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This Company Is Looking To Replace Long Commutes With Accessible Personal Air Travel

LIFT Aircraft

Interested in the opportunity to invest? Click here to get started! In the early 1900s, Ford Motor Company ’s (NYSE: F) Model T car democratized driving by making cars affordable for all. Now LIFT Aircraft is spreading its wings to democratize flight and make air travel accessible without requiring an expensive and time-consuming pilot license or certification. The company is currently making a Reg A+ offering of common stock. The average person commutes in their car for an hour every day. These commutes – the vast majority of which are 15 miles or less – translate into wasted time, and expensive fuel costs, and also have a measurable impact on decreased workplace innovation and income lost to commute time. Concerns around transportation also include climate change emissions. Transportation accounts for the largest segment of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the US, with lightweight and medium-to-heavy vehicles making up 83% of all transportation emissions. Safe Drone Flights Without Expensive Pilot Certification LIFT Aircraft is attempting to revolutionize travel, making flight available to all with its electrical, vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, HEXA. Through this human-scale drone, the company plans to deliver personal, point-to-point travel to the urban air mobility (UAM) market currently worth $2.2 billion. As ultralights, HEXA aircraft don’t require expensive and time-consuming pilot certification under Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 103. This means that about one hour of training - including ground school and virtual reality (VR) flight simulator training - is enough for most to be able to fly these straightforward aircraft. The company is starting by providing recreational flights out of its vertiport locations, however, LIFT’s vision is that these ultralights will eventually provide a viable alternative to cars for most commuters. Designed for short-range flights and capable of speeds of 90 mph, HEXA could be perfectly suited to replace commutes of 15 miles or less, which account for 85% of all traveling in the US. The company has simplified procedures to make HEXA – which has zero CO 2 emissions – simple and straightforward to fly. Equipped with a triply redundant autopilot computer, autopilot capabilities, and automatic wind-speed adjustments, the aircraft is easily flown with a single, 3-axis joystick. Meanwhile, all of LIFT’s recreational flights are monitored by trained professionals able to take remote control of the aircraft in case of emergency. LIFT doesn’t seem to be taking any shortcuts when it comes to safety. The company says it self-regulates its aircraft according to rigorous FAA safety guidelines to ensure maximum safety compliance for its aircraft. LIFT’s safety advisory board includes Dr. Charles Justiz, a leading expert in aircraft safety and former Chief of Aviation Safety at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The company’s commitment to making flight both accessible and as safe as possible means that almost anyone can fly without the prohibitive cost of expensive certification. After what it says was a highly successful Reg CF fundraise, LIFT has now launched a Reg A+ stock offering. Interested in the opportunity to invest? Click here to get started! Learn more about LIFT Aircraft by visiting its website. Austin, Texas-based LIFT Aircraft is leading the Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) revolution. LIFT is working with the US Air Force and first response organizations to utilize their aircraft for defense and public service while also launching the world’s first flight training and pay-per-flight operation centers business, based on an entirely new type of personal, electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. HEXA, LIFT Aircraft’s multi-rotor, amphibious, ultralight vehicle democratizes the experience of piloting an aircraft, making the joy and utility of personal, vertical flight accessible to all. Find out more at www.liftaircraft.com Benzinga may receive monetary compensation from the issuer, or its agency, for publicizing the offering of the issuer's securities. This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be investing advice. This is a paid ad. Please see 17b disclosure linked in the campaign page for more information. LIFT Aircraft's Reg A+ offering is made available through StartEngine Primary, LLC, member FINRA / SIPC.This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. For more information about this offering, please view LIFT's offering circular and risks associated with this offering. Contact Details Kenny Miller, CFO Kenny@LIFTAircraft.com

December 14, 2022 08:15 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Holiday Jewelry Gift Guide from Jared, Kay, and Zales

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/CsgiPFnJKbM The holiday season is all around us and consumer data shows that consumers are shopping more thoughtfully this holiday season, particularly in the over $500 and over $5000 categories. Shoppers are actively buying gifts that are symbolic or personal to the recipient. If you are thinking about giving the gift of jewelry you might be wondering, where do you start, how do I shop for something with meaning, what are the hottest trends, how do I stay in the know and get the best value and style? Here are ways and categories to start with: Jewelry gift with meaning this holiday season: Look for gifts that tell your story. KAY, Jared and Zales have meaningful ways to honor your relationship this holiday season. One great gift to show your everlasting love is KAY’s new Love Entwined Collection which features a signature center diamond and interlinking design that represents your hearts and lives forever intertwined by love. Jared’s Shy Creation Diamond Ring – a fashion-forward design with multiple stacked bands – is also a gorgeous piece symbolizing the interwoven fabric of love. Zales’ You’re the One collection introduces beautiful pieces featuring a stunning center stone to honor and celebrate the one person that is your everything. Gifting gold for both men and women Yellow gold continues to be a hot trend and you can never gift or get enough. Stacking, layering, and mixing gold tones is still the trendiest way to sport the trend and KAY’s Italian Brilliance collection features an artisan-refined gold-cutting technique that gives each gorgeous piece a faceted look that really gives it a unique sparkle when light reflects from it. Such a modern design element that really makes it a conversation starter. Every 14K gold piece from Jared’s Italia D’Oro Collection is inspired by the history of the most romantic and sophisticated cities of Rome, Milan, Tuscany, Venice and more – with styles for women and men. Classic jewelry options never go out of style? You can never go wrong gifting jewelry box essentials like classic diamond hoops and big, bold 2-carat rings with Lab-Created Diamonds by KAY. In fact, all diamonds and lab-created diamonds are 100% conflict free! Box sets offer amazing value, too. Gift them together or check multiple people off your list by breaking them apart into multiple gifts. For the guy on your list, there is the Citizen Eco-Drive Crystal Accent Watch and Link Bracelet Set you can pick up from Zales. A classic, forever piece that features a sleek black dial with gold-toned hands and crystal markers with technology that harnesses light, so it never needs a new battery. Getting proposal ready during this season of celebration It’s the perfect time of year for a proposal and Jared has you covered! They’ve partnered with some of the most celebrated bridal designers on gorgeous collections. Their Pnina Tornai ONE series features options for the classic and non-traditionalist bride and is accented with a signature 14k rose gold cuff. From Zales, we have the Vera Wang LOVE collection, designed by international wedding icon, Vera Wang. This year, some of the most popular engagement rings include items from the TRUE Lab-Created Diamonds collection which feature fancy-cut stones such as pear, oval, and marquise for an elevated, glamorous look. And from KAY, there is the gorgeous Monique Lhuillier BLISS collection which carries engagement rings and bands inspired by the delicate floral details of her bridal collection. It also features her newly launched men’s bands! For more information: KAY.com, Jared.com and Zales.com for all of your responsibly sourced jewelry and don’t forget that experts are available online and in-store to help you find the perfect gift, even during that last-minute rush. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

December 13, 2022 05:32 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Mike Bako Captures the Holiday Season with GoPro Hero 11 Black

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/qjpGbNVC1x0 Some of the biggest trends of the year come from social media and platforms like TikTok. Mike Bako says, “That means content creators of all ages will love the GoPro HERO11 Black. It's one of my favorites!” The GoPro HERO11 Black delivers the highest resolution with 5.3K video and 27 megapixel photo, highest 10-bit color depth, highest level of video stabilization with HyperSmooth 5.0 and widest field of view ever featured on a GoPro HERO camera. Bako adds, “Sharing memories on-the-go has never been easier with HERO11 Black’s auto highlight video feature, which automatically creates highlight reels of your footage with the GoPro Quik app and a GoPro Subscription, which comes with unlimited cloud storage.” Find out more at GoPro.com. Direct Link: https://gopro.com/en/us/shop/cameras/hero11-black/CHDHX-111-master.html Social media handles: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gopro/ Instagram: @gopro Twitter: @GoPro Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

December 13, 2022 04:10 PM Eastern Standard Time

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PENNSYLVANIA GAMING CONTROL BOARD APPROVES JOCK MKT TO BECOME STATE’S FIRST APPROVED STOCK MARKET FOR FANTASY SPORTS

Jock MKT

Backed by many of the giants of the sports betting industry and inspired by a traditional stock exchange, Jock MKT ( Jock Market ) announced it is fully operational in the State of Pennsylvania as of December 2022. Jock MKT allows users to buy and sell virtual shares of athletes in the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, PGA Tour, and NASCAR in real time during every second of every game for real money. Jock MKT is available via iPhone, Android, and the web for adults 18 and over and physically located in approved states. Launched in 2020, Jock MKT executives spent nearly two years working with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to obtain a license to operate in Pennsylvania. The platform is now available in 35 states, including the nearby states of New Jersey and Ohio. As of Dec. 13, Jock MKT customers have traded 19.3 million shares, placing orders that exceed a combined $218 million on the platform. “With some of the nation’s most knowledgeable and passionate sports fans residing in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, we know residents in Pennsylvania are going to enjoy the strategies and intricacies of Jock MKT,” said Jock MKT CEO Tyler Carlin. “Like a traditional stock market, our platform involves skill. However, with today’s news, we may see demand surge for shares of Jalen Hurts, A.J. Brown, and Joel Embiid on one side of the state and Kenny Pickett and Sidney Crosby on the other.” Jock MKT’s main differentiator is its cash market format – this unique offering gives users more flexibility and optionality versus typical daily fantasy contests. Customers can join at any time and for any dollar amount. They can buy and sell shares of athletes in real-time, lock in gains by selling early hot performers to another customer in-game, or hold to the end and receive fixed Jock MKT payouts tied to final player rankings based on overall fantasy scoring. Each cash market starts with an “Initial Player Offering,” or an IPO, where users have their first opportunity to bid on shares before any contest. As an organization, Jock MKT has tripled its workforce over the last year and plans to continue adding new features and offerings for fans. Jock MKT recently introduced longer-term markets that allow users to root for a player for a month or longer while having the opportunity for a monetary return in the short term. Jock MKT’s co-founder is Tyler Carlin, a 2013 MIT Sloan School of Management graduate. The platform raised its first round of funding led by Will Ventures, followed by a Series A round led by Left Lane Capital. Will Ventures’ Founding Partner and Managing Director is Isaiah Kacyvenski, a retired eight-year NFL veteran with a Harvard MBA. About Jock MKT Headquartered in Boston and launched in 2020, Jock MKT ( JockMKT.com ) is a skill-based fantasy gaming platform where customers can make real money – every minute, every second, of every game. Inspired by a traditional stock exchange, Jock MKT allows customers to buy and sell shares of athletes in real time. Jock MKT was co-founded by Tyler Carlin, and investors include Left Lane Capital, Will Ventures, Ryan Moore, Brandon Adams, Benjie Cherniak, Tim McSweeney, and Alumni Ventures Group. Available in the U.S. in 35 states, Jock MKT offers gaming options for events tied to the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, PGA Tour, and NASCAR. # # # Contact Details Eric Nemeth nemeth@ericpr.com Company Website https://jockmkt.com/

December 13, 2022 09:05 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Wellness Access Institute launches to accelerate the speed of innovation from the science to shopper

Wellness Access Institute

The fast-growing global health & wellness industry is now worth US$1.5 trillion and is projected to grow at a rate of 5-10% per year ( Mckinsey & Company ). While every company rushes to bring new products to market to take a slice of the revenue opportunity, consumers are faced with a different dilemma. What innovations or brands can they trust? Which products are genuinely backed by science-based evidence and real-world proof? What actions can they take now to support their long term health and wellness? And how can they get a hold of the latest cutting edge research and solutions sooner? Wellness Access Institute (WAI) aims to position itself as the leading authority and innovation accelerator in the Wellness industry. Established in June 2022 by Greg Macpherson and Warren Liu, WAI (Pronounced ‘why’) aims to address the industry's biggest problems. Whether it's predicting the future of the industry, educating consumers on the science, addressing the trust deficit or tackling issues with supply chain quality and speed to market for products. WAI’s goal is to establish an independent industry body that is funded by the industry it hopes to serve. Warren Liu, Co-Founder of WAI says “WAI aims to enforce, advance and advocate the wellness movement to benefit the health of the human race. The idea came to me and my co-founder Greg given our work together on launching the SRW Cellular Health brand. We realised a number of issues in bringing genuine innovation to market with a lack of platforms, information and support for those that haven’t been through the process before. It's from this realisation that we had the idea to create a solution”. Ahead of the launch today, Warren and Greg have been able to establish an initial advisory board featuring some of the best minds from across the industry. “With our advisory board we hope to answer the what, why and how of the industry in a way that helps accelerate the wellness movement globally” says Greg Macpherson, Co-Founder of WAI. “Along with solving some of the key industry issues; this advisory board will work on their collective 2030 vision for wellness and support with the latest scientific research”. The wellness advisory board features 8 prominent individuals: From Aubrey Levitt the founder of microbiome startup ‘Postbiotics Plus’, to Dr. Matt Yousefzadeh who has published over 30 scientific publications to Michael Heinam who has secured patent applications and contracts with leading universities and researchers, in over 145 countries around the world. The initial team brings with them a network of thousands of potential collaborators across the globe. Warren Liu added: “Ultimately this diverse panel is what makes WAI different. It's no longer just businessmen and scientists trying to create new products to sell. It's an open dialogue and vision setting agenda involving people at every stage of the journey and starts with making knowledge on the primary factors for wellness accessible to all. From a discussion on what you can do today to be healthier, right down to the young person suffering acne problems who may end up buying a product from TikTok” The WAI accelerator program will also be a critical ignition tool for change. The industry is known for its red tape and often our best scientists take years to bring the latest innovations to people who need them, let alone in a way that is accessible and affordable. For the first time WAI will be able to connect scientists with the best minds in R&D, Entrepreneurship, Technical Production, Supply Chain, Marketing, Culture, Education, Government and Industry. Greg Macepherson said: “WAI is here to surface foundational aspects of how we all age healthier and make this knowledge accessible to all. We are here to foster conversation and change to move humanity’s health and wellness forward. There is something fundamentally broken at a population level around health and wellness and an urgent paradigm shift is needed if we are to support an ageing population sustainably and improve our collective and individual health as we age. WAI aims to accelerate our understanding and access to wellness and wellness innovation in a way that is trusted and available to all. Improving “Access’ to the latest innovations is core to our mission.” Warren and Greg have been discussing specific problems in the industry that they believe they can begin to solve right away. With Greg’s background as a biotechnologist, futurist, Founder of SRW Laboratories and author of ‘The 9 Hallmarks of Ageing’ he has identified an issue that is very personal to both of them. “How we classify, understand and provide cutting edge solutions to ageing will be one of the group’s first missions. How we think about our cellular health and supporting a dialogue to classify ageing as a disease is a fundamental issue to raise awareness of. A similar parallel is when scientists reached consensus that microbes caused infections. This consensus caused a change in behaviours such as adopting basic hygiene principles saving hundreds of thousands of lives and then led to the discovery of antibiotics that saved millions more. Once we think of ageing as a disease then it will drive changes to behaviours that cause us to slow the ageing process and ultimately will lead to the discovery of “antibiotics” for ageing that will lead to increased health-spans and lifespans for us all - the benefits of this for humanity are significant” added Greg Macepherson. Beyond addressing core facets of how we improve accessibility to knowledge around health and wellness that will drive a step change in how well people age, an issue right now is that there are some amazing breakthroughs happening in the research space. We need to set up frameworks to massively accelerate research and access to these breakthroughs. The reality is that most everyday citizens don’t know that there is clear science on how to slow aging. Or how to even begin to translate this and take action for themselves. By focusing on raising awareness of the issue itself, WAI hopes to educate the end customer on what solutions are available. And collaborating directly with scientists, labs and researchers to help bring affordable solutions to customers right now. WAI also aims to raise awareness about the benefits of gut health and nutrition as ways to ward off disease. Most consumers aren’t aware of the latest research in phytonutrients and how they can act as the ingredients for your body's own compound pharmacy - your gut microbiome. One that can produce its own medicines, now known as postbiotics, that support our overall health. When we think about nutrition we have actually been sold a lie for many years. We can all remember the phrase ‘eat your greens’. This was actually born out of an opportunity to sell green supplements to those who didn’t eat green fruits and vegetables because they didn’t like the taste. Fast forward to today and the market is flooded with hundreds of greens based supplements and multivitamins. We seem to have forgotten about the other 5 major colours based on this clever marketing ploy. We actually need to be eating red, purple, blue, yellow, green and black fruits and vegetables of every colour. And these need to contain genuine phytonutrients in order for our bodies to be able to create their own solutions. 90% of the health and wellness market doesn’t even consider this. Finally they have also set our sights on the beauty industry and its endless and often toxic pursuit of beauty. We aim to raise awareness of the skin biome and how that affects how we think about beauty from the inside out. Warren has previously worked with ‘Vida Glow’ who pioneered the ingestible beauty industry so he knows this space well. “We aren’t just talking about marine collagen here however; we are looking to tackle the serious issue of beauty culture through education and innovation” commented Warren Liu. Full list of WAI Advisory Board members: Aubry Levitt, Dr Andrew Clark, Dr Matt Yousefzadeh, Michael Henain, Aki Ueda, Dr Ross Walker and Dr Albert Dashi. About Wellness Access Institute Wellness Access Institute (WAI, pronounced ‘why’) is a non-for-profit organisation that aims to position itself as the leading authority and innovation accelerator in the wellness industry. Established in June 2022 by Greg Macpherson and Warren Liu, WAI aims to solve some of the industry's biggest problems. Whether it's predicting the future of the industry, educating consumers on the science, addressing the trust deficit created by untrustworthy sellers (citizen scientists) or tackling issues with supply chain quality and speed to market for products. For more information please visit https://wai.institute/ or follow via Linkedin or instagram. Contact Details Wellness Access Institute Bilal Mahmood +44 7714 007257 b.mahmood@stockwoodstrategy.com Company Website https://wai.institute/

December 13, 2022 06:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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WINTERIZING YOUR BEAUTY & SKINCARE REGIME

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/sTgZk9M1aiA MORE MOISTURE: It’s the time of year many people may be experiencing itchy and dry skin. That’s because as the temperature drops and ambient humidity lowers, our skin tends to lose its protective, physical barrier function. The beauty and lifestyle expert says now is the time to boost hydration, since it’s essential to supporting a natural, healthy glow. “A great way to do this is with skincare products containing rosewater. This is something I swear by,” adds Foley. Rosewater for skin helps to balance natural oils, reduce the appearance of temporary redness and hydrate skin naturally. Two affordable products from NOW® Solutions are this Soothing Rose Facial Cleansing Oil and Rosewater Rejuvenating Mist. Foley says, “Switching to an oil-based cleanser in the winter months is key to preserving our natural protective barrier and moisture. It’s a gentle way to remove make-up, SPF, and pollutants while nourishing our skin.” She points out how the mist is a multipurpose freshening solution that instantly hydrates and revitalizes dry or sensitive skin. “You can use it to set makeup, after the gym or just to refresh skin any time of day,” says Foley. Both products are Certified Cruelty Free, paraben free, gluten free, quality tested for purity, and vegan. Find out more at nowfoods.com. Direct link: www.nowfoods.com Social media handles: Facebook: @nowfoodsofficial Instagram: @nowfoodsofficial Twitter: @nowfoods FEEL & LOOK YOUR BEST: Foley says a proper skincare routine can really help with the signs of aging, adding, “I’m a big fan of the StriVectin - Tighten & Lift Set.” This set is complete with Contour Restore Tightening & Sculpting Face Cream and the TL Advanced Tightening Neck Cream PLUS. The face cream visibly restores contour and youthful-looking bounce to your face and jawline with a clinically proven firming moisturizer. It’s formulated with Elastin-Targeting Dipeptides to address loss of volume and sagging skin for a visibly lifted, plump look. The TL Advanced Tightening Neck Cream PLUS smooths the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the neck. This is the #1 selling cream exclusively for the Neck & Décolleté. It features the breakthrough Gravitite-CF Lifting Complex™ to improve skin elasticity and provide visible lift, while smoothing the appearance of horizontal neck lines and sagging. For more information, go to Strivectin.com. Social media handles: Instagram: @strivectin Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

December 12, 2022 11:44 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Shareholder: Zuckerberg Should Follow Musk’s Lead and Release ‘Facebook Files’

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As Elon Musk breaks blockbuster news almost daily with releases of internal communications and documents that reveal how much former Twitter executives lied to the public about its censorship practices, a Meta shareholder is calling upon CEO Mark Zuckerberg to take similar steps to be transparent with his current and former Facebook customers. National Legal and Policy Center – which owns stock in the Mountain View, Calif. social media company – will sponsor a shareholder proposal at the company’s next annual meeting in May 2023. The resolution calls for the tech giant to disclose requests it has received from the federal government to remove content from its Facebook platform. “Mark Zuckerberg admitted, matter-of-factly, to Joe Rogan earlier this year that the FBI led Facebook’s moderators to believe the Hunter Biden laptop story was Russian disinformation,” said Paul Chesser, director of NLPC’s Corporate Integrity Project. “There are countless other examples of requests by government for Facebook to censor users – indeed, the company even created an online censorship portal with the word ‘takedowns’ in it, for the government to submit such requests.” “Meta shares today are worth one-third of what they were valued on January 1 st of this year,” Chesser added. “Mr. Zuckerberg has used the company as his personal playground to pursue his metaverse fantasies, while letting Facebook wither by reputational ruin. He blames Apple’s privacy protection measures for Facebook’s revenue woes, but the truth is the social media platform is dying from self-inflicted wounds like censorship, which is driving users away.” The text of NLPC’s proposal for a “Report on Government Take-Down Requests” for Meta’s 2023 annual meeting follows: RESOLVED: Shareholders request that Meta Platforms, Inc. (“Company”) provide a report, published on the Company’s website and updated semi-annually – and omitting proprietary information and at reasonable cost – that specifies the Company’s policy in responding to requests to remove or take down content from its platforms by the Executive Office of the President, Members of Congress, or any other agency, entity or subcontractor on behalf of the United States Government. This report shall also include an itemized listing of such “takedown” requests, including the name and title of the official making the request; the nature and scope of the request; the date of the request; the Company’s action or inaction to the request; and a reason or rationale for the Company’s response, or lack thereof. SUPPORTING STATEMENT: In Bantam Books, Inc. vs. Sullivan (1963), and in other cases, the Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that private entities may not engage in suppression of speech at the behest of government, as it has the same effect as direct government censorship. On July 15, 2021, White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked, “Can you talk a little bit more about this request for tech companies to be more aggressive in policing misinformation? Has the administration been in touch with any of these companies and are there any actions that the federal government can take to ensure their cooperation, because we’ve seen, from the start, there’s not a lot of action on some of these platforms.” Psaki replied, “Sure. Well, first, we are in regular touch with these social media platforms, and those engagements typically happen through members of our senior staff, but also members of our COVID-19 team, given, as (Surgeon General) Dr. (Vivek) Murthy conveyed, this is a big issue of misinformation, specifically on the pandemic.” Evidence – and testimony by Company Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg – shows the Company has been subject to overtures from the U.S. government to censor. For example, in a podcast interview in August 2022, Mr. Zuckerberg said Facebook restricted reach among users to a New York Post article about Hunter Biden’s laptop, after the FBI told the Company to be on “high alert” for so-called “Russian propaganda.” Also, Facebook maintained a “content requests system” for use by government and law enforcement to request censorship of so-called “disinformation.” The Internet domain for the company’s portal even has the word “takedowns” in it. Shareholders need to know whether the Company cooperates with government officials engaged in unconstitutional censorship, opening the Company to liability claims by victims. Shareholders also need to know whether the Company fails to disclose these potential liabilities as material risks in its public filings. Founded in 1991, NLPC promotes ethics in public life and government accountability through research, investigation, education, and legal action. ### For more information or to schedule an interview with Paul Chesser, contact Dan Rene at 202-329-8357 or drene@nlpc.org. Please visit http://www.nlpc.org. Founded in 1991, NLPC promotes ethics in public life and government accountability through research, investigation, education, and legal action. Contact Details National Legal and Policy Center Dan Rene +1 202-329-8357 drene@nlpc.org Company Website http://www.nlpc.org

December 12, 2022 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Four Flagship Trade Shows Lead the Return of Business Events to Hong Kong in 2023

Hong Kong Tourism Board

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 12 December 2022 - Four of the world’s leading flagship trade shows – Jewellery & Gem WORLD Hong Kong (JGW), Jewellery & Gem ASIA Hong Kong (JGA), Cosmoprof Asia, and premier fresh produce fair ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA – are returning to Hong Kong in 2023. This is in addition to the recent success of the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) in attracting over 30 major B2B conventions in the next few years. In total, these events are expected to draw over 300,000 participants. Kenneth Wong, General Manager, MICE & Cruise of HKTB, said: “We are thrilled to welcome four leading trade shows back to the city. Their return highlights Hong Kong’s strong fundamentals, favourable business environment, rich tourism offerings, and enormous opportunities brought by the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA), which will give Hong Kong an edge in attracting international business events. The HKTB strives to drive recovery of business events to Hong Kong. The recent success in securing the world-class business events is strong testament to the city’s status as The World’s Meeting Place.” World-class Exhibitions Returning to Hong Kong A. Biggest Jewellery Shows Set to Shine in Hong Kong The jewellery industry’s biggest B2B sourcing shows are making a triumphant return to Hong Kong in 2023. The trade’s flagship and most iconic show – Jewellery & Gem WORLD Hong Kong (JGW) – will return to its original dual-venue, product category-specific format at AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) from 18 to 22 September 2023 and the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from 20 to 24 September 2023. Jewellery & Gem ASIA Hong Kong (JGA) will be held from 22 to 25 June 2023. “We are thrilled to be hosting the greatest jewellery and gemstone fairs back in Hong Kong in 2023,” said David Bondi, Senior Vice President, Informa Markets in Asia, the event organiser. “The last three years have proved that the jewellery sourcing experience is simply not the same without our fully-fledged, international B2B fairs. Our jewellery community is very much looking forward to returning to Hong Kong and taking advantage of many important opportunities for connection and business growth with buyers, sellers and investors all in one place.” B. ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA Looks Forward to a Fruitful Return in 2023 ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA 2023 made the strategic decision to return to Hong Kong, its long-established location since 2008. Asia imports about 16 million tonnes of fresh fruit annually, and ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA is the region’s premier conference and trade fair for the fresh fruit and vegetable supply chain business. ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA will be held from 6 to 8 September in the AWE, along with the ASIAFRUIT CONGRESS. “We’re delighted that ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA 2023 is heading back to Hong Kong,” said David Axiotis, Managing Director of organiser Global Produce Events (HK) Co. Limited. “We’ve missed Hong Kong because of its unrivalled efficiency, connectivity, ease of doing business, favourable trade policies and dynamic market. Most importantly, it’s strategically situated in the heart of Asia and is a gateway to Mainland China. It’s exciting to return and see first-hand the city’s new future-proof infrastructure and venue developments and experience the enormous business opportunities brought by the Greater Bay Area.” C. Leading Beauty Fair Aims for a Makeover Next Year Cosmoprof Asia, the largest B2B beauty exhibition in the Asia Pacific region, will also return to the city next year. “Since the show was first launched in the city in 1996, it has seen consistent growth, with the 2019 edition being the most successful to date. Hosting the exhibition in Hong Kong has made a significant contribution to this growth, as the city has a gravitational pull of buyers and sellers, not just across Asia and Mainland China, but the entire world, to explore fast-growing beauty business in our region,” said Michael Duck, Executive Vice President – Commercial Development, Informa Markets. Strong Line-up of World-Class Conventions One of the most significant regional rheumatology congresses in the world – the 24th Asia-Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology Congress (APLAR) – returned to Hong Kong from 6 to 9 December, welcoming the largest group of overseas attendees in person since the pandemic began. In addition, multiple international conventions in the fields such as business, aviation, innovative technology and medical sciences are set to take the stage in Hong Kong in the next few years. For instance, RISE, one of the world’s most influential tech events, will take place in Hong Kong for five consecutive years starting in 2024. Since its inception in Hong Kong in 2015, it has become Asia’s largest tech event, according to CNBC, and it serves as an important window for companies from both East and West to make connections in new markets. Also, one of the world’s sought-after Web3 events, the WOW Summit, will be held in Hong Kong in 2023, a first in the Asia Pacific region. Comprehensive Support to Drive MICE Industry Recovery To expedite the recovery of Hong Kong’s convention and exhibition industry, the Hong Kong Government has accorded the strongest support ever to empower the industry with the extension of the 100% free venue rental for eligible events until 30 June 2023, and a new subsidy for recurrent exhibitions to be staged in the city over three years. The HKTB has formulated a comprehensive strategy to spur the recovery of the MICE industry in Hong Kong and consolidate Hong Kong’s position as a preferred MICE destination. There will be a significant boost in financial support by the HKTB to MICE-related industries to enhance Hong Kong’s competitive edge in winning the hosting rights for MICE events and attracting business visitors to the city. With its competitive bidding package, Hong Kong is geared up to take the MICE industry to new heights. Contact Details Hong Kong Tourism Board Mr Cameron Tong +852 2807 6367 cameron.tong@hktb.com

December 12, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Tayler Jade Releases Her Debut Christmas EP, Cozy Christmas Vol 1.

Jade Entertainment

Jade Entertainment in association with the House of Jade, announces the release of Tayler Jade’s first Christmas EP, Cozy Christmas Vol 1. Featuring two original songs, Naughty & Nice and Wishlist. Cozy Christmas Vol 1. Songs were written by Tayler Jade and Jacquie Hishmen; Produced by Johnny Mae; with musical accompaniment by Ben Suyat on guitar, Jordyn Krenkel on bass and Lily Joyce on drums. “Cozy Christmas is just that, cozy. With a true R&B feel both songs bring the warmth and love of the holiday season,” said Tayler Jade, singer songwriter and founder of Jade Entertainment. “Both songs will easily slip into your holiday music rotation, bringing you closer to the holidays and the people you love.” Listen to Naughty and Nice Listen to Wishlist “This is the most wonderful time of the year and personally it is my favorite time to celebrate with friends and family,” says Jade. “I hope Cozy Christmas Vol 1. will get my community and all those that celebrate this holiday season into the spirit of giving and sharing with friends and family close and far.” About Tayler JadeTAYLER JADE is a Purpose Driven American Pop/R&B singer-songwriter and Personality Brand. Her debut “Dual Single” released on February 12, 2021 under her own label JADE ENTERTAINMENT, reaching the TOP 40 Billboard Activator Chart alongside the biggest artists in the world. Tayler’s music continues to be a global phenomenon, connecting with music fans worldwide, with over 120 million streams on all the major streaming platforms as well as her proprietary website and App. To learn more about Tayler Jade, we invite you to join her community at TAYLERJADE.COM Contact Details Jade Entertainment Jason Jepson +1 949-394-7033 Jason.Jepson@TaylerJade.com

December 12, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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