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Shop the Hottest Jewelry Trends for The Holidays

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/6_rpbsyq4eY Jewelry will be at the top of many holiday shopping lists as the gift that gives year-round. If you are thinking about giving the gift of jewelry you might be wondering, where do you start, what are the hottest trends, what is the gift that she is sure to love and how do I stay in the know and get the best value and style? On December 14 th, Anna De Souza – Beauty & Lifestyle Expert Journalist, conducted a nationwide media tour discussing holiday jewelry trends that will turn heads as well as offer product demonstrations. Unlike many other retailers struggling with inventory challenges, this season's most desired jewelry styles are in stock and ready to gift at Kay, Zales, Jared and Banter by Piercing Pagoda. You can get your gold and diamond gifts fast by shopping in store, with buy online and pick up at your local store or getting Same Day Delivery service to your home in select areas! You can also connect live with their Jewelry Experts in person or virtually and they'll help you find the perfect gift, but I hope I can help with that today, too! Top trends that Anna discussed included: The best gift to give HIM this holiday: Men’s jewelry is really hot right now, everything from statement watches like a Tag Heuer watch from Jared, to gold chains and diamond link bracelets from KAY and diamond studs from Banter by Piercing Pagoda that sit a little higher on the ear, really a thoughtful piece that makes a major statement. Diamond necklaces and earrings always make great gifts Look for beautiful necklaces you can stack shorter and longer. You always need some classic bling and a sapphire choker from Zales and sparkling diamond tennis necklace from Jared definitely do this nicely! Hoops are a HOT trend too! Yellow gold hoops are versatile and amust have, always a great place to start gifting with these styles from KAY. And for a romantic gift she’s sure to love, newest take on the hoop with a Vera Wang multi-hoop style from Zales. Shopping for diamonds for either anniversary or commitment jewelry: For a twist on a classic anniversary band, this Monique Lhuillier Bliss ring at KAY with round and pear-shaped diamonds. And keeping with the layering trend of the year, stacking multiple delicate and bold rings of different colors of metal really creates a gorgeous statement, and of course, you can also elevate your engagement ring with Jared’s lab-created diamonds, it’s a modern approach to classic jewelry! The Forever Connected necklace is also a must have with two touching center diamonds symbolizing those forever connected by love and is a gorgeous gift for her from KAY! For more information, go online or visit your local jewelry store by Kay, Zales, Jared and Banter by Piercing Pagoda. 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 16, 2021 05:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Theorem Expands LinkedIn Offering, Providing New Creative Optimization Packages

Theorem Inc

Theorem, a full-scale flexible digital media and marketing services provider and LinkedIn Marketing Partner, is expanding its LinkedIn offering. Stemming from years of success working with LinkedIn, Theorem’s new Creative Optimization packages include an immersive audit of digital channels to develop original concepts for social campaigns and multiple waves of social posts campaigns that are fully optimized for peak performance. As a certified LinkedIn Marketing Partner since 2018, Theorem provides clients with a suite of digital solutions including custom creative services packages with content audits, original copy and design and A/B testing. Theorem also led on original design and development for landing pages, microsite, programmatic ad design, message and display ads. “We are honored to expand our offerings with LinkedIn,” said Kara Degeorgis, Art Director, Theorem. “Data and creative have always gone hand in hand. If you want your creative to do the work for you, you have to understand your audience. A/B testing is critical when it comes to social advertising because it allows for quick wins and insights on messaging, design and the user journey. The key to creative optimization is using an iterative process of Discover, Deliver, Optimize in order to have a sustainable strategy that is always evolving with the customer.” Brands have utilized the content created by Theorem to drive higher levels of customer engagement on and off the LinkedIn platform. Theorem recently worked with American Systems on a LinkedIn campaign implementing their Creative Optimization services. Within a two-month period, the campaign drew over 1.5 million impressions, over 9,000 clicks and an average CTR rate of 0.60 percent – outperforming CTR benchmark for the website conversions objective with single image ad at 0.40 percent, according to LinkedIn in August 2021. Theorem’s creative optimization packages and services bring: Unique brand insights and tailored recommendations as the creative strategists conduct a thorough understanding of the brand's environment. Dynamic messaging and design from a team of art directors, copywriters and designers that will produce best-in-class creative for a campaign. Inspire and capture leads with a custom landing page that will encourage users to learn more about your offering. Proven results and creative insights that will fuel your future creative campaigns. About Theorem Founded in 2002, Theorem creates, delivers and optimizes digital marketing campaigns for some of the world's most successful brands. By offering scaled technology, media, operations, marketing, CRM, and creative solutions under one roof, Theorem can provide flexible, full-service marketing solutions to their clients. Theorem’s consultancy teams and operational expertise helps brands simplify, streamline and automate complex digital tasks. This value exchange saves clients time, reduces their costs, and increases their revenue. For more information, visit www.theoreminc.net. Contact Details Kite Hill Maggie Stasko +1 843-693-7161 maggie@kitehillpr.com

December 16, 2021 09:34 AM Eastern Standard Time

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How a Mountain Was Made by Greg Sarris Now Available on Audible

Greg Sarris

About the Book: How a Mountain was Made by Greg Sarris Narrated by Tanis Parenteau Length: 5 hours 39 minutes In the tradition of Calvino’s Italian Folktales, Greg Sarris, author of the award-winning novel Grand Avenue, turns his attention to his ancestral homeland of Sonoma Mountain in Northern California. In 16 interconnected original stories, twin crows Question Woman and Answer Woman take us through a world unlike yet oddly reminiscent of our own: one that blooms bright with poppies, lupines, and clover; one in which Water Bug kidnaps an entire creek; in which songs have the power to enchant; in which Rain is a beautiful woman who keeps people’s memories in stones. Inspired by traditional Coast Miwok and Southern Pomo creation tales, these stories are timeless in their wisdom and beauty, and because of this timelessness, their messages are vital and immediate. The figures in these stories ponder the meaning of leadership, of their place within the landscape and their community. In these stories we find a model for how we can all come home again. At once ancient and contemporary, How a Mountain Was Made is equally at home in modern letters as the ancient story cycle. Sarris infuses his stories with a prose stylist’s creativity and inventiveness, moving American Indian literature in a new and emergent direction. “These are charming and wise stories, simply told, to be enjoyed by young and old alike—'stories need us if they are to come forth and have life too.'” – Kirkus Reviews “Stunning.... Neither an arid anthropological text nor another pseudo-Indian as-told-to fabrication. Instead, Sarris has breathed new life into these ancient Northern California tales and legends, lending them a subtle, light-hearted voice and vision.” – Scott Lankford, Los Angeles Review of Books About the Author: Greg Sarris is author of the anthology Keeping Slug Woman Alive: A Holistic Approach to American Indian Texts, the novel Watermelon Nights, and scripts for screen and stage. He is Chairman of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria and holds the Endowed Chair in Native American Studies at Sonoma State University. ### Contact Details Landis Communications Inc. Brianne Miller +1 650-575-7727 brianne@landispr.com Company Website https://greg-sarris.com/

December 15, 2021 07:15 AM Pacific Standard Time

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OUT OF OFFICE ALERT: Work Anywhere in the World Courtesy of Velocity Global

Velocity Global

Nationwide contest sends three winners to live anywhere in the world for a full year and keep their current job Velocity Global to showcase the positive impact of remote work by supporting the winners at no cost to their employers Velocity Global, the leading provider of global talent solutions, today announced its Out of Office Year TM contest, which provides three winners the ability to work remotely in their current jobs from anywhere in the world, paid for by Velocity Global. "In this new world of work, you can be the CEO of your own career. Talent can move across the country or across the world on their own terms and their employer can benefit,” said Ben Wright, Velocity Global founder, and CEO. “The ‘Out of Office Year’ demonstrates to employers and employees how simple it is to work from anywhere, all while gaining new life experiences and a broader world view.” Workplace flexibility remains top of mind for workers. According to an August 2021 survey from FlexJobs, 58% of employees reported they wanted to be full-time remote post-pandemic. It’s a desire among business leaders as well. In the 2022 Velocity Global Work in Progress report, 63% of the more than 1,000 tech leaders surveyed said they would prefer to work from a new location such as closer to family or overseas. As employers continue to institute policies around different workplace concepts – remote, in-office, or hybrid – employees are evaluating if those policies align with their priorities. “The ability to work remotely is one of the most important conversations employers can have with their current and potential employees,” said Robert Herjavec, founder and CEO of Herjavec Group and Velocity Global brand ambassador. “I grew a leading cybersecurity company by committing to hire top talent from anywhere. I know the benefits that ‘work anywhere’ brings to a business, but now employees know the benefits it brings to their lives. There’s no turning back and Velocity Global’s Out of Office Year sheds light on how simple it can be to make this benefit a reality.” Out of Office Year Contest Details The contest is open to all U.S. residents interested in moving to another location while keeping their current job. At OOOyear.com, applicants submit up to a 60-second video explaining where and why they want to work remotely. Velocity Global will select three applicants and fulfill their dreams of working anywhere. Velocity Global will facilitate the conversation between the employees and their employers regarding worry-free compliance, payroll, and employee support. Velocity Global will support that employee through its global work platform in any of more than 185 countries for one year at no cost to the employer. The employer simply continues to pay the salary, benefits, and other regulatory requirements just as they do now for that employee. The winners and their stories will be chronicled through Velocity Global’s social media channels to inspire other employees and employers to enter the future of work. For more information about the contest or to submit an entry, please visit OOOyear.com. Applications are now open until January 31, 2022. About Velocity Global Velocity Global accelerates the future of work beyond borders. Its global work platform simplifies the employer and employee experience to employ any talent anywhere with just a click through its proprietary cloud-based workforce management technology, backed by personalized expertise and unmatched global scale. As the largest global Employer of Record (also known as International PEO) in 185 countries and all 50 United States, more than 1,000 brands rely on Velocity Global to build global teams without the cost or complexity of setting up foreign legal entities or state registrations. The company offers additional services including Independent Contractor Compliance to assess a workforce, and Agent of Record (AoR) to streamline payments to contractors. Velocity Global was named a “Leader” in Global Employer of Record services by prominent analyst firm NelsonHall. Founded in 2014, the company has hundreds of employees across six continents. For more information visit velocityglobal.com. Contact Details Velocity Global Eli Rice +1 720-650-4348 news@velocityglobal.com Company Website https://velocityglobal.com/

December 15, 2021 07:01 AM Mountain Standard Time

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Embracing the ‘Long Drink’

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Long Drink – or “lonkero” – is a traditional Finnish cocktail that typically consists of gin, grapefruit soda, and tonic. Inspired by the Long Drink, The Boston Beer Company is launching all-new ‘Bevy Long Drink.’ Recently, Annette Fritsch, Senior Director of Product Development at The Boston Beer Company, participated in a satellite media tour to discuss the inspiration of the ‘Bevy Long Drink’ and much more. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/IZOxmeqyGkk The Long Drink was first created when the Finnish government commissioned a refreshing cocktail to serve guests attending the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki. While inspired by the traditional cocktail, Bevy Long Drink will be the first Long Drink inspired beverage available in the U.S. without spirits. Bevy Long Drink is made with an original malt base containing natural flavors and wild juniper berries and is currently available in two styles, Hard Citrus Refresher and Hard Berry Refresher. Bevy's new hard citrus refresher is made from a delicious and easy-drinking blend of citrus flavors and wild juniper berries for an exceptionally thirst-quenching beverage that's perfect for any occasion. Bevy Long Drink is slightly sweet, tart, refreshing, and packed with flavor, all at 5.8% ABV. Boston Beer, maker of other industry leading alcohol beverages Samuel Adams beer, Twisted Tea, Truly Hard Seltzer, Angry Orchard, and Dogfish Head beer plans to continue its proven track record of innovation to bring Finland's best kept secret to US drinkers. For more information and to find Bevy Long Drink near you, visit bevylongdrink.com About Annette Fritsch: Annette is director of new product development for Boston Beer Company. She loves beer, and yet she was inspired by the great opportunities she envisioned in the rapidly expanding “Beyond Beer” category. She oversaw the development of Truly which attracted an immediate following and was the biggest industry innovation since the introduction of light beers in the 1970s. Always up for a new challenge and anticipating the next big thing, Annette’s most recent project is the development of the first malt-based long drink – or “lonkero” called Bevy, a refreshing and flavorful innovation inspired by the national beverage of Finland. About The Boston Beer Company: The Boston Beer Company, Inc began in 1984 brewing Samuel Adams beer and the Samuel Adams brand is currently recognized as one of the largest and most respected craft beer brands. Our portfolio of brands also includes Truly Hard Seltzer, Twisted Tea, Angry Orchard Hard Cider and Dogfish Head Brewery as well as other craft beer brands such as Angel City Brewery and Coney Island Brewing. For more information, please visit our investor relations website at www.bostonbeer.com, which includes links to all of our respective brand websites. 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 14, 2021 05:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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The Roberto Clemente Museum Tour Experience Sponsored By AARP

Atlantino LLC

Atlantino LLC, producers of the broadcast special “The Roberto Clemente Museum Tour Experience,” announced today that it will air this one-hour special on December 18th and 19th, 2021 via Regional Sports Networks in English and select Hispanic Networks in Spanish. AARP will be the broadcast’s presenting sponsor. The Roberto Clemente Museum Tour Experience will air in multiple markets in the United States and Puerto Rico, at varying dates and times on December 18th and 19th, 2021. The broadcast event will take the audience on a tour through the newly re-opened Roberto Clemente Museum at the Museo del Deporte in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. It will also feature interviews with: Manny Ramirez, Richie Ray, Lou Melendez, Ray Negron, Omar Minaya, Bart Hernandez, Luis Sojo, Leonor Colon, and more! The special broadcast event will air during Prime Time on the following channels and platforms December 18th and 19th in the US: YES Network, NBC Sports, Vme TV, AT&T SportsNet, MASN, BronxNet, Bally Sports, Spectrum TV Noticias en Español, and Mega TV. NESN will also air it on December 26th, 2021. Local air dates and times can be found at http://atlantinoevents.com/. “With the 50th anniversary of the passing of Roberto Clemente approaching on December 31st, 2022, this broadcast marks the beginning of a year-long campaign to promote the legacy of Roberto Clemente by encouraging Clemente fans to visit this historic museum exhibit and see first-hand the Clemente memorabilia, art, personal documents, and photos,” according to Broadcast Executive Producer, Ralph Paniagua of Atlantino LLC. "We are proud to continue to highlight the enduring legacy of Roberto Clemente, one of the greatest sports icons of our time,”, said Yvette Peña, AARP's vice president of Hispanic/Latino Audience Strategy, in the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. "Through service, integrity and grace, Clemente continues to be an example for our communities and AARP is committed to keeping that Latino legacy alive," she added. This broadcast event is co-sponsored by Goya Foods and Guaynabo City. Strategic partners, producers, and media allies for this event include FizzyLabs, 3 Eyes LLC, HypeSmack, LatinoBaseball.Com, Museo del Deporte de Puerto Rico, 21 In Rights, Inc, The Roberto Clemente Foundation, and Soundwave Riders. About AARP AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members and offices in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families with a focus on health security, financial stability, and personal fulfillment. AARP also works for individuals in the marketplace by sparking new solutions and allowing carefully chosen, high-quality products and services to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the nation’s largest circulation publications, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media. About Atlantino LLC Over the past 36 years, Ralph and Joseph Paniagua have built Atlantino into a powerhouse sponsorship and activations platform for Latino sports, entertainment, experiential, and digital. Through Atlantino and the company’s Latino Baseball and Latino Boxing media properties, Ralph has spearheaded Fortune100 brand activations with more than 18 Major League Baseball teams, the Roberto Clemente Foundation, and more recently Golden Boy. Contact Details Heather Lopez +1 305-647-9275 atlantinollc@gmail.com Company Website https://atlantinoevents.com/

December 14, 2021 09:30 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Agora Data Advances Technology

Agora

Agora Data, inventor of the first-ever crowdsourced securitization and reducing interest rate line of credit for the Buy Here Pay Here industry, recently fueled its technology platform, AgoraInsights, with more robust reporting functionality, historical trends, and real-time data. The added features provide a vital resource for an underbanked and underserved industry by making data-driven analytics easily accessible, and free of charge to all members. Agora seeks to enable auto dealers and small to mid-sized finance companies to have better analytics into their portfolio’s performance and value, and as a result make more effective business decisions. The recent AgoraInsights enhancements, based on input obtained from Agora customers and industry experts, fulfills an important need for more knowledge to plan strategically and proactively. The easy-to-use dashboards display both high-level as well as detailed information with impactful graphics, including make and body style, most sold vehicle, age of collateral, repossessed most often, highest down payment, loan valuation, loan delinquency, and more. In addition to the enhanced reporting capabilities, dealers can compare their portfolio’s performance with national and regional trends. “It is our goal to continuously improve, create, and organize data-driven information so our customers are on the forefront of industry trends and can better understand the key drivers that impact their portfolio’s performance,” said Zach Maynard, SVP of Product, Agora Data. “Agora makes available to customers the ability to utilize data-rich reporting to determine the cars that perform well, or poorly, in their region and use the information to ultimately better manage their business.” “Data science provides the backbone for all our industry-changing solutions. We’ve back-tested and trained our models with over $15 billion of loan data creating predictability and accuracy using artificial intelligence and machine learning,” said Steve Burke, CEO of Agora Data. “Reimagining auto finance with industry-changing solutions is helping dealers establish best practices and gain the freedom and resources to build wealth.” For more information about AgoraInsights https://agoradata.com/agorainsights/. Dealers and finance companies wanting to connect and gain more knowledge about their portfolios, we invite to join us at https://app.agoradata.com/signup. About Agora Data, Inc: Agora Data's platform delivers a suite of tools to empower Buy Here Pay Here dealers and finance companies to finance their subprime customers. Agora's family of auto finance products provides a wide range of critical funding paths so originators can obtain the cash they need to fuel growth, compete, and build wealth. Powered by patent pending technology, originators now have access to robust data analytics and planning resources to help optimize the performance of their portfolio. Agora Data made history by closing the first-ever Crowdsourced Subprime Auto Securitization in 2020 and followed that up with its second transaction in early 2021. For more information, visit agoradata.com or contact us at 877-592-4672. Contact Details Shelly Vandeven +1 682-282-4130 media@agoradata.com Company Website https://agoradata.com/

December 14, 2021 09:03 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Catalyst Marketing Agency Wins Two MarCom Awards

Catalyst Marketing Agency

Catalyst, a Denver-based creative marketing agency, is the recipient of both a 2021 Gold MarCom Award for the agency’s blog and a Platinum MarCom Award for an e-Book created for Redis. The Platinum-winning e-Book, created jointly for Redis and Microsoft, is a sales tool used to educate current customers on Redis’s new offerings, enabling the sales team to increase the adoption rate for their latest platform. The Gold Award-winning Catalyst blog features news and insights on the latest trends in marketing from Catalyst’s Co-Founder and Chief Marketing and Growth Officer, Robin Emiliani. “We are thrilled that our blog, a place where we share our experience and point of view about all things marketing–with a touch of humor–was acknowledged as a top digital resource,” said Robin Emiliani. “And to have a client project win MarCom’s highest recognition speaks to our commitment to delivering high-quality deliverables that are not only smart and creative but better connect our clients with their customers.” MarCom Awards recognizes outstanding achievement by creative professionals involved in the concept, direction, design, and production of marketing and communication materials and programs. The 2021 competition saw more than 6,000 entries from the United States, Canada, and 39 other countries. Judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry. About Catalyst Catalyst is a creative marketing agency devoted to helping you reach your most audacious marketing goals. We exist to jolt your creativity—giving you the strategy and unexpected creative direction your business needs to capture your customers' attention. Learn more at catalystmarketing.io. Contact Details Catalyst Marketing Agency Maureen Walker +1 303-929-0481 maureen@catalystmarketing.io Company Website https://catalystmarketing.io/

December 13, 2021 09:00 AM Mountain Standard Time

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Velocity Global hires Colin McDonagh from Facebook to expand contractor management expertise

Velocity Global

Velocity Global, the leading provider of global talent solutions, today announced it welcomed Colin McDonagh as its vice president of Emerging Business. McDonagh applies more than a decade of experience innovating programs to source top contractor talent for global companies. McDonagh is a frequent expert speaker and contributor on the Future of Work and was the architect for Meta’s (formerly Facebook) highly respected Direct Source program. “We help companies work with anyone, anywhere, anyhow. Colin is an expert on all three,” said Eric Schroeder, Velocity Global chief operating officer. “Colin built a world-class contractor program at one of the largest companies on the planet and solved the complexities that stand between flexible talent and getting work done. He’ll apply that knowledge for our clients and our own triple-digit growth.” Velocity Global’s work platform combines the company’s proprietary cloud-based talent management technology, personalized expertise, and unmatched global scale to build globally distributed teams. More than 1,000 clients rely on Velocity Global’s platform in 185 countries and all 50 United States without the need to set up their own legal entities or state registrations. “There’s no such thing as a company that relies solely on internal employees. Companies like Meta can’t execute big ideas without a diverse workforce from every corner of the globe,” said McDonagh. “I chose to join Velocity Global to contribute proven methods to simplify the process to work with anyone, anywhere, anyhow and honestly change the future of work at incredible scale,” said McDonagh. McDonagh is based in Dublin, Ireland, and is building a global team to deliver products and solutions for contractors and freelancers. Those positions are posted with other Velocity Global opportunities at https://velocityglobal.com/about-us/careers/. About Velocity Global Velocity Global accelerates the future of work beyond borders. Its global work platform simplifies the employer and employee experience to employ any talent anywhere with just a click through its proprietary cloud-based workforce management technology, backed by personalized expertise and unmatched global scale. As the largest global Employer of Record (also known as International PEO) in 185 countries and all 50 United States, more than 1,000 brands rely on Velocity Global to build global teams without the cost or complexity of setting up foreign legal entities or state registrations. The company offers additional services including Independent Contractor Compliance to assess a workforce, and Agent of Record (AoR) to streamline payments to contractors. Velocity Global was named a “Leader” in Global Employer of Record services by prominent analyst firm NelsonHall. Founded in 2014, the company has hundreds of employees across five continents. For more information visit velocityglobal.com. Contact Details Velocity Global John Hall +1 720-650-4348 johnhall@velocityglobal.com Company Website https://velocityglobal.com/

December 13, 2021 07:01 AM Mountain Standard Time

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