The Home Depot to Open Two New Distribution Centers in Newark Area

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ATLANTA, Dec. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The Home Depot® today announced that it will open two new distribution centers in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, over the next 12 months to support the growing demand for flexible customer delivery options. The expansion is projected to bring more than 400 jobs to the tri-state area, including full- and part-time positions. The company currently operates six distribution centers across New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.

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“Our customers have varying needs – from DIYers renovating a room in their home to professional contractors on job sites to institutional business customers overseeing maintenance and repair operations,” said Kyle Dennis, vice president of supply chain development. “Ongoing investments to our supply chain network help us deliver on our Pro and DIY customers’ changing expectations.”

In 2017, the company announced a $1.2 billion investment in its supply chain and is in the process of building out its network with about 150 new facilities nationwide. They include a variety of formats to meet the unique needs of different customers in the dynamically changing world of retail.

The newest facility is a 333,000 square-foot flatbed delivery center in Perth Amboy that will offer same-day and next-day flatbed delivery of bulk and oversized orders to customers and stores in the tri-state market. These new locations further The Home Depot’s capability to serve its DIY and Pro customers – enabling the company to deliver large, oversized orders and materials directly to a customer’s home or job site, when and where they need it.

In addition, The Home Depot plans to open an order fulfillment center in Perth Amboy in 2021, which will offer both DIY and Pro customers same-day and next-day delivery.

The company is also expanding appliance delivery options in New York and recently opened new delivery locations in Cheektowaga and Schenectady. Another appliance delivery operation is planned for Hicksville, New York, in 2021.

Hiring is ongoing for warehouse and driver roles, as the company’s supply chain expansion continues. Interested jobseekers should visit for a quick and easy application – or, text JOBS to 52270 for a link to apply to local positions.

About The Home Depot

The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,295 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal 2019, The Home Depot had sales of $110.2 billion and earnings of $11.2 billion. The company employs more than 400,000 associates. The Home Depot’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index.

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HITEC Recognizes Tech Industry Trailblazers as Hall of Fame Inductees During the HITEC Awards Celebration


CHICAGO, Dec. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — HITEC announces the 2020 Hall of Fame recipients.  Inductees will be recognized with this prestigious award during the HITEC Awards Celebration on December 8.

For its second year, this exclusive recognition celebrates the success of a select group of Hispanic technology leaders who have achieved the highest levels of professional success and who have a strong commitment to helping lift up the next generation of leaders.

HITEC is proud to recognize the following industry giants into the HITEC Hall of Fame:

  • Carlos Amesquita, President, CEA-Advisory, LLC.
  • Ramon Baez, Board Member, Kaiser Permanente
  • Juan Carlos Gutierrez, Head of Latam Solution Architecture and Customer Success, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Darrell Higueros, Chief Executive Officer, Next Generation, Inc. (NGI)
  • Monica McManus, Vice President, Chief Information Officer Rotary and Mission Systems, Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Rosa Ramos-Kwok, Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Ivonne Valdes, Vice President, Global Strategic Accounts, Cloud and Service Segment, Schneider Electric

Since its inception, HITEC has developed a strong and dynamic network of leading technology executives from across the country.  In addition to the impact these individuals have bestowed to the technology industry, these leaders have also engaged in meaningful ways with the HITEC community. 

“This group of exemplary leaders represents the best of our community,” said HITEC President Omar Duque. “Their professional success and commitment to helping the next generation of technology leaders merits this prestigious recognition and more,” Duque said.

HITEC is the premier global executive leadership organization of senior business and technology executives.  Part of the organization’s mission to celebrate and increase Hispanic representation, building stronger technology and executive leaders in the diversity-challenged technology industry.

HITEC Awardees will be recognized during the HITEC Awards Celebration, December 8, 2020, held virtually.


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Norberto Valdes’s new book Mas Allá del Llanto y del Dolor, a compelling account that instills philosophical insights on vindicating optimism amid trying times


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Dec. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The book Mas Allá del Llanto y del Dolor was created by Norberto Valdes. Norberto Valdes is an author and gang member from Torreón Coahuila, Mexico, with a passion was always literature, poetry, and especially philosophy.

Norberto said this about his book: “Given our apocalyptic times, it is difficult to maintain an optimistic position on life and the human condition. The real possibility of a nuclear holocaust, global warming, the unequaled economic growth, organized crime and cartels, especially Mexicans, mass murders, parricide, matricide, filicide, fratricide, incest of children and girls as well as baby abandonment make optimism almost impossible.

“If we ask the optimist the reason for his position, he will most likely shrug his shoulders and, ashamed, answer, ‘I don’t know.’ We live at the epicenter of nihilism prophesied in the nineteenth century as a consequence of the loss of faith in God. Humanity has been plunged into constant, endless wars, of all against all, and the toxic specter of racism plagues humanity once again. Is optimism still possible? This book is my answer to the question of why I am still optimistic.”

Published by Page Publishing, Norberto Valdes’s new book Mas Allá del Llanto y del Dolor will illuminate the readers with sagacious perspectives that delve into the idea of optimism during tragedy and toil.

Consumers who wish to understand the core of optimism despite the capriciousness of life can purchase Mas Allá del Llanto y del Dolor in any bookstore or online at Apple iTunes,, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

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

About Page Publishing:

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

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Luis Enrique Pedraza’s new book Cuando el Karma Te Alcance, a riveting tale of a boy and his evoking journey in life that defined his destiny and purpose


SPRING, Texas, Dec. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The book Cuando el Karma Te Alcance was created by Luis Enrique Pedraza. Luis is an author who was born in the state of Colima, Mexico. He emigrated to California and worked in general duties and the Union of Operators OE3, where he currently works.

Luis said this about his book: “This is a story about a boy, a Mexican American who lived the causes of karma firsthand. It shows that the land where you are is a land of opportunities if you know how to take advantage of them. The life you lead, the things you do in the long run are what will define your destiny—that is, the consequences—because every action has a reaction and everything you do against or for others, one day, it will be returned to you in triplicate. If things go wrong, reflect, look at your past. You will have done something wrong against someone, and you will have to suffer the consequences. If you’re doing well, it’s because your actions have brought you good things. We all go through life, sometimes doing harm to others, taking advantage of their ignorance or their condition. And when we have to suffer the result of our actions, we cry out to God, asking, ‘Why me?’ We envy the life that some people lead who do not care about destiny. Always do good, always help others, always listen to those who seek them for help or advice. You will find all this and more in this story made to be enjoyed.”

Published by Page Publishing, Luis Enrique Pedraza’s new book Cuando el Karma Te Alcance shows the uncertainty of a young boy’s life, manifesting through karma and shaping his life for better or worse.

Consumers who wish to understand the whims of karma through a boy’s eventful moments in life can purchase Cuando el Karma Te Alcance in any bookstore or online at Apple iTunes,, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

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

About Page Publishing:

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

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The Home Depot Expands Skilled Trades Initiative with “Path to Pro” Program

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ATLANTA, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The Home Depot® announced today that it is expanding on The Home Depot Foundation’s $50 million trades training commitment announced in 2018 with a new education and job placement program called Path to Pro. The program aims to address the skilled labor gap by educating more people in the skilled trades, connecting skilled tradespeople with jobs and careers, and generating interest in trade professions through educational campaigns.

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Eighty-three percent of contractors still have trouble finding skilled workers, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Construction Index, and at any given time, there are about 300,000 skilled labor job openings*.

The Home Depot is investing in training from entry-level to advanced certifications. The company recently sponsored its first weeklong boot camp to teach essential industry skills like job site safety, tool usage, material handling as well as communication and professional skills. The boot camp is piloting in the Atlanta area and is planned to expand into additional markets next year. Graduates earn a Home Depot certificate that recognizes construction skills and professional fundamentals.

Additionally, the company will launch a first-of-its-kind website early next year to allow people to search local training programs, licensing requirements and open jobs in the trades – all in one centralized resource. The site features reliable day-in-the-life videos and stories for each trade, projected industry growth, salary information in industries like electrical, carpentry, plumbing and HVAC.

The Home Depot will also introduce a new, proprietary online platform to increase access to networking between skilled tradespeople and the company’s Pro customers. Training program graduates can showcase their work portfolio, experience and additional qualifications, and be contacted by Pros in their area looking for skilled labor hires.

In 2018, The Home Depot Foundation launched its trades training mission to help fill the skilled labor gap through programs in high schools, career academies and military bases nationwide. The Foundation works with Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA) and Home Builders Institute (HBI) to provide skilled training courses at the K-12 level in schools across the country. In partnership with HBI and 10 military bases, separating service members will be trained and certified, helping them launch their next career. The Home Depot is also the trades industry sponsor for the Center for Workforce Innovation at Atlanta Technical College (ATC) which is providing real skills to help students attain economic mobility in the trades.

The Foundation’s trades-focused partnerships have exposed more than 15,000 people to the skilled trades and have certified 3,600 participants in its first two years. With the company’s expanded efforts, people will have even more resources and training to pursue and grow their careers in the trades from start to finish.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings Survey (Construction Sector)

About The Home Depot
The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,295 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal 2019, The Home Depot had sales of $110.2 billion and earnings of $11.2 billion. The company employs more than 400,000 associates. The Home Depot’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index.

About The Home Depot Foundation
The Home Depot Foundation works to improve the homes and lives of U.S. veterans, train skilled tradespeople to fill the labor gap and support communities impacted by natural disasters. Since 2011, the Foundation has invested more than $350 million in veteran causes and improved more than 48,000 veteran homes and facilities in 4,500 cities. The Foundation has pledged to invest half of a billion dollars in veteran causes by 2025. 

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

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Hyundai Motor Group to Lead Charge into Electric Era with Dedicated EV Platform ‘E-GMP’

Hyundai Motor Group to lead charge into electric era with dedicated EV platform ‘E−GMP’

SEOUL, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ —

  • Hyundai Motor Group reveals E-GMP, its first dedicated BEV platform, for next-generation BEV line-up
  • BEVs based on E-GMP can provide range over 500km on a full charge (WLTP) and be charged up to 80% within 18 minutes through high-speed charging
  • High performance model based on E-GMP will accelerate from zero to 100kph in less than 3.5 seconds, with top speed of 260kph
  • Components optimize driving dynamics and safety, and maximize cabin space
  • Integrated Power Electric system includes world’s first multi-charging (400V/800V) and bi-directional power conversion function
  • Platform modularization and standardization enable rapid and flexible development depending on customer needs
  • Hyundai Motor Group plans to introduce 23 BEV models and sell 1 million BEV units worldwide by 2025

Hyundai Motor Group has unveiled its new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), a dedicated battery electric vehicle (BEV) platform. Revealed online today during an ‘E-GMP Digital Discovery’ event, the platform will serve as the core technology for Hyundai Motor Group’s next-generation BEV line-up.

Hyundai Motor Group to lead charge into electric era with dedicated EV platform ‘E−GMP’

The event was broadcasted through the Group’s official YouTube channel and Channel Hyundai, an online global content platform.

From 2021, the E-GMP will underpin a range of dedicated new BEVs, including Hyundai Motor Company’s IONIQ 5; Kia Motors Corporation’s first dedicated BEV to be revealed in 2021; and a series of other models.

Designed exclusively for BEVs, E-GMP provides various advantages compared to the Group’s existing platforms, which have each been engineered predominantly to accommodate internal combustion engines. Benefits include increased development flexibility, powerful driving performance, increased driving range, strengthened safety features, and more interior space for occupants and luggage.

“Today our front-wheel driven Hyundai and Kia BEVs are already among the most efficient ones in their segments,” said Albert Biermann, President and Head of R&D Division for Hyundai Motor Group.   “With our rear-wheel driven based E-GMP, we are extending our technological leadership into segments where customers demand excellent driving dynamics and outstanding efficiency.”

“E-GMP is the culmination of years of research and development and brings together our most cutting-edge technologies. Our BEV line-up will evolve and be strengthened by this innovative new platform,” said Fayez Abdul Rahman, Senior Vice President of Vehicle Architecture Development Center for Hyundai Motor Group.

Maximizing development flexibility through modularization and standardization
E-GMP reduces complexity through modularization and standardization, allowing rapid and flexible development of products which can be used across most vehicle segments, such as sedans, SUVs and CUVs. Moreover, flexible development can satisfy various customer needs for vehicle performance. Among these, a high performance model will accelerate from zero to 100kph in less than 3.5 seconds and achieve a maximum speed of 260km/h.

E-GMP will be highly effective in expanding the Group’s EV leadership position as it will enable the company to enlarge its EV line-up over a relatively short period through modularization and standardization.

Designed for Driving Performance, Safety and Maximized Space
E-GMP is engineered to offer improved cornering performance and driving stability at high speed. This is due to optimal weight distribution between front and rear, a design which enables a low center of gravity thanks to its low-mounted battery pack, and the adoption of electric motors located in the space previously occupied by an engine.

The high-speed electric motor raises the driving performance of E-GMP vehicles. A five-link rear suspension system, which is typically used for mid and large sized vehicle segments, and the world’s first mass-produced integrated drive axle (IDA), which combines wheel bearings with the drive shaft to transmit power to the wheels, enhance ride comfort and handling stability.

The platform secures battery safety through a battery support structure made of ultra-high strength steel. Hot-stamped steel components surround this structure for additional rigidity. Collision energy can be absorbed efficiently thanks to energy-absorbent sections of the body and chassis, effective energy load paths, and a central section of the battery pack tightly bound to the vehicle body.

Moreover, by strengthening the structure of the load support section, located in front of the dashboard, engineers have been able to minimize collision energy to the power electric system and battery. The A-pillar’s load distribution structure also prevents deformation of the passenger cell.

E-GMP maximizes interior space through its long wheelbase, short front and rear overhangs and slim cockpit module. With the battery pack mounted beneath the floor, the E-GMP creates a flat floor for the cabin. This provides more legroom for passengers, while enabling various arrangements for the front and rear seats.

The battery pack itself – mounted between the front and rear wheel axles – will be the most power-dense system that Hyundai Motor Group has ever created. This is partly thanks to its enhanced cooling performance, a result of a new separate cooling block structure which helps make the battery pack more compact. With energy density enhanced by around 10% compared to existing EV battery technology, the battery packs are lighter, can be mounted lower in the body, and liberate more cabin space.

Efficient and Powerful Electrification System
The E-GMP’s compact new power electric (PE) system consists of a powerful motor, EV transmission and inverter. These three components are integrated into a single compact module. This ensures powerful performance by raising the motor’s maximum speed by up to 70 percent compared to existing motors. The high-speed motor is smaller than other motors while providing comparable performance, and it gives efficiencies in both space and weight.

Additionally, a standardized battery system can be tuned to offer performance appropriate for a specific vehicle segment, to maximize driving range, or to meet various customer needs.

The motor is controlled by the inverter power module, which adopts silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductors. This motor can enhance system efficiency by around 2~3 percent, which means the vehicle can be driven for approximately 5 percent longer on the same battery energy.

E-GMP relies on the rear wheel for propulsion. Customers will be able to choose between rear-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations; models with the latter can be equipped with an additional motor. The all-wheel drive system includes an EV transmission disconnector, which can control the connection between the additional motor and front wheels, and switch between two-wheel and all-wheel drive modes to enhance efficiency by offering the ideal level of power or performance for current driving conditions.

All vehicles developed with the E-GMP platform use a standardized single type of battery module. This module is composed of pouch-type standard cells and can be packed in different quantities as required for each vehicle.

Multi (800V and 400V) and Bi-Directional Charging System
Most existing EVs and the fast-charging infrastructure provide 50kW~150kW charging for EVs equipped with a 400V system; however, the development of 800V infrastructure, with up to 350kW charging, will gradually enable even more fast-charging.

In line with this trend, Hyundai Motor Group has invested in IONITY, Europe’s leading high-power charging network, as a strategic partner and shareholder. IONITY operates 298 high-power charging (HPC) stations – using a charging capacity of up to 350 kW – along highways in European countries. The company plans to increase this number to 400 HPC stations by 2022, including 53 currently under construction.

E-GMP offers 800V charging capability as standard and enables 400V charging, without the need for additional components or adapters. The multi-charging system is a world’s first patented technology which operates the motor and the inverter to boost 400V to 800V for stable charging compatibility.

A BEV based on E-GMP is capable of a maximum range of over 500km with a fully charged battery, according to the Worldwide Harmonized Light-duty vehicle Procedure (WLTP). Moreover, it can high-speed charge up to 80 percent in just 18 minutes and can add up to 100km of driving range in just five minutes.

Unlike previous BEVs, which only accept one-way charging, the E-GMP’s charging system is more flexible. The E-GMP’s newly developed Integrated Charging Control Unit (ICCU) represents an upgrade from existing On-Board Chargers (OBC), which typically only allow electricity to flow in a single direction from an external power source. The ICCU enables a new vehicle-to-load (V2L) function, which can additionally discharge energy from the vehicle battery without additional components. This enables BEV based on the E-GMP to operate other electric machinery (110 / 220V) anywhere. The system can even be used to charge another EV.

The new V2L function can supply up to 3.5kW of power and operate a mid-sized air conditioner unit and a 55-inch television for up to 24 hours.

E-GMP to underpin future EV sales growth worldwide
Hyundai Motor Group has put in considerable effort to prepare for the era of electrification. Kia Motors Corporation launched its first mass-produced BEV in 2011, the Ray EV, in Korea, with the Soul EV sold in global markets from 2014. The Group completed the introduction of a mass production system for all electrified vehicles in 2015, including those with HEV, PHEV, BEV, and FCEV.

The E-GMP will underpin Hyundai Motor Group’s plans to introduce a total of 23 BEV models including 11 dedicated BEV models, and sell more than 1 million BEVs worldwide by 2025. As part of its BEV vision, Hyundai Motor Company launched its dedicated ‘IONIQ’ BEV brand in August 2020, which includes three dedicated BEV models, the IONIQ 5,6 and 7 by 2024. This currently covers various vehicle segments.

Kia is also undergoing a transformation for the era of electrification, based on its ‘Plan S’ mid-to-long term strategy. In September, Kia announced plans to increase the share of BEV sales volumes as a proportion of total sales to 20 percent by 2025. The company also recently published an early image of seven dedicated BEV models to be released sequentially by 2027.

About Hyundai Motor Group 
Hyundai Motor Group is a global corporation that has created a value chain based on automobiles, steel, and construction and includes logistics, finance, IT and service. With about 250,000 employees worldwide, the Group’s automobile brands include Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp and Genesis. Armed with creative thinking, cooperative communication and the will to take on all challenges, we are working to create a better future for all. 

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Sovereign Pacific’s USD $500M Fund for The Caribbean Region

Leslie Thomas and Umashanker Mishra

TORONTO, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Sovereign Pacific Capital, an Asia wealth and asset management organization establishes a USD $500M Sovereign Pacific Fund, in partnership with Possibility Group, for sustainable investments in St. Kitts & Nevis and the Caribbean region.

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Sovereign Pacific Capital Ltd.,, a Singapore based wealth and asset management organization, partners with Possibility Group Ltd., a Caribbean value creation organization, to establish a USD $500M Sovereign Pacific Fund for sustainable investments in St. Kitts & Nevis and the Caribbean region. Sovereign Pacific Fund will be administered and managed by Possibility Capital Inc.,, a Caribbean wealth and asset management organization.

Sovereign Pacific Capital’s focus includes Financial Services, Real Estate, Healthcare, Renewable Energy, Hotels & Resorts, Manufacturing and Agriculture.

Sovereign Pacific Capital’s Chairman, Umashanker Mishra, is an Indian Canadian, Philanthropist, Attorney and Solicitor and Investment Banker. He is the Founder & Chairman of Global Human Care Foundation, which is a private Canadian entity focused on charitable projects in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean region.

Possibility Group,, is a leading value creation organization in Asia, Caribbean and North America. Possibility creates, develops and manages sustainable business for stakeholders based on a life cycle engineered, performance driven, partnerships = possibilities system.

Possibility’s Caribbean business includes Real Estate Development, Renewable Energy, Asset Management, Possibility Capital, Investment Management, Sustainable Manufacturing, Proprietary Agriculture and Medical Healthcare.

Possibility Group’s President & CEO, Leslie Thomas, P. Eng., is a Caribbean Canadian, born in St. Kitts & Nevis, with a personal motivation to “give back” to Tabernacle, St. Kitts & Nevis and the Caribbean and to contribute in a “unique and lasting” way to the region through Possibility Group, Possibility Capital and Global Human Care Foundation.

“We are very excited about our partnership with Sovereign Pacific Capital; Chairman, Umashanker Mishra and Sovereign Pacific’s USD $500M Fund, which will help to address a significant Barrier to Growth (access to Financing) in the Caribbean Region”.

“Sustainable manufacturing in the Caribbean region and the production of high quality Caribbean steel rebar and also environmentally friendly Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF), will help property owners, developers, resorts, hotels, governments, institutions and asset managers to reduce capital cost, energy cost and construction time, and significantly increase buildings strength (hurricane proof). Further benefits include developing new skills, trades, occupations, employment for Women in the construction industry and our Suncastle Resorts, Condos & Commercial buildings will be constructed primarily by Caribbean Women (to the highest industry standards and without compromise in quality, safety, strength or finish), which will be innovative, revolutionary, unique and life changing”, said Mr. Thomas.

For Media: Leslie Thomas,, (416) 900-7380, (416) 900-8375

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NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises Announces Strategic Realignment Of Entertainment And Monetization Businesses To Super Serve Latinos In An Evolving Media Space

Beau Ferrari, Chairman, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises

MIAMI, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises today announced the realignment of several of its divisions designed to fuel growth in a rapidly changing media market driven by Latinos’ demand for culturally relevant storytelling across linear, digital and mobile formats. The new structure will maximize Telemundo’s content across all its platforms and strengthen collaboration between the company’s award-winning creators and the revenue and distribution team.

Beau Ferrari, Chairman, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises

Effective immediately, the realignment of functions includes the following: 

  • Ronald Day is elevated to President of Entertainment and Content Strategy, continuing to report to Beau Ferrari, Chairman, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises. In addition, Romina Rosado is promoted to EVP, Entertainment and Content Strategy reporting to Day. Both executives have led the company’s omnichannel strategy resulting in significant growth across linear and non-linear platforms. With a focus on entertainment and in collaboration with Telemundo Global Studios, Network News and Sports, the division will ensure content is made available on all Telemundo platforms including Universo and Peacock, as well as other direct-to-consumer outlets, under a centralized and coordinated strategy. This division will develop a data-driven content strategy that is tailored to audience preferences and fits each of Telemundo’s platforms across the portfolio.
  • A newly-redesigned Revenue Strategy and Distribution unit will be led by Peter Blacker in a broader role as EVP, Chief Commercial Officer, Head of DTC Licensing, continuing to report to Ferrari. Blacker has been instrumental in leading the expansion of Telemundo’s revenue streams and the development of its digital and emerging businesses. In his new role, he will focus exclusively on the commercialization, monetization and distribution of Telemundo content including direct-to-consumer and emerging platforms. Blacker will be responsible for partnering with Telemundo’s creative engines (Global Studios, Entertainment, Sports and News), as well as with the NBCU Distribution & Licensing and Peacock teams, to develop monetization opportunities in the U.S. and globally. Telemundo Global Studios, led by its President Marcos Santana, will continue to oversee long and short-form content creation for all platforms including direct-to-consumer and emerging formats.

The current executive leadership team continues to report to Ferrari including: Amanda Calpin, Chief Financial Officer; Luis Fernández, President, Network News; Mónica Gil, Chief Administrative and Marketing Officer; Ashaki Rucker, SVP, Human Resources; Marcos Santana, President, Telemundo Global Studios; Ana Salas Siegel, EVP, General Counsel; Ray Warren, President, Telemundo Deportes.

“Telemundo is a market leader that represents the Latino of today. As our audience’s media habits continue to evolve, Telemundo is evolving with them. This alignment will focus our creative teams to produce leading content across all platforms, while accelerating our commercialization teams to best deliver and maximize monetization in the marketplace,” said Ferrari. “These businesses will be led by world-class executives and Telemundo is better aligned to super serve the multiplatform needs of our audience while driving long-term business growth in this ever-changing market.”

As technology gives rise to new forms of storytelling, Telemundo is strengthening its leadership as the #1 producer of prime-time content in the U.S. to continue developing Latino content and storytelling across all screens, in both Spanish and English. This year, Telemundo has expanded its reach in the digital and social space. Its app has registered record growth and the network has cemented its leadership on YouTube as the #1 network in Spanish and English. Telemundo has also maintained the highest online engagement among Spanish-language networks across Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and continued to lead Spanish-language AVOD with more than 3,000 hours of content on NBCUniversal’s Peacock.

About NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises:  
NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is a world-class media company leading the industry in the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. This fast-growing multiplatform portfolio is comprised of the Telemundo Network and Station Group, Telemundo Deportes, Telemundo Global Studios, Universo, and a Revenue Strategy & Innovation unit. Telemundo Network features original Spanish-language entertainment, news and sports content reaching 94% of U.S. Hispanic TV households in 210 markets through 30 local stations, 50 affiliates and its national feed. Telemundo also owns WKAQ, a television station that serves viewers in Puerto Rico. Telemundo Deportes is the designated Spanish-language home of two of the world’s most popular sporting events: FIFA World Cup™ through 2026 and the Summer Olympic Games through 2032. Telemundo Global Studios is the company’s domestic and international scripted production unit including Telemundo Studios, Telemundo International Studios, Telemundo International, Underground Producciones, an internationally renowned production boutique based in Argentina as well as all of the company’s co-production partnerships. As the #1 media company reaching Hispanics and millennials online, the Revenue Strategy & Innovation unit distributes original content across multiple platforms, maximizing its exclusive partnerships with properties such as BuzzFeed, Vox, and Snapchat. Through Telemundo Internacional, the largest U.S.-based distributor of Spanish-language content in the world; and Universo, the company reflects the diverse lifestyle, cultural experience and language of its expanding audience. NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is a division of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

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PaySett Corporation And Credicomer Announce New Real Time Payments (RTP) Initiative


The RTP solution PayExpedite® will allow the financial institution to extend its payment offerings to small and medium size businesses (SMBs) in El Salvador

ATLANTA and SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — PaySett Corporation a global provider of ePayment solutions and Credicomer announced today the start of the implementation of a new RTP platform based on the ISO 20022 standard which will be part of the UNI RTP payments network in El Salvador.

SMBs are a major economic force in El Salvador. Over 90% of businesses in the country are SMBs and this sector generates over 60% of all jobs. For SMBs the speed of the payment is critical given the challenges they face in cash forecasting to insure proper liquidity for the smooth operations of their businesses.  Being able to receive payments 24 hours and on non-business days allows for better inventory controls and less needs for short term high interest loans to support their operations. It is also critical for SMBs to be able to pay their employees and vendors in a timely manner. Jesus Garcia VP of Business Development for PaySett explains “The flexibility of our PayExpedite® platform will allow Credicomer to expand their payments services to SMBs via multiple channels/devices. SMB’s working with Credicomer will be able to efficiently process their account receivables faster allowing for a more efficient use of their financial capital.  We see great potential in this new partnership with Credicomer in assisting SMB’s with The Way Money Moves®“.

“Since Credicomer came to the scene its main focus has been to empower the business segment with innovative technology tools to help organizations improve their operations, thus allowing the segment to meet the needs of its markets. To us it was critical to have the backing of a vendor with a great deal of experience in real time payments so that we can offer our client base an assortment of services in different platforms and digital channels that will allow them to perform inter-bank funds transfers, credit their own accounts as well as third party accounts efficiently and securely” mentioned Roger Avilez, Credicomer’s General Manager.

To find out how PaySett can help your organization improve its payments operations contact us at

About PaySett Corporation

Atlanta, Georgia based PaySett Corporation is a global provider of payment software solutions. PaySett provides products/services to assist global financial entities to effectively manage the way money moves throughout their organizations and for their customers. PaySett’s two decades of experience moving payments through national and international payment networks has allowed for the development of advance payment software for assisting global banks with the capability to enhance their regional and global payment network processing capabilities.  Fifteen of the top twenty global banks process payments through PaySett software.

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2022 Acura MDX to Make World Debut Dec. 8

Acura will reveal the boldly redesigned 2022 Acura MDX on December 8 at 11:30 am PST.

TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Acura will reveal the boldly redesigned 2022 Acura MDX on Dec. 8. As the brand’s new flagship model, MDX delivers on the styling, performance and technology showcased in the MDX Prototype. The debut of the 2022 MDX ushers an emotional redesign for Acura’s fourth-generation SUV, sitting atop a new light-truck platform incorporating double wishbone front suspension (an MDX first), and adored with a sumptuously appointed interior loaded with an arsenal of new features and technologies.

Viewers can tune-in to on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 11:30 a.m. PST for a first look at the new 2022 MDX.

The fourth-generation MDX joins RDX, the best-selling model in its segment2, and the recently-launched TLX sport sedan as the latest model to be designed from the ground up around Acura’s Precision Crafted Performance brand DNA. The new MDX, featuring a 3.5-liter VTEC® V6 engine, 10-speed automatic transmission and available fourth-generation Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®), will arrive at dealers early next year. An MDX Type S, Acura’s first high-performance SUV variant, will follow in the summer of 2021.

The original 2001 MDX was the industry’s first three-row SUV to be based on a unibody platform, with superior comfort, space and driving performance than existing truck-based SUVs. Upon its debut, MDX earned critical praise, including 2001 North American Truck of the Year and 2001 Motor Trend SUV of the Year awards. Over the past two decades and three generations of advancement, MDX has earned its place as America’s all-time best-selling three-row luxury SUV, with cumulative sales exceeding 1 million units. 

About Acura

Acura is a leading automotive nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance – a commitment to expressive styling, high performance and innovative engineering, all built on a foundation of quality and reliability. The Acura lineup features five distinctive models – the ILX and TLX sport sedans, the RDX and MDX sport-utility vehicles and the next-generation, electrified NSX supercar. All Acura models sold in North America for the 2021 model year are made in the U.S., using domestic and globally sourced parts.

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1 Based on MotorIntelligence cumulative total sales among all 3-row luxury SUV and CUV models, January 1980 through October 2020.
2 Based on MotorIntelligence total sales volume 2006-2020CYTD Oct.

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Mopec Adds International Distribution Capabilities in Latin America


Agreements in nine countries provide mortuary and mass fatality products and services

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich., Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Mopec—a leading provider of high-quality pathology, anatomy, mortuary and necropsy equipment and products—has recently finalized distribution agreements in nine countries in Latin America, expanding the company’s global product network. 

“These agreements reflect our ongoing commitment to providing high-quality products and services around the world,” said Alan P. Diaz, Director of International Commercialization at Mopec. “We look forward to working with our new partners and to continuing to grow our international relationships.”

The recently signed agreements and available products include:

  • Chile: Arquimed: Mortuary chambers, autopsy tables, thanatology stations, grosslab or macroscopy stations, autopsy saws, thanatological instruments
  • Colombia: Macrosearch
  • Costa Rica: IFR: Full Mopec catalog
  • Ecuador: SIMED
  • Mexico: IVG: Autopsy saws, pedestal autopsy tables and carts, body lifts and transports, mass fatality and mortuary response solutions, pathology grossing stations
  • Panama: La Casa del Medico
  • Paraguay: Infotec
  • Puerto Rico: Bio-Nuclear
  • Peru: SIMED

In addition to supplying specific products in the above countries, Mopec’s experienced team of professionals is available to provide customized emergency preparedness, mass fatality response and surge capacity products and services in support of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic The company’s recently published whitepaper The Future of Mass Fatality Preparedness provides valuable insight and guidance on preparedness best practices. To access the whitepaper or learn more about Mopec’s products and services, visit

About Mopec
Mopec, based in Madison Heights, Michigan, is a manufacturer and distributor of high-quality pathology, anatomy, mortuary, and necropsy equipment and products. Founded in 1992, Mopec differentiates itself through its extensive engineering process, superior design, and market-leading quality. Mopec is Better By Design and specializes in solutions for hospitals, universities, morgues, and a variety of other markets. Mopec is committed to the production innovative products and providing high quality customer service. For more information, visit

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Coming Together for Giving Tuesday


Toyota celebrates global day of giving with $700,000 in grants to nonprofits across the U.S.

PLANO, Texas, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — This holiday season is unlike any other, and a little holiday cheer can go a long way to uplifting communities across the country. This Giving Tuesday, a global day of generosity and giving, Toyota Motor North America is supporting more than 25 nonprofit organizations with grants totaling $700,000, providing basic needs, holiday gifts, school supplies, and more.

Toyota employees are also making a difference through company-matched donations supporting eligible non-profit organizations, and donating to employee led drives for food, clothes and holiday gifts.

“With traditional giving events postponed or canceled this year, we can still come together for a good cause to help our neighbors in need,” said Sean Suggs, group vice president, Toyota Social Innovation. “We hope these grants help organizations bring holiday cheer to families in need, further support front line responders, and provide additional resources for teachers.”

Toyota’s Giving Tuesday activities impact a variety of causes and organizations local to its U.S. facilities and operations, including:

  • Children’s health centers
  • Homeless shelters
  • Food banks
  • Senior meal delivery services
  • Rehabilitation and recovery organizations
  • Museums, orchestras and the arts
  • Emergency and needed supplies for children and teachers
  • Counseling, medical, utility and mobility assistance

Toyota’s Giving Tuesday grants include:




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Plano, Texas

North Texas Food Bank, Children’s Health, Community Partners of Dallas

Toyota Motor North America, Research & Development

Saline, Michigan

10 organizations impacted and addressing growing needs. Food banks (MI, AZ, CA), homeless family shelter, cultural orgs, senior meals delivery.

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Princeton, Indiana

Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science

Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra

Children’s Museum of Evansville

Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky

Georgetown, Kentucky

Toys for Tots

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi

Blue Springs, Mississippi

Salvation Army

Toyota Motor Manufacturing,


San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio Food Bank Turkey Trot Race

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Alabama

Huntsville, Alabama

Kids to Love

Free 2 Teach


Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Missouri

Troy, Missouri

Salvation Army

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Tennessee

Jackson, Tennessee

United Way of West Tennessee

Toyota Motor Manufacturing,

West Virginia

Buffalo, West Virginia

Salvation Army Angel Tree

About Toyota
Toyota (NYSE:TM) has been a part of the cultural fabric in the U.S. for more than 60 years, and is committed to advancing sustainable, next-generation mobility through our Toyota and Lexus brands, plus our nearly 1,500 dealerships. 

Toyota has created a tremendous value chain and directly employs more than 36,000 in the U.S. The company has contributed world-class design, engineering, and assembly of more than 30 million cars and trucks at our 9 manufacturing plants, 10 including our joint venture in Alabama that begins production in 2021.

To help inspire the next generation for a career in STEM-based fields, including mobility, Toyota launched its virtual education hub at with an immersive experience and chance to visit many of our U.S. manufacturing facilities. The hub also includes a series of free STEM-based lessons and curriculum through Toyota USA Foundation partners, virtual field trips and more. For more information about Toyota, visit

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Mazda Reports November Sales Results

Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico through nearly 700 dealers. Operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City. For more information on Mazda vehicles, including photography and B-roll, please visit the online Mazda media center at (PRNewsFoto/Mazda North American Operations)

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today reported total November sales of 21,752 vehicles, a decrease of 10.8 percent compared to November 2019. Year-to-date sales totaled 247,768 vehicles; a decrease of 1.7 percent compared to the same time last year. With 23 selling days in November, compared to 26 the year prior, the company posted an increase of .09 percent on a Daily Selling Rate (DSR) basis.

Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico through nearly 700 dealers. Operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City. For more information on Mazda vehicles, including photography and B-roll, please visit the online Mazda media center at (PRNewsFoto/Mazda North American Operations)

CPO sales totaled 5,115 vehicles in November, an increase of .04 percent compared to November 2019, and achieved its best November.

Mazda Motor de Mexico (MMdM) reported November sales of 5,768 vehicles, a decrease 6.9 percent compared to November last year. Year-to-date sales decreased 23.8 percent, with 41,274 vehicles sold.

Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, California, and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico through approximately 620 dealers. Operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City. For more information on Mazda vehicles, including photography and B-roll, please visit the online Mazda media center at

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Grammy® Winner and Business Entrepreneur Pitbull Invests in New Connected Fitness Equipment CLMBR


DENVER, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — CLMBR, a leader in connected fitness technology, today announced Grammy® Winner, education advocate, business entrepreneur and motivational speaker, Pitbull has joined the CLMBR investment team to support the commercial launch of the company’s two flagship products: CLMBR Connected and CLMBR Pure. As a part of the collaboration, CLMBR and Pitbull will donate a CLMBR Connected machine along with full, unlimited access to the on-demand, instructor-led fitness content to every Sports Leadership and Management (SLAM!) public charter school throughout the country.


“It’s an honor to be involved with a great group of investors at CLMBR, as we’ve all climbed our way to the top,” says Armando Christian Perez (Pitbull). “What caught my eye about CLMBR is its unique workout, it reminds me of performing on stage. I know people are going to enjoy this new way of working out at home.”

CLMBR is an ergonomic and innovative vertical climbing machine. It’s the first vertical climber to feature a large-format touch display with on-demand, instructor-led classes. The patent-pending design has a high-quality build, minimal level of required maintenance, and features an integrated audio system that can fill an entire room with sound, enhancing excitement for the user. It also offers a state-of-the-art companion app to display key metrics, including vertical feet climbed and workout targets reached.

SLAM! is a network of tuition-free public charter K-12 schools serving students who seek careers in the Sports Leadership and Management industries. Pitbull helped start SLAM in 2013 in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood, where he grew up. Today, SLAM! operates in eleven different cities throughout the country and has a 100 percent graduation rate.

“We are thrilled to have Armando join our team to help launch CLMBR in the market and bring an exciting fitness modality to consumers,” added Avrum Elmakis, founder and CEO of CLMBR. “CLMBR is committed to democratizing fitness and I’m honored to work with Armando to provide CLMBR Connected to SLAM! Charter Schools around the country to provide kids access to on-demand connected fitness to start their wellness journey. With so many schools around the country lacking proper physical education courses to remain fit, it was a no-brainer for us to work with Pitbull to help SLAM!.”

Pitbull joins the CLMBR investment team alongside Jay-Z, Novak Djokovic, venture capital and private equity firm KBW-Ventures, exercise physiologist and CEO and Founder of 22 Days Nutrition, Marco Borges, and co-Founder and former CEO of YouTube, Chad Hurley.

CLMBR is available for pre-order on Indiegogo for a launch day deal of up to 50 percent off at


CLMBR is an ergonomic and innovative vertical climbing machine. It’s the first vertical climber to feature a large-format touch display with on-demand, instructor-led classes. CLMBR’s patent-pending design has a high-quality build, a low level of required maintenance, and is easy to move – making it perfect for commercial or at-home use. The machine is beautiful with an open structural design that leaves the user’s views unobstructed, supporting a natural athletic posture. It also offers the latest user interface technology and state-of-the-art companion app that provides on-demand climbing classes and displays key metrics to maximize the user’s experience, including climbed vertical feet and the workout targets they have reached. The integrated audio on CLMBR Connected can fill any space, making it feel just like an in-studio climbing class. Unlike traditional climbing machines, CLMBR reaches for new heights and is ideal for any modern user. With its low impact and ergonomic movement, CLMBR is safe for most ages and levels of ability. To pre-order and learn more, please visit


Pitbull invites disruption on a global scale as a GRAMMY®-winning independent international superstar, education advocate, business entrepreneur and motivational speaker. With countless awards, dozens of international number ones, hundreds of gold and platinum certifications, single sales of over 80 million, and cumulative views in excess of 15 billion, one of the most impressive careers in music history set the stage for him to make true change. Not only did he successfully help establish Sports Leadership Arts and Management (SLAM!) tuition-free public charter schools across the country, he was honored by the United Nations General Assembly on behalf of Clean Water Here; he is a partner in eMerge Americas, the annual tech and innovation summit held in Miami; and he was honored alongside music legends as well as Nobel Peace Prize and Pulitzer winners at the 2019 International Achievement Summit. Pitbull and Horizon Media have partnered to launch 305 Worldwide, a new multicultural marketing agency. The first partnership secured through 305 Worldwide is Pitbull’s multiplatform marketing collaboration with Boost Mobile. Pitbull has performed for millions worldwide and even joined forces with the #1 life and business strategist, Tony Robbins, for numerous engagements around the globe. He maximizes his own creative, entrepreneurial and personal freedom yet again on the Latin album LIBERTAD 548 — his first project released independently under his own Mr. 305 Records. Pitbull is scheduled to perform at the 2020 Latin GRAMMYs in November.

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2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5 Turbo: Pricing and Packaging


IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The journey ahead in the 2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5 Turbo just expanded with the addition of the Skyactiv-G 2.5 Turbo. Mazda’s newest crossover blends sophisticated designs, ample amenities, nimble driving dynamics, and thoughtful proportions to help the vehicle standout in its segment. The new 2021 CX-30 2.5 Turbo’s performance and capabilities encourage a willingness to embrace adventures and enjoying the higher qualities in life.

The turbocharged engine in the CX-30 will deliver 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque with premium (93 octane) fuel, or 227 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque with regular (87 octane) fuel. Mazda’s i-Activ all-wheel drive with off-road traction assist and Skyactiv-Drive quick-shifting, six-speed automatic transmission with sport mode are standard on all turbo models. This upscale powertrain helps deliver a direct and connected driving experience focused on everyday drivability with accessible and broad low-end torque. This enhanced performance helps make each drive more enjoyable, from city commutes to scenic outdoor explorations.

To complement its enhanced performance and capabilities, the CX-30 2.5 Turbo is well-appointed with numerous standard features that help give owners a rewarding feeling. The modern design and proportions of the 8.8-inch large center display with the latest Mazda ConnectTM system, and Apple CarPlayTM and Android AutoTM capabilities provides occupants with seamless integration with their smartphone. Mazda Connected Services with three-year trial and in-car Wi-Fi hot spot with six-months, or 2GB, trial can help keep the most tech-minded individuals in touch with the digital world as they explore the physical one. Additional standard features include Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry, eight-speaker sound system, dual USB audio inputs, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear air conditioning vents, electronic parking brake, rearview camera, and rain-sensing windshield wipers.

The CX-30’s interior showcases Mazda Design’s ability to elegantly bring together complex materials for a simple, yet sophisticated atmosphere. New standard chrome accents on the push button start, steering wheel and glove box lid balance the leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift knob, and leatherette seats. The seven-inch reconfigurable TFT gauge display is able to show useful information while maintaining a timeless appearance. Heated front seats, power moonroof, and a frameless auto-dimming rearview mirror are also standard on the CX-30 2.5 Turbo. The exterior is elevated in the turbo model as well with 18-inch black aluminum alloy wheels, gloss black front grille, gloss black heated door mirrors with turn signals, “TURBO” badge on the liftgate and engine cover, aluminum roof rails, and automatic on/off LED headlights and LED taillights.

Traversing in the CX-30 2.5 Turbo can lead to a variety of experiences. To help provide peace of mind for different situations, the turbocharged compact crossover comes standard with most of Mazda’s i-Activsense safety features. These include Mazda Radar Cruise Control with stop and go function, Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Smart Brake Support, Lane Departure Warning with Lane-Keep Assist, Driver Attention Alert and High Beam Control.

When equipped with the Premium package, the CX-30 2.5 Turbo offers more amenities that can help when conquering that next adventure. The interior is heightened with Bose® 12-speaker premium audio, heated steering wheel with paddle shifters and leather seats. Added conveniences include power liftgate, windshield-projected Active Driving Display, Traffic Sign Recognition, Adaptive Front-lighting System, LED Signature Illumination headlights and taillights, SiriusXM® satellite radio with three-month trial, and Mazda Navigation with three-year Traffic and Travel Link trial.

The Premium Plus package is all-new for the 2021 CX-30 and exclusive to the Turbo models. This package provides the latest in advanced technology to help deliver a rewarding experience. This includes new i-Activsense safety features Smart City Brake Support Reverse and Rear Cross-Traffic Braking, which can help a driver by automatically applying the brakes when the vehicle is reversing at speeds between 2 to 4 mph and an obstacle is detected, or when a crossing vehicle is sensed as the driver is backing out of a parking space. A new support feature, Traffic Jam Assist, enhances Mazda Radar Cruise Control in certain situations by providing steering inputs that can help assist the driver stay within lane markers at speeds under 40 mph. The 360° View Monitor with high-definition digital clarity and front and rear parking sensors are new for the CX-30. Auto-dimming driver’s side door mirror and added Homelink to the frameless rearview mirror are also included in this package.


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Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, California, and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico through approximately 620 dealers. Operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City. For more information on Mazda vehicles, including photography and B-roll, please visit the online Mazda media center at

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1 MSRP does not include $1,100 for destination and handling ($1,145 in Alaska), taxes, title or additional fees. Dealers set actual sale prices.

2 MSRP does not include $1,100 for destination and handling ($1,145 in Alaska), taxes, title or additional fees. Dealers set actual sale prices.

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All-New Kia Sorento Embarks On A Cross-Country Journey From California To New Year’s Eve In New York City’s Times Square

All-New Kia Sorento Embarks on a Cross-Country Journey from California to New Year's Eve in New York City's Times Square

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Heralding the arrival of the all-new 2021 Sorento, Kia Motors America is accelerating the countdown to the New Year with a coast-to-coast tour of the U.S. The fourth generation Sorento, Kia’s newest SUV will haul the “2021” New Year’s Eve numerals from the brand’s headquarters in Irvine, CA, to Times Square in New York City for installation at the top of One Times Square. At select points along the route, National Geographic will document the Sorento’s journey as well as bring the stories from these locations to life through photography and video.

All-New Kia Sorento Embarks on a Cross-Country Journey from California to New Year's Eve in New York City's Times Square

“New Year’s Eve is typically seen as a fresh start and a new beginning, and that holds true this year more than ever. With its rugged capability, the Kia Sorento will bring a little piece of the energy and fun of New Year’s Eve in Times Square to people nationwide. This will also be a reminder that we’re all in this together and that the New Year brings new opportunities and excitement,” said Russell Wager, director, marketing operations, Kia Motors America.

The road trip will culminate in Times Square, where for three days after arriving, the “2021” numerals will be part of a larger vehicle display before being installed at the top of One Times Square for the iconic New Year’s Eve Ball Drop, with Kia as the Official Countdown Sponsor. On December 31, a new creative campaign featuring the all-new Sorento will debut during Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2021, on ABC. And to recognize and thank them for their hard work and dedication, Kia will host frontline workers and their families in Times Square so they can ring in the New Year. The frontline workers will be shuttled to and from the festivities by a fleet of Sorento SUVs.

With the “2021” numbers in tow, the Sorento departed Kia’s Orange County headquarters with arrival in Times Square set for December 21. Along the way, the Sorento will stop at Kia dealerships in Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.

Throughout the road trip and including all activities in Times Square, Kia will adhere to CDC recommended protocols regarding face masks and social distancing guidelines.

About Kia Motors America

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

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

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Melissa Díaz Campos’s new book Me Encontré Contigo y te Escribí, a stirring collection of narratives that reflect on humanity’s deepest emotions and thoughts


GAITHERSBURG, Md., Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The book Me Encontré Contigo y te Escribí was created by Melissa Díaz Campos. Melissa Díaz Campos is an author who graduated with a degree in education from the University of Carabobo. She emigrated to the United States in 2013 where she obtained a master of education on leadership in teaching and learning and worked as a teacher in public schools, currently a Spanish teacher in a school in Washington, DC.

About this book: “The encounters with love, sadness, optimism, hope, and anguish are some of the ingredients to prepare a poetic delicacy of vibrant sensations immersed in letters, sketches, confessions, epistles, Rima Jotabé, and eclectic poetry. This book is dedicated to different life circumstances. This contains proses and verses that are born in the deep corridors of the soul.”

Published by Page Publishing, Melissa Díaz Campos’s new book Me Encontré Contigo y te Escribí contains resounding perspectives that reveal the wisdom of life through its meaningful moments that emanate with compassion, hope, and faith.

Consumers who wish to attain grace and enlightenment that inspires blessing to the soul can purchase Me Encontré Contigo y te Escribí online at Apple iTunes,, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

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

About Page Publishing:

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

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Elena Batriz Parra and Viliulfo Valderrama’s new book Aprenda a Ser Feliz, an insightful tome that instills insights that lead to fulfillment in life


TUCSON, Ariz., Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The book Aprenda a Ser Feliz was created by Elena Batriz Parra and Viliulfo Valderrama. Elena is an author and a doctor in school psychology and clinical psychology who specializes in counseling and psychological treatment of Mexican, Hispanic, and Latino populations and has conducted studies in the area of cross-cultural research. She is currently the owner, director, and psychologist of the Multicultural Psychotherapeutic Center in Tucson, Arizona.

Elena and Viliulfo said this about their book: “If you feel your situation is hopeless and you do not even know what is preventing you from being happy; if you feel insecure, lonely, and rejected; if you feel life is unfair and happiness is not made for you; if you feel like you have no control over your emotions and your destiny or just want to improve your life, this book is for you. In this book, you will learn

  • how to achieve happiness,
  • how to break down the obstacles that prevent you from being happy,
  • how to combat spiritual and emotional decay,
  • how to improve your relationships with others,
  • how to improve your self-esteem,
  • how to live happily, and
  • how to develop the skills that allow them to be happy.”

Published by Page Publishing, Elena Batriz Parra and Viliulfo Valderrama’s new book Aprenda a Ser Feliz will encourage the readers to stay steadfast in their life’s journey and learn to value themselves and their relationships with others to attain purpose and contentment in life.

Consumers who wish to understand the true meaning of life, faith, and joy can purchase Aprenda a Ser Feliz in any bookstore or online at Apple iTunes,, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

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

About Page Publishing:

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

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FIBRA Prologis Recognized as Sustainability Leader in Newly Released ESG Rankings


MEXICO CITY, Nov. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — FIBRA Prologis (BMV: FIBRAPL14), a leading owner and operator of Class-A industrial real estate in Mexico, was listed for the 4th consecutive year on the S&P Dow Jones Sustainability MILA Pacific Index and received high scores from the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) for outstanding performance in environmental stewardship, social responsibility and governance (ESG).

“At FIBRA Prologis we are committed to the integration of environmental sustainability and social impact into the management of our business,” said Luis Gutierrez, CEO, Prologis Property Mexico. “Being recognized by GRESB and S&P Dow Jones, confirm ESG is a core component of our  DNA and the hard work of our team to promote sustainable operations with our tenants and facilities, high quality work conditions and transparency with our shareholders.”

GRESB recognizes outstanding leadership in sustainability for real estate companies and funds. FIBRA Prologis was ranked first in its peer group earning Green Star and recognized as a Regional Listed Sector Leader for the industrial sector in the Americas.

For the fourth consecutive year, FIBRA Prologis was included in the S&P Dow Jones Sustainability MILA Pacific Index which is designed to measure best-in-class companies that fulfill certain sustainability criteria better than the majority of their peers within a given industry.


FIBRA Prologis is a leading owner and operator of Class-A industrial real estate in Mexico. As of September 30, 2020, FIBRA Prologis was comprised of 201 logistics and manufacturing facilities in six industrial markets in Mexico totaling 39.0 million square feet (3.6 million square meters) of gross leasable area.


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

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

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Montefiore Statement on NYSNA Strike at Montefiore New Rochelle


NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — “Today, Montefiore New Rochelle is taking steps to protect the community because NYSNA leadership has chosen to go on strike during the latest surge of COVID-19.


In negotiations over the past 18-months we offered NYSNA:

  • Over 7% in wage increases
  • Medical expenses for retired nurses
  • Tuition reimbursement of $7,500 per year
  • Health insurance with no employee contributions
  • Funding for the NYSNA Pension Fund

To most this would seem like a good deal, even in the absence of the COVID-19 pandemic when hospitals and individuals are struggling financially.

NYSNA is striking because they want the power to dictate staffing assignments and hand out plum positions to their friends, while Montefiore believes the decisions on how to treat patients and make these assignments rests not with any one group alone, but with the entire team caring for the patient.

NYSNA is willfully misleading the public by suggesting that Montefiore New Rochelle is unprepared for the latest COVID-19 surge, when the truth is, in compliance with the Governor’s orders, MNR is stocked with 90 days of PPE for its employees. NYSNA is selfishly putting the community at risk and using COVID-19 as a political football.

We choose patients over NYSNA’s politics.

Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital will remain open but will enact contingency plans, including relocating patients to other facilities to ensure their safety.”

About Montefiore Health System

Montefiore Health System is one of New York’s premier academic health systems and is a recognized leader in providing exceptional quality and personalized, accountable care to approximately three million people in communities across the Bronx, Westchester and the Hudson Valley. It is comprised of 10 hospitals, including the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital and more than 200 outpatient ambulatory care sites. The advanced clinical and translational research at its medical school, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, directly informs patient care and improves outcomes. From the Montefiore-Einstein Centers of Excellence in cancer, cardiology and vascular care, pediatrics, and transplantation, to its preeminent school-based health program, Montefiore is a fully integrated healthcare delivery system providing coordinated, comprehensive care to patients and their families. For more information please visit Follow us on Twitter and view us on Facebook and YouTube.

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Ismael Cala launches, a daily digital newspaper about health and wellbeing


MIAMI, Nov. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – This week, presenter, bestselling author and strategist Ismael Cala launched the daily digital newspaper, a website containing news about health, wellbeing and lifestyle.

“This is the result —still a work in progress— of an idea that was conceived a long time ago. It forms part of the accelerated digital immersion we have experienced this year”, said Ismael Cala of the newspaper’s launch.

The site can be found at, on social networks such as Twitter: @Cala and @CalaBienestar; Facebook, Instagram and Linkedin: IsmaelCala.

“Our professional team rigorously processes information about health and wellbeing, with contrasting themes, research results and daily news on the Covid-19 situation, using language that is accessible to all. My advice is to read it every day, reflect on it and share it”, added Cala.

For his part, Michel D. Suárez, the editorial director added: “The goal is to establish ourselves as a benchmark portal for health, wellbeing and technology, working with inspiring columnists, experts, doctors, coaches, psychologists and other professionals Ismael usually works with”.  is particularly aimed at Hispanic audiences in the United States, Latin America and Spain.

“We enjoy valuable technical collaboration with the The Panda Way and the MS Agency content team; but, above all, with a solvent brand such as Ismael’s”, said Suárez, a doctor in Journalism who has worked closely with Ismael Cala for over 35 years.  is part of the Cala Group, the holding company that includes other brands such as Cala.Academy, Escala Meditando APP and Cala Digital, as well as non-profit organisations such as the Ismael Cala Foundation.


Life and business strategist. He hosted CALA on CNN en Español during prime time for five and a half years. He currently directs and presents CALA on North American channel MegaTV. Businessman and social entrepreneur. Author of eight bestsellers on leadership, entrepreneurship and personal development, including “The Power of Listening” and “Wake Up With Cala”. Cala was born in Santiago de Cuba in 1969 and has a degree in Art History from the Universidad de Oriente. He graduated from York University’s School of Communication in Toronto and holds a diploma from Seneca College in Television Production. He is the president and founder of Cala Enterprises Corporation and the Ismael Cala Foundation.


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Spanish Broadcasting System Schedules Third Quarter 2020 Earnings Release And Conference Call


MIAMI, Nov. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (OTC Pink: SBSAA) (the “Company”) announced that it will post its third quarter 2020 financial results on Monday, November 30, 2020. The quarterly earnings release and reporting package will be available on the Company’s website, at by close of business on Monday, November 30, 2020.   

The Company will host a webcast to discuss its third quarter 2020 financial results on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The live webcast can be found on the Company’s website at A replay of the webcast will also be available at for fourteen days.

You may also access via teleconference by dialing 412-317-5441 ten minutes prior to its scheduled start time.  There will also be a replay available through Wednesday, December 16, 2020 which can be accessed by dialing 877-344-7529 (U.S) or 412-317-0088 (Int’l), passcode: 10150088.

About Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc.   

Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (SBS) owns and operates radio stations located in the top U.S. Hispanic markets of New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco and Puerto Rico, airing the Tropical, Regional Mexican, Spanish Adult Contemporary, Top 40 and Urbano format genres. SBS also operates AIRE Radio Networks, a national radio platform of over 300 affiliated stations reaching 95% of the U.S. Hispanic audience.  SBS also owns MegaTV, a network television operation with over-the-air, cable and satellite distribution and affiliates throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico, produces a nationwide roster of live concerts and events, and owns a stable of digital properties, including La Musica, a mobile app providing Latino-focused audio and video streaming content and HitzMaker, a new-talent destination for aspiring artists. For more information, visit us online at


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Former Governor of Puerto Rico Statement Regarding Exoneration by Independent Prosecutor


WASHINGTON, Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Former Governor Ricardo Rosselló of Puerto Rico was exonerated today after the commonwealth’s Independent Prosecutor (FEI, its acronym in Spanish) released the report on its 16-month investigation that resulted in no charges against Rosselló. 

The FEI investigation was launched on July 15, 2019 by the Puerto Rico Independent Prosecutor to examine the leaked – and according to FEI and the Institute for Forensic Sciences of Puerto Rico a document that is not original and is incomplete and modified – text messages.

“First and foremost, I want to thank my wife, Beatriz for being a pillar of strength and love. I also want to thank my children, my entire family, and all of my friends and supporters for their unbending belief and love during this long and arduous process,” said Rosselló. “As I have said all along, this regrettable issue was used by my political opponents to distract attention away from the significant reforms we were achieving on behalf of the people of Puerto Rico – chief among them eliminating the culture of corruption.”

Rosselló points out during his administration the creation of an Inspector General office, a streamlined procurement reform, a turnkey collaborative MOU with the federal government to battle corruption, the first anti-corruption code for the island, regulation of lobbyists by creating the first public registry, a local freedom of information act, and transparency efforts to publish financial data that had previous to his administration always been withheld. 

“I regret that as consequence of this issue my administration was thwarted in a sincere desire to faithfully serve the people of Puerto Rico,” he said. 

Rosselló, who has an extensive and distinguished background in biosciences, is currently living near Washington, D.C., where he is working the creation of businesses to help address the global pandemic. He is also lecturing graduate classes in government, where he shares some of the lessons learned from his experience in leading Puerto Rico.

“I am grateful to the people of Puerto Rico for allowing me to serve and I am proud of the achievements we made together, under the toughest of circumstances,” Rosselló said. “Facing unprecedented fiscal challenges, economic decay, social stagnation, government structural collapse, an imposed fiscal oversight board, and the impact of two devastating storms in the span of two weeks, we did much to address the corruption, inefficiency and complacency that plagued our government for years. Our accomplishments in streamlining government, reforming the energy, health, and education sectors, reducing crime rates, growing the economy, and advancing the rights of women, the poor, faith-based communities and the LGBTQ communities put Puerto Rico in a better place. While many challenges still lie ahead, I remain confident of a more hopeful future, and that future includes statehood for Puerto Rico.”


SOURCE Ricardo Rosselló

2020 Stopping Cyber Monday? Not Hardly!


WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Even under normal circumstances not everyone can get together for in-person celebrations. But this year has been anything but normal. As a result, many are resorting to shipping gifts and relying on video technology to bring them together for all of their holiday festivities. And while we can’t fix your tech issues for the video celebrations, we can ensure your gifts arrive in time for the fun. No matter what you order on Cyber Monday, or throughout the holiday season, you can Click-N-Chill with the Postal Service as We Deliver for Yule.

Don’t feel like going to the Post Office to drop off your special gift? You can stay home, cozy, and socially distant by going online. Visit or use the Click-N-Ship feature for help shipping that special holiday gift, ordering free Priority Mail boxes, printing shipping labels, purchasing postage and even requesting free next-day Package Pickup. And is always open.

2020 Holiday Shipping Deadlines
The Postal Service recommends the following mailing and shipping deadlines for expected delivery by Dec. 25 to Air/Army Post Office/Fleet Post Office/Diplomatic Post Office and domestic addresses*:

  • Dec. 9   — APO/FPO/DPO (ZIP Code 093 only) Priority Mail and First-Class Mail services
  • Dec. 11 — APO/FPO/DPO (all other ZIP Codes) Priority Mail and First-Class Mail services
  • Dec. 15 — USPS Retail Ground service
  • Dec. 18 — APO/FPO/DPO (except ZIP Code 093) USPS Priority Mail Express service
  • Dec. 18 — First-Class Mail service (including greeting cards)
  • Dec. 18 — First-Class packages (up to 15.99 ounces)
  • Dec. 19 — Priority Mail service
  • Dec. 23 — Priority Mail Express* service


  • Dec. 18    — Alaska to/from Continental U.S. First-Class Mail
  • Dec. 19    — Alaska to/from Continental U.S. Priority Mail
  • Dec. 21    — Alaska to/from Continental U.S. Priority Mail Express


  • Dec. 15   — Hawaii to/from mainland Priority Mail and First-Class Mail
  • Dec. 21   — Hawaii to/from mainland Priority Mail Express

*Not a guarantee, unless otherwise noted. Dates are for estimated delivery before Dec. 25. Actual delivery date may vary depending on origin, destination, Post Office acceptance date and time, and other conditions. Some restrictions apply. For Priority Mail Express shipments mailed Dec. 22 through Dec. 25, the money-back guarantee applies only if the shipment was not delivered, or delivery was not attempted, within two business days.

To send packages to loved ones serving in the military or at diplomatic posts abroad, the Postal Service offers a discounted price of $19.60 on its largest Priority Mail Flat Rate Box. The price includes a $1.50 per-box discount for mail sent to APO/FPO/DPO destinations worldwide.

To handle this year’s holiday shipping, the Postal Service is expanding Sunday deliveries in high package volume locations. Mail carriers will also deliver Priority Mail Express packages on Christmas Day for an additional fee in select locations.

Busiest Week
The Postal Service’s busiest time of the season peaks two weeks before Christmas, when much last-minute shopping starts. Customer traffic is expected to increase beginning Dec. 7, with the week of Dec. 14 – 21 predicted to be the busiest mailing, shipping and delivery week.

Holiday Advertising Campaign
The Postal Service’s 2020 holiday campaign features direct mail, TV, radio, print, digital and social media promotions highlighting the organization’s proud tradition of delivering cheer and value to consumers and businesses.

The first of several TV spots began airing mid-November and can be viewed on USPS-TV. A direct mail piece with information customers need to know for the holidays will be mailed to more than 100 million homes by Thanksgiving.

The Postal Service also offers shipping tips in 10 video “how to” guides. Each video is less than three minutes long and shows how to address packages, ship packages and pack a box so items arrive safely.

Mail and packages weighing more than 10 ounces and/or are more than a half-inch thick cannot be dropped into a collection box or left for a carrier to pick up if you’re using stamps for postage. Instead, take them to a retail associate at any of our Post Office locations.

Additional news and information, including all domestic, international and military mailing, and shipping deadlines, can be found at the Postal Service Holiday Newsroom:

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

Please Note: For U.S. Postal Service media resources, including broadcast quality video and audio and photo stills, visit the USPS Newsroom. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and LinkedIn. Subscribe to the USPS YouTube Channel, like us on Facebook and enjoy our Postal Posts blog. For more information about the Postal Service, visit and

More USPS holiday news, including shipping deadlines and letters to Santa, can be found at For reporters interested in speaking with a regional Postal Service public relations professional, please go to

Contact: Kim Frum

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Public Health Experts and Activists Celebrate The Movement Toward Social Justice in Public Health, the 5th Annual California Alcohol Policy Alliance Summit

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SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA), and Alcohol Justice, held #CAPASummit2020the 5th Annual CAPA SummitThe Movement Toward Social Justice in Public Health over the first three Fridays in November. The successful virtual event took place via Zoom and was attended by 296 public health experts and advocates.

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“Rising to overcome the challenges of COVID, this year’s summit was an exciting success,” said Richard Zaldivar, Board Chair of Alcohol Justice. “CAPA has developed an intersectional approach to alcohol policy that has earned the respect of public health and safety-minded activists and lawmakers throughout California. We look forward to supporting CAPA’s continuing participation in crafting public policy that places community health and safety over alcohol industry profits.”

#CAPASummit2020 was spread over three successive Fridays that began on November 6th.  In addition to participating in the virtual sessions, CAPA attendees were acknowledged in inspirational video messages by California State Assemblymember Tom Lackey and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer.

“It’s important that we have thoughtful conversations about the potential impact alcohol can have on our health and our communities,” stated California State Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez. “I applaud CAPA for being a unified voice for diverse organizations in California that want to prevent substance abuse and other alcohol-related harm through statewide action.”

Session topics and speakers included:

DAY 1 – Equity, Alcohol Injustice

  • Chanchanit (Chancee) Martorell, Thai Community Development Center
  • Kandee Lewis, Positive Results Corporation
  • Jose Guevara-Johnson, The Wall Las Memorias Project
  • Tasha R. Fridia, JD, Tribal Law and Policy Institute
  • Yvette Lopez-Ledesma, The Wilderness Society
  • Dinora Heredia, A.K.A. Fémina Fatal, Batallones Femeninos

DAY 2 – COVID-19 and Alcohol

  • Dr. John Connolly, Chief Strategist, L.A. County Department of Public Health
  • Dr. Lello Tesema, L.A. County Department of Public Health Division of Substance Abuse Prevention & Control (SAPC)
  • Diana Zúñiga, L.A. County Department of Health Services, Alternatives to Incarceration Workgroup
  • Nicolle Perras, L.A. County Department of Public Health
  • Nelly Arias, L.A. County Department of Mental Health
  • Franklin Romero, L.A. County Department of Mental Health
  • Raul M. Herrera, AJUPEME USA – Turtle Island, International Ulama Mesoamerican Hip-Ballgame association
  • Carson Benowitz-Fredricks, MSPH, CHES, Alcohol Justice
  • Vanessa Ramirez Garcia, Future Leaders of America
  • Xavier Flores, Pueblo y Salud, Inc.

DAY 3 – Social Justice-Informed Policy

  • Antonio Cortez Appling, The Long Beach Poetry Slam
  • Brian “SuperB” Oliva, Multi-title slam champion, Slam Poetry Coach
  • Kat Magill, 2x National Poetry Slam finalist, HBO Def Jam Poet,
  • Brenda Villanueva, Co-chair, Los Angeles Drug and Alcohol Policy Alliance
  • Gilbert Mora, MS, Co-chair, California Alcohol Policy Alliance
  • Jorge Castillo, Alcohol Justice
  • Raul Verdugo, Alcohol Justice
  • Veronica De Lara, MPA, Co-chair, California Alcohol Policy Alliance
  • Mayra Jimenez, Alcohol Justice

“The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us that public health needs to be reevaluated to provide fair access to all, especially for low earning communities and communities of color,” said California State Assemblymember Monique Limón. “A pandemic of this magnitude comes with many risks and concerns beyond the virus. Losing a loved one, a job, and not interacting with those around you can be very difficult, and for many, it is challenging to seek help. I applaud CAPA for having conversations about the risk of alcohol abuse during these times and interconnecting social justice with public health as we continue seeing the need for improvement in our system.”

“Even though COVID made it impossible to come together physically with activists from throughout the state, we were still able to celebrate past CAPA victories and plan new strategies,”  stated Gilbert Mora, Co-Chair of CAPA. “The virtual turnout produced unexpected moments of deep insight and inspiration. CAPA is ready to move forward with confidence and strength to demand social justice in public health in California.”

CAPA Member Organizations:

• Alcohol Justice

• Lutheran Office of Public Policy – CA

• Alcohol-Narcotics Education Foundation of California

• MFI Recovery Center

• ADAPP, Inc.

• Mountain Communities Family Resource Center

• ADAPT San Ramon Valley

• National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse

• Bay Area Community Resources

• National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence – Orange County

• Behavioral Health Services, Inc.

• Partnership for a Positive Pomona

• CA Council on Alcohol Problems

• Paso por Paso, Inc.

• CASA for Safe & Healthy Neighborhoods

• Project SAFER

• Center for Human Development

• Pueblo y Salud

• Center for Open Recovery

• Reach Out

• DogPAC of San Francisco

• San Marcos Prevention Coalition

• Dolores Huerta Foundation

• San Rafael Alcohol & Drug Coalition

• Eden Youth & Family Center

• SAY San Diego

• Institute for Public Strategies

• Saving Lives Drug & Alcohol Coalition

• FASD Network of Southern CA

• South Orange County Coalition

• Friday Night Live Partnership

• Tarzana Treatment Centers, Inc.

• Koreatown Youth & Community Center

• The Wall Las Memorias Project

• Laytonville Healthy Start

• UCEPP Social Model Recovery Systems

• L.A. County Friday Night Live

• Women Against Gun Violence

• L.A. Drug & Alcohol Policy Alliance (L.A.DAPA)

• Youth For Justice

• L.A. County Office of Education

CAPA Mission:
The California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA) shall unite diverse organizations and communities in California to protect health and safety, and prevent alcohol-related harm through statewide action.

CAPA Platform:
Current core issues leading to specific advocacy and policy change action items.

  • Raise the price of alcohol through taxes and fees, supporting the “Charge for Harm” concept that the industry should pay for treatment, prevention and all other costs to government.
  • Limit alcohol advertising in all media, especially on government-controlled property and where children or targeted populations are exposed.
  • Make the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control effective, efficient, transparent, and accountable to public health and safety concerns of the community, and not to cater to industry profits and license expediency, through policies that reduce alcohol outlet density and increase funding for alcohol control, regulation, and enforcement.
  • Eliminate product lines (such as alcopops and malt liquors) oriented to underage youth and vulnerable or targeted populations.
  • Reduce the allowable blood alcohol content for drivers as “Point .05 Saves Lives”
  • Improve labelling and out-of-home advertising of all alcohol products to ensure a) no marketing to youth, b) no indications of unsubstantiated health claims, c) display of alcohol content by volume and percentage and d) display of harms.

For more information on CAPA, go to:  and follow on:
Twitter @CAPA_Alcohol
Instagram @caalcoholpolicy
Facebook @AlcoholPolicyAlliance
California Alcohol Policy Alliance is a project of Alcohol Justice

CONTACT: Michael Scippa 415 548-0492
Jorge Castillo 213 840-3336
Mayra Jimenez 323 683-4687

California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA)

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