47 - “Kreutzer”: 2. Andante Con Variazioni - Itzhak Perlman & Vladimir Ashkenazy

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Bowmaker Susan Lipkins on the podcast this month!

We will be featuring an interview with bowmaker Susan Lipkins on Contrabass Conversations this month!  Sue is one of the most in-demand bowmakers in the country and has been creating quality handcrafted bows for years.  

Hamilton Capital Partners opens the market

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TORONTO, Feb. 2, 2016 /CNW/ - Rob Wessel, Managing Partner, Hamilton Capital Partners, joined Dani Lipkin, Head, Business Development, Exchange Traded Funds, Closed-End Funds, and Structured Notes, TMX Group to open the market to launch Hamilton Capital Global Bank Exchange Traded Funds (HBG). As at December 31, 2015, there were 374 Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) listed on TSX, with a total market capitalization of $97.6 billion. HBG is Hamilton Capital’s first ETF listed on TSX. HBG commenced trading on Toronto Stock Exchange on January 25, 2016. For more information please visit www.hamilton-capital.com.

SOURCE TMX Group Limited

Image with caption: “Rob Wessel, Managing Partner, Hamilton Capital Partners, joined Dani Lipkin, Head, Business Development, Exchange Traded Funds, Closed-End Funds, and Structured Notes, TMX Group to open the market to launch Hamilton Capital Global Bank Exchange Traded Funds (HBG). As at December 31, 2015, there were 374 Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) listed on TSX, with a total market capitalization of $97.6 billion. HBG is Hamilton Capital’s first ETF listed on TSX. HBG commenced trading on Toronto Stock Exchange on January 25, 2016. For more information please visit www.hamilton-capital.com. (CNW Group/TMX Group Limited)”. Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160202_C2951_PHOTO_EN_611568.jpg

Hamilton Capital Partners opens the market

TORONTO , Feb. 2, 2016 /CNW/ - Rob Wessel , Managing Partner, Hamilton Capital Partners, joined Dani Lipkin , Head, Business Development, Exchange Traded Funds, Closed-End Funds, and Structured Notes, TMX Group to open the market to launch Hamilton Capital Global Bank Exchange Traded Funds (HBG). As at December 31, 2015 , there were 374 Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) listed on TSX, with a total market capitalization of $97.6 billion . HBG is Hamilton Capital’s first ETF listed on TSX. HBG commenced trading on Toronto Stock Exchange on January 25, 2016 . For more information please visit www.hamilton-capital.com.

SOURCE TMX Group Limited

Image with caption: “Rob Wessel, Managing Partner, Hamilton Capital Partners, joined Dani Lipkin, Head, Business Development, Exchange Traded Funds, Closed-End Funds, and Structured Notes, TMX Group to open the market to launch Hamilton Capital Global Bank Exchange Traded Funds (HBG). As at December 31, 2015, there were 374 Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) listed on TSX, with a total market capitalization of $97.6 billion. HBG is Hamilton Capital’s first ETF listed on TSX. HBG commenced trading on Toronto Stock Exchange on January 25, 2016. For more information please visit www.hamilton-capital.com. (CNW Group/TMX Group Limited)”. Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160202_C2951_PHOTO_EN_611568.jpg

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Capturing Consumers' Ever-So-wandering Attention

TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired - February 01, 2016) - People tend to lose concentration within eight seconds – which is less than the attention span of a goldfish – in our increasingly digitized world. Exhibitors at the annual Dx3 conference and trade show will show how they approach this challenge as they adapt to storytelling in short-form digital media.

Now in its fifth year, Dx3 is a place where digital marketing, brand advertising and retail innovations collide. Open to the public, the two-day conference and trade show is hosted on March 2 and 3 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

“Dx3’s always been about defining how digital is absolutely disrupting the customer journey,” said Anthony Lipkin, Partner and Vice-President of Dx3. “The hope is that this year, Dx3 inspires marketers and retailers to take action within their digital strategies.”

Attendees will have the opportunity to mingle with some of the biggest companies in digital marketing and retail to learn about the latest trends and innovations.

Highlights of Dx3 2016 include:

Brain Lab: Last year, Dx3 tested whether local or global advertising was more effective on the brains of Canadians. This year’s experiment seeks, once and for all, to answer the question, “Does size matter?” The exhibit features technology that monitors human behaviour with a futuristic eye-tracking and EEG brainwave-monitoring system. Using Dx3 attendees as subjects, the experiment will determine if the size of the device – televisions, laptops, tablets, or smartphones – impacts the effectiveness of the content.

The Retail Collective Lab: Back for its third year, the Retail Collective Lab – curated by president and founder of Retail Prophet, Doug Stephens – explains why the current belief about e-commerce vs brick-and-mortar is wrong and why physical retail shops remain as, or even more, important than ever. The Retail Collective Lab will also feature interactive technology innovations that give participants a preview of retail in the future.

30+ Digital-Focused Speakers: Dx3’s speakers will define how Canadian business need to get more digital and why it’s more critical than ever to act.

  • Ryan Archibald, Managing Director, VICE Canada 
  • Drew Stevenson, Director of Brand Management, Rogers Communication
  • Jamie Herbert, Head of Consumer Marketing, Spotify
  • Thierry Hay-Sabourin, Vice-President of E-commerce, Best Buy
  • Jesse Middleton, Vice-President of Product Innovation, WeWork

Amber Mac’s Tech Spotlight: Brought to you by EY, tech journalist and TV personality Amber Mac is back to chat with startups. Discussions will focus on how these companies are making waves in the financial technology and e-health sectors.

For more information on exhibitors and the Dx3 schedule, visit www.dx3canada.com

About Dx3 Canada:

Dx3 is Canada’s leading technology, digital marketing and retail conference and trade show. Hosted at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on March 2 and 3, it brings agencies, brands, publishers and retailers together for two days of networking and education.

Dx3 will define how Canadian businesses need to get more digital and why it’s more critical than ever to act. The Dx3 Sessions will deliver the best companies and brands in the world – including IDEO, WeWork, Best Buy and Waze – to describe how Canadians can be informed, inspired and ready for the challenges facing them in 2016 and beyond.

Capturing Consumers' Ever-So-wandering Attention

TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired - February 01, 2016) - People tend to lose concentration within eight seconds – which is less than the attention span of a goldfish – in our increasingly digitized world. Exhibitors at the annual Dx3 conference and trade show will show how they approach this challenge as they adapt to storytelling in short-form digital media.

Now in its fifth year, Dx3 is a place where digital marketing, brand advertising and retail innovations collide. Open to the public, the two-day conference and trade show is hosted on March 2 and 3 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

“Dx3’s always been about defining how digital is absolutely disrupting the customer journey,” said Anthony Lipkin, Partner and Vice-President of Dx3. “The hope is that this year, Dx3 inspires marketers and retailers to take action within their digital strategies.”

Attendees will have the opportunity to mingle with some of the biggest companies in digital marketing and retail to learn about the latest trends and innovations.

Highlights of Dx3 2016 include:

Brain Lab: Last year, Dx3 tested whether local or global advertising was more effective on the brains of Canadians. This year’s experiment seeks, once and for all, to answer the question, “Does size matter?” The exhibit features technology that monitors human behaviour with a futuristic eye-tracking and EEG brainwave-monitoring system. Using Dx3 attendees as subjects, the experiment will determine if the size of the device – televisions, laptops, tablets, or smartphones – impacts the effectiveness of the content.

The Retail Collective Lab: Back for its third year, the Retail Collective Lab – curated by president and founder of Retail Prophet, Doug Stephens – explains why the current belief about e-commerce vs brick-and-mortar is wrong and why physical retail shops remain as, or even more, important than ever. The Retail Collective Lab will also feature interactive technology innovations that give participants a preview of retail in the future.

30+ Digital-Focused Speakers: Dx3’s speakers will define how Canadian business need to get more digital and why it’s more critical than ever to act.

  • Ryan Archibald, Managing Director, VICE Canada 
  • Drew Stevenson, Director of Brand Management, Rogers Communication
  • Jamie Herbert, Head of Consumer Marketing, Spotify
  • Thierry Hay-Sabourin, Vice-President of E-commerce, Best Buy
  • Jesse Middleton, Vice-President of Product Innovation, WeWork

Amber Mac’s Tech Spotlight: Brought to you by EY, tech journalist and TV personality Amber Mac is back to chat with startups. Discussions will focus on how these companies are making waves in the financial technology and e-health sectors.

For more information on exhibitors and the Dx3 schedule, visit www.dx3canada.com

About Dx3 Canada:

Dx3 is Canada’s leading technology, digital marketing and retail conference and trade show. Hosted at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on March 2 and 3, it brings agencies, brands, publishers and retailers together for two days of networking and education.

Dx3 will define how Canadian businesses need to get more digital and why it’s more critical than ever to act. The Dx3 Sessions will deliver the best companies and brands in the world – including IDEO, WeWork, Best Buy and Waze – to describe how Canadians can be informed, inspired and ready for the challenges facing them in 2016 and beyond.

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The ISIS Agenda by Avi Lipkin 2014

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AFP — The United States admitted Thursday that the Islamic State is the most dangerous group it has faced in recent years and warned that the Middle East faces a long-term battle to defeat it. Pentagon chiefs said the jihadist group could be eradicated if local Sunni communities reject it and regional powers unite to fight it, but only if the battle is taken into Syria and not just Iraq. Speaking after the US military said it had already carried out a failed hostage rescue mission inside Syria, and against the backdrop of new air strikes in Iraq, they warned IS poses a considerable threat.“They marry ideology and a sophistication of strategic and tactical military prowess,” Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said. “They are tremendously well funded. This is beyond anything we have seen.”General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said: “This is an organization that has an apocalyptic end of days strategic vision that will eventually have to be defeated.”Dempsey warned the jihadist vision of a wider Muslim caliphate could “fundamentally alter the face of the Middle East and create a security environment that would certainly threaten us in many ways.”“Can they be defeated without addressing that part of the organization that resides in Syria? The answer is no,” he said, when asked if the campaign against the group could go beyond Iraq.He said the fight could not be won by US military prowess alone but only with regional support and that of “the 20 million disenfranchised Sunni that happen to reside between Damascus and Baghdad.”Washington has launched air strikes against IS positions and boosted arms supplies to Kurdish forces, but still wants Baghdad’s Shiite-led government to open its arms to Sunni moderates.Read more: IS ‘beyond anything we’ve seen,’ says US defense secretary | The Times of Israel http://www.timesofisrael.com/is-beyond-anything-weve-seen-says-us-defense-secretary/#ixzz3B6QxkUPq

RBC Global Asset Management opens the market

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TORONTO, Jan. 28, 2016 /CNW/ - Karen Smiley, Vice President, Regional Sales, Eastern Canada, RBC Global Asset Management, joined Dani Lipkin, Head, Business Development, Exchange Traded Funds, Closed-End Funds, and Structured Notes, TMX Group to open the market to launch four new Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs): RBC Strategic Global Dividend Leaders ETF (RLD); RBC Strategic Global Equity Leaders ETF (RLE);  RBC Quant Emerging Markets Equity Leaders ETF (RXE, RXE.U);  RBC 1-5 Year Laddered Canadian Bond ETF (RLB). With these new products, RBC GAM has 20 ETFs listed on Toronto Stock Exchange with a total market capitalization of $1.5 billion. RLD; RLE; RXE; and RLB commenced trading on Toronto Stock Exchange on January 25, 2016.

SOURCE TMX Group Limited

Image with caption: “Karen Smiley, Vice President, Regional Sales, Eastern Canada, RBC Global Asset Management, joined Dani Lipkin, Head, Business Development, Exchange Traded Funds, Closed-End Funds, and Structured Notes, TMX Group to open the market to launch four new Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs): RBC Strategic Global Dividend Leaders ETF (RLD); RBC Strategic Global Equity Leaders ETF (RLE); RBC Quant Emerging Markets Equity Leaders ETF (RXE, RXE.U); RBC 1-5 Year Laddered Canadian Bond ETF (RLB). With these new products, RBC GAM has 20 ETFs listed on Toronto Stock Exchange with a total market capitalization of $1.5 billion. RLD; RLE; RXE; and RLB commenced trading on Toronto Stock Exchange on January 25, 2016. (CNW Group/TMX Group Limited)”. Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160128_C2011_PHOTO_EN_608209.jpg

RBC Global Asset Management opens the market

TORONTO , Jan. 28, 2016 /CNW/ - Karen Smiley , Vice President, Regional Sales, Eastern Canada , RBC Global Asset Management, joined Dani Lipkin , Head, Business Development, Exchange Traded Funds, Closed-End Funds, and Structured Notes, TMX Group to open the market to launch four new Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs): RBC Strategic Global Dividend Leaders ETF (RLD); RBC Strategic Global Equity Leaders ETF (RLE);  RBC Quant Emerging Markets Equity Leaders ETF (RXE, RXE.U);  RBC 1-5 Year Laddered Canadian Bond ETF (RLB). With these new products, RBC GAM has 20 ETFs listed on Toronto Stock Exchange with a total market capitalization of $1.5 billion . RLD; RLE; RXE; and RLB commenced trading on Toronto Stock Exchange on January 25, 2016 .

SOURCE TMX Group Limited

Image with caption: “Karen Smiley, Vice President, Regional Sales, Eastern Canada, RBC Global Asset Management, joined Dani Lipkin, Head, Business Development, Exchange Traded Funds, Closed-End Funds, and Structured Notes, TMX Group to open the market to launch four new Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs): RBC Strategic Global Dividend Leaders ETF (RLD); RBC Strategic Global Equity Leaders ETF (RLE); RBC Quant Emerging Markets Equity Leaders ETF (RXE, RXE.U); RBC 1-5 Year Laddered Canadian Bond ETF (RLB). With these new products, RBC GAM has 20 ETFs listed on Toronto Stock Exchange with a total market capitalization of $1.5 billion. RLD; RLE; RXE; and RLB commenced trading on Toronto Stock Exchange on January 25, 2016. (CNW Group/TMX Group Limited)”. Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160128_C2011_PHOTO_EN_608209.jpg

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I want to thank @dame_life for flying me out so I could spend Christmas with my family. It was definitely bittersweet but absolutely amazing to see everyone AND YES THAT IS A DEATHSTAR COOKIE JAR HOLDING OUR PRECIOUS BROTHER @amber_neekole @lealvarez7 @mrsbonvillain @dame_life @jordan_yeah @rolyat.drawoh @singled_out not in instagram Harry Alan Alonozo Kathy Dolan Mike Shonie Divinney Chris Lipkin and the kids #family #robbietime #fightingthebear #fuckcancer #Arizonacardinals

Katie Bell (March 13, 1938 - January 8, 2016)

Katie Bell entered eternal rest Friday, January 8, 2016. She was born March 13, 1938 in Athens, GA to the late John Bolden and Mamie Lipkins. She was a resident of Bridgeport for sixty years. She was employed with U.S. Surgical for thirty-four years as an assembler. She leaves to cherish her loving memory a son, Johnnie Bell and daughter, Shirley Bell, brother, Eddie James Hill, 2 grandsons, Rasheen Latrel Bell-Davis and Marquise Tyrell Bell, granddaughter, April Nicole Meadows.

U.S. SEC bans three ex-Madoff employees from securities industry

By Suzanne Barlyn

(Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has barred three former employees of Bernard Madoff’s now defunct brokerage and investment advisory firm from the securities industry for assisting the convicted Ponzi schemer with his multi-billion dollar scam, according to orders from the agency.

The SEC released orders late Thursday permanently barring David Kugel, Eric Lipkin and Enrica Cotellessa-Pitz. The three former employees of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC each agreed to the sanction to settle civil proceedings started by the agency in 2011.

Lipkin’s lawyer declined to comment, while Cotellessa-Pitz’s lawyer did not immediately return a call requesting comment. Kugel could not immediately be reached for comment.

In 2011, the three pleaded guilty in related criminal cases for their roles in Madoff’s $65 billion (43 billion pounds) Ponzi scheme. The charges included fraud and falsifying records. Kugel will be sentenced in October, according to court records. Lipkin and Cotellessa-Pitz will be sentenced in December.

Madoff, the Ponzi scheme’s chief architect, pleaded guilty in March 2009 and is serving a 150-year sentence in a federal prison.

Lipkin, 38, of Ridgewood, New Jersey, assisted Madoff for more than ten years by, among other things, helping employees to carry out a fictitious investing strategy that Madoff claimed to pursue on behalf of his clients, the SEC wrote in one of the civil orders dated Thursday. Kugel, 67, a former trader and compliance analyst from Manhasset, New York, helped create fictional trades and account statements, according to the SEC.

Cotellessa-Pitz, 54, worked at the firm for more than 30 years. She helped falsify accounting records and financial statements in order to mislead SEC examiners, the agency wrote.

(Reporting by Suzanne Barlyn; Editing by Chris Reese)