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Texas Realtors announces 2019 Texas real estate award winners

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AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Texas Realtors recognized outstanding members and local Realtor associations at its annual Texas Realtors Winter Meeting in Austin, Feb. 6-11. The honorees were awarded for being shining examples of excellence in the real estate industry, helping colleagues grow their abilities through education, supporting initiatives in their cities, dedicating themselves to improving their communities and for their work in political advocacy.  

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“2019 was another historic year in Texas real estate,” said Cindi Bulla, chairman of Texas Realtors. “Realtors and local associations across the state have gone above and beyond to elevate our industry through excellent service, community engagement, political advocacy and continuing education.”

The 2019 Texas Realtor of the Year, the most prestigious honor awarded annually to a member who has made outstanding contributions to the industry throughout their career, was presented to Scott Kesner of El Paso. Kesner has been instrumental representing Realtors at the national, state and local levels. He has served as a regional vice president for the National Association of Realtors, was chairman for Texas Realtors in 2015 and earned Realtor of the Year honors twice by the Greater El Paso Association of Realtors. Kesner is currently chairman of the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC).

The Tom D. Morton Association Executive of the Year award was presented to Denise Price, association executive (AE) of the Amarillo Association of Realtors. Awarded to Realtor AEs with a long track record of service to their local association, Price was among the first Texas AEs to receive the Realtor Association Certified Executive (RCE) designation, which is awarded to Realtor association staff who are driven and dedicated to professional growth. Also, under her helm, Amarillo’s local association was awarded the National Association of Realtors President’s Cup in 2017, a recognition of outstanding work from an association to advance Realtor initiatives.

Jacque Gordon of Granbury received the Texas Realtor Good Neighbor Award, which recognizes a Realtor who has demonstrated outstanding community involvement and volunteerism. Gordon was specifically recognized for her 10 years volunteering with Hood County Christmas for Children, a nonprofit with the mission that every child in Hood County deserves a warm home, loving family and the feeling of being loved. She personally logged 680 volunteer hours in a 12-month span and has been awarded her association’s Humanitarian Award.

Marion Napoleon of Grand Prairie was named the 2019 Educator of the Year. Napoleon is a senior instructor for the Graduate Realtor Institute and teaches many Texas Realtors and National Association of Realtors certification and designation courses. She has authored several courses covering topics that include multiple offers, contracts and how to use technology to help business owners.

Will Northern and WNC Commercial in Fort Worth received the 2019 William C. Jennings Award for the outstanding commercial real estate transaction of the year. The William C. Jennings award is based on the transaction’s contribution to the community, merit and creativity, and application of commercial principles. The winning transaction involved the planning and execution of a highly complex development in Fort Worth over the course of many years.

The Odessa Board of Realtors received the 2019 Mark Lehman Government Affairs Achievement Award. The honor recognizes a local Realtor association that has demonstrated excellence in fundraising, grassroots involvement and other local initiatives for the year.

The Texas Realtors Grassroots Advocate of the Year award was presented to Melody Gillespie of Montague County for her outstanding leadership during the Stop Forced Annexation Campaign in Montague County. In early 2019, Melody was presented the Texas Realtor Strike Force Award, given to individuals who show extraordinary dedication to grassroots advocacy in support of the association’s positions. The Texas Realtors Grassroots Advocate of the Year award honors one individual from the year’s full list of Texas Realtors Strike Force Award winners. 

Finally, Texas Realtors honored three local associations and one individual who launched innovative programs and educational courses last year that keep Texas Realtors up to date with legal, marketing and industry trends. The Education Program of the Year awards were given to:

  • Dianne McCoy of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene in the legal category
  • Austin Board of Realtors in the series or short program category
  • Houston Association of Realtors in the marketing category
  • Greater McAllen Association of Realtors in the innovation category

About Texas REALTORS®
With more than 125,000 members, Texas REALTORS® is a professional membership organization that represents all aspects of real estate in Texas. In 2020, Texas REALTORS® is celebrating a century of shaping Texas by being the advocate for private property rights, maintaining the highest standards of professionalism, and providing its members with the tools to achieve success. Visit texasrealestate.com to learn more.

CONTACT:   

Hunter Dodson

Pierpont Communications

(512) 448-4950

hdodson@piercom.com

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Food Safety During Power Outages

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SILVER SPRING, Maryland, Feb. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — It’s the winter season and parts of the country are facing extreme weather conditions and power outages. In fact, a power outage can happen at any time, so it’s important to have a plan in place to safely handle your food during an emergency. Read on to learn the best way to keep your food safe in case a power outage does take place.

Be Prepared and Plan Ahead

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

If the Power Goes Out  

Cold temperatures slow the growth of harmful bacteria. Keeping food at safe temperatures is key to reduce the risk of foodborne poisoning.

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

When Power is Restored

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

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

Learn more and watch a video about food safety during a power outage at:

Contact: Media: 1-301-796-4540  Consumers: 1-888-SAFEFOOD (toll free)

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Cook With Passion on Valentine’s Day With European Olives Recipes

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Cook with Passion on Valentine's Day with European Olives Recipes

NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — More than 30 years ago, Laura Esquivel wrote one of the peak works of magical realism, ‘Like Water for Chocolate’, where feelings and cuisine go hand in hand. The writer made it clear that food should be given a lot of importance: “When talking about eating, only fools or the sick don’t give it the interest it deserves.” A phrase that remains valid, especially on days as special as Valentine’s Day, where culinary elements and feelings are linked more than ever.

To view the Multimedia News Release, please click: https://www.multivu.com/players/uk/8692651-olives-from-spain-valentines-day-recipes/

Food is a vehicle for expressing feelings. Through the dishes we prepare, we transmit our emotions to the person we love. February 14th is a good opportunity to use the recipes with European olives to demonstrate all that passion. On such a special evening, where the smallest details are important, they are one of the ingredients that can make a difference, adapting to any format and cuisine.

In addition, it is a nutritious and healthy food, natural source of vitamin E, antioxidant and a basic pillar of the Mediterranean Diet. In addition, it can be found in numerous varieties and formats: whole, sliced, pitted, stuffed or with hundreds of dressings.

To include in your dishes the “golden touch” of Olives from Spain will make your dinner unforgettable, because the ingredients you choose to cook are essential, just like the love you put into them.

Spanish ajoblanco with olives

We love to innovate in the kitchen and more when we have dishes from the Mediterranean cuisine as classic as this Spanish ajoblanco. Our own version has coconut and European olives creating an explosion of flavors!

Tuna and olives temaki

The classic of the Japanese gastronomy is only missing one ingredient to make it perfect: European olives!

Apple roses with olives

Surprising that special person on Valentine’s Day is as simple as baking these apple and olive roses. The ideal dessert to win their heart and palate!

About INTERACEITUNA and Olives from Spain

INTERACEITUNA is the Interprofessional Organization of Table Olive recognized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Food and Environment that represents the whole sector producing, processing and marketing table olives. Created to implement different programs and activities of general interest, INTERACEITUNA promotes knowledge of Spanish table olives and carries out research and development related to production and production techniques. INTERACEITUNA has partnered with the European Union to promote this product.

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Carlos Esquivel’s New Book Higinio El Soñador, A Touching Memoir Filled With Heartwarming Memories And Inspiring Wisdom

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MCKINNEY, Texas, Feb. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The book Higinio el Soñador was created by Carlos Esquivel, an author from Mexico City with a passion for fine arts.

Carlos Esquivel said this about his book: “It took me almost eighty years to interview my endearing characters. Sometimes, I aborted my insistence when they asked me to listen to them.

They knocked on my door every morning to tell me about the pilgrimage of their lives. I was moved and listened to them; thus, while they ventured their worries, my writings grew. I became interested in knowing their stories, I began to ask questions, and they told me their misadventures (which are many) and their joys (which are few). Their customary meetings since children were held on the rooftops of the poor neighborhoods, where they lived. When talking to me, they use a raised colloquial language.”

Published by Page Publishing, Carlos Esquivel’s new book Higinio el Soñador will hearten readers as they learn from the lessons from elders in the retelling of their lives that bear purpose.

Consumers who wish to partake of endearing and quaint circumstances can purchase Higinio el Soñador in any bookstore, or online at Apple iTunes, Amazon.com, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

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

About Page Publishing:

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

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Juan Posada’s New Book Concepto Latino: Practical Guide To Know How To Solve Basically The Problems Common Of Life, A Practical Work That Will Help Readers Avoid Becoming A Victim Of All Those Who Use Deceptive Advertising

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VENTURA, Calif., Feb. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The book Concepto Latino: Practical Guide to Know How to Solve Basically the Problems Common of Life was created by Juan Posada. Juan is an author who arrived in the United States more than half a century ago. In those years, working hand in hand with the Hispanic community, he realized the Hispanic community suffered daily, due to lack of information.

Juan Posada said this about his book: “This book contains information obtained through working with the Hispanic community for over fifty years. In it, you will get information on almost thirty topics where the knowledge you get will prevent you from being a victim of so much abuse and deceit. Obtaining this information will be easier for you to make wiser decisions. You will buy a car without being scammed, you will pay your house in half the time required, you will find out the benefits of having a corporation, that owning a business; you will save a lot of taxes with the corporation. Why it is so important to have a business plan; how to delete a criminal record, how to legally bring your closest relatives to the US with a tourist visa. How, when, where and against who a restraining order is placed, how much you have to pay for child support if you divorce, the steps to file for bankruptcy, why a living trust is better than a will. Anyway, Concepto Latino gives you the information for when you need to talk to a lawyer about some of these issues so that he knows that you know what he is talking about and not take advantage.”

Published by Page Publishing, Juan Posada’s new book Concepto Latino: Practical Guide to Know How to Solve Basically the Problems Common of Life, will help readers feel proud of their language, their culture, and of the value as citizens of this great country.

Consumers who wish to expand their knowledge and prepare for life in the United States can purchase Concepto Latino: Practical Guide to Know How to Solve Basically the Problems Common of Life in any bookstore, or online at Apple iTunes, Amazon.com, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

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

About Page Publishing:

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

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Platt College Anaheim to Offer Occupational Therapy Assistant Associate Degree Program

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ANAHEIM, Calif., Feb. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Platt College Anaheim today announced that the college will offer an Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) associate degree program. The college’s first cohort will commence on June 30, 2020. 

The 20-month program will prepare students to work in collaboration with and under the supervision of an Occupational Therapist to enable clients of all ages to live fuller lives by helping them promote better health and preventing (or living better with) injury, illness or disability. The Occupational Therapy Assistant supports patient assessments, implements intervention plans, and documents care; and may work in a variety of settings including hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, public schools, early intervention programs, hospice, home healthcare, and private practice clinics. 

To further support student learning, additional certifications will also be offered to OTA students (at no additional cost) in such specialties as: 

  • Autism Certification
  • Ergonomics Assessment Specialist Certification

“Given our rapidly aging population, increased longevity, the changing world of work, and a renewed focus on quality-of-life issues, it’s no wonder that Occupational Therapy Assistants are in demand,” stated Brad Janis, president, Platt College Anaheim.

Platt College Anaheim’s OTA program graduates will be required to sit for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certification examination. All states require licensure in order to practice, with state licensure typically based on the results of the NBCOT certification examination.

The number of students admitted to each cohort is limited. Enrollment is now open at www.plattcollege.edu/OTA for classes starting June 30, 2020. For questions regarding Platt College Anaheim’s Occupational Therapy Assistant program, please contact Andy Gulati, director of admissions at agulati@plattcollege.edu or phone (714) 333-9606.

About Platt College Los Angeles, LLC 
Founded in 1985, Platt College Los Angeles, LLC serves students in Los Angeles County, Orange County and the Inland Empire with campus locations in Alhambra, Ontario, Riverside and Anaheim. With such in-demand programs as Veterinary Technology, Nurse Assistant and Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Sonography), Platt College Los Angeles, LLC offers associate and bachelor’s degree programs in the legalbusinessmedicalinformation technology, and graphic design fields. Platt College Los Angeles, LLC is accredited by Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), a private, non-profit, independent accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, dedicated to ensuring a quality education for more than 150,000 students who annually pursue career education at over 650 accredited institutions. In 2019, the college’s Anaheim location was recognized as a “School of Distinction” and its Riverside location was recognized as a “School of Excellence” by ACCSC. To learn more, please visit www.plattcollege.edu.

A primary goal of Platt College is to assist all graduates in their job search in the field for which they have been trained. The school maintains an active career services department to assist graduates as well as current students seeking part-time or full-time jobs while attending school.  However, the school cannot guarantee employment.

For Occupational Therapy Assistant employment data, please see the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides, on the internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/occupational-therapy-assistants-and-aides.htm

Contact: Karen Kalil for Platt College Los Angeles, LLC
Phone: (714) 371-6783
E-mail: PR@plattcollege.edu

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Webster Promotes Jason Soto to Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer

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WATERBURY, Conn., Feb. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Webster Bank is pleased to announce that Jason Soto, Chief Credit Officer, has been promoted to executive vice president, responsible for credit risk activities across the organization. He reports to directly to Daniel Bley, executive vice president and Chief Risk Officer.

Since his appointment as Chief Credit Officer in 2018, Jason has overseen and advanced the bank’s credit risk strategy and has led the credit risk management governance program.

“Jason has demonstrated outstanding leadership capabilities and sound credit judgment, strengthening and expanding our credit risk management capabilities, in support of the bank’s strategic priorities,” said President and CEO John R. Ciulla.

Soto joined Webster in 2015 as senior credit executive, supporting the Middle Market Banking and Sponsor & Specialty Finance Groups, following a long and distinguished career in credit risk management at GE Capital.

A resident of Wayland, Massachusetts, Soto received his bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Active in his community, he lends his leadership skills to the board of Families First, a Watertown, Mass.-based nonprofit focused on early childhood parent education. He also has volunteered with Junior Achievement, Habitat for Humanity, and as a local elementary school mentor.

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About Webster
Webster Financial Corporation is the holding company for Webster Bank, National Association and its HSA Bank division. With $30.4 billion in assets, Webster provides business and consumer banking, mortgage, financial planning, trust, and investment services through 157 banking centers and 309 ATMs. Webster also provides mobile and online banking. Webster Bank owns the asset-based lending firm Webster Business Credit Corporation; the equipment finance firm Webster Capital Finance Corporation; and HSA Bank, a division of Webster Bank, which provides health savings account trustee and administrative services. Webster Bank is a member of the FDIC and an equal housing lender. For more information about Webster, including past press releases and the latest annual report, visit the Webster website at www.websterbank.com.

Media Contact:

Investor Contact:

Alice Ferreira, 203-578-2610

Terry Mangan, 203-578-2318

acferreira@websterbank.com 

tmangan@websterbank.com

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FlixLatino available now on Amazon Prime Video Channels

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MIAMI, Feb. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — FlixLatino, a video-on-demand subscription geared towards the US Hispanic population, is now available on Prime Video Channels to Prime members. FlixLatino subscribers can enjoy direct access to a varied catalog of award-winning movies, series, documentaries and animated content, all available in Spanish for $ 2.99 per month (plus applicable taxes). Additionally, the availability of English subtitles on most content makes it ideal for independent cinema lovers and multi-language homes. Most movies are top-grossing theatrical-releases in their country of origin, originally produced in Spanish, from all over Latin America and Spain.  

Subscribers can watch FlixLatino on compatible smart televisions, mobile devices, tablets, and computers.

Luis Guillermo Villanueva, COO of SOMOS Next, expressed his enthusiasm: “becoming available on Prime Video Channels gives FlixLatino important exposure and reach, and marks FlixLatino’s arrival in one of the leading companies in the audiovisual entertainment market. We are confident that this will enhance our growth, and further support our mission to provide quality series, movies, documentaries and animation for the US Hispanic market.”

FlixLatino wants to meet the entertainment needs of the growing US Hispanic population through a continuously updated content library for all tastes.

About FlixLatino: FlixLatino is an SVOD service, geared towards the US Hispanic population, offering movies, series and documentaries originally produced in Spanish. FlixLatino’s catalog consists of contemporary theatrical releases from Latin America and Spain. The service continuously adds new content to cater to subscriber’s demands, including weekly premieres. Consumers will enjoy a world of Spanish-language entertainment at their fingertips and can sign up herewww.flixlatino.com

About SOMOS Next: SOMOS Next, LLC is a company focused on the development and commercialization of audiovisual Spanish content through the online environment. Its lineup includes a robust film library together with dynamic family programs among other genres. Its distribution includes direct-to-consumers applications and also through premium digital distributors, allowing it to take advantage of proprietary applications and other technologies.

Contact: lpineda@somostv.net

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ContourGlobal Inaugurates Innovative Hybrid Power System in Bonaire

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BONAIRE, Dutch Antilles and LONDON, Feb. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — For seven years ContourGlobal and its client, “WEB” (Water-en Energiebedrijf Bonaire, the island’s electricity and water utility), have collaborated to achieve the holy grail of electricity provision on island nations: more renewable energy, lower costs and around-the-clock reliability.  This common challenge throughout the Caribbean region is now being solved on Bonaire, where ContourGlobal recently inaugurated the extension of its innovative Hybrid Power System joined by representatives of WEB, the island government and other dignitaries and guests.

The Dutch island of Bonaire enjoys strong seasonal winds, peaking from December to June.  Harnessing this extraordinary wind resource enables ContourGlobal to deliver electricity that is lower in cost and carbon emissions than liquid fuel-based alternatives. Because of the intermittency of wind and solar resources, reliable uninterrupted electricity supply requires an innovative solution that can keep the lights on even when wind speeds drop or clouds block the sun.  Utilizing a new state-of-the-art Li-Ion battery with a 6MW/6MWh capacity and power management system supplied by Wärtsilä Greensmith, ContourGlobal is able to maximize wind generation, resulting in reduced costs to WEB by 36% over the last 7 years, decreased CO2 emissions and improved engine efficiency. This has been achieved while maintaining unprecedented levels of reliability including zero blackouts for five straight years.

The hybrid generation system owned and operated by ContourGlobal Bonaire consists of a new battery and digital power management system, the wind farm and newly expanded dual-fuel engines which together supply the entire island’s electricity demand. The new battery storage system supports Bonaire’s grid by injecting active and reactive current to balance decreases in wind speed with a rapid response time of 50-100 milliseconds.  The newly enhanced electricity production system also eliminates the need for the engines to operate at costly low levels of output to support the reliability needs of the electricity grid. Instead, the battery itself can maintain a reliable electricity supply on a second-by-second basis so that during high wind periods the engines can be shut down or used only as a last resort.

Bonaire, the world’s first Blue Destination, is committed to sustainable tourism and has undertaken an ambitious plan to promote 100% sustainable electricity production, including the maximum possible contribution from renewable electricity.  ContourGlobal’s contribution to this plan through its expansion of this unique project was recently recognized by the “Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum” (CREF), which awarded ContourGlobal Bonaire “BEST MICROGRID PROJECT” for 2019.

Joseph C. Brandt, President and CEO of ContourGlobal said, “Our new innovative battery-led hybrid system will move Blue Bonaire one step closer to its ambition of a fully sustainable but still reliable grid.  The success of the project is a direct result of the productive partnership between the teams of ContourGlobal, Wärtsilä Greensmith and ILTEKNO who delivered the project without any Lost Time Incidents in record time and on budget. We look forward to continuing to partner with our client WEB to increase renewable energy production by installing new solar generation and more productive wind turbines.”

For additional information about this innovative power system please see the video embedded here or at https://www.contourglobal.com/asset/bonaire

About ContourGlobal

ContourGlobal is listed on the premium segment of the London Stock Exchange (TKR: GLO) and is an international owner and operator of contracted wholesale power generation businesses with approximately 4.8 GW in operation in 18 countries. ContourGlobal operates a portfolio of 107 renewable and thermal power plants across Europe, Latin America, and Africa utilizing a wide range of technologies.

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If You Bought Electronics Containing a Lithium Ion Cylindrical Battery Such as a Laptop, Power Tool, Camcorder or a Replacement Battery, Your Legal Rights and Money Received From Settlements May Be Affected.

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OAKLAND, California, Feb. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The following statement is being issued by Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP regarding In re Lithium ION Batteries Antitrust Litigation.

A Federal Court authorized this Notice. This is not a solicitation from a lawyer.

Why Are There Settlements?
LG Chem, Ltd. and LG Chem America, Inc. (“LG Chem”), Hitachi Maxell Ltd. and Maxell Corporation of America (“Hitachi Maxell“), and NEC Corporation (“NEC”) (collectively, the “Settling Defendants”) agreed to pay $44.95 million in Settlements to resolve claims that Settling Defendants allegedly fixed the price of cylindrical Lithium-Ion Batteries, causing individuals and businesses to pay more for products like portable computers, power tools, camcorders or replacement batteries for any of these products.  A federal court previously approved the Settlements but is now reconsidering them under a revised Distribution Plan, and will also consider Class Counsel’s request to reinstate the prior awards of attorneys’ fees and reimbursement of litigation expenses.  

A more detailed notice, which includes additional information about the settlements, is available at the settlement website (www.reversethecharge.com) or by calling 1-855-730-8645.

What Is This Notice About?
This notice is to inform you about recent changes to the proposed Distribution Plan for the Settlements, extended deadlines to exclude yourself from the Settlements or to object to the Settlements, and Class Counsel’s renewed request for attorneys’ fees and litigation expenses, before the Court decides whether to finally approve the Settlements with Settling Defendants and the revised Distribution Plan.

Am I Included?
The Class includes all persons and entities who, as residents of the United States and during the period from January 1, 2000 through May 31, 2011, indirectly purchased new for their own use and not for resale one of the following products which contained a lithium-ion cylindrical battery manufactured by one or more Defendants in this lawsuit or their co-conspirators: (i) a portable computer; (ii) a power tool; (iii) a camcorder; or (iv) a replacement battery for any of these products. “Indirectly” means the product was purchased from someone other than the manufacturer, such as a retail store.

What Do The Settlements Provide?
The Settlement Fund is $44.95 million. After deducting Court-approved attorneys’ fees, service awards, notice and administration costs, and litigation expenses, the remaining Net Settlement Fund will be divided into two funds, a Repealer Fund and a Non-Repealer Fund.  The Repealer Fund (90% of the Net Settlement Fund) will be available for distribution to Class Members who are residents of the following Repealer States: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.  All other states and/or jurisdictions are “Non-Repealer” States.  The Non-Repealer Fund (10% of the Net Settlement Fund) will be available for distribution to Class Members who are residents of Non-Repealer States.  However, the plan for distributing the Settlement Funds is not final and may be changed by the Court after considering any and all objections by Class Members.  If the Court determines that further changes to the allocation of the Settlement Funds between the Repealer and Non-Repealer Fund are appropriate, those changes will be posted on the settlement website (www.reversethecharge.com), which also provides more details about the Settlements.

How Can I Get A Payment And How Much Will I Receive?
Money from all settlements in this case will be distributed together on a per-Class Member basis, but the amount you receive from each settlement will depend on the Court-approved Distribution Plan.  No money will be distributed yet.  If final approval is granted to the Settlements with Settling Defendants, Class Members who have already filed a valid and timely claim will receive cash payments.  The deadline to file a claim has already passed.  The deadline was July 19, 2019.  If you did not already file a claim, you will not receive a cash payment from the Settlements with Settling Defendants, unless you previously requested to be excluded from the settlement and successfully apply to rejoin the class as described in the Long Form Notice.

What Are My Rights?
Even if you do nothing, you will be bound by the Court’s decisions concerning these settlements. To keep your rights to sue the Settling Defendants regarding Lithium Ion Batteries, you must exclude yourself from the Class in writing by April 13, 2020.  If you stay in the Class, you may object to the settlements with Settling Defendants in writing by April 13, 2020.  The settlements, along with details on how to exclude yourself from the settlements, re-join the class, or object to the settlements with Settling Defendants, are available at the settlement website (www.reversethecharge.com).

The Court will hold a Final Fairness Hearing at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, May 20, 2020, at the United States Courthouse, 1301 Clay Street, Courtroom 1, 4th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612, to consider whether to approve the settlements with the Settling Defendants.  Class Counsel may request at the hearing attorneys’ fees not to exceed 30% of the cumulative Settlement Fund of $113.45 million obtained in this case thus far, or $33,829,176, plus costs and expenses in an amount not to exceed $6,751,735.84 and service awards to the Class representatives in the amount of $10,000 each for the work they have undertaken on behalf of Plaintiffs, and for $25,000 for two government entities.  If you object, you or your own attorney may appear and speak at the hearing to comment on the settlements with Settling Defendants and/or on any request for attorneys’ fees, service awards for Class representatives, or reimbursement of costs and expenses at your own expense, but you are not required to appear.  The hearing may be moved to a different date or time without additional notice, so it is a good idea to check the website for additional information. Please do not contact the Court about this case.  Detailed information is available at the settlement website (www.reversethecharge.com) or by calling 1-855-730-8645.

SOURCE United States District Court for the Northern District of California

Forbes Travel Guide Honors Hospitality’s Finest in 2020 Star Rating Awards

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ATLANTA, Feb. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Forbes Travel Guide (“FTG”), the global expert on genuine Five-Star service, today presented a galaxy of “Stars” to the world’s most luxurious properties. A record 107 new Five-Star awards have been announced, owing to the company’s significant expansion across 16 countries.

The 2020 awards celebrate 1,898 Star-Rated properties in 73 countries; the full list can be found here. The new awards add 70 Five-Star, 120 Four-Star and 81 Recommended hotels to the annual winners list. Among restaurants, there are 13 new Five-Star, eight new Four-Star and two new Recommended winners. The recipients also include 24 new Five-Star and 22 new Four-Star spas. 

This year sees the most extensive global expansion in Forbes Travel Guide’s 62 -year history. The company spotlights new international markets, including Antigua, the Bahamas, Cambodia, Egypt, Fiji, French Polynesia, India, Jordan, the Maldives, Mauritius, New Zealand, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, the Seychelles and South Africa, many of which achieved the coveted Five-Star honor. 

A total of 432 Five-Star distinctions were awarded to hotels, restaurants and spas, and the top ranking was attained for the first time in Antigua; Bora Bora; Cambodia; Cape Town; Doha; Fiji; Ireland; Johannesburg; the Maldives; Mauritius; Monte Carlo; Moscow; Prague; St. Petersburg, Russia; the Seychelles; and Tahiti.

Four Seasons maintained the prestigious achievement as the brand with the most Five-Star hotels adding 11 new Five-Star hotel awards to its collection. Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa, Four Seasons Hotel Moscow and Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, Johannesburg are among some of the additions in newly rated destinations.

Wynn Resorts took an all-star position, dominating the Las Vegas market by earning seven Five-Star awards for Wynn Resorts Las Vegas (Wynn Las Vegas, Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, Wynn Tower Suites, Encore Tower Suites, The Spa at Wynn Las Vegas, The Spa at Encore Las Vegas and Wing Lei) and an additional eight for Wynn Resorts Macau (Wynn Macau, Encore Macau, Golden Flower at Encore Macau, Mizumi at Wynn Macau, Wing Lei at Wynn Macau, Il Teatro at Wynn Macau, The Spa at Encore Macau and The Spa at Wynn Macau). Wynn Palace Macau also achieved seven Five-Star awards.

London cemented its position as the global Five-Star capital city with 19 top hotels, including six new additions: Brown’s Hotel, a Rocco Forte Hotel; Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square; Rosewood London and The Berkeley. The Egerton House Hotel and The Milestone Hotel & Residences join Hotel 41 to give Red Carnation hotels a triple Five-Star hotel win for the city.

“It’s a privilege for Forbes Travel Guide to honor such magnificent hotels, restaurants and spas from all corners of the globe. Each deserving recipient excels at enriching people’s lives through the power of exceptional service,” said Filip Boyen, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. “Our role at Forbes Travel Guide is to establish our annual star ratings with absolute independence and integrity and champion those at the very top of their game.”

More than 600 Star-Rated winners and invited VIP guests will gather to celebrate at Verified, The Forbes Travel Guide Luxury Summit at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on February 18 and 19. As the recipients of multiple Five-Star awards, the MGM International property will be packed with inspirational speakers and discovery sessions. The event will culminate in a gala dinner hosted by Oscar-winning actress Marisa Tomei, followed by an exclusive afterglow hosted by Wynn Las Vegas XS nightclub where headline DJ Dillon Francis and other exciting surprises await the 2020 award winners.

For highlights, trends and fun facts from our 2020 Star Awards, click here.

To view the full Star Ratings for 2020, visit ForbesTravelGuide.com.
For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star Ratings, click here.

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About Forbes Travel Guide:

Forbes Travel Guide is the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. Our anonymous professional inspectors evaluate based on up to 900 objective standards, with an emphasis on exceptional service, to help discerning travelers select the world’s best luxury experiences. The only way to get a Five-Star, Four-Star or Recommended rating is by earning it through our independent inspection process. For more information about Forbes Travel Guide, please visit forbestravelguide.com.

 

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Smart Fit opens its first gym in El Salvador

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Focused on Latin America, the network continues its rapid expansion and enters its 12th country

SÃO PAULO, Feb. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Smart Fit, the largest network of gyms in Latin America, has inaugurated its first gym in the city of San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador. The expansion is part of the company’s plan to increase its international presence and to tap the market potential in the Caribbean country.

“Opening up our new gym underlines Smart Fit’s strategy to continue growing in regions that are not being served, offering a top-rate gym at a price that is affordable for all Salvadorans,” said Edgard Corona, founder and president of Smart Fit.             

With El Salvador, Smart Fit is now in 12 countries. They are: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and the Dominican Republic. The expectation is to maintain the pace of new gym openings, and to continue investing in Latin American countries that are ripe for investment. 

Expansion numbers

Smart Fit recently hit 2.8 million gym-goers at all of its locations. In 2020, the company estimates there will be 1.3 million new members in Brazil alone – which is approximately 2.5 registrations per minute. This year will also see a gym opening every 36 hours, for a total of 238 new gyms in Latin America. 

According to André Pezeta, vice president of Smart Fit’s Latin America division, the brand has ambitious expansion plans. “We continue to fulfill our plan to provide high-level fitness facilities to everyone, and our objective is to go anywhere in the world where this is possible, whether that is in Latin America or in Europe,” he said. By the end of this year, the brand would like to have 1035 gyms on the continent. “Our low-cost model is self-sustaining and can go anywhere,” the executive concluded. In December 2019 alone, the expansion hit the historic mark of a gym opened every 16 hours. 

Health within everyone’s reach

The gym network allows everyone access to top-notch fitness facilities, with the best infrastructure at an accessible price. Today, lack of physical activity affects 47% of Brazil’s population, which has motivated the brand’s founder to invest even more in one of the largest gym networks worldwide. “Our main mission is to fight the growing index of sedentarism. To do this, we will keep expanding,” Edgard said.

According to the most recent report from IHRSA released in 2019 – the leading association that analyzes performance indicators for 65 markets worldwide – Smart Fit is the third-largest gym network worldwide, in terms of number of own gyms. The brand currently has 797* gyms.

*According to data from January 29, 2020.

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With 10 years in operation, the Smart Fit gym network, which owns the brands Bio Ritmo, Smart Fit and 02, has more than 700 gyms located in all states in Brazil and in the Federal District. It also has operations in Mexico, Chile, the Dominican Republic, Peru, Colombia, Argentina and Ecuador. With more than 2.3 million clients, Smart Fit has monthly rates starting at R$ 69.90. According to the 2019 global ranking from IHRSA, the brand became the third largest in the sector in the world in terms of number of own gyms. The commitment to offer top-notch fitness facilities to everyone is what moves Smart Fit. More information at www.smartfit.com.br.

SOURCE Smart Fit

Sony/ATV Signs Global Music Publishing Agreement With Latin Pop Band CNCO

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NEW YORK, Feb. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Sony/ATV Music Publishing today announced that it has signed a global agreement with the platinum-selling and Latin GRAMMY®-nominated Latin-American group, CNCO. The multi-year deal covers the group’s catalog of current and future songs.

Jorge Mejia, President & CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Latin America and U.S. Latin said: “In a very small amount of time, CNCO has become nothing short of a household name among Latin music fans. In collaboration with our worldwide Sony/ATV teams, we look forward to giving shape to the songwriting dreams of Christopher, Zabdiel, Joel, Erick, and Richard, and to partnering in taking them to the next level both as songwriters and as artists.”

Walter Kolm, President & CEO of WK Entertainment added: “Since their formation, CNCO’s Chris, Erick, Joel, Richard and Zabdiel have not only grown as a band, but also as singer/songwriters. We are excited about this collaboration and feel confident that the team at Sony/ATV are the perfect partners to help these talented artists continue on that trajectory.”

Signed to Sony Music Latin, the singers/songwriters shot to international superstardom with their breakout singles – “Reggaetón Lento”–the worldwide phenomenon, which to date has accumulated over 1.5 billion views on YouTube and nearly 500 million streams on Spotify, and “Hey DJ” which has garnered over 300 million views on YouTube and 340 million streams on Spotify. Since their debut in 2015, CNCO’s No. 1 Billboard Latin Pop charting albums include Primera Cita and CNCO, as well as their most recent EP Que Quiénes Somos, for which the group penned nearly all of the tracks. Their numerous sold-out shows throughout the U.S., Latin America and Europe have solidified the band as one of Latin pop’s most recognizable hit-makers.

CNCO’s music and performances started to break language barriers with their sophomore album, CNCO, debuting at No. 1 in 13 countries across the Americas, such as the United States, Puerto Rico and Chile, and on the Top 20 charts in more than 30 countries around the world, including Singapore, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Cameroon, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Ireland. They’ve collaborated with artists such as Little Mix, Meghan Trainor and Becky G and in their early days, opened for Latin and Pop music icons, Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull and Ricky Martin on their world tours.

The Latin music sensations, composed of Joel Pimentel, Richard Camacho, Erick Brian Colón, Christopher Vélez, and Zabdiel De Jesús, were the 2015 winners of La Banda, Univision’s music competition show launched to find the next Latin boy band (created by Simon Cowell and produced by Ricky Martin). At the grand finale of the show, the five artists, who hail from the countries of Ecuador, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Dominican Republic, were announced as the members of CNCO (pronounced C-N-C-O), whose name is a take on the Spanish word for five, “cinco.”

With a passionate community of fans, known as CNCOwners, the quintet has taken home some of the top music industry awards, including ten Latin American Music Awards, six Billboard Latin Music Awards, two iHeartRadio Music Awards, and four Teen Choice Awards, among others.

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Sprint True Mobile 5G Network Adds Samsung Galaxy S20 Series on March 6

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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, Feb. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Sprint (NYSE: S) today confirmed plans to offer Samsung’s first full 5G flagship lineup, Galaxy S20, on March 6 and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, with the first foldable glass screen, on Feb. 14. Preorder for Z Flip is open now at www.sprint.com/GalaxyZFlip

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“We are delighted to offer all three Galaxy S20 options with the blazing-fast speeds of our True Mobile 5G network,” said Michel Combes, Sprint CEO. “The camera capabilities on the Galaxy S20 series will revolutionize how we capture and share the most special moments in our lives. In addition, our customers will appreciate the beautiful Samsung Galaxy Z Flip as it perfectly marries cutting-edge technology with modern fashion and style.” 

Three GS20 sizes, one fast 5G network
The sleek, modern design of Galaxy S20 will be available with three display sizes – Galaxy S20 5G is 6.2 inches, Galaxy S20+ 5G is 6.7 inches and Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G tops out at 6.9 inches.1 Preorder begins Feb. 21 at www.sprint.com/GalaxyS205G. Pricing and promotional offers will be provided closer to preorder. Starting today, Sprint customers can use Priority Status on the MySprint app to reserve their place in line for Galaxy S20.

The Galaxy S20 series boasts unprecedented camera technologies and combines AI with Samsung’s largest image sensor for stunning image quality. The super high-resolution cameras – 64MP for Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+ or 108MP for Galaxy S20 Ultra – bring out the details with stunning clarity.

Additional camera advancements include:

  • With Single Take, just one tap of the camera shutter captures multiple images and video at the same time. Lenses, effects and filters capture the best of every moment, every time.
  • Stunning 8K video shooting lets users can capture their world in true-to-life color and quality.
  • Space Zoom technology lets you zoom in close even when you are far away. Enjoy up to 30x zoom on Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+. With Galaxy S20 Ultra, step up to the revolutionary folded lens with 100X zoom.
  • Advanced crop-zoom technology lets users capture a shot, crop it and edit it while maintaining the amazing quality.

Sprint True Mobile 5G coverage has expanded to approximately 20 million people within nine metropolitan areas – Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. In these areas, customers with 5G devices are experiencing dramatically faster speeds with Sprint’s average 5G download speed of 213 Mbps more than 5X faster than Sprint LTE.2

Sprint continues to light up new 5G cell sites to deliver blazing-fast speeds and power new experiences for wireless customers including gaming and entertainment services, IoT and business applications. Sprint 5G is a platform for innovation that will create opportunities and growth across a range of industries – for instance, healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agriculture, transportation and hospitality. Visit www.sprint.com/sprint5G for more information on Sprint 5G and corresponding coverage maps.

Foldable and fashion-forward Galaxy Z Flip
Proving that your phone can truly be an expression of your personal style, Galaxy Z Flip is a statement-making, compact, foldable 4G LTE smartphone. Engineered with first-of-its-kind foldable glass, Z Flip bends the laws of physics and features a 6.7-inch display3 that folds into the size of a wallet or makeup compact.

Galaxy Z Flip features an Infinity Flex Display with Samsung’s proprietary bendable Ultra-Thin Glass (UTG). The centered in-display camera cutout also means there’s no notch and no distractions. Galaxy Z Flip’s Hideaway Hinge is designed to ensure every flip and fold is smooth and stable.

Notifications are delivered on your terms with Galaxy Z Flip. When closed, check the date, time and battery status at a glance on the cover display.4 Get real-time notifications so you can easily answer a call without unfolding or respond to a text by simply tapping the notification and unfolding Galaxy Z Flip.

Galaxy Z Flip will be available in limited quantities. Preorder is open now at www.sprint.com/GalaxyZFlip as the easiest and fastest way to purchase it in either color – Mirror Black or Mirror Purple.

About Sprint
Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served 54.2 million connections as of Dec. 31, 2019, and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Today, Sprint’s legacy of innovation and service continues with an increased investment to dramatically improve coverage, reliability and speed across its nationwide network and commitment to launching a 5G mobile network in the U.S. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.

1 Measured diagonally, Galaxy S20+’s screen size is 6.7″ in the full rectangle and 6.5″ with accounting for the rounded corners; and Galaxy S20 Ultra’s screen size is 6.9″ in the full rectangle and 6.7″ with accounting for the rounded corners; actual viewable area is less due to the rounded corners and camera hole.
2 Based on analysis by Ookla® Speedtest Intelligence® data average download speeds for January 2020 of 4G (LTE) and 5G Beta (NR) results. Ookla® trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission.
3  Display measurements are diagonal, and actual viewable area is smaller due to rounded corners and camera hole punch.
4  App Continuity works with select applications; compatible apps growing through third party developers.

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Alejandro Fernández Announces United States, Canada and Europe Dates of His ‘HECHO EN MÉXICO’ WORLD TOUR

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LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Multi-Latin GRAMMY award winner, Alejandro Fernández has announced the United States, Canada and Europe concert dates for his ‘HECHO EN MÉXICO’ WORLD TOUR. Produced by Live Nation, the United States and Canada tour kicks off May 22 in Fresno, California at the Save Mart Center and will wrap up on September 20 in San Antonio, Texas at the AT&T Center and includes Fernández’s first show in Toronto, Canada, at Meridian Hall. The European tour is produced by Planet Events @ Live Nation and includes his first ever shows in London and Paris. Full tour details below.

Alejandro Fernández recently announced the release of his long-awaited new album, ‘HECHO EN MÉXICO’ (MADE IN MEXICO), available HERE for pre-order and on all digital platforms starting February 14. ‘HECHO EN MÉXICO’ marks his return to the mariachi ranchera format popularized by his father, and living-legend, Vicente Fernández. The album tells stories of love and heartbreak, with “El Potrillo” (as he is lovingly called) demonstrating his once-in-a-generation vocal talent while paying tribute to a genre whose spirit is deeply ingrained in the hearts and souls of Latinos everywhere.

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, February 14 at 9AM local time at Ticketmaster.com. Every online ticket purchased for the United States and Canada ‘HECHO EN MÉXICO’ tour includes one physical CD copy of the new album. Tickets for the European dates will be available at www.ticketmaster.es, www.ticketmaster.fr, and www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

‘HECHO EN MÉXICO’ includes hit single “Caballero,” which quickly became a fan-favorite in Latin America and the United States, leading digital and radio charts in Mexico and the United States. It also includes Fernández’s most recent single, Te Olvidé (I Forgot You), among other great songs, and features collaborations with composers such as Christian Nodal, Luis Carlos Monroy, Jorge Massias and Chico Elizalde, and it was recorded between Barcelona, Los Angeles and New York, and produced by renowned producer Áureo Baqueiro.

‘HECHO EN MÉXICO’ Tour Dates:

Friday, May 22, 2020

Fresno, CA

Save Mart Center

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Oakland, CA

Oakland Arena

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Los Angeles, CA

“Fabulous” Forum

Saturday, May 30, 2020

San Diego, CA

Viejas Arena

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Phoenix, AZ

Arizona Federal Theatre

Friday, June 5, 2020

Hidalgo, TX

Payne Arena

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Houston, TX

Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Laredo, TX

Sames Auto Arena

Friday, June 12, 2020

Dallas, TX

The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Chicago, IL

Allstate Arena

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Toronto, ON

Meridian Hall

Friday, June 19, 2020

Fairfax, VA

EagleBank Arena

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Brooklyn, NY

Barclays Center

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Raleigh, NC

PNC Arena

Friday, June 26, 2020

Miami, FL

AmericanAirlines Arena

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Atlanta, GA

Infinite Energy Center

Friday, September 11, 2020

Temecula, CA

Pechanga Resort & Casino

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Las Vegas, NV

Mandalay Bay Events Center

Saturday, September 19, 2020

El Paso, TX

Don Haskins Center

Sunday, September 20, 2020

San Antonio, TX

AT&T Center

Friday, November 27, 2020

Málaga, Spain

Martín Carpena

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Tenerife, Spain

Recinto Ferial

Monday, November 30, 2020

London, England

Eventim Apollo

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Paris, France

Olympia

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Bilbao, Spain

Miribilla 

Sunday, December 6, 2020

La Coruña, Spain

Coliseum

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Madrid, Spain

Wizink Center 

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Barcelona, Spain

Palau St Jordi

Alejandro Fernández (“El Potrillo“) has sold more than 35 million records worldwide and won countless awards and nominations. He has achieved numerous #1 hits on the Mexico, U.S., Spain, and Latin America charts, including his latest single, “Caballero.” Throughout his career, Alejandro has collaborated with many musical powerhouses including Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Gloria Estefan, Marc Anthony, Rod Stewart, Plácido Domingo, Morat, Sebastián Yatra, and more. Throughout his prolific musical career, he has been proud and stayed true to his roots, taking Mexican music to the world stage, and continuing his father’s legacy.

About Live Nation Entertainment:
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.

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FIBRA Prologis Announces Results from Ordinary Certificate Holders’ Meeting

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MEXICO CITY, Feb. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — FIBRA Prologis (BMV: FIBRAPL 14), a leading owner and operator of Class-A industrial real estate in Mexico, today announced the resolutions adopted by the ordinary holders’ meeting held on Monday, February 10, 2020 at the offices of the Common Representative, Monex Casa de Bolsa, S.A. de C.V., Monex Grupo Financiero, located at Reforma No. 284, 9th Floor, Col. Juárez, C.P. 06600, México City, Mexico. 

With a Quorum of 90.10% (ninety point one percent), the following resolutions were adopted:

FIRST: It is approved (i) an Additional Issuance of up to 200,000 (two hundred million) Additional CBFIs, at a price of $41.5 (forty one Pesos 50/100 MxCy, the “Subscription Price“), in accordance to the provisions of Clause 3.2 of the Trust Agreement (the “Issuance“); (ii) to use up to for the Issuance 200,000 (two hundred million) Additional CBFIs currently registered in the RNV, through the multi-currency program authorized by the CNBV through the official communication 153/11724/2019 dated May 24, 2019 (the “Program“); (iii) the Investment in a real estate portfolio of a Related Party of the Manager, consisting in 10 properties located in Mexico City, Monterrey and Ciudad Juárez (the “Portfolio“), and as a result, the use of the proceeds from the Issuance, including without limitation, for general corporate purposes; and (iv) to use the Additional CBFIs of the Additional Issuance to grant Holders a preferential right, in accordance with the following process:

A. 

Preferential Right. FIBRA Prologis will grant a preferential right (the “Preferential Right”) to existing CBFI Holders that are qualified and authorized under the securities laws and regulations applicable to them and subject to the restrictions and limitations described in the section titled “Important Notice” herein, to subscribe and pay for such Additional CBFIs on a pro-rata basis with respect to the number of CBFIs held by each Holder on the Subscription Record Date. Such Preferential Right may be exercised by the Holders during a period that will start on February 18, 2020 and conclude at 11:59 p.m. (Mexico City, Mexico time) on March 4, 2020, as may be extended by the Manager (the “Preferential Period”). The Manager may terminate the subscription and the Preferential Right at its sole discretion at any time. The Preferential Rights will be non-transferable and non-tradeable. Any Holder (except for Prologis or any of its Affiliates, as applicable) that intends to acquire, directly or indirectly, a number of CBFIs that results in an ownership of 9.9% or more of FIBRA Prologis´ outstanding CBFIs (or if it already holds 9.9% or more, if it intends to acquire, directly or indirectly, an additional number of CBFIs that results in an ownership of a multiple of 9.9% or more) requires the prior written authorization of the Technical Committee. If any Holder acquires such amounts without the prior authorization of the Technical Committee, such Holder shall forfeit all corporate rights with respect to such CBFIs, including without limitation, the right to attend, vote or be counted in respect of any quorum at any Holders Meeting and the right to appoint a member of the Technical Committee by virtue of such ownership of CBFIs, and such Holder shall be liable to FIBRA Prologis for damages arising out of such purchase.

B.

Subscription Process. During the Preferential Period, the Manager will make available to all qualified existing Holders a subscription agreement (the “Subscription Agreement”) to be completed, signed and delivered to the Manager by the Holders wishing to acquire CBFIs pursuant to the Preferential Right, directly or through their respective custodians, with a binding, unconditional and irrevocable offer to purchase (i) all or part of the Additional CBFIs that correspond pro rata to such Holder’s CBFIs held as of the Subscription Record Date (the “Pro Rata CBFIs”), and (ii) in the event that any Holders of CBFIs do not subscribe all of their corresponding Pro Rata CBFIs, up to an additional specified number of Additional CBFIs (the “Excess CBFIs”).

C. 

Allocation Process. The Manager will carry out the allocation of the Additional CBFIs that will be issued in connection with the Preferential Right in accordance with the following procedures:

(1)

Receipt of Purchase Offers. During the Preferential Period, the binding, unconditional and irrevocable purchase offers submitted by each Holder will be received by the Manager, who will maintain a register of the Subscription Agreements and notify the Trustee and the Common Representative on a daily basis of the number of Additional CBFIs in respect of which it has received Subscription Agreements. The Manager will determine, in its sole discretion, all questions as to the proper form of documents and the validity and eligibility and acceptance of any subscriptions, and the Manager reserves the right to reject any subscriptions determined by it not to be in proper form, or the acceptance of which may, in its opinion, be unlawful.

(2)

Allocation. On the business day following the end of the Preferential Period (such date, the “Allocation Date”), the Additional CBFIs will be allocated by the Manager among the Holders in accordance with the following procedures, provided that, if a Holder fails to validly submit its respective Subscription Agreement during the Preferential Period, it will be deemed that such Holder waived its Preferential Right:

 i. 

First, the Additional CBFIs will be allocated among the Holders who have validly submitted their Subscription Agreements based on the number of Pro Rata CBFIs specified in their Subscription Agreements (and excluding any offer to subscribe for Excess CBFIs), up to the maximum number of Additional CBFIs that they have a right to subscribe based on their pro-rata ownership of CBFIs as of the Subscription Record Date; and

ii.

Second, if after the allocation referred to in subparagraph (i) above, any Additional CBFIs have not been allocated, the remaining Additional CBFIs will be allocated to those Holders that have included in their Subscription Agreements an offer to acquire Excess CBFIs, based on the number of Excess CBFIs that they offered to subscribe; provided that, in the event the aggregate number of Excess CBFIs specified in the Subscription Agreements exceeds the number of Additional CBFIs available, the remaining Additional CBFIs will be allocated among such Holders pro-rata based on the number of Excess CBFIs specified by each Holder in its respective Subscription Agreement (i.e., the total number of remaining Additional CBFIs multiplied by a fraction, the numerator being the number of Excess CBFIs specified in the Subscription Agreement of the corresponding Holder and the denominator being the total aggregate number of Excess CBFIs included by the Holders in all Subscription Agreements); and provided, further, that the Manager shall verify that no Holder (except for Prologis or any of its Affiliates, as applicable) acquires ownership, directly or indirectly, of 9.9% or more of FIBRA Prologis´ outstanding CBFIs, without the previous and written authorization of the Technical Committee.

(3)

Subscription by Prologis. Prologis, the Manager and any other Holders that are Affiliates of Prologis have indicated their intention to subscribe an aggregate number of CBFIs equal to 47.1% of the aggregate number of CBFIs acquired by all other Holders of CBFIs in the subscription who are not Prologis or Affiliates of Prologis, so as to maintain their current 47.1% ownership of CBFIs.

(4)

Remaining CBFIs. Once the allocations referred to in the previous paragraphs have been completed, the Manager will notify the Trustee and the Common Representative of the number of Additional CBFIs subscribed by the Holders, as well as the allocations made in accordance with the procedure described above. If less than all of the Additional CBFIs have been allocated, the remaining Additional CBFIs will be cancelled.

(5)

Announcement of Allocation. On the next business day after the Allocation Date, the Manager will announce the end of the Preferential Period and the results of the allocation by issuing a press release and notify the Holders in accordance with the instructions included in the Subscription Agreements of their respective allocations and of the payment and settlement date and will instruct the Trustee to publish a material event (evento relevante).

(6)

Payment and Settlement Date. The payment and settlement date will be at least six business days after the notification of such date pursuant to the previous paragraph. Payment of the Subscription Price for the subscribed CBFIs must be made in Pesos through Indeval. Settlement of the subscribed CBFIs will be made through the book-entry system of Indeval once payment of the Subscription Price is received. Any dividend or distribution by FIBRA Prologis with respect to its CBFIs will only accrue with respect to the Additional CBFIs if declared after the settlement date, and Holders will have no right to receive dividends or distributions declared on or prior to the settlement date with respect to Additional CBFIs.

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If the proceeds derived from the Additional Issuance are not sufficient to pay for the Portfolio, FIBRA Prologis may fund the remainder of the purchase price with financing under its existing credit lines, which would result in an increase in its indebtedness. In addition, if the required antitrust approval for the acquisition of the Portfolio is not received from the Mexican antitrust authorities, any other condition to the acquisition is not satisfied or the Acquisition is otherwise not consummated for any reason, FIBRA Prologis intends to use the net proceeds from the Additional Issuance to repay existing debt and for general corporate purposes.

SECOND. It is approved to increase the total amount of the Program by 200,000,000 CBFIs and up to Ps.8,300,000,000.00. 

THIRD. The Common Representative and the Trustee are instructed to carry out, with the assistance and collaboration of the law firm Creel, García, Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C., any and all acts required and/or convenient to comply with the resolutions adopted by the Holders Meeting, including without limitation to obtain authorizations from the corresponding authorities.

FOURTH. Fernando José Vizcaya Ramos, Claudia Beatriz Zermeño Inclán, Elena Rodríguez Moreno, Alejandra Tapia Jiménez, José Luis Urrea Sauceda, José Daniel Hernández Torres, Jesús Abraham Cantú Orozco, Rebeca Eríves Sepulveda and Martha Corona Benavides or any other attorneys-in-fact of the Common Representative are designated to carry out any and all acts required and/or convenient to comply with the resolutions adopted by the Holders Meeting.

ABOUT FIBRA PROLOGIS

FIBRA Prologis is a leading owner and operator of Class-A industrial real estate in Mexico. As of December 31, 2019, FIBRA Prologis was comprised of 191 logistics and manufacturing facilities in six industrial markets in Mexico totaling 34.9 million square feet (3.2 million square meters) of gross leasable area.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

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

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

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The Home Depot to Host Fourth Quarter & Fiscal 2019 Earnings Conference Call on February 25

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ATLANTA, Feb. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The Home Depot®, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, announced today that it will hold its Fourth Quarter & Fiscal 2019 Earnings Conference Call on Tuesday, February 25, at 9 a.m. ET.

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A webcast will be available by logging onto http://ir.homedepot.com/events-and-presentations and selecting the Fourth Quarter Earnings Conference Call icon. The webcast will be archived and available beginning at approximately noon on February 25.

The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,291 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal 2018, The Home Depot had sales of $108.2 billion and earnings of $11.1 billion. The Company employs more than 400,000 associates. The Home Depot’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index.

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SOURCE The Home Depot

Juan Manuel Silvestre’s New Book El Día Del Juicio Final Sabrás Lo Que Contiene, Is A Spiritual Account On The Biblical Final Judgment And Christ’s Redemptive Sacrifice

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WORCESTER, Mass., Feb. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The book El Día del Juicio Final Sabrás Lo Que Contiene was created by Juan Manuel Silvestre. Juan is an author from the Dominican Republic who has earned numerous degrees, including electronics, programming, and accounting. He is also an avid painter, using acrylic as the medium.

The first intention of this book is that the author had to capture this story of the end with a hint of novelty at times; and at the same time, with a crude picture of reality regarding our actions, it translates a touch of all the undeniable truth by which we will all be prosecuted. Each of the chapters of this work is linked with each other with a diamond correspondence to leave us surprised at past scenes, present events, and terrible things of the future.

Similarly, it is a subject of religious nature in whose essence and intention, his genius, is often mysterious and difficult to discern, as is obvious regarding prophetic matters. For these are described in their origin—the Bible—with the definition of figures, symbols, and the resources of higher language, they usually reach almost the idea because the second exceeds the language itself.

He, Christ, must fulfill the will of the Father, stripping himself of his clothing as a priest, intercessor, and lawyer during the trial to cover himself with the garb of a firm judge of the law of freedom and love. The judgment covers all times of humanity and all people born in the past, present, and future. All will be judged, but not everyone can be saved. Although only God knows it, in truth, each person can choose to be saved or not, as this work is stable.

Published by Page Publishing, Juan Manuel Silvestre’s new book El Día del Juicio Final Sabrás Lo Que Contiene references scriptures in explaining the impact of past and present circumstances that lead to the prophesies written in the Bible.

Consumers who wish to be illuminated with the divine truth concerning humanity’s ultimate salvation at the end of days can purchase El Día del Juicio Final Sabrás Lo Que Contiene in any bookstore, or online at Apple iTunes, Amazon.com, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

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

About Page Publishing:

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

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SOURCE Page Publishing

Ernesto Márquez’s New Book Proyecto Evolución: Un Nuevo Sistema Para Vivir, Is An Electrifying Tale Of A Young Man Who Discovers His Greatest Purpose In Earth’s Endgame

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BALDWIN PARK, Calif., Feb. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The book Proyecto Evolución: Un Nuevo Sistema para Vivir was created by Ernesto Márquez. Ernesto is an author and writer, father, businessman, philosopher, politician, mathematician, and scientist with a belief mankind’s higher purpose to achieve the peak of its evolution.

Ernesto Márquez said this about his book: “Nick is a young man who used to live his life to the extreme and, following love, begins one of his greatest adventures in the world. However, the moment he finds his true reason for living, the biggest project also begins that would change the decaying life of this planet we call Earth—Project Evolution.”

Published by Page Publishing, Ernesto Márquez’s new book Proyecto Evolución: Un Nuevo Sistema para Vivir follows the action-packed journey of Nick as he comes to terms with his newfound involvement in an alchemizing project that can shift the tides of earth’s fate.

Consumers who wish to be thrilled with science-fiction moments and nonstop feats can purchase Proyecto Evolución: Un Nuevo Sistema para Vivir in any bookstore, or online at Apple iTunes, Amazon.com, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

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

About Page Publishing:

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

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SOURCE Page Publishing

The Home Depot to Hire 80,000 Associates for Spring

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ATLANTA, Feb. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The Home Depot®, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, is hiring 80,000 associates this spring in preparation for its busiest season of the year. Over the next several months, jobseekers can apply for both full-time and part-time positions close to home, as 90 percent of the U.S. population lives within 10 miles of a Home Depot store.

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Many of the part-time positions will be staffed in The Home Depot’s garden center, which gives associates a chance to work with their hands and help neighbors start spring projects. In addition to these positions, the company is hiring for overnight freight, merchandising and other customer service roles across store departments, as well as warehouse associates for its distribution centers. To help associates get up to speed quickly, the company provides innovative training programs and tools, including a gamified mobile app, e-learning, and on-the-job coaching.

Whether jobseekers are students, parents, or retirees looking for their second career, The Home Depot provides tailored benefits to support any stage of life for all part-time and full-time associates, including tuition reimbursement, backup dependent care for children and elders, and discounts on items, such as cell phones and laptops. Additionally, all associates are eligible for paid family leave after one year of service.

“When you join The Home Depot, you’re joining a winning team built on our core values and associate-centric culture,” said Tim Hourigan, executive vice president of human resources. “More than 90 percent of our store leaders began their careers here as hourly associates, which is a testament to our commitment to growing the careers of our people.”

For jobseekers looking for a sense of community in the workplace, The Home Depot offers associates many opportunities to give back, both at work and through Team Depot, the company’s associate-led volunteer force. Team Depot enables every associate to give back to their communities through volunteer projects, from disaster response to veterans housing. Since 2011, Home Depot associates have impacted more than 45,000 homes and facilities for veterans in all 50 states.

Interested jobseekers should visit careers.homedepot.com for a quick and easy application or text JOBS to 52270 for a link to apply to local positions.

The Home Depot is one of Fortune’s Most Admired Companies, as well as one of the Best Employers for Diversity in 2020, according to Forbes. 

About The Home Depot
The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,291 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal 2018, The Home Depot had sales of $108.2 billion and earnings of $11.1 billion. The Company employs more than 400,000 associates. The Home Depot’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index.

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SOURCE The Home Depot

GET A SNEAK PEEK INSIDE THE NATION’S LARGEST AUTO SHOW!

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NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — This February, the nation’s largest and longest-running auto show will take place at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill. Open to the public from February 8-17, the 2020 Chicago Auto Show will welcome thousands of car enthusiasts and in-market shoppers, who want to see, touch and drive the latest models. Kelley Blue Book editor Matt DeLorenzo gives us a look at the latest trends he sees in the automotive industry in 2020.

Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here: https://www.multivu.com/players/English/8677251-chicago-auto-show-2020/  

World’s First Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive System – Now 1 Million Sold – Acura debuted the world’s first torque vectoring all-wheel drive system – Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) – 16 years ago and have now sold 1 million vehicles with the system. Currently available on the TLX and RLX sedans, RDX and MDX SUVs and NSX super car.

Solar Roof System increases driving range – Hyundai Motor’s Solar Roof System makes its debut on the Sonata Hybrid. This system recharges the hybrid battery increasing driving range by a couple of miles after 6 hours of charging while preventing unnecessary battery discharge when the car is off. Hyundai Sonata Hybrid’s solar panel roof directly charges the 12-volt and hybrid batteries and outputs 205 watts of electricity.

Safest and most advanced Outback – The 2020 Subaru Outback is offering the most advanced features in its history while still achieving top scores and ratings from IIHS.  With EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, DriverFocus, Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering, and a Tablet-style high-definition SUBARU STARLINK 11.6-inch touchscreen it’s the most capable Outback ever.

The Refreshed 2020 Kia Cadenza – Brimming with new design elements, technology and available convenience features, the 2020 Cadenza remains true to its mission of offering luxurious interior surroundings combined with a quiet and composed ride. Significant interior enhancements for 2020 improve ergonomics and a number of newly standard Kia Drive Wisei driver-assist technologies make time behind the wheel of the Cadenza more pleasant than ever.

Know before you go –  Conducting research before shopping for a new car can save you time and money. Make sure to check out the Kelley Blue Book Price Advisor information to see what others have been paying recently and find the best deal for you.

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i These features are not substitutes for safe driving, and may not detect all objects surrounding vehicle. Always drive safely and use caution.

SOURCE MultiVu

Ismael Cala receives Banner of Peace in Buenos Aires

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MIAMI, Feb. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — On Sunday, February 9, Ismael Cala, bestselling author and life strategist, received the Banner of Peace in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from the organization Mil Milenios de Paz (‘A Thousand Millennia of Peace’).

In addition, the Ismael Cala Foundation has been named an Embassy of Peace, under the patronage of Jorge Patrono.

At the 76th Ceremony and Delivery of the Banner, a guided meditation for world peace was performed.

“This is a very high honor that requires us each day to act as leaders, with consistency, from the heart, and in service to others. We are committed to continue awakening and raising awareness through our activities for the Foundation and through each one of us acting on a personal level.  Thanks to Mil Milenios de Paz for this beautiful reminder of what we can do as human beings to contribute to peace,” said Ismael Cala.

The former host of CNN en Español went to Buenos Aires after taking part in the America Business Forum 2020, at Punta del Este, Uruguay, which is considered “the Davos of Latin America.” At the Forum, he served as host of the event’s main activities, and interviewed a number of key figures, among them, President Elect of Uruguay, Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou.

ABOUT ISMAEL CALA

A life and business strategist, Ismael Cala is the host of an interview program that airs in some twenty countries. For five and a half years he was the host of CALA on CNN en Español.  A businessman and social entrepreneur. Author of eight bestsellers on themes of leadership, entrepreneurship and personal development, including El poder de escuchar (‘The power of listening’), and Despierta con Cala (‘Wake up with Cala’). Cala was born in Santiago de Cuba in 1969, and holds a degree in Art History from Oriente University.  He is the co-author of the book “Beat the Curve,” with Brian Tracy.  He is the President and founder of the Cala Enterprises Corporation and the Ismael Cala Foundation

SOURCE Cala Enterprises

Marc Anthony And Academy Award-Winner Juan Jose Campanella Join Forces On Animated Kids Series Gloria (doesn’t) Know It All

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MIAMI, Feb. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Marc Anthony’s Magnus Studios, a division of his entertainment media company Magnus Media; and director Juan Jose Campanella‘s animation studio Mundoloco CGI, announce a co-production alliance with Lanugo Media Inc. to develop and produce the animated children’s series Gloria (doesn’t) Know it All.

Left to right. (Gaston Goreli, Felipe Pimiento, Carla Curiel, Marc Anthony, Juan José Campanella, Roberto Castro) Photo Credit: Magnus Studios

Gloria (doesn’t) Know it All is an animated series aimed for children 4-8, which shows the world the richness of the Latino culture through its most universal cultural manifestations: magical realism and music. Co-created by Carla Curiel, Roberto Castro, Felipe Pimiento and Gaston Gorali Gloria (doesn’t) Know it All is the journey of a 7-year-old determined little Alpaca, who is sent to visit her Grandparents to a magical town, where she discovers her amazing heritage. 

The team has taken inspiration on the region’s hottest commodities – its people, stories, and music, which connect to a global audience.

Marc Anthony and Felipe Pimiento will act as Executive Producers for Magnus Studios. Mr. Anthony will also act as the series Music Executive Producer supervising the creation of all original songs and music for the show.

Marc Anthony comments: “I am thrilled to start the new year with the announcement of a project that will highlight the splendor and diversity of our Latino culture for children everywhere and I am looking forward to inspire families and young generations with this story.”

Mundoloco CGI co-founders, Juan Jose Campanella and Gaston Gorali will act as Executive Producer and Showrunner, respectively.

Mr. Campanella said, “We are delighted to bring pride to all those who feel different, no matter where they come from. We want to celebrate diversity and our rich culture, from Latin America to the world.”

Mr. Gorali added, “We have assembled a true power team creating unique stories that will resonate with audiences worldwide, with original songs curated by one of the most relevant performing artists of our times.”

Curiel and Castro co-Executive Producers for Lanugo Media, shared that Gloria’s journey was inspired by their twin daughters Adriana and Emilia, who are experiencing their own journey of self-discovery and belonging.

About MAGNUS STUDIOS
A division of Marc Anthony’s entertainment and sports venture MAGNUS Media includes operating divisions handling artist management, music publishing, digital and video content creation, television production, a music label, a sports division, and a  talent agency, all focused on leveraging the power of top Latino content creators worldwide.  MAGNUS also represents a roster of artists and athletes that consist of Music icon Marc Anthony, Latin music super stars urban music duo Gente de Zona, recording artist Fonseca, radio personality Enrique Santos, pop duo Mau y Ricky, Cimafunk, Luis Figueroa, Yashua and over 60 professional baseball players among them, New York Yankees pitcher Aroldis Chapman and Toronto Blue Jays star Vladimir Guerrero Jr.  and others.  

About Mundoloco CGI
Mundoloco CGI is one of the top Animation Studios in Latin America. Co-founded by Academy® award winner Juan Jose Campanella, Mundoloco created the box-office hit Metegol (Underdogs), the largest animated film coming out of Latin America to date and the smash-hit animated series “Mini Beat Power Rockers” among others. International awards and recognitions include Goya, Platino, NY International Children Film Festival, LA Shorts International Film Festival, The Accolade Global Film Competition and Emmy Awards nominations.

About Lanugo Media Inc.
Lanugo Media Inc is a bilingual family entertainment company focused on creating culturally relevant content that promotes diversity and values through the power of storytelling. Lanugo’s first children’s property, Mundo Lanugo, secured national distribution via Univision, as well as numerous partnerships and collaborations with companies including Google, Macy’s, Samsung, Scholastics and YouTube, amongst others. It has developed and produced 100 plus animated shorts, award winning books, two digital apps, and successful live shows throughout the country. 

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SOURCE Magnus Studios

ZION & LENNOX Join AIRE Radio Networks and LaMusica’s Latin-Artist Based Marketing Platform, Artistas360

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ZION & LENNOX Join AIRE Radio Networks and LaMusica’s Latin-Artist Based Marketing Platform, Artistas360

Artistas360 connects Latin artists with major brands for innovative audio, digital and live music event marketing partnerships

MIAMI, Feb. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — AIRE Radio Networks, the largest minority certified audio network and LaMusica announced today that Zion & Lennox, one of the most iconic duos of reggaetón music, has joined its newly created Latin-artist based marketing platform, Artistas360. Artistas360 is designed to connect Latin artists, of all music genres, with brands for the development and execution of culturally relevant audio, digital and live music campaigns.

We are excited to continue the momentum of being the exclusive media partner for Zion & Lennox’s latest single release, Sistema, and upcoming tour by adding them to our Artistas 360 artist portfolio,” said Elisa Torres, EVP, AIRE Radio Networks and SBS National. “Zion & Lennox have played a critical role in the unstoppable growth of reggaetón music. It is an honor to join forces with them and our partners to showcase their new music and 20-year history through compelling content and live experiences for Latin music fans.”

Our 20th Anniversary celebration marks a special time in our career and we are looking forward to delivering exclusive content and memorable experiences for the people who matter the most: our fans,” said Zion & Lennox. “We’re excited to collaborate with AIRE, LaMusica and major brands through Artistas360, a platform that connects us to our fans beyond the stage.”

AIRE Radio Networks and LaMusica will lead the collaboration between Zion & Lennox and brands who seek to connect with the coveted US Hispanic community. Artistas360 will also develop and manage all aspects of the marketing strategies across Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS) radio stations, AIRE Radio Networks, LaMusica digital platform and SBS Entertainment.  

For more information or to join, Artistas360, please contact Elisa Torres at ETorres@aireradionetworks.com

Press Contact for ZION & LENNOX:

Romina Andrea Magorno, Principal
romi@imagineitmediapr.com // 310.409.5110

About Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc.
Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. owns and operates 17 radio stations located in the top U.S. Hispanic markets of New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco and Puerto Rico, airing the Spanish Tropical, Regional Mexican, Spanish Adult Contemporary, Top 40 and Latin Rhythmic format genres. SBS also operates AIRE Radio Networks, a national radio platform which creates, distributes and markets leading Spanish-language radio programming to over 250 affiliated stations reaching 95% of the U.S. Hispanic audience. SBS also owns MegaTV, a television operation with over-the-air, cable and satellite distribution and affiliates throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. SBS also produces live concerts and events and owns multiple bilingual websites, including LaMusica, a mobile app providing content related to Latin music, entertainment, news and culture. For more information, visit us online at www.spanishbroadcasting.com.

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SOURCE Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc.

MIAMI, Feb. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — AIRE Radio Networks, the largest minority certified audio network and LaMusica announced today that Zion & Lennox, one of the most iconic duos of reggaetón music, has joined its newly created Latin-artist based marketing platform, Artistas360. Artistas360 is designed to connect Latin artists, of all music genres, with brands for the development and execution of culturally relevant audio, digital and live music campaigns.

We are excited to continue the momentum of being the exclusive media partner for Zion & Lennox’s latest single release, Sistema, and upcoming tour by adding them to our Artistas360 artist portfolio,” said Elisa Torres, EVP, AIRE Radio Networks and SBS National. “Zion & Lennox have played a critical role in the unstoppable growth of reggaetón music. It is an honor to join forces with them and our partners to showcase their new music and 20-year history through compelling content and live experiences for Latin music fans.”

Our 20th Anniversary celebration marks a special time in our career and we are looking forward to delivering exclusive content and memorable experiences for the people who matter the most: our fans,” said Zion & Lennox. “We’re excited to collaborate with AIRE, LaMusica and major brands through Artistas360, a platform that connects us to our fans beyond the stage.”

AIRE Radio Networks and LaMusica will lead the collaboration between Zion & Lennox and brands who seek to connect with the coveted US Hispanic community. Artistas360 will also develop and manage all aspects of the marketing strategies across Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS) radio stations, AIRE Radio Networks, LaMusica digital platform and SBS Entertainment.  

Zion & Lennox’s 20th Anniversary tour is slated to launch this upcoming May in partnership with LaMusica and Zamora Live.

For more information or to join, Artistas360, please contact Elisa Torres at ETorres@aireradionetworks.com

Press Contact for ZION & LENNOX:

Romina Andrea Magorno, Principal
romi@imagineitmediapr.com // 310.409.5110

Tiffany Nicole Ramirez
tiffany@imagineitmediapr.com // 786.863.6644

About Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc.
Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. owns and operates 17 radio stations located in the top U.S. Hispanic markets of New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco and Puerto Rico, airing the Spanish Tropical, Regional Mexican, Spanish Adult Contemporary, Top 40 and Latin Rhythmic format genres. SBS also operates AIRE Radio Networks, a national radio platform which creates, distributes and markets leading Spanish-language radio programming to over 250 affiliated stations reaching 95% of the U.S. Hispanic audience. SBS also owns MegaTV, a television operation with over-the-air, cable and satellite distribution and affiliates throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. SBS also produces live concerts and events and owns multiple bilingual websites, including LaMusica, a mobile app providing content related to Latin music, entertainment, news and culture. For more information, visit us online at www.spanishbroadcasting.com.

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SOURCE Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc.

JDC Healthcare Management Notice Of Data Privacy Incident

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DALLAS, Feb. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — February 7, 2020, JDC Healthcare Management (“JDC”) began notifying patients of a recent incident impacting the privacy of certain information.

What Happened?  On October 19, 2019, JDC became aware of suspicious activity related to a JDC email account.  Upon discovery, JDC immediately launched an investigation, with the aid of forensic investigators, to determine the nature and scope of the activity.  On December 10, 2019, JDC’s investigation determined that there was unauthorized access to the JDC email account between July 21, 2019 and August 26, 2019, which contained information related to certain patients.  Although JDC has no evidence of actual access or misuse of information as a result of this incident, JDC is providing notice to individuals whose information was present in the affected email account.   

What Information Was Involved?   The following types of information related to certain JDC patients may have been accessible within the affected email account at the time of the incident: name, address, date of birth, medical treatment information and history, health insurance and payment information, patient number, and medical record number.  No Social Security numbers were affected by this incident.  

What is JDC Doing?  JDC takes the confidentiality, privacy, and security of information in our care seriously.  Upon discovery, JDC immediately commenced an investigation to confirm the nature and scope of the incident.  JDC is taking steps to implement additional safeguards and review policies and procedures relating to data privacy and security.  JDC is also notifying regulators of the incident as required, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and certain state regulators. 

For More Information. JDC established a dedicated call center to answer questions from individuals potentially affected by this incident. The call center can be reached at 1-844-904-0936, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CST.  If a potentially affected individual does not receive a letter in the coming weeks, but wishes to confirm whether they are affected, they may contact the dedicated call center. Para personas que hablan solamente Espanol, el numero de 1-844-904-0936, Lunes a Viernes de 8 a.m. a 5:30 p.m. CST tienen perosnal que habla Espanol.

JDC also encourages those individuals impacted by this event to remain vigilant against incidents of identity theft and fraud by reviewing accounts, explanations of benefits, and credit reports for suspicious activity and reporting any suspicious activity to the affiliated institutions immediately.  Potentially affected individuals are also being offered access to complimentary credit monitoring and identity protection services.  Additional steps an individual can take to better protect against misuse of their information should they feel it is appropriate to do so include:

  • Monitoring your financial statements and explanation of benefits carefully.  If you see any unauthorized or suspicious activity, promptly contact your healthcare provider, insurance company, financial institution, or credit card company.  It is also a good practice to remain vigilant of unsolicited communications seeking your credit card or other financial information.

    Placing a fraud alert on your credit file.  You have the right to place an initial or extended “fraud alert” on your file at no cost.  An initial fraud alert is a 1-year alert that is placed on a consumer’s credit file.  Upon seeing a fraud alert display on a consumer’s credit file, a business is required to take steps to verify the consumer’s identity before extending new credit.  If you are a victim of identity theft, you are entitled to an extended fraud alert, which is a fraud alert lasting seven years.  Contact the three major credit bureaus directly to place a fraud alert on your credit file.
     

  • Placing a security freeze on your credit file.  A security freeze will prohibit a consumer reporting agency from releasing information in your credit report without your express authorization.  The security freeze is designed to prevent credit, loans, and services from being approved in your name without your consent.  However, you should be aware that using a security freeze to take control over who gets access to the personal and financial information in your credit report may delay, interfere with, or prohibit the timely approval of any subsequent request or application you make regarding a new loan, credit, mortgage, or any other account involving the extension of credit.  Pursuant to federal law, you cannot be charged to place or lift a security freeze on your credit report.  Contact the three major credit bureaus directly to place a security freeze on your credit file. 
     
  • Contacting the Federal Trade Commission and your state Attorney General to learn more about identity theft, fraud alerts, security freezes, and other steps you can take to protect yourself.  The Federal Trade Commission can be reached at: 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20580; www.identitytheft.gov; 1-877-ID-THEFT (1-877-438-4338); TTY: 1-866-653-4261.
     
  • Reporting incidents of suspected or actual identity theft or fraud to law enforcement, the Federal Trade Commission, and your state Attorney General.

 

SOURCE JDC Healthcare Management