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Alarmed By Frequent Car Smells? AutoTechIQ Can Help You With That

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Bad smells are an age-old problem that affects cars to this day, regardless of how modern they are. Although bad car smells are evident, they can be tricky to track down.. So, we’ll share tips to help you detect the bad smell’s root cause in your car and assist you in getting rid of it. Can I eliminate the smell myself? AutoTechIQ suggests that any odd odor coming from the car needs a professional inspection. An analysis of millions of work orders across North America reveals that the problem is commonly more critical than it appears. Taking your car for a Vehicle Health Inspection is highly recommended; this professional procedure shows a snapshot of your vehicle’s health status, pointing to any damage and smell sources. Visit AutoTechIQ.com and use the shop selector to find the best-suited shop in your area. Shops have three certification levels that you can choose from: Certified, Recommended, and Good Standing. You can find easy-to-digest educational content about car smells and how to fix them on AutoTechIQ.com. And don’t worry, you won’t have to read technical lingo and jargon; we make it friendly. What are the most common car smells? We list common problematic car smells below. If you're experiencing any of those, visit AutoTechIQ.com and find the article that matches your experience. Then, send it to your trusted auto repair shop for reference. My Car Smells Like Burning Oil My Car Smells Like Burning Plastic My Car Smells Like Burning Rubber My Car Smells Like Rotten Eggs What other symptoms should I look for? A distinct smell is often the most dominant symptom, but it might not be the only one. For example, a failed serpentine belt pulley makes a burnt rubber odor and can make a noticeable noise. Reoccurring problems are especially concerning, and it is important to describe the context of these issues to your trusted auto repair shop. Knowing the problem's characteristics helps the professional eliminate up to 90% of the potential root causes, saving you a lot of money for unnecessary diagnostics or repair. What should be my budget when taking my car to an auto repair shop? Traditionally, most car owners follow the service interval recommendation provided by their trusted auto repair shop or just go to the shop when problems arise. Most of the time, the latter is the most expensive way of taking care of your vehicle since it adds to each visit’s cost. Using a preventive maintenance plan from your trusted auto repair shop opens opportunities to discuss future expenses or deferred services. You can start budgeting for future expenses and still save money because preventive maintenance is significantly more cost-effective than paying the repair cost when problems occur. Condition-based inspections take the preventive maintenance concept even further. Your auto repair shop conducts a vehicle inspection every time you drop off your vehicle. The results are compared to previous inspection diagnostics to determine wear and tear patterns. Based on those patterns, the shop discusses the best course of action with you. Why is it important to ask for a Digital Auto Checkup? Many auto repair shops listen to your concern and immediately provide a solution. But, in comparison, when you go to any doctor for a symptom checkup, does the doctor immediately diagnose you? Typically, they don’t do that unless you are in the emergency room. Instead, the doctor will order a vital signs check, blood draw, and other testing procedures. The same goes for your vehicle during car service. First, you establish baseline health before addressing the main symptom. The vehicle’s bill of health is called “Digital Auto Checkup” or “ Digital Vehicle Health Inspection.” What do I get from AutoTechIQ as a car owner?? The majority of car owners dread the appointment at an auto repair shop. To counter that, the shops in AutoTechIQ ’s network put education and professional service as top priorities. Additionally, the shops you’ll find in our business directories meet these criteria: The business has at least 100 Google reviews with an average score higher than 4.5 out of 5. A digital vehicle health inspection is consistently relied upon to examine the health of your vehicle and covers at least 35 topics. The documentation of mint and problem conditions uses well-documented images and videos to give you complete transparency. Contact Details AutoTech IQ +1 866-678-8505 support@AutoTechIQ.com Company Website https://www.autotechiq.com/

November 28, 2022 03:26 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Ready for Ron Petition Surpasses 100,000 Signatures

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Ready for Ron, the only credible independent group working to Draft Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to run for President, announced its Draft Petition has surpassed more than 100,000 signatures. Organized by senior strategist Ed Rollins and appellate attorney and conservative activist Lilian Rodríguez-Baz, the 100,000 signature milestone reflects the growing national movement urging Ron DeSantis to run. “We’ve already blown past 100,000 Americans expressly urging Ron to Run, and by the time we’re done, it’ll be millions, and Ron DeSantis WILL be our next President,” stated Lilian Rodriguez-Baz, Chief Legal Strategist for Ready for Ron. The petition effort continues to grow with TV and digital advertising, direct voter outreach, and expanding grassroots efforts. Veterans Ready for Ron, led by 2016 RNC Vets director Bob Carey, and Students Ready for Ron led by Young Americans for Liberty field organizer Dylan Dean, fielded volunteers collecting signatures on Election Day at polling sites nationwide, kicking off an aggressive field campaign. The petition is also the focus of a lawsuit Ready for Ron brought in the U.S. District Court for D.C. against the Federal Election Commission (FEC) challenging an FEC Advisory Opinion preventing Ready for Ron from sharing with Governor DeSantis the names of those who signed a petition encouraging him to challenge Joe Biden. Ready for Ron’s counsel, veteran political lawyer Dan Backer, who brought the case said, “Millions of Americans want Ron DeSantis to run. More than 100,000 have signed their names to Ready for Ron’s draft petition. It’s the ultimate act of political free speech and association, and there is simply no basis for saying they cannot give those names to the Governor if – and when – he heeds their call and runs. We’re going to fight to protect our right to Free Speech and Free Association and to draft DeSantis to seek the Presidency, and we’re going to win.” “We are thrilled to have reached this significant milestone on our way to building one of the biggest grassroots movements ever,” Rodríguez-Baz continued. “The radical left is risking our future. We must change course immediately. While with the economy, inflation, crime, and erosion parental rights and the American way of life, we need confident, dependable, and proven leadership like only Ron DeSantis can deliver – and the American people are making their voice loud and clear.” Following nearly six months of work by Ready for Ron, Governor DeSantis has a growing lead in several polls in key states. The advertising efforts, phone calls, petition, and grassroots campaigns are helping generate significant lead s in key battleground states and in the hearts and minds of the American people. “If Election 2022 proved anything, it’s that DeSantis is the complete package: He is a true leader, seeing out the day-to-day roles and responsibilities that political leadership demands in good times and bad. DeSantis sticks to his principles — real, patriotic, American principles that don’t turn with the tide — but not at the expense of public service. DeSantis is not just a politician with savvy instincts; he is a public servant through and through,” wrote Ready for Ron Chief Political Strategist Ed Rollins in a November 10th op-ed in FoxNews.com. “DeSantis is not about ego or media hype; he is about results. That’s why Americans are ready for Ron to win the White House next.” Ready for Ron continues its TV and online advertising efforts to engage Americans to sign the petition at ReadyForRon.com to Draft Ron DeSantis to run in 2024. ### For more information or to schedule an interview with a ‘Ready for Ron’ spokesperson, please contact Dan Rene at 202-329-8357 or dan@readyforron.com. Contact Details Dan Rene +1 202-329-8357 dan@readyforron.com Company Website https://www.readyforron.com/

November 28, 2022 09:30 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Volatus Aerospace Expands Product Distribution to US Market with Acquisition of Empire Drone Company LLC.

Volatus Aerospace Corp.

Volatus Aerospace Corp. (TSXV: VOL) (OTCQB: VLTTF) (“Volatus” or “the Company”) announced today that it has signed an arm’s length definitive agreement to acquire Syracuse-based Empire Drone Company LLC., one of North America’s fastest-growing distributors and integrators for unmanned aerial systems. With Fortune Business Insights projecting the commercial drone market to grow to $47.38 billion by 2029 at a CAGR of 28.58%, the addition of Empire Drone in the USA positions Volatus to capitalize on this opportunity by adding to its growing global presence in key markets for green drone technologies, which includes Volatus Aerospace LATAM in South America, Omniview Tech in Canada, and iRed Remote Sensing in the UK. “Volatus is already a major distributor and developer of civil and defence drone solutions in Canada,” said Glen Lynch, CEO of Volatus Aerospace. “The addition of Empire Drone solidifies our footprint in America and positions us for improved margins and accelerated growth in America with a US depot and US-based support.” “Joining Volatus provides Empire with the resources needed to accelerate our growth,” said Sean Falconer, CEO and founder of Empire. “We’ll become a more important partner for our existing OEM suppliers and increase our offering with Volatus technologies such as the Aerieport remote nesting station, Hydra Crawler, and other Volatus defence and public safety products. It’s long been my goal to be a dominant player in the United States and this deal will give me the resources needed to get there.” Empire Drone is expected to generate revenue of C$2.5M in 2022 with a 6% EBITDA margin. Under the terms of the agreement, Volatus will purchase 100% of the company for a cash consideration of US$300,000, equity of US$350,000 with a minimum floor price of $0.65, and earn out of US$350,000 paid in equity after one year anniversary based on the 30-day volume weighted average price (VWAP) with a minimum floor price of $0.65 per share and assume the long-term debt of US$225,000. This announcement marks another step in a series of interrelated commercial milestones intended to drive and scale the commercialization of drone technologies including: Announcement of Volatus Aerospace LATAM, a joint venture with EOLO Drones S.A.C. ("EOLO") to expand Volatus' commercial operations in Latin America. Introduction of a full-service financing program for enterprise and industrial drone equipment to help drone service providers, public safety agencies and industrial clients leverage the rapid evolution of related technologies by offering rental, usage contracts, and customized funding arrangements for the sale of its Drone Solutions targeted at transactions valued from $25,000 to over $2,000,000. Acquisition of iRed Remote Sensing based in Emsworth, England to provide a foundation for continued growth in the UK. The acquisition of Empire Drone is scheduled to close on December 31st conditional on satisfactory completion of due diligence, approval of the respective Board of Directors, and regulatory approval by the Toronto Stock Exchange. About Volatus Aerospace: Volatus Aerospace Corp. is a leading provider of integrated drone solutions throughout North America and growing into Latin America and globally. Volatus serves civil, public safety, and defense markets with imaging and inspection, security and surveillance, equipment sales and support, training, as well as R&D, design, and manufacturing. Through our subsidiary, Volatus Aviation, we are introducing green and innovative drone solutions to supplement and replace traditional aircraft and helicopters for long-linear inspections such as pipeline, energy, rail, and cargo services. Volatus is committed to carbon neutrality; the fostering of a safe, equitable and inclusive workplace; and responsible governance. Forward-Looking Information This news release contains statements that constitute “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including statements regarding the plans, intentions, beliefs, and current expectations of the Company with respect to future business activities and operating performance. Often, but not always, forward-looking information and forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “plans”, “expects”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates”, or “believes” or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or statements formed in the future tense or indicating that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” (or other variations of the foregoing) be taken, occur, be achieved, or come to pass. Forward-looking information includes information regarding: (if) the business plans and expectations of the Company; and (ii) expectations for other economic, business, and/or competitive factors. Forward-looking information is based on currently available competitive, financial, and economic data and operating plans, strategies, or beliefs as of the date of this news release, but involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. Such factors may be based on information currently available to the Company, including information obtained from third-party industry analysts and other third-party sources, and are based on management’s current expectations or beliefs. Any and all forward-looking information contained in this news release is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking information is not based on historical facts but instead reflects expectations, estimates or projections concerning future results or events based on the opinions, assumptions and estimates of management considered reasonable at the date the statements are made. Forward-looking information and forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s current beliefs and is based on information currently available to it and on assumptions it believes to be not unreasonable in light of all of the circumstances. In some instances, material factors or assumptions are discussed in this news release in connection with statements containing forward-looking information. Such material factors and assumptions include, but are not limited to: the commercialization of drone flights beyond visual line of sight and potential benefits to the Company; the completion of the Offering; meeting the continued listing requirements of the TSXV; and anticipated and unanticipated costs and other factors referenced in this news release.” Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. The forward-looking information contained herein is made as of the date of this news release and, other than as required by law, the Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise. There can be no assurance that forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Neither the TSXV nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSXV) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release. Source: Volatus Aerospace Corp. TSXV: VOL Contact Details Abhinav Singhvi +1 514-447-7986 abhinav.singhvi@volatusaerospace.com Company Website https://volatusaerospace.com

November 28, 2022 06:30 AM Eastern Standard Time

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SaaS Labs Featured On Deloitte’s 2022 Technology Fast 500™

Saas Labs

SaaS Labs has been selected as a Technology Fast 500™ winner for 2022 by Deloitte, debuting at #28 on the list of Bay Area’s top 101 and #151 on the National ranking. The Technology Fast 500 is an award program recognizing 500 of the most innovative, fastest-growing companies in North America across the technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, fintech, and energy tech sectors. “We take pride in powering the productive workflows of sales and support agents across the globe. The agents of today need more than just a standard platform which is why we are building an intelligent suite of solutions packed with automation and AI that helps them deliver exceptional results for businesses”, said Gaurav Sharma, Founder, and CEO at SaaS Labs. “We are elated to join Deloitte’s prestigious roster of North America’s 500 fastest-growing and innovative companies. This validates the significant investments we’ve made over the past year in building capabilities for Training, Coaching, Agent Productivity, Automation, Intelligent Workflows, and Analytics into our products. I believe that the wave of innovation at SaaS Labs has given rise to a new breed of sales and support agents preparing us to break more boundaries like this in the years ahead". SaaS Labs is a technology company with a growing portfolio of SaaS products under its cap. It raised $17 Million of Series A funding in October 2021. Three months later, it raised $42 million in another financing round led by Sequoia Capital, Base 10 Partners and Eight Roads Ventures were among the investors. Previously, SaaS Labs has won Deloitte Technology Fast 50 India and Deloitte Fast 500 APAC awards twice. It has also been recognized by Nasscom as one of the most innovative startups in India. The fully remote company now employs 300+ people spread across 10+ countries. SaaS Labs offers a complete platform for sales and support agents with a range of software products such as JustCall (Contact Center Software), Helpwise (Shared Inbox), Dialworks (Training and Coaching), JustCall IQ (Conversation Intelligence). In addition, SaaS Labs also acquired Poland based CallPage (Callback Automation) and France based Atolia (Agile Workspace) last year. About SaaS Labs SaaS Labs powers Sales and Support agents of over 6000+ growing businesses with its software ecosystem focused on automation, productivity, and collaboration. Founded in 2016 by Gaurav Sharma, whose previous venture HelloSociety was acquired by The New York Times, SaaS Labs is headquartered in the United States and India. They are backed by leading investors such as Sequoia, Base10 Partners, and Eight Roads. Find out more at www.saaslabs.co About Deloitte Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee (“DTTL”), its network of member firms, and their related entities. DTTL and each of its member firms are legally separate and independent entities. DTTL (also referred to as “Deloitte Global”) does not provide services to clients. In the United States, Deloitte refers to one or more of the US member firms of DTTL, their related entities that operate using the “Deloitte” name in the United States and their respective affiliates. Certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting. Please see www.deloitte.com/about to learn more about our global network of member firms. Contact Details Saas Labs Bilal Mahmood +44 7714 007257 b.mahmood@stockwoodstrategy.com Company Website https://www.saaslabs.co/

November 22, 2022 06:00 AM Pacific Standard Time

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Breaking the Stigma Around Obesity and Weight Loss Medication

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There is a long history of stigma surrounding obesity and weight loss medications. When diet and exercise don’t lead to effective weight loss, sometimes it’s our biology that’s holding us back. Recently, Dr. Rekha Kumar, Head of Medical Affairs at Found, conducted a satellite media tour to talk about personalized weight loss and its benefits. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/qUhnxU91uPY Science shows that our biology can dictate up to 70% of weight gain, loss, and maintenance — yet the weight loss industry still reduces a person’s success to diet, exercise, and willpower. A variety of biological factors like genetics, hormones, metabolic rate and others contribute to our body’s “setpoint weight,” which is a certain weight that your body favors that is usually at the higher end of the scale. Your body wants to stay at this weight and fights hard to keep you there, and will even lower your metabolism or amp up your hunger signals to get back to your set point weight. Blaming obesity on a lack of willpower can take a psychological toll, causing people to feel shame, guilt, frustration or judgment, and fail to address biology as the core issue. Why Prescription Medication for Weight Loss? Obesity is a complicated disease that affects 40% of the US population, and it takes a personalized approach to each individual’s biology to treat it. Prescription medication can help people lose weight by fighting against their biology. Some medications work by suppressing appetite, and others work by curbing cravings. Weight loss medications have different mechanisms, and a doctor will have to evaluate if you're a good candidate for any of them. Not every medication is right for every person, and it’s common that if one doesn't work, a clinician might recommend trying a different medication. Historically, clinical care pathways for obesity management have only been available for patients at premiere academic medical centers, and typically have long wait lists. The Found’s program addresses a clear gap in access to weight care: Today, more than 40% of Americans have obesity, and yet only 1% of physicians specialize in obesity medicine. The medications Found offers are supported by clinical evidence to be highly effective and safe for helping aid with weight loss. Found has seen that members receiving medication plus behavior change support on the Found program have lost at least 13% more weight, and in some cases up to 229% more weight, than people receiving the same medication in clinical studies. Found is the largest online weight care clinic in the country, helping more than 160,000 Americans with their weight loss journey to-date. Found offers 13 different medications that can be combined to create more than 60 different possible treatment paths, available through their Prescription Program, each uniquely paired to address a person's biological and medical history. Found’s wide toolkit of medications fundamentally helps to serve a broader audience than others in the space. The Practice of Responsible Prescribing Found-affiliated providers are trained in the Found treatment protocol, which looks at various factors to determine the medication that will be safest and most effective for a member’s individual needs.Found-affiliated practitioners prescribe both FDA-approved branded anti-obesity medications as well as off-label generic combinations when determined safe by the treating clinician. The medications prescribed are the same medications that are offered in premiere academic medical centers.Treatment through the Found platform expands access to obesity treatment by bypassing long waitlists for appointments and copays for visits at in-person clinics. Found-affiliated medical providers are expected to always provide treatment and care that is in the best interest of their patients. For more information on Found’s weight care program, please visit joinfound.com Bio for Dr. Rekha Kumar, M.D., M.S. Dr. Rekha Kumar is recognized as an international leader in the field of Obesity Medicine. She is Head of Medical Affairs at weight care platform Found, as well as a practicing endocrinologist at an academic medical center in New York City. She also served as the former medical director of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Dr. Kumar has lectured internationally on the topic of the medical assessment and treatment of obesity. She has published several papers and textbook chapters in her field and serves as an Associate Editor of the journal Obesity. She is frequently quoted in the media on topics ranging from the diabetes epidemic in the United States to discussing fad diets, exercise trends, and the complications of Covid-19 in patients with obesity. Dr. Kumar’s areas of expertise include the clinical assessment of patients with obesity and metabolic syndrome, the effect of obesity on reproductive health and fertility, and thyroid disease. Dr. Kumar completed her undergraduate studies at Duke University then received her master’s degree in Physiology from Georgetown University. She continued on to receive her M.D. from New York Medical College and completed her residency training in Internal Medicine at the New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill-Cornell Medical College. Dr. Kumar obtained her clinical fellowship in the combined Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism program at the Weill-Cornell Medical College/New York Presbyterian Hospital and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Kumar has traveled abroad to India, China, and Tanzania to understand the scope of metabolic disease globally. She serves on the board of advisors of the Duke Global Health Institute. Dr. Kumar is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism, and Obesity Medicine. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

November 22, 2022 07:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Realtors® Reveal Latest Market Insights and Trends Heading into 2023

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/-MsWssY_fMs Buying or selling a home is among the greatest financial decisions an individual or family will ever make. Today’s U.S. housing market is challenging because of high interest rates and low inventory. As housing values remain relatively stable through all of this, there is still an appetite for homeownership in America. With this competitive and ever-changing marketplace, sellers and buyers should use a Realtor ® to help find the right home and negotiate terms of sale. In fact, according to the National Association of Realtors ®: Eighty-eight percent of buyers used an agent to help purchase a home. Sellers also turned to professionals to price their home competitively, help market the home to potential buyers, sell within a specific timeframe, and fix up the home for sale. Ninety percent of sellers used an agent to sell their home. A real estate agent provides essential guidance as consumers navigate the legal, financial and community aspects of a purchase, including everything from determining property value to negotiating the price. To learn more about Realtors® and to find a real estate agent visit realtor.com Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

November 21, 2022 06:32 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Synchrony “Lifetime of Healthcare Costs” Study Indicates People Underestimate Cost of Care Significantly

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Click to view video featuring Jean Chatzky: https://youtu.be/-nGhkeAo0G8 Are You Saving Enough for Future Healthcare Expenses? New research from Synchrony’s “Lifetime of Healthcare Costs” Study reveals the average individual insured Americans cost of out-of-pocket healthcare costs from age 18 to the average life expectancy of age 79. Many of us save for significant costs, such as a home mortgage, a new car, or college tuitions. But when it comes to our own health – which should be the most important thing to take care of – we don’t take under consideration how much we pay annually outside of what is covered by insurance. Jean Chatzky conducted a nationwide media tour in partnership with Synchrony to provide real world advice and steps to help bridge the clear gap between people’s perceptions and the reality of the costs of healthcare today. During radio and TV interviews across the country, Jean Chatzky discussed: What the recent survey said about the cost of healthcare Surprising results from the survey Why it is so important for Americans to understand these out-of-pocket healthcare costs Valuable resources people can use to help manage these costs For more information visit: carecredit.com/lifetime-study/ Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

November 21, 2022 02:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Ron DeSantis Leading in 2024 Polls Following Significant Efforts by Ready for Ron

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Ready for Ron, the only credible independent group working to Draft Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to run for President, celebrated nearly six months of work that contributed to Governor DeSantis’s growing lead in several polls in key states – and will continue it’s successful DRAFT efforts. The advertising efforts, phone calls, petition, and grassroots campaign are helping generate significant lead s in Iowa, New Hampshire, Florida, and Georgia. Ready for Ron launched an advertising and grassroots mobilization effort in late May to help convince Ron DeSantis he has the support to win the Presidency in 2024. The PAC also filed a formal request (and later a lawsuit against) the Federal Election Commission to protect its right to share its supporter list with the candidate if he runs. Ready for Ron’s research by Impact Social which analyzes the online and social media discussion concerning Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump among swing voters shows Trump has lost most of the support among swing voters, and DeSantis is embraced by independents. The research (from more than 40,000 swing voters – likely the world’s largest focus group) also supports other polling that shows voters are favorably responding to the Ready for Ron call for him to run for President. In an op-ed entitled, “Even if Trump Could Win in 2024, Why Bother” conservative donor and free speech activist Shaun McCutcheon wrote, “Once you lose swing voters, it’s extremely difficult to get them back. Doing so isn’t impossible, especially for a man of such unique political prowess, but is it worth the time, money, and effort?” “If Election 2022 proved anything, it’s that DeSantis is the complete package: He is a true leader, seeing out the day-to-day roles and responsibilities that political leadership demands in good times and bad. DeSantis sticks to his principles — real, patriotic, American principles that don’t turn with the tide — but not at the expense of public service. DeSantis is not just a politician with savvy instincts; he is a public servant through and through,” wrote Ready for Ron Chief Political Strategist Ed Rollins in a November 10th op-ed in FoxNews.com. “DeSantis is not about ego or media hype; he is about results. That’s why Americans are ready for Ron to win the White House next.” Bob Carey, the leader of Veterans Ready for Ron, who led the effort to get petition signatures on Election Day stated, “Governor DeSantis knows how to rebuild and restore our military because he’s been part of it. He knows how to take care of our veterans because he is one. This veteran, and many more to follow, is proud to be part of these recruitment efforts. He is appealing to a broad cross-section of the electorate.” The leader of Students Ready for Ron, Dylan Dean said, “My generation is Ready for Ron to continue defending freedom and liberty - just as he has done in Florida – but on the national stage. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor DeSantis refused to kowtow to the radical Left, keeping the Sunshine State open for business and rejecting the impulse to impose onerous mask and vaccine mandates on citizens of the state. It revealed true bravery and respect for liberty, and that's why so many students like me are supporting him now.” “There is zero doubt that the efforts we are undertaking at Ready for Ron are making a difference, stated Gabriel Llanes, Ready for Ron Executive Director. “People have taken note of that leadership. Competence and professionalism shine through. And they will keep shining through in the years to come. Leading up to 2024, the only viable path for Republicans to win back the White House begins and ends with DeSantis – and we will continue to make this case to voters.” “We will continue fighting for everyone’s rights. We will continue fighting back against those at the FEC seeking to deny your freedoms. And we will continue fighting to draft Ron DeSantis, beat Joe Biden in 2024, and save America,” stated Dan Backer, legal counsel to Ready for Ron who filed the lawsuit against the FEC. “The polling proves our efforts are working, Americans are ready for Ron, and nothing will stand in their way — especially not the FEC.” Ready for Ron continues its TV and online advertising efforts to engage Americans to sign the petition at ReadyForRon.com to Draft Ron DeSantis to run in 2024. ### For more information or to schedule an interview with a ‘Ready for Ron’ spokesperson, please contact Dan Rene at 202-329-8357 or dan@readyforron.com. Contact Details Dan Rene +1 202-329-8357 dan@readyforron.com Company Website https://www.readyforron.com/

November 21, 2022 01:57 PM Eastern Standard Time

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As Iger Returns, Disney Must Focus on Vulnerabilities in China

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As The Walt Disney Company announced on Sunday the return of former executive chairman Robert Iger as interim CEO for two years, following the disastrous leadership of Robert Chapek – which drove share value down by 40% this year – a shareholder activist is calling upon the iconic Hollywood executive to scrutinize the company’s business in communist China. National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC), which earlier this year called Disney to account for its “complicity in China genocide” at its annual meeting, again will seek disclosure and transparency over its business activities in the far eastern nation with a shareholder proposal it has introduced for the company’s next meeting in March 2023. “We have our doubts about Bob Iger’s return and his willingness to reexamine the company’s relationship with the communist Chinese,” said Paul Chesser, director of NLPC’s Corporate Integrity Project. “After all, under his leadership he launched both the Shanghai and Hong Kong theme parks, and then gave majority control of Shanghai to a consortium of Chinese state-controlled companies. Now Shanghai Disney is locked down under the communists’ ‘Zero COVID’ policy and Hong Kong no longer operates with any semblance of freedom.” “Shareholders must get a better understanding of the further risks to stock value with the company’s entanglements with brutal dictators.” The text of NLPC’s proposal for a “Communist China Audit” report for Disney’s 2023 annual meeting follows: RESOLVED: Shareholders request that, beginning in 2023, The Walt Disney Company report annually to shareholders on the nature and extent to which corporate operations depend on, and are vulnerable to, Communist China, which is a serial human rights violator, a geopolitical threat, and an adversary to the United States. The report should exclude confidential business information but provide shareholders with a sense of the Company’s reliance on activities conducted within, and under control of, the Communist Chinese government. Supporting Statement: American companies doing business in Communist China is a controversial public policy issue. See, e.g., “Doing business in China is difficult. A clash over human rights is making it harder,” April 2, 2021, https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/02/business/nike-china-western-business-intl-hnk/index.html. The Walt Disney Company does business in – and relies on raw materials, finished products, broadcasts, entertainment venues, theme parks, labor and/or services from – entities in China. China is an established serial violator of human and political rights. China is also a hostile adversary of the U.S. for many reasons, including: — China intends to displace the U.S. as the lone global superpower by 2049; — The U.S. has committed to defend Taiwan, which China has militaristically asserted is part of its country and may attempt to seize by force; — U.S.-China relations are tense over a number of issues including China’s military expansion; egregious human rights violations; actions related to the COVID pandemic; intellectual property theft; relentless espionage; elimination of freedom in Hong Kong; and environmental pollution. China has also indicated that it would use its industrial capabilities for strategic purposes against adversaries. Many Chinese companies – which are ultimately under the control of the Communist government – are vulnerable to the U.S. Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act, do not adhere to basic auditing standards, and are therefore untrustworthy. China – and by extension the companies it controls – is also identified in the U.S. State Department’s 2022 Trafficking in Persons Report as a state sponsor of human trafficking. It is now subject to the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, which imposes strict verification of parts and products imported from China, that they are not generated from slave labor. Disney’s extensive ties to China breed reputational risk for the company also. For example, while the company funds groups that promote the interests of homosexual and transgender individuals, the Communist government persistently and vigorously cracks down on those forms of identity within its borders. A July 2022 joint statement from the leaders of the British and American domestic intelligence agencies warned that the Communist Chinese Party is the greatest threat to the international order. “We consistently see that it’s the Chinese government that poses the biggest long-term threat to our economic and national security, and by ‘our,’ I mean both of our nations, along with our allies in Europe and elsewhere,” said FBI Director Christopher Wray. Given the controversial, if not dangerous, nature of doing business in and with China, shareholders have the right to know the extent to which The Walt Disney Company’s business operations depend on Communist China. 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. 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