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APPLETON ESTATE JAMAICA RUM ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF THE RUBY ANNIVERSARY EDITION, COMMEMORATING MASTER BLENDER JOY SPENCE’S FOUR DECADES AT THE DISTILLERY

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The Ruby Anniversary Edition is a limited-edition release celebrating Master Blender Joy Spence’s 40 years of craftsmanship with the distillery.

ST. ELIZABETH, Jamaica, Jan. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Appleton Estate, a global leader in premium aged rums, is proud to announce the launch of Ruby Anniversary Edition, a limited-edition release celebrating Master Blender Joy Spence’s 40 years of craftsmanship with the distillery. Ruby Anniversary  Edition is an exclusive release unlike any before it in the brand’s 270-year history: it is a blend of 5 exceptionally rare Jamaica rums, aged for a minimum of 35 tropical years, and including rums as old as 45 years, resulting in a complex sipping rum like no other. With only 500 bottles available, this offer is a luxurious gem for rum lovers, a commemorative release for the first female Master Blender in the spirits industry, and a taste of decades of craftsmanship and dedication.

The Ruby Anniversary Edition is a limited-edition release celebrating Master Blender Joy Spence’s 40 years of craftsmanship with the distillery.

There can be only one woman to hold the title of “First Female Master Blender in the Spirits Industry,” and that woman is Joy Spence. Her trailblazing accomplishment is proof of her pioneering mindset and commitment to excellence in her work. An energetic, unbelievably skilled and deeply passionate force of nature, Joy has worked at Appleton Estate for four decades and proudly served as its Master Blender for nearly a quarter of a century, pouring her vast knowledge and perfectionism into every bottle of Jamaica’s most-celebrated rum. Joy’s unparalleled sensory skills, allowing her to detect the most delicate notes in her rums, are the crowning jewel of her dedication and expertise.

“Forty years ago, I had the opportunity to channel my passion, talent, and knowledge into a role at Appleton Estate,” recalls Spence. “I was honored to join one of the most revered world-class brands, in the place I call home. Forty years later,” Spence continues, “from luxury editions to permanent expressions, I am still immensely proud to continue to innovate and produce luxurious aged rums at the highest quality standards, suited for every occasion. Since 1981, my goal has been to create the world’s most exquisite, refined aged rums and to share them with the world. This special edition marks a milestone for me and was created using some of the finest stock in our over 200,000 barrels.”

Produced at the oldest continuously-operating rum distillery in Jamaica,  Ruby Anniversary Edition is an exquisite blend of five hand-selected column and pot-still rums, crafted with Jamaican limestone-filtered water, with no added flavours, and aged in Jamaica – a taste of the excellence of the land and its people. Aged a minimum of 35 years, one of the charms of the Ruby Anniversary Edition is rooted in its strict ageing process. Each bottle contains liquid as old as 45 years and as young as 35 – a luxurious time capsule to taste the flavour of decades in the tropics. Due to Jamaica’s climate, Appleton Estate rums age nearly three times more quickly than spirits aged in cooler climates, allowing for richer, fuller flavors to develop in a shorter period of time – meaning that the minimum age of 35 years in the tropical climate of Jamaica is equivalent to over 100 years of ageing in a cooler climate, thanks to the significant loss of liquid by evaporation. “Heaven’s envy” is captured in the very limited quantity of liquid bottled for this release.

A truly unique collector’s item, Ruby Anniversary Edition is a true work of craftsmanship and expertise, an ode to the talent of iconic Master Blender Joy Spence. To mark such an occasion, a ritual must be encouraged for tasting. Best enjoyed neat or in a tulip-shaped Glencairn snifter, nosing the rum will announce the powerful aromas of cinnamon with minty orange bouquet. Next, airing the rum will reveal notes of delicate apple, overlaying rich vanilla, and continue with bursts of warm butterscotch, and rich coffee with toasted oak. Sipping this luxurious rum reveals on the palate with a delicate molasses and spicy honeyed taste. The finish is delicately smooth, with creamy dry oak– a complex sipping rum meant to be enjoyed slowly. 

Appleton Estate Ruby Anniversary Edition is a limited-edition release, with only 500 bottles available at the Joy Spence Appleton Estate Retail Rum Experience in Jamaica and at select premium retailers starting in January 2022.

For more information visit: www.appletonestate.com and www.camparigroup.com.

ABOUT APPLETON ESTATE
Nestled in the heart of Jamaica, in the beautiful, lush Nassau Valley lies the Appleton Estate. For over 265 years, we have been crafting authentic, premium rums using time honored traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation. From cane to cocktail, our critically acclaimed rums are created by the environment, ingredients, and practices that are unique to our Estate. Our terroir, with its ideal climate, fertile soil and topography, the natural spring that supplies our water for fermentation, through to distillation, ageing and blending all combine to produce rums that are delicious and alive, vivid and deep with complex flavors and aromas.

The Appleton Estate rum collection includes the Signature rum, 8 Year Old Reserve rum, 12 Year Old Rare Casks rum, 15 Year Old Black River Casks rum and 21 Year Old Nassau Valley Casks rum.  Showcasing the Estate’s renowned aged rum inventory, limited edition offers, such as: 30 Year Old Jamaica rum and 50 Year Old Jamaican Independence Reserve.  Additionally, in 2017 Appleton Estate introduced Joy Anniversary Blend, a limited-edition 25 Year Old rum, to celebrate Joy Spence’s 20th Anniversary as the first female Master Blender in the spirits industry.

ABOUT THE CAMPARI GROUP
Campari Group is a major player in the global beverage sector, trading in over 190 nations around the world with leading positions in Europe and the Americas. Campari Group was founded in 1860 and today is the sixth-largest player worldwide in the premium spirits industry. Campari Group’s portfolio, with over 50 brands, spans spirits (the core business), wines, and soft drinks. Its internationally-renowned brands include Aperol®, Appleton Estate®, Campari®, SKYY®, Wild Turkey®, and Grand Marnier®. Headquartered in Sesto San Giovanni, Italy, Campari Group owns 22 plants worldwide and has its own distribution network in 22 countries. Campari Group employs around 4,000 people. The shares of the parent company, Davide Campari-Milano N.V. (Reuters CPRI.MI – Bloomberg CPR IM), have been listed on the Italian Stock Exchange since 2001. For more information: www.camparigroup.com. Please enjoy our brands responsibly.

Please enjoy our brands responsibly.

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Zeel Announces Roosevelt Island Booster Shot Clinic in Partnership with Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright

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NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Zeel, the leading technology platform for booking healthcare services to the home, school or office, announces the Roosevelt Island Covid-19 Booster Shot Clinic in conjunction with Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright and the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene. The clinic will take place on Thursday, January 13th from 9:30am-4:30pm at the Carter Burden Senior Center located at 546 main Street on Roosevelt Island. At-home appointments are available for homebound residents. Call 212-288-4607 for an appointment at the clinic or at home.

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“We’re pleased to partner with Zeel as we continue to deliver booster shots to the fight against the COVID-19 variants,” said Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright, who has sponsored a total of seven vaccine or booster clinics on the Upper East Side, Yorkville, and Roosevelt Island. Seawright said that Zeel’s delivery of the Moderna booster is vital in ensuring that all communities are properly protected in accordance with CDC guidelines.

Since April 2021, New York City-based Zeel has vaccinated tens of thousands of New Yorkers, at 150 New York City public schools, at thousands of homes, and at pop-up locations from Times Square to Coney Island.

Said Zeel Founder and CEO Samer Hamadeh,”I am particularly proud of our tireless teams of providers, who are out in the field getting boosters into the arms of those who need them the most. We are grateful to Assembly Member Seawright and organizations like the Brooklyn and Queens Chambers of Commerce, who see the urgency in this program and are doing everything they can to get as many people, especially at-risk populations and essential workers, boosted as possible.”

Zeel’s citywide network of more than 200 nurses and 200 drivers and administrators have been working around the clock for almost a year. From the city’s most venerated museums to celebrated restaurants like East Harlem’s Rao’s, Zeel has been on-site vaccinating and boosting the essential workers that are the very lifeblood of the city.

About Zeel
Zeel is a technology-enabled health and wellness platform that allows patients to book massage, physical therapy, COVID testing and vaccination, and other medical services through a nationwide network of 11,000 nurses, massage therapists, physical therapists, and other health and wellness providers via Zeel’s best-in-class app or through its website, www.zeel.com.  Since its launch in the spring of 2013, Zeel has successfully delivered more than 1.5 million in-home health and wellness appointments to patients and consumers across 40 states. Most recently, the company partnered with the New York City Department of Health to vaccinate thousands of New Yorkers in their homes, schools and pop-up locations across the city. Health and wellness providers on the Zeel network are available for appointments 7 days a week, 365 days a year, with Zeel customer service teams working around the clock to support patients and providers. Zeel’s industry-leading, HIPAA-compliant technology has placed the company among America’s Fastest Growing Companies by the Financial Times in 2020, Crains NY’s Fast 50 in 2019, and on the Inc. 5000 from 2017-2019.  For more information, visit www.zeel.com.

Media Contact: Elizabeth Amorosi
beth.amorosi@zeel.com
917-208-7489

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GOYA CARES LAUNCHES INNOVATIVE EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS

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Goya Foods launches Goya Cares, a global initiative dedicated to eliminating child trafficking both domestically and internationally.

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Jan. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — In support of Human Trafficking Awareness MonthGoya Foods, the largest Hispanic owned food company in the United States, continues its mission to combat child trafficking through its Goya Cares initiative.

Today, Goya Cares will release an advertising campaign as well as a series of educational videos focused on child trafficking and abuse by highlighting warning signs / red flags for unaware observers while providing solutions / action steps for victims (both aware and unaware).  The campaign will also include information and preventative tips for teens, parents, educators, community-based / non-profit organizations, and corporations in order to keep our children safe and aware.  By Spring 2022, Goya will distribute millions of products featuring The National Human Trafficking Hotline and will support the release of the new movie, Sound of Freedom, which brings attention to the urgent matter of child trafficking through the true-life story and heroic actions of Tim Ballard, a former government agent.

“We must continue to fight and bring the child back to the center for our care and concern so that they may have hope and the opportunity to live in a world where their life is valued and their freedom is a reality,” said Bob Unanue, President and CEO of Goya Foods. 

Through the critical work of the Goya Cares coalition, additional partnerships, collaborations, and projects throughout the year, Goya will continue its mission to combat child trafficking both domestically and internationally. For more information and to view the Goya Cares Educational Video Series, please visit: www.blocktraffick.org

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

Press Contact:
Natalie J. Maniscalco
845.659.6506
natalie@retromedianyc.com

Goya Foods launches Goya Cares, a global initiative dedicated to eliminating child trafficking both domestically and internationally.

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All-New Honda Civic Named 2022 North American Car of the Year

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The 2022 Honda Civic was named 2022 North American Car of the Year this morning in Detroit. Honda North Central Zone Manager Matt Almond displays the trophy for the award at the press conference today.

DETROIT, Jan. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The all-new 2022 Honda Civic, the 11th generation of America’s most popular compact car, has earned the prestigious 2022 North American Car of the Year award. Civic was honored by the North American jury of automotive journalists for the third time, with the 10th-generation Civic winning in 2016 and 8th generation taking the top honor in 2006.

The 2022 Honda Civic was named 2022 North American Car of the Year this morning in Detroit. Honda North Central Zone Manager Matt Almond displays the trophy for the award at the press conference today.

This marks the fourth time in the past six years that a Honda model has received a North American Car or Truck of the Year award, following the Honda Civic (2016), Honda Ridgeline (2017) and Honda Accord (2018).

“The Honda Civic has long set the standard by which other compact cars are measured and this all-new Civic raised that bar in every conceivable way,” said Michael Kistemaker, assistant vice president of Honda national sales, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “We’re especially proud for the Civic development team in Japan and our production associates at our plants in Greensburg, Indiana and Alliston, Ontario where the 2022 Civic Sedan, Hatchback and Si are built.”1

The North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year awards honor excellence in innovation, design, safety features, performance, technology, driver satisfaction and value. Initiated in 1994, they are judged by 50 professional automotive journalists from the United States and Canada who work for independent magazines, television, radio, newspapers and industry websites.      

Redesigned from the ground-up, the all-new Honda Civic Sedan, Hatchback and Si models feature a more rigid body structure, an advanced and enhanced chassis wrapped in a more sophisticated, sleek and sporty design with top class interior space and comfort. The drivetrain options include a high-torque VTEC® Turbo engine and a 6-speed manual transmission. The 2022 Civic also includes a host of new standard safety, driver-assistive and connected-car technologies.

Honda has produced nearly 11 million Civics in North America (more than 5 million in the U.S.), representing nearly 30 percent of our vehicle production in the region since Honda began making cars in America 1982.

About Honda

Honda offers a full line of clean, safe, fun and connected vehicles sold through more than 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. Honda has the highest fleet average fuel economy and lowest CO2 emissions of any major full-line automaker in America, according to the latest data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Honda lineup includes the Civic, Insight and Accord passenger cars, along with the

HR-V, CR-V, Passport and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan. Honda’s electrified vehicle lineup includes the Accord Hybrid, CR-V Hybrid and Insight hybrid-electric sedan.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for 40 years and currently operates 18 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2021, 95 percent of all Honda vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America.

More information about Honda is available in the Digital Fact Book


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The Home Depot Introduces New and Enhanced Credit Options for Pro Customers

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ATLANTA, Jan. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The Home Depot®, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, is enhancing its commercial credit offerings for Pro Customers and their businesses. The retailer introduced The Pro Xtra™ Credit Card, a new iteration of its Commercial Revolving Charge, as well as updates to its Commercial Account Card. Both credit options are powered by Citi Retail Services, one of North America’s largest and most experienced retail credit solution providers.

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The Home Depot’s expanded commercial credit program aims to help Pros save time and money. The Pro Xtra Credit Card can be linked with the Pro Xtra loyalty program to earn registered users Pro Xtra Perks four times faster on card purchases. Pro Xtra is The Home Depot’s loyalty program which offers members-only benefits like volume pricing, exclusive product offers, paint rewards, perks and more. Pro Xtra members receive a $100 credit for opening a new Pro Xtra Credit Card.

To help ease the shopping and billing process, the Pro Xtra Credit Card and Commercial Account Card provide the following features:   

  • The ability to issue cards to entrusted employees to make purchases on their behalf.
  • An extended return period of up to a full year, four times longer than a non-commercial credit purchase.
  • Easy-to-read itemized billing statements and simplified purchase tracking options.
  • Online account management through Citi Retail Services, including the ability to view, manage and make online payments from anywhere.

Additionally, Commercial Account Card members will receive flexible billing preferences including a 2% early pay discount if the bill is paid online within 20 days or an extended 60-day payment window.

For more information about Home Depot’s Credit Card Services, stop by your local store or visit https://www.homedepot.com/c/Credit_Center.

ABOUT THE HOME DEPOT
The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer. At the end of the third quarter, the company operated a total of 2,317 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico, including 14 stores in the U.S. from a small acquisition completed during the second quarter of fiscal 2021. The Company employs approximately 500,000 associates. The Home Depot’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index.

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The HITEC Foundation Appoints New Board Chair, Ivonne Valdes

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CHICAGO, Jan. 10, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The HITEC Foundation announced today the appointment of Ivonne Valdes as the Chair of the HITEC Foundation. Valdes is the Vice President, Global Strategic Accounts, Cloud and Service Segment of Schneider Electric.

Valdes, part of the HITEC community since 2009, has served on the HITEC Foundation Board of Directors since December 2017 and as Board Secretary since 2019. Valdes has a longstanding commitment to ensuring Latinx youth have the resources and opportunities to advance in the professional tech space. She also serves as the Chair of the Hispanic/LatinX members group for Infrastructure Masons. 

Valdes is the recipient of the 2020 Silicon Valley Women of Influence, 2019 Infrastructure Masons Diversity and Inclusion Champion, 2020 Infrastructure Masons 100, 2016 CRN power 100 the most powerful women of the channel, 8 time recipient of the HITEC 100 and HITEC Hall of Fame Inductee, 2015 Top 10 Latina Executives of the Year.

“We are excited to continue to grow the work and impact of the HITEC Foundation under Ivonne’s leadership. She has been a tremendous force on the HITEC Foundation Board of Directors and we look forward to expanding our reach and impact,” said HITEC President Omar Duque. “We are eternally grateful for Ramon Baez’s leadership. His presence will be missed on the board of directors but we look forward to his continued engagement.”

Ramon Baez, who served on the HITEC Foundation Board since 2017 and as Chairman since 2019, will be transitioning out the HITEC Foundation Board of Directors. Baez, who also serves on the Board of KaiserPernamente, has been a part of the HITEC community for many years and also served on the HITEC Board of Directors from 2013 to 2017.  

“I would like to thank Ramon for his many years of service and leadership to the entire HITEC community. Having worked with Ramon for many years in the HITEC and HITEC Foundation boards, it has been inspiring to see him provide such an impact and the true essence of pushing up and pulling up others. I wish him success as he transitions into his next journey and know he will continue to be a pillar of hope for our HITEC familia,” stated HITEC Board Chair, Guillermo Diaz, Jr. “I am so excited to welcome Ivonne Valdes into the role of Chair of the HITEC Foundation. She has been such a key visionary and leader for the organization since its inception. I look forward to continuing our close partnership as we connect our HITEC and HITEC Foundation missions to extend from the ‘Classroom to the Boardroom’!”

About HITEC Foundation

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Neighbors Emergency Centers In Pearland, Pasadena Now In-Network with BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, and Cigna

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HOUSTON, Jan. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Neighbors Emergency Center in Pearland and Pasadena are now in-network with BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna and Cigna, the company announced in a Jan. 1 news release.

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Neighbors Emergency Center at 11130 Broadway St., Pearland has been treating patients in the city for over nine years, according to the release. All six Houston-area Neighbors locations are now in-network with BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna and Cigna and also accept Medicare.

Neighbors Emergency Center provides full-service adult and pediatric 24-hour emergency room care with board-certified ER physicians and offers private exam rooms, X-Rays, computed tomography, or CT, scans, ultrasounds, laboratory work, IV fluids and medications, according to the release.

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Food Safety During Power Outages

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SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — This winter season, you may face extreme weather conditions and power outages. A power outage can happen at any time, so it’s important to have a plan in place to safely store your food during an emergency. Continue reading to learn the best way to keep your food safe.

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Be Prepared and Plan Ahead

  • Use a refrigerator and freezer thermometer, and check it regularly to ensure that the refrigerator temperature is at or below 40°F and the freezer is at or below 0°F.
  • Plan for ice. Know where you can get dry or block ice. Make ice cubes and freeze containers of water or gel packs to help keep food cold when there is a loss of power.
  • Keep coolers on hand to store refrigerated food if the power will be out for more than 4 hours.
  • Freeze refrigerated items that you may not need immediately, and group foods close together in the freezer.
  • Stock your pantry with a few days’ worth of ready-to-eat foods that do not require cooking or refrigeration.

If the Power Goes Out  

Cold temperatures slow the growth of harmful bacteria. Keeping food at safe temperatures is key to reduce the risk of foodborne illnesses (also known as food poisoning).

  • Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible. The refrigerator will keep food cold for about 4 hours, and a full freezer will keep the temperature for approximately 48 hours (24 hours if half full) if the doors remain closed.
  • Use ice (dry or block ice, or ice cubes) and frozen containers of water or gel packs to keep your refrigerator and freezer as cold as possible.

When Power is Restored

Before eating any food after a power outage, check the temperatures inside your refrigerator and freezer.

  • If the power was out for no more than 4 hours, refrigerated food should be safe as long as the doors were kept closed. When the power comes back on, check the temperature in the refrigerator or of the food. Perishable foods (such as meat, poultry, seafood, milk, eggs, or leftovers) with temperatures that are 45°F or below (measured with a food thermometer) should be safe but cook and consume them as soon as possible. Discard any perishable food that has been at temperatures above 40°F for 4 hours or more.
  • If the freezer thermometer reads 40°F or below, food is safe and may be refrozen. If you did not have a thermometer in the freezer, check each package to determine its safety; you can’t rely on appearance or odor. If the food still contains ice crystals or is 40°F or below, it is safe to refreeze or cook.
  • Be aware that perishable foods that are not kept adequately refrigerated or frozen may cause food poisoning if eaten, even after they are thoroughly cooked.

Learn more about keeping your food safe during a power outage:

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Say Hello to Happier Periods with Holief™

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POTOMAC, Md., Jan. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Holief is proud to introduce a new line of women’s wellness products that reduce the symptoms of PMS and menstrual cramping. 80% of women suffer from painful periods and we believe it is time for that discomfort to end. Holief’s plant-based products include naturally grown hemp extract products, which are effective in targeting the physical, mental, and emotional symptoms of the menstruation cycle.

The Women’s Wellness collection offers a range of products, including pain relief creams, gummies, and oral drops. These products help ease cramps, establish hormone balance, reduce tension and swelling, promote relaxation, calm muscle and joint aches, and improve sleep.

Formulated by women for women, we encourage self-care, balance, and opening the conversation on period positivity. Plant-based ingredients including hemp, primrose, peppermint, ashwagandha, olive oil, and more can soothe daily discomfort and help women aged 18 and older, achieve happier periods. That time of the month should no longer induce dread and anxiety.

“We have built a team of women from diverse cultures and ages. We are proud to empower women to talk openly about painful periods and shine a light on women’s wellness issues. Holief’s science backed formulations can make a positive impact on cramps, bloating, spasms, soreness, breast tenderness and other symptoms related to the premenstrual syndrome,” according to Claudia Grimaldi, Vice President at Holi Hemp LLC, the company that created Holief™.

Holief’s Holi-Wonder Muscle and Skin Relief Cream, is an award-winning formulation, expertly created with industry-leading levels of hemp (4000 mg) for targeted, long-lasting muscle relief and skin support. It earned the Excellence Award for the Best CBD Topical and the USA CBD 2021 Expo.

“As a company, we have strong values and high standards. Our products are made with the highest-quality, vegan, paraben-free, gluten-free, cruelty-free, GMP certified, non-GMO, and lab verified ingredients. Our new Women’s Wellness collection was created to improve women’s well-being and not let discomfort slow down our critical contributions to society. Happy periods are possible!” concluded Grimaldi.

Holief’s new Women’s Wellness collection includes five products:

  1. Holi-Cramp Menstrual Relief Cream:  Targeted, long-lasting relief from menstrual cramps. Formulated with industry-leading levels of hemp (2800 mg). Feel empowered every day of your cycle.
  2. Holi-Cramp Plus Menstrual Relief Cream with Menthol: Instant relief from menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea), this power-duo of hemp (2800 mg) and menthol relaxes muscles and provides a soothing, cooling sensation to promote calmness and restore balance. Rest easy with rapid relief.
  3. Holi-Balance Oral Drops: Manage stress and anxiety, improve energy, and promote hormonal balance with this powerful blend of hemp extract, mixed berries, and evening primrose. Your body deserves to be at its best.
  4. Holi-Mood Oral Drops:  Reduce sensitivity and mood swings with this plant-powered blend that promotes positivity and peace of mind. Hemp’s naturally occurring antioxidants and calming peppermint diminish the symptoms of PMS and painful periods. Uplifting and invigorating.
  5. Holi-Sleep Oral Drops: Achieve deeper, uninterrupted sleep with this powerful duo of hemp extract and melatonin. Whether it is period pain, stress, or anxiety keeping you up, this botanical blend can help. Get your dream sleep, no matter what time of the month.

Holief is excited to continue to grow its portfolio of women’s products that brings powerful, but gentle relief to the millions of women who silently suffer from painful, and sometimes debilitating symptoms of the menstrual cycle.

Holief Women’s Wellness collection is available at www.holief.com with approximate prices between $28$34 USD.

For more information visit www.holief.com or @holiefhelps on social media.

Contact: Laura Gallareta, laura.rgallareta@clarkyasociados.com.mx

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Snake River Manufacturing Announces Facility Renovations and Investments in Southern Idaho

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BURLEY, Idaho, Jan. 10, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Snake River Manufacturing, parent company of Double L and SRM-Kodiak, continues to invest in Southern Idaho. Currently, Snake River Manufacturing is renovating the entire Kodiak corporate and manufacturing office in Burley, Idaho.

This updated Burley facility will house the Snake River Manufacturing executive and office teams in January 2022. Engineering development, service and all warehousing operations will be included in this facility.  

The current Double L facility, located in Heyburn, Idaho will headquarter the operations, engineering, IT, and product management teams for both Kodiak and Double L. The integration of the two teams in one location will maximize shared technology and increase the speed of innovation on both brands.

Snake River Manufacturing CEO, Grant Flaharty, stated, “There is real excitement in the air with both Kodiak and Double L team members. Everyone is looking forward to a renovated building at Kodiak and an increased sharing of ideas between the two equipment companies. 2022 is going to be a year of growth and innovation in ways that we haven’t experienced before.”

Flaharty also added, “This is the first step in integrating a new way of working in production. Our next step will be to modernize our manufacturing approach by investing in technology and people.”

About Snake River Manufacturing

Snake River Manufacturing is the parent company of both SRM-Kodiak and Double L. Combined, we employ over 125 team members in Southern Idaho and across the US. Snake River Manufacturing develops, manufactures, and sells equipment ranging from potato planting and harvesting/storage to commercial snow blowers. Snake River is innovating to make the world more productive ™ in every category we represent. Learn more about our brands at www.doublelglobal.com or www.kodiakamerica.us and follow Snake River Manufacturing on Twitter,Facebook and LinkedIn.

Media: Kathlene Simmons, ksimmons@srm-mfg.com

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Toyota’s First-Ever Corolla Cross Feels “Just Right” in New Campaign

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PLANO, Texas, Jan. 10, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — As the newest versatile family member in the Corolla family, the first-ever 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross kicks off the new year with the “Just Right” campaign, which highlights the compact SUV’s capabilities and features that are sure to accommodate life’s adventures.

Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here: https://www.multivu.com/players/English/8995851-toyota-first-ever-corolla-cross-feels-just-right-new-campaign/

“We’re excited to launch the first-ever Corolla Cross here in the U.S. with the “Just Right” campaign, which encourages guests to cherish life’s perfect wins, big or small,” said Lisa Materazzo, group vice president, Toyota Marketing, Toyota Motor North America. “Corolla Cross has everything our drivers want – an elevated and upgraded compact SUV, designed for every lifestyle.”

The fully integrated Corolla Cross campaign was developed using Toyota’s long-standing Total Toyota (T2) marketing model, fully considering the transcultural mainstream audiences across America. Toyota campaigns are integrated through one strategic brief, creative idea, and media plan – and create a cohesive marketing approach inclusive of multicultural marketing and the total market model.  The Tagency team includes Saatchi & Saatchi, Burrell Communications, Conill Advertising and Intertrend, with ZenithMedia placing TV and outdoor media buys. 

The campaign showcases a unified style across all creative throughout the T2 agency broadcast spots, which are highlighted below:

In the spot created by Saatchi & Saatchi and directed by Max Malkin, “Perfect Getaway” features a group of friends heading out for a weekend escape. They’re in awe as the rain suddenly clears so they’re able to pack up their Corolla Cross. As they’re leaving town, all the traffic lights turn green, and the day suddenly falls into place for their road trip.

In “Find Your Groove,” created by Burrell Communications and directed by Daniel Azancot, internet dance phenomenon Aubrey Fisher and his friends pack up for a road trip, utilizing the Corolla Cross to help them find their groove to begin their trip – from an automatic liftgate and spacious cargo area, to five-passenger seating.

Intertrend developed two spots, “Showtime” and “Picture Perfect,” that highlight the all-new Corolla Cross’ available AWD capabilities and seamless style. In “Showtime,” a man picks up his cousin from the airport, who’s come to America for the first time. Looking to impress him, he takes him to a one-of-a-kind view of the Northern Lights, equally as unique as the Corolla Cross. In “Picture Perfect,” a content creator couple looks to amaze their followers with the help of the Corolla Cross. Through every turn of their drive, the couple, their dogs, and the Corolla Cross are in perfect sync to the beat of the music. The spots were directed by Brent Bonacorso.

“Skate Instructor” developed by Conill Advertising and directed by Max Malkin, features professional skateboarder Paul Rodriguez Jr. The spot illustrates how the Corolla Cross delivers just the right amount of cargo space to fit his equipment, while showcasing the vehicle’s design and smooth moves on the streets, just like on his skateboard. 

Media Placements
The Corolla Cross campaign is a fully-integrated campaign extending across linear TV, digital video, digital content, programmatic, paid social, experiential, audio, and out-of-home. High-profile prime and sports programming includes the NBA, NFL, NASCAR, Univision, Telemundo, OWN, Discovery en Español, WillowTV, BET, and more. Digital content/video includes partners such as Peacock, Vevo, YouTube, Hulu and Hulu Latino, Disney, Tastemade Español and more. Partnerships include Apartment Therapy, Buzzfeed, Amazon, and Spotify, among others. Social is across Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, Twitter, Pinterest, Twitch, Imgur, and Reddit. Social will include a special TikTok collaboration soon to be announced.

The campaign spots are available for viewing here. For images and credits, please click here.

About the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross
For more than 50 years, Corolla has been synonymous with dependability, fuel efficiency, safety and value – and Toyota is evolving the series even further. Based on the ever-popular Corolla sedan, the all-new 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross is the bold compact crossover you didn’t know you needed until now. Offered in three grades – L, LE, and XLE – the versatile design of the Corolla Cross is spacious, modern, powerful and high-quality – and is available at dealerships now.

Key features include:

  • Assembled in the U.S. at the new Mazda Toyota Manufacturing plant in Huntsville, Alabama
  • Available in AWD with over eight inches of ground clearance
  • 169 hp and 151 lb.-ft. of torque and up to an EPA-estimated 32 mpg combined
  • Up to 26.5 cu. ft. of cargo room with 60/40 split rear seats
  • Capable of towing up to 1,500 lbs.
  • Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 as well as Toyota’s signature STAR Safety System

About Toyota
Toyota (NYSE:TM) has been a part of the cultural fabric in North America for more than 60 years, and is committed to advancing sustainable, next-generation mobility through our Toyota and Lexus brands plus our 1,800 dealerships.

Toyota has created a tremendous value chain and directly employs more than 47,000 in North America. The company has contributed world-class design, engineering, and assembly of more than 40 million cars and trucks at our 14 manufacturing plants, 15 including our joint venture in Alabama that begins production in 2021.

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

Media Contacts:
Marissa Borjon
Toyota Motor North America
469-292-6395
marissa.borjon@toyota.com

Kimberly Harms
Saatchi for Toyota
702-234-9517
kimberly.harms@saatchi.com

For customer inquiries, please call: 800-331-4331

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FIBRA Prologis Acquires 873,225 Square Feet of Strategic Logistics Properties

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MEXICO CITY, Jan. 10, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — FIBRA Prologis (BMV: FIBRAPL14), a leading owner and operator of Class-A industrial real estate in Mexico, has acquired three buildings from both its sponsor, Prologis, Inc., and other third parties. The acquisitions took place in the latter part of the fourth quarter of 2021 and in early 2022.

The buildings, which represent a total investment of US$71.5 million, including closing costs, comprise 873,225 square feet of industrial space and Last Touch® facilities in Mexico City, Reynosa and Tijuana.

“Our exclusive access to our sponsor’s pipeline, combined with our ability to acquire strategic properties from third parties, is a true competitive advantage,” said Luis Gutiérrez, CEO, Prologis Mexico. “We continue to position FIBRA Prologis in highly valued submarkets to address manufacturing and nearshoring demand as well as the growing need for modern Last Touch® logistics facilities.”

ABOUT FIBRA PROLOGIS

FIBRA Prologis is a leading owner and operator of Class-A industrial real estate in Mexico. As of September 30, 2021, FIBRA Prologis was comprised of 208 logistics and manufacturing facilities in six industrial markets in Mexico totaling 40.6 million square feet (3.8 million square meters) of gross leasable area.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

The statements in this release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the industry and markets in which FIBRA Prologis operates, management’s beliefs and assumptions made by management.  Such statements involve uncertainties that could significantly impact FIBRA Prologis financial results. Words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements, which generally are not historical in nature.  All statements that address operating performance, events or developments that we expect or anticipate will occur in the future — including statements relating to rent and occupancy growth, acquisition activity, development activity, disposition activity, general conditions in the geographic areas where we operate, our debt and financial position, are forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Although we believe the expectations reflected in any forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, we can give no assurance that our expectations will be attained and therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements. Some of the factors that may affect outcomes and results include, but are not limited to: (i) national, international, regional and local economic climates, (ii) changes in financial markets, interest rates and foreign currency exchange rates, (iii) increased or unanticipated competition for our properties, (iv) risks associated with acquisitions, dispositions and development of properties, (v) maintenance of real estate investment trust (“FIBRA”) status and tax structuring, (vi) availability of financing and capital, the levels of debt that we maintain and our credit ratings, (vii) risks related to our investments (viii) environmental uncertainties, including risks of natural disasters, (ix) risks related to the coronavirus pandemic, and (x) those additional factors discussed in reports filed with the “Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores” and  the Mexican Stock Exchange by FIBRA Prologis under the heading “Risk Factors.” FIBRA Prologis undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statements appearing in this release.

Non-Solicitation – Any securities discussed herein or in the accompanying presentations, if any, have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933 or the securities laws of any state and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements under the Securities Act and any applicable state securities laws. Any such announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the securities discussed herein or in the presentations, if and as applicable.

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Vote.org Statement on the One Year Anniversary of January 6

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WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Vote.org CEO Andrea Hailey has released the following statement in response to the one year anniversary of January 6 and attempts by anti-democratic forces to subvert the will of the voters and interfere with the operation of a free and fair election:

One year after the attack on the United States Capitol, the first of its kind since 1814 when the British invaded Washington, DC, our democracy is still under fire.

In the absence of federal legislation able to protect voting rights, our freedom to vote remains exposed and vulnerable to destruction by those willing to put power over country.

The good news is that there is much we can do ahead of the 2022 midterm elections. Vote.org is fiercely committed to registering more voters than ever, while leading the fight to pressure  both the White House and Capitol Hill to enact the following legislation, securing our sacred right to vote in law. They include:

  • The Freedom to Vote Act, the most significant voting rights and anti-corruption bill in generations, will protect the freedom to vote for all Americans, stop partisan gerrymandering, limit the influence of dark money and prevent partisan politicians from sabotaging future elections.
  • The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, which would restore and strengthen access to the ballot box by making sure any changes to voting rules that could discriminate against voters based on race or background are federally reviewed.

Our elected officials must advance all of the above legislation before it’s too late.  Vote.org will not waver from our mission to expand access and turnout, especially for historically disenfranchised groups, by providing them with the tools and information they need to participate in our sacred democracy. 

CONTACT: Lauren Brown | lauren@vote.org

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KIA AMERICA APPOINTS STEVEN CENTER TO EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT TEAM

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IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 7, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Kia America today announced that Steven Center will join the company on January 10 as chief operating officer and executive vice president. The former vice president of the automobile sales strategy division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. will oversee strategy and execution for Kia’s sales, service and marketing operations in the United States and will report to Sean Yoon, president and CEO of Kia North America and Kia America.

“Steven Center is a proven innovator with an impressive history of record-breaking achievements. Kia is focused on becoming a leader in sustainable mobility, and Steven’s combination of retail and customer service expertise, forward-thinking leadership and advancement of alternative fuel vehicles will inform and strengthen our total transformation,” said Sean Yoon.

Having served in various roles at Honda since 1993, Center brings a wealth of experience to his new role at Kia. Most recently, he oversaw Honda’s four automobile regions in the U.S. Additional responsibilities included Honda and Acura market representation, sales and production planning, certified pre-owned sales, dealer communication, product and sales information, as well as export sales and distribution.

“Kia is clearly on the rise, and I am excited for the opportunity to continue building and growing the brand in the U.S.,” said Center. “This is a time of tremendous change in the auto industry, and I look forward to working closely with the executive management team and retailers to deliver on Kia’s ambitious sustainable mobility plans.”  

Kia America – about us

Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kia America continues to top automotive 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 nearly 750 dealers in the U.S., including several cars and SUVs proudly assembled in America.

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FINANCIAL STRATEGIES ACQUISITION CORP. ANNOUNCES COMMON STOCK, WARRANTS AND RIGHTS TO COMMENCE TRADING SEPARATELY ON JANUARY 10, 2022

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DALLAS, Jan. 7, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Financial Strategies Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: FXCOU) (the “Company”) announced today that, on January 10, 2022, the Company’s units will no longer trade, and that shares of the Company’s Class A common stock, redeemable warrants and rights, which together comprise the units, will commence trading separately. The Class A common stock, warrants and rights will be listed on the Nasdaq Global Market and trade under the symbols “FXCO,” “FXCOW” and “FXCOR,” respectively. This is a mandatory and automatic separation, and no action is required by the holders of units.

Financial Strategies Acquisition Corp, Celtic Asset & Equity Partners

Each unit consists of one share of Class A common stock, one redeemable warrant to purchase one share of Class A common stock and one right to receive one-tenth of one share of Class A common stock upon the consummation of the Company’s initial business combination. In the separation, unit owners will receive shares of Class A common stock underlying their units, warrants underlying such units and rights underlying such units.

Purchases of units that are made after market close on January 6, 2022, may not settle prior to the unit separation date and, accordingly, the number of rights and warrants issued to such purchasers may not reflect the rights and warrants underlying such recently purchased units.

About Financial Strategies Acquisition Corp.

Financial Strategies Acquisition Corp. is a blank check company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, recapitalization, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. Financial Strategies Acquisition Corp. intends to focus its initial search on target businesses in the financial technology and financial services industries with an equity value of approximately $300 million to $500 million.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Forward looking statements are statements that are not historical facts. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from the forward looking statements. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company’s expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based, except as required by law.

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AT&T Offers Eligible Customers Low-Cost Broadband Through New Federal Program

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Affordable Connectivity Program expands benefits for millions of Americans

DALLAS, Jan. 7, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ —

What’s the news?  AT&T* and Cricket Wireless opened enrollment today for the new federal Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which lowers the monthly cost of broadband service for eligible customers and will help close the digital divide.

Congress recently created the long-term $14 billion Affordable Connectivity Program, which replaces the temporary Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program. This investment will help ensure that substantially more Americans can afford the broadband connections they need for work, school, healthcare and more. 

Why is this important? Affordability is one of the key roadblocks to narrowing the digital divide. The ACP will provide eligible customers with federal benefits that can be applied to home internet or wireless services from AT&T and Cricket Wireless.

What’s new? 
Under the ACP, the maximum monthly benefit will change to up to $30 per month for eligible households. The monthly benefit will remain at $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Existing EBB customers will continue to receive monthly benefits of up to $50 per month through March 1.

Households will also have new ways to qualify for ACP such as: receiving WIC benefits or having an income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. You can find all eligibility requirements at acpbenefit.org.

When does this change take effect?
New customers can confirm eligibility with the National Verifier and enroll in the ACP today. EBB enrollment ended December 30, 2021.

I’m currently receiving the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB). What do I need to do?
Nothing right now. Your current benefit will remain the same through March 1. To receive ACP benefit after March 1, you may be contacted by the Universal Services Administrative Co. (USAC) to reverify your eligibility. If you qualified under the EBB COVID temporary loss of income criteria, the National Verifier will need to reverify your eligibility under different criteria prior to March 1.

The main thing to remember is that the monthly subsidy will decrease from the EBB program’s $50 maximum to up to $30 under the ACP on March 1 (there is no change to the Tribal benefit).

I never participated in the EBB. How do I enroll in the ACP?
Step 1 – You must first apply to the federal government’s National Verifier at ACPBenefit.org to determine if you are eligible for ACP. Eligibility is determined by the federal government, not by AT&T. You may get approved online in just a few minutes, although it could take up to a few days if an application requires a manual review. 

Step 2 – Once approved, you will be able to order new AT&T Internet or prepaid wireless service, or have the benefit applied to your existing service. More details on the process will be available at att.com/acp.

What AT&T and Cricket Wireless services are eligible for the benefit?

You can find out details on which AT&T services are available by going to att.com/acp or to cricketwireless.com/ACP for information on Cricket Wireless plans. There you can find out about our home internet service, which is available in 21 states as well as our nationwide prepaid wireless services from Cricket Wireless and AT&T PREPAID. 

*About AT&T Communications

We help family, friends and neighbors connect in meaningful ways every day. From the first phone call 140+ years ago to mobile video streaming, we @ATT innovate to improve lives. AT&T Communications is part of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). For more information, please visit us at att.com.

© 2022 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T and the Globe logo are registered trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property.

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COVID-19 vaccination associated with a small, temporary increase in menstrual cycle length, suggests NIH-funded study

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BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 6, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Women receiving one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine during a single menstrual cycle had an increase in cycle length of nearly one day, compared to unvaccinated women, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. The increase in cycle length—a longer time between bleeding—was not associated with any change in the number of days of menses (days of bleeding). The study appears in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

The authors, led by Alison Edelman, M.D., M.P.H., of Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, noted that menstrual cycles typically vary a small amount from month to month, and the increase they saw was well within the range of normal variability. They added that additional research is needed to determine how COVID-19 vaccination could potentially influence other menstrual characteristics, such as associated symptoms (pain, mood changes, etc.) and characteristics of bleeding (including heaviness of flow).

“It is reassuring that the study found only a small, temporary menstrual change in women,” said Diana W. Bianchi, M.D., director of NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). “These results provide, for the first time, an opportunity to counsel women about what to expect from COVID-19 vaccination so they can plan accordingly.”

Dr. Bianchi added that little research has previously been conducted on how vaccines for COVID-19 or vaccines for other diseases could potentially influence the menstrual cycle.

NICHD and NIH’s Office of Research on Women’s Health funded the study, which was part of $1.67 million awarded to five institutions to explore potential links between COVID-19 vaccination and menstrual changes.

The study authors analyzed de-identified data from a fertility tracking app, Natural Cycles. Users input data on their temperature and their menstrual cycles and can consent to the use of their de-identified data for research. For vaccinated individuals, data was from three consecutive cycles before vaccination and from three more consecutive cycles, including the cycle or cycles in which vaccination took place. For unvaccinated individuals, data was collected for six consecutive cycles. Of the 3,959 individuals in the study, 2,403 were vaccinated and 1,556 were unvaccinated.

Most vaccinated users received the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. On average, the first vaccination dose was associated with a .71-day cycle increase in cycle length and the second dose with a .91-day increase. Therefore, users vaccinated over two cycles had an increase of less than one day in each of the vaccination cycles. There were no changes in the number of menstrual bleeding days for the vaccinated individuals. The researchers saw no significant change in cycle length for the unvaccinated app users.

A subgroup of app users who received two vaccine doses in the same menstrual cycle (358 users) had a larger average increase in cycle length of two days. However, this change appears to decrease in subsequent cycles, indicating that the menstrual changes likely are temporary. The authors added that the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics classifies a variation in cycle length as normal if the change is less than eight days.

Reference

Edelman, A. et al. Determining the impact of COVID-19 vaccination on the menstrual cycle: a U.S. cohort. Obstetrics & Gynecology. DOI:10.1097/AOG.0000000000004695 (2022)

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About the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD): NICHD leads research and training to understand human development, improve reproductive health, enhance the lives of children and adolescents, and optimize abilities for all. For more information, visit https://www.nichd.nih.gov.

About the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH, the nation’s medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit https://www.nih.gov.  

 

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Polk State College and Safal Partners Launch Cybersecurity Registered Apprenticeship Program

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WINTER HAVEN, Fla., Jan. 5, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Responding to a critical and growing need for cybersecurity workers, Polk State College has launched the Cybersecurity Technician Apprenticeship Program in partnership with Safal Partners, a U.S. Department of Labor national industry intermediary. Polk State and Safal Partners will host an Apprenticeship Accelerator event on January 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Polk State Clear Springs Advanced Technology Center, 310 Technology Ave. in Bartow, for employers to learn more about this opportunity.

“Today every business – regardless of industry or sector – is a tech business, and that means every employer needs skilled cyber workers who are able to keep their data safe,” said Howard Drake, Director of the Polk State Corporate College. “Our new cybersecurity apprenticeship program helps employers attract, train, and retain the cyber talent they need, and provides workers with paid on-the-job learning, college credit, and industry certifications.”

According to Cyberseek, there are currently nearly 30,300 open cybersecurity jobs in the state of Florida, up from just 22,000 in November.

Polk State became a registered apprenticeship program (RAP) sponsor to make apprenticeship easier and more accessible for employers. The Polk State RAP offers 5 courses: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Cybersecurity Operations, Computer Forensics, Cybersecurity Analyst, System Security Certified Practitioner, and Ethical Hacking. It also includes approximately 12 months of competency-based, on-the-job (OJT) training structured by the Florida Department of Education. Students receive 3 credits for each 8-week, online, self-paced course toward a Polk State certificate or degree. Program completers will receive a portable, national credential from the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) and be qualified to earn additional industry certifications.

Polk State worked closely with the Florida Department of Education, the state’s apprenticeship agency, and Safal Partners, the USDOL national industry intermediary expanding apprenticeship in cybersecurity and tech occupations, to develop the program. Safal Partners will provide employers participating in Polk State’s program with direct incentive funding and ongoing support.

“Apprenticeship is the gold standard for effective workforce development,” said Katie Adams, Senior Director with Safal Partners. “We are proud to have helped develop Polk State’s new RAP, knowing it will help companies meet their critical need for finding and training qualified cyber candidates.”

Register for the January 18th event here: https://bit.ly/3mYKc1T. For more information on the apprenticeship program contact Garry Grafton at mapitsolutions@polk.edu or 863-297-1010  Ext. 4664.

 

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1800 TEQUILA NAMED OFFICIAL TEQUILA OF THE LAS VEGAS RAIDERS AND ALLEGIANT STADIUM

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LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — 1800® Tequila, the world’s most awarded tequila brand, today announces its designation as the Official Tequila of the Las Vegas Raiders and Allegiant Stadium. The brand continues to support professional sports and the Hispanic community in Las Vegas and California by bringing the best taste in tequila to gamedays with the ultimate tailgate experience and signature cocktails for fans to enjoy.

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As two heritage brands with award-winning credentials and roots in both Las Vegas and California, 1800 Tequila and the Las Vegas Raiders unite to bring the best taste in tequila to gamedays. To celebrate, 1800 Tequila is unifying Raider Nation in a way befitting of its Vegas hometown. 1800 Tequila invites Raider Nation to join them in the Allegiant Stadium concourse to enjoy the ‘Married to the Game’ ultimate tailgate hosted by Raiders superfan Josephine Skriver. The 1800 Tequila ‘Married to the Game’ tailgate will take place before the home game on January 9th and raise a celebratory glass to the union of Raiders fans from all over the world.

1800 Tequila also created two specialty cocktails to celebrate its partnership with the Las Vegas Raiders and Allegiant Stadium: the 1800 Mexican Mule Rusher (1800 Blanco, fresh lime juice, bitters and ginger beer) and the 1800 Pirate Paloma (1800 Cristalino, light agave, grapefruit bitters and soda water).  These cocktails may be enjoyed at home by purchasing 1800 Tequila and following the recipe on 1800Tequila.com.

“We’re thrilled to welcome fans to Allegiant Stadium as the Las Vegas Raiders’ Official Tequila Partner,” says Lander Otegui, SVP Marketing for Proximo Spirits. “Raider Nation is a diverse and ardent fan base, which reflects 1800 Tequila’s values of authenticity and community. We raise a glass of 1800 Pirate Paloma to celebrate our partnership with Allegiant Stadium and the Raiders.”

1800 Tequila is available at select retailers in Las Vegas and nationwide. For more information, visit 1800Tequila.com.

About 1800 Tequila

1800 Tequila, the world’s most awarded tequila and the #1 premium tequila brand in the U.S., is made with 100% blue Weber agave harvested at its peak in Tequila, Mexico. Named after the year of origin, 1800 Tequila has never wavered from its original formula and distillation process. Now, as the best taste in tequila, 1800 Tequila has reached category leadership through its liquid superiority, deep-rooted Mexican heritage and culture-driving collaborations with musicians and artists. The iconic bottle is also recognized for its trapezoidal shape, reminiscent of the centuries-old Mayan stone pyramids found throughout Mexico. Please visit 1800Tequila.com to learn more about the 1800 Tequila portfolio: Blanco, Coconut, Reposado, Añejo, Milenio, Cristalino, Colección and The Ultimate Margarita.

About Allegiant Stadium

Located adjacent to the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, Allegiant Stadium is a global events destination, highlighted by the arrival of the NFL’s iconic Raiders in 2020. Allegiant Stadium, which won “Best Venue” honors at the 2020 World Football Summit Industry Awards, is ideally located for both visitors and locals, fully enclosed and climate-controlled with a capacity of 65,000. The technologically advanced stadium serves as the home of UNLV Football and hosts world-class entertainment including concerts by Garth Brooks, Guns N’ Roses and the Rolling Stones and sporting events such as the Pac-12 Championship Game and Las Vegas Bowl. The stadium project is expected to generate an economic benefit of $620 million annually while creating 6,000 permanent jobs in Southern Nevada. For more information on Allegiant Stadium, visit https://www.allegiantstadium.com/

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Ilean Baltodano’s new book Todavía de Vacaciones is an enthralling memoir that proves how determination and focus can help overcome any obstacle

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Recent release Todavía de Vacaciones from Page Publishing author Ilean Baltodano is an inspiring personal account of a woman who defied the challenges that immigrant families face and was able to find growth in a foreign land.

BENICIA, Calif., Jan. 5, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Ilean Baltodano, a Hispanic-Latin-American woman, a volunteer at the community center, a philanthropist who supports a non-profit organization in Nicaragua, an active grandma who enjoys sharing her life’s wisdom through her Youtube channel, has completed her new book Todavía de Vacaciones: a memorable portrait on immigrant life as seen through the perspective of a resilient woman. This is an emotional reflection of Baltodano throughout her journey of trials and blessings in a foreign country. From overcoming the obstacles of every immigrant family in America, to establishing a career in a great corporate environment, to advancing her education, to losing her husband, and raising her five daughters. Ilean Baltodano is the personification of strength and determination.

Todavía de vacaciones: En medio de la pandemia

“This memoir is the authentic story of an immigrant working mother whose exodus led to a long-term involuntary vacation to the United States of America. Her story is filled with endless experiences of learning, inspiration, hard work, struggle, and loss. Her story illustrates her tenacity throughout the victories of adjusting to a different culture, learning a new language, working for a prestigious organization, attending college, raising five daughters, losing her husband to cancer, and finally finding a purpose and a new home. This three-week vacation turned into a great adventure. Her advice is to keep in mind that you might be taken to a place you never expected; but there is no doubt that life is unpredictable. Always have faith that you are exactly where you are supposed to be.”

Published by Page Publishing, Ilean Baltodano’s piece is a beautiful portrayal of a woman’s dedication and immense strength. All the experiences printed in this memoir are thought-provoking and invoke empathy.

The author provides an authentic life story that is both heartwarming and empowering.

Readers who wish to experience this heartening work can purchase Todavía de Vacaciones or the English version Still on Vacation at bookstores everywhere, or 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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Rosalina Huesca de Gallegos’ new book “Viajando con Esperanza” is an inspiring voyage that provides a close look at the experiences of immigrant families in America

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Viajando con Esperanza

Recent release “Viajando con Esperanza” from Page Publishing author Rosalina Huesca de Gallegos is an awe-inspiring journey of a mother who decided to leave her homeland for the sake of her children’s brighter future.

CENTERVILLE, Utah, Jan. 5, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Rosalina Huesca de Gallegos, a Mexican woman who is currently based in Utah, a Mexican university degree holder, a dutiful wife and mother, has completed her new book “Viajando con Esperanza“: a compelling account that tells a fascinating story of immigration in America. It chronicles the ups and downs in the life of Esperanza as she hustles in the busy jungle of America. She left her hometown with a heavy heart despite leaving her good-for-nothing husband. For not only did she free herself from the shackles of her alcoholic husband, but she also had to leave her children behind. But everything is temporary, for she promised to come back and give her precious children the quality of life that they deserve.

Viajando con Esperanza

Gallegos shares, “Viajando con Esperanza

It tells the story of the experience of a mother with her children for emigrating to the United States of America, the problems she had to face and how with her faith and hope to fulfill the promise made to her children, she returned for them and crossed that much desired border again in order to give her children a better standard of living…

They will be able to enjoy the history, the fables, and the anecdotes.”

Published by Page Publishing, Rosalina Huesca de Gallegos’ emotional tale just proves how unconditional a mother’s love is for her children. The protagonist experienced a lot of internal and external pressures for being an immigrant but she persevered. For the sake of her children’s future, she has to survive.

Gallegos’ heart can be felt in this gorgeous prose, making it an easy favorite in the archive of contemporary immigration stories.

Readers who wish to experience this riveting work can purchase “Viajando con Esperanza” at bookstores everywhere, or 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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Jessie Lamus’ new book “Espíritu Santo hoy” shares a faith-strengthening read that makes one see and believe in the Spirit of God

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Espíritu Santo Hoy

ASHEVILLE, Ohio, Jan. 5, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Jessie Lamus, a pastor at Iglesia Cristiana Vida Nueva, a director and professor at Instituto Bíblico Vida; has completed his new book “Espíritu Santo hoy”: an illuminating account that lets one understand the power of God, His divinity, and the love He holds for everyone. This shows how God is ever-present in the lives of every man to guide them throughout life.

Lamus writes, “You are entering something wonderful, which is knowing and relating to the Spirit of God.

Before ascending to heaven, the Lord Jesus gave a promise to his disciples ‘You will not be alone, my Father will send you the Comforter, the Holy Spirit who will always be with you, and in you’ (Jn. 14: 16-17). Holy Spirit today is a book for our days, which shows us the fulfillment of this promise, and leads us to understand the reality of the existence of the Spirit of God, and of his current intervention in the lives of human beings in a personal way, as an instructor, guide, friend, comforter, counselor, giving us his power, helping us even in the simplest things of daily life, and leading us to supernatural experiences based on his presence, his intimate company, his great love and power.”

Published by Page Publishing, Jessie Lamus’ well-written manuscript will open the eyes of every believer, encourage them to listen to God, and let them understand what heeding His call means for one’s life.

Readers who wish to experience this great work can purchase “Espíritu Santo hoy” 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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Geovanna Ruiz’s new book “El Milagro de Vivir Por Fe” offers an awe-inspiring story of a life about how Jesus took cancer out and saved a faithful woman

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El Milagro de Vivir Por Fe: Como Jesús sacó el cáncer de mi vida

CAROL STREAM, Ill., Jan. 5, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Geovanna Ruiz, a mother of two, a writer who also loves reading, has completed her new book “El Milagro de Vivir Por Fe”: a cancer survivor’s journey of faith. In these pages, the author shares her journey throughout life, fighting cancer, and encountering challenges.

“Life is a seesaw when we are faced with trials, one of the most difficult is to face a deadly disease such as cancer we believe that we lost the battle, that life has been summed up to five letters cancer that there can be nothing beyond because science has cataloged it as incurable, but we forget that God exists, and that it is in those moments when he manifests himself through our faith and says ‘what the world thinks impossible I make possible.’

Diagnosed with cancer that does not respond to chemotherapy, undergoing a high-risk operation, here she tells us how God did the miracle, the cancer in her life disappeared and today she lives to tell about it for the glory of God.”

Published by Page Publishing, Geovanna Ruiz’s inspiring memoir is about miracles and blessings in a faith-filled life. Here, readers will see that throughout illness and complications, God never leaves His children’s sides.

Readers who wish to experience this brilliant work can purchase “El Milagro de Vivir Por Fe” at bookstores everywhere, or 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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KIA AMERICA SURPASSES 700,000 UNITS FOR THE FIRST TIME AND COMPLETES BEST SALES YEAR IN COMPANY HISTORY

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Kia America Surpasses 700,000 Units for the First Time and Completes Best Sales Year in Company History

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Kia America today announced December sales of 48,506 units, pushing the company’s annual total past the 700,000 mark for the first time in company history. Kia’s 2021 performance represents a 20-percent increase over last year with five of the brand’s most popular sedan, SUV and crossover models – Forte, Niro EV, Seltos, Sportage and Telluride – reaching all-time annual sales records.

Kia America Surpasses 700,000 Units for the First Time and Completes Best Sales Year in Company History

In addition, 2021 saw a big jump in demand for Kia’s hybrid and battery-electric vehicles, sales of which were up 97-percent year-over-year.

“Announcing best-ever annual sales is always a moment of pride, but for Kia to reach such heights in light of the ongoing pandemic and supply chain issues clearly illustrates the strength of our product line-up and the demand we have created for the Kia brand throughout 2021,” said Eric Watson, vice president, sales operations, Kia America.  “With arrival of the all-new, all-electric EV6 and all-new Sportage in the first half of 2022, it is clear we are ‘firing on all cylinders…and battery cells.'”

In addition to sales, December saw a number of significant announcements coming from the brand, including:

  • The Telluride SUV named “Edmunds Top Rated SUV” for the third consecutive year
  • The Kia Telluride and Seltos SUVs announced as repeat category winners of Kelley Blue Book’s Best Buy Awards, marking three years in a row for Telluride (Best 3-Row Midsize SUV) and two for Seltos (Best Subcompact SUV)
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certifying a maximum all-electric range (AER) of 310 miles for the 2022 Kia EV6 when equipped with a 77.4 kWh battery and rear-wheel drive
  • The Telluride SUV and Carnival MPV received The Car Connection’s annual “Best Car To Buy” awards with Telluride taking “Best Family Car To Buy 2022” and Carnival as “Best Minivan To Buy 2022.”

Kia America – about us

Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kia America continues to top automotive 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 nearly 750 dealers in the U.S., including several cars and SUVs proudly assembled in America.

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MONTH OF DECEMBER

YEAR-TO-DATE

Model

2021

2020

2021

2020

Rio

2,800

2,052

31,362

23,927

Forte

8,639

7,119

115,929

84,997

K5/Optima

5,505

6,053

92,342

80,140

Cadenza

N/A

129

249

1,265

Stinger

918

904

13,517

12,556

K900

N/A

33

85

305

Soul

3,987

5,446

75,126

71,862

Niro

2,448

1,534

26,192

17,434

Seltos

3,053

6,107

51,368

46,280

Sportage

6,034

7,915

94,601

84,343

Sorento

6,490

5,415

81,785

74,677

Telluride

7,519

9,824

93,705

75,129

Carnival/Sedona

1,113

1,233

25,155

13,190

Total

48,506

53,764

701,416

586,105

 

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Record Light Truck Sales Lead American Honda to Strong Finish in 2021 Despite Supply Issues

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Honda overcame supply issues in 2021 to post record light truck sales of over 800,000 units, record electrified vehicles sales topping 100,000 units, and passenger car sales of nearly 500,000 units for the year. Acura finished on a high note with increased MDX inventory leading Acura SUVs to all-time best annual sales of 117,070 for the year, despite difficult supply constraints. (PRNewsfoto/American Honda Motor Co., Inc.)

TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ —

Honda overcame supply issues in 2021 to post record light truck sales of over 800,000 units, record electrified vehicles sales topping 100,000 units, and passenger car sales of nearly 500,000 units for the year. Acura finished on a high note with increased MDX inventory leading Acura SUVs to all-time best annual sales of 117,070 for the year, despite difficult supply constraints. (PRNewsfoto/American Honda Motor Co., Inc.)

 

American Honda

Acura

Honda

Total

Cars

Trucks

Total

Cars

Trucks

Total

Cars

Trucks

2021

1,466,630

537,524

929,106

157,408

40,338

117,070

1,309,222

497,186

812,036

8.9%

-2.2%

16.6%

14.9%

10.9%

16.4%

8.2%

-3.1%

16.6%

Total

Cars

Trucks

Total

Cars

Trucks

Total

Cars

Trucks

Dec.

105,068

37,860

67,208

11,040

2,017

9,023

94,028

35,843

58,185

-23%

-22.5%

-23.3%

-29.4%

-46.8%

-23.9%

-22.2%

-20.4%

-23.2%

 

“All things considered, we had a very successful 2021 with record sales of light trucks and electrified vehicles coupled with incredible demand, especially for all-new models like the Civic and Acura MDX,” said Dave Gardner, executive vice president of National Operations at American Honda. “While we’re not out of the woods yet with supply issues or the global pandemic, I thank our procurement and production team, suppliers, and dealers for braving the difficult obstacles to get products to our customers at this unprecedented time.”

 

Honda

BRAND REPORT

Sales Highlights

Notes

Achieving balanced sales unique in the industry, Honda overcame supply issues to post record light truck sales of over 800,000 units, record electrified vehicles sales topping 100,000 units, and passenger car sales of nearly 500,000 units.    

  • HR-V and Passport post all-time annual sales records, Pilot posts 4th best annual sales, and Ridgeline achieves best annual sales since 2007
  • Best-ever annual sales of Honda electrified vehicles led by record sales of CR-V Hybrid (over 56,000 units) and Accord Hybrid (over 28,500 units)
  • Civic remains red hot with all-new Hatchback up over 55% in December

Ridgeline and Passport kicked off a new rugged design direction to better reflect true off-road abilities of Honda light trucks.


On the heels of the 11th-gen 2022 Civic Sedan, Si and Hatchback, the all-new Civic Type R will arrive this year as the best performing Civic ever.

Acura

BRAND REPORT

Sales Highlights

Notes

Acura finished 2021 on a high note with increased MDX inventory leading Acura SUVs to all-time best annual sales of 117,070 despite difficult supply constraints    

  • MDX posts strong December and 2nd best annual sales result, topping 60,000 units for the first time since 2014
  • RDX tops 57,000 units on strength of refreshed ’22 model and PMC Edition 
  • ILX leads Acura sedans in December; all-new Type S variant represents nearly 40% of TLX sales

Acura introduced three Type S models in 2021, the highest expression of performance for the brand.


Integra returns this year as an all-new performance gateway model for Acura.

 

American Honda Vehicle Sales for December 2021

Month-to-Date

Year-to-Date

December 2021

December 2020

DSR** % Change

MoM % Change

December 2021

December 2020

DSR** %
Change

YoY % Change

American Honda Total

105,068

136,467

-20.2%

-23.0%

1,466,630

1,346,788

10.0%

8.9%

Total Car Sales

37,860

48,833

-19.6%

-22.5%

537,524

549,701

-1.3%

-2.2%

Total Truck Sales

67,208

87,634

-20.5%

-23.3%

929,106

797,087

17.7%

16.6%

Honda

Total Car Sales

35,843

45,045

-17.5%

-20.4%

497,186

513,319

-2.2%

-3.1%

Honda

Total Truck Sales

58,185

75,774

-20.4%

-23.2%

812,036

696,486

17.7%

16.6%

Acura

Total Car Sales

2,017

3,788

-44.8%

-46.8%

40,338

36,382

12.0%

10.9%

Acura

Total Truck Sales

9,023

11,860

-21.1%

-23.9%

117,070

100,601

17.5%

16.4%

* Total Domestic Car Sales

37,286

44,083

-12.3%

-15.4%

465,783

492,335

-4.5%

-5.4%

Honda Division

35,271

40,367

-9.4%

-12.6%

425,659

457,008

-5.9%

-6.9%

Acura Division

2,015

3,716

-43.8%

-45.8%

40,124

35,327

14.7%

13.6%

* Total Domestic Truck Sales

67,208

87,633

-20.5%

-23.3%

929,100

796,444

17.8%

16.7%

Honda Division

58,185

75,773

-20.4%

-23.2%

812,030

695,843

17.8%

16.7%

Acura Division

9,023

11,860

-21.1%

-23.9%

117,070

100,601

17.5%

16.4%

  Total Import Car Sales

574

4,750

-87.5%

-87.9%

71,741

57,366

26.3%

25.1%

Honda Division

572

4,678

-87.3%

-87.8%

71,527

56,311

28.3%

27.0%

Acura Division

2

72

-97.1%

-97.2%

214

1,055

-79.5%

-79.7%

  Total Import Truck Sales

0

1

-100.0%

-100.0%

6

643

-99.1%

-99.1%

Honda Division

0

1

-100.0%

-100.0%

6

643

-99.1%

-99.1%

Acura Division

0

0

0.0%

0.0%

0

0

0.0%

0.0%

  
MODEL BREAKOUT BY DIVISION

Honda Division Total

94,028

120,819

-19.3%

-22.2%

1,309,222

1,209,805

9.3%

8.2%

ACCORD

14,435

19,509

-23.3%

-26.0%

202,676

199,458

2.6%

1.6%

CIVIC

20,886

21,047

2.9%

-0.8%

263,787

261,225

2.0%

1.0%

CLARITY

43

551

-91.9%

-92.2%

2,597

4,215

-37.8%

-38.4%

CR-Z

0

0

0.0%

0.0%

0

1

-100.0%

-100.0%

FIT

0

2,705

-100.0%

-100.0%

8,695

32,488

-73.0%

-73.2%

INSIGHT

479

1,233

-59.7%

-61.2%

19,431

15,932

23.2%

22.0%

CR-V

25,056

38,120

-31.8%

-34.3%

361,271

333,502

9.4%

8.3%

HR-V

9,832

8,428

21.0%

16.7%

137,090

84,027

64.7%

63.1%

ODYSSEY

3,586

8,701

-57.3%

-58.8%

76,125

83,409

-7.8%

-8.7%

PASSPORT

4,609

4,344

10.0%

6.1%

53,133

39,567

35.6%

34.3%

PILOT

11,286

13,054

-10.3%

-13.5%

143,062

123,813

16.7%

15.5%

RIDGELINE

3,816

3,127

26.6%

22.0%

41,355

32,168

29.8%

28.6%

Acura Division Total

11,040

15,648

-26.8%

-29.4%

157,408

136,983

16.0%

14.9%

ILX

1,361

1,417

-0.4%

-4.0%

13,900

13,414

4.6%

3.6%

NSX

1

14

-92.6%

-92.9%

124

128

-2.2%

-3.1%

RLX / RL

2

72

-97.1%

-97.2%

214

1,055

-79.5%

-79.7%

TLX

653

2,285

-70.4%

-71.4%

26,100

21,785

21.0%

19.8%

MDX

5,535

6,040

-5.0%

-8.4%

60,057

47,816

26.8%

25.6%

RDX

3,488

5,820

-37.8%

-40.1%

57,013

52,785

9.1%

8.0%

Selling Days

27

28

306

309

**** Electrified Vehicles

9,352

8,498

14.1%

10.0%

107,060

64,792

66.9%

65.2%

*    Honda and Acura vehicles are made of domestic & global sourced parts

**   Daily Selling Rate

**** Electrified Vehicles equal: Total sales of Hybrid (FHEV & PHEV), EVs (BEV) and Fuel Cell Vehicles (FCV) from the Honda and Acura brands.

 

  

Honda Logo. (PRNewsFoto/American Honda Motor Co., Inc.) (PRNewsfoto/American Honda Motor Co., Inc.)

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