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Mondelez Spotlights Zero Waste at Oslo Airport

Mondelēz International

Our Mondelez WTR team recently implemented Mondelēz International’s first-ever zero waste activation at Oslo Airport with one of the duty-free channel’s leading retailers Gebr. Heinemann. The umbrella concept puts the spotlight on our Cocoa Life program for our consumers, featuring travel’s number one chocolate brand, Toblerone, and popular Nordic chocolate brands Daim and Freia. Read more about how we are emphasizing sustainable sourcing for our consumer and pioneering innovative sustainable design concepts. View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from Mondelēz International on 3blmedia.com

December 03, 2021 01:31 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Illumina Ranked #2 on Newsweek's America's Most Responsible Companies 2022 List

Illumina

We are delighted that Illumina is the top ranked Healthcare and Life Science company and #2 overall on Newsweek’s America’s Most Responsible Companies 2022 list, which recognizes top-performing companies that are making a difference through their environmental, social and governance actions. This recognition highlights our growing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program and our dedication to making a positive impact on humanity, both through our technology, and through our actions. Our continued commitment to environmental sustainability, philanthropic efforts, employee engagement, and CSR reporting led to our strong ranking against 2000 of the largest publicly-traded companies in the United States.   View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from Illumina on 3blmedia.com

December 03, 2021 01:16 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Millions Celebrate The Annual Christmas Lottery In Spain With The Game "Hidden Image"

Party Casino

The Extraordinary Christmas Draw in Spain has the largest jackpot in the world Last year's total jackpot amounted to almost € 2.5 billion Players are invited to find the El Gordo ticket in the lottery ticket image PartyCasino has launched a new game where players have to locate the Spanish Christmas lottery ticket - also known as El Gordo - among a sea of ​​other lottery tickets from around the world. Generally regarded as the largest lottery game in the world, the Spanish Christmas Draw is held annually on December 22, and involves millions of Spaniards, often purchasing multiple tickets for friends and family as a Christmas gift. Tickets have been on sale since July. Last year the total prize pool was € 2.4 billion, with a top prize of € 4 million, but since the raffle rules are so complex and people can buy multiple tickets with the same numbers, it is almost impossible to calculate how many players have won a share of the total pot. To see the correct location of the hidden El Gordo tenth in the image, visit the PartyCasino site at https://www.partycasino.es/es/blog/lograste-dedcubrir-el-boleto-escondido/ To download the image in high resolution, click here. Contact Details Intelligiants Ltd J Cain media@intelligiants.com Company Website https://www.partycasino.es/es

December 03, 2021 01:05 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Vistra Launches Green Finance Framework

Vistra

IRVING, Texas, December 3, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Vistra (NYSE: VST) announced the publication of its Green Finance Framework, supported by a second-party opinion from V.E (formerly Vigeo Eiris), part of Moody's ESG Solutions. The Framework allows Vistra to issue green financial instruments to fund new or existing projects that support renewable energy and energy efficiency, as defined in the Framework, with alignment to the company's environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategy. Vistra is actively engaged in the global effort to mitigate the impacts of climate change through the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions across business activities and the transformation of the company's power generation fleet. Through the announced retirement of the majority of its coal plants and investments in carbon-free resources and new technologies, Vistra will continue progressing towards its target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. "Vistra's Green Finance Framework reflects our commitment to combat climate change and strengthens our investment strategy," said Curt Morgan, Vistra's chief executive officer. "Investing in our attractive retail and zero-carbon businesses with cost-efficient capital is a key priority for Vistra. We expect to grow Vistra Zero, our zero-carbon generation portfolio, to more than 5,000 MW of renewables and storage assets by 2026, in addition to our 2,300 MW nuclear facility, supporting the broader energy transition of the nation, maintaining the reliability and affordability of electricity, and enhancing the long-term sustainability of the company." Vistra Zero, already has a robust and growing pipeline of carbon-free renewables and battery storage, including:  Over 2,800 MW1 of zero-carbon generation online  Nearly 2,000 MW of solar or battery storage under construction or in development  More than 3,000 MW of zero-carbon assets in the development pipeline The Framework, which is aligned with the four core components of the ICMA's Green Bond Principles 2021 and the LMA's Green Loan Principles 2021, supports further investments in these projects and promotes Vistra's transition to clean energy. The Framework and corresponding second-party opinion can both be found  here. (1) Includes Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant in addition to solar and battery storage facilities. About Vistra Vistra (NYSE: VST) is a leading, Fortune 275 integrated retail electricity and power generation company based in Irving, Texas, providing essential resources for customers, commerce, and communities. Vistra combines an innovative, customer-centric approach to retail with safe, reliable, diverse, and efficient power generation. The company brings its products and services to market in 20 states and the District of Columbia, including six of the seven competitive wholesale markets in the U.S. and markets in Canada and Japan, as well. Serving nearly 4.3 million residential, commercial, and industrial retail customers with electricity and natural gas, Vistra is one of the largest competitive residential electricity providers in the country and offers over 50 renewable energy plans. The company is also the largest competitive power generator in the U.S., with a capacity of approximately 39,000 megawatts powered by a diverse portfolio, including natural gas, nuclear, solar, and battery energy storage facilities. In addition, Vistra is a large purchaser of wind power. The company owns and operates a 400-MW/1,600-MWh battery energy storage system in Moss Landing, California, the largest of its kind in the world. Vistra is guided by four core principles: we do business the right way, we work as a team, we compete to win, and we care about our stakeholders, including our customers, our communities where we work and live, our employees, and our investors. Learn more about our environmental, social, and governance efforts and read the company's sustainability report at  https://www.vistracorp.com/sustainability/. Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements The information presented herein includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements, which are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the industry and markets in which Vistra Corp. ("Vistra") operates and beliefs of and assumptions made by Vistra's management, involve risks and uncertainties, which are difficult to predict and are not guarantees of future performance, that could significantly affect the financial results of Vistra. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, that are presented herein, or in response to questions or otherwise, that address activities, events or developments that may occur in the future, including such matters as activities related to our financial or operational projections, the potential impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our results of operations, financial condition and cash flows, projected synergy, value lever and net debt targets, capital allocation, capital expenditures, liquidity, projected Adjusted EBITDA to free cash flow conversion rate, dividend policy, business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, future acquisitions or dispositions, development or operation of power generation assets, market and industry developments and the growth of our businesses and operations (often, but not always, through the use of words or phrases, or the negative variations of those words or other comparable words of a future or forward-looking nature, including, but not limited to: "intends," "plans," "will likely," "unlikely," "believe," "confident", "expect," "seek," "anticipate," "estimate," "continue," "will," "shall," "should," "could," "may," "might," "predict," "project," "forecast," "target," "potential," "goal," "objective," "guidance" and "outlook"), are forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Although Vistra believes that in making any such forward-looking statement, Vistra's expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, any such forward-looking statement involves uncertainties and risks that could cause results to differ materially from those projected in or implied by any such forward-looking statement, including, but not limited to: (i) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions (including changes in interest rates) or changes in political conditions or federal or state laws and regulations; (ii) the ability of Vistra to execute upon its contemplated strategic, capital allocation, performance, and cost-saving initiatives and to successfully integrate acquired businesses; (iii) actions by credit ratings agencies; (iv) the severity, magnitude and duration of pandemics, including the COVID-19 pandemic, and the resulting effects on our results of operations, financial condition and cash flows; (v) the severity, magnitude and duration of extreme weather events (including Winter Storm Uri), contingencies and uncertainties relating thereto, most of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control, and the resulting effects on our results of operations, financial condition and cash flows; and (vi) those additional risks and factors discussed in reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by Vistra from time to time, including the uncertainties and risks discussed in the sections entitled "Risk Factors" and "Forward-Looking Statements" in Vistra's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 and any subsequently filed quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. Any forward-looking statement speaks only at the date on which it is made, and except as may be required by law, Vistra will not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which it is made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible to predict all of them; nor can Vistra assess the impact of each such factor or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Disclaimers This press release and the Framework do not constitute or form part of, and should not be construed as, an offer to purchase or an invitation to sell securities of Vistra (or its subsidiaries) or the solicitation of an offer to purchase securities of Vistra, and nothing contained herein or therein shall form the basis of or be relied on in connection with any contract or commitment. Any decision to purchase any securities of Vistra should be made solely on the basis of the information to be contained in the offering documents produced in connection with the offering of such securities. SOURCE Vistra Corp. View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from Vistra on 3blmedia.com

December 03, 2021 12:06 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Putting Sustainability at the Heart of Business

The Consumer Goods Forum

For this month’s episode, host Louise Chester speaks to Sylvie Nicol, Chief Human Resources Officer at Henkel. Sylvie, who is responsible for sustainability at Board level at the company, is perfectly placed to share Henkel’s key priorities and projects to drive progress on sustainability. View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from The Consumer Goods Forum on 3blmedia.com

December 03, 2021 12:01 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Holiday Hosting Made Simple

YourUpdateTV

A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/HPGLegjpG08 This year more than 53-million people are expected to head out and spend time with friends and family. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Mia Syn shares her tips for those taking on the hosting gig and setting the scene for all the fun, food, and festivities. PLAN THE MENU AHEAD OF TIME: As restrictions continue to lift, many Americans are catching up in person with extended family and friends. Syn admits hosting can feel stressful at times, especially after close to two years off, saying, “That’s why I recommend planning the menu ahead of time, including main dishes, drinks, desserts, and the overall presentation.” The Registered Dietician Nutritionist suggests kicking things off with an overflowing charcuterie board filled with a mixture of colors, textures, and flavors, including a variety of cheeses, meats, and lots of veggies. Syn says to make sure to include almonds, adding, “One of my favorites is Blue Diamond’s Wasabi & Soy Sauce Almonds. They have a kick and a salty, sweet finish. I also like the Honey Roasted Almonds for a sweet flavor with a hint of salt.” She also points to one holiday staple that helps make every gathering a success — eggnog. One brand she turns to is Almond Breeze Almondmilk Nog, calling it the perfect dairy-free version of the classic holiday beverage with the same creamy taste of traditional eggnog. “Having a few cartons of Almond Breeze Almondmilk Nog on hand will make holiday entertaining a breeze,” says Syn. These products are available at grocery stores nationwide. Consumers can also use Blue Diamond’s product locator tool to find a nearby store. https://www.bluediamond.com/ Facebook: @BlueDiamondAlmonds / @AlmondBreeze Instagram: @bluediamond / @almondbreeze Twitter: @bluediamond / @almondbreeze KEEP DESSERTS TOP OF MIND: A menu would not be complete without dessert. It may be a surprise, but Syn is a self-proclaimed “desserts girl,” saying, “They might show up last on the menu, but they’re always top of my mind.” Pies are synonymous with the holiday season, whether apple, pecan, or pumpkin, and she turns to one brand to top them with added flavor. “Reddi-wip is a delicious whipped topping to have on hand for all of your favorite desserts. What you might not know is that there are a variety of options for various tastes and dietary preferences, all with creamy, tasty flavor,” adds Syn. As a dietitian, she really likes Reddi-wip Zero Sugar. It’s a great option for anyone hosting keto-friendly guests or those wanting to cut back on added sugar. It’s made with real cream and has 0 grams of sugar per-serving. Syn also turns to the brands vegan or dairy-free options. Reddi-wip offers two non-dairy varieties in coconut and almond. Both have the creaminess without the added dairy. Shoppers can find Reddi-wip at retailers nationwide. https://www.reddiwip.com/ Facebook: @ReddiWip Instagram: @Reddiwip Twitter: @RealReddiWip STOP DOING DISHES: The Registered Dietician Nutritionist, says that planning the food, fun and festivities can be exciting, but the cleanup is often taxing and requires a lot of time. She says her final holiday hosting tip is sure to shock. “Stop doing dishes! No one likes it, and it takes time away from being with your family and friends. Instead enjoy the holiday experience,” she adds. This time of year is often busy and should be spent on special traditions, making new memories, and being with the ones you love. Syn says The Chinet® brand can help make cleanup easier so partygoers can spend more time with your family. The Chinet Classic® products are made for what’s on your menu — whether main dishes, like a roast turkey, prime rib roast, or an old-fashioned ham with brown sugar and mustard glaze, or the Chinet Crystal® products, that add a fancy touch to meals, perfect for a pork tenderloin, seared duck or scallops, or lamb with garlic and rosemary. The best part, adds Syn, “The Chinet brand helps remove all the hassle of cleanup. When you’re done eating dinner or dessert, you throw everything away and have all that extra time for family fun.” For more information, go to mychinet.com. Facebook: Facebook.com/mychinet Instagram: Instagram.com/mychinet Twitter: Twitter.com/mychinet About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

December 03, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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How to Figure Out Medicare and Choose the Right Plan

YourUpdateTV

Choosing a Medicare plan can feel overwhelming. Ten thousand baby boomers age into Medicare everyday with questions about getting the right, affordable healthcare coverage and finding a Medicare plan that fits their needs. Recently, Keira Krausz, the Chief Marketing Officer at ClearMatch™ Medicare, part of HealthPlanOne, teamed with YourUpdateTV on a satellite media tour to share tips on how to make this year’s Medicare enrollment less confusing. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/58vAvLAhVyIQ For nearly 63 million Medicare beneficiaries or individuals turning 65 who need affordable health plan coverage, Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period is here, and it will end in December 7 th. Choosing a Medicare plan can feel overwhelming. According to a recent survey, 58 percent of Medicare members say they don’t look forward to reviewing their Medicare plan, with 23 percent of people sharing that reviewing their plan is as delightful as having a colonoscopy. In 2019, 71 percent of Medicare beneficiaries said they didn’t compare plans during the open enrollment period, according to a Kaiser study published last month. Not comparing plans is a missed opportunity – because each year plans and benefits change – it’s important for individuals to compare their options, and a broker like ClearMatch™ Medicare can easily provide you a simple comparison of best plans. ClearMatch™ Medicare is committed to “de-complexify” Medicare for customers across the country. They match each customer with the right plan at the right place to deliver better health and peace of mind. The company can support customers throughout their Medicare journey, with a focus on the long-term. ClearMatch agents guide customers at every step of the way, from identifying and enrolling in a plan to reviewing coverage each year to make sure customers get all the benefits they deserve. To learn more about this year’s Medicare’s Annual Enrollment period and ClearMatch™ Medicare, go to: clearmatchmedicare.com About Keira Krausz: An award-winning Direct-to-Consumer marketer, Krausz has spent her career focused on the melding of data-driven analytics and compelling creative. Krausz led the launch of the ClearMatch™ Medicare brand. The brand’s purpose is to match each customer with a Medicare plan that delivers the benefits the customer is entitled to, to support better health and deliver peace of mind. The company expects potential customers will benefit from its digital content and then leverage a hybrid approach – an ecommerce platform plus a licensed ClearMatch™ Medicare insurance agent – to gain a solid understanding of options and enroll in a plan. ClearMatch™ Medicare agents, supported by the company, then will build a long-term relationship with each customer to ensure satisfaction. From 2013-2018 Krausz was the CMO and EVP of Nutrisystem, Inc., where her team reversed a seven-year decline and returned the company to sustained growth, to nearly double revenue and quadruple EBITDA. Prior to Nutrisystem, Krausz held leadership positions at Time Inc. and the Reader’s Digest Association, Inc. Krausz attended Cornell University as an undergraduate and has an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College. About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

December 03, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Fuel Change with Your Choice at the Pump

YourUpdateTV

When it comes to saving the environment, small changes can make a big impact. Using more biofuels is a simple change that can change everything. It not only benefits the earth but also saves you money at the pump. Recently, Emily Skor, CEO of Growth Energy, teamed with YourUpdateTV on a satellite media tour to talk about the benefits of biofuels. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/baI4YTFNrjY With gas prices on the rise and holiday travel around the corner, drivers across America are looking for every opportunity to save money at the fuel pump. Many consumers today are also looking for ways that they can make a positive impact on the environment – and selecting fuel blended with biofuels, like plant-based ethanol, is a simple change anyone can make to benefit the earth. Ethanol is a simple solution toward a greener today that also provides families with the best value at the pump. Drivers with cars made in the last twenty years can see even greater savings with higher blends of ethanol like E15 – a 15% ethanol blend, also known to consumers at the pump as Unleaded88. Across the 30 states where Unleaded88 is available, it consistently sells on average up 10 cents below the price for regular gasoline – even amid this current fuel crisis. Biofuels like plant-based ethanol can reduce carbon emissions by 46% compared to traditional gasoline. And if all American drivers switched from Unleaded87 (E10) to Unleaded88 (E15), that would save consumers even more --to the tune of $12.2 billion annually in fuel costs – while reducing carbon emissions equivalent to removing nearly 4 million cars off the road each year. If you’re ready to make a simple choice toward cleaner air and more savings in your pocket, visit GetBiofuel.com or use GasBuddy to find your nearest Unleaded 88 location. About Emily Skor: Emily Skor joined Growth Energy as CEO in May 2016. She leads the country’s premiere ethanol trade association, representing 91 producers, 92 innovative businesses that support biofuel production, and ethanol supporters around the country who work to bring consumers cleaner and more affordable fuel choices at the pump. About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

December 03, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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DOGTV Launches First Original Program for Pet Owners, “Paws for Love”

DOGTV

DOGTV is premiering its first programming geared toward pet owners with a new docuseries that begins December 9. “Paws for Love” is a show that follows Nashville couple Sean and Christina Conlon — and their golden retriever therapy dog Nash — who sold 90 percent of their possessions to begin a quest to travel around America helping others through therapy dogs. In the Fall of 2019, they went through training and certifying Nash as a therapy dog. Immediately, they started serving around the Nashville area in schools, fire stations, and police stations. They saw people light up around Nash in a genuine and unique way, and knew therapy work was exactly what they were meant to be doing as a family. But once COVID hit, everything came to a screeching halt. Sean and Christina couldn’t serve with Nash any longer, but they knew they had to do something. So they launched Nashies, a single ingredient dog treat company that financially supports therapy dog organizations across the United States. However, they realized it wasn’t just a financial problem these organizations were facing in the pandemic, it was an awareness problem. And in a time where the world needed therapy dogs more than ever, they felt called to do something bigger and more hands-on. In late 2020, they sold 90 percent of their stuff, got an RV, and started traveling the U.S. on the @PawsForLove Tour, volunteering with Nash and creating positive, encouraging content to share on their social media that brings a smile to people’s faces. “We heard very clearly that we needed to shine a bright spotlight on the incredible work that these therapy dog organizations do day in and day out for our communities,” said Sean Conlon. “The reality is that every single one of us needs more love and compassion than we ever have before, and there’s a lot we can learn a lot from our canine companions. And we reacted by doing the only thing we could think to do because of how strongly we felt about this calling. “We sold 90 percent of our worldly possessions because we knew it would take money to accomplish this mission, and we knew it couldn’t wait, so we just started selling our stuff. What we began to realize is the stuff in our life was simply a weight that was holding us back, and was just sitting there idle. But we knew if we could turn that stuff into something that could impact others, we would happily part with it,” he said. The couple embarked on a 15-city tour starting in January 2021. “Paws for Love” tracks their journey through 10 weekly 30-minute shows starting on December 9, with new episodes every Thursday. Beke Lubeach, General Manager and Chief Marketing Officer of DOGTV, said the show is an ideal and entertaining foray into new territory for the network. “This is an incredible series that tells a wonderful story about the dedication of Christina and Sean to improving people’s lives,” she said. “We thought this was the perfect opportunity to expand the impact of DOGTV by telling their story as the first programming we have provided for pet owners. We look forward to sharing ‘Paws for Love’ with the DOGTV family over the coming months.” DOGTV will donate $1 per view of Episode 1 of “Paws For Love” up to $5,000 to the Alliance of Therapy Dogs Junior Handler Program. The program is aimed at educating the younger generations on the benefits of volunteering with their dogs so that they can learn early and have a life of service. Alliance of Therapy Dogs provides testing, certification, registration, support, and insurance for members who volunteer with dogs to visit hospitals, special needs centers, schools, nursing homes, and other facilities and events in their communities. Alliance of Therapy Dogs is a network of caring volunteers who are willing to share our special canines to bring smiles and joy to people, young and old alike across the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada. DOGTV is planning on rolling out new series for pet parents to watch on a quarterly basis over the next year — marking the first time the channel has aired television format shows for people. DOGTV is now available in the US, Mexico, Brazil, Portugal and S. Korea via cable and satellite providers and Direct To Consumer through their app available on Roku, AppleTV, Amazon FireTV, iOS and Android devices everywhere. The channel also has a robust online and social media presence as well. DOGTV’s approach toward pet enrichment is based on more than 60 scientific studies. The channel’s content is focused on behavior and how visual stimuli can impact it, ways to help dogs counter anxiety and stimulation and enrichment through music and sound. About DOGTV DOGTV is a 24/7 channel with programs scientifically developed to provide the right company for dogs when left alone. Through years of research by some of the world’s top pet experts, special content was created to meet specific attributes of a dog’s sense of vision and hearing and supports their natural behavior patterns. The result: a confident, happy dog, who’s less likely to develop stress, separation anxiety or other related problems. To learn more about DOGTV or follow us on social media, please visit: Website: www.dogtv.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dogtv Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dogtv/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/DOGTVWORLD NOTE: Interviews available with the Conlons — please contact Tom Evans to schedule Contact Details Tom Evans +1 602-448-5483 tevans@onadvertising.com

December 03, 2021 11:46 AM Eastern Standard Time

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