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First-Ever Civic Type R for America Goes On Sale Tomorrow

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The 2017 Honda Civic Type R arrives in U.S. dealerships tomorrow, marking the first time in the history of Type R for it to be available in the American market. (PRNewsfoto/Honda)

TORRANCE, California, June 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The all-new 2017 Honda Civic Type R – the ultimate performance variant of America’s best-selling car1 and the first-ever Type R-badged Honda sold in the U.S. – goes on sale starting tomorrow in one comprehensively-equipped Touring trim with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)2 of $33,900.

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The most powerful production Honda ever sold in America, the track-ready 2017 Civic Type R embodies Honda’s racing spirit, making 306 horsepower (SAE net) at 6,500 rpm and 295 lb.-ft. of torque (SAE net) from 2,500-4500 rpm from its 2.0-liter DOHC direct-injected and turbocharged i-VTEC® engine. A pre-production version of the new Type R claimed the title of world’s fastest production front-wheel-drive (FWD) car on April 7, 2017, setting a record lap time of 7 minutes 43.80 seconds on Germany’s legendary Nürburgring Nordschliefe (North Loop), more than three seconds faster than the previous FWD best.

The Type R puts the power down through a short-throw 6-speed manual transmission with helical limited slip differential hooked up to 245/30ZR20 Continental SportContact 6 high-performance tires on 20×8.5-inch black-finished aluminum wheels. Speed is scrubbed by 13.8-inch cross-drilled rotors clamped by 4-piston Brembo aluminum calipers in front and 12.0-inch rotors with single-piston calipers in the rear.

The Type R chassis features a dual-axis strut front suspension and multi-link rear, front and rear anti-roll bars, Type-R exclusive springs, bushings and damper mountings and a newly designed Adaptive Damper System with the ability to continuously adjust damping force at all four corners using input from three on-board G sensors, four suspension stroke sensors and a steering angle sensor.

The Adaptive Damper System, along with the dual-pinion variable-ratio electric power steering, drive-by-wire throttle, and brake system, are tied to the Type R’s three selectable driving modes, with COMFORT, SPORT and +R settings, allowing the driver to dial up the Type R’s reflexes depending on the driving environment. The throttle ECU also features driver-selectable automatic rev matching with two profiles, one for COMFORT and SPORT modes and one for +R mode, to assist drivers in making smooth downshifts without the need for heel & toe downshifting.

Additional performance-enhancing Type-R exclusive features include a weight-saving all-aluminum hood (-11.7 lbs.) and the application of structural adhesives to the body for added structural rigidity, as well as a high-flow exhaust system with three center-mounted exhaust outlets, and a comprehensive aerodynamic package that delivers an exceptional balance of high-speed stability and low drag.

2017 Civic Type R Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy Ratings

Trim

MSRP1

EPA MPG Rating3
(city/highway/combined)

Civic Type R

$33,900

22/28/25

Key Exterior and Interior Features

The all-new 2017 Civic Type R offers a sporty and stylish exterior with advanced aerodynamics that immediately distinguishes the hatchback at a glance, while also providing a performance-focused interior with comfort, convenience and the latest in technology and connectivity features.

Exterior

Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure with crash stroke front frame design

Acoustic windshield

Unibody structural adhesive at key points

Triple door sealing

Security System with Remote Entry and Trunk Release

Advanced Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) countermeasures

LED daytime running lights (DRL)

LED headlights with auto on/off

LED fog lights, turn signals, taillights, brake lights

2-speed intermittent windshield wipers

Smart wipers

Body-colored power side mirrors

Body-colored door handles

Capless fueling system

Aerodynamics package with front splitter, side winglets, air-stabilizing vents, large rear wing, and roof-mounted vortex generators

Interior

97.0 cubic feet of cabin space

Class-leading 22.6-cubic foot cargo area with rear seats up

60/40 split and folding rear seat

Soft-touch, one-piece instrument panel upper

7-inch Display Audio touchscreen with integrated HVAC controls

7-inch Driver Information Interface (DII) with selectable performance content

Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility

540-watt, 12-speaker stereo

Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation SystemÔ

Driver Information Interface with performance-oriented information displays

Smart Entry and Push Button Start

Hill Start Assist

Walk Away Door Locking

Electric Parking Brake

In-Vehicle Connectivity

Like the rest of the Civic family, the new Civic Type R significantly benefits from advances in-vehicle connectivity and audio performance with a new generation of cutting-edge technologies. Type R standard features include a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen Display Audio interface with Android operating system, with a unique red graphic theme. Matching the aggressive spirit of the Type R is a standard 540-watt 12-speaker audio system. The system enables simplified smartphone connectivity with a single cable connection and is compatible with the Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ platforms. Featuring standard Pandora® compatibility, streaming Bluetooth® audio and many other content choices, including SiriusXM®, the Civic Type R offers a rich selection of audio and connectivity choices. The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with Voice Recognition and Honda HD Digital Traffic is standard equipment on the Civic Type R.

The Type R’s red-illuminated meter cluster features a 7-inch Drivers Information Interface (DII) that includes a range of selectable real-time information designed to support performance driving. The system can display throttle and brake application in a graphic percentage format, turbocharger boost pressure, lap time (intended for use on closed circuits) and shift lights. A graphical G-meter provides a representation of acceleration, braking and cornering forces.

Safety Performance

The 2017 Civic Type R is equipped with numerous safety and driver-assistive features. Active safety features include Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control, Advanced 4-Channel ABS, Electronic Brake Distribution (EDB), Brake Assist, LED daytime running lights, headlights and fog lights, a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines, and an Indirect Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). Passive safety begins with advanced unibody engineering and construction, which includes the Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure and energy-dispersing crash stroke front frame rails are employed, and additional passive-safety features include advanced front airbags (i-SRS), front side airbags, and side curtain airbags with rollover sensor.

Manufacturing

The 2017 Civic Type R for the U.S. market is produced exclusively in Honda’s Swindon, UK plant with the engine produced in Anna, Ohio, Honda’s largest automobile engine plant in in the world, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

For More Information

Additional media information including high-resolution photography of the Honda Civic Type R is available at http://hondanews.com/honda-automobiles/channels/civic-type-r. Consumer information is available at automobiles.honda.com/future-cars/civic-type-r. To join the Civic Type R community on Facebook, visit facebook.com/hondacivic

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, 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 34 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2016, more than 95% of all Honda and Acura vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

1 Based on Urban Science retail data for all vehicles in the industry for 2016CY and 2017CYTD April
2 MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) excluding tax, license, registration, $875 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.
2017 EPA fuel-economy ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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Yankees Baseball Legend Bernie Williams Raises Awareness of Devastating Lung Disease – IPF – in Honor of his Dad

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RIDGEFIELD, Connecticut, June 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — New York Yankees all-time great Bernie Williams is teaming up with Boehringer Ingelheim to raise awareness of a lung disease called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) that his father suffered from for years before he passed away in 2001. Back in Puerto Rico, Williams’ father Bernabé inspired him to play baseball and make it to the Major Leagues. He also taught him to play guitar, which has become Williams’ second career since retiring from baseball.

In honor of his father’s battle with IPF, Williams has joined the Sin Aliento™ campaign to turn his family’s devastating experience with this rare lung disease into a chance to help other families. Williams hopes to educate and empower others who think they may have IPF to seek early diagnosis and treatment and is encouraging people to visit the campaign website www.SinAliento.com – and share the videos and educational Spanish content through social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter using #SinAliento. In addition, they can sign up to the Sin Aliento™ program and receive monthly information in Spanish via e-mail or text messages.

“Whether I was in centerfield or at bat, my dad was always my biggest fan. He seemed invincible. So when he was finally diagnosed with IPF after battling symptoms like breathlessness and a debilitating cough that persisted for many months, it was devastating to me and my family,” said Williams. “Sharing my dad’s story is so important because it will help others get the answers they need sooner and easier.”

IPF is a rare and serious lung disease that causes permanent scarring of the lungs, and makes it difficult to breathe. Symptoms of IPF include breathlessness during activity, a dry and persistent cough, chest discomfort, fatigue and weakness. Although considered “rare,” IPF affects up to 132,000 Americans, and according to the The Lancet, Hispanics are more likely to suffer from the disease with a 15% higher incidence than the general population.* Also, about 50,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed every year with IPF – enough to fill a baseball stadium.

“Boehringer Ingelheim is proud to partner with baseball legend Bernie Williams who can speak personally about how IPF affected his dad and his family,” said Al Masucci, vice president, IPF Business Unit, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. “Through the Sin Aliento™ campaign, we hope to educate people to recognize the signs of the disease and take action to see a doctor as early as possible. It is important that a correct medical diagnosis is determined as IPF is often misdiagnosed.”

The symptoms of IPF are similar to, and often confused with, other more recognizable diseases such chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, or congestive heart failure. There are IPF treatments available, including supplemental oxygen, cough management and pulmonary rehabilitation, which can include special exercises or breathing strategies. In 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first drugs specifically indicated for the treatment of IPF.

About Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., based in Ridgefield, CT, is the largest U.S. subsidiary of Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation.

Boehringer Ingelheim is one of the world’s top 20 pharmaceutical companies. Headquartered in Ingelheim, Germany, the company operates globally with approximately 50,000 employees. Since its founding in 1885, the company has remained family-owned and today creates value through innovation for three business areas including human pharmaceuticals, animal health and biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing.

Boehringer Ingelheim is committed to improving lives and providing valuable services and support to patients and their families. Our employees create and engage in programs that strengthen our communities. Please visit our website to learn more about how we make more health for more people through our Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.

In 2016, Boehringer Ingelheim achieved net sales of about $17.6 billion (15.9 billion euros). R&D expenditure corresponds to 19.6 percent of its net sales.

For more information, please visit www.boehringer-ingelheim.us, or follow us on Twitter @BoehringerUS.

*  Raghu, Ganesh; Chen, Shih-Yin; Yeh, Wei-Shi; Maroni, Brad; Li, Qian; Lee, Yuan-Chi; Collard, Harold R. Idiopahic Pulmonary fibrosis in us medicare beneficiaries aged 65 years and older: incidence, prevalence, and survival, 2001-11. The Lancet 2014: 566-572

SOURCE Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Westfield Announces UP CLOSE: MICHELANGELO’S SISTINE CHAPEL

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NEW YORK, June 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Westfield Corporation announced today the debut of UP CLOSE: MICHELANGELO’S SISTINE CHAPEL, an immersive limited time exhibit of museum quality, near-life size reproductions of the iconic masters frescos that adorn the Sistine Chapel in Rome.

The exhibit debuts in New York running June 23-July 23 in The Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center, followed by a six week exhibition at Westfield Garden State Plaza September 1-October 15 and six subsequent cities:  Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Diego, Seattle, Chicago and Annapolis, MD. Tickets for the exhibit at the Westfield World Trade Center start at $15 and are on sale now at www.westfield.com/upclose.

The breathtaking UP CLOSE: MICHELANGELO’S SISTINE CHAPEL allows visitors to experience one of the world’s greatest artistic achievements: Michelangelo’s renowned ceiling frescoes from the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, reproduced in near original size in a format that allows viewers to get face to face with the artist’s masterpieces. Through 34 reproductions artfully displayed in an immersive environment, this innovative presentation of world renowned pieces like The Creation of Adam and The Last Judgement brings audiences up close to the artwork; a perfect experience for those who have seen the pieces in their grandeur in Rome and want a closer look, or have never made the trip but want to experience the wonder and beauty themselves.

“There are few works of art as beloved as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes. We are thrilled to showcase this beautiful exhibit in our centers across the country and give viewers the chance to experience this artwork in an up close and intimate way,” said Scott Sanders, Westfield’s Creative Head of Global Entertainment. “Westfield is tremendously excited to bring this stunning display to the US and to give many people across the country a once in a lifetime chance to view these works for themselves.”

For art lovers and the devout both, this exhibit allows a way to experience the work in a contemporary and curated experience, uncluttered, self-timed and in-depth.  Guests may enhance their experience by adding an optional audio guide, with narrative accompaniment available in 4 languages. Audio guides are available for $3 and are also included in some special ticket packages.

The exhibit will be open daily from June 23-July 23 between 10am-9pm in The Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center, 186 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10007. Ticket prices start at $15 and are available in advance at www.westfield.com/upclose. Day of tickets are also available for sale at the Box Office. Special rates for students, seniors and members of the military are available.

Discounted group tickets for parties of 10+ are available. The exhibit space is also available for private or corporate events. To inquire about group reservations or private events, please visit http://www.westfield.com/upclose.

UP CLOSE: MICHELANGELO’S SISTINE CHAPEL is a licensed exhibition of SEE Global Entertainment, a LA-based exhibition production company which acquired the worldwide rights to the fresco reproductions originally photographed by world-renowned photographer Erich Lessing and his archive.

ABOUT WESTFIELD
Westfield Corporation (ASX Code: WFD) is an internally managed, vertically integrated, shopping center group undertaking ownership, development, design, construction, funds/asset management, property management, leasing and marketing activities and employing approximately 2,000 staff worldwide. Westfield Corporation has interests in 35 shopping centers in the United States and the United Kingdom encompassing approximately 6,400 retail outlets and total assets under management of $31 billion.  For more information, please visit:  www.westfieldcorp.com.

ABOUT SEE GLOBAL ENTERTAINMENT

The SEE™ Family of Companies represents the finest in themed entertainment. Working with major Hollywood studios, record companies, sports franchises and legendary individuals, SEE has become the one source for truly great, immersive entertainment.

SEE is led by President Martin Biallas, a Hollywood veteran of 30 years. For more info, please visit: www.seeglobalentertainment.com and www.martinbiallas.com.

SOURCE Westfield Corporation

California Almonds And Award-Winning Actress Anna Camp Join Forces To Combat The Afternoon Crash

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MODESTO, California, June 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — When the mid-afternoon rolls around, many of us wouldn’t mind curling up in bed and taking a nap. In fact, a recent study1 conducted by GfK’s KnowledgePanel® found that one-third of Americans say they feel drowsy, less productive and worn out several times a week, at an average of 2:58 pm.

Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here: https://www.multivu.com/players/English/8118051-california-almonds-anna-camp-carpe-pm

This afternoon crash can be improved with the help of a healthy snack like almonds. Together, California Almonds and actress Anna Camp have partnered to ensure Americans can “Carpe PM” – or “seize the afternoon” — and crunch their crash. 

Camp, an accomplished actress known for her work in the “Pitch Perfect” movie series as well as the hit TV show “True Blood,” understands the importance of fighting through the 2:58 pm crash and keeping up her energy. Camp stars in a new comedic video that humorously informs viewers about the effects of the afternoon crash and presents almonds as the solution to the 2:58 pm slump. Produced by the comedy site Above Average and sponsored by the Almond Board, the video shows how almonds can help people stay on the ball and keep their energy levels high to get through the afternoon. 

“Whether I’m on the road or on set, I can’t afford to be less productive when the clock hits 2:58,” says Camp. “I love carrying almonds in my purse as a quick pick-me-up so I can power through my busy days. That’s why I’ve teamed up with California Almonds—to help others seize their afternoon and make the most of it.”

Camp has numerous almond-filled recipes that will take your afternoon from “Can’t Even” to “Yes I Can!” With a delicious mixture of bananas, raspberries and almonds, The Robust Raspberry Almond Smoothie provides a sweet boost of energy for the late afternoon. The delectable Double Almond Bites are perfect for snacking on the go with their combination of almonds, butterscotch and cinnamon.

In addition to the recipes, Camp also gives great tips on how to take back the afternoon, including:  

  • Snack Smart: Grabbing a snack is a great way to curb hunger and overcome the inevitable afternoon crash. The key is taking a smart approach to snacking. Almonds are perfect for on-the-go smart snacking because they’re nutrient-packed with protein, fiber and good fat.
  • Keep It Moving: Be sure to move throughout your day! Take the stairs instead of the elevator or walk around the block on your lunch break.
  • Prepare Your Meals More Often: There is nothing better than a home cooked meal. Learn to love cooking and trying new recipes. When you prepare your own meals, you know exactly what is going into them.

Visit carpepm.almonds.com to find Camp’s recipes and more tips on how to #CarpePM to beat that afternoon crash.

About Anna Camp
Anna Camp is an acclaimed actress known for her work in “Pitch Perfect,” “True Blood” and “Café Society.” Camp was born and raised in South Carolina and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She began her career in theater in the play “The Scene” and received rave reviews for her performance opposite Daniel Radcliffe in the 2008 Broadway revival of “Equus.” In addition to her theater performances, Camp has received acclaim for her work in various television shows. Her performance as the vampire-hating Sarah Newlin on “True Blood” earned her a SAG Award nomination for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.” Camp is currently reprising her starring role of “Aubrey Posen,” the leader of the a cappella group, The Barden Bellas, in the third installment of Universal’s hit film series “Pitch Perfect.” When she’s not acting, Camp enjoys hiking with her dog Rocky in the hills of Los Angeles and sipping on almond lattes.

About California Almonds
Almonds from California are a healthy, natural, wholesome and quality food. The Almond Board of California promotes almonds through its research-based approach to all aspects of marketing, farming and production on behalf of the more than 6,500 almond growers and processors in California, many of whom are multi-generational family operations. Established in 1950 and based in Modesto, California, the Almond Board of California is a non-profit organization that administers a grower-enacted Federal Marketing Order under the supervision of the United States Department of Agriculture. For more information on the Almond Board of California or almonds, visit Almonds.com or check out California Almonds on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the California Almonds blog.

1 Conducted online for the Almond Board of California using GfK’s KnowledgePanel®, September 19 – October 3, 2016. The total sample size is 6,490 adults aged 18+ years. 

Contact:

Marissa Girolamo

Becky Sereno

310-754-4123

209-343-3250

marissa.girolamo@porternovelli.com

bsereno@almondboard.com

 

SOURCE Almond Board of California

Spanish Broadcasting System Brings Exclusive Access to The King of Bachata “Romeo Santos” in New York, Miami and Los Angeles

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MIAMI, June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — After recently announcing the highly anticipated forthcoming single “Héroe Favorito”, Romeo Santos is partnering with Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (“SBS”) to give a series of exclusive intimate shows in New York, Miami and Los Angeles. The only opportunities to witness the “King of Bachata” perform live are August 9 in New York, August 11 in Los Angeles, California and August 15 in Miami, Florida.

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The performances scheduled for New York, Los Angeles and Miami will feature the release of Romeo Santos new album “Golden”.

“This exclusive event series demonstrates the power of our unique multi-platform capabilities, the engaging content and experiences we deliver to our audiences as well as the depth of our industry talent relationships,” said Raúl Alarcón, Chairman and CEO of SBS. “Romeo Santos is one of the most talented and charismatic performers in Latin music today and we thrilled to provide our dedicated LaMusica App exclusive users with an unforgettable live concert experience.”

“These intimate concerts with Romeo Santos create an unprecedented partnership with SBS with the commitment to offer our customers access to exclusive content and one-of-a-kind entertainment experiences,” said Albert Rodriguez COO of SBS. “SBS is delivering the first of many amazing and unique opportunities to our customers with an incredible artist such as Romeo Santos.”

“The Romeo Santos exclusive shows bring the excitement to music fans throughout the country,” said Eric Garcia, CRO Radio Division, and General Manager of SBS New York. “These events extend our commitment to bring audiences engaging content where ever they are.”

Over the years, SBS has hosted exclusive concerts from today’s biggest Latin stars, including J Balvin, Nicky Jam, Farruko, Ozuna, JenCarlos Canela, Silvestre Dangond, Wisin, among others.

Don’t miss the “King of Bachata” performing live August 9 in New York, August 11 in Los Angeles, California and August 15 in Miami, Florida.

SBS Contact:
Vladimir Gomez
vgomez@sbscorporate.com 
(786) 470-1644

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Census Bureau to Embargo Detailed Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race and Hispanic Origin

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WASHINGTON, June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The U.S. Census Bureau will offer a two-day embargo for members of the media to view the 2016 population estimates for the nation, states and counties by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin, and for the commonwealth of Puerto Rico and municipios by age and sex.

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When: Tuesday, June 20, at 10 a.m. EDT to Thursday, June 22, at 12:01 a.m. EDT.

Where: Census Bureau’s embargo site.

Interview requests: Embargo subscribers may interview Census Bureau experts during the embargo period. To request an interview, email pio@census.gov.

Obtain media embargo access: Visit census.gov to register for embargo access.

The embargoed information may not be published, broadcast, posted online, distributed via wire and distribution services, or shared with a non-embargo member until the public release date and time. The public release will be at 12:01 a.m. EDT, Thursday, June 22.

Embargo subscribers are encouraged to confirm that their login user name and password are up-to-date prior to June 20. For assistance, please email pio@census.gov.

Public Information Office
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City of Hope Announces New Spanish-language Campaign Designed to Connect with and Serve the Hispanic Community

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DUARTE, California, June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — For the second year in a row, City of Hope has launched an integrated Spanish-language marketing and outreach campaign designed to connect with and serve Hispanic families throughout Southern California. The comprehensive campaign features Spanish-speaking City of Hope doctors and scientists who are positively impacting the lives of cancer patients and their families with breakthrough cancer research and treatments, combined with compassionate care. Airing across multiple media platforms, the Spanish-language messaging will draw attention to City of Hope’s commitment to meeting the needs of the Hispanic community. 

“City of Hope believes it’s critically important that Hispanic patients know that there is a world-class research and cancer treatment center in their community,” said Alex Herrera, M.D., assistant professor in City of Hope’s Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation. “One of my goals as a physician and that of our team is to communicate to our community that we are here to serve and support them. We want all families to know about and access our innovative cancer treatments.”

It is estimated that cancer is the leading cause of death among U.S. Hispanics, with more than 22 percent of total deaths in 2012 being cancer-related. According to the most recent cancer figures in the U.S., about one in three Hispanics will be diagnosed with cancer in his or her lifetime. The American Cancer Society also estimates that one in five Hispanic men and one in six Hispanic women will die from cancer.

“City of Hope is known for its rapid translation of scientific research into new treatments and cures,” added Herrera. “We want every member in our community to have access to the level of care that City of Hope provides. This Spanish-language campaign is an extension of our lifesaving work because it will ensure that no patient is left behind.”

The campaign includes Spanish-language TV, radio, digital and outdoor advertising. To learn more about City of Hope’s new Spanish-language campaign, please visit CityofHope.org/espanol. For more information on City of Hope, visit CityofHope.org.

About City of Hope
City of Hope is an independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as one of only 48 comprehensive cancer centers, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the world. City of Hope is located in Duarte, California, just northeast of Los Angeles, with 13 community clinics throughout Southern California. It is ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation, diabetes and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs based on technology developed at the institution. For more information about City of Hope, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.

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Steve Wozniak, Armando Perez (Pitbull), And Other Tech Powerhouses Headline Miami Tech Conference eMerge Americas

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Inspiration, Innovation, and a Nod to the Future Take Center Stage at eMERGE Americas 2016

MIAMI, June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — eMerge Americas, the technology conference that connects revolutionary startups, cutting-edge ideas, global industry leaders and investors, rounded out its first day of programming yesterday with an impressive display of keynotes. The conference opened with keynote, Steve Wozniak, while many startup companies showed off their new technology and applications to potential investors.

Inspiration, Innovation, and a Nod to the Future Take Center Stage at eMERGE Americas 2016

The purpose of this conference is to bring together global industry investors and leaders with local startups and the Miami community to help transform Miami into the technological hub of the Americas. As Miami Beach Mayor, Phillip Levine stated in his opening remarks, Miami is “truly becoming a high-tech innovation capital.”

“Our first day of eMerge Americas was an enormous success, with unforgettable keynotes and presentations, and out-of-this world technologies that are disrupting all industries around the world,” said Xavier Gonzalez, CEO of eMerge Americas. “The buzz around eMerge, and Miami, was very high, as everyone was excited to learn from influencers and startup companies about what kind of innovative ideas they have to shape the future of their industry.”

Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple and well-known tech entrepreneur opened the keynote sessions with the story of how he got to where he is and where he believes the tech industry is going. When speaking on artificial intelligence, Wozniak added, “Let humans participate as much as we can and the machines just enhance what we know. There are places where it (artificial intelligence) will cut jobs, but society works itself towards an equilibrium where most people will end up with jobs.”

In addition, Marcelo Claure, CEO of Sprint and co-founder of Brightstar Corp, talked about eMerge Americas being a staple of the Miami tech industry. And as Francesca de Quesada Covey, Head of Platform Partnerships, Facebook LATAM stated, “Miami is that bridge city, it is the city that brings the region (Latin America) together. When we think of innovation in Miami, we think about the opportunity to bridge the entrepreneurial mindset with the needs of the community.”

Armando Christian Perez (Pitbull) and Suze Orman, two-time Emmy Award-winning television host and personal finance expert, sat down for a conversation to discuss their professional journey and perspective on technology.

Riding off the success of the first day of the conference, day two of eMerge Americas is shaping up to be a great opportunity to hear celebrated speakers Uri Levine, co-founder of Waze, Alex Rodriguez, former MLB baseball player, and more.

About eMerge Americas
eMerge Americas serves as the preeminent innovative thought exchange transforming Miami into the technological hub of the Americas. By connecting global industry leaders and investors with America’s top business executives, IT decision-makers, and entrepreneurs, partnerships are forged that spur visionary innovation and technological advancements for the betterment of business and society. eMerge’s founding partners include: Medina Capital, A Rod Corporation, Greenberg Traurig, Knight Foundation, Miami-Dade County, and the Miami Herald. For more information about eMerge Americas, please visit: emergeamericas.com.

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HSN Extends American Dreams Initiative through Partnership with Liliana Gil Valletta

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Liliana Gil Valletta, becomes the first Latina star entrepreneur host on HSN’s American Dreams.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Leading entertainment and lifestyle retailer, HSN, is collaborating with award-winning entrepreneur Liliana “Lili” Gil Valletta to discover new inventors and innovators as part of its American Dreams initiative. HSN’s American Dreams platform finds, educates and trains rising entrepreneurs to help bring their products to the marketplace and create successful business opportunities.

Liliana Gil Valletta, becomes the first Latina star entrepreneur host on HSN’s American Dreams.

“HSN has been dedicated to finding and supporting innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs since we first opened our doors 40 years ago.  Entrepreneurship is core to HSN’s DNA, and we are thrilled to have Lili Gil Valletta join us on our mission to provide these inventors with the tools they need to bring their products to life,” said Bill Brand, President, HSN. “As a business owner herself, Lili understands the critical role small businesses play in building communities and local economies.  As we enter the next decade in HSN’s history, we are committed to helping rising entrepreneurs as they launch their products or start a business of their own.”

Gil Valletta is founder and CEO of CIEN+, an advocate for minority business owners and the creator of the accelerator program, Dreamers Ventures, a multi-city tour and business accelerator platform primarily empowering Latinos with access to tools, capital and resources for growth.  Minority entrepreneurs represent the fastest growing segment of small business owners in America; however, they still lag in their ability to access capital and opportunities, as reported by the Minority Business Development Agency.

“I am honored to be working with HSN to help discover great inventions and continue the momentum of Project American Dreams,” said Gil Valletta. “As an entrepreneur and immigrant from Colombia, I have experienced firsthand the challenges we face as women and minority business owners and I am focused on helping make it easier for others to achieve their dreams.”

Through Dreamers Ventures and CIEN+, Gil Valletta will help identify and discover inventors and innovators with products that could one day be sold on HSN.  This partnership continues the success of the Project American Dreams program, which launched five inventors last March and identified over 100 products created by Latino entrepreneurs.

Gil Valletta  joins a select group of star entrepreneurs that include TV’s original billion-dollar man Bob Circosta, Shark Tank’s Daymond John, tech expert Randi Zuckerberg and Marc Portney, from the Science Channel’s popular series All American Makers. Gil Valletta will appear as the first Latina star entrepreneur host on HSN’s American Dreams joining her discovered inventors to sell their products on-air reaching over 90 million households.

For more information about HSN and American Dreams please visit http://www.hsn.com/ 

For more information about Liliana Gil Valletta and Dreamers Ventures visit www.dreamersventures.com and follow her social channels Twitter: www.twitter.com/liligil Instagram: www.instagram.com/liligilusa and YouTube: www.youtube.com/liligil  

About HSN
HSN is a leading entertainment and lifestyle retailer, offering a curated assortment of exclusive products and top brand names to its customers. HSN incorporates entertainment, inspiration, personalities and industry experts to provide an entirely unique shopping experience. At HSN, customers find exceptional selections in Health & Beauty, Jewelry, Home/Lifestyle, Fashion/Accessories, and Electronics. HSN broadcasts live to over 90 million households in the US 24/7 and its website – hsn.com features more than 50,000 product videos. Mobile applications include HSN apps for iPad, iPhone and Android. HSN, founded 40 years ago as the first electronic retailer, is an operating segment of HSN, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSNI). For more information, please visit www.HSN.com, or follow @HSN on Facebook and Twitter.

About Lili Gil Valletta
An immigrant from Colombia, Lili is an award-winning entrepreneur, World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and a weekly independent TV contributor to various networks like Fox News, Fox Business, CNN en Español, among others. She is the cofounder and CEO of CIEN+ a firm that helps business leaders and Fortune 500 companies unlock the power of today’s diverse marketplace with big data analytics, research, creativity and purpose.

She is also the creator of Dreamers Ventures, an empowerment platform and multi-city tour empowering entrepreneurs with the tools, capital and resources they need to accelerate their growth. Prior to launching her company, she had a 10-year career at Johnson & Johnson where she pioneered diversity and multicultural marketing initiatives and co-founded the Hispanic Employee Resource Group HOLA. Her work has been featured by Forbes, The Huffington Post, CNN, and has made her the recipient of many industry awards. Her advocacy for minority issues has impacted public and private organizations, including forums at the White House, the United Nations and as board member of the YMCA USA and the Harvard Kennedy School Women’s Leadership Board, among others. For more information about Liliana Gil Valletta and Dreamers Ventures visit www.dreamresventures.com, www.lilianagil.com and follow her social channels Twitter: www.twitter.com/liligil Instagram: www.instagram.com/liligilusa and YouTube: www.youtube.com/liligil  

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HSN Extends American Dreams Initiative through Partnership with Liliana Gil Valletta

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Leading entertainment and lifestyle retailer, HSN, is collaborating with award-winning entrepreneur Liliana “Lili” Gil Valletta to discover new inventors and innovators as part of its American Dreams initiative. HSN’s American Dreams platform finds, educates and trains rising entrepreneurs to help bring their products to the marketplace and create successful business opportunities.

Liliana Gil Valletta, becomes the first Latina star entrepreneur host on HSN’s American Dreams.

“HSN has been dedicated to finding and supporting innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs since we first opened our doors 40 years ago.  Entrepreneurship is core to HSN’s DNA, and we are thrilled to have Lili Gil Valletta join us on our mission to provide these inventors with the tools they need to bring their products to life,” said Bill Brand, President, HSN. “As a business owner herself, Lili understands the critical role small businesses play in building communities and local economies.  As we enter the next decade in HSN’s history, we are committed to helping rising entrepreneurs as they launch their products or start a business of their own.”

Gil Valletta is founder and CEO of CIEN+, an advocate for minority business owners and the creator of the accelerator program, Dreamers Ventures, a multi-city tour and business accelerator platform primarily empowering Latinos with access to tools, capital and resources for growth.  Minority entrepreneurs represent the fastest growing segment of small business owners in America; however, they still lag in their ability to access capital and opportunities, as reported by the Minority Business Development Agency.

“I am honored to be working with HSN to help discover great inventions and continue the momentum of Project American Dreams,” said Gil Valletta. “As an entrepreneur and immigrant from Colombia, I have experienced firsthand the challenges we face as women and minority business owners and I am focused on helping make it easier for others to achieve their dreams.”

Through Dreamers Ventures and CIEN+, Gil Valletta will help identify and discover inventors and innovators with products that could one day be sold on HSN.  This partnership continues the success of the Project American Dreams program, which launched five inventors last March and identified over 100 products created by Latino entrepreneurs.

Gil Valletta  joins a select group of star entrepreneurs that include TV’s original billion-dollar man Bob Circosta, Shark Tank’s Daymond John, tech expert Randi Zuckerberg and Marc Portney, from the Science Channel’s popular series All American Makers. Gil Valletta will appear as the first Latina star entrepreneur host on HSN’s American Dreams joining her discovered inventors to sell their products on-air reaching over 90 million households.

For more information about HSN and American Dreams please visit http://www.hsn.com/ 

For more information about Liliana Gil Valletta and Dreamers Ventures visit www.dreamersventures.com and follow her social channels Twitter: www.twitter.com/liligil Instagram: www.instagram.com/liligilusa and YouTube: www.youtube.com/liligil  

About HSN
HSN is a leading entertainment and lifestyle retailer, offering a curated assortment of exclusive products and top brand names to its customers. HSN incorporates entertainment, inspiration, personalities and industry experts to provide an entirely unique shopping experience. At HSN, customers find exceptional selections in Health & Beauty, Jewelry, Home/Lifestyle, Fashion/Accessories, and Electronics. HSN broadcasts live to over 90 million households in the US 24/7 and its website – hsn.com features more than 50,000 product videos. Mobile applications include HSN apps for iPad, iPhone and Android. HSN, founded 40 years ago as the first electronic retailer, is an operating segment of HSN, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSNI). For more information, please visit www.HSN.com, or follow @HSN on Facebook and Twitter.

About Lili Gil Valletta
An immigrant from Colombia, Lili is an award-winning entrepreneur, World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and a weekly independent TV contributor to various networks like Fox News, Fox Business, CNN en Español, among others. She is the cofounder and CEO of CIEN+ a firm that helps business leaders and Fortune 500 companies unlock the power of today’s diverse marketplace with big data analytics, research, creativity and purpose.

She is also the creator of Dreamers Ventures, an empowerment platform and multi-city tour empowering entrepreneurs with the tools, capital and resources they need to accelerate their growth. Prior to launching her company, she had a 10-year career at Johnson & Johnson where she pioneered diversity and multicultural marketing initiatives and co-founded the Hispanic Employee Resource Group HOLA. Her work has been featured by Forbes, The Huffington Post, CNN, and has made her the recipient of many industry awards. Her advocacy for minority issues has impacted public and private organizations, including forums at the White House, the United Nations and as board member of the YMCA USA and the Harvard Kennedy School Women’s Leadership Board, among others. For more information about Liliana Gil Valletta and Dreamers Ventures visit www.dreamresventures.com, www.lilianagil.com and follow her social channels Twitter: www.twitter.com/liligil Instagram: www.instagram.com/liligilusa and YouTube: www.youtube.com/liligil  

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Discovery en Español’s Diesel Brothers Take The Mound For All-Star Two-Part MLB-Themed Special

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DISCOVERY EN ESPAÑOL’S DIESEL BROTHERS TAKE THE MOUND FOR ALL STAR TWO-PART MLB-THEMED SPECIAL

MIAMI, June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — What do baseball and diesel have in common? The answer is a DIESEL BROTHERS special, coming to the Discovery en Español screen featuring Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera and MLB Network analysts Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez and former All-Star Carlos Peña. The two-night special will air as part of the ‘Lunes de Motores’ programming block on Monday, June 19 and Monday, June 26 at 10pm E/P.

DISCOVERY EN ESPAÑOL’S DIESEL BROTHERS TAKE THE MOUND FOR ALL STAR TWO-PART MLB-THEMED SPECIAL

Heavy D and Diesel Dave have built an empire with their business bringing extreme tricked-out trucks to fans across the country. They are masters in transforming, building, and selling everything that runs on diesel fuel. Each truck is unique to them and they can make these vehicles look like new by customizing parts, changing engines and wheels, and adding fuel injectors and gas pumps. If it’s diesel… it is possible for the DIESEL BROTHERS!

This time they are taking their diesel game to the ballpark… Heavy D and Diesel Dave step up to the plate for Tigers’ first baseman and car enthusiast Miguel Cabrera, to trick out his 2016 Chevy Silverado. The duo know diesel, but to knock this build out of the park, they’ll need the help of Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez and All-Star Carlos Peña. However, the MLB stars are in for a surprise with a taste of Heavy D and Diesel Dave’s legendary stunt driving.

For more about network programming, please follow us on facebook.com/discoveryenespanol, Twitter @DiscoveryenESP and Instagram @discoveryenespanol.

About Discovery en Español
Discovery en Español connects Spanish-speaking viewers in the U.S. to the world and all its wonder and possibilities. It provides quality programming focusing on bold storytelling across core genres including adventure, ingenuity, natural history, investigation and current affairs. Created by Discovery Communications, Discovery en Español is widely distributed on Hispanic tier packages throughout the country. For more information, please follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/discoveryenespanol, Twitter @DiscoveryenESP and Instagram @discoveryenespanol.

About MLB Network
MLB Network is the ultimate television destination for baseball fans, featuring the multiple Emmy Award-winning MLB Tonight, live regular season and Postseason game telecasts, original programming, highlights, and insights and analysis. MLB Network debuted on January 1, 2009 in a record-setting 50 million homes, is currently distributed by more than 250 distributors in the U.S., Canada, Caribbean and Latin America, and is available for live, authenticated streaming via MLB.com At Bat and MLBNetwork.com. For more information and to find MLB Network in your area, go to www.MLBNetwork.com.

About The Detroit Tigers
The Detroit Tigers, Inc., a charter member of the American League in 1901, have won four World Series and 11 American League pennants. An Ilitch organization, the Tigers play their home games at Comerica Park located within The District Detroit, one of the largest sports and entertainment developments in the country. Other Ilitch companies include: Little Caesars Pizza, Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, the Detroit Red Wings, Olympia Development of Michigan, Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Program, Ilitch Holdings, Inc., MotorCity Casino Hotel and Champion Foods. For more information, visit www.Tigers.com, www.DistrictDetroit.com and www.IlitchCompanies.com.

Discovery en Espanol.

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10xU Launches to Unlock Entrepreneurs’ Potential in the Age of Digitalization and Hyper Connectivity

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MIAMI, June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — New platform 10xU is set to empower entrepreneurs by providing them with the knowledge and tools needed to navigate digitalization and hyper connectivity. This startup wants to prepare current and future leaders to overcome challenges by stimulating new ways of thinking, promoting innovation, and connecting entrepreneurial communities all over the world.

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The platform offers courses, workshops, mentoring, personalized business assessments, networking, and company roadmap building. These offerings can take place online, or in person at 10xU’s Miami headquarters. Additionally, there is a wide offering of free content, including webinars and events. The offer covers entrepreneurs of any level with pricing levels reflective of company needs.

“A deep-rooted understanding of the entrepreneurial ecosystem led me to discover the need for established companies and entrepreneurs to learn about this new world order, governed by an abundance of technological resources and living in the digital sphere,” explains 10xU Chief Executive Lorenzo de Leo. “10xU wants to build a community of like-minded individuals who drive each other forward by offering them a different approach to business challenges, which ultimately, will drive global innovation into the future.”

Unlike other startup courses, the goal is to create a community of startups and entrepreneurs that thrive with education and collaboration. Designed to scale globally, 10xU aims to become the common platform that connects new startup hubs and amplifies their growth by promoting the exchange of resources and experiences. To this end, 10xU will connect local tech hubs around the globe.

10xU is a portfolio company of Rokk3r Labs, a cobuilding platform for investors, entrepreneurs and organizations. 10xU is open to individuals who are planning to become entrepreneurs and want to validate the potential of their idea, or any person or company wanting to learn about the inner workings of launching a company in the digital era, including those already at established companies and corporations.

“10xU’s model puts forward a solution for what entrepreneurial learning and execution should be in the digital age. I am excited to announce it as our newest portfolio company and an upcoming standard for global ecosystem connectedness,” said CEO and Co-founder at Rokk3r Labs Nabyl Charania.

About 10xU
10xU plans to empower people and companies by providing them with the education and tools needed to overcome the challenges of the modern business age. The platform prepares current and future business leaders by stimulating new ways of thinking, promoting innovation, and connecting entrepreneurial communities all over the world. For more information, please visit www.10xU.com

About Rokk3r Labs
Rokk3r Labs is the best place in the world to launch companies that change the world. It is a venture builder and the world’s first “cobuilding” platform for entrepreneurs, corporations, and investors to create exponential startups. As a partner, Rokk3r Labs increases value, mitigates risk, and helps remain at the edge of innovation. With a focus on leveraging exponential technologies (e.g., the blockchain, artificial intelligence, and 3D printing) and implementing new-age methods of raising capital, Rokk3r Labs is harnessing the global collective genius to cobuild companies that change the world. Currently, Rokk3r Labs has a portfolio of over 40 ventures. To learn more, visit www.rokk3rlabs.com.

Media Contact
Latiffe Ghanem
Latiffe@10xu.com
305-479-0279

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“Black Henna” Tattoos May Put You at Risk

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Black Henna Tattoos May Put You at Risk.

SILVER SPRING, Md., June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Summer vacation season is here… time to hit the beach and perhaps indulge in a little harmless fun. What about getting a black henna temporary tattoo? Who could it hurt? It could hurt you.

Black Henna Tattoos May Put You at Risk.

Learn more at: 
http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm343932.htm 
http://www.fda.gov/cosmetics/productsingredients/products/ucm108569.htm

A henna tattoo is temporary but that doesn’t mean it is risk free. This is especially true if you use “black henna,” which can cause serious skin reactions.

For centuries, traditional henna, a reddish-brown plant extract, has been used to dye skin, hair, and fingernails in parts of Asia and Northern Africa. Henna is safe and permitted for coloring the hair, but not for the skin or areas around the eyes.

“Black henna,” a different substance, is marketed for application on the skin’s surface as a form of temporary tattoo, and it is potentially harmful. Inks marketed as “black henna” – or sometimes simply as “henna” – may actually be hair dye or contain other ingredients. The extra ingredient most often used to darken “black” henna is a coal-tar hair dye containing p-phenylenediamine (PPD), which can cause dangerous sensitization reactions in some people. Coal tar hair dyes that contain PPD are required by law to have a caution statement and directions to patch test before use. However, PPD, by law, is not permitted in cosmetics intended for staining the skin.

You may find “black henna” in temporary tattoo kiosks at beaches, boardwalks, holiday destinations, ethnic or specialty shops. States regulate tattooing, but oversight for tattoo parlors and artists differs from state to state. Even though the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not regulate practices in tattoo parlors, we do monitor product safety problems.

Too many consumers have learned the risks of “black henna” the hard way. Dozens have reported their adverse events to FDA, but it is believed that many more problems go unreported. Some experienced reactions immediately after the application of “black henna” temporary tattoos; others occurred up to two or three weeks later. Problems included redness, blisters, raised red weeping lesions, loss of pigmentation, increased sensitivity to sunlight, and even permanent scarring. Some reactions have led to emergency room visits and prolonged skin sensitivity. For example, in one incident, a teenage girl’s back was permanently scarred after getting a black henna tattoo.

Some people may experience cross-sensitization, meaning that because of a previous exposure and bad reaction to one chemical, they become sensitized (allergic) to related compounds, such as rubber and other latex products, certain medications, hair dye ingredients, and textile dyes.  When exposed to one of these products they may develop a rash or other allergic manifestations.

If you have a reaction to a temporary tattoo, contact your health care professional. Also, please contact FDA’s Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program (1-800-FDA-1088 or http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/default.htm) or an FDA consumer complaint coordinator (http://www.fda.gov/safety/reportaproblem/consumercomplaintcoordinators). FDA has issued import alerts and warning letters when manufacturers have violated the law. Enforcement can include product seizure and legal actions.

Contact: Media: 1-301-796-4540; Consumers: 1-888-SAFEFOOD (toll free)

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“Black Henna” Tattoos May Put You at Risk

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Black Henna Tattoos May Put You at Risk.

SILVER SPRING, Md., June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Summer vacation season is here… time to hit the beach and perhaps indulge in a little harmless fun. What about getting a black henna temporary tattoo? Who could it hurt? It could hurt you.

Black Henna Tattoos May Put You at Risk.

Learn more at: 
http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm343932.htm 
http://www.fda.gov/cosmetics/productsingredients/products/ucm108569.htm

A henna tattoo is temporary but that doesn’t mean it is risk free. This is especially true if you use “black henna,” which can cause serious skin reactions.

For centuries, traditional henna, a reddish-brown plant extract, has been used to dye skin, hair, and fingernails in parts of Asia and Northern Africa. Henna is safe and permitted for coloring the hair, but not for the skin or areas around the eyes.

“Black henna,” a different substance, is marketed for application on the skin’s surface as a form of temporary tattoo, and it is potentially harmful. Inks marketed as “black henna” – or sometimes simply as “henna” – may actually be hair dye or contain other ingredients. The extra ingredient most often used to darken “black” henna is a coal-tar hair dye containing p-phenylenediamine (PPD), which can cause dangerous sensitization reactions in some people. Coal tar hair dyes that contain PPD are required by law to have a caution statement and directions to patch test before use. However, PPD, by law, is not permitted in cosmetics intended for staining the skin.

You may find “black henna” in temporary tattoo kiosks at beaches, boardwalks, holiday destinations, ethnic or specialty shops. States regulate tattooing, but oversight for tattoo parlors and artists differs from state to state. Even though the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not regulate practices in tattoo parlors, we do monitor product safety problems.

Too many consumers have learned the risks of “black henna” the hard way. Dozens have reported their adverse events to FDA, but it is believed that many more problems go unreported. Some experienced reactions immediately after the application of “black henna” temporary tattoos; others occurred up to two or three weeks later. Problems included redness, blisters, raised red weeping lesions, loss of pigmentation, increased sensitivity to sunlight, and even permanent scarring. Some reactions have led to emergency room visits and prolonged skin sensitivity. For example, in one incident, a teenage girl’s back was permanently scarred after getting a black henna tattoo.

Some people may experience cross-sensitization, meaning that because of a previous exposure and bad reaction to one chemical, they become sensitized (allergic) to related compounds, such as rubber and other latex products, certain medications, hair dye ingredients, and textile dyes.  When exposed to one of these products they may develop a rash or other allergic manifestations.

If you have a reaction to a temporary tattoo, contact your health care professional. Also, please contact FDA’s Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program (1-800-FDA-1088 or http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/default.htm) or an FDA consumer complaint coordinator (http://www.fda.gov/safety/reportaproblem/consumercomplaintcoordinators). FDA has issued import alerts and warning letters when manufacturers have violated the law. Enforcement can include product seizure and legal actions.

Contact: Media: 1-301-796-4540; Consumers: 1-888-SAFEFOOD (toll free)

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Father’s Day Focus On High Risk For Heart Disease Amongst Hispanic Men And How Fresh Avocados Can Help

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MISSION VIEJO, California, June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — This Father’s Day (and always), Fresh Avocados – Love One Today® encourages families to take a closer look at the heart health of the men in their care and ways nutrition promotes healthier living. The Center for Disease Control reports that Hispanic men have a higher risk for high blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes, which puts them at a greater risk for heart disease, compared to non-Hispanic men. And, in fact, 1 out of 4 Hispanic men dies of stroke or heart disease.1 The good news is that most of the risk factors can be prevented or controlled with education and changes in lifestyle like better nutrition. New Heart-Check certified fresh avocado recipes are now available at LoveOneToday.com to help families fit more fruits and vegetables into a healthy lifestyle as recommended by the American Heart Association (AHA).

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Family members responsible for planning meals, traditionally women in Hispanic households, are urged to take the opportunity to show their love by proactively reducing the risk factors for heart disease each time they shop for groceries. The AHA and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans agree that replacing bad fats (saturated fats) for good fats (unsaturated fats) like those found in fresh avocados is associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. Further, healthy avocados are a good source of fiber and eating foods rich in fiber has also been linked to reducing the risk of heart disease, obesity and diabetes.

“Hispanic women should feel confident and empowered knowing the fresh avocados in their shopping baskets are doing more for their families beyond delivering great taste,” said Sylvia Melendez-Klinger, registered dietitian and HAB spokesperson. “Fresh avocados are truly a versatile fruit. Not just in the way they can be served, but also in the many health benefits for men and the whole family.”

As radical diet overhauls can be hard to follow, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans emphasizes making small dietary shifts to work towards an overall healthy eating pattern. Simple changes like cooking recipes especially designed to be heart-healthy as well as delicious such as Grilled Chicken Breasts with Fresh Avocado Chimichurri Sauce can help make a difference.

Love One Today® is a science-based food and wellness education program developed to encourage Americans to include fresh avocados in everyday healthy eating plan to help increase fruit and vegetable intake and as a delicious, cholesterol-free, whole food source of naturally good fats. To find more easy-to-prepare AHA Heart-Check certified recipes featuring healthy avocados, please visit LoveOneToday.com and in Spanish at SaboreaUnoHoy.com.

About the Hass Avocado Board

The Hass Avocado Board (HAB) is an agriculture promotion group established in 2002 to promote the consumption of Hass Avocados in the United States. A 12-member board representing domestic producers and importers of Hass Avocados directs HAB’s promotion, research and information programs under supervision of the United States Department of Agriculture. Funding for HAB comes from Hass avocado producers and importers in the United States. In 2010, HAB established a nutrition research program to increase awareness and improve understanding of the unique benefits of avocados to human health. For a comprehensive collection of published nutrition and scientific literature, authoritative reports and other articles on or related to avocados, their nutrients and eating patterns that include them, visit avocadonutritioncenter.com.  For tips and recipes in Spanish, visit SaboreaUnoHoy.com or in English visit LoveOneToday.com. Follow HAB on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.                                       

Contact: Vickie Fite for Hass Avocado Board
vickie.fite@mslgroup.com
(310) 613-0937

1. CDC, Hispanic Men and Stroke Fact Sheet

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HITN Launches New Programming Block, ‘Tu Planeta’

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HITN Launches a New Programming Block 'Tu Planeta'

BROOKLYN, N.Y. , June 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — HITN, the leading Spanish-language network that offers educational and entertainment content to more than 44 million households across the United States, announced the launch of ‘Tu Planeta,’ a new programming block designed to encourage species conservation and respect for the environment among young Hispanic audiences.

HITN Launches a New Programming Block  'Tu Planeta'

‘Tu Planeta’ will air Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:00 p.m. EDT / 2:00 p.m. PDT starting this June.

“HITN is always looking for ways to improve quality of life for the Hispanic population by offering content and information that make a difference,” remarked Guillermo Sierra, Head of Television and Digital Services at HITN.  “An important part of this effort is promoting environmental awareness and conservation, especially among new generations.  ‘Tu Planeta’ is aligned with and perfectly complements the content strategy we introduced recently with our health and lifestyle block, ‘Vida y Salud Televisión.'”

“The new programming block showcases high-quality productions about the natural world and environmental issues,” added Erika Vogt Lowell, HITN’s Director of Programming and Acquisitions. “‘Tu Planeta’ features acquisitions from the world’s top distributors as well as our own productions, designed to be enjoyed by the entire family and targeting different age groups.  Our digital apps support this new content, and we will soon be announcing initiatives to enable more active audience participation in these important issues.”

The hosts of ‘Tu Planeta,’ Ana Osorio and Mariela Irala – both of whom have extensive experience in US Hispanic television – will present the new programming, along with relevant information, updates and fun facts about the natural world.

For more information about HITN, please visit: www.hitn.tv

ABOUT ANA DANIELA OSORIO
Ana Daniela Osorio is a Venezuelan-American actress and singer with a background in US Hispanic television.  She made her debut on Telemundo International in the hit telenovela ‘Santa Diabla‘ in 2013.  Since then, she has appeared in ‘Demente Criminal‘ on UniMás as well as ‘Dueños Del Paraíso‘ and ‘Eva La Trailera‘ on Telemundo.   In 2016, she was a finalist and the only Latina in a CBS talent competition.

ABOUT MARIELA IRALA
Mariela Irala was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and grew up in Miami, Florida, where she moved at the age of seven.  She began her artistic career in the Disney Argentina series Jake and Blake, followed by the comedy ‘Enséñame a Vivir‘ on Pol-ka.  In 2011 she joined Yahoo Latam as the host of an entertainment show, giving her the opportunity to interview celebrities such as Matt Damon, Will Ferrell, Mauricio Ojeda and Cameron Diaz.  She has also contributed to Batanga and Homosapiens TV.

ABOUT HITN

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, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse TV, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast, Charter Spectrum, Frontier Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism and Cablevision.  For more information, please visit www.hitn.org.

HITN Inks a Deal for Lifestyle Content (PRNewsFoto/HITN)

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San Francisco Deltas and San Jose Earthquakes Clash in U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round

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SAN FRANCISCO, June 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The San Francisco Deltas and the San Jose Earthquakes, the Bay Area’s two professional soccer teams, will meet in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round on Wednesday, June 14 at Avaya Stadium in San Jose.

“I think the upcoming game between our team and the Quakes is significant because it’s exciting for Bay Area fans to have an opportunity to see soccer played at the highest level between two local teams,” said SF Deltas head coach Marc Dos Santos. “The fans see San Francisco against San Jose as a rivalry and we understand that.”

Fans from both sides have begun to call Wednesday’s contest the “101 Derby” because Highway 101 connects the two cities. A derby is a common term in soccer that refers to a game between two teams from the same town, city or region.

The U.S. Open Cup is a knockout competition in American soccer; the Cup is the third-longest-running open soccer tournament in the world and is the country’s oldest annual team competition. The Cup is open to all amateur and professional soccer teams affiliated with the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and consists of eight rounds between May 10 and September 20.

“There’s a lot of pride that comes from clubs playing in the U.S. Open Cup. As an American, it’s fun to have an interleague competition where anything can happen,” said SF Deltas forward Tommy Heinemann. “To play against a team that has a lot of tradition and history will be special for our club.”

This will be the second matchup between the two Bay Area rivals. The Deltas previously won against the Quakes 1-0 in a preseason friendly on February 15. Kickoff is set for 7:15 p.m. at Avaya Stadium. Tickets are available at www.sjearthquakes.com/tickets.

About the SF Deltas
The San Francisco Deltas are an American professional soccer team based in San Francisco, California. The club was founded in 2015 by a diverse group of entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley and Brazil and began their inaugural season in 2017. Home games are played at Kezar Stadium, formerly the home of the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders. To learn more, visit www.sfdeltas.com. Follow the Deltas on Twitter and Instagram at @sfdeltas and Facebook at www.facebook.com/sfdeltas.

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Genius Plaza Invites Parents and Students to Participate in the Learning Summer Victory Challenge

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Prevent Summer Learning Loss

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y., June 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Genius Plaza unveiled its Learning Summer Victory Challenge as it continues to work to close the achievement gap. Genius Plaza is an education technology social enterprise working to ignite the genius in every child, and specializing in creating teaching platforms and apps for students from PreK through 12th grade.  During the summer months, all students will have access to Genius Plaza to read eBooks, play math and language arts games, practice exercises, write their own eBooks, and even create their own games.  Students who finish the “daily learning workout” from Monday through Friday will earn virtual prizes, and also be entered to win fun prizes, including VR sets and tablets. 

“Each year, we hear about summer learning loss and how it widens the achievement gap between lower- and higher-income students.  At Genius Plaza, we are focused on the potential of every student, and creating a movement that is fun while helping us close that gap,” said Michelle Emirzian, Chief Academic Officer, Genius Plaza.

Research shows that the estimated learning loss in math and literacy rates over the summer months is approximately one to 2.6 months of grade-level equivalency, with lower-income students seeing a greater impact.  “We know there are geniuses in every zip code, which is why we are focused on providing access to all students.  During the summer months, parents and students will have free access to our platform so they can read, practice math and vocabulary, play games, and even create content for ten minutes each day while winning prizes,” added Emirzian.

The level of time a student should spend studying each day, ranges between 10 to 45 minutes, depends on their grade level.

Prevent Summer Learning Loss

Parents can access Genius Plaza at www.geniusplaza.com/summer and create accounts for their kids.  Each week, Genius Plaza will announce new winners from those students completing at least ten minutes of work on the Genius Plaza platform.

About Genius Plaza

Genius Plaza is a digital education platform created to ignite the genius in every child.  It is the first multicultural education company that provides culturally relevant math and language arts resources, combined with a research-based didactic approach, and state-of-the-art parent engagement tools in eight languages.  Genius Plaza brands include Plaza Bilingüe and PreK12 Plaza.

Media Contact: Emily Pascual, 518-280-9550, emily@geniusplaza.com

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eMerge Americas Launches Its Fourth ‘Journey Through Innovation,’ The Premier Technology Platform Connecting And Inspiring Businesses And Entrepreneurs

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Inspiration, Innovation, and a Nod to the Future Take Center Stage at eMERGE Americas 2016

MIAMI, June 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — eMerge Americas officially kicked-off its high-impact technology event today at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Thousands of attendees from around the world are expected. Participants include investors, entrepreneurs, government leaders, brand marketers and global technology companies who come to eMerge Americas to share ideas and form new business partnerships. The two-day conference runs through Tuesday, June 13th.

Inspiration, Innovation, and a Nod to the Future Take Center Stage at eMERGE Americas 2016

The fourth installment of eMerge Americas will feature the newest innovations and brightest minds, next to long-standing industry visionaries. Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple Computer, Inc., Uri Levine, Co-Founder of Waze and Marcelo Claure, CEO of Sprint will keynote. Additional program highlights include conversations with key executives from SAP, Visa, Magic Leap, Google, NBC Universal, Cisco, Facebook, YouTube, Cyxtera and many more of the world’s largest and most well-known technology brands. The Women, Innovation & Technology Summit (WIT) and the eGov Summit, round out a packed agenda.  These programs aim to inspire people to build better, smarter cities and to embrace gender diversity in technology.

Attendees will also hear from former New York Yankees player, Alex Rodriguez, and recording artist and entrepreneur, Armando Christian Perez, also known to the world as Pitbull. Both A-Rod and Pitbull will lead discussions of how technology is a disrupter in the non-traditional tech worlds of sports and entertainment.

“eMerge Americas is the place for entrepreneurs to connect with investors and launch their next big idea. It’s also where the world’s largest technology companies look for growth from untapped markets,” said Xavier Gonzalez, CEO of eMerge Americas. “eMerge Americas is in the unique position of connecting the global markets of Europe, LATAM and the United States. The city of Miami has a special place in global technology landscape as the gateway to the Americas.”

Throughout the event, attendees have access to dynamic keynotes, fireside chats, and networking events across five stages, beachside hotels, and special event venues. The more than 400 participating companies are creating a knowledge and talent transfer that has positioned Miami as the technology hub of the Americas.

For more information about eMerge Americas 2017, visit emergeamericas.com. For the latest eMerge Americas news, connect with us on Facebook (@emergeamericas), Twitter (@eMergeAmericas), Instagram (@emergeamericas) and LinkedIn (@eMerge Americas).

About eMerge Americas

eMerge Americas serves as the preeminent innovative thought exchange transforming Miami into the technological hub of the Americas. By connecting global industry leaders and investors with America’s top business executives, IT decision-makers, and entrepreneurs, partnerships are forged that spur visionary innovation and technological advancements for the betterment of business and society. eMerge’s founding partners include: Medina Capital, A Rod Corporation, Greenberg Traurig, Knight Foundation, Miami-Dade County, and the Miami Herald. For more information about eMerge Americas, please visit: emergeamericas.com

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Video: Take A Look At The Exclusive Sneak Peek Of The New Season For Telemundo’s Super Series™ “El Señor De Los Cielos”

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MIAMI, June 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — In the new season of “El Señor de los Cielos”, Rafael Amaya’s Aurelio Casillas returns to prepare for an impending war with his nephew, which will end in a life-or-death struggle against his own family. The highly acclaimed Super Series™ premiering Tuesday, June 20 at 10pm/9c, also stars Fernanda Castillo, Carmen Aub, Mariana Seoane, Maricela Gonzalez, Sabrina Seara and Vanessa Villela.

Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here: https://www.multivu.com/players/English/8121351-el-senor-de-los-cielos-nueva-temporada

The cast also includes Lisa Owen, Alejandro Lopez, Jorge Luis Moreno, Plutarco Haza, Ofelia Medina, Jesús Moré, Ivan Tamayo, Manuel Balbi, Wendy de los Cobos, Ivan Arana, Rafael Novoa, Carlos Mata, Patricia Vico, Emanuel Esparza.  

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About Telemundo:
Telemundo is a world-class media company leading the industry in the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content across its multiplatform portfolio to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. The network features original scripted dramas from Telemundo Studios – the #1 producer of Spanish-language primetime content – as well as non-scripted productions, theatrical motion pictures, specials, news and first-class sports events, reaching 94% of U.S. Hispanic viewers in 210 markets through its 17 owned stations and 54 broadcast affiliates. Telemundo is part of NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

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Refreshed 2018 Honda Fit Launches Next Month with More Aggressive Styling, New Sport Trim and Available Honda Sensing®

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Refreshed 2018 Honda Fit Launches Next Month with More Aggressive Styling, New Sport Trim and Available Honda Sensing®

TORRANCE, Calif., June 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Honda today revealed the 2018 Fit with fresh new styling, the addition of a Sport trim and the availability of Honda Sensing® on its popular hatchback. Updated styling at the front and rear, and a splash of additional color add vibrancy and infuse the versatile Fit with an enhanced youthful, sporty and emotional character. The availability of Honda Sensing® brings the suite of advanced safety and driver assistive technologies to the subcompact Fit.

Refreshed 2018 Honda Fit Launches Next Month with More Aggressive Styling, New Sport Trim and Available Honda Sensing®

“With sporty new styling and additional feature content, the 2018 Honda Fit ups the ante with new styling and sophistication not typically found in the subcompact segment,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president of the American Honda Automobile Division. “Fit has always represented a great value for subcompact customers and the addition of available Honda Sensing® to its fun-to-drive performance and unmatched versatility will keep the Honda Fit as the industry’s benchmark subcompact.”

The 2018 Honda Fit features new, sportier styling, starting with a horizontally layered, two-piece chrome and piano black grille with a larger, more prominent “H” mark. The more integrated and sophisticated headlights blend into the side edges of the upper fascia’s wing creating a unified yet more aggressive design. The front bumper sports top chrome accents and features a full-width splitter, along with more angular fog lights pods.

At the rear, the Fit’s low and wide sporty styling continues with a redesigned bumper featuring a full-width character line in piano black and a splitter-shaped lower section. A newly styled taillight combo completes the Fit’s sharper looking rear.

Positioned between the LX and EX trims, the new Fit Sport trim features an even more aggressive and sporty look with aero form features at the front, sides and rear, and a low and sharp front splitter highlighted in bright orange. An exclusive black finish on the 16-inch alloy wheels further adds to the sporty look. At the rear, a three-strake diffuser with bright orange upper trim line, chrome exhaust finisher and Sport badge complete the Fit Sport’s aggressive exterior styling.

Two new vibrant colors – Helios Yellow Pearl (replacing Mystic Yellow) and Orange Fury – join an expanded color pallet that includes White Orchid Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Milano Red and Aegean Blue Metallic.

Available on LX and Sport trims and standard on EX and above, Honda Sensing® includes Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Collision Mitigation Brake Braking System™ (CMBS™), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) incorporating Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) incorporating Road Departure Warning (RDW). This makes Fit the most affordable car in America with such a robust suite of available advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies and the only vehicle within its segment to do so.

This is the third-generation Fit’s first update since the launch of the 2015 model in 2014. More in-depth information about the upgrades to the 2018 Fit, including expanded feature content will be provided in the near future.

Media information including high-resolution photography is available at www.hondanews.com/channels/fit. Consumer information is available at automobiles.honda.com/future-cars. To join the Accord community on Facebook, visit www.facebook.com/hondafit

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, 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 35 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2016, more than 95% of all Honda and Acura vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

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One Drop Expands Features and Subscription Programs to Provide More Accessible Care to People With Diabetes Worldwide

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NEW YORK, June 9, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — One Drop today announced a significant expansion of its accessibility features and educational programming, including integration with Amazon’s Alexa voice technology. One Drop’s new Alexa interface empowers people with diabetes to track blood glucose, food, and physical activity, and provides voice command access to all their diabetes data. This innovation opens up the world of data-driven diabetes care to the visually or physically impaired and provides One Drop’s award winning technology, evidence-based American Diabetes Association recognized education* and coaching services to even more people living with diabetes worldwide.

One Drop also announced the launch of two new specialized One Drop | Experts diabetes education programs — “Overcoming Diabetes Burnout” and “Advanced Carb Counting” — for its ADA-recognized diabetes education* and coaching service One Drop | Experts. These offerings reaffirm One Drop’s commitment to providing the most advanced diabetes education and care to everyone with diabetes and a smartphone.

Additionally, Nicole Johnson DrPH, MPH, MA — former Miss America and award-winning diabetes advocate — has joined the One Drop | Experts Advisory Board.

Lastly, One Drop will present the detailed findings of several clinical studies at this year’s American Diabetes Association® 77th Scientific Sessions. These findings demonstrate the powerful clinical effectiveness of the One Drop platform at reducing A1C and improving blood glucose levels.

ACCESSIBIILITY

One Drop has significantly expanded its accessibility features. One Drop adapted Amazon Alexa voice technology with the One Drop | Mobile app to create a quick and seamless data entry, tracking, and reporting experience for people with diabetes and their caregivers. Through integration of Amazon Alexa voice technology with One Drop | Mobile, people with diabetes can log blood glucose, food, and physical activity throughout the day and receive data summaries of those records without ever having to open the app or manually enter data. Additionally, caregivers in separate locations can access these same data summaries just by asking Alexa (e.g., “Alexa, did mom take her medication today?”). One Drop will continue to expand the Alexa feature set and capabilities to facilitate communication between One Drop users and their One Drop | Experts, eliminating the need for manual entry in the One Drop | Mobile app. One Drop’s Alexa integration is set to launch on June 15th, 2017 and will be available exclusively through the Amazon Alexa Skills store.

One Drop also introduced “Light Mode,” a new accessibility feature within the One Drop | Mobile app designed to improve readability for the visually impaired.

“Accessibility is a foundational value at One Drop,” said Jeff Dachis, CEO and Founder of One Drop. “Now, with new voice and alternative visual interfaces, we are extending our commitment to accessible care with features and programs that allow access to data-driven diabetes care for those with vision challenges, advanced neuropathy, or limited dexterity/mobility, the elderly, caregivers, as well as those challenged by the visual/tactile interfaces associated with smartphones.”

“We are a group of people with diabetes designing products and services for people with diabetes,” said Dachis. “My team’s commitment to increasing access, lowering costs, and relentlessly improving the lives of everyone on the planet with diabetes and a smartphone continues by providing access to professional diabetes care and education where and when you need it, affordable diabetes supplies delivered right to your home, and worldwide free access to the world’s most seamlessly integrated digital diabetes management experience.”

ONE DROP | EXPERTS

One Drop | Experts is the first and only digital diabetes education and coaching program recognized by the American Diabetes Association and, starting today, two new specialized One Drop | Experts programs are available worldwide:

  • One Drop | Experts: Overcoming Diabetes Burnout is a 10-week diabetes education and coaching program designed to help people with diabetes tackle burnout, find motivation, and learn how to deal with difficult emotions around diabetes, while providing the tools and skills needed to prevent burnout in the future. Available exclusively at One Drop (iOSAndroid, http://onedrop.today/) in-app and online worldwide.
  • One Drop | Experts: Advanced Carb Counting is an 8-week diabetes education and coaching program designed to help people with diabetes master the fundamentals of carb counting, navigate difficult situations (eating out, holidays, special occasions, etc.), and learn the skills needed for long-term success. Available exclusively at One Drop (iOS, Android, http://onedrop.today/) in-app and online worldwide.

All One Drop | Experts programs are delivered entirely via One Drop | Mobile through an in-app chat interface. Each One Drop | Experts participant has his/her own dedicated “Expert” (Certified Diabetes Educator) available 24/7 for guidance, support, and anytime care. Participants can communicate with their Experts any time; all data recorded in the app is available to Experts in real-time, allowing them to provide relevant behavioral guidance in the moments when people need it most — no appointments necessary. The above-mentioned specialized programs are available worldwide as a one-time purchase starting at $39.95. The original subscription programs — One Drop | Experts: On Track and One Drop | Experts: On Call — are also available worldwide as standalone subscriptions starting at $11 per month.

Secondly, One Drop officially announced this week that Nicole Johnson DrPH, MPH, MA has joined the One Drop | Experts Advisory Board. Ms. Johnson was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as a college student in 1993, and her work moved to the national stage when she was named Miss America 1999. She has remained a dedicated diabetes advocate since her diagnosis and has been recognized for her work in diabetes around the world.

The One Drop | Experts Advisory Board is composed of healthcare professionals and clinical researchers, as well as people living with diabetes, who provide guidance, feedback and advice on the One Drop | Experts program to help ensure program content reflects the latest research findings, as well as best practices in treatment and education. The Advisory Board is consistently focused on the One Drop user experience, ensuring that users can collect health data in a comprehensive, easy-to-understand form, and use that data to inform their diabetes management. Ms. Johnson adds her expertise to a highly-accomplished Board including David Marrero PhD, Martha M. Funnell MS, RN, CDE, FAADE, Carla Miller PhD, Heather Gabel, and Doug Warren.

NEW OUTCOMES DATA

At this year’s American Diabetes Association® 77th Scientific Sessions, One Drop will announce the results of several clinical studies demonstrating the effectiveness of One Drop’s digital diabetes management platform. Details of the three accepted abstracts are presented below:

  • Impact of a Diabetes Mobile App with InApp Coaching on Glycemic Control”
    • Session: Sunday, June 11, 12p-1p (63‐LB in category 08 Diabetes Education)
    • Objective: We evaluated a diabetes mobile app with in-app coaching by a CDE (One Drop | Mobile and One Drop | Experts, Informed Data Systems, Inc., New York, NY) on the glycemic control of people with type 2 diabetes (T2D).
  • The Accuracy of Self Reported A1C among Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes”
    • Session: Monday, June 21, 12p-1p (721‐P in category 08 Diabetes Education)
    • Objective: We assessed the accuracy of self-­reported A1c among people with T2D and what individual characteristics were associated with that accuracy.
  • The One Drop Mobile App with In-App Coaching Improves Blood Glucose and Self-Care”
    • Session: Monday, June 21, 12p-1p (885-P in category 11 Psychosocial, Behavioral Medicine)
    • Objective: We assessed the effects of the One Drop | Mobile app with in-app coaching (One Drop | Experts) on the blood glucose and self-care of people with type 2 diabetes and A1c ≥ 7.5%.

One Drop previously reported preliminary findings from the aforementioned studies, demonstrating that after only four weeks, people with diabetes using both One Drop | Mobile and One Drop | Experts:

  • Reduced average blood glucose from 185 mg/dL (A1c 8.1%) to 158 mg/dL (A1c 7.1%);
  • Reduced average percentage of high blood glucose readings from 19% to 4%;
  • Nearly doubled the number of in-range blood glucose readings; and
  • Consistently tracked food and blood glucose over time.

ABOUT ONE DROP

One Drop (Informed Data Systems Inc.) is a digital health company harnessing the power of mobile computing and data science to bring evidence-based, clinically effective, affordable, accessible diabetes care to everyone with diabetes and a smartphone. To date, One Drop users have contributed over 350,000,000 health data points, which power One Drop’s machine learning algorithms and data science efforts, delivering real-time insights that drive behavior change, cost savings, and better health outcomes.

One Drop’s current offerings include:

  • One Drop | Chrome: One Drop’s FDA Approved, CE Certified Bluetooth wireless blood glucose monitoring designed to not only meet the highest standards of clinical accuracy, but also wirelessly transmit blood glucose data directly to the cloud via the One Drop | Mobile app for iOS and Android.
  • One Drop | Plus: One Drop’s subscription offerings, providing 50 to 100 blood glucose test strips per month for One Drop | Chrome PLUS unlimited coaching via One Drop | Experts for as low as $13 per month.
  • One Drop | Premium: One Drop’s unlimited subscription offering, providing unlimited blood glucose test strips for One Drop | Chrome and unlimited coaching via One Drop | Experts for as low as $33 per month.
  • One Drop | Experts: One Drop moves diabetes education out of the clinic and into the lives of people with diabetes. Each One Drop | Experts subscriber has his/her own dedicated “Expert” (Certified Diabetes Educator) available 24/7 for guidance, support, and anytime care. Experts deliver personalized digital therapeutics programs, including ADA-recognized diabetes education, to help people with diabetes define and achieve their health management goals. Subscribers can communicate with their Experts anytime via in-app chat; all data recorded in the app is available to Experts in real-time, allowing them to provide relevant behavioral guidance in the moments when subscribers need it most — no appointments necessary. One Drop | Experts is available as a standalone subscription for as low as $11 per month.
  • One Drop | Mobile: One Drop’s free, award-winning, cloud-based diabetes management solution delivered entirely via mobile app on iOS and Android. One Drop | Mobile provides real-time and historical blood glucose data and analytics to subscribers and their healthcare providers, allowing both to see relationships between specific health behaviors and health outcomes. One Drop | Mobile also includes a fully-featured Apple WatchOS app for logging and analyzing diabetes data on the go. One Drop | Mobile is the only diabetes management platform that offers comprehensive self-care, peer-support, and expert support all in one place.
  • One Drop | Professional: One Drop’s HIPPA compliant enterprise solution, for insurers, health care provider networks, self-insured employers, pharma, and device manufacturers that want to dramatically improve the outcomes for their patients, lower, the cost of caring for people with diabetes and drive toward outcomes based solutions. One Drop | Professional delivers real-time data, real time messaging, custom branding, custom news and information, custom educational support, and offers the most affordable, most effective, turnkey solution in market and powers some of the world’s largest health insurers.

One Drop | Chrome is sold exclusively by One Drop (iOS, Android, and http://onedrop.today/), Amazon (http://www.amazon.com), and Apple (http://store.apple.com). One Drop’s consumer subscription services are available for purchase in-app (iOS and Android) and at http://onedrop.today. The One Drop | Mobile solution is available for free download worldwide (iOS and Android). For more information, contact just@onedrop.today.

*The American Diabetes Association recognizes this education service as meeting the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support.

"Alexa, tell One Drop my blood glucose is 124"

 

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All-New 10th Generation Honda Accord Launching This Year with Advanced New Powertrain Lineup

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All-New 10th Generation Honda Accord Launching This Year with Advanced New Powertrain Lineup

TORRANCE, California, June 9, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Honda will launch the most stylish and fun-to-drive Accord ever later this year. The all-new, completely redesigned and reengineered 2018 Honda Accord is the tenth generation of America’s best-selling midsize sedan, the number one choice of individual American car buyers cumulatively since 20101. A new-from-the-ground-up design that features a more aggressive stance and proportion than any previous Accord complements the lineup of advanced new powertrains.

All-New 10th Generation Honda Accord Launching This Year with Advanced New Powertrain Lineup

The three powerful and fuel-efficient powertrains in the 2018 Accord will include two direct-injected and turbocharged 4-cylinder engines, a new Honda-developed 10-speed automatic transmission and a sporty 6-speed manual transmission that will be available on both turbo engines, as well as the next-generation of Honda’s two-motor hybrid powertrain technology. The new Accord design will have a dramatically lower and wider appearance that creates a more aggressive and athletic stance. Additional details on the all-new 2018 Accord design, technology and performance will be released in the weeks ahead.

“With these three advanced new powertrains, the tenth-generation Accord will be the most fun-to-drive, refined and fuel-efficient Accord yet,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of America Honda Motor Co., Inc. “Just as the new Honda Civic injected new energy into the compact car segment, we expect this all-new 2018 Accord will make people rethink the midsize sedan.”

The 2018 Accord will feature two available high-torque, high-efficiency turbocharged powerplants, a 1.5-liter direct-injected DOHC Turbo with dual variable cam timing (dual VTC), mated to either a Honda continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) or 6-speed manual transmission; and a 2.0-liter direct-injected DOHC Turbo with i-VTEC® valvetrain, paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission – the industry’s first 10AT for a front-wheel-drive passenger car – or a 6-speed manual. An all-new, even more refined Accord Hybrid will be powered by the next-generation of Honda’s innovative two-motor hybrid technology, which uniquely operates without the use of a conventional automatic transmission.

A perennial best-seller with American car buyers, the Accord has been the U.S. retail sales leader in the midsize sedan segment for four straight years (2013-2016). For the first five months of 2017, based on retail sales data, Accord is the top selling midsize sedan in America and the second best-selling passenger car overall, surpassed only by the new Honda Civic2. Accord also is an unprecedented 31-time recipient of Car and Driver magazine’s coveted 10Best award.

Since its launch in 1976, American car buyers have purchased more than 13 million Accords. Accord is the first vehicle from a Japanese automaker to be made in America and has been in continuous production at Honda’s Marysville, Ohio auto plant since November 1982, with cumulative U.S. production exceeding 11 million units over 35 years of U.S. manufacturing3

The new 2018 Accord’s 1.5-liter and 2.0-liter turbo engines will be produced at Honda’s Anna, Ohio engine plant. The Accord’s CVT transmission will be manufactured at the company’s Russells Point, Ohio plant, and its new 10-speed automatic transmission will be produced in the company’s Tallapoosa, Georgia plant. Honda recently announced a $149 million investment in the Russells Point and Tallapoosa plants to facilitate production of the new 10AT and its components in America. Additional investments related to manufacturing of the new Accord will be announced closer to its fall 2017 launch.

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, 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 35 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2016, more than 95% of all Honda and Acura vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

  1. Based on Urban Science cumulative retail sales data for all car models in the industry for 2010-2017CYTD May.
  2. Based on Urban Science retail sales data in the Midsize car segment for 2013-2017CYTD May.
  3. Manufactured in the U.S. using domestic and globally sourced parts.

 

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State Farm® Provides Three-year Sponsorship Supporting AHAA Hall Of Fame, Rising Star Award, And Annual Conference

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FAIRFAX, Virginia, June 8, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — AHAA: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing announced State Farm will provide a three-year sponsorship to help fund AHAA’s newly created AHAA Hall of Fame and Rising Star Recognition, as part of its support of the 2017, 2018 and 2019 AHAA Annual Conference. A gala, honoring 2017 inductees and acknowledging State Farm’s support, will take place on June 13 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago during the AHAA Annual Conference.

“State Farm has been a strong supporter and a constant presence at our annual conference for many years – just last year, they were honored with the AHAA Marketer of the Year award for their top-down commitment to the Hispanic market,” said AHAA Chair Linda Gonzalez. “We are grateful for this sponsorship as it allows us to tell our rich history, invest in our future and strengthen the Hispanic marketing industry of today.”

Established this year, the AHAA Hall of Fame recognizes a select group of visionaries, leaders and luminaries who have made significant contributions to the development and advancement of the Hispanic advertising and marketing field. The Rising Stars Recognition is a new award and the only one of its kind recognizing outstanding Hispanic marketing professionals ages 35 and under.

The support from State Farm will help create a digital archive, featuring videos and images that chronicle the history of Hispanic marketing in the United States. The funds will also be used to help young up-and-coming marketing executives travel to the AHAA Annual Conference and be recognized for their achievements.

“We know that role models and mentors play an important role within the Hispanic community and their successes,” said Leif Roll, marketing vice president for State Farm. “That’s why at State Farm, we’re dedicated to recognizing and supporting young Hispanic leaders through various community initiatives and programs from civic engagement to leadership training. We’re honored to share this platform with AHAA. We hope to celebrate each milestone – from young marketing professionals who are on a path to greatness, to industry giants who paved the way for future generations – and help keep these stories alive.”

For more information, please visit http://ahaa.org and follow all conference chatter on Twitter using the @ahaa handle and hashtag #ahaanextgen.

About AHAA: Founded in 1996, AHAA: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing is the national trade organization of all marketing, communications and media firms with trusted Hispanic expertise.

About State Farm®:
The mission of State Farm is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. State Farm and its affiliates are the largest providers of auto and home insurance in the United States. Its nearly 19,000 agents and nearly 70,000 employees serve more than 84 million policies and accounts – more than 81 million auto, fire, life, health and commercial policies, and more than 2 million bank accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for rentersbusiness ownersboats and motorcycles, is available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 35 on the 2016 Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit http://www.statefarm.com.

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Hispanic Public Relations Association Announces Call-For-Entries for the HPRA National BRAVO! Awards

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NEW YORK, June 8, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) today announced the call-for-entries for the highest accolade in Hispanic communications – the HPRA National BRAVO! Awards. Hosted in New York City for the third consecutive year, the 2017 National BRAVO! Awards celebrate the best corporate, agency, and non-profit PR and marketing teams, and the breakthrough work they produced. The event is made possible in part by the generous contribution of The Coca-Cola Company, Wells Fargo and Moët Hennessy who are returning sponsors of the awards.

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“Hispanic PR practitioners play a key role in connecting and engaging brands with Hispanic consumers, media and influencers,” said Yvonne Lorie, president of HPRA National Board, and founder of ReFresh PR Consultancy. “The HPRA National BRAVO! Awards showcase the excellence of Hispanic PR programming, and its positive impact on our communities. HPRA continues its mission of elevating our constituents across the country, and recognizing the efforts of these professionals and their impact on our industry.”

New to the HPRA National Bravo! Awards this year, the Agency of the Year award recognizes agencies that have successfully demonstrated key industry contributions, both externally through the programs they develop for clients and internally through their investment in their most important stakeholders, their employees.

There are 16 categories available to enter for the HPRA National BRAVO! Awards. These include:

  1. Technology
  2. Healthcare/Nutrition
  3. Fashion & Beauty
  4. Food & Beverage
  5. Public Education
  6. Sports
  7. New Product/Service Launch
  8. Media Event
  9. Integrated Marketing Communications
  10. Non-Profit
  11. Digital PR Program (Social Media Campaign)
  12. Internal Communications
  13. CSR Communications
  14. Public Affairs
  15. Multicultural PR Program
  16. Agency of the Year

How to Enter
All materials are required to be submitted digitally. Awards categories are open to all public relations, advertising, and marketing agencies, corporations, non-profit organizations and/or practitioners who practice in the United States, including Puerto Rico. Work must have been implemented between June 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017. All entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. PST on Friday, August 2, 2017 PST. 

Entry fees and deadlines are as follows:

Early Bird Deadline – Ends July 8, 2016: HPRA Member $125, Non-members $200
Final Deadline – August 2, 2016: HPRA Members $150, Non-members $225

Entries will be judged by an unaffiliated panel of senior public relations professionals representing industry national organizations and trade publications. Entrants will be notified of results by September 12. Awards winners will be recognized at HPRA National BRAVO! Awards dinner at The Lotte New York Palace Hotel in NYC on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.

For more information about the awards program and to enter a submission, visit http://www.hpra-usa.org/2017-bravo-awards/

For information about HPRA National BRAVO! Awards sponsorship opportunities, please contact the HPRA National Office at info@hpra-usa.org.

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