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Fher Olvera And Alejandro Fernández Join President Joe Biden’s Month Of Action To Encourage Vaccination Among Latinos

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LOS ANGELES, June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ —

Live Nation Entertainment is not involved with this campaign beyond helping to spread awareness of it for Fher Olvera and Alejandro Fernández.

Mana’s Fher Olvera, Alejandro Fernández, and Dr. Anthony Fauci have come together in an appeal to the Latino community to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. The National Month of Action will help mobilize an all-of-America sprint to get 70% of U.S. adults at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine by July 4th, so that more people can get the protection they need to be safe from a pandemic that has taken the lives of nearly 600,000 Americans.


“The Covid-19 pandemic has been devastating for all communities across the country especially for the Hispanic-Latino community,”


said Dr. Fauci.
 


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Both Fher and Alejandro have demonstrated a heartfelt and ongoing commitment to helping the US Latino community. This is the third social action collaboration between Fher and Alejandro in the last year. During the 2020 US Presidential election the two joined forces for the “Vota Por Nosotros” get-out-the-vote effort, which encouraged the Latino community to register and vote. The effort was focused on states with large Latino populations like Nevada, Arizona and Georgia, which were ultimately decisive in the election outcome. Early this year Olvera and Fernández came together again, this time in support of immigrant rights for the “We Are Home” campaign calling for fair and just immigration policy reform. Now they’re lending their voices to encourage their fans throughout the US to roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated for the good of the entire community.


“We have joined the global fight against Covid-19,” said Fher and Alejandro. “Text the word VACUNA to 8-2-2-8-6-2 to find the nearest vaccination location.”

The Administration’s organizing efforts will focus on what we know works best to ensure everyone has equitable vaccine access: person-to-person action that connects people with key resources and information like Vaccines.gov. The Month of Action will include calls and texts to people in areas with low vaccination rates and canvasses in neighborhoods close to walk-in clinics where people can get vaccinated on the spot. Throughout the next month, national organizations, local government leaders, community-based and faith-based partners, businesses, employers, social media influencers, celebrities, athletes, colleges, young people, and thousands of volunteers across the nation will work together to get their communities vaccinated.


“Thank you Fher and Alejandro for joining me in sharing this message.”


 – Dr Fauci

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Coalition Launches New Public Education Initiative to Combat Black Market Trade

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NEW YORK, June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Today, a coalition of private and public actors launched a new public education initiative entitled United to Safeguard America from Illegal Trade (USA-IT) to combat black market trade. The campaign will run through 2021 and provide local officials, law enforcement, and thought leaders with information and training programs to help tackle illegal trade and raise public awareness of the depth of the problem as well as the severe consequences inflicted on states and municipalities by black market profiteers.

USA-IT is a coalition of national and state brand enforcement experts, law enforcement agencies, and leading business organizations, including:

  • American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA)
  • Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection Center at Michigan State University
  • Arizona Trucking Association (ATA)
  • BrandShield
  • Florida Petroleum Marketers Association (FPMA)
  • Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA)
  • Florida Retail Federation (FRF)
  • GrindStone Strategic Consulting
  • Illinois Fuel & Retail Association (IFRA)
  • Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA)
  • Illinois Retail Merchants Association (IRMA)
  • International Coalition Against Illicit Economies (ICAIE)
  • Investigative Consultants
  • Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
  • Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Michigan Chamber of Commerce
  • Michigan Retailers Association (MRA)
  • Michigan Trucking Association (MTA)
  • National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)
  • National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center)
  • Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry
  • Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association (PFMA)
  • Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association (PMTA)
  • Police Officers Association of Michigan (POAM)
  • Philip Morris International (PMI)
  • Procter & Gamble Company
  • Sanofi
  • SAS
  • Sayari
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • United States Council for International Business (USCIB)

The coalition will operate in eight states facing critical illegal trade issues: Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

“Counterfeit and smuggled goods pose serious threats in many states, and the situation has only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, with criminals seizing on opportunities to traffic in counterfeit personal protective equipment (PPE) and medications—including vaccines. Since January 2020, the sale of online counterfeit goods has jumped nearly 40 percent,” said USA-IT spokesman and former director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Matt Albence.

“In today’s hyper-connected world—with growing worries about global security, the proliferation of criminal organizations, and a surge of new digital tools—concerted efforts and broad public-private cooperation are vital for implementing meaningful, long-term solutions against illegal trade,” added Albence.

The black market is a $509 billion a year business, and it’s growing. Criminals get rich from illegal trade by robbing revenues meant to provide essential services to Americans. Instead of helping taxpayers, that money is used to fund those who illegally traffic in drugs, tobacco, wildlife, and even people. These groups exploit governments and citizens, manipulate financial systems, spur corruption, and cultivate instability and violence that threaten our communities.

No one government or single industry can address this complex problem on its own. Tackling illegal trade requires cooperation and public-private partnerships and fully utilizing existing expertise, information sharing, innovative solutions, and evolving technologies. Public actors, the private sector, and civil society alike all have a role to play.

For more information about USA-IT’s efforts to combat illegal trade, and to get involved, visit USAIT.org.

About USA-IT

United to Safeguard America from Illegal Trade (USA-IT) is a public and private sector partnership protecting Americans’ security and prosperity from black market criminals.

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Quantum Metric Announces Availability on Salesforce AppExchange, the World’s Leading Enterprise Cloud Marketplace

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Quantum Metric, a SaaS platform that helps organizations build better digital products faster, today announced it has launched its solution on Salesforce AppExchange. Through this strategic integration, customers now have the ability to leverage Quantum Metric’s Continuous Product Design (CPD) technology to identify, isolate and solve customer experience issues, all without leaving the Salesforce platform.

Built on the Salesforce platform, Quantum Metric is currently available on AppExchange at appexchange.salesforce.com/appxListingDetail?listingId=a0N3A00000G0z85UAB

A recent Salesforce report found 79 percent of service professionals say it’s impossible to provide great service without a complete view of customer interactions. Quantum Metric’s integration arms service representatives with visibility and real-time data and insights to help customers more efficiently.

This report also found 63 percent of agents reported having difficulty balancing speed and quality when managing customers who demand quick resolutions. Quantum Metric’s CPD technology offers a streamlined communications solution for today’s service professionals, reducing the data silo between the contact center and technical teams, as well as the rest of the business. By connecting real-time customer impact to every phase of the product life cycle, CPD can help companies learn faster, deliver better products, and ultimately, satisfy customers. Through the Quantum Metric integration, the moment a customer begins to experience friction on a website or native application, whether it be a site error, abandoned cart, rage clicking, etc., contact center agents are now able to access contextual evidence, enabling easy navigation to pinpoint issues and quickly troubleshoot.

This solution can help bridge the gap between customer frustration and agent, as well as the gap between agent, insights, and the wider organization. The Quantum Metric integration not only identifies where friction occurs with individual customers, it also provides transparency and insights into how many other customers have experienced this issue, and what that means when it comes to an overall impact on an organization’s business goals.

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  • “Creating the best digital experience for our customers has been of the utmost importance, particularly over the past year,” said Jasmeet Singh, Senior Director of Digital Operations at Tapestry. “We are thrilled about Quantum Metric’s integration for this very reason, and are looking forward to enhancing our customer services practices to resolve frustrations in real-time and create the most personal interactions and support possible.”
  • “We are very excited to be launching our integration on Salesforce AppExchange,” said Mario Ciabarra, CEO of Quantum Metric. “We are at the epicenter of the digital revolution, and while many businesses have struggled to keep up, this solution can enable global enterprises to efficiently streamline and scale their digital customer experiences – through our strategic Continuous Product Design technology and insights coupled with the Salesforce platform.”
  • “Quantum Metric is a welcome addition to AppExchange, as they power digital transformation for customers by enabling contact centers with real-time customer insights,” said Woodson Martin, GM of Salesforce AppExchange. “AppExchange is constantly evolving to connect customers with the right apps and experts for their business needs.”

About Salesforce AppExchange

Salesforce AppExchange, the world’s leading enterprise cloud marketplace, empowers companies to sell, service, market and engage in entirely new ways. With more than 6,000 solutions, 9 million customer installs and 117,000 peer reviews, it is the most comprehensive source of cloud, mobile, social, IoT, analytics and artificial intelligence technologies for businesses. 

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About Quantum Metric

Quantum Metric helps organizations build better digital products faster. Our Continuous Product Design platform gives business and technical teams a single version of truth that’s automatically quantified and based on what matters most — your customer’s perspective. The result: Teams are aligned, learn faster, and release with confidence. In January of 2021, Quantum Metric secured its place as the first tech unicorn of the year with an above $1 billion valuation and a $200 million Series B funding round. In 2020, Quantum Metric was ranked 124 in the Inc 5000, a list of America’s fastest-growing private companies. For more information about Quantum Metric, visit www.quantummetric.com

 

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A new study led by CT Strategies clears the fog around the state of CBP’s CTPAT Program

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WASHINGTON, June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — A new study led by CT Strategies in collaboration with CBP (U.S. Customs and Border Protection) and the University of Houston’s BTI Institute (A DHS Center of Excellence), surveyed and interviewed CTPAT (Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) members and program administrators to examine the program’s effectiveness, identify areas of weakness, and provide suggestions for improvement. The study proved timely, as the program’s value has been scrutinized during the pandemic when industry stakeholders began cutting costs and evaluating returns on many types of investment.

This study delivers a holistic view of the program through surveying program members, but also involving responses collected from CTPAT management at the field office and headquarter levels, as well as from CBP officers at ports of entry. The research consists of interviews with 24% of the CTPAT workforce and a broad sample of CTPAT members across industries. Of the over 11,000 members of the CTPAT program, a notable 33% provided survey responses making the study more comprehensive than the last evaluation conducted in 2011.

Results of the study include actionable statistics as well as detailed anecdotal responses from interviews that were conducted to gauge member and administrative sentiment about the program. The report highlights that about half of CTPAT participants indicated that the benefits of CTPAT membership outweigh the costs. This is a more positive assessment of the program compared to the 2011 study.

Specific areas of recommended improvement noted in the study include:

  • Promote unofficial benefits and individualized benefits by entity type
  • Continue to improve program-wide consistency through policy, communication, and technology
  • Provide increased, improved, and more frequent training/interactions for CTPAT officials, CBP stakeholders and industry partners
  • Develop and collect program data to accurately evaluate the Program’s progress and set a potential foundation for the development of return on investment (ROI) metrics for members

The wide-ranging final report provides current insight for companies considering CTPAT membership, existing members looking to maximize their program benefits, port authorities interested in improving operational efficiency, academic researchers focused on trade, and leaders in the international community that are concerned with the advancement of trade facilitation. Read the full report here 

About CT Strategies:

CT Strategies provides strategic services to clients seeking innovative insight, advisory services, and technology applications to address border management, supply chain, and port operations challenges around the world. CT Strategies team consists of customs and border management experts with over 100 years of combined global experience. The team’s rooted ties with customs organizations across the globe including US Customs and Border Protection, enables them to provide expert guidance in navigating trusted trader and Authorized Economic Operator programs such as CTPAT. CTS specializes in customs modernization and developing comprehensive AEO programs that align with the World Customs Organizations SAFE Framework. Learn more 

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The Home Depot Foundation Partners with Girl Scouts of the USA to Launch Skilled Trades Training Program for Young Women

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ATLANTA, June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The Home Depot Foundation today announced a new strategic partnership with Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) to provide introductory trades training experience and career education for young women.

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The Foundation and GSUSA will host the first-ever joint construction workshops for Cadette, Senior and Ambassador level Girl Scouts (8th – 12th grades). This pilot program, launching in Fall 2021, will engage troops throughout Atlanta, Denver and Houston, providing hands-on experience with carpentry and other building construction trades. These skilled trades workshops will be led by female industry professionals and will offer career guidance and additional education touchpoints for young women seeking trades training opportunities.

In 2020, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported data showing only 11% of construction workers and 27% of architecture and engineering professionals are women. Furthermore, the National Association of Home Builders’ 2019 Builder Member Census shared just 9% of their members are women and less than 0.5% are Black.

“The statistics undoubtedly underline the imbalance of talent and roles held by women within the construction trade industry,” said Shannon Gerber, The Home Depot Foundation’s executive director. “We recognized a natural intersection between the mission of The Foundation’s Path to Pro program and GSUSA’s focus on highlighting a variety of career pathways, leading to the creation of this joint effort. We’re proud to introduce this next step on our journey to preparing youth for the skilled trades, and we’re especially grateful to help bridge the opportunity gap for young women.”

“At Girl Scouts, we help girls discover who they want to be by introducing them to a wide variety of experiences to see what sparks their interest. From the very beginning, one of those experiences has been the skilled trades,” shared Suzanne Harper, senior director of national programs and partnerships. “We are thrilled to partner with The Home Depot Foundation to provide this innovative hands-on skilled trades experience that will allow girls to see themselves in these essential careers by connecting with role models to whom they can relate.”

To deepen this initiative, The Home Depot Foundation will extend scholarship opportunities to select high school senior Girl Scouts as part of its recently announced $250,000 Path to Pro scholarship program. This program grants financial assistance to eligible candidates for trade college or postsecondary programs. For more information on the Path to Pro scholarship program, visit https://www.myscholarship.app/home-depot-foundation.  

Earlier this month, the Foundation announced trades training partnerships with 100 Black Men of America, Inc. and The Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs (RICE) to focus on eliminating racial and social inequities through education and workforce development for Black youth and Black entrepreneurs.

About The Home Depot Foundation

 


The Home Depot Foundation
 works to improve the homes and lives of U.S. veterans, train skilled tradespeople to fill the labor gap and support communities impacted by natural disasters. Since 2011, the Foundation has invested more than $375 million in veteran causes and improved more than 50,000 veteran homes and facilities. The Foundation has pledged to invest half of a billion dollars in veteran causes by 2025 and $50 million in training the next generation of skilled tradespeople through the Path to Pro program. 

 

To learn more about The Home Depot Foundation visit HomeDepotFoundation.org and follow us on Twitter @HomeDepotFound and on Facebook and Instagram @HomeDepotFoundation.

We are Girl Scouts of the USA

We’re 2.5 million strong—more than 1.7 million girls and 750,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) ™ to change the world. Our extraordinary journey began more than 100 years ago with the original G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, she organized the very first Girl Scout troop, and every year since, we’ve honored her vision and legacy, building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. We are the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit www.girlscouts.org.

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Kia America Set To Reopen Reservation Website For “First Edition” EV6 All-Electric Vehicle

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Kia America set to reopen reservation website for "First Edition" EV6 all-electric vehicle

IRVINE, Calif., June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Kia America is offering buyers the opportunity to reserve an exclusive EV6 First Edition model.  Beginning June 8th at 10am PST, customers can place a $100 fully refundable deposit for the limited run of EV6 First Editions at Kia.com with delivery expected in Q1 2022.

Kia America set to reopen reservation website for "First Edition" EV6 all-electric vehicle

Due to technical difficulties, the reservation site was closed on June 3rd.  In order to provide all potential owners an equal chance to be the first to experience the EV6, the reservation site will reopen on June 8th with improved bandwidth.

“Early demand for the all-new EV6 has been overwhelming and we quickly reset our special Reservation website to handle expanded access and traffic,” said Russell Wager, vice president, marketing, Kia America. “Fairness is a fundamental component of our corporate culture, and therefore we thought best to suspend the original process, enhance the reservation procedure, and then reopen this exclusive opportunity to the many folks who had been in line and excited to join us on this journey.”

First Edition upgrades include Augmented Reality (AR) Head-Up Display, Remote Smart Parking Assist, sunroof, 20-inch wheels, premium 14-speaker Meridian audio system, dual-motor AWD power delivery and 77.4 kWh battery. Three limited color combinations are Urban Yellow with black seats, Glacier (white) with dark green seats, and Steel Gray Matte with black seats.  The Urban Yellow exterior color and dark green seats on the Glacier variant will be exclusive to the First Edition. Illuminated door sills with “First Edition” designation and a numbered interior badge highlighting the limited production volume complete this rare opportunity.

Kia America – about us

Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kia America continues to top quality surveys and is recognized as one of the 100 Best Global Brands. Kia serves as the “Official Automotive Partner” of the NBA and offers a complete range of vehicles sold through a network of more than 750 dealers in the U.S., including cars and SUVs proudly assembled in America.*

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New Ad Campaign Targets Abortion-Vulnerable Women in Critical U.S. Markets

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TV, radio and digital ads will run in California and Florida where are abortion rates are high

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Save the Storks announced today it is launching a new awareness campaign in “mission critical” markets in California and Florida which have some of the highest abortion rates in the nation. According to the research group Abort 73, 22 and 24 percent of all pregnancies are aborted in California and Florida, respectively. 

Save the Storks

The first phase of the initiative will consist of targeted radio, TV and digital marketing with messaging aimed at raising awareness around the pro-life movement, communicating the value of local pregnancy centers and articulating ways people can help connect abortion-vulnerable women to life-saving options in their communities.

“Often the issue of abortion can seem remote or even overwhelming to many people. They are unsure how to get involved or make a difference,” said Diane Ferraro, CEO of Save the Storks. “Our organization wants to help people get involved with their local pregnancy center so they can help change the issue of abortion on a local level that will have ripple effects nationally, and lower abortion rates across the country.” 

The second phase, set to launch in August, will focus on connecting women with local pregnancy resource centers (PRCs) in these regions. The goal is to ensure women know where and how they can get the care they need. Women facing unplanned pregnancies will also be directed to mobile medical units, known as “Stork Buses” in their communities.  

PRCs are a vital resource for communities, providing more than two million people per year with free medical and material resources at a tax-payer savings of $270 million

To learn more about Save the Storks and its mission critical campaigns visit: https://savethestorks.com/life/

For media inquiries or interviews, please contact: storks@iconmediagroup.com.

About Save the Storks  

Save the Storks exists to inspire cultural change by shaping compelling pro-life narratives and empowering strategic partners to serve and value every life. The organization partners with pregnancy resource centers across the United States to empower women with choice during pregnancy through state-of-the-art mobile medical units known as “The Stork Bus.” For more information about Save the Storks, visit savethestorks.com.

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362,000+ NYers Could Benefit by Enrolling Today in Affordable Health Plan through NY State of Health

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NEW YORK, June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Hundreds of thousands more New Yorkers lack health insurance than before the coronavirus pandemic began last year – particularly those of color. AARP New York is encouraging them to enroll in a quality, low-cost health plan now through NY State of Health- the State’s official health plan Marketplace.

New Yorkers are now eligible for more financial help to lower monthly health insurance premium costs, thanks to the federal American Rescue Plan signed into law in March 2021. This new financial help is available through NY State of Health to current and new enrollees who qualify, and starting in June to higher-income individuals for the first time.

Uninsured New Yorkers ages 50 to 64 were particularly hard-hit by skyrocketing health insurance premiums during the pandemic.

“This is a great opportunity for New Yorkers to get additional financial help,  and AARP New York encourages all who need it to take advantage of these federal benefits,” said AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel.

As we continue fighting for older adults to have access to affordable health care, AARP New York is offering additional resources and information about enrollment and new subsidies at www.aarp.org/acany. To read more about how NY State of Health enrollees can benefit from the American Rescue Plan, please go to https://info.nystateofhealth.ny.gov/americanrescueplan

To allow as many consumers as possible to access these enhanced tax credits, and in light of the ongoing public health emergency, the 2021 Open Enrollment Period has been extended through December 31, 2021. New Yorkers can apply for coverage through www.nystateofhealth.ny.gov, by phone at 1-855-355-5777 and by connecting with a free enrollment assistor.

Nearly 29 million Americans did not have insurance prior to the pandemic, and that number increased significantly over the past year as millions more lost their jobs and employer-based care or left the workforce to care for their families. To date, more than 5.8 million New Yorkers have enrolled in a health plan through NY State of Health.

Finding health insurance is particularly challenging for adults ages 50-64, who often face higher premiums that make it unaffordable. Adults in this age range who purchase coverage on their own pay up to three times more than other age groups.

As many as 362,000 New Yorkers ages 50 to 64 could potentially be helped by the extended Open Enrollment Period and expanded premium tax credits, including:

  • 208,780 (5.4% of) older adults who are uninsured and could be eligible for coverage through NY State of Health;
  • 153,196 (4.2% of) older adults who are already enrolled in the non-group (individual) health insurance market and may qualify for new or bigger tax credits that will help lower their premiums. Many people could now pay $0 in premiums, while others could save up to thousands of dollars a year on their premiums.

“While the Affordable Care Act has greatly reduced the number of older adults who are uninsured, coverage has remained unaffordable for far too many people aged 50-64, particularly those who are Hispanic/Latino and Native Americans,” said Nancy LeaMond, AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer. “We want to make sure that the millions of currently uninsured older adults know that new subsidies are available to them.”

The extended Open Enrollment Period with expanded premium tax credit subsidies is an important opportunity to help reduce racial and ethnic coverage disparities.

While the ACA significantly reduced uninsured rates for all adults ages 50 to 64, significant disparities remained in New York by race and ethnicity pre-pandemic:

  • 3.4% of Whites;
  • 10.5% of Hispanic/Latinos – more than triple the rate of Whites;
  • 8.9% of Asian Americans, more than double the rate of Whites;
  • 5.8% of African American/Blacks;
  • 7.7% of American Indian/Alaska Natives.

And those 2019 numbers have likely increased due to pandemic-related job losses.

AARP’s Public Policy Institute found that nearly half of American adults ages 50-64 who buy their own health insurance faced unaffordable health coverage in 2019, compared to only 30% of younger adults. For example, a 64-year-old earning $49,000 a year would have faced a premium of 30% of their income—a price tag that would put health insurance out of reach for many.

No American should be cut off from the opportunity to live a healthy life. AARP New York encourages all New Yorkers who are uninsured or struggling to afford health insurance to visit www.nystateofhealth.ny.gov for information about how to get more affordable health insurance.

People who already receive financial assistance are likely eligible for even more help. For those who were not eligible for financial assistance through the Marketplace before, check again – you may be eligible now. In addition, anyone receiving unemployment insurance in 2021 will not have to pay premiums for Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace plans.

Together, we can further help reduce disparities and address the problems of health care costs.

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About AARP

AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation’s largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit ww
w.aarp.orgwww.aarp.org/espanol or follow @AARP, @AARPenEspanol and @AARPadvocates, @AliadosAdelante on social media.

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UniVistaTV Celebrates Its Second Anniversary With Triumphs

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MIAMI, June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — UniVistaTV, a digital platform created in Miami, announced its second anniversary registering over 300 million visits and more than one billion viewers on YouTube. Surpassing all expectations of its viewer records, UniVistaTV delivers quality comedic entertainment to a Cuban audience and has now expanded its base to reach other communities seamlessly connecting its social media and digital platforms streaming entertainment that is humorous and information that is useful and trending to its audiences.

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Ivan Herrera, CEO of UniVista, parent of UniVista Insurance, had the vision two years ago to be an innovator in the communications industry and founded UnivistaTV. He first launched the variety program “El Show de Carlucho” offering comedic entertainment, contests, musical performances, interviews, and much more. The show’s success has led to a broader professional cast to support the delivery and creation of each show. This increase in talent and behind the scenes support has also led to a broader audience reach.

The platform’s geographic reach, especially during the pandemic, has expanded beyond boarders in Latin America, Cuba, Spain, Italy, and Germany with UniVistaTV reaching millions of people worldwide on both social media and YouTube.

Its main figure José Carlucho said, “UniVistaTV turns two years old during a pandemic that has brought a lot of suffering and uncertainty to everyone. However, our greatest challenge has been to continue to bring humor and entertainment to homes and continue to attract many more viewers. We have a lot to thank the public that tunes in daily, because even amid such tragedy, those who continue to watch us, encourages us to continue and stay together.”

In addition, Carlucho points out that personally, “my biggest challenge is and will be to turn UnivistaTV into an internet content platform.”

The Internet television project directed by Carlucho has an excellent cast of Cuban comedians, such as Andy Vázquez, Nelson Gudin, Gustavo Ríos, and Carlos Marrero, among others.

“My hope for UniVistaTV has always been to use our growing reach to make it possible for our employees and partners to care for their families, as well as create a digital platform that raises the quality of life in our community,” said Iván Herrera, CEO of UniVista Insurance. “We in the UniVista family are blessed to count on the support of the community in our efforts to raise the level of what a private company can do to improve lives through our products, services and innovation. And we’re confident to say this is just the beginning.”

About UniVistaTV: is a digital platform that was developed with the latest technology, a state-of-the-art studio, a modern stage design and a remote unit. The project has several technical actors in addition to the digital team of UniVista Insurance. The UniVistaTV network is designed to produce entertainment and information, and provide community outreach. If you have a phone, tablet, TV, or any device with internet access, enter www.univista.tv in your browser and it will connect to a new network created “by our people and for our people.”

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Alcoholics Anonymous in the U.S. and Canada Welcomes New Board Chairperson

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Linda Chezem (nonalcoholic), has been selected as chairperson of A.A.'s General Service Board.

NEW YORK, June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Linda Chezem (nonalcoholic), of Plainfield, Indiana, has been selected as chairperson of A.A.’s General Service Board, replacing outgoing board chair Michele Grinberg. Trained as a lawyer, Linda spent 22 years serving as a judge, beginning as the first female Circuit Court judge in Indiana followed by a decade on the Indiana Court of Appeals. 

Linda Chezem (nonalcoholic), has been selected as chairperson of A.A.'s General Service Board.

A.A. has always relied on its many nonalcoholic friends to provide professional expertise, sound business judgment and balance to the dedicated group of trustees who donate their time and interest in service to Alcoholics Anonymous. Importantly, of the 21 members of A.A.’s General Service Board, seven are specifically designated as Class A (nonalcoholic) trustees and can provide services that the 14 Class B (recovering alcoholic) trustees cannot, particularly in the area of providing public information about A.A. where they can face the camera head-on or use their last names without concern about anonymity. While Class A trustees do not serve as spokespeople for the Fellowship, they are available as representatives of A.A. for interviews about A.A. across multiple communications platforms — in TV, public Media, e-radio and podcasts. (For more information about A.A.’s principle of anonymity, you can watch a brief video from A.A.’s General Service Office.)

For Linda, becoming chairperson provides a humbling opportunity, a chance to help spread the particular hope she has witnessed in the eyes of A.A. members as they recover. While still a trial court judge, Linda spearheaded the first certified court alcohol and drug program in Indiana, serving on a state substance abuse advisory council along with state legislators and A.A. members. In the mid-1990s, she served on the board of an Indianapolis treatment center where the chief executive was also an A.A. member.

Also joining the board this year are two new Class A (nonalcoholic) trustees who will serve the Fellowship over the next six years: Kevin Prior, Senior Director of Finance for the Catholic Health Association of the United States, of St. Louis, Missouri; and Molly Anderson, Executive Director for the Center of Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness at the University of Buffalo, of Williamsville, New York.

To learn more about Alcoholics Anonymous, please visit www.aa.org or the A.A. World Services LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/aaworldservicesinc

Contact:
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If you bought Dollar General® DG™ Health Infants’ Pain and Fever Reducer, you may qualify for money relief in a class action settlement

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SEATTLE, June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — JND Legal Administration announces a proposed settlement in a class action lawsuit called Levy v. Dolgencorp, LLC, M.D. Fla., Case No. 3:20-cv-01037-TJC-MCR (the “Settlement”). This notice provides a summary of your rights and options. 

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What is this about?  Plaintiff David Levy claims that Dollar General Corporation; Dolgencorp, LLC; and DG Retail, LLC (collectively, “Defendants” or “Dollar General”) used deceptive and misleading sales and marketing tactics in selling the DG Health Infants’ Acetaminophen. Dollar General vigorously denies all allegations of wrongdoing or liability made in the lawsuit. Both sides have agreed to the Settlement to avoid the cost of further litigation.

Who is affected?  You are a Class Member if you purchased DG Health Infants’ Acetaminophen from September 15, 2016 through June 8, 2021 (the “Class Period”) for personal or household use in the United States.

What does the Settlement provide?  The Settlement provides both injunctive and monetary relief.

Injunctive Relief:  Defendants have agreed to not sell DG Health Infants’ Acetaminophen unless it states that the liquid medicine in the Product contains the same concentration of liquid acetaminophen that is in DG Health Children’s Acetaminophen or language on the labeling/packaging that is substantially similar.

Monetary Relief:  Defendants also agreed to pay a Settlement Amount of $1.8 million to establish a Claim Fund. The Claim Fund will pay: (1) settlement administration expenses, not to exceed $350,000; (2) attorneys’ fees and expenses in the amount approved by the Court, but not to exceed $600,000; (3) a Class Representative service award in an amount of $5,000 as approved by the Court, if any; and (4) monetary benefits to Class Members who timely submit a valid claim.

What can I get?  If the Court approves the Settlement, Class Members will be entitled to a partial refund of $1.70 for every 1 fl. oz. and 2 fl. oz. bottle of Infants’ Acetaminophen purchased during the Class Period for which they have a valid proof of purchase. Class Members without a valid proof of purchase will be entitled to a partial refund of $1.70 for every 1 fl. oz. and 2 fl. oz. bottle of Infants’ Acetaminophen for a maximum of 3 units (i.e., a total of up to $5.10 per household). Only one claim can be filed per household.

If the total amount to be paid for eligible claims exceeds the Claim Fund Balance, then each Class Member’s award will be proportionately reduced on a pro rata basis. If the Claim Fund Balance is greater than the total amount to be paid for eligible claims, then each Class Member’s award will be proportionately increased on a pro rata basis such that the Claim Fund Balance is exhausted. Any unclaimed checks shall be donated to National Consumer Law Center.

How do I file a claim?  To receive a cash payment, go to www.DGinfantacetaminophensettlement.com to file or download a Claim Form. You can also write:  DG Infant Acetaminophen Settlement, c/o JND Legal Administration, P.O. Box 91394, Seattle, WA 98111-0050 or email: info@DGinfantacetaminophensettlement.com. All Claim Forms must be submitted online or postmarked by August 27, 2021.

What are my other options?  You can do nothing, exclude yourself, or object to the Settlement.

Do Nothing: If you do nothing, you will not get a payment and you will give up your right to sue or continue to sue Dollar General for the claims in this case.

Exclude Yourself: If you exclude yourself or remove yourself from the Class, you will not receive a payment. You will keep your right to sue or continue to sue Dollar General for the claims in this case. Exclusion requests must be postmarked by October 11, 2021

Object: If you do not exclude yourself from the Settlement you may object to it or tell the Court what you don’t like about the Settlement. Objections must be postmarked by October 11, 2021.

For details about your rights and options and how to exclude yourself or object, go to www.DGinfantacetaminophensettlement.com.

What happens next?  The Court will hold a Final Approval Hearing on October 28, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. ET, in Courtroom 10D at the Bryan Simpson United States Courthouse, 300 North Hogan Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32202, to consider whether to approve the Settlement, Class Counsel’s attorneys’ fees and expenses, and a Class Representative service award, if any. The Court has appointed Pearson, Simon & Warshaw, LLP, Shamis & Gentile, Edelsberg Law, PA and Dapeer Law, PA as Class Counsel. Class Counsel will answer any questions that the Court may have. You or your attorney may ask to speak at the hearing at your own cost, but you don’t have to.

How do I get more information?  For more information and to view the full notice, go to www.DGinfantacetaminophensettlement.com, or contact the Settlement Administrator by writing DG Infant Acetaminophen Settlement , c/o JND Legal Administration, P.O. Box 91394, Seattle, WA 98111-0050 emailing info@DGinfantacetaminophensettlement.com, or calling 1-833-722-0894.

PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE COURT OR THE COURT CLERK’S OFFICE

 

SOURCE JND Legal Administration

Domino’s® Urges Customers Not to Buy NFTs From the Noid™

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The Noid's NFTs

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Domino’s Pizza Inc. (NYSE: DPZ), the largest pizza company in the world based on global retail sales, knows that the Noid is back and will stop at nothing to thwart great pizza deliveries. However, recent Noid innovations featured in the latest Domino’s television campaign, such as the infamous Pizza Crusher, Pizza Slayzer and giant Noid Balloon Blockade, haven’t stopped tech-savvy Domino’s from delivering delicious pizza to families nationwide. What’s a villain to do?

The Noid's NFTs

To Domino’s dismay, their nemesis has decided to sell one-of-a-kind nonfungible tokens (NFTs) linked to these tools, over the course of a fourteen-day auction, to fund future schemes. Domino’s was alerted to this nefarious plan and felt a strong statement was necessary: please don’t buy them!

NFTs are pieces of unique digital code stored on the blockchain, linked to underlying assets from images to GIFs to memes, and act as a permanent public ledger of transactions associated with those assets. They can be bought and sold or auctioned, including on special NFT marketplaces, and are often purchased with cryptocurrency.

Just days ago, the Noid created one-of-a-kind NFTs associated with its three latest inventions and placed them on https://rarible.com/thenoid for anyone to purchase. This NFT collection – more aptly called Noid’s Failed Tools – may look cleverly-designed, even down to the Noid’s unique signature emblazoned on each tool, but don’t be fooled by the devious creature’s ulterior motives.

“We saw the Noid fans on Twitter asking how they could get a Pizza Crusher. We get it, it looks pretty fun,” said Kate Trumbull, Domino’s vice president of advertising. “But who knows what pesky ideas the Noid will be able to fund with the proceeds from the NFT sale? It’s just best that everyone steers clear.”

While the Noid hasn’t revealed exactly what the proceeds will go towards, rumor has it that the anti-mascot is considering things like new and improved gadgets, ingenious disguises, or maybe an autobiography. There’s even been speculation that the Noid is plotting to hop on TikTok later this week to continue its foolish antics. The Noid is not lacking in ideas, just funds. Stop Domino’s archrival and Avoid the Noid™!

About Domino’s Pizza®
Founded in 1960, Domino’s Pizza is the largest pizza company in the world based on retail sales, with a significant business in both delivery and carryout pizza. It ranks among the world’s top public restaurant brands with a global enterprise of more than 17,800 stores in over 90 markets. Domino’s had global retail sales of over $16.1 billion in 2020, with nearly $8.3 billion in the U.S. and over $7.8 billion internationally. In the first quarter of 2021, Domino’s had global retail sales of over $4.0 billion, with nearly $2.0 billion in the U.S. and over $2.0 billion internationally. Its system is comprised of independent franchise owners who accounted for 98% of Domino’s stores as of the end of the first quarter of 2021. Emphasis on technology innovation helped Domino’s achieve more than half of all global retail sales in 2020 from digital channels. In the U.S., Domino’s generated more than 70% of sales in 2020 via digital channels and has developed several innovative ordering platforms, including those for Google Home, Facebook Messenger, Apple Watch, Amazon Echo, Twitter and more. In 2019, Domino’s announced a partnership with Nuro to further its exploration and testing of autonomous pizza delivery. In mid-2020, Domino’s launched a new way to order contactless carryout nationwide – via Domino’s Carside Delivery®, which customers can choose when placing a prepaid online order.

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Los Angeles Releases a New Data-Driven Plan to Promote Sustainable Transportation

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LOS ANGELES, June 7, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Los Angeles City Planning (City Planning) and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) unveiled proposed changes to the City’s existing Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Program. The draft proposal will help reduce car dependence to meet carbon pollution reduction strategies set out in LA’s Green New Deal.

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The update aims to reduce the number of overall vehicle trips taken in LA, leveraging the latest technologies and incentives to offer sustainable alternative modes of transportation. The current TDM ordinance applies only to large-scale commercial and industrial developments, whereas the proposed revision would expand the program to apply to new construction projects, including multi-family residential development projects consisting of 16 or more units.

“This program puts people first. It recognizes Angelenos’ diverse transportation needs, invests in walkable, bike-friendly, transit-rich communities, and incentivizes the creation of walkable activity centers,” said Director of Planning Vince Bertoni. “By creating more efficient and sustainable options for getting around the City, we will make it easier for Angelenos to reach jobs, education, healthcare, and social activities.”

The core of the initiative introduces new transportation strategies for reducing carbon emissions. These proposed changes to LA’s Zoning Code would require projects of a certain size to incorporate TDM strategies for reducing single occupancy vehicle trips and total miles traveled.

“LA’s TDM ordinance brings a long-overdue overhaul to our development review process that will make us a more connected and efficient city,” said LADOT General Manager Seleta Reynolds. “When we incentivize a wider range of transportation options, we build a future with greater mobility, less traffic, and improved health outcomes for Los Angeles.”

City Planning and LADOT will be better positioned to require new developments to contribute to the City’s expanding transportation options. New developments will be able to choose from a menu of TDM strategies to implement, including additional investments in public transit, biking, and carpooling. As a result, Angelenos will have better options in place to make public transit, walking, biking, and carsharing viable alternatives to vehicular travel.

LA has created a TDM calculator to make compliance simple and transparent for developers. The calculator generates a “point target” based on each project’s scale to help applicants understand the level of compliance required.

planning.media@lacity.org
(213) 978-1248 

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Filling America’s Wellness Deficit the Focus of National Fishing and Boating Week ‘Get On Board’ Campaign

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With COVID-19 transforming Americans’ recreational habits, a new study has found that up to millions of new or returning participants have taken up fishing & boating. Particular increases were seen among nontraditional participants, signaling the activities’ increasing appeal among new audiences.

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 7, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — A new study from Take Me Fishing and Discover Boating uncovers a wellness deficit in America as recreational activities begin reopening amid improving public health conditions. Based on the findings, the two outdoor recreation organizations are launching their summer-long Get On Board campaign this National Fishing and Boating Week (NFBW), June 5 through 13, to help Americans from all walks of life fill their wellness deficits by experiencing the benefits of the outdoors firsthand. Research shows that simply getting outside or being near water lowers stress and anxiety. With help from mental health changemaker Dr. Jessica Clemons and a fleet of social media influencers, Get On Board will encourage, uplift and inspire Americans with its message that The Water Is Open to Everyone.

With COVID-19 transforming Americans’ recreational habits, a new study has found that up to millions of new or returning participants have taken up fishing & boating. Particular increases were seen among nontraditional participants, signaling the activities’ increasing appeal among new audiences.

“With health clubs, sports leagues, summer camps and more on pause last year, many of us found ourselves missing the activities we once depended on to sustain our wellness — and as a result, we accumulated a wellness deficit,” said Stephanie Vatalaro, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and its Take Me Fishing brand. “To fill our wellness deficits, many of us turned to outdoor recreational activities like fishing and boating as ways to recreate responsibly during the pandemic. Our goal now is to help everyone experience the healing power of nature.”

According to a new online survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults by The Harris Poll, most Americans agree that participating in outdoor recreation is good for both mental (89%) and physical (89%) wellbeing. And while many (70%) do see people like themselves in outdoor recreation events, social media, advertising, etc., filling America’s wellness deficit may begin with inviting a more diverse population to experience the outdoors. More than 4 in 10 (43%) would be more likely to participate in outdoor activities if they saw more examples of people like themselves in the outdoor recreation industry.

“Being on, near or around water is one of the best ways to refresh and reset your mind, giving you the freedom to explore and escape stress on land,” said Ellen Bradley, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications and Chief Brand Officer for the National Marine Manufacturers Association and its Discover Boating initiative. “The water is having a renaissance as more Americans discover fishing and boating as ways to relax and spend quality time with friends and family. In fact, demand for new boats has surged, with sales reaching a 13-year high in 2020 — and that’s just the beginning. Get On Board is designed to be a welcome call to relax, explore and connect with loved ones in a way that can only be experienced on the water.”

To help raise awareness about the wellness benefits anyone can experience outdoors and on the water, the campaign will enlist the help of acclaimed mental health expert Dr. Jessica Clemons, known for her @askdrjess social media platform. Heralded as ‘the internet’s favorite psychiatrist,’ Dr. Clemons uses her social influence to encourage everyone to prioritize their wellness and practice self-care.

“Without a conscious effort, it’s easy to put your mental health on autopilot,” Dr. Clemons said. “Exploring new wellness-sustaining activities like fishing and boating is a great way to refill the wellness deficit you may be in following last year’s shutdowns. This is especially true for people who don’t have previous fishing and boating experience. Learning new skills promotes a sense of accomplishment and getting out of your routine can help you get in touch with your friends, your family and yourself.”

As suggested by the study, individuals’ likelihood of trying new outdoor activities often depends on first seeing people they identify with in those activities. Based on that finding, Get On Board is deploying a fleet of social media influencers. Coming from a broad range of backgrounds, through their social influence they will encourage Americans from all walks of life to fill their wellness deficits and have fun this summer by experiencing the benefits of nature.

“Before you can be your best self on the water, you need to see your best self on the water,” said Jenny Anderson through her Instagram account @girlof10000lakes. “The outdoors community has lots of people you might not expect, and we’re sharing our stories using #TheWaterIsOpen. Joining us is as simple as using the hashtag yourself while enjoying nature. We want everyone to experience the wellness benefits of the outdoors, and an easy way to start is by showcasing the breadth of the outdoors community.”

Get On Board is accompanied by a variety of programs developed on behalf of the fishing and boating industries. Vamos A Pescar™ is RBFF’s Hispanic outreach initiative, which provides Spanish-language fishing and boating ‘how to’ and ‘where to’ information, along with critical funding to community programs nationwide through the George H. W. Bush Vamos A Pescar™ Education Fund. Women Making Waves is RBFF’s social media movement to increase female visibility in fishing. Additional initiatives from RBFF include the Stories of Mentors and I Am an Angler campaigns. Through spotlighting the experiences of unexpected fishing and boating participants, RBFF and NMMA are committed to supporting the next generation in fishing and boating.

Anyone can celebrate NFBW and experience the wellness benefits of the outdoors by getting started in fishing and boating. An easy way for newcomers to test the water is by participating in their state’s Free Fishing Days when standard fishing license requirements are waived. Those interested in exploring boating can try it out through boat rentals, peer-to-peer sharing and boat clubs.

Visit TakeMeFishing.org for beginner how-to tips, interactive water-access maps, and more. Go to DiscoverBoating.com for how to get started in boating, stress-busting benefits of boating and more. Visitors can also use the websites to purchase a fishing license or register a boat, which help provide critical funding for the conservation programs that preserve our waterways for future generations to enjoy.

About the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF)
RBFF is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase recreational angling and boating participation, thereby protecting and restoring the nation’s aquatic natural resources. RBFF’s 60 in 60 effort strives to attract 60 million anglers to the sport by the end of 2021. To help recruit, retain and reactivate participants, RBFF developed the award-winning Take Me Fishing™ and Vamos A Pescar™ campaigns to build awareness of boating, fishing, and conservation and educate people about the benefits of participation. The campaign websites feature how-to-videos and an interactive state-by-state map that allows visitors to find local boating and fishing spots, helping boaters and anglers of all ages and experience levels learn, plan, and equip for a successful day on the water.

About Discover Boating
Discover Boating is a national program managed by the two leading trade groups for the recreational boating industry, the National Marine Manufacturers Association and Marine Retailers Association of the Americas to help people get on the water and experience the fun of boating. For anyone exploring the boating lifestyle, DiscoverBoating.com is a resource for getting started in boating. It offers tools for finding accessible ways to get on the water such as rentals and charters, plus a boat selector tool and a boat loan calculator to find the right boat for your budget and lifestyle. Follow along on Discover Boating’s social channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Survey Method
This survey was conducted online within the United States by The Harris Poll on behalf of Take Me Fishing between April 14-16 among 2,050 adults ages 18+. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables and subgroup sample sizes, please contact Bruna Carincotte at bcarincotte@rbff.org.

CONTACTS

Bruna Carincotte

Maggie Maskery

Director, PR & Comms

Director, Consumer PR

RBFF

NMMA

bcarincotte@rbff.org 

mmaskery@nmma.org

(703) 519-6917

(513) 289-3725

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Ruby Gómez’s New Book Travesía 41 Días, A Touching Memoir Of The Author’s Eventful And Emotional Journey For Forty-One Days Across Countries

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LAS VEGAS, June 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The book Travesía 41 Días was created by Ruby Gómez. Ruby is an author who was born on April 6, 1989, in the city of Havana, Cuba. She currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Gómez said this about her book: “This sad and beautiful story lived by an immigrant expresses the intense moments that she had to go through when traveling through eight countries in America in order to reach the American dream. They were 41 days, 984 hours, and 59,040 minutes lived with high intensity. This young woman, together with her little daughter barely three years old, her husband, her brother-in-law, and three relatives of the latter ran the hard adventure. It sounded like a movie they were going through. It is the story of an emigrant of Cuban origin, one of the thousands who have traveled by land, seas, rivers, and air, difficult roads to achieve their dreams. It’s about survival, bravery, diversity, hatred, despair, regret, and perseverance. These characters have realized that there is only one life and have taken risks throughout history. In 41 days she met many people (bad, good, regular), suffered assaults, abuse of power by one of the governments of a country, persecution, and even illness. She came to think that her family was destroyed and separated from her, but, in the end, what did not kill her made her stronger and united. In her trajectory, she faced people who did not achieve their goal of reaching the end or died in the cause.”

Published by Page Publishing, Ruby Gómez’s new book Travesía 41 Días follows a woman’s unrelenting moments in life as a hopeful immigrant seeking solace and opportunity in a foreign country.

Consumers who wish to immerse themselves in a thought-provoking narrative about immigrant life can purchase Travesía 41 Días in any bookstore or online at Apple iTunes, Amazon.com, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries, you can contact Page Publishing, through the following number: 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing:

Page Publishing is a traditional full-service publishing house that handles all of the intricacies involved in publishing its authors’ books, including distribution in the world’s largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create, not bogged down with complicated business issues like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes, and the like. Its roster of authors can leave behind these tedious, complex, and time-consuming issues and focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at www.pagepublishing.com.

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Juan Rafael Maldonado’s New Book “Essays and Poems for Those Who Love the Preciousness of Life” Is A Beautiful Piece That Explores The Beauty And Twists Of Life And Love In All Their Forms

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NEW YORK, June 7, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Juan Rafael Maldonado, a poet with a passion to create new things, has completed his new book “Essays and Poems for Those Who Love the Preciousness of Life”: a stirring collection of verses that reflect the meaning of life, the sorrows and pain, and the vast possibilities of living.

Juan Rafael Maldonado was born in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. But as a child he moved to Laureano Vega Street No. 63 in the neighboring town of Vega Alta, along with his brothers, Myriam and Augusto, and his parents, Juan Maldonado and Mercedes Castro. It was in Vega Alta where he studied until graduating from high school. He then entered the University of Puerto Rico, where he studied until obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. From her student years in high school (she was pink for all youth) she began to write poems for hobby, which she abandoned for a while. It wasn’t until he moved to New York City (1995) that he decided to write for good.

This is a work directed to a bilingual reading public (English and Spanish).

In a poetic and essayist language, but at the same time simple, the author invites the reader to have a positive vision of life, with its different twists, good and less good. It includes intimate, eternal and human themes such as woman, family, nature and above all, love.

They are verses worked with high emotional maturity that reflect the originality of the author.

Published by Page Publishing, Juan Rafael Maldonado’s creative expression through poems and essays invites readers from all walks of life to discover the beauty in everything that happens around them.

Written in English and Spanish, this work hopes to reach many as it greatly revels in the preciousness and holiness of life and humanity.

Readers who wish to experience this lovely work can purchase “Essays and Poems for Those Who Love the Preciousness of Life” online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing: 

Page Publishing is a traditional, full-service publishing house that handles all the intricacies involved in publishing its authors’ books, including distribution in the world’s largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create, not mired in logistics like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes, and so on. Page’s accomplished writers and publishing professionals allow authors to leave behind these complex and time-consuming issues and focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at www.pagepublishing.com.

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Henry Giron’s New Book “Amazonas Mágico” Entails Fascinating Journeys Of Adventure, Music, And Youth

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MILFORD, Mass., June 7, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Henry Giron, a writer from Guatemala City, has completed his new book “Amazonas Mágico”: a gripping and potent story collection that follows different individuals who are about to face their own tribulations that will eventually mold their characters and shape their futures.

Henry writes, “Even when people tell you that you are a monster or failure, you will know that you are smarter than you think, stronger than you appear to be and when you are ready, I hope to be there.”

Published by Page Publishing, Henry Giron’s book is a riveting read that will surprise the readers with the turn of events, encourage them to move forward, and inspire them to live on and appreciate the magic in the pages.

Readers who wish to experience this great work can purchase “Amazonas Mágico” online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing: 

Page Publishing is a traditional, full-service publishing house that handles all the intricacies involved in publishing its authors’ books, including distribution in the world’s largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create, not mired in logistics like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes, and so on. Page’s accomplished writers and publishing professionals allow authors to leave behind these complex and time-consuming issues and focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at www.pagepublishing.com.

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National Black Farmers Association Announces 2021-2022 Next Generation Black and Hispanic Farmers Scholarship Program Application Deadline June 15, 2021

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BOYDTON, Va., June 4, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — It is a privilege for the National Black Farmers Association (NBFA) to administer a scholarship program to ensure that the next generation of African-American/Black and Hispanic farmers receive the training and skills that will enable them to thrive in the agricultural industry. “Higher education provides essential tools, knowledge, and resources that will allow these scholars to continue their family farm legacy for future generations” says John Boyd, NBFA President.

The Nex Generation of Black and Hispanic Farmers Scholarship (NGBHF) Program application deadline for the 2021-2022 academic year is June 15, 2021. In its first year, the NGBHF Scholarship Program will award up to 25 scholarships to Black and Hispanic graduating high school seniors who plan to enroll or are enrolled in an agriculture program of study at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln with a commitment to engage in the family farm operation post college graduation.

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:  

  • Be Black, African American or Hispanic high school student farmers with a verifiable family farm operation by the USDA Farm Service Agency, Future Farmers of America (FFA) or Cooperative Extension Service (4-H);
  • Have a minimum high school grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent);
  •  Meet academic and admissions criteria for post-secondary education (refer to application for specific criteria);
  • Commit to farming on the family farm upon college graduation.

Scholarship Award Includes

  • Tuition provided for up to 30 credit hours per academic year to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln;
  • Campus-based housing (traditional hall, double occupancy);
  • All-access meal plan;
  • Mandatory fees per academic year;
  • Up to $1,000 in textbook funds per academic year.

Scholarship Requirements

  • Be a full-time student by the 6th day of classes each semester at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln;
  • Enrolled in an approved degree program in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (Degree programs include: Agronomy, Animal Science, Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics, Applied Science, Grassland Systems, Horticulture, Mechanized Systems Management);
  • Remain in good standing academically (a cumulative GPA no lower than 2.5) during the four-year course of study;
  • Remain in good standing administratively, with no student code of conduct and/or legal sanctions during the program;
  • Participate annually in the Emerging Leaders in Ag and Diversity program.

Apply NOW!  Next Generation of Black and Hispanic Farmers Scholarship Application

Questions? Contact Us: Email: NBFA.Office@gmail.com or Call: (804) 691-8528

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Kia America Announces 2021 Niro EV

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Kia America Announces 2021 Niro EV

IRVINE, Calif., June 4, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — With the 2020 Kia Niro ranked number one among mass-market brands in the inaugural J.D. Power 2021 Electric Vehicle Experience (EVX) Ownership Study, the 2021 model year arrives as largely a carryover but with technology and convenience enhancements.  Niro EV continues to deliver an estimated 239 miles of range1 on a single charge and may be eligible for state and local utility incentives, depending on location of purchase.

Kia America Announces 2021 Niro EV

 

  • Standard Rear Occupant Alert (door-logic based)
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (EX)
  • Remote Start functionality allows for cabin preheating or cooling
  • Niro EV expands the available DriveWise Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)2 including Leading Vehicle Departure Alert, Highway Driving Assist and Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control – Curve

Trim Levels/Pricing3 – MSRP (excludes $1,175 destination)

• EX:
• EX Premium:

$39,090

$44,650

Powertrain: 

  • State-of-the-art 64 kWh battery and 201-horsepower electric motor

Range1

• All Electric Range: 

239 miles

Fuel Economy. MPGe4: (city/highway/combined):

• MPGe:

123/102/112 (City/Highway/Combined)

DriveWise Features2:

  • Forward Collision Warning
    • Std: EX, EX Premium
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance-Assist (FCA-Cyc & FCA-Ped) with camera and radar (vehicle, pedestrian and cyclist detection)
    • Std: EX, EX Premium
  • Blindspot Collision Warning (BCW) with Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW)
    • Std: EX, EX Premium
  • Lane Keep Assist (LKA) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
    • Std: EX, EX Premium
  • Lane Following Assist (LFA)
    • Std: EX, EX Premium
  • Smart Cruise Control with Stop and Go (SCC w/S&G)
    • Std: EX
  • Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control – Curve with Stop and Go (NSCC-C)
    • Std: EX Premium
  • Highway Driving Assist (HDA)
    • Std: EX Premium
  • High Beam Assist (HBA)
    • Std: EX, EX Premium
  • Driver Attention Warning (DAW) with Lead Vehicle Departure Alert (LVDA)
    • Std: EX, EX Premium

Dimensions: 

• Overall Length:

172.2 in.

• Overall Width:

71.1 in.

• Overall Height:

61.8 in. (with standard roof rails)

• Wheelbase:

106.3 in.

• Cargo Capacity:

18.5 cu.-ft. (rear seats upright, with luggage under tray)

53 cu.-ft. (rear seats folded, with luggage under tray)

99.6 cu.-ft. (passenger volume)

• Curb Weight, min: 

3,854 lbs.

Kia America – about us

Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kia America continues to top quality surveys and is recognized as one of the 100 Best Global Brands. Kia serves as the “Official Automotive Partner” of the NBA and offers a complete range of vehicles sold through a network of more than 750 dealers in the U.S., including cars and SUVs proudly assembled in America.*

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*The Telluride, Sorento and K5 are assembled in the United States from U.S. and globally sourced parts.

1 Based on EPA estimates on a full battery charge.  Actual range will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, vehicle maintenance, charging practice, battery age, weather, temperature and your vehicle’s condition. Battery capacity will decrease with time and use. For more information on range, please see www.fueleconomy.gov.

2 No system, no matter how advanced, can compensate for all driver error and/or driving conditions. Always drive safely.

3 MSRP excludes destination and handling, taxes, title, license fees, options and retailer charges.  Actual prices set by retailer and may vary.

4 EPA equivalent gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.

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Anheuser-Busch Ropes White House Into Vaccine-Based Marketing and Data Collection Scheme

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SAN RAFAEL, Calif., June 4, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Alcohol Justice is reporting the COVID-19 pandemic has been a tragedy, a challenge, and a generation-defining disaster. Thanks to a boost from the White House, global megabrewer Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI) has embraced it as something more: a marketing opportunity. As state and federal public health agencies struggle to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine, ABI has announced a beer giveaway if 70% or more of the country receives a vaccination. The White House has unquestioningly amplified that announcement.

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Not only does this giveaway provide free advertising for ABI, it gives them an unparalleled opportunity to harvest Americans’ personal information. To claim the free ABI product, consumers must not only provide name and date of birth, but also a photo—which has encoded information about their location and even the settings on their smartphone. This is not so Budweiser can verify vaccine status (it is illegal for them to do so), it’s so they can continue to laser-target marketing and, in the end, sell more beer.

In a company press release touting their “Let’s Grab A Beer” initiative, Belgium-based ABI’s new CEO Michel Doukeris says “…we are committed to supporting the safe and strong recovery of our nation.”  “It’s just a slap in the face to those in recovery from alcoholism to hear that kind of self-serving rhetoric,” said Bruce Lee Livingston, Executive Director / CEO of Alcohol Justice. “If Mr. Doukeris truly wants to help our nation and not just exploit COVID for market share, he should simply direct the funds that they would spend on free beer and donate them to the country’s most deserving hospital emergency departments dealing with an epidemic of alcohol-related harm every day of the year.”  

The White House’s decision to include ABI in its announcement of a National Month of Action to promote COVID-19 vaccinations gives a veneer of respectability to the promotion. However, the megabrewer may be overstating the closeness of its relationship with the Biden administration. This disingenuous language around vaccine outreach is not new for the company. They garnered accolades for announcing—via a Super Bowl ad—that Budweiser would be donating its Super Bowl ad time to vaccine awareness campaigns. It did not mention that it would still be running ads for Bud Light and other ABI products.

“AB-InBev has spent the last 15 months capitalizing on the pandemic to advance its strategy to deregulate alcohol and increase sales. This is yet another example of putting corporate benefit over public health and safety,” said Nicole Holt, Chair, U.S. Alcohol Policy Alliance. 

Let’s Grab A Beer” is a marketing and data collecting scheme, not a heroic act by ABI. In fact, their cost is no more than any seasonal advertising campaign. According to Alcohol Justice estimates, the over-the-counter price of a bottle of Budweiser for every unvaccinated American would be $144 million. That is less than 10% of their estimated domestic marketing budget of $1.5 billion.

“ABI and the Biden administration join a worrying group of governmental and commercial interests offering alcohol to incentivize vaccinations, including ersatz “craft brewer” Sam Adams and the state of New Jersey,” said Carson-Benowitz Fredericks, research manager at Alcohol Justice. “This creates numerous problems for public health advocacy.”

First, ABI and its allies are #COVIDwashing. For the past 15 months, the United States has been awash in alcohol companies trying to increase their profits amidst spikes in binge drinking and psychological distress. State governments have been complicit in this, culminating in legislative disasters like California’s current attempts to massively deregulate alcohol sales. And the worst companies (ABI, you’re up again) have attempted to directly tie alcohol to public health.

Second, alcohol use has likely worsened the scope of the pandemic.  Alcohol suppresses the immune system, making heavier drinkers more likely to contract the virus and develop higher viral load. Densely packed bars and clubs have created the ideal spaces for person-to-person transmission, especially when intoxication makes it easier to neglect social distancing, masking, and other protective behaviors. On top of that, alcohol causes inflammation, and inflammation of the lungs—specifically, suffocation as inflamed lungs fill with pus and fluid—is the primary driver of death from COVID-19. (The “Director’s Blog” by George Koob, PhD, of National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism is helpful background.)

But the third and worst aspect of this is the threat that alcohol may impair the development of immunity. Heavy drinking very clearly inhibits immune response, and having a strong initial immune response is fundamental lasting immunity. It is not clear that one free beer makes a difference, but following it up with two more incontrovertibly prevents the body from reacting properly to viruses or vaccines.

The pandemic still blazes worldwide, including in the United States. The vaccine shows promise to slow the tide of harm. The country still needs real leadership to help its people, however, without promoting Big Alcohol. After all, the alcohol industry are merchants of harm that every generation experiences, and for which there will never be a vaccine.

The public is encouraged to TAKE ACTION here: https://bit.ly/3g910yN or Text the word JUSTICE to 313131,  to tell the White House and ABI’s Michel Doukeris that the promise of a free beer will not solve the COVID pandemic or any other problem for that matter. ABI should contribute funding to hospitals that deal with alcohol-related harm on a daily basis instead of encouraging more alcohol consumption with marketing masquerading as public health incentive.

For more information on Alcohol Justice campaigns and projects: https://alcoholjustice.org/

Contact: Michael J. Scippa 415 548-0492
Jorge Castillo 213 840-3336

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Latin Urban Superstar Farruko Joins Stellar Line Up for Inaugural Triller Live Concert Series Event June 19th at Miami’s loanDepot park Performing To Live Miami Audience For the First Time Since Pandemic; Tickets On Sale Now

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LOS ANGELES and MIAMI, June 4, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Farruko, one of Latin Urban music’s leading and globally acclaimed artists, will take the stage for the first time at Miami’s loanDepot park to help kick off the New Triller Live Concert Series on June 19th as part of an epic three-hour concert for Miami’s first “full open seating” event post-COVID, which will then be followed by a four-hour extravaganza mixing music and some of the biggest boxing matches in a show produced by the visionary producer of So You Think You Can Dance and American Idol.

Farruko is joining previously announced hip hop superstar Meek Mill, Latin superstar rapper Myke Towers, rap legend Snoop Dogg and Reggaeton sensation Lunay in the full-set concert which kicks off at 6:00 PM EDT. The concert precedes the most exciting, thrill-packed fight event of the year, which will also offer entertainment between fights once the fight card starts. The evening will also feature a surprise performance of a never-before-seen, never-seen-again duet.

Produced by So You Think You Can Dance co-creator Nigel Lythgoe and featuring Miami’s hottest salsa dancers and a world-class pyrotechnics display, the Fight Club event is an unprecedented evening combining the world’s best entertainers and boxers in a not-to-be-missed, four-quadrant entertainment extravaganza.

Farruko is recognized as one of the most important musical phenomena in the Latin music industry. Thanks to his fantastic artistic versatility and his excellence on stage, the multi-platinum artist and two-time Latin GRAMMY winner has managed to conquer massive audiences around the world, becoming one of the most innovative exponents of the reggaeton genre. With eight successful studio albums and multiple collaborations with international artists of different genres, his success has impacted the Hispanic American community, in such a way that his career has been recognized by HBO with a documentary focused on his career, “Farruko: En Letra de Otro.”

His last album “Gangalee” debuted #2 on Billboard’s “Top Latin Songs” chart, entered the “Billboard 200” global chart, and was certified 7x multi-platinum. This album presents essential singles like “Nadie,” “Inolvidable,” “La Cartera” with Bad Bunny, and “Delincuente” with Anuel AA. Likewise, his single “Calma – Remix” with Pedro Capó became an iconic hit of popular reggaeton, which not only received a Latin GRAMMY award but has also been certified as platinum by the RIAA. Additionally, the song received an ASCAP 2020 award and has almost two billion views in its music video. Farruko is characterized by his highly-adaptable skills across musical genres, and his ability to break international barriers with his unique talent. Constantly demonstrating his musical evolution, Farruko reaffirms his position as an artistic powerhouse in the Latin music industry. His latest release, “Love 66,” alongside famed Staten Island rapper CJ, is yet another testament to that.

Triller Fight Club partner Snoop Dogg, said,  “To have such as talent as Reggaeton star Farruko joining this incredible line-up of music and fights, well, there is nothing left to say. You all better be in Miami on June 19, or you will be missing out on the most exciting cultural moment of the year.”

Triller Live Concert Series precedes the first-ever boxing event held at loanDepot park in Miami, Florida, home of the Miami Marlins which will be configured in an intimate and unique setting with full open seating for the first time since COVID. The event offers something for everyone: music lovers, boxing fans, adults and kids.

Prices range from $50 to $3,000 and include options from VIP ringside seats to traditional seats in the stadium upper and lower bowls, as well as seats near the two entertainment stages on either side of the ring, positioned at the pitcher’s mound. For tickets and information, visit www.TrillerFightClub.com.

FITE, the world’s premier streaming PPV platform for sports and entertainment recently acquired by TrillerNet, will handle worldwide live pay-per-view streaming distribution online for the June 19 event, and via FITE mobile and Smart TV apps, game controllers and all major OTT devices as well as power TrillerFightClub.com.

The PPV is now available for purchase at the price of $49.99 (U.S. & Canada). Fans outside North America can check the FITE link at https://www.fite.tv/watch/teofimo-lopez-vs-george-kambosos/2p97b/ for international pricing.

About FITE:
FITE is the premier global platform for live sports and entertainment offering many of the industry’s marquee PPV events and SVOD packages with over 4.4MM registered users. FITE is available worldwide through its iOS and Android mobile apps, Apple TV, Android TV, ROKU, Amazon Fire TV and Huawei apps. In addition, FITE supports Samsung, LG, Cox Contour, Vizio SmartCast™, Foxxum, Chromecast, PS4, XBOX, ZEASN, Netrange, Vidaa/Hisense, VEWD, Netgem TV, Virgin Media, Comcast’s Xfinity 1 and Xfinity Flex as well as 7,000 models of Smart TVs. Available online at www.FITE.tv. Follow FITE on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. If it Happens, it’s on FITE.

About loanDepot park:
loanDepot park is a state-of-the-art retractable roof ballpark located in the heart of Miami. Built in 2012 and located fewer than two miles from downtown Miami, loanDepot park’s uniqueness and attractiveness, including unobstructed views of Miami’s skyline made possible by six operable glass panels, have made the venue a go-to destination for world-class entertainment, hosting a variety of sporting events as well as many business and entertainment events.

About TrillerNet:
Triller Fight Club, Triller Live and FITE are owned by TrillerNet, a first-of-its-kind company consolidating technology and content platforms to lead the move to Internet 3.0. TrillerNet pairs the culture of music with sports, fashion, entertainment and influencers through a 360-degree view of content and technology. TrillerNet—which owns the globally popular Triller app used by musicians, celebrities, athletes, and overall culture setters—has more than 300 million users worldwide. The Triller app—unlike other popular short-video apps it is often compared to, encourages its users to post the content created on the app across other social media platforms and websites. The app uses proprietary AI and Machine Learning technology which is uniquely tied to the content rather than the user. By tracking the content, Triller empowers its tastemakers and users to push their content virally to affiliated and non-affiliated sites and networks reaching hundreds of millions of additional users. Data and insights gleaned from the Triller network, its creators, artists and users (from the app and off network) are used to program longer-form content, connect users across the web with the content, and provide unprecedented opportunities for engagement and monetization. TrillerNet has developed highly successful campaigns that begin with the app and continue throughout the entire content and technology ecosystem with some of the biggest brands in the world, including Pepsi, McDonalds, Weedmaps, DraftKings, L’Oreal, and many others. TrillerNet offers brands a unique content and technology solution, including direct deals with the influencers and celebrities. This branded content journey starts with short-form video and can easily expand into valuable long-form content distributed through the Triller Network, such as live-event boxing and music PPVs, fashion shows, and episodic reality content on TrillerTV. Some of the more than 65 original half-hour TrillerTV shows include The D’Amelios Family’s “Ask a DAM Question,” Jennifer Lopez In The Morning, Jake Paul: Staying On Top, 2 Chainz Let’s Do It, DJ Khaled’s Spreading Love, Hype House’s Thomas Petrou’s Coffee Talks, Josh Richards’ Josh Pong, Ur Lov’d: the Noah Beck Show, Fat Joe’s Masterclass, The Perez Hilton Show, and Violet Benson’s Too Tired To Be Crazy, among others. TrillerNet additionally owns Verzuz, the massive live-stream music platform launched by Swizz Beatz and Timbaland, and Triller Fight Club (www.TrillerFightClub.com), which launched last year with the highly successful Tyson-Jones Fight which shattered digital PPV records. Other holdings include leading AI-powered customer engagement platform Amplify.ai, and FITE, the premier live event and PPV, AVOD, SVOD streaming platform.

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GRAMMY® and Latin GRAMMY® Award Winning Multiplatinum Musician and Songwriter Carlos Vives, Announces Highly-Anticipated Return to the Stage With His “Después de todo… VIVES” Tour

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THE FIRST FULL RUN TOUR BY THE COLOMBIAN ARTIST WILL VISIT MAJOR CITIES IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA, STARTING DECEMBER 2021.

Tickets Go On Sale Today, Friday, June 4, at 10:00 AM Local Time Via ticketmaster.com and AXS.com

MIAMI, June 4, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — After topping digital platforms and reaching audiences globally with his song “Canción Bonita,” the multiplatinum musician, songwriter and GRAMMY® and Latin GRAMMY® award winning Carlos Vives, announces his long-awaited return to the stage with his “Después de todo… VIVES” tour, set to kick off in the United States and Canada.

Carlos Vives 2021-2022 Tour Schedule

“After everything we have been through, returning to North America, to so many beloved places, to see unforgettable friends and special audiences again, makes this truly a historic moment for me.” – Carlos Vives expressed.

With the reopening of entertainment venues after more than a year due to COVID, Carlos Vives will be one of the first Latin artists leading the return to the big stages and stadiums across the US and Canada.

Produced by the entertainment, marketing and media company, Loud And Live, the long-awaited Carlos Vives tour kicks off on December 3 at the FTX Arena (formerly known as the AmericanAirlines Arena) in Miami and hit major North American cities including Montreal and Toronto in Canada.

“It is an honor for us to be able to partner with an artist such as Carlos Vives, one of the most important figures in Latin music and beloved artist of our time,” said Nelson Albareda, CEO of Loud And Live.

“After months of anticipation, Loud And Live is excited to bring this experience to his fans who have been eagerly awaiting to see Vives in concert to enjoy in his repertoire of classics and newest hits and will ensure that this is a memorable experience for all,” Albareda added.

Carlos Vives, who has been characterized by his selfless work inside and outside Colombia, once again reaffirms his social commitment, donating a dollar from each ticket sold on the tour to the ” Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® and another dollar to his initiative Tras La Perla.”

Vives, has been a generous ally of the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® since its launch seven years ago.  In 2018, he joined to create the Carlos Vives Scholarship, which gave Nicolle Horbath, a voice student, the opportunity to complete a BA in Songwriting and Composition at Berklee College of Music in Boston.  She was selected by the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® Scholarship Committee from a highly competitive group of hundreds of applicants from across the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula.

Tras La Perla is the initiative created by Carlos Vives to actively promote the improvement of the quality of life in the city of Santa Marta and in its influential region. The Initiative is based on the cooperation and articulation of various forces that allow discovering the potential of the city and the territory, seeking balance and sustainability in all dimensions of development.

Following are the tour dates for “Después de todo… VIVES ” 

DATE

CITY

VENUE

12/3/2021

Miami, FL

FTX Arena

12/5/2021

Orlando, FL

Amway Center

01/13/2022

Seattle, WA

WaMu Theater

01/16/2022

San Jose, CA

San Jose Civic Center

01/21/2022

Dallas, TX

Texas Trust CU Theatre

01/22/2022

Houston TX

Smart Financial Centre

01/27/2022

Chicago, IL

Rosemont Theatre

01/29/2022

Montreal, CAN

Olympia Theater

01/30/2022

Toronto, CAN

Coca- Cola Coliseum

02/04/2022

Washington D.C.

DAR Constitution Hall

02/05/2022

Boston, MA

Boch Center Wang Theatre

02/06/2022

Newark, NJ

Prudential Center

About Carlos Vives
Two-time GRAMMY® and fifteen-time Latin GRAMMY® winner, Carlos Vives is one of the most influential and important figures in Latin music today. As creator of a new sound influenced by the traditional sounds of the Caribbean and the northern region of Colombia, Vives’ work is inspired by the study, knowledge and dissemination of Colombian culture, identity and its complex diversity through music. In 1993, he founded the band La Provincia which celebrated musicians from remote and rural areas around the Caribbean and served as a home for new and emerging talent in contemporary music. Vives and La Provincia took Colombian culture, identity and music around the world, quickly gaining international recognition. His album Vives surpassed 2 billion streams and included the global hits “La Bicicleta” (Shakira) and “Robarte un beso” (Yatra), which have both generated a combined 2.5 billion views on YouTube. As a tireless educator and cultural ambassador of Colombia, Vives is an avid supporter of Colombian poet Rafael Pombo’s legacy, which he paid tribute to by producing a series of albums titled Pombo Musical, which were made to keep children connected to national values. In 2015, he founded Tras La Perla to promote sustainable development in the city of Santa Marta and its region influenced by the Sierra Nevada and Ciénaga Grande.

In 2016, he also created the Río Grande Music School with the purpose of offering new artistic experiences based on dialogue influenced by Colombian music, new local music proposals and music from around the world. Undoubtedly, Carlos Vives has made, and will continue to make his mark across generations through music and advocacy of his culture.

About Loud And Live
An Entertainment, Marketing, Media & Live Events Company, Loud And Live performs at the intersection of music, sports, lifestyle and content development. Headquartered in Miami with additional offices in San Francisco, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Spain, Loud And Live is driven by its passion to create engaging experiences for global audiences.

About The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation 
The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization established by The Latin Recording Academy® in 2015 to further international awareness and appreciation of the significant contributions of Latin music and its makers to the world’s culture. The Foundation provides college scholarships, educational programs and grants for the research and preservation of its rich musical legacy and heritage, and to date, has donated more than $5.7 million with the support of Latin Recording Academy’s members, artists, corporate sponsors and other generous donors. For additional information, or to make a donation, please visit latingrammyculturalfoundation.com, Amazon Smile or our Facebook page. And follow us @latingrammyfdn on Twitter and Instagram, and at Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation on Facebook

Follow Carlos Vives:
www.carlosvives.com 

Follow Loud And Live
www.loudlive.com
www.instagram.com/loud_live
www.instagram.com/loudliveentertainment/
www.instagram.com/loudlivesports/

Carlos Vives North America Tour 2021-2022 "DESPUÉS DE TODO… VIVES"

 

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HairClub’s “El Poder del Cabello” Infomercial chosen as one of the 2021 Telly Award winners

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BOCA RATON, Fla., June 3, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — “El Poder del Cabello” (“The Power of Hair”) the latest HairClub infomercial produced specifically for the Hispanic market, has been recognized with a bronze Telly Award in the Branding category for a long format Ad (30 mins). The Telly Awards annually showcases the best work created within television and across video, for all screens. Receiving entries from all 50 states and 5 continents, Telly Award winners represent work from some of the most respected advertising agencies, television stations, production companies, and publishers from around the world.

“I am so appreciative of the partnership with Latin2Latin and thankful to the countless number of people that contributed to this successful venture,”

said Mike Nassar, President and CEO of HairClub. “El Poder del Cabello is the perfect example of how we can integrate education and entertainment, with a message that is culturally relevant and in-language, while integrating real cases and showcasing our hair experts. This form of docu-reality infomercial provides factual information to all those in need of help for hair loss solutions in the Hispanic market.”

“El Poder del Cabello” departs from the traditional infomercial long format ad to a new way of storytelling and integrates the use of QR codes to access additional videos available at www.ElPoderDelCabello.com. It has been airing in Hispanic media since early 2021, in Galavisión, Pasiones, Mega TV, Telemundo, UniMás Network, and Discovery en Español, and has generated more than 3 million impressions to date.

Arminda “Mindy” Figueroa, CEO and Founder of Latin2Lating Marketing expressed her content with the award and mentioned, “We are very proud of our team and how they were able to bring to life this vision that humanizes the HairClub brand using powerful testimonials and by presenting on-camera before and after transformations. Our creative and management teams went above and beyond to provide to our client a unique product that speaks to the Hispanic market. At Latin2Latin we specialized in reaching this important segment of the market by collecting insights and analyzing the brand’s approach to the Hispanic market, and HairClub supported the non-traditional concept that we presented”.

The docu-reality infomercial concept was developed and produced by Latin2Latin for HairClub. Written and executive produced by Malule González, Latin2Latin’s Creative Director and a five-time Emmy Award winner, Renzo Ferro, Latin2Latin’s VP of Account Services & Operations, and Mindy Figueroa were also the Executive Producers. The production company Wildhouse provided the technical support, and the direction of the piece done by Maricel Zambrano.

About Hair Club

Founded in 1976, Hair Club is North America’s number one provider of total hair loss solutions. For more than 40 years, Hair Club has helped hundreds of thousands restore their hair and transform their lives. Today, Hair Club has nearly 120 locations throughout the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo-based Aderans Co. Ltd., the world’s leading provider of total hair loss solutions.

MEDIA CONTACT
Elizabeth Weir
MBOOTH
212.539.3274
elizabethw@mbooth.com 

© 2021 HairClub. All rights reserved. HairClub is the leading provider of hair care in the US and provides nearly a dozen different time-tested, proven customizable solutions in three categories – regrowth, replacement, and restoration. HairClub.com

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Business Mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs And Diamond Selling Recording Artist Swae Lee Launch The ‘CÎROC Summer Citrus Sounds Of Summer’ Mobile Pop-Up Experience, To Kick Off A Season Of Celebration

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NEW YORK, June 3, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — CÎROC Ultra-Premium Vodka is celebrating the most anticipated summer yet with the launch of “CÎROC Sounds of Summer,” a mobile pop-up experience inspired by their newest offering, the Limited-Edition CÎROC Summer Citrus. To help launch the experience, Sean “Diddy” Combs tapped longtime friend of the brand and Diamond Selling Recording Artist, Swae Lee, known for making the season’s best hits, to bring the vibes to the streets and get fans in the summer state of mind.

Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here: https://www.multivu.com/players/English/8905651-ciroc-ultra-premium-vodka-miami-pop-up-summer-citrus-mobile/

On Saturday, June 5th, Swae Lee will amp up the season’s kick-off in Miami with a live, high-energy performance off a yacht, where Swae will sing some of his biggest summer jams, while the mobile truck roams the streets, offering fans swag, beats and treats. The ocean-floating stage will take over the beach and the mainland, with a billboard LED screen for both Miami beachgoers and riverfront crowds to watch the performance as it sails down the river. Fans 21+ are invited to join CÎROC and toast to the best summer yet, with delicious golden hour cocktails at the city’s hottest waterfront restaurants and bars.

“The summer of 2021 is finally a time that we can safely gather with friends and family, which is why we are so thrilled to be introducing the ‘CÎROC Sounds of Summer’ experience,” commented Sean “Diddy” Combs. “We can’t wait to help people celebrate with delicious CÎROC Summer Citrus cocktails, great music and tasty treats that we certainly all deserve.” 

Throughout the weekend, the “CÎROC Sounds of Summer” mobile truck experience will make its way through Miami’s hottest spots with stops including South Beach, Brickell, Wynwood Walls, Bayside Marketplace, Lincoln Road and more. The vibrant, bright orange truck will offer fans 21+ everything they need for the ultimate summer experience including:

  • Summer Jams: Need a new summer anthem? The surround-sound speakers will be bumping Swae Lee’s hottest hits that will bring the sounds of summer to the streets. A livestream of his on-water performance will also project on the screens so you won’t miss a beat.
  • Summer Swag: Forgot something to bring to the beach? The “CÎROC Sounds of Summer” truck has you covered with all the essentials for a perfect beach day, including a mini USB speaker for the tunes, sun visor for the protection, beach mat for the sand spot and paddle ball set for the fun.
  • Summer Treats: Want to cool down from the summer heat? CÎROC is teaming up with Miami’s coolest, music-inspired ice cream shop, Mr. Kream, to debut a limited-time signature “Citrus Drip” flavor – an orange summer sorbet inspired by the flavors of CÎROC Summer Citrus, with the option to top it off with gold Swae Sprinkles. Grab a scoop at the truck or visit Mr. Kream at its Wynwood shop at 2322 North Miami Avenue to enjoy this exclusive flavor throughout the summer
  • Summer Cocktails: Want to bring the CÎROC Summer Citrus experience home? CÎROC has partnered with Cocktail Courier to offer a custom cocktail kit with the ingredients to make a Citrus Sunrise, and all the essentials for an epic summer celebration. Available for a limited time only, while supplies last, you can find this flavor nationwide (wherever spirits-based beverages are sold) for a suggested retail price of $33.99 or on Drizly.com.

The “CÎROC Sounds of Summer” mobile pop-up experience will be rolling into a city near you with all the seasonal swag needed for a fun celebration.

“I’m so excited to partner with CÎROC Summer Citrus to introduce the new flavor of summer celebrations,” says Swae Lee.  “Nothing screams summer like coming together with your closest friends to enjoy good music and great vibes. I’ll be raising a glass to that!” 

Be sure to follow @CIROC on Instagram to stay up to date on what’s to come this summer.

CÎROC encourages people of legal drinking age to celebrate responsibly! 

CÎROC CITRUS SUNRISE
An elegant, summery cocktail with flavors of citrus and a tart finish. 

1.5 oz CÎROC Summer Citrus
3 oz Orange juice
1 oz Cranberry juice or Pomegranate juice

Glass: Highball or Rocks 
Garnish: Orange Wedge
Instructions: Add the CÎROC Summer Citrus and orange juice into a highball or rocks glass filled with ice. Top off with Cranberry juice or Pomegranate juice and garnish.

About CÎROC Ultra-Premium Vodka

CÎROC Ultra-Premium Vodka is gluten-free and distilled from fine French grapes; a process inspired by over a century of wine-making expertise and craftsmanship, providing a crisp, clean taste and citrus nose. Launched nationwide in January 2003, DIAGEO – the world’s largest spirits and beer company – made spirits history in October 2007 by entering into a strategic alliance with entertainment entrepreneur Sean “Diddy” Combs, in which Mr. Combs and Combs Enterprises assumed the lead on all brand management activities for CÎROC. The flavor portfolio includes CÎROC RED BERRY, CÎROC COCONUT, CÎROC PEACH, CÎROC PINEAPPLE, CÎROC APPLE, CÎROC MANGO and CÎROC SUMMER WATERMELON. In June 2018, Sean “Diddy” Combs and Makers of CÎROC entered the brown spirits category with the introduction of CÎROC VS, Fine French Brandy. Please drink responsibly. Must be 21+ to enjoy.

CÎROC Summer Citrus. Made With Vodka Infused With Orange And Other Citrus Flavors. 35% Alc/Vol. Imported by Cîroc Distilling Company, New York, NY.

About Diageo

Diageo is a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of brands including Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, Bulleit and Buchanan’s whiskies, Smirnoff, Cîroc and Ketel One vodkas, Casamigos and Don Julio tequilas, Captain Morgan, Baileys, Tanqueray and Guinness.

Diageo is listed on both the New York Stock Exchange (DEO) and the London Stock Exchange (DGE) and our products are sold in more than 180 countries around the world. For more information about Diageo, our people, our brands, and performance, visit us at www.diageo.com. Visit Diageo’s global responsible drinking resource, www.DRINKiQ.com, for information, initiatives, and ways to share best practice.

Follow us on Twitter for news and information about Diageo North America: @Diageo_NA.

SOURCE CÎROC Ultra-Premium Vodka

2022 K5 Overview

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2022 K5 launches with new GT-Line AWD Premium Package; additional safety and convenience features.

IRVINE, Calif., June 2, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — For 2022, the head-turning K5 gains the new Kia badging and also convenience features such as Surround View Monitor, additional wireless chargers and standard navigation on the GT-Line, EX and GT trims. Entering its second year, K5 offers a new GT-Line AWD Premium package with a panoramic sunroof, heated steering wheel, LED projection headlights and additional driver assistance features including Highway Driving Assist and Navigation Based Smart Cruise Control-Curve, designed to unleash the spirit of the everyday driver.

2022 K5 launches with new GT-Line AWD Premium Package; additional safety and convenience features.

Pricing1 – MSRP (excludes $995 destination)

·  LX FWD

1.6T GDI I-4 – 8 A/T

$23,690

·  LXS FWD

1.6T GDI I-4 – 8 A/T

$24,690

·  LXS AWD

1.6T GDI I-4 – 8 A/T

$26,490

·  GT-Line FWD

1.6T GDI I-4 – 8 A/T

$26,090

·  GT-Line AWD

1.6T GDI I-4 – 8 A/T

$27,690

·  EX FWD

1.6T GDI I-4 – 8 A/T

$28,590

·  GT FWD

2.5T GDI 1-4 – 8 DCT

$31,090

 Engine: 

·  1.6T GDI I-4 – 8 A/T: 180 hp/195 lb.-ft. of torque

·  2.5T GDI 1-4 – 8 DCT: 290 hp/311 lb.-ft. of torque

 Fuel Economy2 – EPA-est. MPG: (city/highway/combined): 

·  LX: 

29/38/32

·  LXS: 

27/37/31

·  LXS (AWD): 

25/33/28

·  GT-Line: 

27/37/31

·  GT-Line (AWD): 

25/33/28

·  EX: 

27/37/31

·  GT: 

24/32/27

Highlighted Kia Drive Wise Advanced Driver Assistance Features3:

·  Driver Attention Warning

      • Std: All trims

·  Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance Assist

      • Std: All trims except for LX

·  Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist:

      • Std: All trims except for LX

·  Forward Collision Avoidance Assist:

      • Std: All trims

·  Lane Keeping Assist:

      • Std: All trims

·  Lane Following Assist:

      • Std: All trims

Dimensions:

·  Overall Length:

193.1 in.

·  Overall Width:

73.2 in.

·  Overall Height:

56.9 in.

·  Wheelbase:

112.2 in.

Kia America – about us

Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kia America continues to top quality surveys and is recognized as one of the 100 Best Global Brands. Kia serves as the “Official Automotive Partner” of the NBA and offers a complete range of vehicles sold through a network of more than 750 dealers in the U.S., including cars and SUVs proudly assembled in America.*

For media information, including photography, visit www.kiamedia.com. To receive custom email notifications for press releases the moment they are published, subscribe at www.kiamedia.com/us/en/newsalert.

*The Telluride, Sorento and K5 are assembled in the United States from U.S. and globally sourced parts.

1 MSRP excludes destination and handling, taxes, title, license fees, options and retailer charges.  Actual prices set by retailer and may vary.

2 Based on EPA estimates.  Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and your vehicle’s condition.

3 These systems are not substitutes for proper and safe driving, parking, and/or backing-up procedures. These systems may not detect every object behind or alongside the vehicle or in the vehicle’s blind spot or direction of travel. Always drive safely and use caution.

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SOURCE Kia America