Bridger Insurance Notifies Customers and Applicants of Data Security Incident


PLEASANTON, California, March 22, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Bridger Insurance Services (“Bridger”) has become aware of a data security incident that may have affected the personal information of its customers and applicants. Bridger has provided details of the incident on its website,, to inform potentially impacted individuals of this incident and to provide resources to assist them. 

In September 2018, Bridger contacted its third-party IT provider to help resolve issues with its network. During this process, Bridger became aware of potential unusual access to one of its servers. Bridger launched an internal investigation to determine the nature of this potential access, and on September 14, 2018, Bridger shut down the potentially impacted server. As part of its investigation, Bridger engaged an independent third party computer forensics firm to investigate the incident. Based on the forensics investigation, Bridger ultimately determined that personal information relating to insurance applications may have been affected by this incident. Since that time, Bridger worked diligently to identify those individuals whose personal information may have been involved. 

This information may have included customer/applicant names, addresses, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, driver’s license information, vehicle information and record histories, and prior insurance claims information. 

Bridger’s website notification includes information about the incident and steps that potentially impacted individuals can take to monitor and protect their personal information. Bridger has established a toll-free call center which can be reached at 1-877-204-9536. Although Bridger is not aware at this time of any misuse of impacted information, Bridger will provide potentially impacted individuals with complimentary identity monitoring services for 12 months through TransUnion. They can contact the call center with any questions and enroll in the free identity monitoring services. Additional information and recommendations for protecting personal information can be found on the Bridger website at      

The privacy and protection of its customers’ and clients’ information is a top priority for Bridger. Bridger deeply regrets any inconvenience or concern that this incident may cause. 

SOURCE Bridger Insurance Services

The new book by Xiomara Oviedo, “In his presence: Revelations of God’s love”, is a work that deals with the presence of God in different topics of daily life


NEW YORK, March 22, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The recent release of the work “In His Presence: Revelations of the Love of God”, written by Xiomara Oviedo and published by Page Publishing, is a work that reflects the wonderful teachings of God through biblical passages properly adapted to life issues.

Xiomara Oviedo was born in Managua, Nicaragua; and for twenty years she has lived in Texas, is married and has three children. She is a doctor with a specialization in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and she also has a Ministerial Doctorate in Theology, from International Vision of the University of Florida. She currently works with the pastoral team of the Townwood Christian Church in Houston, Texas, actively serving in the Ministry of Internal Health as part of the preparation for the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. She is an avid reader of the word of God, preacher and woman of faith.

The author provides us with a space of peace and understanding on how the presence of God helps and guides in every moment of a human being’s daily life, then the author explains how she came to concretize this work: “When waking up in a beautiful morning, a fragment of writing came to my mind, which speaks about the greatness of God’s love for us. With the help of the Bible I found the passage, and being in the presence of the Lord and meditating on his word, I began to write that day and then daily the different pages of this book, “In His Presence: Revelations of the Love of God.” Here you will find different biblical verses, commented as reflections, whose practical application is strongly supported according to what God reveals to us in his word.

In a simple way and based on what the Bible says, different issues concerning the daily life of men, women, youth, adults and children are addressed. Topics such as gratitude, the need to forgive, the instruction of children since childhood, physical and integral healing, walking in holiness and obedience to God, faith and trust in God, the greatness and faithfulness of our God, the infinite greatness of his love, fear, anxiety; and many others, all focused from the perspective of his word.”

This work is directed to those who are far from the ways of the Lord, either because they have distanced themselves from them, or because they have never walked in them; but also to those who, knowing him, have more and more hunger for him and long to be guided by his word.

Published by Page Publishing, the work of Xiomara Oviedo, “In His Presence: Revelations of the Love of God,” is a work of spiritual help and renewal that results from the application of the teachings from the Bible to the life of the human being.

For readers who wish to live a renewing experience, they can do so, through reading this wonderful book of inspirational devotions, and can purchase “In His Presence: Revelations of God’s Love”, in any book store, or in the online stores of Apple iTunes, 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 New York-based, 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 overwhelmed with logistics like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes, and the like. Its roster of accomplished authors and publishing professionals allows writers to leave behind these complex and time-consuming issues to focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at

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Juan Luis Guerra Joins Billboard Latin Music Week For “The Legend Q&A” Panel


LOS ANGELES, March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Billboard is proud to announce today that singer, songwriter and producer Juan Luis Guerra will take the stage as a special guest in a Q&A during this year’s Billboard Latin Music Week. The internationally recognized star hailing from the Dominican Republic will headline the “The Legend Q&A” session on Wednesday, April 24. Billboard’s Latin Music Week will take place at The Venetian in Las Vegas April 22-25.

Universally recognized as one of Latin’s music biggest and most towering figures, Juan Luis Guerra is widely credited with having revolutionized bachata, the traditional music of the Dominican Republic, and taken it to the world. A guitarist, singer, composer, arranger and bandleader, Guerra has placed 42 songs on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart, including six No. 1s. On Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart, he’s placed 11 top 10 titles and three No. 1 albums.

Juan Luis Guerra is living legend that continues to create and innovate. His newly-released single, ‘Kitipun,’ is a hit! He has inspired and continues to inspire generations of musicians. We are honored to host him in this very exclusive and rare Q&A,” said Leila Cobo, Billboard’s Vice President and Latin Industry Lead.

Guerra has been recognized by The Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Science as “Person of The Year” and was named “Latin Songwriter of the Year” by BMI’s Latin Awards. Guerra has been awarded a variety of accolades including three Grammys, 21 Latin Grammys, and four Billboard Awards, among many others. Over the years he has collaborated with artists such as Tony Bennett, Alejandro Sanz, Luis Fonsi, Milly Quezada, Enrique Iglesias, Emmanuel, Juanes, Miguel Bose, Maná, Diego Torres, and Nelly Furtado among others. Guerra joins previously announced guests Lele Pons, Wisin & Yandel, Anuel AA, and the Rivera Family, with additional headliners and panelists to be announced in the coming weeks.

Returning for its 29th year, Latin Music Week features Q&A sessions and panels, including its signature “Star Q&As” as well as panels focusing on streaming, videos, both mainstream and Latin collaborations and more. The leading Latin music industry event will include the return of the standout Women’s Panel, which became a catalyst for change in the Latin industry in 2018, as well as a panels on streaming, new business models and BMI’s fabled “How I Wrote That Song” panel.
Registration to the conference will give attendees access to three days of panels, one-on-one sessions and showcases, plus tickets to the Billboard Latin Music Awards, which will air live on Telemundo on April 25.  Special loyalty and early bird rates are available.

To register for the conference and awards, visit

To apply for media credentials for Billboard Latin Music Week 2019, please click here. All media submissions are due no later than Friday, April 12, 2019. Please note that submitting a credential request does NOT guarantee approval.


Billboard is the world’s largest voice in music, built on the most complete and well-respected database of charts across all music genres. The Billboard charts define success in music. From the iconic Billboard magazine to, the ultimate consumer-facing destination for millions of passionate music fans, to the industry’s most elite conference series and influencer events including the Power 100 and Women in Music – the Billboard brand has unmatched authority among fans, artists and the industry alike. Billboard has a social media footprint of 25.5M+ million social followers across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, and creates more than 160M+ cross-platform video views per month. Billboard magazine has published major news-generating covers recently including Travis Scott, Janet Jackson, Lil Wayne, Demi Lovato, Cardi B, Christina Aguilera, Shakira, BTS, and more. In December 2018, the Billboard Women in Music ceremony, which honored Ariana Grande as Woman of the Year, was live-streamed globally on Twitter.

In 2016, The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group acquired Spin Media’s storied music assets Spin, Vibe, and Stereogum, establishing the world’s largest music brand by digital traffic, social reach, and audience share. The combined entity of music and entertainment properties now reaches 41 Million + unique visitors and more than 20% of U.S. millennials.


SOURCE Billboard



WASHINGTON, March 22, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ —

In the Matter of
Admin. Proc. File No. 3-14863


PR GNMA & U.S. Government Target Maturity Fund; 

PR Fixed Income Fund VI;

PR Mortgage Backed & U.S. Government Fund; 

PR Tax Free Target Maturity Fund I;

PR AAA Portfolio Target Maturity Fund; 

PR Tax Free Target Maturity Fund II;

PR AAA Portfolio Bond Fund I; 

Tax Free PR Target Maturity Fund;

PR AAA Portfolio Bond Fund II; 

Tax Free PR Fund I;

PR Investors Bond Fund; 

Tax Free PR Fund II;

PR Fixed Income Fund I; 

PR Investor’s Tax-Free Fund I;

PR Fixed Income Fund II; 

PR Investor’s Tax-Free Fund II;

PR Fixed Income Fund III; 

PR Investor’s Tax-Free Fund III;

PR Fixed Income Fund IV; 

PR Investor’s Tax-Free Fund IV;

PR Fixed Income Fund V; 

PR Investor’s Tax-Free Fund V;

PR Investor’s Tax-Free Fund VI.


Please read the complete Distribution Plan Notice of UBS PR Fair Fund to UBS Financial Services Inc. of Puerto Rico Investors (“Notice”) carefully as it contains important information regarding your rights.  This publication notice is only a brief summary of the Notice.

Overview of the Administrative Proceeding

On May 1, 2012, the Commission issued an order (“Order”)1 finding that from May 15, 2008 through September 30, 2009, UBS PR made misrepresentations and omissions of material facts to investors in Puerto Rico regarding the secondary market liquidity and pricing of the Funds (“Mispriced Transactions”). In addition, the Commission found that from March 1, 2009 through September 30, 2009, UBS PR effectively prevented investors from selling their Fund shares by failing to execute marketable sell orders placed by the investors (“Delayed Sales Transactions”). 

In accordance with the Order, UBS PR paid $26,609,739.94 to the Commission that consisted of $11,500,000.00 in disgorgement, $1,109,739.94 in prejudgment interest, and a $14,000,000.00 civil money penalty. The Order created the Fair Fund pursuant to Section 308(a) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, as amended. UBS PR paid the total $26,609,739.94 as ordered (the “Fair Fund”). The purpose and intent of the Distribution Plan is a fair and reasonable distribution of the Fair Fund to investors harmed by UBS PR’s conduct described in the Order.

The Distribution Plan has been approved by the Commission and the Commission retains jurisdiction over implementation of the Distribution Plan.

Who is Eligible

The purpose and intent of the Distribution Plan is a fair and reasonable distribution of the Fair Fund to investors harmed by UBS PR’s conduct. The Plan of Allocation, as more fully described in the Distribution Plan, contains two methodologies for calculating investors’ harm: one for Mispriced Transactions and one for Delayed Sale Transactions.

The first methodology, for Mispriced Transactions, is for investors who bought or sold shares of one or more of the Eligible Securities from May 15, 2008 through September 30, 2009, and whose investments were affected by the misrepresentations and omissions by UBS PR regarding pricing of their investment.

The second methodology, for Delayed Sale Transactions, applies to those investors who submitted marketable orders to sell between March 1, 2009 and September 30, 2009, and whose transactions were not executed by UBS PR, either in part or in full. For the Delayed Sale Transactions, investors are eligible to submit a claim as long as investors subsequently placed another order to sell shares and the shares were sold by the close of the markets on January 16, 2018 (the last date on which closing prices are available) and incurred harm as defined by the Plan of Allocation.

How to File a Claim

The Notice and Certification Form is being mailed to all identifiable and potentially-eligible claimants who are determined to have been harmed by the Mispriced Transactions or Delayed Sales Transactions in any of the UBS Financial Services Inc. of Puerto Rico Funds listed above between May 15, 2008 and September 30, 2009. If you did not receive the printed Notice and Certification Form, you may obtain copies by downloading them from the UBS PR Fair Fund’s Website at Additionally you may contact the Fund Administrator to request a copy by phone, email or mail:

UBS PR Fair Fund
c/o A.B. Data, Ltd.
P.O. Box 170500
Milwaukee, WI 53217

In order to file a claim and potentially share in the distribution of the UBS PR Fair Fund, you must submit a Certification Form postmarked no later than June 10, 2019.

1  See Order Instituting Administrative and Cease-and-Desist Proceedings pursuant to Section 8A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Sections 15(b) and 21C of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Making Findings, and Imposing Remedial Sanctions and a Cease-and-Desist Order, Securities Act Rel. No. 9318 (May 1, 2012).


SOURCE U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission

Higher Income May Prove Elusive for Many College Grads


PRINCETON, N.J., March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Earning a bachelor’s degree has become a basic goal for high school students, but many college graduates with a four-year degree find themselves struggling to earn enough money to achieve their version of the American dream. In fact, a significant percentage earn no more than a high school graduate. How is that possible?

Skills and the Earnings of College Graduates” shows that there is a significant number of four-year degree holders who failed to develop necessary skills in the critical areas of literacy and numeracy. As a result, they will likely find the higher income they were seeking by attending college and earning a degree to be a mirage.

These findings come in the context of expanding “college-for-all” policies in states across the nation. Yet this study, from Neeta Fogg, Paul Harrington and Ishwar Khatiwada of Drexel University’s Center for Labor Markets and Policy, suggests that the increasing emphasis on attaining a bachelor’s degree is fraught with risks that are partially mitigated by attaining commensurate levels of literacy and numeracy proficiencies. The authors found that employers value graduates with better literacy and numeracy skills and reward them with higher earnings — even after accounting for worker characteristics, major field of study and the type of occupation in which the worker is employed.

“Unfortunately, even as the numbers of college graduates have increased, many fail to acquire the minimum or college-graduate level of skills,” said Harrington, Director of Drexel’s Center for Labor Markets and Policy. “One out of every five adult non-elderly workers with a bachelor’s degree lacks minimum skills in literacy; for numeracy, the number is one in three. Employers seeking workers find that a four-year college diploma is not a guarantee of strong literacy or numeracy skills. And, individuals without these skills are at risk of losing the financial rewards of high earnings.”

“While there are other human-capital factors that affect future earnings, such as years of work experience and your college major, nothing is more important than having adequate literacy and numeracy skills,” Fogg said. “It’s of paramount importance that we focus more on giving young adults the skills they need to thrive in the labor market. Credentials without skills are quickly exposed in the American labor market.”

Irwin Kirsch, Director of the ETS Center for Research on Human Capital and Education, which commissioned the study, said the study dovetails with recent findings published in other Center policy reports. In “Too Big to Fail: Millennials on the Margins” (2018), it was found that nearly half of all Americans between ages 16 and 34 demonstrated low literacy skills, and more than half demonstrated low numeracy skills.

“These new findings should be an important signal to policymakers and leaders throughout the educational community that there is clear evidence indicating that significant numbers of high school and college graduates demonstrate insufficient levels of literacy and numeracy skills that are required for modern societies,” Kirsch said.

Key findings included the following:

  • The study found that the gains to a bachelor’s degree while very substantial are well below the widely reported college graduate earnings premiums relative to high school graduates that do not account for the role of foundational skills in determining the earnings of workers.
  • The average monthly earnings of graduates with a bachelor’s or higher college degree who were working in college-level occupations were double those of mal-employed college graduates ($7,200 per month versus $3,600). Mal-employed refers to college graduates working in non-college level jobs; that is, jobs that do not require the skills and knowledge typically attained from a college education.
  • The average monthly earnings of college graduates with insufficient skills (below minimum) was $5,300, far less than the $7,300 for those with above minimum skill levels.

The authors’ findings are based on analysis of the Survey of Adult Skills of the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), an international assessment measuring achievement for countries across the world. They used data for the United States from 2011–2014.

“Skills and the Earnings of College Graduates” is the second in a series on the impact of human capital in the American labor market. To download or read the complete report please visit:

About ETS
At ETS, we advance quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. ETS serves individuals, educational institutions and government agencies by providing customized solutions for teacher certification, English language learning, and elementary, secondary and postsecondary education, and by conducting education research, analysis and policy studies. Founded as a nonprofit in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually — including the TOEFL® and TOEIC ® tests, the GRE ® tests and The Praxis Series ® assessments — in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide.

SOURCE Educational Testing Service

Gaby Natale Nominated To Daytime Emmy For Record-Breaking Fourth Consecutive Time

Natale has won 3 Daytime Emmys in the past three years

LOS ANGELES, March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Triple Daytime EMMY® winner Gaby Natale made history Wednesday, March 20 when the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences nominated the SuperLatina host to a fourth consecutive Daytime EMMY® Award in the Outstanding Daytime Talent in a Spanish Language Program category.

Natale has won 3 Daytime Emmys in the past three years

“When I launched SuperLatina from a carpet warehouse in Odessa, Texas almost 12 years ago, the media business was very different, but one thing has remained constant throughout all these years: my commitment to creating content that embraces diversity and represents minorities, and especially women of color, without stereotypes. Receiving this recognition from my peers, year after year, is proof that no matter how difficult this business gets, a job made with purpose and love will never go unnoticed,” said Natale.

Natale is the only TV host to have won the Outstanding Spanish TV Talent multiple times regardless of gender. On top of her three back-to-back wins in 2016 and 2017, this is the seventh consecutive Daytime EMMY nomination for Natale and her company, AGANARmedia. “What this recognition means is that we made the right choice at AGANARmedia when we decided to embrace the concept of entertainment with a purpose in a way that is culturally-relevant for diverse audiences, not only for our TV show but for our marketing clients as well. We tell stories that challenge ingrained stereotypes; that is our secret sauce,” said Andres O. Suarez, Head of Content and Marketing for AGANARmedia.

Competing in the same category with Gaby Natale are fellow nominees Raul De Molina (Univision), Elizabeth Hernandez Curiel (Univision), Guillermo Arduino (CNN) and Alejandra Oraa (CNN). The Daytime EMMY Awards will take place May 5th at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, CA.

Gaby Natale is a triple Daytime EMMY® winner, TV personality, bestselling author and motivational speaker. She is the executive producer and host of the nationally-syndicated TV show SuperLatina on PBS’ Vme network.

One of the most prestigious media personalities in Spanish-language television, Natale is among a few women in the entertainment industry who owns not only the rights to her TV show but also a television studio. This unique situation has allowed her to combine her passion for media and her entrepreneurial spirit.

People magazine named Natale one of 2018’s “25 Most Powerful Latinas”, highlighting the inspirational story of how she went from a local TV show that started out of a carpet warehouse to becoming the only Latina in US history to win triple back-to-back Daytime EMMYs. Her popularity grew even further when her first book, “The Virtuous Circle” by HarperCollins, became an instant bestseller, topping Amazon’s New Releases charts in 3 different categories (Business, Inspiration and Self-Help).

Natale is also the founder of AGANARmedia, a marketing company with a focus on Hispanic audiences that serves Fortune 500 companies such as Hilton Worldwide, Sprint, AT&T, eBay and Amazon. In the digital world, she has a thriving fan base with over 52 million views on YouTube and 250K+ followers on Social Media.

A tireless advocate of gender and diversity issues, Natale is a sought-after bilingual speaker and a frequent collaborator with nonprofits such as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign and Voto Latino. She has keynoted conferences from the United Nations to tech shows and trade gatherings across the US and Latin America. Natale has been featured in Forbes, CNN, Buzzfeed, NBC News, Univision and Latino Leaders magazine. She is the recipient of NALIP’s Digital Trailblazer Award and of a GLAAD Media Award nomination for her portrayal of Latino LGBTQ youth in media.

Natale holds a bachelor’s in International Relations and a master’s degree in Journalism from the University of San Andres and Columbia University. Prior to starting her career in television, Natale taught Communication and Journalism courses at the University of Texas. Originally from Argentina, Natale holds triple citizenship from the United States, Argentina and Italy and has lived in London (UK), Mexico, Washington DC and Buenos Aires.

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Minor League Baseball Expands “Copa de la Diversión” for 2019


ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB™) this week revealed the on-field identities of the 72 teams participating in its 2019 “Copa de la Diversión™” (“Fun Cup™”) competition. Entering its second season, Copa de la Diversión (“Copa”) serves as the centerpiece of MiLB’s “Es Divertido Ser Un Fan™” (“It’s Fun to be A Fan™”) Hispanic fan engagement initiative.

The inaugural campaign in 2018 far exceeded community impact, fan engagement and game attendance projections, earning numerous awards and recognitions for its authentic approach to engaging with Hispanic communities nationwide. In 2018, Copa de la Diversión games drew significantly larger crowds – 24.4 percent larger – than non-Copa games. Overall attendance for the Copa-designated games was 12.6 percent more than attendance for the same dates in 2017.

On Monday, Sports Business Journal unveiled its 2019 Sports Business Award nominees, naming Minor League Baseball: Copa de la Diversión one of four finalists for its “Sports Breakthrough of the Year” award, with winners to be announced at the Sports Business Awards on May 22 in New York City.

“We worked for more than three years researching and developing the Copa de la Diversión platform, and we knew that if we built an authentic, culturally-relevant campaign, our entire fan base – not just Hispanic fans – would embrace it,” said Kurt Hunzeker, Minor League Baseball’s vice president of marketing strategy and research. “The way Copa resonated with our communities almost immediately after we started unveiling the identities last year truly signaled that our focus, direction and execution was correct. The positive fan feedback coupled with the quantifiable increases in key metrics helped shape our strategy as we prepare for more ‘divertido’ this season.”

Building off the inaugural season’s successes, all 33 MiLB teams that participated in Copa last year are returning in 2019, joining 39 additional teams seeking to strengthen their connections with Hispanic fans in their respective communities. By the end of this week, all 72 participating Copa teams will have held unveiling events showcasing their culturally-relevant on-field personas honoring the local Hispanic community. Each participating team will adopt these new personas via on-field jerseys and caps during 397 Copa-designated games throughout the 2019 season.

MiLB also introduced a new, Copa-specific website featuring each participating team’s unique identity, the story behind its Hispanic on-field persona and links for fans to purchase tickets to the Copa ballpark events and order merchandise, including on-field caps, T-shirts and other branded apparel.

The participating MiLB teams unveiling Copa de la Diversión brand identities this week are listed below in alpha order. Teams listed in blue debuted in 2018, while those in red are identities new to the program in 2019.

Minor League Baseball Team

Spanish-Language Name


Albuquerque Isotopes

Mariachis de Nuevo México

New Mexico Mariachis

Arkansas Travelers

Diamantes de Arkansas


Bowie Baysox

Cangrejos Fantasmas de Chesapeake

Chesapeake Ghost Crabs

Bradenton Marauders

Bradenton Barbanegras


Brooklyn Cyclones

Brooklyn Jefes


Carolina Mudcats

Pescados de Carolina


Charleston RiverDogs

Perros Santos de Charleston

Holy Dogs

Charlotte Knights

Caballeros de Charlotte


Chattanooga Lookouts

Montañas de Chattanooga


Clinton LumberKings

Clinton Elotes

Mexican-Style Street Corn

Columbia Fireflies

Chicharrones de Columbia

Pork Rinds

Columbus Clippers

Veleros de Columbia


Corpus Christi Hooks

Corpus Christi Raspas

Snow Cones

Daytona Tortugas

Daytona Tortugas


Delmarva Shorebirds

Gallos de Delmarva


Down East Wood Ducks

Patos Joyuyos de Down East

Wood Ducks

Durham Bulls

Mal de Ojo de Durham

Evil Eye

El Paso Chihuahuas

Margaritas de El Paso

Erie SeaWolves

Erie Piñatas

Eugene Emeralds

Monarcas de Eugene

Monarchs (Butterflies)

Everett AquaSox

Everett Conquistadores

Fighting Spirit

Florida Fire Frogs

Coquis de Florida

Singing Tree Frogs

Fresno Grizzlies

Fresno Lowriders

Greensboro Grasshoppers

Ocelotes de Greensboro


Greenville Drive

Greenville Energía


Gwinnett Stripers

Xolos de Gwinnett

Mexican Hairless Dogs

Hartford Yard Goats

Chivos de Hartford


Hickory Crawdads

Llamas de Hickory

Hillsboro Hops

Soñadores de Hillsboro


Inland Empire 66ers of San Bernardino

Cucuys de San Bernardino


Iowa Cubs

Demonios de Des Moines

Des Moines Demons

Kane County Cougars

Cougars de Kane County

Kannapolis Intimidators

Rápidos de Kannapolis


Lake County Captains

Picantes de Lake County


Lake Elsinore Storm

Cadejos de Lake Elsinore

Supernatural Spirits

Lakewood BlueClaws

Medusas de Lakewood


Lancaster JetHawks

Viento de Lancaster


Lansing Lugnuts

Lansing Locos

“Go ‘Nuts!”

Las Vegas Aviators

Las Vegas Reyes de Plata

Silver Kings

Lehigh Valley IronPigs

Lehigh Valley Coquis

Singing Tree Frogs

Lexington Legends

Leyendas de Lexington


Louisville Bats

Murciélagos de Louisville


Memphis Redbirds

Memphis Música


Midland RockHounds

Matamoscas de Midessa

Midland-Odessa Fly Swatters

Modesto Nuts

Alebrijes de Modesto

Spirit Animals

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Pelícanos de Myrtle Beach


Nashville Sounds

Nashville Vihuelas


New Hampshire Fisher Cats

Gatos Feroces de New Hampshire

Fisher Cats

Norfolk Tides

Pajaritos de Norfolk

Baby Birds

Oklahoma City Dodgers

Cielo Azul de Oklahoma City

Blue Sky

Omaha Storm Chasers

Omaha Cazadores de Tormentas

Storm Chasers

Pawtucket Red Sox

Pawtucket Osos Polares

Polar Bears

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes

Rancho Cucamonga Temblores


Reading Fightin Phils

Peleadores de Reading


Reno Aces

Corazones de Reno


Richmond Flying Squirrels

Ardillas Voladoras de Richmond

Flying Squirrels

Round Rock Express

Round Rock Chupacabras

Sacramento River Cats

Sacramento Dorados


Salem Red Sox

San Bernardos de Salem

Saint Bernards

Salt Lake Bees

Abejas de Salt Lake


San Antonio Missions

Flying Chanclas de San Antonio

Flying Sandals

San Jose Giants

San Jose Churros

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Vejigantes

Puerto Rican Folkloric Character

Stockton Ports

Caballos de Stockton


Tacoma Rainiers

Familia de Tacoma


Trenton Thunder

Trenton Trueno


Tri-City Dust Devils

Viñeros de Tri-City


Tulsa Drillers

Petroleros de Tulsa


Visalia Rawhide

Visalia Toros


West Michigan Whitecaps

Calaveras de West Michigan


Winston-Salem Dash

Winston-Salem Rayados

Striped Ones

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

Cascabeles de Wisconsin


The 397-game event series begins on April 5 with four games being played in Columbus, Ohio; Lexington, Kentucky; Richmond, Virginia; and Lancaster, California.

As a direct result of Copa’s immense success in 2018, MiLB announced an agreement with ECHO Incorporated making it the “Official Outdoor Power Tool of MiLB” and the “Official Outdoor Power Tool of Copa de la Diversión” (“Herramienta Oficial de la Copa de la Diversión”) last November. Additionally, MiLB announced in December a partnership with the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) to become an “Official Charity of MiLB Copa de la Diversión,” making it the first-ever philanthropic partner tied specifically to MiLB’s Hispanic fan engagement initiative.

About Minor League Baseball  
Minor League Baseball is the governing body for all professional baseball teams in the United States, Canada, and the Dominican Republic that are affiliated with Major League Baseball® clubs through their farm systems. In 2018, Minor League Baseball attracted nearly 40.5 million fans to its ballparks to see baseball’s future stars and experience affordable family-friendly entertainment that has been a staple of Minor League Baseball since 1901. Visit, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Media Contacts:
Mary Marandi or Jeff Lantz, Minor League Baseball, 
Chanel Zapata, Minor League Baseball, 

SOURCE Minor League Baseball

Labor Commissioner’s Office Recovers $1 Million in Unpaid Wages for 239 Restaurant Workers

State of California Department of Industrial Relations (PRNewsfoto/Department of Industrial Relatio)

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 18, 2019  /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The Labor Commissioner’s Office has obtained a $1 million settlement from the owners of San Jose restaurant chain Burrito Factory to recover unpaid wages for 239 workers. The settlement is secured by the owner’s property assets.

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“This case is the latest in a string of investigations by the Labor Commissioner’s Office that has resulted in putting earned wages into workers’ pockets,” said California Labor Secretary Julie A. Su. “The message is clear: compliance with labor standards in California is not optional. When workers who are not paid come forward and demand their just day’s pay, the State is on their side.”

The owners operated the chain of Mexican restaurants at four locations in San Jose. In October 2017, the Labor Commissioner’s Office opened its investigation following a Private Attorneys General Act complaint. Investigators found that the employers did not pay workers properly for overtime or split shifts, which resulted in workers receiving less than the minimum wage for their work. The Burrito Factory also failed to provide workers a meal break as required by law, often paid workers in cash and did not keep accurate payroll records.

The Labor Commissioner’s Office entered into mediation talks with the restaurant chain in February after citations were issued for the labor law violations and the employer demonstrated its willingness to comply with state labor laws. The parties reached a settlement agreement to pay the workers $1 million with an additional $100,000 in civil penalties, payable beginning this July.

Enforcement investigations typically include a payroll audit of the previous three years to determine minimum wage, overtime and other labor law violations, and calculate payments owed and penalties due. Civil penalties collected are transferred to the State’s General Fund as required by law.

The Department of Industrial Relations’ Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, or the California Labor Commissioner’s Office, combats wage theft and conducts on-site inspections to investigate and enforce compliance with minimum wage and other California labor laws. Its wide-ranging responsibilities include public works enforcement, retaliation complaint investigations, licensing and registration, as well as multilingual labor law education and outreach for workers and employers.

In 2014, the Labor Commissioner’s Office under Julie A. Su’s leadership launched the Wage Theft is a Crime multilingual public awareness campaign. The campaign defines wage theft and informs workers of their rights and the resources available to them to recover unpaid wages or report other labor law violations.

Employees with work-related questions or complaints may contact DIR’s Call Center in English or Spanish at 844-LABOR-DIR (844-522-6734).

Members of the press may contact Peter Melton or Jeanne-Mairie Duval at (510) 286-1161, and are encouraged to subscribe to get email alerts on DIR’s press releases or other departmental updates.

The California Department of Industrial Relations, established in 1927, protects and improves the health, safety, and economic well-being of over 18 million wage earners, and helps their employers comply with state labor laws. DIR is housed within the Labor & Workforce Development Agency. For general inquiries, contact DIR’s Call Center at 844-LABOR-DIR (844-522-6734) for help in locating the appropriate division or program in our department.

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Cal/OSHA Cites Contractor Following Accident that Crushed Worker

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AMERICAN CANYON, California, March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Cal/OSHA has cited a Bay Area contractor for serious safety violations after a worker was fatally crushed at a San Rafael construction site on September 18, 2018. Investigators determined that West Coast Land and Development, Inc. did not follow regulations when it stacked plywood vertically without securing it.

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The accident occurred when two employees of the Concord company were framing and installing a shear wall on the third floor of a house under construction. One worker went to get a sheet of plywood from a stack of 26 panels stacked vertically and leaning against a wall. A foreman found the worker’s body 20 minutes later with the stack of plywood on top of him.

“Unsecured plywood, drywall and similar material stacked vertically create life-threatening hazards to employees,” said Cal/OSHA Chief Juliann Sum. “As this tragic incident demonstrates, employers should store the materials flat or ensure the materials are secured when stored vertically to prevent serious and even fatal injuries.”

Cal/OSHA cited West Coast Land and Development $26,540 for eight violations. In addition to the serious accident-related violation for stacking plywood sheets vertically without securing the sheets against tipping or falling, serious citations were issued for the employer’s failure to:

  • Guard an opening on the house’s second floor to prevent employees falling through it
  • Protect workers from the hazard of impalement on exposed reinforcing steel projections
  • Protect workers from falling when working on elevated surfaces at heights more than 15 feet

A regulatory violation was cited for failing to obtain the required construction-related project permit, and general violations were cited for failing to evaluate worksite hazards and protect workers from loose rock or soil at an excavation site, and failure to provide handrails and stair rails along unprotected sides and edges of stairways.

A serious violation is cited when there is a realistic possibility that death or serious harm could result from the actual hazardous condition. Violations are classified as accident-related when the injury, illness or fatality is caused by the violation.

Cal/OSHA offers extensive information and resources on working safely in the construction industry, including hazard identification, hazard correction, and establishing and implementing an effective Injury and Illness Prevention Program.

All employers in California are required to have an effective written injury and illness prevention program, a safety program to identify, assess and control hazards in the workplace. Cal/OSHA has online tools and publications to guide employers on how to establish an effective safety program. Cal/OSHA’s resources on fall protection include safety and health factsheets, residential fall protection training and a construction safety pocket guide.

Cal/OSHA helps protect workers from health and safety hazards on the job in almost every workplace in California. Cal/OSHA’s Consultation Services Branch provides free and voluntary assistance to employers to improve their health and safety programs. Employers should call (800) 963-9424 for assistance from Cal/OSHA Consultation Services.

Employees with work-related questions or complaints may contact DIR’s Call Center in English or Spanish at 844-LABOR-DIR (844-522-6734). The California Workers’ Information line at 866-924-9757 provides recorded information in English and Spanish on a variety of work-related topics. Complaints can also be filed confidentially with Cal/OSHA district offices.

Members of the press may contact Peter Melton or Lucas Brown at (510) 286-1161, and are encouraged to subscribe to get email alerts on DIR’s press releases or other departmental updates.

The California Department of Industrial Relations, established in 1927, protects and improves the health, safety, and economic well-being of over 18 million wage earners, and helps their employers comply with state labor laws. DIR is housed within the Labor & Workforce Development Agency. For general inquiries, contact DIR’s Call Center at 844-LABOR-DIR (844-522-6734) for help in locating the appropriate division or program in our department.

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Beef Loving Texans Launches New Ad Campaign For Today’s Texan

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­­­­­­AUSTIN, Texas, March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Texans are not just country folk, or city folk – we’re really any kind of folk and come from a diverse array of backgrounds. That’s why Beef Loving Texans is celebrating all Texans with their new advertising campaign, now airing on streaming TV, digital radio, and online. It’s called ‘For All Plates of Life’ and reflects the delicious flavor and versatility of beef and the diversity of the Texas family.

So many Texans simply got here as fast as they could.

The campaign began by getting feedback from actual Texans on what it actually means to be a Texan. Loud and clear, participants in nine focus groups across the state wanted to see content that reflected the diversity in people and food that make up Texas. And it makes sense – with some cities gaining as many as 66 new residents daily, the makeup of the state has changed.  Consider this: nearly 85 percent of the state’s population now dwells in a metropolitan area. Texas cities are also growing faster than cities in other states, according to the latest census estimates.

Diversity of background brings diversity of palate.

It’s no secret that authentic, delicious Mexican food can be found throughout the state, but there’s so much more. Houston, in particular, is one of the most diverse cities in the United States, which has manifested itself in the variety of cuisines available. And the diverse flavors aren’t limited to one city. Each region of Texas has a unique culinary identity worthy of exploration.

Beef can be found in all of it.

‘For All Plates of Life’ focuses on content that is not only positive and inclusive, but also mouthwatering. Today’s consumer eats with their eyes. Many people want to try beautiful food they are familiar with, but also enjoy being introduced to new dishes and flavors that stretch their palates.

From traditional Texan favorites like Smoked Brisket and Carne Guisada to some new-school flavors like Braised Korean Short Ribs and Mediterranean Steak, beef is a great choice for flavor, no matter what cuisine you’re craving.

The new Beef Loving Texans ads will appear on Hulu and various other programmatic streaming TV and video services beginning in March 2019, as well as streaming radio and display ads. Additionally, the “All Plates” campaign will extend online throughout Beef Loving Texans social media, digital content and website with beautiful, diverse and colorful food photography, stories and recipes. Get recipes and get inspired at

About Beef Loving Texans
Beef Loving Texans is Texas Beef Council’s consumer brand created to share unique recipes, stories, cooking and shopping tips and expert nutrition information. The Beef Loving Texans brand celebrates the pride and values deeply rooted in Texans through family, community and tradition. More information on the mission of Beef Loving Texans can be found at

About Texas Beef Council
The Texas Beef Council (TBC) is a non-profit organization funded by Texas farmers and ranchers through the national Beef Checkoff program and the Texas state Beef Checkoff program. Checkoff dollars are used to increase domestic and/or international demand for beef through programs of promotion, research and education. The organization is directed by a 20-member board of cattlemen, representing the state’s 149,000 beef farmers and ranchers.

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The new book by Dayana Morales de Soto, “The Daughter of the Tree”, addresses the struggle for the resources of the planet and the struggle between good and evil over the years.


ST. ROBERT, Missouri, March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Recent release of the play “The Daughter of the Tree”, written by Dayana Morales de Soto and published by Page Publishing, is a story that shows the struggle between the forces of good and evil to obtain the resources of the planet, it is a story splendidly narrated that takes readers to unimaginable worlds where the courage and perseverance of human beings will be put to the test.

Dayana Morales de Soto was born on October 27, 1977, in Panama City, Republic of Panama. She comes from a large family, has 3 children and is married to Dennis Soto, currently residing at a military base in Missouri. She finished her secondary studies in 1995, two years ago at the University in Business Administration and two years in Law and Political Sciences, she has several Certificates and Diplomas in higher studies. She is a person who likes to learn new things and has always been very interested in writing stories, at the end of 2016, she started writing her first book, in 2017, with her book finished, she decided to try her luck and it was where she decided to publish her book: “The Tree Daughter,” which ended thanks to his two daughters, who showed interest in knowing the end of it.

The author comments: “It is an interesting book and I focused on the problems that the human being has had, still has and in what could become those same problems if we do not do anything. The story is based on a story full of fantasy and science fiction, but that speaks of what man can do by power, hatred and discrimination; what it is capable of destroying. There has always been evil and good, and we decide which side we are on. In the story, we talk about Milagros and the tree of life, inside the tree there was a wonderful world and therefore the girl had unimaginable powers, although there was a group of men who went from town to town destroying everything, and in that they kill many people, including the girl’s parents. Being protected by the Tree until her adolescence, she decides to avenge her people; but, just as there is the tree of good, there is also that of evil. The evil gave power to that man, leader of the group, these became demons and the battle between the two began, earning good for that occasion. The story takes a turn and goes to the year 3015, where we can identify more with the current problems. The end of the discriminated class seems to come to an end, but hope re-incarnates in Genesis, who in reality is still Milagros, ready to fight and overcome evil. This occasion is very intense and we see again a world full of fantasy and science fiction, it makes us imagine a very different world. We can identify ourselves in certain situations and we can imagine how our current world might look, but once again good dominates evil. “

It is a beautiful story, full of fantasy, but at the same time shows many social situations that we live as individuals; hate, arrogance, discrimination, the distance we have created among our friends, families and all this by technology, which they use to dominate the human being and obtain more power.

Published by Page Publishing, based in New York City, the work of Dayana Morales de Soto, “The Daughter of the Tree”, is a story based on hope and the power to defeat evil, but full of fantasy and science fiction.

For readers who wish to live a magical and splendid experience, they can do so, through reading this wonderful novel, and can purchase “The Tree Daughter”, at any book store, or at Apple’s online stores iTunes, 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 New York-based, 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 overwhelmed with logistics like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes, and the like. Its roster of accomplished authors and publishing professionals allows writers to leave behind these complex and time-consuming issues to focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at

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Olympusat and Compedia announce a cooperation to Launch Hila™ – the first ever Interactive Bible Channel


WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Olympusat, one of the largest independent media companies specializing in the ownership, distribution, production and technical services of Spanish and English-language networks, and Israeli-based leading educational technology innovator, Compedia Ltd., are announcing their cooperation to launch the first ever interactive, educational Bible channel – Hila™.

Hila – meaning “Halo” or God’s spiritual light in Hebrew – is featuring digital, interactive and engaging biblical content for all ages and interests. Content includes Bible stories, the impact of the Bible on culture and art, the history and archeology of the Bible, and many other subjects.

“As a marketplace leader in channel development, programming and cutting-edge technologies, Olympusat along with Upliftv was the perfect Compedia partner to launch “Hila” Interactive Bible Channel. People young and old will be drawn into the timeless lessons and applications of God’s word in stimulating, user friendly ways,” said Gil Ilutowich, CEO and Co-founder of Compedia.

Expected to be launched at the end of the year, the Hila channel already includes a big variety of courses which can fit any level of knowledge and interest. The content is interactive and includes interactive videos, quizzes, mini-challenges, and gamification. Hila will work on any mobile or desktop device, and on Smart TV.

As part of Hila’s vision to become the predominant international source of interactive digital content related to the Bible, Hila is seeking content partners like ministries, publishers or leading pastors, to have their content digitized, interactive and added to the channel. Hila is presenting in booth #303 this NRB.

Olympusat will work with Compedia to promote Hila on its numerous affiliated faith channels, including their owned and operated channels Parables and Upliftv.

“We are honored to be involved in the promotion of Hila, the interactive platform created to inspire and educate about the Bible,” said Bob Higley Upliftv CEO. “Hila will make the process of Christian learning more exciting and fun,” added Higley.

Parables is an on-demand streaming network that delivers thought-provoking and inspiring faith-based entertainment anywhere, on all devices. Upliftv, showcases inspirational movies, series and documentaries, as well as a variety of TV ministries.

Upliftv is available on DIRECTV, Buckeye Broadband, Consolidated Communications, Frontier Communications and Hotwire Communications.

For more information about Parables and Upliftv please visit:

About Olympusat, Inc. (

Based in West Palm Beach, FL, Olympusat, Inc. is one of the largest independent media corporations specializing in ownership, distribution, production and technical services. The company has established itself as a leader in the Hispanic television and media space through its 60+ HD Spanish and English-language television networks, among them the top-rated Spanish-language movie channel Cine Mexicano, the popular  Ultra HD Plex, and a distinctive religious channels and Specialty Suite representing some of the biggest networks in the industry. Olympusat’s content is comprised of original productions, dubbed content from Europe and Asia and licensed in-language content from the U.S., Spain and Latin America. Olympusat provides Spanish dubbing services in its Mexico City facilities for the USA and Latin-American Hispanic market. Recently Olympusat has launched VEMOX, the white label OTT TV Everywhere B2B solution, available for download in Apple Store (iOS), Google Play Store (Android), Apple TV, Roku, Xbox One, LG Smart TV, and Samsung Smart TVs.

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Tatiana Marín’s new book, “Poemas en tres canticos”, is a compendium of poems that takes us to the incomparable and necessary world of love, hope and faith.


MIAMI, March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Recent release “Poemas En Tres Cánticos”, written by Tatiana Marín from Page Publishing, is a delicate work where poems are translated about the life experiences that teach us the most; it reveals a world of genuine and innocent love.

Tatiana Marín, a nationalized American, lover of art and letters since she was very young, emigrated to the United States where she lives currently and is dedicated to writing.

Tatiana shares, “The present book of poems is understood through experiences of love, of lovelessness, and situations of life, it also reflects gratitude towards God in some aspects, so it will allow the reader to be transported and perhaps identify with some of them.”

Marín opens up a world of love and passion, where feelings take the form of words and reflect the innocence and the need that this feeling implies.

Published by Page Publishing, Tatiana Marín’s work “Poemas En Tres Cánticos” brings us a compendium of poems through which the purity of feelings is reflected, from the love until gratitude and faith. Odes to those moments of passion and love that every human being has ever felt.

For readers who wish to live a romantic, splendid and subtle experience, they can do so, through reading this wonderful work, can purchase “Poemas En Tres Cánticos”, in any book store, or in online stores from Apple iTunes, 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 New York-based, 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 overwhelmed with logistics like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes, and the like. Its roster of accomplished authors and publishing professionals allows writers to leave behind these complex and time-consuming issues to focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at

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The new book by Florabelth De La Garza, “Just for Being Illegal”, is a touching work about the difficulties of an immigrant woman, in search of a better future.


SOUTH HAVEN, Michigan, March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Recent release “Tan Solo Por Ser Illegal”, written by Florabelth De La Garza is a work about the cruel reality that immigrants live on the border between Mexico and the United States of America.

Florabelth De La Garza, brings us her autobiography, where she uncovers her past, a moving story of courage, faith and personal improvement. She tells us about the difficulties and terrifying experiences she suffered on her way to cross the border between Mexico and the United States of America.

The author shares, “It’s a story based on the events that occurred in my person, as I was raped by pateros and beaten by immigration agents when I asked them for help.

Then as I was locked in the Fresnos Texas yard, to carry out the investigation about the immigration agents who had beaten me, an investigation that never took place. As I was sexually abused inside the Fresnos Texas yard, by an agent of their own, whom I call the green-eyed man, who mysteriously disappeared when I told him I was pregnant and, finally, as the Immigration Judge sentenced me, without letting me participate in my own judgment. “

Published by Page Publishing, the work of Florabelth De La Garza, “Just for Being Illegal,” brings us a reality lived by many immigrants; a moving story, where the worst is revealed, but also the best of the human being and the desire to live and fight for a better future.

For readers who wish to live an interesting experience, they can do so, through reading this wonderful biography and can purchase “Just For Being Illegal”, in any book store, or in Apple iTunes online stores, 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 New York-based, 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 overwhelmed with logistics like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes, and the like. Its roster of accomplished authors and publishing professionals allows writers to leave behind these complex and time-consuming issues to focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at

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Hugo San Martin’s new book, “The Russian Hybrid War Over the West” is a work that reveals the meaning and functioning of the “Hybrid War”


MIAMI, March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Recent release “The Russian Hybrid War Over the West” written by Hugo San Martin, is a scientific book that brings us the broad explanation about a new type of war against the West, as it is “War Hybrid. “

Hugo San Martin was born in Bolivia. He is a lawyer, with a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies and International Security from the University of Granada (Spain) and another Master’s Degree in Political Science from the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (Costa Rica). In his country he has occupied the functions of Minister of Government, Minister of Labor and Deputy. He is the author of numerous articles and several books. As a lecturer on issues of Security, Governance, Prospective and Populism, he has been invited to different universities in Latin America and academic centers in the US and Spain.

Hugo San Martin brings us an impeccable work where he clarifies any doubt about this new global threat: “During the last years, the concept of ‘Hybrid War’ has become a reason for analysis in military and political instances. The discussion of the notion has been undermined by the conceptual vagueness, this is due to the fact that, throughout history, especially after many periods of peace, it has always been difficult for contemporaries to identify changes in nature, type and character of the war. From the poles, arrows, swords, cannons, submarines, planes, tanks, drones we have gone to cybernetics as a weapon. The Hybrid War configures the new type of military conflict predominant in the world. It is about the aggression generated by a combination of irregular forces, regular covert forces and, mainly, the cyber attack based on the implementation of propaganda campaigns, information, and disinformation on a large scale, through the use of cyber attacks and interference in communications systems. It is a war in peacetime, as was the Cold War, but, unlike it, Western populations are not aware of their condition of existential threat. The understanding of this phenomenon requires a rigorous and scientific study. That is what makes this book of great relevance “

Hugo San Martin offers an explanation of the conceptual debates and analyzes in detail concrete situations, such as: The Trump Election in the USA; the independence of Catalonia in Spain; the defeat of Matteo Renzi in Italy; cyber-espionage in Germany and economic support for the National Front of Marine Le Pen in France.

Published by Page Publishing, based in New York City, the work of Hugo San Martin “The Russian Hybrid War On The West” gives us a clear and methodical vision of what this global phenomenon means as it is the “Hybrid War” “

For readers who wish to venture into this intriguing and controversial topic, they can do so, through reading this wonderful book, and can purchase “The Russian Hybrid War Over the West” at any book store, or online stores and Apple iTunes, 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 New York-based, 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 overwhelmed with logistics like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes, and the like. Its roster of accomplished authors and publishing professionals allows writers to leave behind these complex and time-consuming issues to focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at

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The new book by Rosendo Gaspar Ramos, “Aleteos de Letras” is a compendium of chosen poems through which he brings love, emotion and feeling


VINELAND, New Jersey, March 21, 2019 The recent release of the work “Aleteos de Letras” written by Rosendo Gaspar Ramos from Page Publishing, is a daring and beautiful work, which seeks to awaken in the reader any powerful emotion that may be reflected in the words of the poems.

Rosendo Gaspar Ramos is a writer, poet, and sociologist with several post degrees in Russia and Cuba in psychology and sexology. He is a columnist of the Panorama Latin News newspaper in the State of Pennsylvania in the United States. He is the author of the book “Do you know everything about sex?” Addressing the subject of human sexuality, the novel “Cuba obsession and sea” and his only book of poems “Aleteos de letras” where in free prose, he talks about life and erotic. Currently working on an extensive novel “USA weapons and hatred” which delves into the problems of American politics of recent times.

Rosendo Gaspar Ramos reveals to us his most intimate being through these poems: “Why Aleteos de letras? Because it is the unbridled awakening of wings that want to take the bird to the wind, it is like that flutter that moves the instinct and that at the beginning of the flight its sole purpose is to break the force of gravity and take off. This is my book of chosen poems, says Rosendo Gaspar, “is the work that more than worry about the technicality, metrics or standards, tries to create the reflection of who reads it. Always, since I plastered the first word, I did it thinking about the phonetic image and the movement of emotions, that was my goal and objective. If these poems provoke emotions in a person, if they think of the real picture of what is happening, seeing in their brain the walk of characters or symbols, then, I fulfilled my objective, although the arrangement of verses and stanzas are not aligned like the stars.”

“Aleteos de letras”, or perhaps one of his poems, can become the trigger for a reflexive explosion, to learn to understand the other, to feel grateful for existence or to value the logical eroticism that invades human life. Any of these last three things would be the great reward for his reading.

Published by the publisher Page Publishing, based in the city of New York, the work of Rosendo Gaspar Ramos “Aleteos de letras” gives us a clear, romantic and exciting vision of human feelings.

For readers who wish to live a subtle and romantic experience, they can do so, through reading this wonderful book, and can purchase “Aleteos de letras” at any book store, or at online stores Apple iTunes, 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 New York-based, 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 overwhelmed with logistics like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes, and the like. Its roster of accomplished authors and publishing professionals allows writers to leave behind these complex and time-consuming issues to focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at

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Flavio Vicente’s new book, “Cofre Del Tesoro: Complemento Del Hogar” is a compendium of tips and teachings that will help us manage household finances


PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island, March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Recent release “Cofre Del Tesoro: Complemento Del Hogar”, written by Flavio Vicente, is a practical and necessary work for everyone who manages the finances of their home.

Flavio Vicente brings us a charismatic and collaborative work, through which he gives us advice on how to obtain and manage finances in the home.

The main objective of this work, is to have an idea of how to learn to manage the economic resources that each person possesses and also to encourage the creation of new resources that allow you to have a better and greater material wealth.

Everyone who learns and understands these ideas will see that their home will be complemented by what they have always considered difficult to achieve: filling their treasure chest.

The center of this is to distinguish in what spills your money and that is not necessary to realize, assuming the responsibility of distributing in a reasonable manner, all the income that is capable of producing, among expenses, sharing, savings and investment. When this skill is acquired and becomes custom, it is easy to produce new ideas and resources will be available to bring them to completion. Find out why and automatically they will come to the how.

Flavio shares, “We should not fear to advance, the first step is necessary and then the next. It does not matter if we fall, the best thing is to have the will to get up. decide and go ahead. “

Published by Page Publishing, the work of Flavio Vicente “Cofre Del Tesoro: Complemento Del Hogar”, brings us a compendium of teachings and advice through which we can balance and even improve our home economy.

For readers who wish to follow teachings and adopt life skills, they can do so, through reading this wonderful work, can purchase “Treasure Chest: Home Complement”, in any book store, or in stores online from Apple iTunes, 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 New York-based, 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 overwhelmed with logistics like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes, and the like. Its roster of accomplished authors and publishing professionals allows writers to leave behind these complex and time-consuming issues to focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at

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Maria Rios, President and CEO of Nation Waste, Inc., Confirmed Guest Speaker in the XX Edition of The Minority Women’s Leadership World Summit


MIAMI, March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The U.S. Minority Chamber of Commerce (USMCC) announces Maria Rios, President and CEO of Nation Waste, Inc. as a guest speaker in the XX edition of The Minority Women’s Leadership World Summit, taking place from the 29th to the 30th of March at the Miami Marriott Dadeland Hotel. Mrs. Rios owns the first female Hispanic-owned waste removal company in the United States and one of Houston’s largest minority-owned companies.

Mrs. Rios has achieved the American Dream and has come far from her long journey emigrating to the United States from El Salvador as a child. Rios is one of the top female business owners in the country, as acknowledged by Fortune when selecting her as one of the 2013 Fortune Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs in the U.S. In 2014, Goldman Sachs honored Rios as one of its 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs. Nation Waste, Inc. is a fully-certified, commercial waste disposal company specializing in construction, demolition, commercial/industrial non-hazardous waste removal, portable toilets and recycling services.

Mrs. Rios is living the American dream, and I’m looking forward to her presence as a panelist. I’m certain Mrs. Rios’ story and our other renowned speakers will challenge women to boldly imagine and explore new futures for themselves, their businesses, and their communities,” said Mr. Sean Lee, Chairman of the Board for the U.S. Minority Chamber of Commerce. In addition, Mrs. Rios will be recognized by the USMCC. Executive Community with the Global Woman Award for Entrepreneur of the Year during the Chamber’s Annual Gala on March 29.

“I am overwhelmed, grateful and honored to accept this remarkable opportunity,” said Mrs. Maria Rios. “Thank you for the amazing work that all of you do on a global basis to level the playing field for strong enterprising women. The U.S. Minority Chamber’s past, present and future is filled with opportunities for all women entrepreneurs”.  

Our Guest Speaker, Mrs. Rios, is an exemplary business leader who has achieved her dreams through persistence. There is no more fitting way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Women Conference than by featuring her as a panelist for everyone to be inspired by her American Dream testimony,” said Doug Mayorga, CEO of the USMCC. “We seek to connect the leading women of business working across gender diverse teams like Mrs. Rios. She is a real example of the new American History.”

The U.S. Minority Chamber’s Women’s Leadership World Summit will convene leaders in business, government and the corporate world to inspire and empower gender diverse teams across the landscape of small, medium and large enterprises, to provide mentorship and inspiration to the professional careers of attendees. The Summit will be titled “Inform, Empower, Inspire and Impact” and will feature a series of educational panels.

A finalized agenda with details on speakers and session topics, as well as registration information for this exclusive event, will be available upon request . Please stay tuned and/or contact USMCC Event Management Coordinator Lis Torres at 786-502-7054 or or CEO & Founder, Doug Mayorga at 202.250-0260, or by email to

Maria Loaisiga
Vice President, Public Affairs
(786) 406-2190

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‘CLANDESTINO’ Returns With Unique Access To The World Of Narcos, Kidnapping, Illegal Weapons And The Mob

CLANDESTINO returns with unique access to the world of narcos kidnapping and illegal arms trafficking/ Secuestro, mafia, tráfico de armas y narco sin secretos en la nueva temporada de CLANDESTINO

MIAMI, March 20, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Headed by Spaniard journalist David Beriain, CLANDESTINO returns to Discovery en Español with exclusive access to the world’s most hermetic criminal organizations. The new season of the fan favorite series will take viewers deep into the criminal underworld of the Venezuelan kidnapping industry, the Italian Mob, the Albanian Mafia, the illegal weapons trafficking business, and the Colombian narcos. CLANDESTINO premieres March 31 at 9pm E/P.

CLANDESTINO returns with unique access to the world of narcos kidnapping and illegal arms trafficking/ Secuestro, mafia, tráfico de armas y narco sin secretos en la nueva temporada de CLANDESTINO

The first episode of CLANDESTINO offers a real and up-close portrait of arms trafficking from the United States sold to criminal groups in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Colombia. In order to reach the heart of the organization, Beriain develops a unique connection with the top players through a strong trusting bond that result in first hand shocking human stories never seen before in television. Thousands of legally acquired weapons cross the border each month to arm dangerous guerrilla and paramilitary crime organizations in Latin America. An extraordinary unprecedented access allows CLANDESTINO to keep track of these weapons that originate their journey in the north and end up in bloody war conflicts killing their neighbors in the south.

Beriain continues his research in Venezuela to access to the criminal underworld of the kidnapping industry. Face-to-face interviews with kidnappers reveal details of how they operate and the insights of their illegal business. Beriain interviews surviving victims and shows how Venezuelans currently train to face abductions, patrols the streets with authorities, and gets testimonies from police officers involved in the kidnapping of civilians.

The new season also reveals the day to day operations of other criminal groups in Europe, including the Italian “Baby Camorra”, led by descendants of old mafia bosses, and the Albanian Mafia, one of the world’s most hermetic criminal organizations that still maintains ancestral codes of honor and revenge.

CLANDESTINO will be available in the “Discovery en Español GO” app. For more information, visit and Instagram @discoveryenespanol.

About Discovery en Español

Discovery en Español connects Spanish-speaking viewers in the U.S. to the world and all its wonder and possibilities. It provides quality programming focusing on bold storytelling across core genres including adventure, ingenuity, natural history, investigation and current affairs. Created by Discovery Communications, Discovery en Español is widely distributed on Hispanic tier packages throughout the country. It also reaches audiences across screens on the “Discovery en Español GO” TV Everywhere app (Android: iOS: For more information, please follow us on Facebook at, Twitter @DiscoveryenESP and Instagram @discoveryenespanol.

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2019 Health Care Industry Reports Reveal How Technology Adoption Impacts Medication Access


COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 20, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — According to the newly-released ePA National Adoption Scorecard and the Real-Time Benefit Check National Adoption Scorecard, most EHRs, health systems, payers and pharmacies have committed to electronic prior authorization (ePA) and real-time benefit check solutions; however, attaining patient-benefit from these platforms relies on broader provider utilization.

While CoverMyMeds captures an average of 90 percent of ePA volume across the industry1 and its RxBenefit Clarity™ solution has achieved the highest provider utilization rate of real-time benefit check, the reports illustrate that widespread provider adoption will deliver even more value to patients awaiting treatment. 

The new reports reveal that when ePA and real-time benefit check solutions are implemented well and adopted by providers, they can achieve the following:

  • Faster turnaround times: 62 percent of prior authorization (PA) requests submitted electronically receive a determination in less than two hours, compared to 0 percent of PA requests completed via the traditional phone and fax method.2
  • Improved dispense rate: Electronic prior authorization solutions can lead to an 80 percent higher dispense rate and three percent greater likelihood that patients pick up their medications due to the faster turnaround times on PA determinations, compared to PA requests completed via the traditional phone and fax method.2
  • Increased adherence: Real-time benefit check solutions that deliver at least 97 percent accuracy for prescription cost information at the point of prescribing can lead to a nearly 20 percent increase in medication adherence.3

The reports also reveal areas for improvement:

  • Complete provider adoption: Despite widespread availability of ePA solutions, provider adoption lags behind, with 47.5 percent of PA requests occurring through ePA.2 Of those that submit PA requests electronically, the majority use CoverMyMeds.1
  • Provider trust in data: Among a survey of 1,300 providers, the average trust factor in the accuracy of real-time benefit check solutions that rely solely on existing formulary and benefit information is only 5.7 out of 10.4
  • Implementation of provider-centric functionality: Only recently have real-time benefit check solutions emerged that deliver patient pay details at the point of prescribing. While EHR availability is currently at 73 percent and payer availability is at 81 percent, in order for provider adoption of real-time benefit check to increase, solutions must deliver the elements providers say are most important: cash price, patient assistance programs, PA requirements and medication alternatives.4

“As both of these industry reports highlight, having accurate visibility into prescription cost and prior authorization requirements within workflow helps combat common medication access barriers and helps patients get on therapy faster,” said Melissa Paige, Patient Access Principal Coordinator at University of Virginia Health System. “This is especially important for some of the most vulnerable patients who lack reliable transportation and cannot make multiple trips to the pharmacy if their medication is denied or too expensive to afford during their initial visit. If we miss our window on the patient’s first trip to the pharmacy, they may not come back to fill their prescription.”

The reports are published by CoverMyMeds, part of McKesson Prescription Technology Solutions, with an advisory board of leaders from The American Medical Association, athenahealth, BestRx, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, Cardinal Health, Cerner, eMDs, Express Scripts, Horizon Government Affairs, Humana, National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations, National Council of Prescription Drug Programs, OptumRx, RelayHealth Pharmacy Solutions, United States Public Health Service and University of Virginia Health System. 

Click here to download the 2019 ePA National Adoption Scorecard. Click here to download the 2018 Real-Time Benefit Check National Adoption Scorecard.

1. CoverMyMeds Data on File, 2018
2. 2019 ePA National Adoption Scorecard
3. CoverMyMeds Case Study: Improving Prescription Decision Support with RxBenefit Clarity™, 2019
4. 2018 Real-Time Benefit Check National Adoption Scorecard

About CoverMyMeds
CoverMyMeds, part of McKesson Prescription Technology Solutions, is one of the fastest growing health care technology companies in the U.S. and consistently recognized as one of the best places to work in the country. CoverMyMeds’ solutions help patients get the medications they need to be healthy by seamlessly connecting the health care network to improve medication access; thereby increasing speed to therapy and reducing prescription abandonment. CoverMyMeds’ network includes more than 500 electronic health record systems (EHRs), 60,000 pharmacies, 700,000 providers and most health plans and PBMs. By facilitating appropriate access to medications, the company can help its customers avoid billions of dollars each year in administrative waste and avoidable medical spending caused by prescription abandonment. Visit for more information. 

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Cayman Islands Investment Group Ltd. Announces New Cryptocurrency Exchange in Development

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GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands, March 20, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Earlier this year, the Cayman Islands Investment Group’s technology wing: C.I.I.G. Technologies, teased the release of a brand new Cryptocurrency exchange based in the Cayman Islands. Since then, CIIG Technologies has now announced that is preparing for its official launch.

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After over a year of research, development and tweaking is nearing its completion and will soon be ready for use by cryptocurrency traders from across the globe. is aimed at both amateur and professional traders, with Head of Marketing and Promotions, Malcolm Hurlston stating, “We want to be more than just another exchange, we want to help educate those that haven’t taken the dive into the Cryptocurrency world. We want to become the Cryptocurrency Hub of the Caribbean.”

Marketplace will boast markets for Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, OmiseGo and many more. By staying up to date with the latest updates in the markets, Cryptocay will aim to give its users the most competitive rates for Limit Orders and flexibility for Market Orders. There will be over 25 markets to trade from at launch, with more to come as the exchange expands.

Security Where it Matters will have a fully dedicated privacy and security system that will protect both the user and their assets. User safety is priority for, with the same integrity and accuracy that is applied to the Cayman banking industry being applied to the platform. Trustworthiness, clarity and security are core values that every Cayman Islands Investment Group company will be based on.

Follow all social media channels to see the planned release date and get ready to Trade in Paradise.

Founded in 2018, Cayman Islands Investment Group Ltd. is an Internet Commerce Company. will offer a wide range of products and services designed to broaden the possibilities of commerce in the Caribbean.

Cayman Islands Investment Group Ltd. is a Registered Company of the Cayman Islands.

The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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HOLA! USA’s Latina Powerhouse Issue Featuring Cover Stars Eva Longoria, Rita Moreno, Zoe Saldaña & Gloria Estefan!


NEW YORK, March 20, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — HOLA! USA is proud to present the first to market editorial franchise, ‘The Latina Powerhouse Issue.’ Gracing the April cover are philanthropists, activists, and entertainers – Eva Longoria, Rita Moreno, Zoe Saldaña, and Gloria Estefan. Together they address their unstoppable passion in their fields as Latinas, including motherhood, the future changes they would like to see and what it means to them to be a ‘Latina Powerhouse.’ 

As this issue hits stands, it is important to recognize that HOLA! USA! is uniquely positioned to create this franchise with a one of a kind editorial authority. It is the only print magazine in the U.S. for Latinos and by Latinos fully dedicated to the U.S. Hispanic bilingual and bicultural market; a market that represents the fastest growing segment both in economic and social power as well as population. In just over two years, HOLA! USA’s audience has grown to 6 million, reaching more than 20% of the bilingual and bicultural segment of the Hispanic market.

“‘The Latina Powerhouse Issue’ is our first to market edit franchise, and it is an opportunity to honor, celebrate, and give a media platform to Latinas that we consider to be making significant and powerful contributions to the Latino community. Through the entire issue there will be a thread of celebration, delight in our common heritage experience and empowerment of fellow Latinas, and of course the overall Latino community.” – Miguel Sirgado, Editor-In-Chief of HOLA! USA

“Above all things, our goal is to create an authentic in-culture narrative that uplifts and validates all of the great contributions that Latinas are doing right now and will be doing in years to come. This matters more than ever because we are dedicated to elevating narratives around Latino stories and through these stories breaking stereotypes that plague our community.”  – Sylvia Banderas Coffinet, Publisher/ Chief Brand and Revenue Officer at HOLA! USA

Sylvia Banderas Coffinet adds, “We are especially proud to partner with The Estée Lauder Companies to tell their own story of corporate diversity and inclusion with an inspiring content special that highlights how they continue to empower and support Latina consumers as well showcasing some of the accomplished Latinas in leadership roles across their company. They understand the value of the Latina consumer to their business now and in the future. Latina representation is more important than ever for brands to create products that make authentic connections with women today.”

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On Being Named A Latina Powerhouse:
Rita Moreno: “I am thrilled! And to share it with these wonderful women! This may seem superficial, but they are exceptionally beautiful, strong, talented—they know what they want.”

Gloria Estefan: “I mean Eva, Zoe, and Rita—who had to overcome so much. I remember when I saw her in West Side Story; she became such an inspiration. It’s an honor to share it with these women.”

Eva Longoria: “It’s an honor! Gloria is a pillar of a person. She has been my mentor for years; she’s family to me. Zoe is my sister. Our husbands are great friends; and we’ve become inseparable. And Rita, the way she paved the way for all of us… each one of these women is such an inspiration!”

Zoe Saldaña: “I am pinching myself right now! [Rita and Gloria] are my giants. To be asked to stand among them is a huge achievement. They have achieved so much, and I am extremely proud of them and inspired by them. And Eva, our friendship is based on sincere love and genuine appreciation for who she is, how she is, and what she is creating for herself and others. And for me, it means that I have power. I just have to believe in myself enough to push and thrive, while doing what gives me happiness.”

About ¡HOLA!:
Founded in 1944, ¡HOLA! magazine has become one of the world leaders in its field. Its long history of publishing the best photographs of celebrities and royalty has made it an international icon of glamor, informative precision and superb quality. The Spanish company HELLO! & ¡HOLA! Media, Inc. publishes 30 international editions in 10 languages on five continents. ¡HOLA! reaches 25 million readers worldwide, has 24 million unique monthly visits and more than 13 million followers on social networks, and is seen by 21.5 million on its transmission channel, ¡HOLA! TV.

Follow ¡HOLA! USA
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Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan Helps Medi-Cal Members Receive Quality Care with Timely, Culturally Relevant Text Messages


LOS ANGELES, March 19, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan is improving healthcare outcomes for Medi-Cal members with ConsejoSano’s language appropriate and culturally relevant text-messaging service that helps patients engage with their physicians and care providers.

ConsejoSano offers its services in 22 different languages. It has successfully held several health engagement campaigns for Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan members, achieving meaningful results. The campaigns have included childhood and adolescent immunizations, well child visits, maternal health, diabetes and cervical cancer screenings.

Reaching plan members in their preferred language with timely prompts has resulted in more members receiving the care they need. So far, the campaigns have generated more than 127,000 texts in 22 languages, reaching nearly 18,000 members.

“Care gaps develop when patients miss important medical services such as childhood immunizations, cancer screenings and well child visits. This is why it is so critical for us to figure out new ways to help our members engage with their providers and receive the care that they need and deserve,” said Tanya Dansky, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan. “ConsejoSano helps us to do that in a way that’s culturally and linguistically relevant to each person in our health plan.”

One in three Californians is a Medi-Cal beneficiary. Those individuals come from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and they can feel disconnected from the healthcare system when they are not reached in a way that shows respect for their culture and language.

“As a result, patients can become disengaged, and may not seek the care they need,” Dr. Dansky said. “To address this issue, Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan is taking a patient-centered approach to engage with its Medi-Cal members.”

“This is an important step in communicating with a diverse population and helping them understand the complex world of healthcare via their preferred method, which is text messaging,” said Abner Mason, CEO of ConsejoSano. “Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan has shown tremendous foresight in meeting Medi-Cal patients where they are, understanding them, and communicating with them in their preferred way.”

Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan and ConsejoSano have developed multiple unique engagement campaigns to help improve clinical quality outcomes for multicultural populations of Medi-Cal members in Antelope Valley and San Diego. They include:

  • Well Child Visit Campaign that educates parents about the importance of well child visits. The effort has resulted in nearly 1,400 well child visits, closing an estimated 40 percent of care gaps. The two-way messaging feature allows members to notify the health plan when the child has been seen by their provider. This helps the health plan better understand any disparities in preventive care or barriers such as access to transportation which can impact a family’s ability to attend appointments.
  • Cervical Cancer Screening Campaign that helps notify Medi-Cal members who are due for cervical cancer screenings such as Pap tests, which can be a difficult topic to address in some cultures. Through a campaign designed with these cultural sensitivities in mind, nearly 2,500 additional women have received these important screenings which may have an impact in the future on morbidity and mortality for a leading cause of cancer death in women.
  • Type 2 Diabetes Care Campaign that provides outreach to Medi-Cal members who have type 2 diabetes and utilize the Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan clinics located in Los Angeles County’s Antelope Valley. Patients’ response was so outstanding that the health plan redesigned the campaign to help the clinics with the high demand for appointments by motivated and engaged members.  

For more information, please visit to learn more about Medi-Cal health plan options in your area.

About Blue Shield of California
Blue Shield of California strives to create a health care system worthy of our family and friends that is sustainably affordable. We are a not for profit, independent member of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association with care for four million members, 6,800 employees and more than $20 billion in annual revenue. Founded in 1939 and headquartered in San Francisco, Blue Shield of California and its affiliates provide health, dental, vision, Medicaid and Medicare health care service plans in California. The company has contributed more than $500 million to Blue Shield of California Foundation since 2002 to have an impact on California communities. For more news about Blue Shield of California, please visit

About ConsejoSano
ConsejoSano is a patient engagement platform that helps connect payers, providers and health systems with their multicultural Medicaid and Medicare patient populations. The company utilizes multi-channel engagement tools to reach patients in a culturally relevant way that increases engagement, lowers costs, and improves health outcomes. For more information, visit

Media Contact: Vikram Bakhru,

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Best-selling Canned Wine Cocktail Brand, Tinto Amorío, Expands Distribution Across Southern California

Tinto Amorío's Red Wine of the Summer™ canned wine cocktails expand distribution in SoCal as warmer seasons approach. Photo By Julianna Vezza & Evan Deschenes

LOS ANGELES, March 19, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Tinto Amorío, the creators of canned Spanish-inspired sparkling wine cocktails, announces a significant retail distribution expansion across grocery locations in Southern California. Known for its Red Wine of the Summer™, the brand will be rolled-out by Albertsons across 340+ doors in their Albertsons, Vons, and Pavilions grocery stores in Southern California.

Tinto Amorío's Red Wine of the Summer™ canned wine cocktails expand distribution in SoCal as warmer seasons approach. Photo By Julianna Vezza & Evan Deschenes

Tinto’s Red Wine of the Summer™, a sparkling red wine cocktail with lemon, was introduced in Albertsons’ gourmet grocery chain, Pavilions, last spring 2018. By the end of the summer, it was the #1 best-seller of 70 products in the canned wine category across the chain.

“We could not be more excited to continue our partnership with Albertsons,” said Anish Patel, CEO & Founder of Tinto Amorío. “We’ve seen tremendous growth in Pavilions thus far, and we see our retail expansion across Albertsons’ other chains in Southern California, as a step towards further establishing ourselves at the forefront of the market.”

The wine cocktails are 110 calories per serving, made with natural ingredients and packaged in 8.4 oz. cans. They can be purchased in 4-pack boxes for a suggested retail price of $19.99, both in stores and online. By May 2019, Tinto Amorío will be available in all Albertsons, Vons, and Pavilions in SoCal.

About Tinto Amorío

Tinto Amorío crafts Spanish inspired sparkling wine cocktails that are calorie conscious, natural, and socially responsible. 25-year-old founder Anish Patel was inspired to bring the authentic ‘Tinto de Verano’ wine spritzers he enjoyed while studying in Spain to the American market. Tinto Amorío donates a portion of every sale to an organization or charity that creates value in the communities the brand sells to, with each production run dedicated to a new cause. Past charitable partners include the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. For more information visit or follow on Instagram @tintoamorio and Facebook.

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Discover San Antonio’s Food Trails

San Antonio Launches Nation's First Taco Trail

SAN ANTONIO, March 19, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Specialty tacos, the finest smoked brisket and smooth margaritas are just a few iconic San Antonio offerings. Exploring the city’s rich culinary scene just got easier with the launch of the San Antonio Food Trails.

San Antonio Launches Nation's First Taco Trail

This new flavorful and fun culinary adventure is being organized by San Antonio-based non-profit Culinaria. The San Antonio Food Trails are a categorized expedition to restaurants and bars that offer some of the region’s best cuisine and beverages, as decided by a committee of leading local restaurateurs, food experts and culinary ambassadors. The three food trails launching are tacos, barbecue and margaritas.

“We feel San Antonio has a lot to offer,” says noted celebrity Chef Johnny Hernandez of Grupo La Gloria restaurants, who has been a part of the development of the San Antonio Food Trails. “We wanted to make it easier for visitors and locals to visit places they may have never experienced otherwise.”

With specifically curated lists on its mobile friendly site, the San Antonio Food Trails program is designed to be a convenient way for travelers to get the most out of their culinary adventure to the Alamo City.

“The addition of the Food Trails component was a natural evolution of the dining scene in San Antonio,” says Suzanne Taranto-Etheredge, president/CEO of Culinaria. “We always want to make sure we are adapting and evolving as an organization committed to visitors and locals alike. We will be adding more trails after our inaugural launch. In the future, we will engage the community to submit their favorite spots for consideration on a food trail.”

San Antonio has long been known as the heart of Tex-Mex food and has evolved as a destination for Tex-Next, with diverse chef-owned restaurants, thriving farmers’ markets and cooking classes. With its confluence of cultures, San Antonio is one of only two cities in the country designated a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy, honoring the city’s culinary history.  

Restaurants on the San Antonio Food Trails will be on a two-year rotation to give ample time for patrons to go on several “food crawls.” Explore, mix-and-match experiences and share your experiences using #safoodtrails #culinariaeats and #safoodculture. The San Antonio Food Trails are sure to be a conversation piece for any lover of great local cuisine.

Plan your San Antonio Food Trails adventure at For trip planning and more on San Antonio’s culinary scene, go to

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About Culinaria: 
Culinaria is an independent, not-for-profit organization committed to promoting San Antonio as a premier wine and food destination while fostering community growth and enrichment. Culinaria is a registered 501 c (3) tax-exempt organization. A volunteer board of directors who represent the community and guide the organization in its mission to champion the wine and food industries governs Culinaria.

About Visit San Antonio: 
Visit San Antonio is a 501(c)6, and serves as the sales and marketing arm of San Antonio as a leading leisure and meetings destination. San Antonio welcomes 37 million leisure visitors annually. Hospitality is one of the top five industries in the city, contributing $15.2 billion into the local economy and employing more than 140,000. More information about Visit San Antonio can be found at 

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