Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Brings Even More Thrills to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Resort

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Fifty menacing First Order Stormtroopers await guests as they arrive in the hangar bay of a Star Destroyer as part of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, the groundbreaking new attraction now open at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Park in California and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance takes guests into a climactic battle between the Resistance and the First Order. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

ANAHEIM, Calif., Jan. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The groundbreaking new Disney attraction Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is now open at Disneyland Park in California, adding to the immersive adventures available to guests inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

Fifty menacing First Order Stormtroopers await guests as they arrive in the hangar bay of a Star Destroyer as part of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, the groundbreaking new attraction now open at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Park in California and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance takes guests into a climactic battle between the Resistance and the First Order. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

As the largest single-themed land expansion in Disney history, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is already proving wildly popular by inviting guests to live their own Star Wars adventures in a galaxy far, far away. They join a climactic battle between the Resistance and the First Order in Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and take control of the most famous ship in the galaxy aboard Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. And while exploring this expansive new 14-acre land, they can sample galactic food and drink, enter an intriguing collection of merchant shops and encounter some of their favorite Star Wars characters, including the resourceful and loyal astromech droid R2-D2.

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is epic, immersive storytelling on a massive scale—and our Imagineers have created an attraction that sets a new bar for theme park experiences,” said Bob Chapek, chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. “Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance puts guests at the heart of their very own Star Wars adventure, and is the most advanced, action-packed attraction Disney has ever created.”

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, which also appears at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, has been recognized by several prestigious organizations for excellence in design and execution:

  • Academy Award-winning® composer John Williams was nominated for a Grammy by The Recording Academy in the Best Instrumental Composition category for “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Symphonic Suite.”
  • Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge was named to TIME’s list of World’s Greatest Places 2019, recognizing destinations that are breaking new ground and leading industry trends.
  • The land earned two Thea Awards from the Themed Entertainment Association. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge won Outstanding Achievement – New Park Land, and Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run won Outstanding Achievement – Attraction.
  • The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions honored the land with three Brass Rings during its annual awards gala in November. Savi’s Workshop won for Best Hard Good Item; Droid Depot won for Best Visual Merchandising; and the lovable Porg won for Best Plush Item.
  • The Toy Association nominated the buildable droids in Droid Depot for 2020 Creative Toy of the Year.

These accolades speak to an entirely new kind of Disney experience happening every day inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. And now the next grand chapter in this story is about to unfold with the debut of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.

Welcome to the Edge of Wild Space: Black Spire Outpost on Batuu
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge builds off decades of collaboration between Walt Disney Imagineering and Lucasfilm Ltd., a global leader in film, television and digital entertainment production, including the Star Wars franchise. The work on Star Wars between these two creative powerhouses dates back to 1987, when the original Star Tours attraction opened at Disneyland.

They came together once again for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, transporting guests to the remote planet Batuu, a new location in a story that began in 1977 with the first Star Wars film. It is a far-flung destination along the galaxy’s Outer Rim, on the frontier of Wild Space – the uncharted region beyond all known star systems. The planet is home to Black Spire Outpost, an infamous port for smugglers, traders and adventurers wishing to avoid any unnecessary … entanglements with the First Order.

When guests arrive on Batuu, they come across aliens, droids and other inhabitants of this planet as they search for rare and unique goods, discover unusual food and drink, or join a crew seeking adventures. Along the way, guests may encounter some familiar faces, including Rey, Chewbacca or even Supreme Leader Kylo Ren and his Stormtroopers.

Star Wars Adventures Come to Life in Two Thrilling Attractions
For more than four decades, fans of Star Wars films have imagined what it would be like to race through the halls of a Star Destroyer or blast across the stars inside the Millennium Falcon. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge features two signature attractions that turn those dreams into reality.

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance brings guests into the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance, including a faceoff with Kylo Ren. The journey takes guests aboard a full-size transport shuttle and then into a nearby Star Destroyer on a thrilling adventure that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality. One of the most immersive, ambitious and technologically advanced experiences in Disney history, the attraction uses multiple ride systems working together to create a seamless story on a cinematic scale. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opened Jan. 17, 2020, at Disneyland Park in California, and opened in December 2019 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida. A virtual queue* for the new attraction is available at Disneyland Park. Guests must be inside Disneyland Park with their tickets scanned to obtain a boarding group in the virtual queue. Guests can learn more about the virtual queue at Disneyland.com.

In Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, guests climb into the cockpit of “the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy” for their own Star Wars adventures. They take the controls of the Falcon in one of three unique and critical roles as the ship hurtles through space. Some are pilots, some gunners and some engineers, creating multiple ways for guests to engage with the attraction in an experience that responds in real time to the actions they take.

A Diverse Menu of Food and Beverages Await
What does Blue Milk or Green Milk actually taste like? That question and more is answered when guests visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and experience the new land’s expansive array of food and beverages. Vendors offer various local favorites such as an Outpost Mix of flavored popped grains from Kat Saka’s Kettle, a unique popcorn snack with a combination of sweet, savory and spicy flavors.

At Oga’s Cantina,** even the blaster-bolt scorches on the walls tell a story. Here, guests gather to share their tales from around the galaxy as they enjoy exotic beverages served in unique vessels and listen to spirited musical entertainment provided by DJ R-3X, otherwise known as Rex, the former Starspeeder 3000 pilot droid from the original Star Tours. Rex re-invents himself as the cantina’s DJ, and he’s as quirky and talkative as ever.

A multi-purpose transport shuttle docked on top of a large hangar beckons guests into Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo, a designated location for traveling food shuttles. Chef Strono “Cookie” Tuggs is in much demand for his culinary skills, so he moves from site to site in a modified Sienar-Chall Utilipede-Transport that becomes a mobile kitchen and restaurant. His travels across the galaxy allow him to fill his pantry with exotic ingredients he uses to make new and unusual dishes. He is proud to present Tuggs’ Grub, a “traveling diner for diners traveling,” inspired by dishes he created during his time working for Maz Kanata on Takodana.

Elsewhere, Ronto Roasters draws attention with its large podracing engine firing up a barbecue pit for mouth-watering Ronto Wraps. When hungry customers queue up to order, they encounter a former smelter droid, carefully turning the spit of meats. Guests can also choose from a variety of exotic non-alcoholic drinks like the Sour Sarlacc or Tatooine Sunset.

The Milk Stand offers two local favorites – Blue Milk and Green Milk. Blue Milk was first seen in “Star Wars: A New Hope” when Luke Skywalker sat down for a family meal. Green Milk was introduced in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” when Luke lived on the planet Ahch-To. Now, thirsty guests can order these colorful frozen drinks as they live their own Star Wars adventures.

Take a Piece of the Star Wars Galaxy Home
In Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge guests encounter a robust collection of merchant shops and stalls filled with authentic Star Wars creations.

The Droid Depot** invites guests to construct their own astromech droids. Patrons pick pieces off a conveyor belt to build one of two core models (R-series or BB-series) and they can customize their droids with various parts and colors. These droids interact with elements throughout the land, enhancing guests’ adventures. Additional accessories can be added to further customize these new friends. The Droid Depot also offers pre-built droids, droid-inspired toys and apparel, and more.

At Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers,*** guests have the opportunity to craft and customize their very own lightsabers. In this mystical experience, guests feel the Force as they build these elegant weapons from a more civilized age.

Inside Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities, guests find a selection of rare and mysterious items for sale, representing different eras of the Star Wars galaxy including holocrons, ancient Jedi and Sith artifacts, lightsabers and more. As they explore the nooks and crannies of the shop, guests also see Dok-Ondar at his desk as the large Ithorian checks his inventory and barks the occasional order at his assistants.

In addition to these special experiences, the Black Spire Outpost marketplace features the Creature Stall dedicated to the plethora of rare and fascinating creatures that populate the galaxy, as well as Black Spire Outfitters, showcasing the latest in galactically trendy apparel and accessories. The Toydarian Toymaker stall is full of toys and games crafted by a Toydarian (the flying alien species first seen in “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace”). And all tourists visiting Batuu will want to make a stop at Jewels of Bith, offering “trinkets to treasure” and other accessories.

Guests can also demonstrate where their loyalties lie with the gear and accessories they purchase within the land. Resistance Supply is a “makeshift” location at the Resistance encampment, selling pins, badges, hats and other accessories to help guests feel like part of the cause. First Order Cargo, meanwhile, is a temporary First Order storage dock easily identified by a never-before-seen First Order TIE echelon ship. The cargo location offers guests a chance to pledge their loyalty by purchasing pins, caps, gear, model ships and more.

Play Disney Parks Mobile App Deepens Guest Engagement with the LandϮ
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is the first land within a Disney park designed to integrate with the Play Disney Parks mobile app. The app debuted in 2018 and offers interactive adventures and experiences that bring surrounding environments to life at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort. 

When guests choose to use the Play Disney Parks app in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, they will be able to transform it into their very own Star Wars: Datapad. Using the app provides new opportunities for guests to engage with the land, such as translating a galactic language or learning what’s hidden inside crates and containers.

In addition, guests can use the Play Disney Parks app to interact with elements in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, including droids, blinking door panels and antenna arrays. Throughout the day, guests may participate in a multiplayer game throughout the land, “Outpost Control,” to support either the Resistance or the First Order.

Iconic Musical Score for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
Music has been an integral part of Star Wars from the moment the iconic themes of Academy Award-winning® composer John Williams first introduced fans to this galaxy. The music for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge continues that tradition with a suite of all-new Williams-composed themes written especially for the land and its attractions. Along with a collection of original cantina songs created by composers and songwriters from around the globe, this new music will deepen guests’ connection to the land as Williams complements and builds upon the fanfares he created for the Star Wars films.

For more information about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, visit DisneylandNews.com, WDWNews.com, DisneyParksBlog.com and StarWars.com.

* Admission into Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is subject to capacity and joining the virtual queue does not guarantee entrance to the attraction. Visit Disneyland.com for more information.

** Reservations for Droid Depot can be made in advance at Disneyland.com or through the Disneyland mobile app. A valid accepted credit card number is required at the time of booking, and guests will need to check availability. Droid Depot may also accommodate walk-ins each day, subject to availability. Separate Disneyland Park admission is required.

*** Oga’s Cantina and Savi’s Workshop now offer advance reservations, which are highly recommended. Additional reservations will be made available each day at 7:00am PST for visits that day, subject to availability. Guests will need to check availability and make reservations online at Disneyland.com/Cantina or Disneyland.com/SavisWorkshop or through the Disneyland mobile app. Separate Disneyland Park admission is required.

Ϯ Message, data and roaming rates may apply. Availability subject to handset limitations and device settings, and features may vary by handset, service provider or otherwise. Coverage and app stores not available everywhere. If you’re under 18, get your parents’ permission first. Some features require separate theme park admission. Some experiences require in-app purchases.

About the Disneyland Resort
The Disneyland Resort features two spectacular theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and Disney California Adventure Park – plus three hotels and the Downtown Disney District, comprising unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. The Resort’s hotels are the luxurious, 948-room Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which also features 50 two-bedroom equivalent Disney Vacation Club units; the magical, 973-room Disneyland Hotel – both AAA Four Diamond properties – and the 481-room Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel with its “day-at-the-beach” theme. For information on attractions and vacations at the Disneyland Resort, visit Disneyland.com, call (866) 43-DISNEY or contact local travel agents. Located in Anaheim, Calif., the Disneyland Resort opened July 17, 1955. Open daily, year-round.

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Blue Shield of California Commits $20 Million to Support Gov. Newsom’s Initiative to Tackle Homelessness, Behavioral Health Services

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OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Blue Shield of California today announced a $20 million contribution to the California Access to Housing and Services fund Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed in his 2020-2021 budget.

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The governor announced the fund last week to help solve the state’s homelessness crisis together with reforms to Medi-Cal to better integrate physical and behavioral health.

Blue Shield is one of the first companies to respond to the governor’s call for donations from philanthropy and the private sector to support initiatives such as additional affordable housing units, rent subsidies and supportive services for Californians in need.

“Addressing homelessness is a key step in ensuring health and wellness for individuals and families,” said Paul Markovich, President & CEO, Blue Shield of California. “Our commitment to healthy families and healthy communities is at the core of our mission to transform our healthcare system into one that is worthy of our family and friends and sustainably affordable. We look forward to working with the governor to improve the quality of life for Californians and encourage others in the private sector to step up.”

“No one sector can solve the homelessness crisis alone. It’s our collective responsibility to meet this moment with bold action and intentional leadership – and that’s exactly what Blue Shield’s leadership is doing,” Gov. Newsom said. “Just days after I announced the creation of the California Access to Housing and Services fund, Blue Shield responded immediately by investing $20 million to help individuals experiencing homelessness across California gain access to housing and health services. I hope that Blue Shield’s generosity and compassion will serve as a model for others to follow.”

Today’s announcement is the latest example of Blue Shield’s efforts to support communities in California. The nonprofit health plan through the Blue Shield of California Foundation has contributed more than $100 million in the past three years to help end the cycle of domestic violence and make California the healthiest state in the nation. Last month, Blue Shield also announced the Blue Shield of California BlueSky initiative, a statewide, multi-year effort to support mental health and resiliency for California students.

About Blue Shield of California
Blue Shield of California strives to create a health care system worthy of our family and friends that is sustainably affordable. We are a tax paying, not for profit, independent member of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association with over 4 million members, 6,800 employees and more than $20 billion in annual revenue. Founded in 1939 in San Francisco and now headquartered in Oakland, Blue Shield of California and its affiliates provide health, dental, vision, Medicaid and Medicare health care service plans in California. The company has contributed more than $500 million to Blue Shield of California Foundation since 2002 to have an impact on California communities.

For more news about Blue Shield of California, please visit news.blueshieldca.com.

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Padre Tony’s New Book “Celibacy: Divine Wisdom Or Human Folly?” Is An Esoteric Account On The Prevailing Controversy Of Sexual Abuse Within The Roman Catholic Church

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RALEIGH, North Carolina, Jan. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Padre Tony, a dedicated minister of God, a physical trainer, and a coach, has completed his new book “Celibacy: Divine Wisdom or Human Folly?”: a scholarly narrative that delves into the widespread topic of sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Church and unveils the truth on how and why such instances happen even in a holy institution.

Author Tony conveys heartfelt sentiments and profound analysis on the incitement of sexual sin even in the presence of sanctity: “We live in a world full of scandals within our beloved Roman Catholic Church. Many of us simply cannot understand the cause of so many abuses perpetrated by people vested with the authority to proclaim on behalf of Christ, love, respect, and disinterested help toward others. Sex abuses and more abuses against children and even adults! If you are interested in understanding the cause of all these horrible and painful scandals and how to avoid them, just read this book, and you will see the truth! That, I guarantee!”

Published by Page Publishing, Padre Tony’s arresting opus utilizes the Bible as a potent reference to condemning such acts of lasciviousness and illuminating the hidden agenda of men bound by oath to God as his stewards of grace and saintliness.

Readers who wish to experience this work can purchase “Celibacy: Divine Wisdom or Human Folly?” at bookstores everywhere or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

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

About Page Publishing:

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

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Jorge Granados Loria’s New Book El Guardián Del Tesoro De La Isla Del Coco, An Alluring Book On The Undiscovered Legendary Treasure In Costa Rica

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TAMPA, Florida, Jan. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The book El Guardián del Tesoro de la Isla del Coco was created by Jorge Granados Loria. Jorge Granados Loria is an author who dedicated himself to the Administration of Agricultural Companies. He ventured to the United States twenty years ago and resides in Tampa, Florida.

Jorge Granados Loria said this about his book: “According to the legend in 1820, the Ministry of Natural Resources authorized said company to look for that booty, but the agreement must be by the Office of the Attorney General and the Comptroller General of the Republic.

The treasure supposedly consists of tons of gold and silver bullion and sheets of gold that covered the domes of churches, ornaments, utensils, and images of Lima. That loot, estimated at eight hundred million dollars, was taken from that capital by the English pirate William Thompson, who transferred him to Cocos Island in Costa Rica. In 1869 Guillermo Fucker did the search but was unsuccessful. The following that I mention also attempted the search. In 1985, Augusto Gissler; in 1938, Milton Canham; in 1947, F. R. Johnston, president of the Archeological Society of Southern California; in 1948, Zuria Marina Quirós de González; in 1983, Mr. Klaus Heydorn, President of Germany; in 1989, Mr. Charles Baldwin.

All these characters tried the search, but all failed.

In this book, the reader can see how man, with his fantasy of being rich, conquers the world with riches, treasures, silver; travel, women; Here you will discover the answer.

PS. These files are found in the newspaper La Nación, Costa Rica.”

Published by Page Publishing, Jorge Granados Loria’s new book El Guardián del Tesoro de la Isla del Coco will fill readers with knowledge on the hidden wealth in the island of Cocos that became the quest of men for glory and honor.

Consumers who wish to partake of the rich history of Cocos Island and its overwhelming treasure trove waiting to be discovered can purchase El Guardián del Tesoro de la Isla del Coco in any bookstore, or online at Apple iTunes, Amazon.com, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

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

About Page Publishing:

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

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HPRA Los Angeles Announces New 2020 Board With Representatives From Politics, Entertainment And Corporate America

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President of HPRA-LA is senior PR executive Stephen Chavez, CEO of ChavezPR.

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Experiencing a resurgence in activity, the Hispanic Public Relations Association-Los Angeles Chapter (HPRA-LA) announced today its 2020 Board of Directors and executive leadership team with PR veteran Stephen Chavez remaining at the helm as president for a third consecutive year.

President of HPRA-LA is senior PR executive Stephen Chavez, CEO of ChavezPR.

“We recruited major players in the local PR industry to help the Los Angeles chapter continue to grow and resurge as a leading marketing professional association,” said Chavez. “LA is a unique place to do public relations because of its diversity. Our 2020 leadership team will be focused on creating networking and educational programs that connects culture with the work we do as PR professionals.”

HPRA represents forward-thinking public relations professionals with an interest in the Hispanic market by:

  • Advancing the practice of Hispanic public relations as a marketing discipline
  • Serving as the voice for professionals working in the Hispanic communications field nationwide
  • Empowering its members through support, resources and education
  • Offering scholarship opportunities to students pursuing careers in the field, awarding nearly $500,000 in scholarships over the last 30+ years

The 2020 HPRA-LA Board of Directors include:

EXECUTIVE OFFICERS:
President – Stephen Chavez, ChavezPR
Vice President/President Elect – Cynthia Zavala, mitú
Treasurer – Elia Verduzco, LAGRANT COMMUNICATIONS
Secretary –Emily Reza, Beverly Hills Sports Council

BOARD OF DIRECTORS AT-LARGE:
Kareem Cervantes, Rogers & Cowan/PMK
Maricela Cueva, VPE Tradigital Communications
Hilda M. Delgado, State Senator Lena Gonzalez
Maxine Enciso, Ketchum
Richard Garcia, Portillo Sinclair, LLC.
Marco Gonzalez, LBI Media/EstrellaTV
Brenda Herrera, The Herrera Agency
Jennifer Jimenez, Hill+Knowlton Strategies
Rachel Matos, Blue Lotus Collective
Denisse Montalvan, Zeno Group
Mashi Nyssen, Blue Shield California
Paula Ramirez, Andalon and Associates, Los Angeles
Lourdes Rodriguez, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power
Jaime Rojas Jr., Rojas Communications Group
Rudy Rubio, Latinx Network   
Camila Seta, Rogers & Cowan/PMK

For more information about HPRA/Los Angeles or if you’d like to volunteer on one of the committees, please join the conversation at https://www.facebook.com/HPRALosAngeles/

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The Home Depot Foundation Commits $250,000 to Puerto Rico Earthquake Relief

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ATLANTA, Jan. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Today, The Home Depot Foundation announced a commitment of up to $250,000 in response to the continued earthquake activity rattling Puerto Rico.

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The Home Depot Foundation is working alongside its national nonprofit partners including American Red Cross, Convoy of Hope, Operation Blessing, Team Rubicon and All Hands and Hearts to assess need, distribute emergency supplies and meals and provide individual care. Emergency supplies include water, tarps, mosquito nets, first aid kits, generators and more.

“Our hearts go out to our associates, customers and communities affected by the ongoing earthquake activity in Puerto Rico,” said Shannon Gerber, executive director of The Home Depot Foundation. “We have been engaged in long-term recovery efforts in Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria in 2017 and will continue to work closely with our nonprofit partners to provide relief for communities impacted by the earthquakes.”

The Homer Fund, Home Depot’s employee assistance program, has been actively processing grants for affected associates in Puerto Rico. In 2019, The Homer Fund granted more than $1 million to associates in need following a disaster.

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 $330 million in veteran causes and improved more than 46,000 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 HomeDepotFoundation.org and follow us on Twitter @HomeDepotFound and on Facebook + Instagram @HomeDepotFoundation.

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Los Angeles Public Health Advocates Demand City Leaders Take Action to Protect Communities from Alcohol Related Harms

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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Los Angeles Drug and Alcohol Policy Alliance (L.A.DAPA) will hold an important press event to call attention to a life-saving policy concerning alcohol outlet over-concentration in Los Angeles.

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WHAT: News conference to announce City Council Planning and Land Use Management Committee Chair Harris-Dawson’s denial to take action on an alcohol protection motion, potentially causing more harms to communities.

WHEN: Friday, January 17, 2020, 10AM

WHERE: L.A. City Hall, 200 N. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA  90012

WHO: Members of L.A. Drug and Alcohol and Policy Alliance (L.A.DAPA)

WHY: New research shows all 15 Los Angeles City Council Districts are extremely oversaturated with alcohol related businesses, leading to higher crime rates. A potential solution is in danger of dying in Planning and Land Use Management Committee on Jan. 31.

SPEAKERS:

  • Brenda Villanueva, Co-Chair, L.A.DAPA 
  • Veronica Cruz (Manos Unidas de Koreatown)
  • Vanessa Hernandez (Manos Unidas De Koreatown) 
  • Yancy Mauricio (CD 8 constituent)
  • Mayra Jimenez, Advocacy Manager, Alcohol Justice

 

Contacts:

Cynthia Nickerson

323 675-8785

cnickerson@publicstrategies.org

Brenda Villanueva

818 307-6105

villanueva@pys.org

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Northgate González Market Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary Becoming California’s Premier Latino-Themed Grocery Store

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Owners of Northgate Gonzalez Market with store associates. Today the grocery chain has 41 stores and nearly 6,000 associates throughout Southern California.

ANAHEIM, California, Jan. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — From humble beginnings of converting a small liquor store into a grocery market in 1980, a Mexican immigrant family turned their dream into an American success story. Forty years later, Northgate González Market marks a major anniversary milestone this month with 41 stores and becoming the leading Latino-themed grocery chain in Southern California.

Owners of Northgate Gonzalez Market with store associates. Today the grocery chain has 41 stores and nearly 6,000 associates throughout Southern California.

FAMILY HISTORY

It all began when Don Miguel González first emigrated from Jalostotitlán, Jalisco Mexico to the United States in the early 1960s seeking the American Dream. His small shoe making shop burned down and he realized he had to make a move to the United States to keep supporting his large family. He would return home every year and finally brought his whole family to the U.S. in 1976. In the United States, Don Miguel and his children spent years working for others: welding iron, seamstress work, washing dishes and driving trucks.

Finally, Don Miguel took out a loan and Miguel Jr. sold his home to buy a liquor store called Northgate in the city of Anaheim, which opened on January 2, 1980. From day one, Don Miguel and his 13 children worked in the store dedicating countless hours to make the store successful. They hired their first associate a year and a half later. 

The matriarch of the family who was fondly known as their CEO (Chief Emotional Officer), Doña Teresa Reynoso de Gonzalez, didn’t work inside the stores, nevertheless she was highly instrumental in keeping the family business together. Today, more than 36 of third generation Gonzalez’ work for the company.

The González family did not have the money in 1980 to change the store’s original signage. When they raised the needed capital, they decided to keep the name when they realized “Northgate” reflected an even greater significance: ‘La puerta del norte’ alluding to their own family’s journey up north to make a better life for themselves.

NORTHGATE GONZALEZ MARKET TODAY

Northgate González Market has grown to nearly 6,000 associates serving hundreds of thousands of customers each week and has stores in Orange, Los Angeles and San Diego counties, and recently ventured into the Inland Empire by opening a store in Riverside, Calif. this past November.

“Through the years, we have continuously been blessed with the opportunity to live the American dream courtesy of our loyal customers, associates and our family members,” said Miguel González, co-president of Northgate González Market. “We are constantly excited at the community’s overwhelming response and welcome each time we open a new store. Our business goal has always been to expand our grocery brand into key markets and provide opportunities to offer local consumers a fresh, new, exciting and authentic shopping experience with a beautiful and innovative format with customer service that exceeds everyone’s expectations.”

The company plans to celebrate its 40th Anniversary with several exciting programs for their customers and communities where the markets are located, including the owners surprising loyal customers throughout the entire year by offering to pay their groceries.

“Forty years ago, the Gonzalez family, including mother, father and 13 children after leaving their mother country Mexico opened a small grocery store in Anaheim to pursue the Great American Dream,” said Ruben Smith, Board Chair of the Latino Food Industry Association (LFIA). “Today with 41 Supermarkets they are the Titans in the Latino grocery store industry and are the catalyst in assisting many others to achieve the American Dream. LFIA is proud to honor your family and your success and can only dream about what the Northgate Family will achieve in another 40 years.”

Education is paramount to the owners. When the youngest brother, Oscar Gonzalez, earned his Master’s in Business Administration it was a game changer for the family-owned business. In 2000, the González Reynoso family founded the “Familia González-Reynoso Foundation” awarding thousands of dollars in scholarships every year to deserving students.

Customers have come to love Northgate González Market foods that made them famous – scratch-made bolillo rolls, freshly made carnitas, fire-roasted split chicken and freshly made corn tortillas – made in house from masa that is still made from stone-ground corn every day.

The company offers its customers a full-service supermarket with a large meat department, bakery, tortilleria, fresh produce, and prepared foods in addition to a sizeable section of domestic and imported Latin American grocery goods to provide a Mexican homeland experience. Northgate González Market is best known for many of its 40-year old signature items like marinated carne asada, chorizo, and their famous carnitas.

About Northgate Markets:
Northgate González Market is a premier Southern California supermarket chain headquartered in Anaheim, Calif. Northgate Market operates 41 high-volume stores in Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Riverside counties, providing the highest quality merchandise, fresh and prepared foods and personal service. Learn more at www.northgatemarket.com

MEDIA CONTACT:
Stephen Chavez
(310) 486-4104
stephen@milagro-chavezpr.com 

Northgate Gonzalez Market opened its first store January 2, 1980 in the City of Anaheim.

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CVS Health Assisting Customers Affected by Earthquakes in Puerto Rico

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WOONSOCKET, Rhode Island, Jan. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) is committed to filling prescriptions, providing pharmacy services and providing other assistance in Puerto Rico following the trio of catastrophic earthquakes recorded this past week. The company is providing pharmacy services to members of La Administración de Seguros de Salud de Puerto Rico (ASES) to ensure the residents of Puerto Rico have expanded access to their medications during this time of need.

“As we continue to see the aftereffects of the earthquakes that continue to ravage Puerto Rico and surrounding islands, CVS Health is committed to providing critical care and services to its residents,” said Brian Bosnic, Division Vice President, CVS Health. “CVS Pharmacy has been proactively reaching out to pharmacy patients via text message and email to alert them to our offerings during this time and as the situation unfolds.”

CVS Pharmacy and CVS Caremark, CVS Health’s pharmacy benefit management business, have activated a process that allows pharmacists in any of the 25 stores on the island to provide one-time emergency refills of a 10-day supply of medication for plan members. Patients taking specialty medications who are impacted in the areas affected by the earthquakes will be offered alternate delivery arrangements, including the use of courier services. On-site storage and refrigeration of specialty medications is also being offered to members without power to prevent spoilage.

In addition, CVS Health has partnered with the Hispanic Federation and donated $100,000 in product to residents and first responders, including personal care items such as diapers, baby wipes, sunscreen, toothbrushes and bug repellent, as well as clean-up products such as gloves, trash bags, face masks. Further, the CVS Pharmacy located in Ponce, the closest CVS location to most damaged area, will be distributing 42 pallets of free bottled water this Saturday, January 18, 2020, beginning at 10:00 AM ET. Residents can receive one case of water on a first-come-first-serve basis. Water will be distributed at the CVS Pharmacy located at 2511 Ponce Bypass, Ponce, Puerto Rico from 10:00 AM ET until 5:00 PM ET or while supplies last.

“We’re deeply grateful to CVS for their generosity and the speed in which they moved to help us provide food, care and comfort to our people in Puerto Rico, said Frankie Miranda, President of Hispanic Federation. “Thanks to their commitment and caring, we have provided help and hope to those in greatest need.

To find a CVS Pharmacy near you, visit the store locator at http://www.cvs.com/.

About CVS Health
CVS Health is the nation’s premier health innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Whether in one of its pharmacies or through its health services and plans, CVS Health is pioneering a bold new approach to total health by making quality care more affordable, accessible, simple and seamless. CVS Health is community-based and locally focused, engaging consumers with the care they need when and where they need it. The Company has approximately 9,900 retail locations, approximately 1,100 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with more than 102 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year and expanding specialty pharmacy services. CVS Health also serves an estimated 38 million people through traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including rapidly expanding Medicare Advantage offerings and a leading standalone Medicare Part D prescription drug plan. The Company believes its innovative health care model increases access to quality care, delivers better health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. Find more information about how CVS Health is shaping the future of health at https://www.cvshealth.com.

Press Contact
Stephanie Cunha
CVS Pharmacy
P: 401-209-0755
E: Stephanie.Cunha@CVSHealth.com

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2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Delivers Premium Driving Experience, with Excellent Driving Range and Fuel Economy Ratings

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The 2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid begins arriving at dealerships tomorrow with an award-winning combination of an excellent electric-only range2, interior space and comfort, and unmatched driving refinement in its class.

TORRANCE, California, Jan. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The 2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid begins arriving at dealerships tomorrow with an award-winning combination of an excellent electric-only range2, interior space and comfort, and unmatched driving refinement in its class. With a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $33,4001, the 2020 Clarity PHEV carries forward all the elements that have made it a fixture among Kelley Blue Book’s Best Buys award winners since its introduction three years ago. New for the 2020 model year is an updated Acoustic Vehicle Alert System (AVAS) that functions whenever the car is operating at low speeds on electric power only (unless in Park), enhancing awareness for pedestrians, bicyclists and other road users.

The 2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid begins arriving at dealerships tomorrow with an award-winning combination of an excellent electric-only range2, interior space and comfort, and unmatched driving refinement in its class.

The 2020 Clarity PHEV received a 47 miles of all-electric driving range rating with a full charge and an EPA fuel economy rating of 110 MPGe2. For longer trips, the hyper-efficient 1.5-liter Atkinson cycle 4-cylinder gasoline engine engages to generate electricity for the electric motor and, under certain conditions, to act as a direct power source. When using the gasoline engine, Clarity received 44/40/42 MPG EPA fuel economy ratings (city/highway/combined), and a 340-mile EPA total driving range rating2. Drivers can select between Normal, Econ and Sport to customize their driving experience to maximize efficiency or performance, while a special HV mode that maintains the battery’s state of charge can be used in all modes.

Clarity PHEV’s drive motor produces 181-horsepower and 232 lb.-ft. of torque, drawing power from electricity generated by the gasoline engine and from a 17-kilowatt hour (kWh) battery pack with a recharge time of just 2.5 hours at 240 volts. Total system output of the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid’s two-motor hybrid powertrain is 212 horsepower.

2020 Clarity PHEV Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy Ratings

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MSRP Including $955 Destination Charges1

EPA Fuel Economy Ratings

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Clarity PHEV

$33,400

$34,355

44/40/42

Clarity PHEV Touring

$36,600

$37,555

44/40/42

Clarity PHEV comes standard with a Display Audio system with an 8-inch touchscreen that includes Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, pushbutton smart and keyless entry, heated front seats, rain-sensing wipers, and the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies. Clarity Touring adds perforated leather seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, navigation with charging infrastructure information, an 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat with 2-position memory, and Ultrasude® interior trim. Clarity PHEV qualifies for a federal tax rebate of up to $7,500 and various state rebates, including $1,000 in California where it’s also eligible for single-occupant HOV access.

About Honda

Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies sold through over 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Fit, Civic, Insight, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V, Passport and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for more than 35 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2019, more than 90 percent of all Honda brand vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

For More Information
Additional media information including detailed pricing features and high-resolution photography of all 2019 Honda models is available at hondanews.com. Consumer information is available at automobiles.honda.com. To join the Honda community on Facebook, visit facebook.com/honda.

1 MSRP excludes $955 destination charge, tax, license, registration and options. Dealer prices may vary.
2 Based on 2020 EPA ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual driving range and mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery package condition and other factors.

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ATAX Franchise, Ranked A Top Franchise In Entrepreneur’s Highly Competitive 41st Annual Franchise 500®

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NEW YORK, Jan. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — ATAX Franchise recently ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500®, the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking. Placement in the Franchise 500® is a highly sought-after honor in the franchise industry making it one of the company’s most competitive rankings ever. Recognized as an invaluable resource for potential franchisees, the Franchise 500® ranks ATAX as #439 for its outstanding performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength and stability, and brand power.

ATAX is the 4th ranked Tax Services franchise in the Franchise 500® and is poised for growth. Over the past two years, ATAX has also shown to be the fastest growing franchise in its industry. “This ranking is a launch pad for the exciting expansion plans we have for ATAX,” according to Arthur Garcia, President of ATAX. “We are committed to exponential growth over the next 10 years to be the tax and accounting solution for the Latino market throughout the United States.”

The key factors that go into the evaluation include costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. Each franchise is given a cumulative score based on an analysis of more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500® in ranking order.

Over its 41 years in existence, the Franchise 500® has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for potential franchisees. ATAX’s position on the ranking is a testament to its strength as a franchise opportunity.

To view ATAX in the full ranking, visit www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500.  

About ATAX
Founded by Rafael Alvarez in 1986 his mission was to offer tax preparation services to the Washington Heights, NY community. After starting with $200, 2 computers and a fax machine the company became one of the largest tax preparation providers in New York. In 2007, Mr. Alvarez launched ATAX Franchise Inc., and began expanding along the East Coast of the US.  The company sees the opportunity to create a place where our customers can get access to a number of services by trusted advisors and in the language they feel comfortable speaking. Visit us at www.ataxfranchise.com

Contact:
Rafael Alvarez
ATAX
ralvarez@atax.com
914-920-5060

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Pepsi® Partners With Telemundo’s “La Voz” To Celebrate Hispanic Culture And Next Big Musical Superstar

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PURCHASE, New York, Jan. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Today, Pepsi announced an integration with Telemundo’s highly-anticipated second season of “La Voz,” the Spanish-language edition of NBC’s award-winning hit series, “The Voice.” As the show’s first-ever beverage sponsor and prizing partner, Pepsi will take the season two stage by storm, unapologetically celebrating Latin music and the talented phenoms giving everything to become the next big musical superstar.  Pepsi will level up the season two “La Voz”  prize, bringing the original $100k grand prize up to an epic $200K

The integration will span the blind auditions, battle rounds and live performances.  It will feature cups branded with Pepsi in the coaches’ chairs and include Pepsi branding across a number of touchpoints:  multi-screen  presence throughout the season, in-show and out-of-show custom activations on linear and social and prominent thematic storylines woven throughout the season.

“Pepsi is passionate about elevating the diverse and exciting voices within the Hispanic community, and our new integration with ‘La Voz’ is the perfect platform to do that; by unapologetically celebrating and empowering the rising talents that are putting their hard work and passion out there for the world to see,” said Esperanza Teasdale, VP & General Manager, PepsiCo’s Hispanic Business Unit Marketing. “The partnership, which taps into the Pepsi brand’s rich heritage in music and entertainment, allows us to celebrate Hispanic culture and passion points and support the next generation of talented musicians who aren’t afraid to live life their way and chase their musical dreams.”

The integration will also bring to life and feature the newest U.S. Pepsi campaign tagline, “That’s What I Like” (“Es Lo Que Quiero”).  Launched earlier this month, the new tagline is the brand’s first in two decades and is inspired by the most loyal Pepsi drinkers, who proudly like what they like and live their lives out loud without worrying about what others will think – whether that’s belting out a song at karaoke, clapping at the end of a movie, or simply enjoying a Pepsi.  Pepsi unveiled five new national commercials to launch the new tagline, three of which were developed in partnership with the Pepsi brand’s Hispanic agency, Alma (“DJ BBQ,” “Subway,” and “Lavandería).  The new ads spotlight various everyday people getting lost in a moment and finding themselves dancing in unexpected places or situations, despite the amused gaze of onlookers.  Each spot is underpinned by a variety of upbeat music spanning hip-hop, dance hall, Latin pop tracks and more. The spots will air across English and Spanish-speaking properties to reach the brand’s ever-growing fusionista fans, Latinos celebrating and blending their Hispanic and U.S. cultures.

The premiere episode of season two of “La Voz” is set to air on Sunday, January 19th at 9pmET/8pmCT.  Fans can get the latest scoop on the singing competition on FacebookTwitterInstagram, TikTok and Snapchat via @Telemundo and @LaVozUS.  For more information, fans can follow Pepsi on InstagramFacebook and Twitter (@Pepsi).

About PepsiCo
PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $64 billion in net revenue in 2018, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. PepsiCo’s product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

Guiding PepsiCo is our vision to Be the Global Leader in Convenient Foods and Beverages by Winning with Purpose. “Winning with Purpose” reflects our ambition to win sustainably in the marketplace and embed purpose into all aspects of the business. For more information, visit www.pepsico.com.

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HITEC Announces Three New Board Members

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CHICAGO, Jan. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — HITEC announces new board members effective January 2020. HITEC is a premier global executive leadership organization of Hispanic senior business and technology executives who have built outstanding careers in technology.

Joining the board are:

  • Nellie Borrero, Managing Director, Senior Global Inclusion Diversity Lead and Market Client Practice Lead, Accenture
  • Alvaro Celis, Vice President, World Wide Device Sales, Microsoft
  • Maria Lensing, Vice President, Healthcare Solutions, AT&T Business, AT&T Communications, LLC

The HITEC Board of Directors drives the organization’s strategic initiatives and is comprised of top leaders from diverse companies and industries. Since its inception, the HITEC Board of Directors has shaped the organization’s initiatives and overall mission to create a dynamic community of Hispanic technology leaders across the country. 

“I look forward to working with our board, our team, and our partners to help grow HITEC’s impact and influence,” said Nellie Borrero. “I’m excited to be part of an organization whose mission is to close the gap of Hispanic representation in leadership roles in the technology industry,” said Borrero.

“Being part of HITEC has been an incredible source of inspiration and an amazing platform for me to give back and make a difference. It is an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity to partner across HITEC’s board of directors and increase impact through the pursuit of our mission,” said Alvaro Celis.

“We’re changing the conversation. We now have 50% men and 50% women on the HITEC Board,” said Guillermo Diaz, Jr., HITEC Chairman. “I look forward to working with our new board and our corporate partners to help grow HITEC’s impact and influence,” said Diaz.

HITEC remains committed to being the leading organization for Hispanics in technology and innovation and to helping build the next generation of Hispanic technology executives.

“I believe 2020 will be a phenomenal year for HITEC and I’m excited about all of the things we will accomplish together with the addition of our new board members,” said HITEC President, Omar Duque. Having them on the Board offers us the opportunity for new insight and guidance on how to best further our mission to inspire, grow and connect the next generation of Hispanic technology executives and leaders,” said Duque.

At the end of 2019, three HITEC board members concluded their board service. Thaddeus Arroyo, 2019 HITEC Hall of Fame Inductee and Chief Executive Officer – AT&T Consumer, AT&T Communications, LLC, Tony Diaz, Managing Director, Accenture, and Andy Erlandson, General Manager, Microsoft have served with distinction and we’re grateful for their service and contributions.

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Jorge Pacheco’s new book Revolución, a harrowing retelling of the revolution that tore apart El Salvador and exiled its citizens

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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The book Revolución was created by Jorge Pacheco. Jorge Pacheco is an author who works as a tailor in the department of Sonsonate, El Salvador. After moving to the United States in 1990, he worked as a maker of charro and mariachi costumes. He now works as a handyman. He is also a scriptwriter and poet.

Jorge Pacheco said this about his book: “This is only an experience of more than five million that could be counted on the revolution in the small country of El Salvador, Central America, because each of its inhabitants has its own history. There were more than twelve years of declared war without counting; a few more kidnappings of businessmen, politicians, and upper-class people; a town that had to get used to vandalism (burning buses, demolitions of power towers, water cuts for several days, not counting the assassination of Bishop Romero, etc.).

Murders by the ‘death squads’ and a long list of events mostly affected, as always, the working class.

The revolution in El Salvador was full of sacrifices and more for children and the elderly. It was unbearable to see how many children were mutilated by land mines and people who were taken from their homes at night accused of belonging to some guerrilla side without even an investigate, and then they appeared lying on the streets like dogs with a shot in the head. Hundreds disappeared; and to top it off, the earthquake of October 10, 1986, happened.

More than twelve years of terror, anguish, and suffering we had to live. For many, there was no other option but to leave the country.”

Published by Page Publishing, Jorge Pacheco’s new book Revolución will reveal the frailty of people in war-torn places as they toil to survive and make sacrifices for the sake of their loved ones and their country’s liberation.

Consumers who wish to witness the stirring real-life circumstances of a nation gripped by conflict and dissent can purchase Revolución in any bookstore, or online at Apple iTunes, Amazon.com, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

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

About Page Publishing:

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

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Enilda Acevedo Fernández’s New Book Poemas Y Recuerdos De Amor, Is An Enriching Tome Of Poems That Reflect The Soulfulness Of The Human Heart

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PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The book Poemas y Recuerdos de Amor was created by Enilda Acevedo Fernández. Enilda is an author who admires sincerity and hates hypocrisy. She was raised in the town of Rincon before traveling to Philadelphia with her family, where she still resides.

Enilda said this about her book: “I am not a painter or sculptor, but my words show my heart, my soul and my eyes. Poems and Memories of Love is a collection of the results of the mysterious direction of my mind and my heart.”

Published by Page Publishing, Enilda Acevedo Fernández’s new book Poemas y Recuerdos de Amor will bless readers with heartwarming words that mirror the grace of life and the dexterity of the human mind and heart in love and faith.

Consumers who wish to feel warmth and compassion through insightful poetry can purchase Poemas y Recuerdos de Amor in any bookstore, or online at Apple iTunes, Amazon.com, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

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

About Page Publishing:

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

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Atreseries Internacional premieres ‘The Refugees’, the first co-production with the BBC in Spain

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Natalia Tena, the actor of ‘Game of Thrones’ and the ‘Black Mirror’ Christmas Special, heads an international cast

From the creators of ‘Velvet’ and ‘Under Suspicion’, the series revolves around the exodus of 3 billion people who, fleeing an impending catastrophe, travel from the future to the present

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MADRID, Jan. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Starting January 20, ‘The Refugees’ (8×50′), the first Spanish series co-produced with the BBC, will air for the first time on Atreseries Internacional. It is a dramatic thriller with a futuristic premise in which nature plays a starring role.

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From the creators of ‘Velvet’ and ‘Under Suspicion’, the ATRESMEDIA series delves into the mystery that surrounds a family whose life will be forever changed by a disturbing visit. The reason: humanity is experiencing the greatest exodus in its history as 3 billion people from the future travel to the present to escape from an impending global disaster. Every refugee must follow two rules: They cannot talk about the future or interact with their families.

The Refugees will travel from the future to prime time on Atreseries with a very international cast, led by the British actor with Spanish roots, Natalia Tena (Game of Thrones, Black Mirror and Harry Potter), David Leon (RocknRolla, Vera) and Will Keen (Holby City, The Bill, The Impressionists, The Wire, Casualty 1907, Elisabeth), with Brendan Price (The Nameless), Gillian Apter (Celia), and Charlotte Vega (El secreto de Puente Viejo).

Executive produced by Ramón Campos, Teresa Fernández Valdés and Nacho Manubens, The Refugees is an original idea by Ramón Campos, Gema R. Neira, Adolfo Valor and Cristóbal Garrido, directed by David Pinillos and Elías León and filmed in the Madrid mountains.

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Every Monday, starting January 20
Latin America
20:00 Mexico / 21:00 Colombia / 22:00 Venezuela / 23:00 Argentina

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9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT

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2020 HITEC 50 Award Nominations Are Now Open

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CHICAGO, Jan. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — HITEC is currently accepting nominations for its prestigious HITEC 50 Awards. HITEC is a premier global executive leadership organization of Hispanic senior business and technology executives who have built outstanding careers in technology. Nominations will be accepted until March 10, 2020.

Since 2011, every year HITEC has recognized the 50 most influential global Hispanic executives in the technology industry.

The purpose of the HITEC 50 is to recognize outstanding executives in Ibero-America (Latin America, Spain, and Portugal) who excel in the business of technology.

We’re proud to celebrate the accomplishments of top-level Hispanic leaders in technology that are successfully experimenting with cutting-edge ideas and emerging technologies to push boundaries and ultimately, deliver great business value,” shared Juan Carlos Gutierrez, HITEC Board Member and Chair of the HITEC Awards Committee.

HITEC 50 Objectives:

  • Recognize talented individuals and highlight their achievements.
  • Foster business and professional growth for our members.
  • Build and develop strategic business relationships that will encourage growth within the industry globally.

View the HITEC 50 Criteria Here

View Past HITEC 50 Award Winners:

Nominate your candidate today! The nomination DEADLINE is March 10, 2020.

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Denzel Washington to Speak at International Leadership Summit

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CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Jan. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Two-time Academy Award® winner Denzel Washington will lend his talents and expertise to T.D. Jakes’ International Leadership Summit this spring, a conference for visionaries, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, pastors and leaders from all over the world, looking to expand their personal sphere of influence and sharpen their skills.

Washington is expected to deliver a keynote address focused on Hollywood, faith and handling the spotlight. As an actor, producer and director, Washington is considered one of the greatest actors of this generation, receiving critical acclaim for films including Glory, Training Day, Malcolm X, The Hurricane, Remember the Titans and American Gangster. He received the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards, which is bestowed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.” Most recently, Washington was honored with the AFI Life Achievement award, one of the highest honors for a career in film. Washington made his directorial debut in 2002 with the film Antwone Fisher, and directed The Great Debaters and Fences, which he starred in and received a nomination for Best Picture at the 2017 Academy Awards.

Denzel Washington’s career is unrivaled and has indelibly influenced the world like none other. Talking with Denzel after he acquired August Wilson’s catalogue, his wisdom, business prowess and ability to mobilize his passion beyond his amazing acting ability was truly remarkable to see,” said Jakes, senior pastor of The Potter’s House. “His commitment to his faith, his exceptional example of giving back and his powerful work ethic make me thrilled to welcome him at this year’s International Leadership Summit so other world leaders can learn from one of history’s greats.”

Research from Harvard Business Review has shown that curiosity is vital to an organization’s performance. This year, Jakes has expanded his formerly titled International Pastors and Leadership Conference to become the International Leadership Summit—designed to offer a premier leadership experience to a more diverse group of men and women in the business, faith and entertainment industry.

Registration for the conference is open to the public and available now at ThisIsILS.org.

What:  
International Leadership Summit

Who: 
T.D. Jakes, senior pastor of The Potter’s House
Denzel Washington, actor, director, producer and philanthropist
Tyler Perry, producer, director, actor, screenwriter, playwright, author, songwriter, entrepreneur and philanthropist
Steven Furtick, pastor of Elevation Church
Keion Henderson, CEO of The Henderson Management Group
John F. Hannah, pastor of New Life Covenant Church Southeast
Please visit the website for updates as more speakers are confirmed.

Where:
Charlotte Convention Center
501 South College Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

When:
April 30May 2

Media Credentials:  
All members of the media—reporters, photographers, videographers and crew—are required to have and display credentials in order to cover events within the conference. Press may request media credentials for the International Leadership Summit by filling out this form. Applicants will be notified via email whether they are approved or declined for credentials. Information regarding where to pick up credentials, parking, facility access, interviews and other details will be sent once credentials have been approved.

About The Potter’s House
Located in Dallas, The Potter’s House is a 30,000-member nondenominational, multicultural church and humanitarian organization led by Bishop T. D. Jakes, twice featured on the cover of Time magazine as America’s Best Preacher and as one of the nation’s 25 Most Influential Evangelicals. The Potter’s House has five locations: The Potter’s House of Dallas, The Potter’s House of Fort Worth, The Potter’s House of North Dallas, The Potter’s House of Denver and The Potter’s House OneLA.

About Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington is an actor, director and producer. Denzel received his first Academy Award® for the historical war drama Glory (1987) and his second for his portrayal of the corrupt cop in the crime thriller, Training Day (2001). Denzel won a Tony Award for his performance in Fences during his return to Broadway in 2010. He earned his first Oscar Nomination for Cry Freedom (1987), as South African anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko. He most recently was honored with the AFI Life Achievement award, one of the highest honors for a career in film. Up next for Denzel, he will produce Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom for Netflix, which will be directed by George C. Wolfe and will feature Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman and Colman Domingo. He will also helm the Joel Cohen-directed Macbeth alongside Frances McDormand. Also in the works, Denzel will direct Journal for Jordan, which will star Michael B. Jordan. He will star next in the Warner Bros. thriller Little Things, alongside Rami Malek.

 

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Skyscanner Releases US 2020 Travel Trends Report

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MIAMI, Jan. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Skyscanner, the company leading the global transformation to modern and sustainable travel, provides insight into the trends transforming travel in 2020 through its new 2020 Travel Trends Report. Pulling data from more than 100 million monthly users, Skyscanner found that 2020 will be the year of slowing down, savoring new foods and traveling sustainably.

In 2019, slow travel was the most popular trip type (27.4 percent), with travelers choosing to forego the jam-packed itinerary for a more relaxed vacation. Micro escapes were the next most popular form of travel, with 24.6 percent of individuals preferring short trips to weeks-long getaways. Skyscanner also found that 21 percent of travelers were part of a new and fast-growing category of individuals seeking a joy of missing out, or “JOMO” vacation, which is focused on exploring destinations with fewer tourists.

When the same respondents were asked about the types of trips they were likely to take in 2020, slow travel remained on top (25.4 percent), followed by JOMO vacations (23.5 percent) and micro escapes (15.7 percent).

Highlights for 2020 also include travelers indicating a preference for more sustainable travel, with 9.7 percent of individuals interested in eco-friendly trips.

Here’s an in-depth look at popular travel trends identified by Skyscanner in 2020:

JOMO Trips
These travelers are less worried about snapping the perfect picture and more focused on enjoying the moment. Instead of popular locations and Instagram-worthy moments, these travelers are focused on finding remote locales away from the hustle and bustle.

Local Gastronomy
The quickest way to get to know a place and bond with locals is through food. Before traveling to a destination, this traveler does research ahead of time, and once at the destination, they connect with locals for authentic—and delicious— experiences.

Micro Escapes
Short, quick, achievable breaks for those that say they’re too busy. It’s about peppering short trips throughout the year to take a breather without having to sacrifice family time or work commitments.

Slow Travel
While many travelers feel the need to do as much as they can to explore a destination in 2020, some are starting to prioritize quality over quantity. Slow travel emphasizes the need to connect with a destination, your travel companions and a more leisurely way of living.

Sustainable Tourism
With growth from 5.8 percent in 2019 to 9.7 percent in 2020, there’s no question this type of experience is the future of travel. This traveler is someone who lets their choices make a positive environmental impact. They support local establishments, uphold their own green practices and are spearheading a new wave of modern travel.

Transformative Journeys
Travel truly has the power to change individuals in so many ways, and no one understands this more than travelers who opt for transformative journeys. This type of traveler cares about getting to know a place and sees travel as a chance to understand themselves better. Transformative journeys include personal wellness trips and volunteering opportunities that provide meaningful experiences, among others.

Taking into account these travel categories and motivators for searching and booking travel, Skyscanner analyzed its data to identify the most popular destinations and top emerging destinations for travelers in 2020.

Most Popular Destinations

Change in Rank From Prior
Year

1.  London, England

+1

2.  New York, New York

-1

3.  Las Vegas, Nevada

+1

4.  Paris, France

+1

5.  Los Angeles, California

-2

6.  Orlando Florida

+1

7.  Denver, Colorado

+1

8.  Manila, Philippines

+3

9.  Bangkok, Thailand

0

10.  Chicago, Illinois

-4

 

Top Emerging Destinations

Year-Over-Year Growth in
Bookings

Travel Trend Type

1. Asheville, North Carolina

75%

Local Gastronomy

2. Accra, Ghana

60%

Transformative Journey

3. Madrid, Spain

42%

Slow Travel

4. San Juan, Puerto Rico

40%

Micro Escape

5. Marrakech, Morocco

40%

JOMO

6. São Paulo, Brazil

34%

Local Gastronomy

7. Tokyo, Japan

27%

Slow Travel

8. Buenos Aires, Argentina

25%

Local Gastronomy

9. Panama City, Panama 

23%

Sustainable Tourism

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About Skyscanner 
Founded in 2003, Skyscanner is a leading travel company dedicated to putting travelers first by making booking trips as simple as possible. Skyscanner helps more than 100 million people in 52 countries and in 30+ languages find the best travel options for flights, hotels and car rental every month. Skyscanner is available on desktop, mobile web and its highly rated app has 100 million downloads. Working with 1,200 travel partners, Skyscanner’s mission is to lead the global transformation to modern and sustainable travel.

After multiple high-profile investment rounds, including from Silicon-Valley based Sequoia Capital, Skyscanner was acquired by Ctrip.com International, Ltd. in a deal valued at $1.55B in 2016. Skyscanner remains operationally independent.

For more information, visit: https://www.skyscanner.com/about-us

Data Collection Methods
The data in this travel trends report is based on searches and bookings on Skyscanner’s website and mobile app, in the U.S. The term ‘booking’ refers to a redirect made on the Skyscanner platform, when a traveler selects a flight with a partner on the Skyscanner booking panel. Emerging destinations are predicted based on their growing popularity between 1 October 2017 and 10 September 2018, and 1 October 2018 and 10 September 2019. Change in popularity is based on normalized data and shows changes in comparative popularity over these two periods. Price change is calculated by how much the average flight price has increased or decreased in 2019 when compared to the average flight price in 2018, unless otherwise stated. 

About Skyscanner Travel Insight
This research has been created using Travel Insight, Skyscanner’s powerful data tool. It analyses the behavior of 100 million Skyscanner users every month to reveal more about today’s travelers and where they’re going in the future. Travel Insight is helping leading airlines plan routes and revenue management, airports find new opportunities and catchment areas, and tourist boards shape demand. Learn more and request a trial here https://partners.skyscanner.net/insights/travel-insight

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Kia Telluride Wins “Triple Crown” Of Prestigious Automotive Awards

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IRVINE, California, Jan. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The Telluride is Kia’s winningest and most awarded vehicle in the past year and the first sport-utility vehicle to win the “Triple Crown” of the auto industry’s most prestigious accolades: 2020 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year from North American Car of the Year (NACTOY)1; MotorTrend SUV of the Year; and a Car and Driver 10Best.  

Kia Telluride wins “Triple Crown” of prestigious automotive awards.

The sweep caps an incredible 2019 for the Telluride, which captured not only the three most illustrious automotive industry awards, but also numerous “Best of” honors and top accolades from other prestigious online, print and video outlets.

“Winning this ‘Triple Crown’ of prizes is a spectacular achievement for the Telluride,” said Michael Cole, president, Kia Motors America (KMA), “and also for Kia Motors America. This is not just the unprecedented achievement of a terrific vehicle, but it’s also a high-water mark for the brand and places Kia at the forefront of global automakers.”

NACTOY jurors voted Telluride number one based on months of test drives, comparisons and other evaluations. Criteria for MotorTrend’s premier award are best in safety, efficiency, value, design, engineering and performance of intended function. Car and Driver 10Best winners are the magazine’s top vehicles in an array of categories, including value, driving dynamics and mission fulfillment.

In addition to being the Kia vehicle that has collected the most awards within its first year on the market, the Telluride is also one of KMA’s best-selling vehicles. Since going on sale in early 2019, nearly 60,000 Tellurides have been sold and demand continues to outpace supply. Conceived, designed, and developed in the U.S. specifically for the U.S. market, the Telluride is proudly assembled in West Point, Georgia, and is the first Kia vehicle to be exported from the United States.

About Kia Motors America

Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kia Motors America has been the highest ranked mass market brand in initial quality for five consecutive years according to J.D. Power2. and is recognized as one of the 100 Best Global Brands by Interbrand. Kia serves as the “Official Automotive Partner” of the NBA and offers a complete range of vehicles sold through a network of nearly 800 dealers in the U.S., including cars and SUVs proudly assembled in West Point, Georgia.*

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*The Telluride, Sorento and Optima (excluding Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid) are assembled in the United States from U.S. and globally sourced parts.

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2 Kia received the lowest rate of reported problems among mass market brands in the J.D. Power 2015-19 U.S. Initial Quality Studies of new vehicle owners’ experiences with their own vehicle after 90 days of ownership. Visit jdpower.com/awards for more details.

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Hastings & Hastings named one of the best car accident law firms in Chandler, Arizona by Expertise

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CHANDLER, Ariz., Jan. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — As the year 2019 has come to an end, Expertise, a trusted service professional comparison website, has named Hastings & Hastings as one of the best car accident attorneys in the region.

The Discount Accident Lawyers

This prestigious honor was carefully presented to the law firm who has more than 125 years of combined legal experience. Hastings & Hastings offers a wide range of legal services. Their bi-lingual staff offers their services in both Spanish and English. This helps make them the best car accident lawyers in the city of Chandler.

The firm first opened its doors in 1981 and has helped tens of thousands of people seek the compensation they deserve. Their caring nature and attention to detail are just a few reasons so many people have come to them for legal advice.

The primary focus at Hastings & Hastings is helping clients seek recovery from damages that are a result of car accidents and motorcycle accidents. Additionally, they work with clients that have been involved in accidents with semi-trucks. This focus helps them prioritize their resources and apply them to the area of auto accidents.

In addition to Chandler, Arizona, Hastings & Hastings has several other locations across the state. These locations make it easier for this law firm to help more people who need legal representation. Some of their locations include Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Casa Grande, Tempe, and many others.

The firm has a large staff that helps them quickly take your case. They are very responsive and easy to get into contact with. While they deal with a lot of cases annually, they make sure that your case is never placed on the back burner.

When you hire Hastings & Hasting to take your case, you are getting more than just a lawyer. You are getting a dedicated team that includes paralegals, private investigators, and more.

Hastings & Hastings has a high level of professionalism which makes them the best car accident lawyers. For more information on this law firm, you can contact them directly at (480) 706-1100. https://www.hastingsandhastings.com/

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Havas Health & You Network Named Amongst Ad Age’s 2020 Best Places to Work

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NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Announcing today, Havas Health & You (HH&Y) has been named one of Ad Age’s 2020 Best Places to Work. Best Places to Work is a list published by Ad Age that ranks the industry’s best workplaces based on an analysis of survey responses from employers and employees, executed by a third-party partner, Latitude Research. Ad Age’s scoring system factors in the importance of six key satisfaction areas: employee benefits, company culture, employee development, company environment, employee engagement and employee perks.

Havas Health & You, led by Global CEO Donna Murphy, is the world’s largest health and wellness network, with more than 4000 employees in over 70 countries. HH&Y is a part of the Havas Group, one of the world’s largest communications companies, and a part of the global content, media and communications company Vivendi, among the likes of Universal Music Group, Canal+ and Gameloft.

From programs for developing leaders to sabbaticals, HH&Y offers several unique benefits as part of their employee experience. Chief Talent Officer and Chief of Staff Shazzia Khan states, “This is a very proud day for us. We have always understood that our employees are our single greatest asset. To be recognized based on our employee satisfaction, and by Ad Age, is a great honor.”

Donna Murphy added, “Our leadership team takes the health of our employees and our culture very seriously. We pride ourselves on making people-first decisions and fostering a workplace where our talent feels that they can contribute to our vision and get great benefit in return. We operate with what we call ‘Human Purpose’, and it’s our guiding light as we navigate our business every day.”

Ad Age breaks their rankings into two groups: top 25 companies with 200 or fewer employees, and top 25 companies with more than 200 employees. The employee survey was designed to get at what matters to employees in the workplace and how a company rates on the topics that staffers care about. Ad Age’s scoring system factors in the importance of the six key satisfaction areas, an aggregate of each company’s ratings in those key areas and a collective workplace rating to arrive at an overall score.

For more information about Havas Health & You, visit HavasHealthandYou.com.

About Havas Health & You

Havas Health & You unites Havas Life, Health4Brands (H4B), Lynx, Havas Life PR and Havas Health Plus, all wholly owned health and communications networks, with the consumer health businesses and practices of Havas Creative Group. Its customer-centric approach has the talent, tenacity and technology that health-and-wellness companies, brands and people need to thrive in today’s world. For more information, go to www.HavasHealthandYou.com.

Press Contact: Megan Rokosh, Global Chief Marketing Officer, megan.rokosh@havas.com

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Kia Telluride Wins 2020 North American Utility Vehicle Of The Year

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DETROIT, Jan. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Today, the Kia Telluride was named 2020 North American Utility Vehicle of the YearTM by the distinguished North American Car of the Year jury (NACTOY).This first-time honor for the Kia brand caps an unprecedented number of awards for Kia’s three-row SUV from major consumer and enthusiast publications since the Telluride appeared in dealerships early last year.

Kia Telluride Wins 2020 North American Utility Vehicle Of The Year

“We are immensely proud of Telluride capturing North American Utility of the YearTM,” said Sean Yoon, CEO of Kia Motors North America. “It solidifies years of effort on behalf of every Kia employee to build vehicles consumers desire and industry experts value. Winning the North American Utility Vehicle of the YearTM is an honor that marks Kia’s arrival in the top tier of the world’s automotive manufacturers.”

NACTOY jurors voted Telluride number one after spending months of deliberation, including test drives, comparisons and other evaluations. To be eligible, vehicles must be all-new or substantially new and must be available at dealerships close to the announcement of the awards. The Telluride prevailed over a field of 12 semi-finalists and three finalists in the utility category.

“The Kia Telluride makes owning an SUV look cool while offering the smooth ride and rich interior of a luxury vehicle without the luxury price,” said Kirk Bell, NACTOY secretary-treasurer.

The Telluride continues to be one of Kia Motors America’s best-selling vehicles. Since going on sale, nearly 60,000 Tellurides have been sold and demand continues to outpace supply. Conceived, designed, developed, and assembled in the U.S. specifically for the U.S. market in West Point, Georgia, Telluride is the first Kia vehicle to be exported from the United States.

About Kia Motors America

Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kia Motors America has been the highest ranked mass market brand in initial quality for five consecutive years according to J.D. Power2. and is recognized as one of the 100 Best Global Brands by Interbrand. Kia serves as the “Official Automotive Partner” of the NBA and offers a complete range of vehicles sold through a network of nearly 800 dealers in the U.S., including cars and SUVs proudly assembled in West Point, Georgia.*

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*The Telluride, Sorento and Optima (excluding Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid) are assembled in the United States from U.S. and globally sourced parts.


1 North American Car, Utility, and Truck of the Year is a trademark of North American Car and Truck of the Year Corporation.
2 Kia received the lowest rate of reported problems among mass market brands in the J.D. Power 2015-19 U.S. Initial Quality Studies of new vehicle owners’ experiences with their own vehicle after 90 days of ownership. Visit jdpower.com/awards for more details.

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Zigmabit Mining Rigs Offering Market’s Fastest ROI

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TOKYO, Jan. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Zigmabit Inc. (https://www.zigmabit.com) is quickly making a strong impact in the crypto mining industry by offering the market’s fastest return on investment. The company recently hit the headlines by introducing three multi-algorithm mining rigs that assure 100% return on investment within just one month. Designed for the beginners as well-seasoned crypto miners, all three products are easy to use as they come pre-configured and the users only require to plug in and start mining.

Zigbit Miners, the world’s first DLC (direct liquid cooling) mining rig, is designed for the beginners as well as seasoned crypto miners. All three products are easy to use as they come pre-configured and the users only need to plug in and start mining.

Though the popularity of crypto mining has increased by leaps and bounds over the years, earning profits consistently has been a concern for many mining enthusiasts. Zigmabit Inc is the brainchild of a team of investors dedicated to making cryptocurrency mining simpler and profitable for all. There are currently three different products on offer – ZigBit 2.0, ZigBit 3.0 and the latest ZigBit 5.0, all capable of supporting profitable operations on the blockchain of choice, each equipped with hash powers that are unprecedented in the market.

The company has accomplished this objective by maximizing the hash rate to a level that has never been achieved in this industry. These miners can operate under multiple algorithms and are capable of mining Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, and Dash. Mentioned below are the hash rate powers offered by the three miners.

Bitcoin: ZigBit 2.0. 260 TH/s, ZigBit 3.0. 330 TH/s, ZigBit 5.0. 2000 TH/s Litecoin: ZigBit 2.0. 44 GH/s, ZigBit 3.0. 55 GH/s, ZigBit 5.0. 300 GH/s Ethereum: ZigBit 2.0. 11 GH/s, ZigBit 3.0. 14 GH/s, ZigBit 5.0. 75 GH/s Dash: ZigBit 2.0. 6 TH/s, ZigBit 3.0. 9 TH/s, ZigBit 5.0. 50TH/s

In order to stand out in a highly competitive market, Zigmabit Miners has also included smart features such as closed-loop cooling system, noiseless fans, silent high-pressure pumps, super-efficient radiators, and much more.

About Zigmabit Inc.:
Zigmabit Inc. is a manufacturer of high-quality cryptocurrency miners that deliver extremely high hash power without consuming a lot of power. Their team comprises of several top-level professionals from renowned organizations such as Samsung, Microsoft, IBM, and many others. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, the company currently has a manufacturing facility in the United Kingdom and newly opened facility in Munich, Germany.

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PR Specialist
Zigmabit Inc.
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Goya Foods Offers $20,000 Culinary Arts & Food Science Scholarships To Four Students Nationwide

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Application Deadline: February 17, 2020

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey, Jan. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Goya Foods, America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company, offers $20,000 Culinary Arts and Food Science Scholarships, granted annually, to four students nationwide entering their freshman year of college with an undergraduate degree in culinary arts and/or a food science.

Goya’s Culinary Arts Scholarship is available on a competitive basis to students entering an accredited two-year or four-year institution. Scholarships are in the amount of $5,000 awarded per academic year starting in Fall 2020 and are renewable for up to three additional years provided the student remains eligible to receive funding, totaling $20,000.

“Goya has a long-standing history of giving back to the community and implementing educational programs to help strengthen the development and growth of our youth and educational systems,” says Peter Unanue, Executive Vice President of Goya Foods. “The Goya Scholarship Fund acts, not only as a symbol of our appreciation to our community, but helps promote the importance of higher education.”

Applicants of the Goya Culinary Arts Scholarship will be selected based on the standard requirements established by Goya and administered by Scholarship America® including academic achievement, leadership, and financial need, as well as an evaluation of an essay explaining how Goya has enriched their family traditions. Among the criteria for consideration, students (1) Must plan to be enrolled in college full time starting in Fall 2020 in a degree seeking program within the U.S. as a Freshman at a two or four-year U.S. accredited institution to obtain their first undergraduate degree; (2) Must be majoring in Culinary Arts and/or Food Sciences; (3) Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale; (4) Must be willing to complete 10 hours per month of community service while receiving funding; (5) Must be a U.S. Citizen or a legal permanent resident of the United States with a valid Social Security Number or have been granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

For more information and to apply, please log onto https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/goyaculinary/

Applications are due no later than February 17, 2020.

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

About Scholarship America: Scholarship America mobilizes support for students getting into and graduating from college. Since 1958, Scholarship America has distributed $3.1 billion in scholarship assistance to 2 million students, funding both entry-level and multi-year scholarships and emergency financial grants. More information is available at www.scholarshipamerica.org.

For more information, contact:
Natalie J. Maniscalco
845.659.6506 / natalie@retromedianyc.com

Goya Foods.

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