Disneyland Resort is Throwing a Party for the Legendary Duo that Started it All: Get Your Ears On – A Mickey and Minnie Celebration

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"Mickey’s Mix Magic" - a new nighttime spectacular coming to Disneyland Resort in January 2019 - will light up the night at Disneyland Park with all-new music, projections and lasers that will set the scene for an epic dance party that takes over almost the entire park. (Disney)

ANAHEIM, Calif., Nov. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Get Your Ears On – A Mickey and Minnie Celebration launches at the Disneyland Resort in January, inviting guests to the biggest celebration of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in Disneyland history. Mickey and Minnie have brought joy to millions of people around the world spanning generations, and guests visiting the Disneyland Resort in 2019 will be encouraged to “Get Your Ears On” and celebrate 90 years of magic with the legendary duo that started it all.

"Mickey’s Mix Magic" – a new nighttime spectacular coming to Disneyland Resort in January 2019 – will light up the night at Disneyland Park with all-new music, projections and lasers that will set the scene for an epic dance party that takes over almost the entire park. (Disney)

Get Your Ears On will present exciting new ways to celebrate the beloved Mickey and Minnie, with new entertainment and décor at Disneyland Park, plus limited-time food and beverage offerings and festive event merchandise available throughout the resort.

“Mickey’s Mix Magic”: Beginning Jan. 18, “Mickey’s Mix Magic,” will light up the night at Disneyland park with a new high-energy projection show, celebrating the one and only Mickey Mouse. This nightly extravaganza creates a family-fun dance party throughout the park, with “DJ” Mickey spinning the new celebration song, “It’s a Good Time” along with new, fun takes on favorite Disney songs. State-of-the-art projections, lighting and lasers will transform Main Street, U.S.A., the water screens of the Rivers of America and the façade of “it’s a small world” into a colorful, dazzling display of sights and sounds to celebrate Mickey Mouse. And on select nights, “Mickey’s Mix Magic” will go sky high when the show is enhanced with the addition of fireworks.

“Mickey’s Soundsational Parade”: The popular “Mickey’s Soundsational Parade” returns to Disneyland park starting Jan. 25, with a rockin’ new opening to kick off the party. Mickey leads the way in a new larger-than-life opening, inspired by the classic and nostalgic Mickey pull toys. Next, Chip ‘n’ Dale arrive with a giant celebration cake, as Mickey and his drum corps kick off a whimsical, musical procession of Disney characters.

Valentine’s Month: From Jan. 22-Feb. 18, Disneyland Resort will celebrate the love of Minnie and Mickey for Valentine’s month. As guests enter Disneyland park, they will find a new Mickey Mouse flower “portrait,” and lovely and festive Valentine’s décor all along Main Street, U.S.A. and at Small World Mall. During Valentine’s month, guests may also choose to partake in Minnie’s Valentine Surprise, a special scavenger hunt experience in Disneyland park. Once guests have purchased a commemorative map and stickers at select merchandise locations, they may search for the hidden valentines that Minnie has left for Mickey around the park. Upon completion, they return their map to a designated location to redeem a special Valentine’s surprise.

Food, beverage, merchandise and more: And for a limited-time during Get Your Ears On, specialty food, beverage, novelty items and merchandise will be available for guests to celebrate the beloved duo in fun, new ways. Throughout the Disneyland Resort, guests will find “classic” Mickey- and Minnie-shaped foods with a new festive twist, exclusive Get Your Ears On themed treats, holiday specialty items for Valentine’s month, and so much more. Additionally, a celebration sipper and new Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse popcorn buckets will make their debut. Plus, new merchandise will be available for all ages, including celebration apparel, pins, plush, and Mickey and Minnie ears. In the Downtown Disney District, PANDORA will debut a limited-edition Disney dangle charm with a 14 karat gold “90,” Dooney & Bourke will feature new Mickey Mouse bags and a special Mickey Through the Years dress will be available at The Disney Dress Shop.

Throughout 2019, Disney Parks around the world will celebrate 90 years of Mickey and Minnie with the “World’s Biggest Mouse Party.” To learn more about the celebrations at Walt Disney World Resort, Hong Kong Disneyland, Shanghai Disney Resort and on Disney Cruise Line, visit DisneyParksBlog.com.

About the Disneyland Resort
The Disneyland Resort features two spectacular theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and Disney California Adventure Park – plus three hotels and the Downtown Disney District, comprising unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. The Resort’s hotels are the luxurious, 948-room Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which also features 50 two-bedroom equivalent Disney Vacation Club units; the magical, 973-room Disneyland Hotel – both AAA Four Diamond properties – and the 481-room Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel with its “day-at-the-beach” theme. For information on attractions and vacations at the Disneyland Resort, visit Disneyland.com, call (866) 43-DISNEY or contact local travel agents. Located in Anaheim, Calif., the Disneyland Resort opened July 17, 1955. Open daily, year-round.

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Beginning in January 2019 at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif., guests are invited to “Get Your Ears On” during the biggest celebration of Mickey and Minnie in Disneyland history. Get Your Ears On – A Mickey and Minnie Celebration will feature new entertainment and décor at Disneyland park, plus limited-time food and beverage offerings and festive merchandise available throughout the resort. (Disney)

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Exciting Details Revealed on Slate of New Experiences Coming to Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products During Mickey Mouse Fan Celebration

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El Presidente de Parques Disney, Experiencias y Productos de Consumo Bob Chapek compartió detalles emocionantes sobre las nuevas y esperadas experiencias que pronto llegarán a los parques Disney..

ORLANDO, Nov. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Today at D23’s Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse, Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products Chairman Bob Chapek shared exciting new details surrounding highly-anticipated experiences coming soon to Disney parks.

El Presidente de Parques Disney, Experiencias y Productos de Consumo Bob Chapek compartió detalles emocionantes sobre las nuevas y esperadas experiencias que pronto llegarán a los parques Disney..

Destination D guests were the first to see Chapek reveal the names and the first-ever look inside the two signature attractions set for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge when it opens at Disneyland Resort next summer and at Walt Disney World Resort in fall 2019. The audience was also the first to hear that Academy Award®-winning composer John Williams is creating original Star Wars themes exclusively for these lands, and was treated to a preview of this thrilling new music. Rounding out the galactic excitement, attendees heard more about the groundbreaking, fully-immersive Star Wars resort experience coming to Walt Disney World Resort.

In celebration of 90 years of Mickey Mouse, Chapek shared the many new exciting ways to celebrate the beloved mouse. He also shared more about the multi-year transformation of Epcot, including new spectaculars designed to honor the park’s original vision.

“We are currently in the midst of one of the most extraordinary periods of expansion in our history,” Chapek said. “We are always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible as we deliver world-class experiences and attractions, new hotels and entertainment, itineraries and destinations for our guests.”

Attendees were excited to get the first in-person look at the Disney Skyliner gondolas that will transport guests to their favorite destinations when it debuts in fall 2019. The audience also celebrated Disney’s #ShareYourEars campaign by participating in a group photo, led by Chapek and Mickey Mouse. Chapek announced yesterday that Disney will add a second phase to the #ShareYourEars campaign in honor of Mickey’s 90th Anniversary. From Nov. 18-27, participants can take a photo showing off their “Mickey Mouse ears” – or any creative “ears” – and upload it to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. For every public post with #ShareYourEars, Disney will donate US $5 to Make-A-Wish®, up to US $1 million, for a total of up to US $3 million. This is the third year in a row that Disney has run this campaign with Make-A-Wish to grant even more wishes.

Exploring Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
Since Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge was announced at D23 Expo 2015, fans have been eager to learn more. Today, Chapek announced that guests can take the controls in one of three unique and critical roles aboard Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. On Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, guests can join an epic battle between the First Order and the Resistance – including a face-off with Kylo Ren. These two new incredible experiences, paired with the land’s interactive components and optional integration with the Play Disney Parks app, will invite guests to become galactic travelers and live their own Star Wars stories in a galaxy far, far away.

Chapek also announced that the music for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will feature original themes created especially for the land by Academy Award®-winning composer John Williams. Chapek shared a stirring preview of the all-new music, recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios.

Adding to the excitement, Chapek provided a sneak peek at the groundbreaking Star Wars resort coming to Walt Disney World Resort. This multi-day, fully immersive adventure will take guests aboard a luxury starship with all the features expected of a first-class hotel, including dining, recreation, and accommodations, all authentic to the Star Wars universe.

Celebrating Mickey Mouse
For 90 years, Mickey has entertained generations of families and fans. To celebrate the mouse that started it all, Chapek shared the many new ways guests will celebrate one of the world’s most beloved icons.

Imagineers have been hard at work creating Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, using breakthrough technology to transform a two-dimensional cartoon into an amazing real-world experience. The first-ever ride-through attraction themed to Mickey Mouse – set to open in fall 2019 – will feature a new original story and lovable theme song as it takes guests on a journey inside the wacky and unpredictable world of Disney Channel’s Emmy Award-winning “Mickey Mouse” cartoon shorts.

Following the kickoff of World’s Biggest Mouse Party earlier this year, the festivities continue at the Disneyland Resort with Get Your Ears On – A Mickey and Minnie Celebration, which will bring new entertainment, food and merchandise to the resort. On Jan. 18, “Mickey’s Mix Magic” will light up the night at Disneyland Park with all-new music, projections and lasers that set the scene for an epic dance party that takes over almost the entire park. The party will get even bigger when the fan-favorite Mickey’s Soundsational Parade returns to the resort in January 2019 featuring an all-new float with Mickey himself, who will lead the celebration down Main Street U.S.A.

Over at Walt Disney World, now there’s more magic than ever. From Jan. 18 to Sept. 30, Mickey & Minnie’s Surprise Celebration at Magic Kingdom will feature new food, merchandise and entertainment, including a new dance party with Mickey, Minnie and their friends, and a chance to meet Mickey and Minnie together in their new birthday outfits. On the high seas, Disney Cruise Line will welcome Mickey & Minnie Surprise Party at Sea, an all-new high-energy deck party on the Disney Fantasy next summer.

Chapek also announced an all-new cinematic nighttime experience, Wonderful World of Animation, coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios on May 1 as part of the 30th Anniversary of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The show will use state-of-the-art technology to take guests on a magical journey through more than 90 years of Disney animation, all beginning with Mickey.

Adding to the excitement, Chapek shared a look at the recently opened Mickey: The True Original Exhibition in New York City. The exhibition provides visitors with an interactive experience inspired by Mickey’s impact on popular culture, from Instagram-worthy design elements to larger-than-life multimedia installations. The exhibition runs through Feb. 10, 2019, and tickets can be purchased at Disney.com/MickeyTrueOriginal.

Transformation of Epcot
Fans were thrilled to hear more about the multi-year transformation of Epcot, designed to honor the park’s original vision while making it more timeless, more relevant, more family and more Disney.

At World Showcase, Chapek revealed that the Ratatouille experience coming to the France pavilion will be called Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. Guests will also enjoy a brand new “Beauty and the Beast” sing-along, created by Don Hahn, producer of the animated and live action “Beauty and the Beast” films. There will also be an update to the O Canada! 360-degree show.

For IllumiNations fans, Chapek announced an all-new, transformative spectacular set to debut in 2020. It will celebrate how Disney music can inspire people from around the world, featuring massive floating set pieces, custom-built LED panels, choreographed moving fountains, lights, pyrotechnics and lasers. Before that new show debuts, there will be a limited-time experience Epcot fans will love, called Epcot Forever, a true celebration of this timeless park. Debuting in fall 2019 and set to classic Epcot tunes, the show begins with a spark of imagination that quickly grows into an epic spectacle of fireworks, music, lighting, lasers, and choreographed, special effects kites.

Stunning New Resorts
During his presentation, Chapek unveiled details about Reflections – A Disney Lakeside Lodge, a deluxe, nature-inspired resort coming to Orlando that will feature more than 900 hotel rooms and proposed Disney Vacation Club villas.

Chapek also offered a sneak peek at Disney’s Riviera Resort, inspired by the European grandeur Walt Disney experienced in his travels along the Mediterranean coastline. Projected to open in fall 2019, this proposed resort will be the 15th Disney Vacation Club property.

With so many exciting projects underway, Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products will continue to elevate the guest experience with world-class experiences and products. For more information on any of these announcements, please visit https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/.

About Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products
Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) that brings the magic of Disney’s stories, characters and franchises into the daily lives of families and fans around the world to create memories that last a lifetime. The company’s iconic travel and leisure businesses include six resort destinations in the United States, Europe, and Asia; a top-rated cruise line; a luxurious family beach resort in Hawaii; a popular vacation ownership program; and an award-winning guided family adventure business. Disney’s global consumer products operations include the world’s leading licensing business; the world’s largest children’s print publisher; Disney Store locations around the world; and the shopDisney e-commerce platform. These experiences are created by Walt Disney Imagineering, the innovative force responsible for overseeing the segment’s world-class products and experiences — from immersive lands to interactive toys, and everything in between.

Media Contact:

Rachel Green
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Superior Court Affirms Fall Protection Safety Order for Elevated Telecommunications Structure

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SACRAMENTO, Nov. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The Alameda County Superior Court recently affirmed that fall protection safety orders apply to elevated indoor telecommunication structures. Cal/OSHA citations issued after an employee suffered serious head injuries from a 7-foot fall from a telecommunications structure were appealed by the employer. Pinnacle Telecommunications, Inc. asserted that the safety order was too vague and did not apply.

The Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board (OSHAB) upheld the citations and the employer subsequently filed a petition in Alameda County Superior Court. The court’s ruling affirmed the appeals board’s decision that indoor suspended structures supporting telephone equipment and cables require proper fall protection, such as with work done on outdoor telecommunication poles or towers.

In January 2014, a telephone line worker employed by Pinnacle Telecommunications, Inc., was installing telecommunications switchgears at a sub-station in Albany. He was standing on a metal structure less than 20 inches wide suspended from the ceiling, and was seriously injured after a 7-foot fall from the structure.

Cal/OSHA’s inspection determined the employer did not:

  • provide training on when to use fall protection equipment. 
  • require workers to use personal fall protection devices or other fall protections methods such as guardrails or safety nets when working on elevated structures more than four feet above the ground.

The division issued Pinnacle Telecommunications $25,560 in proposed penalties for a serious category citation as Pinnacle failed to ensure the use of fall protection equipment and a general category citation for not providing required training.

Pinnacle appealed, asserting the safety order cited did not apply because the structure on which employees were working is not covered by the regulation and the safety order is unconstitutionally vague. OSHAB affirmed the citations on September 22, 2017, and the employer filed a petition in Alameda County Superior Court on October 20, 2017.

Superior Court Judge Kimberly E. Colwell on August 21 denied the employer’s petition, upholding OSHAB’s finding that the safety order was clear and appropriately applied to the structure from which the employee fell.

OSHAB is a three-member judicial body appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate which handles employers’ appeals of citations issued by Cal/OSHA for alleged violation of workplace safety and health regulations. The mission of the appeals board is to fairly, timely and efficiently resolve appeals and to provide clear, consistent guidance to the public, thereby promoting workplace safety and health.

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The Home Depot Foundation Commits up to $500,000 to California Wildfire Relief

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ATLANTA, Nov. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Today, The Home Depot Foundation announced a commitment of up to $500,000 to support wildfire relief efforts in California, bringing its 2018 disaster relief commitment to at least $4.8 million for areas impacted by fires, hurricanes and flooding throughout the year.

The Home Depot Foundation logo.

“Our hearts go out to all of the people and communities impacted by the devastation in California,” said Shannon Gerber, executive director of The Home Depot Foundation. “We will continue to work with organizations on the ground to provide emergency relief for these communities during this extremely difficult time.” 

The Home Depot Foundation will provide support in collaboration with several nonprofit partners that are active in helping the residents of California, including American Red Cross and Convoy of Hope. Additionally, The Home Depot’s employee assistance program, The Homer Fund, is continuing to provide emergency financial assistance to associates affected by this tragedy.

About The Home Depot Foundation 
The Home Depot Foundation works to improve the homes and lives of U.S. veterans, train skilled tradespeople to fill the labor gap and support communities impacted by natural disasters. Since 2011, the Foundation has invested $250 million in veteran causes and improved more than 40,000 veteran homes and facilities in 2,500 cities. In 2018, the Foundation committed an additional $250 million to veteran causes taking the total to half a billion by 2025.

To learn more about The Home Depot Foundation and see Team Depot in action, visit thd.co/community and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @teamdepot and on Facebook at facebook.com/teamdepot.

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Curacao has partnered with Viking Law to Bring Free Thanksgiving Meals to 425 Families in LA in this Year’s “Curacao Turkey Giveaway”

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LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Curacao, the largest Hispanic-centric retailer on the West Coast serving diverse communities in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Tucson and Phoenix, has just announced a partnership with Viking Law, a CA-based firm headed by Alex Djarbekian. Both Curacao and the firm ––which has handled and litigated complex and often high-profile legal cases––, will bring full Thanksgiving meals to 425 low-income Latino families across Los Angeles, which is battling one of the major wildfires burning in California.

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Through this partnership, and for the 15th year in a row, Curacao continues strengthening its commitment to millions of Hispanic families and millennials across Southern California by donating hundreds of turkeys in an event quickly becoming one of the city’s Thanksgiving largest meal distributions.

Low-income and underserved families will be able to celebrate one of the country’s top holidays by receiving hot meals and sides worth nearly $50 each. Each 6-person meal package will come with a whole turkey (22 pounds each), 6 servings of whole russet potatoes, one can of gravy, canned corn, wild rice, broth, carrots, cranberries, salad and stuffing.

“We understand how important family values are to the Latino community, and none of them should ever have to miss a special occasion due to a lack of financial resources,” said Ariela Nerubay Curacao’s CMO. “That is why, as part of the Thanksgiving spirit, Curacao is extremely proud to serve its community on this special date by providing healthy meals to hundreds of Latino families who, otherwise, would not be able to join this celebration.”

Alex Djarbekian, head of Viking Law Firm, said, “We are honored to partner with Curacao to make it possible for hundreds of Latino children, their parents and their friends to gather around the Thanksgiving table. It’s one of the many ways in which our company is committed to the well-being of this community.”

Families will be able to pick up their meals on Tuesday, November 20th, from 7PM to 9PM, at the parking lot of the store located on 1605 W. Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles 90015, California.

Meals will be provided only to those recipients who have previously obtained a voucher or a ticket number by texting PAVO to 474747. The voucher or ticket number must be presented in order to receive the meal. 

The “Curacao Turkey Giveaway” initiative is one of the multiple programs created by the Curacao Foundation —a nonprofit organization founded in 2002 by retailer Curacao–, to support the Latino community during the holiday season. Also, as part of its continued efforts and demonstrated commitment to the Hispanic community, Curacao will donate a percentage of all Black Friday sales to the Curacao Foundation.

About Curacao:
Curacao is the leading Hispanic-centric retailer on the west coast serving and lending to Latino communities for over 38 years with twelve approximately 100,000 square foot mega-stores in Southern California, Nevada and Arizona and at icuracao.com. Curacao stores offer Latino communities access to the best technology, home & fashion products from premium brands, as well as travel & money transfer services on credit.

Curacao founded the Curacao Children Foundation dedicated to providing needy Latino families with scholarships, free resources and merchandise to help improve children’s quality of life. The foundation celebrates children every year with the production of a massive children’s fair that attracts over 30,000 attendees and showcases over two dozen non-profit organizations dedicated to supporting and educating families in need. Curacao is headquartered in Los Angeles.  For more info visit https://icuracao.com/.  

About Viking Law:
Viking Law Firm provides aggressive representation to people who have been injured or harmed by an individual or corporation through a team of accomplished lawyers, who do not back down and will make their clients proud of electing the firm to represent them.

Located in multiple cities across California, the firm has handled and litigated complex and often high-profile legal cases featured on CNN, KTLA, Fox, NBC, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times and other media outlets. For more info visit: https://www.vikinglf.com and www.accidentes123.com.

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Gente de Zona makes the world dance again!

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Gente de Zona makes the world dance again!

MIAMI, Nov. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — LaMusica App from Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (SBS) (OTCQB: SBSAA), exclusively premieres the much anticipated music video for the single “Hazle Completo el Cuento.” The legendary Cuban duo, Gente de Zona, is joined by the ever-growing urban sensation, El Micha, to bring their faithful fans a theme song that will make it hard for everyone to sit still. The single “Hazle Completo el Cuento” will be available on all digital platforms Friday, November 16th, and exclusive content will showcase on Ritmo 95.7FM from the expected premiere.

Gente de Zona makes the world dance again!

“Tell the whole story, tell him what happened, tell him you’re lying… Tell him it’s not him but me you answer the phone to…” says the chorus of the new single. This promising hit is not only lyrically enticing but rhythmically catchy; fusing a multitude of sounds. The song, which was released under the Sony Music / Magnus Media label, tells the all-too-familiar story of a desired woman who has to choose between two men. Her lover begs her to “tell the whole story” by putting her deceptive ways to rest and finally choosing to be happy with him.

The music video was filmed in Wynwood highlighting the influential Latin atmosphere that consumes the typical Miami lifestyle: everything is beautiful, forget your troubles and let’s party. We see Gente de Zona and El Micha singing to their respective girls while flirting and dancing in a way that exudes sensuality. It is a video that is characterized by its stunningly colorful cinematography and good vibes.

“‘Hazle Completo el Cuento’ is the epitome of a good time,” said Bianca Alarcón, Vice President of Content Development, LaMusica App/SBS. “We were thrilled to find out we would be working with Magnus Media and Sony on this project. The video premiere is a great demonstration of the ability to connect us all to our cultural roots while, at the same time, entertaining our audience in new and exciting ways.”

The single “Hazle Completo el Cuento” will be available on November 16th, 2018 on all digital platforms.

Do not miss the exclusive premiere of the music video “Hazle Completo el Cuento” this Friday, November 16th, 2018 on LaMusica App, which is available for free via IOS and Android app stores. More information about the LaMusica App can be found at http://www.lamusica.com.

About Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc.

Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (SBS) owns and operates radio stations located in the top U.S. Hispanic markets of New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco and Puerto Rico, airing the Tropical, Regional Mexican, Spanish Adult Contemporary, Top 40 and Urbano format genres. SBS also operates AIRE Radio Networks, a national radio platform of over 250 affiliated stations reaching 93% of the U.S. Hispanic audience. SBS also owns MegaTV, a television operation with over-the-air, cable and satellite distribution and affiliates throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico, produces a nationwide roster of live concerts and events, and owns a stable of digital properties, including LaMusica App, a mobile app providing Latino-focused audio and video streaming content and HitzMaker, a new-talent destination for aspiring artists. For more information, visit us online at www.spanishbroadcasting.com.

MEDIA CONTACT SBS:

Vladimir Gomez

vgomez@sbscorporate.com

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All-New 2020 Toyota Corolla Ready To Rock The Sedan World

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The Corolla sedan’s bold new look is a perfect reflection of the bumper-to-bumper, wheels-to-roof transformation that has taken place.

CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA, California, Nov. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — With more than 46 million Toyota Corollas sold globally since its introduction in 1966, it would be difficult to find a driver who did not recognize the name. Everyone, it seems, has a Corolla story. Many, though are going to be doing double takes when they see the re-imagined and reconfigured 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan. And that’s exactly the point.

The Corolla sedan’s bold new look is a perfect reflection of the bumper-to-bumper, wheels-to-roof transformation that has taken place.

The 12th-generation Toyota Corolla made its arrival in two chapters: the all-new Corolla hatchback arrived earlier this year, and now comes the current best-selling Corolla body style, the sedan. Both are based on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), which is far more than a new body structure, bringing together new approaches to engineering, design, assembly, and materials.

TNGA transforms both Corolla styles into drivers’ delights while also bolstering the model’s renowned value and reliability. Both draw from the same DNA and share powertrains. It’s no surprise, then, that the 2020 Corolla sedan dramatically elevates this model’s focus on comfort and refinement while also infusing it with the Corolla hatchback’s feisty personality.

The Corolla sedan’s bold new look is a perfect reflection of the bumper-to-bumper, wheels-to-roof transformation that has taken place. The TNGA platform means an available engine that produces more power than its predecessor yet delivers better fuel efficiency. TNGA imbues the Corolla sedan with greater agility, yet also with its smoothest, quietest ride. TNGA also means an elevated feeling of quality in every surface, switch and control the driver sees and touches. And, critically, TNGA delivers on Toyota’s commitment to driver and passenger safety with the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 suite of active safety systems – standard on every Corolla sedan model.

Design Transformation

Toyota shook up the midsize sedan ranks with the new-generation Camry, and now the compact sedan segment is in for a jolt with the 2020 Corolla sedan. From every angle, the new Corolla sedan looks lower and leaner, tauter and tighter. Powerful fender flares and generously curved fender top surfaces accent its sculpted, athletic core.

The bold front fascia details vary by model grade, with the SE and XSE putting on the sportiest face, including a body-color chin spoiler and aero stabilizing fins to emphasize the wide stance. The slim, J-shaped Bi-Beam LED headlamps wrap deeply into the front fenders and give the Corolla sedan a steely stare and a distinct nighttime signature. The sporty SE and XSE grades use triple J-shaped clearance lamps with LED light guides along with LED turn signals, creating a unique design signature.

The rear leaves a distinct lighting impression as well, with narrow combination lamps that wrap deeply into the fenders. All 2020 Corolla sedan models use LEDs, the type and style varying by model grade. The sporty grades feature smoked outer light lenses.

Cabin Fever

Simple. Warm. Inviting. Sensuous. These descriptors, seemingly from the luxury car realm, inspired designers’ efforts when visualizing Corolla sedan’s cabin. The result is called “sensuous minimalism.” It’s equal parts sporty and elegant, and, as always, Corolla-comfortable and durable.

A neat instrument panel lends an open, harmonious feeling thanks to its slimmer upper surface, with character lines that interlock with the door trim to convey an airy atmosphere. At the center of the instrument panel, within easy view for the driver and front passenger, sits a high-resolution 8-inch multimedia touchscreen for the standard Entune 3.0 multimedia system on all grades except the L grade, which gets a 7-inch multimedia touchscreen.

The center stack screen provides access to vehicle settings, audio controls, navigation, and Entune 3.0 apps. Climate controls, located below the multimedia portal, are fashioned in a bright, highly visible digitized configuration. The center stack flows into a wider console, with an armrest that’s nearly 0.8-in. longer than in the previous model, for greater comfort.

Dynamic Force is with You

The 2020 Corolla sedan L, LE, and XLE grades will use the 1.8-liter engine (2ZR-FAE) found in the previous generation, yet with more horsepower and better fuel efficiency. The XSE and SE grades are powered by a completely-new 2.0-liter Dynamic-Force direct-injection inline four-cylinder engine (M20A-FKS). This new engine delivers more performance and using less fuel. Remarkably, the new Corolla sedan engine is physically smaller and lighter, helping to lower the car’s center of gravity and improve its overall balance.

The 2020 Corolla will be available at dealerships Spring 2019.

About Toyota

Toyota (NYSE:TM) has been a part of the cultural fabric in the U.S. and North America for 60 years, and is committed to advancing sustainable, next-generation mobility through our Toyota and Lexus brands. During that time, Toyota has created a tremendous value chain as our teams have contributed to world-class design, engineering, and assembly of more than 36 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ more than 47,000 people (more than 37,000 in the U.S.).  Our 1,800 North American dealerships (nearly 1,500 in the U.S.) sold more than 2.7 million cars and trucks (2.4 million in the U.S.) in 2017 – and about 87 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 15 years are still on the road today.  

Through the Start Your Impossible campaign, Toyota highlights the way it partners with community, civic, academic and governmental organizations to address our society’s most pressing mobility challenges. We believe that when people are free to move, anything is possible. For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyotanewsroom.com.

Media Contact:
Zachary Reed
469-292-3499
zachary.reed@toyota.com

   

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Disaster-Affected Homeowners Receive Expanded Support from Fannie Mae

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WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Fannie Mae (OTC Bulletin Board: FNMA) today announced the launch of a supplement to the post-disaster mortgage relief options the company currently offers. Fannie Mae’s Disaster Response Network™ is a comprehensive case-management service for disaster-affected homeowners whose mortgage loans are backed by the company. The program provides homeowners broader personalized support to address safety and basic needs, property repairs, employment, and financial recovery—all of which affect a borrower’s ability to meet their mortgage obligations.

“Communities face extraordinary challenges dealing with the impacts of a natural disaster,” says Michael T. Hernandez, Vice President Disaster Recovery & Rebuild, Fannie Mae. “For homeowners, the process can be complex, stressful, and time-consuming. We want to help families regain their personal and financial footing beginning with mortgage relief, but also by helping more broadly to ensure a successful recovery.”

The Disaster Response Network is operated by Clearpoint Credit Counseling Solutions through their Project Porchlight program. Utilizing a call-center model, staffed exclusively by HUD-certified counselors within the United States, the Disaster Response network will help homeowners navigate the challenging and unfamiliar post-disaster recovery process and will include: 

  • A comprehensive case assessment and action plan designed to meet the homeowner’s needs. 
  • Assistance in filing FEMA, insurance, and Small Business Administration (SBA) claims as well as providing additional referrals and resources for disaster recovery and resiliency. 
  • Tri-party calls with assistance providers and homeowners, plus ongoing counselor-homeowner check-ins to help ensure a successful recovery.
  • A web-based platform designed to educate borrowers, provide resources and updates, and create a supportive online community of neighbors facing similar challenges.

Homeowners with a Fannie Mae-owned loan whose property is in a FEMA-declared zone are eligible for free assistance from the Disaster Response Network. If the home was not damaged, but the borrower’s employment/income was negatively affected, they are still eligible for the program.

Homeowners may access the program in one of the following ways:

  • Mortgage servicers or Fannie Mae’s Mortgage Help Network may refer disaster-affected Fannie Mae homeowners to the Disaster Response Network. 
  • Homeowners can see if Fannie Mae owns their loan and request help by visiting the Loan Lookup Tool at www.KnowYourOptions.com/loanlookup or by calling us directly at 1-800-2FANNIE (1-800-232-6643).

Fannie Mae helps make the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage and affordable rental housing possible for millions of Americans. We partner with lenders to create housing opportunities for families across the country. We are driving positive changes in housing finance to make the home buying process easier, while reducing costs and risk. To learn more, visit fanniemae.com and follow us on twitter.com/fanniemae.

SOURCE Fannie Mae

America’s Promise Alliance Launches ‘Every School Healthy’ Campaign to Fuel Movement to Create Healthy Schools Across the Country

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WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — America’s Promise Alliance, the nation’s largest network dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth, today announced the launch of the ‘Every School Healthy’ campaign to create healthy and safe schools where all young people can thrive. 

Driven by the belief that every student deserves a healthy school that advances their education and promotes their social, emotional, physical, and mental health, the campaign is investing $1.8 million in six communities to accelerate progress of innovative solutions that create learning environments where students can thrive. Set against a backdrop of increased student activism where students are speaking out about the challenges they face, the campaign will help accelerate on-the-ground efforts to support the social emotional needs of youth. Not meeting the social and emotional needs of youth is emerging as an identifiable barrier to academic success.

To raise awareness and spark action, Every School Healthy will also engage partner organizations and individuals to tell the stories of schools and communities working to create healthy schools. The campaign will not only highlight collaborative successes and solutions, but also amplify the voices of young people working within their schools and communities to transform them into spaces where youth can truly thrive. Through these efforts, the campaign will provide proof points and motivation to inspire more people to take action to create healthy schools in their community.

“The research is overwhelming on the connections between health, education, and youth development,” said John Gomperts, President and CEO of America’s Promise Alliance. “By paying close attention to students’ social and emotional well-being in addition to their physical well-being, schools will see the better educational outcomes they seek and prepare students to lead longer, more fulfilling lives.”

A Critical Moment for Student Success

As new research brings into focus the rippling hardships many young people experience and the increased urgency to support their healthy development, the campaign comes at a crucial moment. Key findings from this research include:

  • Youth of color are at increased risk for poor health outcomes due to a lack of access to the social supports, opportunities, and experiences essential for healthy development, according to a report (Barriers to Wellness) by The Center for Promise, America’s Promise research institute.
  • Students are increasingly absorbing stress and anxiety experienced by teachers, as more professional development and support is needed to prevent a trickle-down effect impacting students, according to a recent report (Creating Policies to Support Healthy Schools) by Child Trends, a nonprofit research organization and America’s Promise partner.

“Every child deserves to be in a school that promotes their well-being and allows them to be at their best,” said Jennifer M. Ng‘andu, Interim Managing Director-Program at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. “Sadly, this is not the reality for too many kids in America. All of us have a role to play—from families and businesses to young people themselves—in creating supportive schools that allow every child to grow, thrive, and meet the challenges of the world around them.”

Supporting Innovative Solutions at the Community Level

Communities across the country are already leading on-the-ground efforts to make schools places where youth can thrive. Every School Healthy will support several of those communities, funding acceleration work in six communities (in five states) already engaged in cross-sector efforts to create healthy schools. Each acceleration site represents what is possible when organizations and schools come together to collaborate on addressing challenges standing in the way of creating healthier schools. These six sites were selected through a competitive process from a pool that included more than 145 communities from 20 states across the country, and include:

  • Adelante Mujeres (Forest Grove, OR)—Adelante Mujeres provides holistic education and empowerment opportunities to low-income Latina women and their families to ensure full participation and active leadership in the community. One of their key programs is the Chicas Youth Development Program, which provides girls ranging from third to 12th grade the opportunity to participate in weekly afterschool sessions that develop their leadership potential, build strong cultural identity, and foster healthy lifestyles and academic success. They carry out this program by partnering with local public schools and working with more than 500 local families each year.
  • Alive and Well Communities (St. Louise, MO)—Alive and Well Communities is a nonprofit organization that is focused on activating communities to address the trauma experienced by residents and develop pathways to healing, well-being, and equity. They believe that the impacts of trauma prevent schools from being an environment that supports health and well-being for students and staff alike. The work of Alive and Well Communities is led by community members and works to promote trauma-informed practices at an institutional, community, and national level.
  • Better Together Central Oregon (Crook County, OR)—Better Together Central Oregon and six key community organizations are partnering with Crook County School District in a comprehensive effort to create healthier students and staff and build a Culture of Care in schools and across the community. At its core, the model includes whole school development through staff engagement in trauma-informed practices, increased capacity in schools for mental health support, and amplifying youth and community voice in a movement to de-stigmatization mental illness and increase positive interactions between students and the adults they encounter in schools.
  • FIT2gether (Cherokee County, SC)—Cherokee County School District has launched FIT2gether, a student-driven initiative designed to catalyze a culture of health through empowerment and collective action. FIT2gether has three components that each focus on a different population: FIT2Learn (students), FIT2Serve (staff), and FIT2Prosper (community). With student-led teams at each school in the district, young people will identify barriers to health and well-being and design solutions to make healthier school environments and communities for all.
  • Partnership for Child Health (Jacksonville, FL)—Partnership for Child Health is working with the schools and broader community in Health Zone 1, known as Jacksonville’s Urban Core, to integrate trauma-informed and child rights-based approaches to advance whole child health. This effort will be fully integrated into existing initiatives aimed at improving the health and well-being of students in Health Zone 1 that include the Wolfson Children’s School Based Health Center and Full Service School program.
  • Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness (Staten Island, NY)— Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness is partnering with North Shore schools and community partners to empower young people, parents, and faculty to advocate for healthy schools. The approach puts young people in the leadencouraging them to identify health disparities in the schools and community, develop site-specific suggestions, and forge positive change through authentic dialogue and strong partnerships.

America’s Promise Alliance is leading the Every School Healthy campaign in partnership with ChildObesity180, Communities In Schools, FoodCorps, National Association of Community Health Centers, and Turnaround for Children. The Every School Healthy campaign is a part of Together for Healthy and Successful Schools, a collaborative initiative working to advance the vision that all schools support education and health. Together for Healthy and Successful Schools is comprised of America’s Promise Alliance, Child Trends, and Healthy Equity Works at Washington University in St. Louis, and it is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

For more information about Every School Healthy, please visit our website at EverySchoolHealthy.org.

CONTACT INFO
Dennis Vega
202.657.0682 
dennisv@americaspromise.org

America’s Promise Alliance leads more than 450 organizations, communities, and individuals dedicated to making the promise of America real for every child. For more information, visit www.AmericasPromise.org.

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SOURCE America’s Promise Alliance

The Home Depot Declares Third Quarter Dividend Of $1.03

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ATLANTA, Nov. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The Home Depot®, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, today announced that its board of directors declared a third quarter cash dividend of $1.03 per share. The dividend is payable on December 13, 2018, to shareholders of record on the close of business on November 29, 2018. This is the 127th consecutive quarter the company has paid a cash dividend.

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The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,286 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal 2017, The Home Depot had sales of $100.9 billion and earnings of $8.6 billion. The Company employs more than 400,000 associates. The Home Depot’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index.

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All-New 2019 Honda Passport Starts Adventure with Global Debut in Los Angeles

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All-New 2019 Honda Passport Starts Adventure with Global Debut in Los Angeles

TORRANCE, California, Nov. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — With a video teasing its on- and off-road capabilities and adventuresome spirit, today Honda announced it will unveil the all-new 2019 Honda Passport on November 27, the day before making its auto show global debut the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. The reveal will be livestreamed and available for viewing on Honda’s YouTube channel (https://honda.us/PassportReveal) starting at 3:30 p.m. PST.

All-New 2019 Honda Passport Starts Adventure with Global Debut in Los Angeles

The new Passport, launching early next year, expands on Honda’s award-winning light-truck lineup, joining the HR-V, CR-V and Pilot as Honda’s fourth SUV and its sixth light-truck model, including the Odyssey minivan and Ridgeline pickup. Passport was designed and developed in the U.S. by Honda R&D Americas and will be manufactured at Honda’s Lincoln, Alabama plant.

“The new Passport is a more personal, powerful and off-road-capable SUV that hits the sweet spot between daily driving comfort and weekend off-road, all-weather adventure capability,” said Henio Arcangeli, Jr., senior vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. & General Manager, Honda Division. “With customer demand for SUVs continuing to grow, the new adventure-ready Passport is going to further solidify our lineup, attracting new buyers and keeping existing customers in the Honda family.”

Honda brand light-truck sales are on track for a fourth-straight record year, on the way to top 700,000 units for the third year in a row and now accounting for more than half of the Honda brand’s U.S. sales so far this year, with light-truck sales up 5.3 percent from year-ago results. Further strengthening its capacity to meet record demand for light trucks, in August Honda added production of the CR-V to a fourth North American plant, in Marysville, Ohio. The CR-V is now Honda’s top-selling model and continues as the most popular SUV in America over the past 20 years. Earlier this year, Honda launched freshened versions of its Pilot and HR-V sport-utilities, with upgraded technology, expanded availability of Honda Sensing®, and more premium features. Strong demand for the Honda Pilot has sales up more than 41 percent for the first ten months of 2018.

The Honda light truck lineup has been widely recognized for excellence in design, packaging, safety features and performance, with Honda named America’s “Best SUV Brand” by U.S. News and World Report in 2018, for the second straight year. Reflecting Honda’s commitment to local production, the Odyssey, Pilot and Ridgeline recently took three of the top 10 spots in Cars.com’s 2018 American-Made Index.

For More Information
Consumer information is available at automobiles.honda.com. To join the Honda community on Facebook, visit facebook.com/honda. Additional media information including detailed pricing features and high-resolution photography of all 2018 and released 2019 Honda models is available at hondanews.com.

About Honda
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies sold through over 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Fit, Civic, Insight, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for more than 36 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2017, more than 90 percent of all Honda brand vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

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SOURCE American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® Brings Needed Services and Day of Family Fun to Dallas

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DALLAS, Nov. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — On Saturday, November 17, 2018, the National Alliance for Hispanic Health and The Concilio present the 12th Annual ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!®Dallas event at A Plus Academy Secondary School.  The event promotes physical activity and good nutrition in Hispanic communities for better health and wellness for the whole family.

“For twelve years, ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving! ® has provided nutrition education, free health screenings and wellness activities to communities across the nation,” said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health. “To continue our work to increase the inclusion of Hispanics in clinical and biomedical research, we are bringing the All of Us Research Program to our communities. The participation of diverse communities in All of Us will help build the foundation for a new era of health care where medicine is tailored to each person.”  The National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s All of Us Research Program is an ambitious effort to advance individualized prevention, treatment and care for people of all backgrounds. People ages 18 and older, regardless of health status, will be able to enroll. 

“The Concilio is once again honored to have partnered with the Alliance to implement ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving! in Southeast Dallas,” said Florencia Velasco Fortner, President and CEO of The Concilio.  “This year we are once again teaming up with the Southeast Chamber of Commerce and the City of Dallas to serve even more families in partnership with Grovefest.” 

What:

  • Health Screenings and information: Cholesterol, Glucose, Blood Pressure, Flu Shots, Dental and more!
  • Fitness: Zumba, Yoga, and Obstacle Courses
  • Nutrition: Fresh Fruits and Healthy Snacks, and Educational Resources
  • Family fun: Kid Zone, Music, Dancing, School Performances, and more!

Where: A Plus Academy Secondary School – 445 S. Masters Drive – Dallas, TX 75217
When: Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Cost:    FREE!

This event is also hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Pleasant Grove and Hon. Rickey D. Callahan from the City of Dallas District 5. “Together we hope to address the health disparities in Pleasant Grove and bring together the entire community for a fun, active day. ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving! has helped over 25,000 people in Dallas through the years,” said Velasco Fortner.

“I welcome you to join in this community event, receive important health information and take advantage of the health screenings being offered during this wonderful community-wide event,” said Rickey D. Callahan, City of Dallas Council Member, District 5.

“We are glad to provide ongoing support for ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® events across the country,” Robert Forrester, President and CEO of Newman’s Own Foundation, said. “These programs bring communities together, empower individuals to improve their health and address a broad range of needs at the local level.”

SOURCE National Alliance for Hispanic Health

A Gaggle Of Gifts Causes ’12 Days Of Christmas’ Prices To Rise, According To PNC

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PITTSBURGH, Nov. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The PNC Christmas Price Index predicts True Loves will need to have more money on hand to fill the stockings on the mantle this holiday shopping season. To purchase the gifts included in the classic holiday song “The 12 Days of Christmas,” it will cost 1.2 percent more than it did in 2017, according to the 35th annual holiday economic analysis by The PNC Financial Services Group.

PNC calculated the 2018 price tag for The PNC Christmas Price Index at $39,094.93, approximately $450 or 1.2 percent more than last year’s cost, but less than the government’s Consumer Price Index, which increased 2.5 percent through October in year-over-year measurement before seasonal adjustment.

“While we have witnessed more market volatility this year, consumer confidence remains strong and wage growth is beginning to catch up with high employment,” said Amanda Agati, co-chief investment strategist for The PNC Financial Services Group. “The PNC Christmas Price Index reflects these trends, as we see strong growth in key areas.”

The cost of each item was revealed this morning on PNC’s interactive website (pnc.com/ChristmasPriceIndex), which teaches consumers about the index and features a historical comparison of index data. This year’s insights include:

  • Golden Geese: The price for Six Geese-a-Laying was up 8.3 percent, after not seeing an increase since 2014.
  • Tarnished Rings: After posting the largest growth rate in 2017’s index, the cost of Five Gold Rings fell 9 percent due to less demand and fluctuations in gold prices throughout 2018.
  • Leapers, Pipers and Drummers, Oh, My: As lagging wages start to catch up to a tight labor market, the Lords-a-Leaping, Pipers Piping and Drummers Drumming all saw an increase, as costs rose between 3 and 3.5 percent.

To mirror the government’s core CPI, which excludes food and energy prices, PNC removes the Swans – typically the most volatile item in the index – from its total index. The core PNC Christmas Price Index was up 1.7 percent from a year ago, while the government’s core Consumer Price Index rose 2.1 percent year-over-year through October.

For tech-savvy True Loves, the PNC Christmas Price Index also calculates the cost of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” gifts purchased on the Internet. As Internet prices tend to be higher due to travel and shipping costs, True Loves will have to splurge $41,165.95 ($2,071.02 more than in-store purchases) for the convenience of online shopping this year.

A PNC predecessor bank in Philadelphia began estimating the cost of the 12 Christmas gifts in 1984 as a holiday client letter. This year’s price is approximately 95 percent higher than the inaugural report 34 years ago.

As part of its annual tradition, PNC also tabulates the “True Cost of Christmas,” which is the total cost of items bestowed by a True Love who repeats all the song’s verses. Purchasing all 364 gifts will require $170,609.46, up $781.94 from last year and $66,813.45 from 1984.

The PNC index’s sources include retailers, hatcheries, the Philadelphia-based PHILADANCO and the Pennsylvania Ballet Company.

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC) is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking including a full range of lending products; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. For information about PNC, visit www.pnc.com.

2018 PNC Christmas Price Index®
Based upon the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas”

TRADITIONAL

INTERNET

% Change

% Change

2017

2018

2018/17

2017

2018

2018/17

One Partridge in a Pear Tree

$       219.95

$       220.13

0.1%

$       269.00

$       284.18

5.6%

Partridge

$        20.00

$         20.18

0.9%

$         95.00

$       110.18

16.0%

Pear Tree

$       199.95

$        199.95

0.0%

$       174.00

$        174.00

0.0%

Two Turtle Doves

$       375.00

$        375.00

0.0%

$       455.00

$       450.00

-1.1%

Three French Hen

$       181.50

$        181.50

0.0%

$       281.50

$       291.50

3.6%

Four Calling Birds

$       599.96

$        599.96

0.0%

$       370.00

$       418.00

13.0%

Five Gold Rings

$       825.00

$       750.00

-9.1%

$       899.75

$       969.75

7.8%

Six Geese-a-Laying

$       360.00

$       390.00

8.3%

$    1,488.00

$    1,548.00

4.0%

Seven Swans-a-Swimming

$  13,125.00

$    13,125.00

0.0%

$  15,165.00

$   15,165.00

0.0%

Eight Maids-a-Milking

$        58.00

$          58.00

0.0%

$       377.28

$       391.68

3.8%

Nine Ladies Dancing^

$    7,552.84

$     7,552.84

0.0%

$    7,552.84

$     7,552.84

0.0%

10 Lords-a-Leaping*

$    9,708.74

$  10,000.00

3.0%

$    9,708.74

$  10,000.00

3.0%

11 Pipers Piping

$    2,708.40

$    2,804.40

3.5%

$    2,475.00

$     2,475.00

0.0%

12 Drummers Drumming

$    2,934.10

$    3,038.10

3.5%

$    1,620.00

$     1,620.00

0.0%

Total Christmas Price Index*

$  34,363.49

$    39,094.93

1.2%

$   40,662.11

$   41,165.95

1.2%

True cost of Christmas in song*

$  169,827.52

$  170,609.46

0.5%

$ 190,775.98

$ 193,360.92

1.4%

“Core” index, excluding swans*

$    25,523.49

$    25,969.93

1.7%

$   25,497.11

$   26,000.95

2.0%

^ Revised: 2017 Internet-only price adjusted
* Revised: 2017 prices adjusted

CONTACT:

Rob Tacey
(302) 429-2743
robert.tacey@pnc.com

SOURCE PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

Agreement For Peace And Development Signed, Opens The Future At San Mateo Ixtatán

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Communities, Government and private company sign agreement for the development and peace of San Mateo Ixtatán

HUEHUETENANGO, Guatemala, Nov. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — With happiness and responsibility, the Dialogue and Negotiation Table informs the national and international public that the Agreement for Peace and Development in San Mateo Ixtatán was signed on November 8, 2018 (7 Q’anil according to the Mayan calendar) in Huehuetenango City.

Communities, Government and private company sign agreement for the development and peace of San Mateo Ixtatán

After about a year of preparation and nine months of negotiation, delegates of the Government of the Republic; Mayor and Municipal Corporation; the plural representations of 23 Comunidades of the north of the area; Trece Democracia, Consenso y Desarrollo and the Energía y Renovación Company; Consorcio por la Paz, el Desarrollo y la Cultura as Moderator of the process; the Bishop of Huehuetenango, Monsignor Álvaro Ramazzini as Observer, reached a far-reaching agreement, of an integral nature, aimed at recovering the governance of San Mateo Ixtatán, ensuring the permanent presence of the central government and creating conditions for inclusive development, with cultural identity, environmental sustainability and a scope of more than ten years.

At the signing of this Agreement, the auxiliary mayors of the communities of San Mateo Ixtatán, as well as the representatives of the genuine indigenous authorities of the Board of Directors of the 48 Cantons of Totonicapán, joined in the capacity of Witnesses of Honor; Indigenous Municipality of Sololá; Indigenous Authorities of Nebaj and San Pedro Jocopilas, Quiché; indigenous authorities of San Sebastián Coatán, Jacaltenango and Barillas, Huehuetenango, whose signature strengthens the legitimacy of the agreements reached and provides the recognition of the true ancestral authorities.

In addition to the presence of special guests such as the Apostolic Nuncio of Pope Francis, the Ambassador of Germany, trade union leaders and the national and international press, the event was attended by three hundred representatives, women and men, from the different microregions of the municipality of San Mateo Ixtatán. Once again, an invitation was invited to violent groups acting outside the law, to join the effort of peace and development of the municipality that this Agreement initiates, and to benefit from the results achieved in education, health, environment, security, access to justice, agriculture, entrepreneurship, among others.

The negotiation process has concluded, but this represents only the beginning of a new stage of work to achieve full and increasing compliance with the commitments acquired by all the Parties.

IN SAN MATEO IXTATÁN, THE FUTURE HAS ALREADY BEGUN

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SOURCE Mesa de Diálogo por el Desarrollo y la Paz de San Mateo Ixtatán

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Kia announces 2020 Soul to make world-debut at LA Auto Show

IRVINE, California, Nov. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — An undeniable automotive icon will make its world debut at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show.  The instantly recognizable Soul Crossover is all new for 2020 and will come to market with awesome versatility for everyone. Its bold design, uncompromising utility and fun-to-drive personality will be highlighted through the availability of several drivetrains, including turbocharged and “gas-free” electric1 options.  The all-new Soul Crossover is set to go on sale next year.

Kia announces 2020 Soul to make world-debut at LA Auto Show

12020 Soul EV will be available in select retailers in select markets with limited availability.

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SOURCE Kia Motors America

Schramm Marketing Group Marks 25 Years Producing Conferences And Promoting Sports And Entertainment To Ethnic Communities Of Fans And Audiences Agency Founder Joe Schramm Honored As “King Of Queens” For Returning Company To Queens

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(Left to Right): Shannan Ferry, Anchor/Reporter, Spectrum News NY1; Joe Schramm, Managing Partner & President, Schramm Marketing Group; Vicki Schneps, President of Schneps Communications.

NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Joe Schramm, the founder, managing partner and president of Long Island City’s Schramm Marketing Group, is one of 50 executives from Queens-based businesses being honored this year as a King of Queens by Schneps Communications, the publisher of several leading local news print and digital publications serving areas of New York City, and Long Island.  Schramm is being recognized for his decision earlier this year to move the company back to Queens, where it was first established in 1993. 

(Left to Right): Shannan Ferry, Anchor/Reporter, Spectrum News NY1; Joe Schramm, Managing Partner & President, Schramm Marketing Group; Vicki Schneps, President of Schneps Communications.

“When we develop a marketing strategy for one of our clients, we focus on the qualities that define the cultural diversity within their audience or customer base.  Queens is the most diverse municipality in the world, so it is the best place to experience different cultures, first-hand.  Naturally, we wanted to re-locate our company here,” said Schramm. 

Schramm Marketing Group, a multicultural marketing firm and the producer of conferences for the television and video industries is celebrating its 25th year in business. The company is widely recognized for creating the Annual Hispanic Television Summit and for being the chief programmer of last month’s television industry expo, NAB Show New York at the Javits Center which featured keynoters Robert De Niro, the Academy Award-winning actor, Wendy Williams host of daytime TV’s “Wendy Williams Show” and Martha Raddatz, the ABC News global affairs correspondent.  Schramm Marketing Group is also a leading promoter of international soccer and is an expert in the business of subscription television and video services, especially with Hispanic audiences.  

The company was founded in 1993 by cable TV marketing veteran Joe Schramm.  “I was the president at another agency, and we were promoting the first ever U.S. pay-per-view telecast of the South American soccer championship, Copa America,” said Schramm.  He continued, “I saw that soccer could be a profitable television property driven in part by Hispanic audiences. The timing was right.  I started the company from my apartment in Forest Hills, Queens. Ever since, we have been attracting sponsors and fans, especially Hispanics, to soccer on TV and in stadiums.” 

“Driving ticket sales to live events, has been only one part of the company’s history,” said Rafael Eli, a direct marketing expert, and a partner in the firm since 2001.  He added, “We are proud of the role we play to put fans in seats. We’ve sold-out venues nationwide, including Citi Field and MetLife Stadium.”  Last year, the company leveraged its experience in ticket sales and Hispanic marketing to launch Fantástico, a Spanish and English language site where Hispanics buy tickets online to the events they want to see, using the mobile devices they like to use, in the language they prefer to speak.

In addition to soccer, Schramm has developed marketing strategies for targeting consumers who identify by ethnicity, nationality, language, age, gender and sexual orientation.  The company has helped to launch leading ethnically-targeted cable TV networks and has driven subscriptions for pay TV and video providers, as well as live sports on demand. 

To learn more about Schramm Marketing Group, visit www.schrammnyc.com.

About Schramm Marketing Group
Schramm is a marketing agency that specializes in multicultural and segmented marketing, ticket sales promotions, and producing conferences for the television and video industry. The company is recognized for its expertise in attracting large, sold-out crowds for international soccer and for driving pay TV subscription sales.  They recently launched Fantastico.nyc where Latinos buy tickets online in Spanish. Schramm created and produces the Hispanic Television Summit as well as other internationally-recognized conferences.  Schramm’s clients include the leading brands in sports, television, entertainment, telecommunications, and non-profits.  For more information, visit www.schrammnyc.com

For more information, contact:

Schramm Marketing Group
Navi Ramnarain
212.983.0219
navi@schrammnyc.com

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HITN TV Announces The Winner Of “Centro Medico” Season One Marathon Viewing Contest

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BROOKLYN, N.Y., Nov. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — HITN, the leading Spanish-language network that offers educational and entertainment content to families in more than 44 million households across the United States, announced the winner of the contest it launched in September during a 32-hour marathon presentation of Season One of “Centro Médico.”  The grand-prize experience for the young winner and her guest included airfare and hotel accommodations in Madrid, and the opportunity to spend time to meet cast and crew of Centro Médico.

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“The first season of Centro Médico was one of HITN’s five most-watched programs and we are very pleased the marathon’s contest achieved a huge level of engagement among our audience and digital users,” remarked Maximiliano Vaccaro, Director of Digital Services at HITN.  “During the weekend of the contest our website, HITN.TV, broke all previous records of visitors and participants.”

HITN received more than 30,000 visits to its website in the first 15 days of September, with over 1,500 people signing up to participate in the contest. The winner, who correctly answered all of the questions posed about the show, is a recent high school graduate who plans to study nursing. Her mother, also a nurse, convinced her daughter to stay home the weekend of the Season One marathon to gain inspiration from “Centro Médico.”

“To be a nurse, you need compassion, vocation and a desire to help others,” noted Paola Delgado, the young winner and a resident of Lawrenceville, Georgia, EE.UU.  “After watching my mother practice the profession for so many years, I think I have what it takes. After my meeting with the cast of ‘Centro Médico’, I’m determined even more to follow in my mom’s footsteps and study to become a registered nurse.”

Centro Médico” recreates medical cases in a hospital setting, with fascinating explanations emphasizing the strategies adopted by doctors and patients.  Every episode analyzes a common medical condition, describing the emotional effects that go hand in hand with clinical diagnosis and treatment.  The show is produced in Spain by Televisión Española and airs in the United States exclusively on HITN.

Season Two of “Centro Médico,” part of HITN’s “Vida y Salud” (Life and Health) block, airs on weekdays at 3:00 p.m. Eastern/12:00 p.m. Pacific.

HITN-TV is a leading Spanish-language media company that offers educational and cultural programming for the whole family.  It reaches more than 44 million viewers in the US and Puerto Rico via DIRECTV, DIRECTV NOW, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse TV, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast, Charter Spectrum, Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism and Altice.  For more information, please visit www.hitn.org.

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Sprint and Prince Royce Introduce the Llevame Sprint Sweepstakes to Celebrate New International Long-Distance Promotion in Time for the Holidays!

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Sprint and Prince Royce Introduce the Llevame Sprint Sweepstakes to Celebrate New International Long-Distance Promotion in Time for the Holidays!

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, Nov. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Sprint (NYSE: S) and multi-platinum award-winning artist, Prince Royce are making the holidays even brighter this year, giving customers the ability to call and text with friends and family outside of the United States for FREE for six months. After the promotion ends, just pay $15 per month plus your Sprint Unlimited Plan1. As customers send festive greetings to their friends and families far away, Sprint will also give one lucky person a memorable trip to visit their relatives in-person with the Llevame Sprint sweepstakes2. Holiday cheer!

Sprint and Prince Royce Introduce the Llevame Sprint Sweepstakes to Celebrate New International Long-Distance Promotion in Time for the Holidays!

Llevame Sprint sweepstakes: One lucky customer will win a grand prize trip for two to travel outside of the United States to reconnect with family or friends. Customers will also have the opportunity to enter to win six weekly prize drawings for devices and gift cards.

The sweepstakes will run Nov. 12 through Dec. 31, visit www.LlevameSprint.com for details. Customers can enter the sweepstakes by using #LlevameSprintSweeps plus the three digit alpha country code (i.e. MEX for Mexico, HON for Honduras, COL for Colombia) on Sprint Latino’s Facebook, Instagram or Twitter sweepstakes posts.

Llevame Sprint sweepstakes includes:

  • Six winners to receive a new device or $50 gift card
  • One grand-prize winner to receive a trip for two outside of the United States (travel and hotel included)

“Family is everything to me, which is why I’m always looking for the best ways to keep in touch with my loved ones in the Dominican Republic,” said Prince Royce. “My friends at Sprint are making it easier than ever to stay connected with free international calls and texts. And to continue bringing you closer to the people that matter most, Llevame Sprint Sweepstakes is the perfect opportunity to surprise your relatives across the globe and reunite with them in person.”  

Sprint has found that more customers call internationally during the holiday season. Additionally, more than twice as many Sprint customers call internationally than travel internationally. With an evident spike in international calls, Sprint customers can connect with friends and family at ease using this International Long Distance offer. For a limited time, enjoy this holiday gift with 6 months FREE access to Sprint’s International Calling Plan which includes FREE calling & texting from the United States to Colombia, Peru, Venezuela and more destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean all from a network Built for Unlimited at the BEST Price3.

Dedicated to connecting customers to those abroad, Sprint Unlimited offers $24 per month, per line for five lines which includes calling and texting from the U.S. to Mexico. In addition, customers can automatically enjoy talk, text and 5GB LTE roaming in Mexico at no additional cost4.

“Whether it’s your grandmother living in her home country or your best friend abroad, we know how important it is for our customers to stay connected to their loved ones,” said Alberto Lorente, director of Multicultural Marketing, Sprint. “That is why we’ve made the Unlimited plan better than ever with the International Long Distance add-on. Make sure you keep in touch with your relatives and friends with our valued Sprint service and great savings.”

International Long Distance Add-on includes:

  • Unlimited calls and texts to countries such as Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela for six months
  • After six months pay $15 per line, per month for unlimited calls and texts

Unlimited includes:

  • All your TV in one place with Hulu
  • Stay connected with 500 MB Mobile Hotspot
  • Streaming in SD (DVD-quality)
  • In Mexico & Canada, enjoy unlimited talk & text and 5 GB of 4G LTE data
  • Global Roaming in more than 200 worldwide destinations
  • Unlimited data, talk and text nationwide

Want Unlimited HD? Add it for only $10 a month per line more5.

To sign up for the International Long Distance plan, visit your nearest Sprint store, call 1-800-SPRINT1 or go to www.Ilimitadoya.com for more details.

About Sprint:

Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served 54.5 million connections as of Sept. 30, 2018, and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Today, Sprint’s legacy of innovation and service continues with an increased investment to dramatically improve coverage, reliability, and speed across its nationwide network and commitment to launching the first 5G mobile network in the U.S. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.

1 Requires domestic service plan with primary usage in the U.S.
2 NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  Ends 12/31/18. Must be a legal resident of the United States and 18 or older.  Void where prohibited. 
3 Compared to national carrier unlimited plans, features differ.  Excludes taxes, surcharges and roaming.
4 Limited time offer. After Jan. 31, 2020, pay $60/month for line 1, $40/month for line 2 and $20/month/line for lines 3-5. With AutoPay. One (1) Hulu Limited Commercials plan per eligible Sprint account. MHS reduced to 3G speeds after 500MB/month. SD video streams up to 480p, music up to 500kbps, gaming up to 2Mbps. Data deprioritization during congestion. Other monthly charges apply.
5 HD video streams up to 1080p, music up to 1.5Mbps, gaming up to 8Mbps. Data deprioritization during congestion.

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Acura RDX Sets New Annual Sales Record

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The Acura RDX continues its quest to conquer luxury’s largest segment, topping its previous annual sales record with more than six weeks remaining in 2018.

TORRANCE, California, Nov. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The Acura RDX continues its quest to conquer luxury’s largest segment, topping its previous annual sales record with more than six weeks remaining in 2018. Since the launch of the fully redesigned 2019 model in June, RDX has posted five consecutive monthly sales records, with year-to-date sales in excess of 52,361 units, the previous record it set in 2016.

The Acura RDX continues its quest to conquer luxury’s largest segment, topping its previous annual sales record with more than six weeks remaining in 2018.

“As the first in a new generation, the 2019 RDX significantly ups the ante in terms of performance, design, materials and technology,” said Jon Ikeda, vice president & general manager of Acura. “The positive response from our customers is a powerful statement about the future direction of the Acura brand.”

RDX has quickly become the retail best-selling model in the premium midsize CUV category, luxury’s largest segment, and the number three top retail selling vehicle in all of luxury1. Further, RDX has helped Acura to a 7.3% gain in luxury SUV sales for the year, including a new all-time record for Acura SUVs in October. On a cumulative basis, all-time RDX sales now exceed 415,000 units, and RDX is the only model in its segment to top 50,000 units in sales every year since 2015. Moreover, the RDX is the class leader in sales to under-35 year-old luxury customers cumulatively since 2013.

Sales Momentum Across the Brand
Year-to-date, Acura is one of only two top-five luxury brands in positive retail sales territory. The recently redesigned Acura ILX sports sedan continues to gain market share, capturing the highest number of millennial buyers in segment, while the midsize TLX is outpacing key competitors from BMW, Lexus, Infiniti and Volvo in retail sales for the year. The Acura MDX, a perennial top choice in the premium upper midsize CUV segment, also holds the title of America’s best-selling three-row luxury SUV of all time. 

About Acura
Acura is a leading automotive luxury nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance – a commitment to evocative styling, high performance and innovative engineering, all built on a foundation of quality and reliability. The Acura lineup features six distinctive models – the RLX premium luxury sedan, the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the five-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, the seven-passenger Acura MDX, America’s all-time best-selling three-row luxury SUV, and the next-generation, electrified NSX supercar.

Five of the six models in the Acura lineup are made exclusively in central Ohio, using domestic and globally-sourced parts, including the ILX and TLX luxury sports sedans (Marysville Auto Plant), the RDX and MDX luxury SUVs (East Liberty Auto Plant) and the Acura NSX supercar, which is built to order at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio.

Additional media information including pricing, features & specifications and high-resolution photography is available at AcuraNews.com. Consumer information is available at Acura.com. Follow Acura on social media at Acura.us/SocialChannels.

1 Based on Urban Science retail sales data 2018CYTD September.

The Acura RDX continues its quest to conquer luxury’s largest segment, topping its previous annual sales record with more than six weeks remaining in 2018.

  

The Acura RDX continues its quest to conquer luxury’s largest segment, topping its previous annual sales record with more than six weeks remaining in 2018.

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WBC Heavyweight World Championship ‘Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury’ Will Screen Live in U.S. Movie Theaters December 1

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DENVER, Nov. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — WBC Heavyweight World Champion Deontay Wilder (40–0, 39 KOs) will defend his title against lineal champion Tyson Fury (27-0, 19 KOs) in a blockbuster matchup on Saturday, December 1. Boxing fans will want to catch all the action, larger-than-life on the big screen, at their local cinemas as these undefeated warriors battle it out LIVE from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. 

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Tickets for “Wilder vs Fury” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices.

The live broadcast of “Wilder vs Fury,” presented by SHOWTIME PPV and Fathom Events, is set for Saturday, December 1 at 9 p.m. ET/ 8 p.m. CT/ 7 p.m. MT/ 6 p.m. PT/ 5 p.m. AK/ 4 p.m. HI. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 400 select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). A complete list of theater locations is available on the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Wilder vs Fury” tests the raw power of Wilder against the unmatched size and mobility of Fury. America’s only heavyweight champion since 2007, former Olympian Wilder has won by knockout in all seven of his WBC title defenses. Fury, the “Gypsy King,” is a former IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight world champion who currently holds boxing’s coveted lineal heavyweight title. 

The evenly matched showdown of top-ranked heavyweights pits boxing’s two largest champions against each other in the most significant heavyweight fight in the United States since Lennox Lewis vs. Mike Tyson in 2002. In addition to physical stature – Wilder is 6-foot-7, Fury 6-foot-9 – both are among boxing’s greatest showmen, with outsized personalities and heavyweight charisma. 

“The fight world has been waiting for an epic heavyweight battle like this for more than 10 years,” said Ray Nutt, Fathom Events CEO. “We are proud to partner with Showtime to give fight fans the opportunity to view, right from their local cinemas, what is certain to be an awesome spectacle.”

For artwork/photos related to “Wilder vs Fury” visit the Fathom Events press site.

About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the leading event cinema distributor with theater locations in all top 100 DMAs® (Designated Market Areas) and ranks as one of the largest overall theater content distributors. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), Fathom Events offers a variety of unique entertainment events in movie theaters such as live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, top Broadway stage productions, major sporting events, epic concerts, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, inspirational events and popular anime franchises. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes for unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live Digital Broadcast Network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 967 locations and 1,517 screens in 181 DMAs. The company also provides corporations a compelling national footprint for hosting employee meetings, customer rewards events and new product launches. For more information, visit www.FathomEvents.com

About Showtime Networks Inc.
Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ and FLIX®, and also offers SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ ON DEMAND and FLIX ON DEMAND®, and the network’s authentication service SHOWTIME ANYTIME®. Showtime Digital Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of SNI, operates the stand-alone streaming service SHOWTIME®. SHOWTIME is currently available to subscribers via cable, DBS and telco providers, and as a stand-alone streaming service through Amazon, Apple®, Google, LG Smart TVs, Oculus Go, Roku®, Samsung and Xbox One. Consumers can also subscribe to SHOWTIME via Amazon’s Prime Video Channels, DirecTV Now, FuboTV, Hulu, Sling TV, Sony PlayStation™ Vue, and YouTube TV. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks™, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution, which offers Smithsonian Channel™, and offers Smithsonian Earth™ through SN Digital LLC. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV. For more information, go to www.SHO.com.

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Goya Foods Challenges Miami Students to Create High Fashion Designs Using Unconventional Materials: Goya Products

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Cynthia Chipi, Marketing Director of Goya Foods of Florida presents winning designer Judith Cabrera with scholarship for most creative design using Goya products!

MIAMI, Nov. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Goya Foods Inc., America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company, sponsored their first-ever fashion and design competition for Miami International University of Art & Design students. The participants were challenged with designing apparel using Goya products, packaging and imaging. Designer Judith Cabrera was awarded a grant on behalf of Goya for the most creative design; an evening gown embroidered with a variety of colorful Goya beans.  The grant will go towards her tuition to complete her studies in fashion design. In addition, 13 of the designs were brought to life and showcased during Funkshion Fashion Week in Miami Beach and PAMM on Saturday, November 10th.

Cynthia Chipi, Marketing Director of Goya Foods of Florida presents winning designer Judith Cabrera with scholarship for most creative design using Goya products!

“We could not be happier to have the ability to support these students on their journey to become Fashion Designers and doing it in such a creative manner; using Goya products was particularly interesting for us,” said Cynthia Chipi, marketing director of Goya Foods of Florida. “We are grateful to Funkshion for their passion to shine a light on innovative creations that allow designers to express their talent and culture.”

Funkshion is a company that specializes in innovative fashion show production from idealization and conception to production and execution. As an organization that is dedicated to bringing fashion, music, art and culture together, Funkshion hosts some of the most diverse and creative fashion events around the world.

“We were thrilled to be part of Goya’s fashion challenge and to give these young Miami designers the opportunity to showcase their unique talent,” said Aleksandar Stojanovic, founder of Funkshion Projections. “It has always been a priority for us to illustrate the power that music, art, and culture have when they are brought together through creativity.”

“It was such a great opportunity for the students to work with Goya.  This challenge made them look at design in such a different way,” said Charlene Parsons, Director of the Fashion Department at Miami International University of Art & Design.  “They used Goya beans as beads and the wrappers as embellishments.  This is something they can do to think out of the box and take design to a different level.   To design is to think of how their creation is going to be displayed by a model down the runway.”

On November 10th, following the Funkshion Fashion Show, the 13 designs were showcased in a one-of-a-kind activation at PAMM.

Miami is a city full of young artistic talent. We were honored to display this wonderful activation that showcases what our city is known and loved for: fashion, art, culture, and of course, food,” said Jaime Bayo, PAMM’s Director of Corporate Relations.

Fans who want to follow Goya Foods online can do so at www.facebook.com/GoyaFoods, via Twitter at @GoyaFoods, Instagram at @GoyaFoods and by using the hashtags #DesafioGoya #Concurso #GoyaGives.

About GOYA
Founded in 1936, Goya Foods, Inc. is America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company, and has established itself as the leader in Latin American food and condiments. Goya manufactures, packages, and distributes over 2,500 high-quality food products from Spain, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America. Goya products have their roots in the culinary traditions of Hispanic communities around the world.  The combination of authentic ingredients, robust seasonings and convenient preparation makes Goya products ideal for every taste and every table.  For more information on Goya Foods, please visit www.goya.com.

About Miami International University of Art & Design

Miami International University of Art & Design is a multi-campus, career-oriented institution that provides students with academic preparation and practical skills through programs in the applied arts and design industries. The institution prepares its undergraduate students for entry-level positions and its graduate students for advancement in their chosen fields. The university is dedicated to fostering a culture that encourages creativity, research, and learning-centered endeavors.

About Funkshion

FUNKSHION productions is a company that among other aspects of production, specializes in fashion show and fashion presentation concept, production and execution. FUNKSHION imagines, creates and executes events that connect people to fashion brands. From concept to execution FUNKSHION brings a strategic vision to life through dynamic multimedia, state of the art equipment and a team of experts that delivers a dramatic client-branded environment. For more information, visit: funkshion.miami

About Pérez Art Museum Miami

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) promotes artistic expression and the exchange of ideas, advancing public knowledge and appreciation of art, architecture and design and reflecting the diverse community of its pivotal geographic location at the crossroads of the Americas. Led by Director Franklin Sirmans, the nearly 35-year-old South Florida institution formerly known as Miami Art Museum (MAM), Pérez Art Museum Miami opened a new building, designed by world-renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron, in Downtown Miami’s Museum Park on December 4, 2013. The facility is a state-of-the-art model for sustainable museum design and progressive programming, and features 200,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor program space with flexible galleries; shaded outdoor verandas; a waterfront restaurant and bar; a museum shop; and an education center with a library, media lab, and classroom spaces. For more information, please visit pamm.org, find us on Facebook (facebook.com/perezartmuseummiami), or follow us on Instagram/Twitter (@pamm).

Contact: Natalie Maniscalco, 1-845-659-6506, natalie@retromedianyc.com 

Winning design by Judith Cabrera of the Goya-inspired evening gown embroidered with a variety of Goya beans.

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Goya Foods Challenges Miami Students to Create High Fashion Designs Using Unconventional Materials: Goya Products

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Cynthia Chipi, Marketing Director of Goya Foods of Florida presents winning designer Judith Cabrera with scholarship for most creative design using Goya products!

MIAMI, Nov. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Goya Foods Inc., America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company, sponsored their first-ever fashion and design competition for Miami International University of Art & Design students. The participants were challenged with designing apparel using Goya products, packaging and imaging. Designer Judith Cabrera was awarded a grant on behalf of Goya for the most creative design; an evening gown embroidered with a variety of colorful Goya beans.  The grant will go towards her tuition to complete her studies in fashion design. In addition, 13 of the designs were brought to life and showcased during Funkshion Fashion Week in Miami Beach and PAMM on Saturday, November 10th.

Cynthia Chipi, Marketing Director of Goya Foods of Florida presents winning designer Judith Cabrera with scholarship for most creative design using Goya products!

“We could not be happier to have the ability to support these students on their journey to become Fashion Designers and doing it in such a creative manner; using Goya products was particularly interesting for us,” said Cynthia Chipi, marketing director of Goya Foods of Florida. “We are grateful to Funkshion for their passion to shine a light on innovative creations that allow designers to express their talent and culture.”

Funkshion is a company that specializes in innovative fashion show production from idealization and conception to production and execution. As an organization that is dedicated to bringing fashion, music, art and culture together, Funkshion hosts some of the most diverse and creative fashion events around the world.

“We were thrilled to be part of Goya’s fashion challenge and to give these young Miami designers the opportunity to showcase their unique talent,” said Aleksandar Stojanovic, founder of Funkshion Projections. “It has always been a priority for us to illustrate the power that music, art, and culture have when they are brought together through creativity.”

“It was such a great opportunity for the students to work with Goya.  This challenge made them look at design in such a different way,” said Charlene Parsons, Director of the Fashion Department at Miami International University of Art & Design.  “They used Goya beans as beads and the wrappers as embellishments.  This is something they can do to think out of the box and take design to a different level.   To design is to think of how their creation is going to be displayed by a model down the runway.”

On November 10th, following the Funkshion Fashion Show, the 13 designs were showcased in a one-of-a-kind activation at PAMM.

Miami is a city full of young artistic talent. We were honored to display this wonderful activation that showcases what our city is known and loved for: fashion, art, culture, and of course, food,” said Jaime Bayo, PAMM’s Director of Corporate Relations.

Fans who want to follow Goya Foods online can do so at www.facebook.com/GoyaFoods, via Twitter at @GoyaFoods, Instagram at @GoyaFoods and by using the hashtags #DesafioGoya #Concurso #GoyaGives.

About GOYA
Founded in 1936, Goya Foods, Inc. is America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company, and has established itself as the leader in Latin American food and condiments. Goya manufactures, packages, and distributes over 2,500 high-quality food products from Spain, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America. Goya products have their roots in the culinary traditions of Hispanic communities around the world.  The combination of authentic ingredients, robust seasonings and convenient preparation makes Goya products ideal for every taste and every table.  For more information on Goya Foods, please visit www.goya.com.

About Miami International University of Art & Design

Miami International University of Art & Design is a multi-campus, career-oriented institution that provides students with academic preparation and practical skills through programs in the applied arts and design industries. The institution prepares its undergraduate students for entry-level positions and its graduate students for advancement in their chosen fields. The university is dedicated to fostering a culture that encourages creativity, research, and learning-centered endeavors.

About Funkshion

FUNKSHION productions is a company that among other aspects of production, specializes in fashion show and fashion presentation concept, production and execution. FUNKSHION imagines, creates and executes events that connect people to fashion brands. From concept to execution FUNKSHION brings a strategic vision to life through dynamic multimedia, state of the art equipment and a team of experts that delivers a dramatic client-branded environment. For more information, visit: funkshion.miami

About Pérez Art Museum Miami

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) promotes artistic expression and the exchange of ideas, advancing public knowledge and appreciation of art, architecture and design and reflecting the diverse community of its pivotal geographic location at the crossroads of the Americas. Led by Director Franklin Sirmans, the nearly 35-year-old South Florida institution formerly known as Miami Art Museum (MAM), Pérez Art Museum Miami opened a new building, designed by world-renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron, in Downtown Miami’s Museum Park on December 4, 2013. The facility is a state-of-the-art model for sustainable museum design and progressive programming, and features 200,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor program space with flexible galleries; shaded outdoor verandas; a waterfront restaurant and bar; a museum shop; and an education center with a library, media lab, and classroom spaces. For more information, please visit pamm.org, find us on Facebook (facebook.com/perezartmuseummiami), or follow us on Instagram/Twitter (@pamm).

Contact: Natalie Maniscalco, 1-845-659-6506, natalie@retromedianyc.com 

Winning design by Judith Cabrera of the Goya-inspired evening gown embroidered with a variety of Goya beans.

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SOURCE Goya Foods

Goya Foods Challenges Miami Students to Create High Fashion Designs Using Unconventional Materials: Goya Products

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Cynthia Chipi, Marketing Director of Goya Foods of Florida presents winning designer Judith Cabrera with scholarship for most creative design using Goya products!

MIAMI, Nov. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Goya Foods Inc., America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company, sponsored their first-ever fashion and design competition for Miami International University of Art & Design students. The participants were challenged with designing apparel using Goya products, packaging and imaging. Designer Judith Cabrera was awarded a grant on behalf of Goya for the most creative design; an evening gown embroidered with a variety of colorful Goya beans.  The grant will go towards her tuition to complete her studies in fashion design. In addition, 13 of the designs were brought to life and showcased during Funkshion Fashion Week in Miami Beach and PAMM on Saturday, November 10th.

Cynthia Chipi, Marketing Director of Goya Foods of Florida presents winning designer Judith Cabrera with scholarship for most creative design using Goya products!

“We could not be happier to have the ability to support these students on their journey to become Fashion Designers and doing it in such a creative manner; using Goya products was particularly interesting for us,” said Cynthia Chipi, marketing director of Goya Foods of Florida. “We are grateful to Funkshion for their passion to shine a light on innovative creations that allow designers to express their talent and culture.”

Funkshion is a company that specializes in innovative fashion show production from idealization and conception to production and execution. As an organization that is dedicated to bringing fashion, music, art and culture together, Funkshion hosts some of the most diverse and creative fashion events around the world.

“We were thrilled to be part of Goya’s fashion challenge and to give these young Miami designers the opportunity to showcase their unique talent,” said Aleksandar Stojanovic, founder of Funkshion Projections. “It has always been a priority for us to illustrate the power that music, art, and culture have when they are brought together through creativity.”

“It was such a great opportunity for the students to work with Goya.  This challenge made them look at design in such a different way,” said Charlene Parsons, Director of the Fashion Department at Miami International University of Art & Design.  “They used Goya beans as beads and the wrappers as embellishments.  This is something they can do to think out of the box and take design to a different level.   To design is to think of how their creation is going to be displayed by a model down the runway.”

On November 10th, following the Funkshion Fashion Show, the 13 designs were showcased in a one-of-a-kind activation at PAMM.

Miami is a city full of young artistic talent. We were honored to display this wonderful activation that showcases what our city is known and loved for: fashion, art, culture, and of course, food,” said Jaime Bayo, PAMM’s Director of Corporate Relations.

Fans who want to follow Goya Foods online can do so at www.facebook.com/GoyaFoods, via Twitter at @GoyaFoods, Instagram at @GoyaFoods and by using the hashtags #DesafioGoya #Concurso #GoyaGives.

About GOYA
Founded in 1936, Goya Foods, Inc. is America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company, and has established itself as the leader in Latin American food and condiments. Goya manufactures, packages, and distributes over 2,500 high-quality food products from Spain, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America. Goya products have their roots in the culinary traditions of Hispanic communities around the world.  The combination of authentic ingredients, robust seasonings and convenient preparation makes Goya products ideal for every taste and every table.  For more information on Goya Foods, please visit www.goya.com.

About Miami International University of Art & Design

Miami International University of Art & Design is a multi-campus, career-oriented institution that provides students with academic preparation and practical skills through programs in the applied arts and design industries. The institution prepares its undergraduate students for entry-level positions and its graduate students for advancement in their chosen fields. The university is dedicated to fostering a culture that encourages creativity, research, and learning-centered endeavors.

About Funkshion

FUNKSHION productions is a company that among other aspects of production, specializes in fashion show and fashion presentation concept, production and execution. FUNKSHION imagines, creates and executes events that connect people to fashion brands. From concept to execution FUNKSHION brings a strategic vision to life through dynamic multimedia, state of the art equipment and a team of experts that delivers a dramatic client-branded environment. For more information, visit: funkshion.miami

About Pérez Art Museum Miami

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) promotes artistic expression and the exchange of ideas, advancing public knowledge and appreciation of art, architecture and design and reflecting the diverse community of its pivotal geographic location at the crossroads of the Americas. Led by Director Franklin Sirmans, the nearly 35-year-old South Florida institution formerly known as Miami Art Museum (MAM), Pérez Art Museum Miami opened a new building, designed by world-renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron, in Downtown Miami’s Museum Park on December 4, 2013. The facility is a state-of-the-art model for sustainable museum design and progressive programming, and features 200,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor program space with flexible galleries; shaded outdoor verandas; a waterfront restaurant and bar; a museum shop; and an education center with a library, media lab, and classroom spaces. For more information, please visit pamm.org, find us on Facebook (facebook.com/perezartmuseummiami), or follow us on Instagram/Twitter (@pamm).

Contact: Natalie Maniscalco, 1-845-659-6506, natalie@retromedianyc.com 

Winning design by Judith Cabrera of the Goya-inspired evening gown embroidered with a variety of Goya beans.

Photo – https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/784079/Goya_Foods_Check_Presentation.jpg  
Photo – https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/784080/Goya_Foods_Winning_Design.jpg 

SOURCE Goya Foods

Goya Foods Challenges Miami Students to Create High Fashion Designs Using Unconventional Materials: Goya Products

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Cynthia Chipi, Marketing Director of Goya Foods of Florida presents winning designer Judith Cabrera with scholarship for most creative design using Goya products!

MIAMI, Nov. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Goya Foods Inc., America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company, sponsored their first-ever fashion and design competition for Miami International University of Art & Design students. The participants were challenged with designing apparel using Goya products, packaging and imaging. Designer Judith Cabrera was awarded a grant on behalf of Goya for the most creative design; an evening gown embroidered with a variety of colorful Goya beans.  The grant will go towards her tuition to complete her studies in fashion design. In addition, 13 of the designs were brought to life and showcased during Funkshion Fashion Week in Miami Beach and PAMM on Saturday, November 10th.

Cynthia Chipi, Marketing Director of Goya Foods of Florida presents winning designer Judith Cabrera with scholarship for most creative design using Goya products!

“We could not be happier to have the ability to support these students on their journey to become Fashion Designers and doing it in such a creative manner; using Goya products was particularly interesting for us,” said Cynthia Chipi, marketing director of Goya Foods of Florida. “We are grateful to Funkshion for their passion to shine a light on innovative creations that allow designers to express their talent and culture.”

Funkshion is a company that specializes in innovative fashion show production from idealization and conception to production and execution. As an organization that is dedicated to bringing fashion, music, art and culture together, Funkshion hosts some of the most diverse and creative fashion events around the world.

“We were thrilled to be part of Goya’s fashion challenge and to give these young Miami designers the opportunity to showcase their unique talent,” said Aleksandar Stojanovic, founder of Funkshion Projections. “It has always been a priority for us to illustrate the power that music, art, and culture have when they are brought together through creativity.”

“It was such a great opportunity for the students to work with Goya.  This challenge made them look at design in such a different way,” said Charlene Parsons, Director of the Fashion Department at Miami International University of Art & Design.  “They used Goya beans as beads and the wrappers as embellishments.  This is something they can do to think out of the box and take design to a different level.   To design is to think of how their creation is going to be displayed by a model down the runway.”

On November 10th, following the Funkshion Fashion Show, the 13 designs were showcased in a one-of-a-kind activation at PAMM.

Miami is a city full of young artistic talent. We were honored to display this wonderful activation that showcases what our city is known and loved for: fashion, art, culture, and of course, food,” said Jaime Bayo, PAMM’s Director of Corporate Relations.

Fans who want to follow Goya Foods online can do so at www.facebook.com/GoyaFoods, via Twitter at @GoyaFoods, Instagram at @GoyaFoods and by using the hashtags #DesafioGoya #Concurso #GoyaGives.

About GOYA
Founded in 1936, Goya Foods, Inc. is America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company, and has established itself as the leader in Latin American food and condiments. Goya manufactures, packages, and distributes over 2,500 high-quality food products from Spain, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America. Goya products have their roots in the culinary traditions of Hispanic communities around the world.  The combination of authentic ingredients, robust seasonings and convenient preparation makes Goya products ideal for every taste and every table.  For more information on Goya Foods, please visit www.goya.com.

About Miami International University of Art & Design

Miami International University of Art & Design is a multi-campus, career-oriented institution that provides students with academic preparation and practical skills through programs in the applied arts and design industries. The institution prepares its undergraduate students for entry-level positions and its graduate students for advancement in their chosen fields. The university is dedicated to fostering a culture that encourages creativity, research, and learning-centered endeavors.

About Funkshion

FUNKSHION productions is a company that among other aspects of production, specializes in fashion show and fashion presentation concept, production and execution. FUNKSHION imagines, creates and executes events that connect people to fashion brands. From concept to execution FUNKSHION brings a strategic vision to life through dynamic multimedia, state of the art equipment and a team of experts that delivers a dramatic client-branded environment. For more information, visit: funkshion.miami

About Pérez Art Museum Miami

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) promotes artistic expression and the exchange of ideas, advancing public knowledge and appreciation of art, architecture and design and reflecting the diverse community of its pivotal geographic location at the crossroads of the Americas. Led by Director Franklin Sirmans, the nearly 35-year-old South Florida institution formerly known as Miami Art Museum (MAM), Pérez Art Museum Miami opened a new building, designed by world-renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron, in Downtown Miami’s Museum Park on December 4, 2013. The facility is a state-of-the-art model for sustainable museum design and progressive programming, and features 200,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor program space with flexible galleries; shaded outdoor verandas; a waterfront restaurant and bar; a museum shop; and an education center with a library, media lab, and classroom spaces. For more information, please visit pamm.org, find us on Facebook (facebook.com/perezartmuseummiami), or follow us on Instagram/Twitter (@pamm).

Contact: Natalie Maniscalco, 1-845-659-6506, natalie@retromedianyc.com 

Winning design by Judith Cabrera of the Goya-inspired evening gown embroidered with a variety of Goya beans.

Photo – https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/784079/Goya_Foods_Check_Presentation.jpg  
Photo – https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/784080/Goya_Foods_Winning_Design.jpg 

SOURCE Goya Foods

Goya Foods Challenges Miami Students to Create High Fashion Designs Using Unconventional Materials: Goya Products

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MIAMI, Nov. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Goya Foods Inc., America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company, sponsored their first-ever fashion and design competition for Miami International University of Art & Design students. The participants were challenged with designing apparel using Goya products, packaging and imaging. Designer Judith Cabrera was awarded a grant on behalf of Goya for the most creative design; an evening gown embroidered with a variety of colorful Goya beans.  The grant will go towards her tuition to complete her studies in fashion design. In addition, 13 of the designs were brought to life and showcased during Funkshion Fashion Week in Miami Beach and PAMM on Saturday, November 10th.

Cynthia Chipi, Marketing Director of Goya Foods of Florida presents winning designer Judith Cabrera with scholarship for most creative design using Goya products!

“We could not be happier to have the ability to support these students on their journey to become Fashion Designers and doing it in such a creative manner; using Goya products was particularly interesting for us,” said Cynthia Chipi, marketing director of Goya Foods of Florida. “We are grateful to Funkshion for their passion to shine a light on innovative creations that allow designers to express their talent and culture.”

Funkshion is a company that specializes in innovative fashion show production from idealization and conception to production and execution. As an organization that is dedicated to bringing fashion, music, art and culture together, Funkshion hosts some of the most diverse and creative fashion events around the world.

“We were thrilled to be part of Goya’s fashion challenge and to give these young Miami designers the opportunity to showcase their unique talent,” said Aleksandar Stojanovic, founder of Funkshion Projections. “It has always been a priority for us to illustrate the power that music, art, and culture have when they are brought together through creativity.”

“It was such a great opportunity for the students to work with Goya.  This challenge made them look at design in such a different way,” said Charlene Parsons, Director of the Fashion Department at Miami International University of Art & Design.  “They used Goya beans as beads and the wrappers as embellishments.  This is something they can do to think out of the box and take design to a different level.   To design is to think of how their creation is going to be displayed by a model down the runway.”

On November 10th, following the Funkshion Fashion Show, the 13 designs were showcased in a one-of-a-kind activation at PAMM.

Miami is a city full of young artistic talent. We were honored to display this wonderful activation that showcases what our city is known and loved for: fashion, art, culture, and of course, food,” said Jaime Bayo, PAMM’s Director of Corporate Relations.

Fans who want to follow Goya Foods online can do so at www.facebook.com/GoyaFoods, via Twitter at @GoyaFoods, Instagram at @GoyaFoods and by using the hashtags #DesafioGoya #Concurso #GoyaGives.

About GOYA
Founded in 1936, Goya Foods, Inc. is America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company, and has established itself as the leader in Latin American food and condiments. Goya manufactures, packages, and distributes over 2,500 high-quality food products from Spain, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America. Goya products have their roots in the culinary traditions of Hispanic communities around the world.  The combination of authentic ingredients, robust seasonings and convenient preparation makes Goya products ideal for every taste and every table.  For more information on Goya Foods, please visit www.goya.com.

About Miami International University of Art & Design

Miami International University of Art & Design is a multi-campus, career-oriented institution that provides students with academic preparation and practical skills through programs in the applied arts and design industries. The institution prepares its undergraduate students for entry-level positions and its graduate students for advancement in their chosen fields. The university is dedicated to fostering a culture that encourages creativity, research, and learning-centered endeavors.

About Funkshion

FUNKSHION productions is a company that among other aspects of production, specializes in fashion show and fashion presentation concept, production and execution. FUNKSHION imagines, creates and executes events that connect people to fashion brands. From concept to execution FUNKSHION brings a strategic vision to life through dynamic multimedia, state of the art equipment and a team of experts that delivers a dramatic client-branded environment. For more information, visit: funkshion.miami

About Pérez Art Museum Miami

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) promotes artistic expression and the exchange of ideas, advancing public knowledge and appreciation of art, architecture and design and reflecting the diverse community of its pivotal geographic location at the crossroads of the Americas. Led by Director Franklin Sirmans, the nearly 35-year-old South Florida institution formerly known as Miami Art Museum (MAM), Pérez Art Museum Miami opened a new building, designed by world-renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron, in Downtown Miami’s Museum Park on December 4, 2013. The facility is a state-of-the-art model for sustainable museum design and progressive programming, and features 200,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor program space with flexible galleries; shaded outdoor verandas; a waterfront restaurant and bar; a museum shop; and an education center with a library, media lab, and classroom spaces. For more information, please visit pamm.org, find us on Facebook (facebook.com/perezartmuseummiami), or follow us on Instagram/Twitter (@pamm).

Contact: Natalie Maniscalco, 1-845-659-6506, natalie@retromedianyc.com 

Winning design by Judith Cabrera of the Goya-inspired evening gown embroidered with a variety of Goya beans.

Photo – https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/784079/Goya_Foods_Check_Presentation.jpg  
Photo – https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/784080/Goya_Foods_Winning_Design.jpg 

SOURCE Goya Foods