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Quest Diagnostics Support the American Heart Association HBCU Scholars

Quest Diagnostics

We are proud to support the  American Heart Association  HBCU Scholars. Congratulations to the 50 Scholars who completed this year’s program that concluded with a symposium showcasing their research. Read more about these future healthcare leaders:  http://spr.ly/6049z3TBh About  Quest Diagnostics empowers people to take action to improve health outcomes. Derived from the world's largest database of clinical lab results, our diagnostic insights reveal new avenues to identify and treat disease, inspire healthy behaviors and improve health care management. Quest annually serves one in three adult Americans and half the physicians and hospitals in the United States, and our nearly 50,000 employees understand that, in the right hands and with the right context, our diagnostic insights can inspire actions that transform lives.  View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from Quest Diagnostics on 3blmedia.com

May 20, 2022 10:01 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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PSE&G Shares Tips to Stay Safe, Save Energy and Save Money While Using Electricity

Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG)

NEWARK, N.J., May 20, 2022 /3BL Media/ — PSE&G and the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) are teaming up during National Electrical Safety Month to increase awareness about the dangers of electricity and how to prepare your home or business for safe and efficient energy use. Simple precautions such as not overloading electrical outlets, checking cords for visible damage, properly installing and maintaining appliances and using energy-efficient power strips can help customers avoid potentially dangerous situations. Whether you are a property owner or a renter, electrical safety should be a top priority. Awareness of electrical hazards is the key to reducing the staggering number of electrically-related home fires, injuries and deaths that occur every year. According to ESFI, roughly 3,300 home fires originate in extension cords and power strips each year, resulting in death and injuries.   The Consumer Product Safety Commission, using estimates from 2006 through 2008, says that major appliances caused more than 150,000 residential fires each year. Some older model appliances can become hazards if they are improperly installed or maintained. The most common appliance dangers are fire, electric shock and gas emissions. It is important to make sure your home or business is electrically safe, secure and efficient. Keep these important tips in mind to protect your home and workplace and help you use energy more efficiently. Learn about Electrical Safety Devices AFCI breakers and outlets protect against arc-faults which could lead to fires.   Grounded outlets protect against electric shocks.   GFCI outlets and breakers are required where water and electricity may come into contact and protect against ground faults. Prepare for Safe and Efficient Energy Use Surge protective devices Advanced power strips protect electronic equipment against dangerous and costly power surges and they prevent unnecessary power drain by plugged in devices that are not in use, eliminating phantom and standby power losses without having to unplug equipment.   Save money with PSE&G Marketplace instant rebates: You may be eligible to purchase a power strip for as little as $1 or up to $25 instant rebate on an advanced power strip.*   LED lightbulbs Stay cool to the touch and pose less of a fire and burn hazard than heat-generating lights like incandescent.   Save energy: LEDs use up to 90% less energy and last up to 25 times longer than traditional incandescent bulbs.   Save money with PSE&G Marketplace instant rebates: Upgrade just five of your most-used bulbs with LED lighting and save up to $45 per year. You may be eligible to purchase LED lightbulbs for as little as $0.13 each or save up to $15 off the purchase of an energy savings kit.*   Smart thermostats Save energy: Control your home's heating and cooling from anywhere.   Save energy and money with PSE&G Marketplace instant rebates: You may be eligible to purchase a smart thermostat for as low as $29 or receive up to $100 instant rebate on the purchase of a smart thermostat.*   ENERGY STAR® certified appliances Save money with Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® rebates and you could qualify for rebates up to $5,000† and you may be eligible for up to $15,000 in interest-free on-bill repayment to help you pay for your upgrades. Resources to Read and Share Stay safe at home: The ESFI understands electricity has become such a necessary part of our lives that we tend to take it for granted, but using it safely is vitally important. Stay safe near power lines and electric utility equipment: Do electric lines automatically shut off when they break during storms? If a power line falls on your car, are you safe because your car has rubber tires? Unfortunately, misinformation about electrical safety is rampant, and can be dangerous. We'd like to give you the straight scoop on electrical and power line safety. You can find more information and test your knowledge about electrical hazards here: pseg.com/safety. Save energy: Expert advice on improving your home's energy efficiency is available through PSE&G's Quick Home Energy Check-Up. PSE&G Energy Efficiency Programs for residential customers Homeenergy.pseg.com and business customers Bizsave.pseg.com. * PSE&G customers can visit † Up to $5,000 in rebates and energy savings depends on make and model of equipment selected and installed. Any savings are estimated and results may vary. PSE&G does not guarantee the amount of energy or money you may save by implementing the recommended changes. ### PSE&G Public Service Electric & Gas Co. (PSE&G) is New Jersey's oldest and largest gas and electric delivery public utility, serving three-quarters of the state's population. PSE&G is the winner of the ReliabilityOne Award for superior electric system reliability in the Mid-Atlantic region. In 2021, PSE&G was named the most trusted combined gas & electric utility in the East Region, by the Cogent Syndicated Brand Trust Index. PSE&G is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG), a diversified energy company. PSEG has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America for 14 consecutive years ( View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) on 3blmedia.com

May 20, 2022 03:31 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Why the Digital Transformation of Industries Is Creating a More Sustainable Future

Qualcomm

By Chris Stokel-Walker Three letters dominate business practice at present: ESG, or environmental, social and governance goals. The number of mentions of the environment in financial earnings has   doubled in the last five years, according to GlobalData: 600,000 companies mentioned the term in their annual or quarterly results last year. But meeting those ESG goals can be a challenge — one that businesses can’t and shouldn’t take lightly. Ahead of an exclusive fireside chat at Davos, Angela Baker, chief sustainability officer at Qualcomm, sat down with Protocol to speak about how best to achieve those targets and how Qualcomm thinks about its own sustainability strategy, net zero commitment, other ESG targets and more. Read the full interview View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from Qualcomm on 3blmedia.com

May 20, 2022 02:02 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Christensen Fund Awards $200,000 Grant to AISES

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., May 20, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Today AISES announces the Christensen Fund has awarded a $200,000 general operating support grant to widen Indigenous access to, and participation in, the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workforce, and grow sector support. "The Christensen Fund grant is making an incredible impact on STEM initiatives across the country,” said Sarah EchoHawk, AISES Chief Executive Officer. “By partnering with AISES in our diversity-focused work, we can enrich and enhance STEM pathways and opportunities for Indigenous populations. Specifically, this grant will support AISES in exploring how Indigenous values and knowledge informs STEM education to increase interest and persistence in STEM education and careers for Indigenous peoples.” “Christensen Fund joins AISES in breaking down barriers and building support that allows Indigenous people to overcome the inequities facing them in the pursuit of STEM education and careers,” said Carla Fredericks, Chief Executive Officer at The Christensen Fund. "By engaging networks and allies, in addition to its internal strategic ecosystem, AISES is highly motivated to advance racial equity in STEM. We join them in their efforts to strengthen relationships with tribes, especially those with significant workforce development strategies, and to grow AISES in the U.S. and Canada. Our mutual goal is to elevate the triumphs, lower the disappointments, and broaden the community to persist in science.” Michael Laverdure, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and AISES Board of Directors Chair said, “Many of the strategies AISES uses to bring Indigenous students from historically excluded backgrounds into STEM will be enhanced with the Christensen Fund grant. We will have a greater ability to reach more Indigenous students and professionals, create more inclusive environments in STEM, and build on and carry forward the benefits of scientific workforce diversity by supporting and building Indigenous talent in STEM.” About Christensen Fund The Christensen Fund is a private foundation founded in 1957. It is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization governed by an independent board of trustees. Christensen Fund works to support Indigenous people in advancing their inherent rights, dignity, and self-determination. Christensen Fund fulfills its mission guided by values of accountability, diversity, resilience, self-determination, solidarity, trust, and reciprocity. For more information, visit christensenfund.org. About AISES — Advancing Indigenous People in STEM   For 45 years, AISES has focused on substantially increasing the representation of Indigenous peoples of North America and the Pacific Islands in critically needed STEM disciplines. This robust nonprofit currently supports individual student and professional members across the U.S. and Canada through chartered college and university chapters, professional chapters, tribal chapters, and affiliated PK-12 schools. Members benefit from diverse STEM-focused programming that supports careers and promotes student success and workforce development in multiple crucial areas. To learn more visit aises.org. View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) on 3blmedia.com

May 20, 2022 02:01 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Tetra Pak Launches Pioneering Initiative To Help Restore Biodiversity and Mitigate the Effects of Climate Change

Tetra Pak

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, May 20, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Tetra Pak announces the launch of the pioneering land restoration initiative The Araucaria Conservation Programme in Brazil, marking the industry’s first nature-based restoration project. The ambition is to generate positive environmental, economic and social benefits for local communities and restore and protect biodiversity in the region. Developed in collaboration with Apremavi, a Brazilian NGO specialising in conservation and restoration projects since 1987, the initiative is set to restore at least 7,000 hectares over a period of ten years – equivalent to 9,800 football pitches – of the Atlantic Forest, one of the richest biomes and the second most endangered in the world. Originally, this rainforest covered 17 Brazilian states, but today only 12 per cent of its original area is preserved, putting thousands of species that do not exist elsewhere at risk. The Araucaria Conservation Programme will target an area of particular risk, the Forest of Araucarias, which today only has 3 per cent of its original area preserved. Forest restoration also plays a vital role in combating climate change, as trees absorb and store carbon dioxide as they grow. With forests currently responsible for absorbing 30% of all carbon emissions in the world, restoration projects like the one in the Atlantic Forest can have a significant impact on reducing the levels of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere and subsequently help reverse the effects of climate change. Julian Fox, Director Nature Programs, Tetra Pak, comments: "This initiative is our response to the United Nations challenge to make this the decade of ecosystem restoration. We are thrilled to be a lead partner of such a pioneering project, connecting a range of stakeholders and merging environmental restoration with carbon capture analysis to help mitigate climate change and recover biodiversity." In addition to a pilot restoring 80 hectares, the project’s first year will focus on mapping potential areas for restoration. After the validation of this initial phase, the model will be replicated on other rural properties over ten years across the 7,000 hectares of the Atlantic Forest, which bridges the states of Santa Catarina and Paraná. Tetra Pak will also certify a much broader territory under international voluntary carbon and biodiversity standards. The certification will measure carbon sequestration, meaning the project will play a key role in Tetra Pak’s commitment to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions in its operations by 2030. The aim is for this territory to reach up to 13.7 million hectares – an area the size of England - and encourage other organisations to join the initiative. Miriam Prochnow, Counselor and Co-Founder of Apremavi, adds: "Among the proposed methodologies are the planting of native seedlings, the ecological enrichment of secondary forests and natural regeneration. In the long run, the restored areas will be integrated into ecological corridors, contributing to reducing pressure on endangered animals such as the purple-breasted parrot and the pampas deer. These actions are fundamental for the protection of biodiversity, the restoration of soil quality and the maintenance of water availability in the region." The project will also help bring social and economic benefits to the area in the medium/long term, with hundreds of farmers and landowners having support to ensure their properties benefit from environmental legislation. Incentives are also in place to encourage landowners to become allies of the preservation of these areas in the long term. For example, farmers will be given the opportunity to diversify their income through the Payment for Environmental Services Programme, meaning they will be remunerated for land they restore linked to carbon credits, which is unprecedented in the country. Critical to realising these ambitions has been collaboration with Tetra Pak’s partners, which have the technical expertise necessary to drive forward the initiative. In addition to Apremavi, the initiative’s strategic partners include Conservation International and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) Brazil. Klabin, a leader in paper production for packaging in Brazil and a supplier for Tetra Pak, is also participating. Fox concludes: “This multi-faceted project demonstrates the complexity of addressing the climate challenge and how vital it is that stakeholders from across the value chain work together. We’re proud to be joining forces with industry experts to bring to life this industry-first nature-based initiative.” Media contacts Lucia Freschi Tetra Pak Email: Lucia.freschi@tetrapak.com View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from Tetra Pak on 3blmedia.com

May 20, 2022 01:31 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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National Association of Water Companies Hosts White House, Other Experts for Cybersecurity Symposium

National Association of Water Companies

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2022 /3BL Media/ - As cybersecurity risks and threats continue to grow and become more sophisticated, the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) brought industry experts, regulators and federal partners together this week to discuss best practices and solutions as part of its 2022 Cybersecurity Symposium. “Access to safe and reliable water that is affordable cannot be accomplished with water quality assessments and infrastructure investments alone,” said Robert F. Powelson, president and CEO of NAWC. “Comprehensive cybersecurity strategies must continue to evolve and support the development of effective policies that encourage more collaboration between the energy, water and gas sectors through cross-training, grid exercises and information sharing.” NAWC has represented the companies that 73 million Americans trust to engineer solutions that deliver safe, reliable and affordable water since 1895. More than 90 percent of NAWC members have a cybersecurity plan in place. The day included a keynote address by Elke Sobieraj, the director for critical infrastructure cybersecurity at the National Security Council as well as a fireside chat with cybersecurity expert Norma Krayem, the vice president and chair of the cybersecurity and data privacy practice group at Van Scoyoc Associates, hosted by NPR’s Jenna McLaughlin, the national radio network’s cybersecurity correspondent. NAWC was live tweeting from the event, highlighting the discussions between cybersecurity experts including those from utility regulatory commissions, member companies, the American Water Works Association, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. “It’s only through understanding how the risks and threats continue to grow and become more sophisticated that we can continue to make the proactive changes to address cybersecurity across the entire drinking water sector,” Powelson said. “Now it is our jobs to take the vast amount of information from today and act on it. After all, it is the surest path to a resilient water grid that is able to protect the communities we serve.” # # # Contact: Jenn Kocher – jenn@nawc.com or 717-574-6872 (cell) View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from National Association of Water Companies on 3blmedia.com

May 20, 2022 01:01 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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New Report Shows 85 Percent of All Permanent Olympic Venues Still in Use

International Olympic Committee

Ninety-two percent of permanent venues used for the Olympic Games in the 21st century, and 85 per cent of all permanent Olympic venues since 1896 remain in use, creating wide-ranging benefits for residents in Olympic host cities and regions. This number was revealed today by a new report from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), released at the IOC Session held remotely from Lausanne. The report – “ Over 125 years of Olympic venues: post-Games use ” – is the first-ever official inventory of the post-Games use of 817 permanent and 106 temporary Olympic venues across 51 Games editions, from the Olympic Games Athens 1896 through to the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. The accompanying Executive Summary highlights the key conclusions of the research, while connecting the past with the future. It shows that, of the 817 permanent venues, some 85 per cent are still in use, a proportion that rises to 92 per cent for the 206 permanent venues used in the 21st century. The report was compiled through data collection and wide stakeholder consultation, including venue owners/operators, legacy entities, city/regional governments and National Olympic Committees. It has been assured by KPMG, which is a third party, according to the audit standard ISAE 3000. “This report is a very impressive testimony to the legacy that the Olympic Games create in the host cities and regions,” said Christophe Dubi, IOC Olympic Games Executive Director. “We are thrilled to see that the overwhelming majority of Olympic venues continue to offer sports competition and training opportunities at elite and grassroots levels, while creating health and social benefits in past Olympic hosts. With the IOC’s focus on sustainability and legacy, the lessons from the past are more important than ever. By looking at the post-Games trajectory of Olympic venues, we wanted to better understand the likelihood of their continued use. This will help us ensure that future Olympic Games continue to create even more sustainable legacies for their hosts, responding to their long-term sustainable development needs.” Out of the 32 permanent venues used at the Olympic Games Athens 2004, for example, 75 per cent remain in use. This percentage rises to 83 for Sapporo 1972 (out of 12 permanent venues used), 93 per cent for Rio 2016 (out of 28 permanent venues used), 94 per cent for Barcelona 1992 (out of 35 permanent venues used), and 100 per cent for Vancouver 2010 (out of 12 permanent venues used) and Salt Lake City 2002 (also out of 12 permanent venues used). Other key findings of the report include: The percentage of new permanent venues (i.e. those built for the Games) and existing permanent venues (i.e. those which already existed when the host city/territory was selected to host the Games) that are still in use is similar (87 and 83 per cent respectively); 87 per cent of the complex venues, such as stadiums, Olympic Villages, swimming pools, velodromes, ski jumping hills, sliding centres and ice hockey stadiums, are still in use; The proportion of temporary venues has evolved over time. These account for 16 (early 20th century), 9 (mid-20th century), 7 (late 20th century), and 14 per cent (21st century) of venues respectively. Of the 15 per cent of permanent venues not in use, the majority were unbuilt or demolished for a variety of reasons: some reached their end of life, some were destroyed during a period of war or in accidents, while others gave way to new urban development projects. Only 35 venues – or 4 per cent of all 817 permanent venues – are closed, inactive or abandoned. Long-term benefits Besides generating data on post-Games venue use, the report has offered several other insights. These include the fact that Olympic venues provide more long-term benefits when they are adapted for multiple uses, including both sports and non-sports events such as concerts and festivals. Used for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of Los Angeles 1932, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum hosted the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and track and field events when the city staged the Olympic Games for a second time in 1984. The stadium has provided the setting for two Super Bowls, several World Series baseball matches and four US Olympic track and field trials. It will be used again when the Games return to Los Angeles in 2028. First used at the Olympic Winter Games Sarajevo 1984, and rebuilt after the civil war in the mid-1990s, the city’s Olympic Hall – later renamed the Juan Antonio Samaranch Olympic Hall – continues to offer a wide range of sporting and cultural events. Local communities play up to 17 different sports there, from tennis and football to skating, bowling and pistol shooting. It also hosts concerts, trade shows and conferences. Host to the biathlon, cross-country skiing and Nordic combined competitions at Lillehammer 1994, the Birkebeineren Ski Stadium’s 27km of cross-country trails and 9km of biathlon trails are still used extensively. They have hosted several FIS Cross-Country World Cup, Biathlon World Cup and Nordic Combined World Cup events. During the summer, they are popular with walkers, joggers, mountain bikers and roller skiers. The London Aquatics Centre, which hosted swimming, diving, artistic swimming and modern pentathlon events at London 2012, was reconfigured after the Games to ensure its long-term use and sustainability. Today, the venue is widely used for community sport, leisure and recreation. More than 50 schools use it for lessons, with 300 students benefitting from the venue every day. In total, 3,500 swimmers and 600 divers are estimated to visit the Centre every week. Adapting to the future In line with its strategic roadmap, Olympic Agenda 2020 and Olympic Agenda 2020+5, the IOC is changing its approach to organising the Games so that Olympic venues can become even more sustainable in the future. As part of Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOC now requires Olympic organisers to make the most of existing and temporary venues, and to build new ones only when there is a proven long-term need. New materials and technologies allow increased use of temporary facilities, thus reducing emissions from construction, for example. “Olympic hosts now have more flexibility to design the Games so that they meet the long-term development plans of a city or region,” said Marie Sallois, IOC Director for Corporate and Sustainable Development. “Today, it is the Games that adapt to their host and not the other way around.” Upcoming editions of the Games Paris 2024 and Milano Cortina 2026 have reduced their planned construction so that new venues will account for, respectively, just 5 and 7 per cent of the venues used. And with a wealth of world-class assets at its disposal, Los Angeles will host the Olympic Games in 2028 without building a single new permanent venue. ### The International Olympic Committee is a not-for-profit, civil, non-governmental, international organisation made up of volunteers which is committed to building a better world through sport. It redistributes more than 90 per cent of its income to the wider sporting movement, which means that every day the equivalent of USD 4.2 million goes to help athletes and sports organisations at all levels around the world. ### For more information, please contact the IOC Media Relations Team: Tel: +41 21 621 6000, email: pressoffice@olympic.org, or visit our web site at www.ioc.org. Broadcast quality footage The IOC Newsroom: http://iocnewsroom.com/ Videos YouTube: www.youtube.com/iocmedia Photos For an extensive selection of photos available shortly after each event, please follow us on Flickr. To request archive photos and footage, please contact our Images team at: images@olympic.org. Social media For up-to-the-minute information on the IOC and regular updates, please follow us on Twitter and YouTube. View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from International Olympic Committee on 3blmedia.com

May 20, 2022 12:51 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Mondelez Celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Mondelēz International

We are proud to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with our colleagues this month. Jie Cheng, VP & Global Head of e-Commerce & DTC, shares what Asian Leadership means to her: "A strong leader who communicates a clear vision and is able to mobilize a team or organization around this vision and does this with integrity, openness and empathy." Learn more about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Mondelēz.   About Mondelēz International Mondelēz International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDLZ) empowers people to snack right in over 150 countries around the world. With 2019 net revenues of approximately $26 billion, MDLZ is leading the future of snacking with iconic global and local brands such as OREO, belVita and LU biscuits; Cadbury Dairy Milk, Milka and Toblerone chocolate; Sour Patch Kids candy and Trident gum. Mondelēz International is a proud member of the Standard and Poor’s 500, Nasdaq 100 and Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Visit www.mondelezinternational.com or follow the company on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDLZ. View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from Mondelēz International on 3blmedia.com

May 20, 2022 12:36 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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DuPont Sustainability Report: Robert Gray, DuPont Climate Strategist

DuPont

What is your vision of sustainability for DuPont? I want DuPont to be the partner of choice for our customers by meeting or exceeding our 2030 sustainability goals. We have come a long way and I see increasing connectivity to creating value for our customers through our own sustainable actions. I am excited about the potential for collaboration along the value chain and this will be critical for success in Scope 3. It’s clear that organizations that embrace sustainability will be more successful than those that aren’t going forward.  DuPont has strong core values; how do they enhance and advance our sustainability goals? Environment, health, safety, and respect for people have long been part of our company’s core values so the linkage with our sustainability goals is natural and well understood by our employees, customers, and other stakeholders. I believe this consistency lends credibility and will strengthen and accelerate our performance. What are you most proud of in 2021? I am proud of the progress we’ve made in both solidifying our plan to meet our 2030 climate goals and results we are beginning to see. What seemed aspirational at first, now has clear progress and pathways to long term success with key decisions and choices well defined. And we have leadership support to make it happen. What excites you about the future? More than ever, I believe tackling climate change is achievable. It requires education, innovation, and fortitude—but it is achievable and that is good news for all! I also believe that DuPont is thinking creatively, beyond our 2030 goals to how we can make the world even better. That aligns with our company purpose and makes my job both compelling and rewarding. Read the full report here. View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from DuPont on 3blmedia.com

May 20, 2022 12:16 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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