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WatchMeGo from Sprint Brings Peace of Mind to Parents as a Wearable Safety and Security Solution for Young Children

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Feb. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced WatchMeGo™ from Sprint, a unique solution designed just for kids to give parents peace of mind. WatchMeGo includes a cool kid’s watch with monitoring and communication plus the award-winning Kidomi™ app with parent-approved entertainment and educational activities for children ages 4 – 13. 

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The WatchMeGo device is $144 or just $6 per month for 24 months with installment billing. Service to enable the security and communication features requires a simple rate plan of $10 per month with AutoPay and no activation fee.1 It is available starting today, Feb. 7, at www.sprint.com/WatchMeGo or 800-SPRINT1 and coming soon to all Sprint retail channels.

Nothing is more important to a parent than knowing their child’s location. Just about every parent has felt that rush of fear and confusion when they turn around and don’t immediately see their child. Or a coach switches the game field and you don’t know where to go to cheer them on. Or a birthday party pickup location changes and you didn’t get the text from the party host.

Designed to bring parents peace of mind, WatchMeGo offers real-time GPS location tracking2 through the custom WatchMeGo app. WatchMeGo lets parents and children stay connected without handing a young person a wireless phone. Parents and kids can send and receive voice messages, and the watch can also receive text messages from the parent.

“WatchMeGo is the perfect solution for parents with little ones who aren’t yet ready for their first phone,” said Doug Smith, Sprint vice president of product innovation and product marketing. “With the ability to track the location of your child almost anywhere using GPS and communicate through text or voice messages, WatchMeGo is an ideal addition to your family’s connected lifestyle.”

Parents can also receive automated alerts when their child’s WatchMeGo enters or exits a defined safety zone such as their school or neighborhood. The fun and stylish wearable has an “SOS” button that immediately sends an alert to a parent’s smartphone.

The Kidomi™ app from the education experts at Fingerprint Digital is included with WatchMeGo at no additional cost (a $7.99 per month value) and features hundreds of educational games and activities that focus on science, math, technology and reading. The kid-friendly and parent-approved app also delivers an extensive library of family entertainment videos and eBooks.

WatchMeGo is built with durability in mind with a highly rugged Gorilla Glass watch face and a long-lasting 400mAh battery. It is water-resistant (IP67 rating) so a bit of splashing and regular hand washing won’t affect performance. For more details, visit www.sprint.com/WatchMeGo.

Kidomi is a registered trademark of Fingerprint Digital, Inc. All third party copyrights and trademarks included within Kidomi are the property of their respective licensors.

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 December 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 Full SRP is $144$6/month for 24 months for Sprint WatchMeGo device plus pay $10 month/service for well-qualified customers with 24 monthly installments with AutoPay. Early termination results in remaining balance due.
2 While on Sprint LTE Network only. WatchMeGo app required.

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Fanny Mayahue-Thomas’s New Book Cuando La Virgen Me Dio La Espalda, Is An Evoking Tome Of Childhood Memories And Painful Circumstances That Tested The Author’s Faith

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SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The book Cuando la Virgen Me Dio la Espalda was created by Fanny Mayahue-Thomas. Fanny is an author, activist, and visual artist who lives and works in San Antonio, Texas, with origins in Mexico City.

Fanny Mayahue-Thomas said this about her book: “Cuando la Virgen Me Dio la Espalda is a book on real life and about the experience and triumph of the human spirit. The story is detailed from Fanny’s point of view as a child. When going through hard times, they lead her to doubt her religion.”

Published by Page Publishing, Fanny Mayahue-Thomas’s new book Cuando la Virgen Me Dio la Espalda will intrigue and inspire readers through the author’s retelling of real-life events of human resilience amid spiritual dubiety.

Consumers who wish to understand the true meaning of being spiritually steadfast especially during confusion and hardships in life can purchase Cuando la Virgen Me Dio la Espalda 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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Julián Puig Hernández’s New Book Fábulas De Monte Profundo, Is A Collection Of Awe-Inspiring Fables With Lessons Worth Pondering

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MIAMI, Feb. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The book Fábulas de Monte Profundo was created by Julián Puig Hernández. Julián is an author who writes and acts in the theater. He also won multiple awards, including the Nené Traviesa prize, convened by the literature section of his people; the National Literature Workshop of the Year 1988 in Matanzas; the Contest Anda from the province of Camagüey; the José María Heredia Award from Santiago de Cuba; and the Regino Botti from Guantánamo.

Julián Puig Hernández said this about his book: “A man with a child’s soul has written for you Fábulas de Monte Profundo (Fables of Deep Mount). When you enter these fantastic stories, there will be three hutias that will take you by the hands. After the sparrow, he will put you on his wings and fly to a very sweet coconut palm, and you’ll meet a doll that had never been happy. At the end of this road, you’ll see a very busy ant carrying on his shoulders a huge leaf. The dialogues are very fluid and dynamic; that’s why reading is enjoyable and engaging. The east mountain has the virtue of teaching you how you can overcome the obstacles and be happy in a particularly magical way.”

Published by Page Publishing, Julián Puig Hernández’s new book Fábulas de Monte Profundo will entertain readers and instill anticipation and wisdom in their hearts and minds as they partake of the fable brimming with a carefree and sagacious spirit.

Consumers who wish to witness an engaging and animated story that leaves memorable values to practice throughout their lives can purchase Fábulas de Monte Profundo 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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Refreshed 2020 Kia Cadenza Debuts At Chicago Auto Show

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Refreshed 2020 Kia Cadenza debuts at Chicago Auto Show

CHICAGO, Feb. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The refreshed 2020 Kia Cadenza premium sedan made its debut today at the Chicago Auto Show.  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 Wise1 driver-assist technologies make time behind the wheel of the Cadenza more pleasant than ever.

Refreshed 2020 Kia Cadenza debuts at Chicago Auto Show

“The Cadenza continues to introduce new and luxury-minded customers to the Kia brand,” said Michael Cole, president, Kia Motors America (KMA). “We recognize there are many customers who don’t want or need an SUV, but still desire a vehicle with plentiful interior room and a large trunk.  The Cadenza is the perfect choice for these people and the refreshed 2020 model is well-suited to their needs.”

When it goes on sale later this year, the 2020 Cadenza will be available in two trims: Technology and Limited, while last year’s Premium trim has been eliminated. Pricing will be announced closer to the vehicle’s on-sale date. 

Exterior Enhancements

  • Redesigned hood and grille with deeper vertical waterfall fascia
  • Standard multi-lens LED headlights with redesigned LED DRL lamps
  • New lower front fascia with integrated turn signals
  • Redesigned rear bumper and trunk lid
  • New LED combination rear taillights
  • Redesigned 18-inch (standard) and 19-inch wheels (available)

While the exterior design is the first thing many will notice, it’s on the inside that the 2020 Cadenza sees the most change. Interior design changes include:

  • Completely redesigned dash and instrument cluster with relocated audio controls above the climate switchgear
  • Standard 4.2-inch TFT color screen in the instrument panel
  • New 12.3-inch touchscreen with multi-device Bluetooth®2 connectivity is standard
  • New available multi-color ambient LED mood lighting (Limited only)
  • Two new nappa leather-trimmed seating colors: Saddle Brown and Gray, with Limited models offering quilted seat bolsters
  • Three additional USB charging ports (one in the front passenger area, two in the rear seat)
  • Enhanced 10-watt wireless fast-charging phone charger
  • New standard Smart Key based Engine Start

For 2020, Drive Wise, Kia’s advanced suite of driver-assisted technology, sees a number of significant enhancements to the Cadenza. New standard features include:

  • New standard “Sensor Fusion” combines Forward Collision Warning, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with pedestrian/cyclist detection, Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go and High Beam Assist3
  • Lane Following Assist follows visible lane markings or a preceding vehicle and provides steering inputs to maintain the vehicle’s position in the lane3
  • Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assist – Rear with Lane Change Assist3
  • Highway Driving Assist uses federal highway speed limit information to automatically adjust vehicle speed to be within the posted speed limit3
  • Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control – Curve uses navigation data to lower the vehicle’s speed proactively before upcoming curves3
  • Safe Exit Assist alerts the driver or passenger opening their door to not exit the vehicle when approaching traffic is detected4

Powered by the same smooth 3.3-liter V6 from last year, the all-aluminum engine delivers 290 horsepower to the front wheels through an 8-speed electronically controlled Sportmatic transmission.  NVH improvements for 2020 include reinforced rear sub-frame cross members and resonator wheels (19-inch only) that help to reduce road noise entering the cabin. Redesigned shock valves reduce vibration and larger rear dampers improve rebound over rough surfaces.  

About Kia Motors America

Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kia Motors America has been the highest ranked mass-market brand in initial quality for five consecutive years according to J.D. Power5, and is recognized as one of the 100 Best Global Brands by Interbrand. Kia serves as the “Official Automotive Partner” of the NBA and offers a complete range of vehicles sold through a network of nearly 800 dealers in the U.S., including cars and SUVs proudly assembled in West Point, Georgia.*

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

1 These features are not substitutes for safe driving, and may not detect all objects surrounding vehicle. Always drive safely and use caution.
2 The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG Inc., and any use of such marks by Kia is pursuant to license. A Bluetooth® enabled device is required to use Bluetooth® wireless technology.
3 Distracted driving can result in a loss of vehicle control. When operating a vehicle, never use a vehicle system that takes your focus away from safe vehicle operation.
4 Safe Exit Assist is not a substitute for one’s attention and may not detect all objects surrounding the vehicle. Always pay attention to traffic and to the area around your vehicle when exiting the vehicle.
5 Kia received the lowest rate of reported problems among mass market brands in the J.D. Power 2015-19 U.S. Initial Quality Studies of new vehicle owners’ experiences with their own vehicle after 90 days of ownership. Visit jdpower.com/awards for more details.

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Attention Independent Grocery and Bodega Owners of NYC: Boost Your Business by Expanding Your Fresh Foods to Go!

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NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — National Retail Solutions (NRS), the operator of a leading point-of-sale (POS) network for independent retailers, announced today that it is sponsoring a Lunch & Learn for New York City’s bodega, grocery and convenience store owners.  The Lunch & Learn is a great opportunity for independent store owners to learn how to grow their businesses with City Harvest’s fresh food program, subsidized point-of-sale (POS) systems and related tax benefits.

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The Lunch and Learn is sponsored by NRS, City Harvest – NYC’s premier food rescue organization, United Bodegas of America (UBA), and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYC/EDC).

WHO:  NYC bodega owners and other independent grocery and convenience retailers

WHAT:  Lunch & Learn:  How to Boost Your Business and Expand Your Fresh Foods to Go

WHERE:  Fairway Market’s Facility, 400 Walnut Avenue, Bronx, NY 10454

WHEN:  Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

SPONSORS:  National Retail Solutions, City Harvest, UBA and NYC/EDC

HOW:  Reserve your place at the Lunch & Learn by contacting Roque Azcona of NRS (973/438-5048) or Elizabeth Vispo of City Harvest (347/203-7498)

“Bodegas and other neighborhood grocers feed millions of New Yorkers every day and are a crucial part of New York City’s food supply chain,” said Elie Y. Katz, President of NRS.  “We are delighted to participate in this event and help these store owners provide New Yorkers with fresher, locally grown and nutritious foods.”

NRS operates a leading POS network for independent retailers in the US. Over 8,000 retailers use its POS platform to process transactions, track sales and inventory, bring in new customers and manage their businesses more efficiently and easily.

In conjunction with the Lunch & Learn, NRS will demonstrate its POS terminals and offer them at subsidized low rates to bodega, grocery and convenience store owners in the five boroughs.

“Bodegas and other independent retailers are hungry for tools to help them compete against large retail chains and big box stores,” Katz added.  “Our POS platform helps bodegas and convenience stores to boost sales and gain new customers.  Plus, our mobile app makes it easy for store owners to manage their operations, whether they are in the store, at home or on the road.”

About National Retail Solutions (NRS):

NRS operates a point-of-sale (POS) terminal-based platform plus NRS PAY credit card processing for independent retailers and bodega owners nationwide. The platform provides a robust portfolio of tools to help these retailers compete more effectively, including inventory tracking, store statistics, user management, one-touch Boss Revolution® pinless recharge, and integration with the BR Club customer loyalty program. Consumer packaged goods (CPG) suppliers are able to leverage the NRS platform to provision promotions, coupons and special offers to independent retailers and their predominantly urban customer bases nationwide. NRS is a subsidiary of IDT Corporation (NYSE: IDT).

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Kia Telluride Wins 2020 Mama Family Vehicle Of The Year

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Kia Telluride Wins 2020 MAMA Family Vehicle of the Year

CHICAGO, Feb. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) awarded the Telluride its 2020 MAMA Family Vehicle of the Year. The Telluride beat out 19 contenders for the award, and in order to qualify, vehicles must be either new or significantly updated for that model year.

Kia Telluride Wins 2020 MAMA Family Vehicle of the Year

“The Midwest Automotive Media Association’s membership includes some of the most prominent and respected auto journalists in the country,” said MAMA president Damon Bell, “and they selected the Kia Telluride as the 2020 MAMA Family Vehicle of the Year over a formidable roster of contenders. The Telluride can add another prestigious trophy to the long list of awards it has earned this year.”

“The Chicago auto show has always had a special place in Kia’s corporate heart,” said Michael Cole, president, Kia Motors America. “And our respect for MAMA and its journalist members goes hand-in-hand with our affinity for the region. Kia is very proud of the Telluride and this award.”

Telluride has garnered more than 40 awards from media outlets around the country since its introduction. Demand continues to outpace supply and more than 60,000 Tellurides have been sold since going on sale early last year.

About Kia Motors America

Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kia Motors America has been the highest ranked mass market brand in initial quality for five consecutive years according to J.D. Power1 and is recognized as one of the 100 Best Global Brands by Interbrand. Kia serves as the “Official Automotive Partner” of the NBA and offers a complete range of vehicles sold through a network of nearly 800 dealers in the U.S., including cars and SUVs proudly assembled in West Point, Georgia.*

For media information, including photography, visit www.kiamedia.com. To receive custom email notifications for press releases the moment they are published, subscribe at www.kiamedia.com/us/en/newsalert.

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

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

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Kia Wins Two 2019 Motorweek Drivers’ Choice Awards

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Kia wins two 2019 MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Awards

CHICAGO, Feb. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Today, at the Chicago Auto Show, Kia received two MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Awards. The Niro won in the “Best Eco-Friendly” category and Telluride topped the “Best Large Utility” category. MotorWeek is television’s longest running automotive magazine show. Its editors conduct upwards of 150 car and truck reviews annually, evaluating vehicles on an array of factors, including: price, features, performance, accommodations, fuel economy, reliability records, and resale value. The Drivers’ Choice awards are based on these thorough evaluations.

Kia wins two 2019 MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Awards

“MotorWeek editors are some of the most respected and astute in the industry,” said Michael Cole, president, Kia Motors America (KMA). “So, to have them recognize the Niro and Telluride as the best in their categories is incredibly satisfying.”

“With the Telluride, Kia, has in one fell swoop, gone from being under represented in this hugely important 3-row family utility market, to being the new benchmark in roominess, features, and technology that seasoned rivals now must aspire to,” says John Davis, MotorWeek creator and host. “Plus, it’s made in the U.S.A.

“While in the Niro,” continued Davis, “we loved the fact that environmentally aware buyers can choose between Hybrid, PHEV, and full EV models. So, they can select an efficient powertrain that fits their lifestyle without giving up the Niro’s stellar and equally efficient interior packaging.”

All Drivers’ Choice Award winners are featured on Motorweek.org, and will appear on a special episode of MotorWeek (#3923) airing on public television stations beginning February 8, 2020, and on cable’s MotorTrend Network beginning February 18.

About Kia Motors America

Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kia Motors America has been the highest ranked mass market brand in initial quality for five consecutive years according to J.D. Power1 and is recognized as one of the 100 Best Global Brands by Interbrand. Kia serves as the “Official Automotive Partner” of the NBA and offers a complete range of vehicles sold through a network of nearly 800 dealers in the U.S., including cars and SUVs proudly assembled in West Point, Georgia.*

For media information, including photography, visit www.kiamedia.com.  To receive custom email notifications for press releases the moment they are published, subscribe at www.kiamedia.com/us/en/newsalert.

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

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

Kia wins two 2019 MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Awards

 

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Refreshed 2020 Honda Civic Type R Makes U.S. Debut at 2020 Chicago Auto Show

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The 2020 Honda Civic Type R made its U.S. debut at the Chicago Auto Show today, appearing for the first time in public in its new Boost Blue exterior color scheme. The 2020 Civic Type R brings a number of changes and improvements to Type R’s winning formula, with revised styling, improved handling and braking, better engine cooling and the addition of standard Honda Sensing® safety and driver-assistive technologies.

CHICAGO, Feb. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Fresh from its world debut at the Tokyo Auto Salon last month, the 2020 Honda Civic Type R made its U.S. debut at the Chicago Auto Show today, appearing for the first time in public in its new Boost Blue exterior color scheme. The 2020 Civic Type R brings a number of changes and improvements to Type R’s winning formula, with revised styling, improved handling and braking, better engine cooling and the addition of standard Honda Sensing® safety and driver-assistive technologies.

The 2020 Honda Civic Type R made its U.S. debut at the Chicago Auto Show today, appearing for the first time in public in its new Boost Blue exterior color scheme. The 2020 Civic Type R brings a number of changes and improvements to Type R’s winning formula, with revised styling, improved handling and braking, better engine cooling and the addition of standard Honda Sensing® safety and driver-assistive technologies.

Headlining the changes to the 2020 Civic Type R are numerous improvements to its world-beating driving dynamics. New two-piece brake rotors and brake pads are designed to reduce fade and improve high-speed braking efficiency, while suspension revisions for 2020 include updated dampers for improved ride comfort, stiffer rear bushings for better grip, and revisions to the front suspension and steering for even better steering feel. Additionally, the grille has been redesigned to allow better engine cooling under high demand.

Inside, the 2020 Civic Type R will feature additional refinement that includes a new Alcantara™-wrapped steering wheel, and a new shifter with a restyled knob and shorter shift throws. Every 2020 Civic Type R will be equipped with the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies, making the Honda Sensing® suite standard equipment on all Civic models and trims when the 2020 Type R it goes on sale.

Under the hood, the 2020 Civic Type R draws power from a race-bred 2.0-liter direct-injected and turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with VTEC™ valvetrain putting out a peak 306 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque (both SAE net), with power to the front wheels delivered through a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission and limited-slip differential. As before, drivers can choose between three driving modes – Comfort, Sport and +R – that vary suspension firmness, steering and throttle response. New for 2020 is Active Sound Control, which modifies interior sound in concert with the chosen drive mode. The Type R’s selectable drive modes and sophisticated design make it both a thrilling companion on a mountain road or a racetrack and a remarkably civilized daily driver with a degree of flexibility unmatched in its competitive set, especially at the price.

Additional information about the 2020 Civic Type R, including pricing and all specifications, will be available later when it goes on sale later this winter.

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

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

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

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Acura Transforms “Beat That” Commercial into Mobile Racing Game

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Acura’s “Less Talk, More Drive” television thrill ride of a commercial has become a bona fide mobile racing game called "Beat That," where players can race through multiple gaming eras in some of the Acura brand’s most iconic vehicles. (PRNewsFoto/Acura)

TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Acura is taking its challenge to “Beat That!” to the next-level by turning its exhilarating new commercial into a competitive mobile racing game: acura.com/playbeatthat. Acura’s “Less Talk, More Drive” television thrill ride of a commercial (acura.us/lesstalkmoredrive) has become a bona fide mobile racing game where players can race through multiple gaming eras in some of the Acura brand’s most iconic vehicles.

Acura’s “Less Talk, More Drive” television thrill ride of a commercial has become a bona fide mobile racing game called "Beat That," where players can race through multiple gaming eras in some of the Acura brand’s most iconic vehicles. (PRNewsFoto/Acura)

Free to play on desktop and mobile devices, “Beat That” the game enables players to race to the finish line of six unique tracks in one of six Acura vehicles featured in the “Less Talk, More Drive” TV spot. Each track represents an iconic era of gaming, from the popular 8-bit style of the ’80s and ’90s, to more photo-realistic treatments of modern gaming. Each Acura vehicle offers its own unique driving character and performance attributes, ranging from an original 1991 NSX to the Acura’s latest design – the Type S Concept.

Levels:

  • Level 1: 1991 Acura NSX – 8-bit Beach
  • Level 2: 1998 Acura Integra Type R – Warehouse Complex
  • Level 3: 2020 Acura RDX A-Spec – Snowy Summit
  • Level 4: Acura ARX-05 Daytona Prototype race car – Grand Prix Circuit
  • Level 5: 2020 Acura NSX – Super Skyway
  • Level 6: Acura Type S Concept – Cyber Tunnel

“Beat That” is the first mobile racing game where visuals from each individual level match the styles that were prevalent in games from that specific car’s era. As the game progresses, so do the years featured in the graphic treatments and music. Beating a specific lap time unlocks the next level of the game for racing. Once a player completes a lap, they can challenge a friend to “Beat That,” by completing a lap at a faster time.

How to “Beat That”

Players can challenge others to “Beat That” in several ways. The game features dynamic share cards allowing players to share times and challenge their social networks. These share cards contain the level, vehicle, and individual lap time that each gamer earned on a specific track. In addition to being able to share across social feeds, players also can send a challenge to friends and family through Facebook Messenger or any other instant messaging platform.

Players also can test their skills through challenge lap times on the daily top 10 or all-time top 10 leaderboard. They can do so by clicking the “Challenge” button next to an individual lap time on the leaderboard. This will overlay a “ghost car” of that run into the game, giving the player the chance to “Beat That” time.

Social Sharing

As an added bonus, Acura continues to utilize GIPHY across social campaigns, this time creating “Beat That” GIFs using assets from the game. Players can use these GIFs to create their own Acura-styled game in the GIPHY Arcade.   

In addition to the mobile and desktop versions, “Beat That” is available for play in the Facebook Instant Games platform. Players can access this version by visiting: https://fb.gg/play/acura-beat-that. The mobile and desktop versions can be played at acura.com/playbeatthat.

About Acura

Acura is a leading automotive luxury nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance – a commitment to evocative styling, high performance and innovative engineering, all built on a foundation of quality and reliability. The Acura lineup features six distinctive models – the RLX premium luxury sedan, the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the five-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, the seven-passenger Acura MDX, America’s all-time best-selling three-row luxury SUV, and the next-generation, electrified NSX supercar.

Five of the six Acura models sold in North America are made in central Ohio, using domestic and globally-sourced parts, including the ILX and TLX luxury sports sedans (Marysville Auto Plant), the RDX and MDX luxury SUVs (East Liberty Auto Plant) and the Acura NSX supercar, which is built to order at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio.

Additional media information including pricing, features & specifications and high-resolution photography is available at AcuraNews.com. Consumer information is available at Acura.com. Follow Acura on social media at Acura.us/SocialChannels.

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Leaders from El Paso and Ciudad Juárez met in Mexico City with Government Officials

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Delegación de la Ciudad de El Paso Texas y representantes del sector público, privado y académico durante su visita a la Secretaría de Economía

MEXICO CITY, Feb. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Last week, stakeholders across the public, private and academic sectors in El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juárez, participated in important meetings in Mexico City to discuss matters of bi-national relevance, such as economic development, education, tourism, and migration in the border region.

Delegation from the city of El Paso, Texas, and representatives from the public, private and academic sectors during their visit to the Secretary of the Economy

The delegation, organized by the Consul General of Mexico in El Paso, Mauricio Ibarra Ponce de León, and headed by the Mayor of El Paso, Dee Margo, supports the objective of building a sustainable bi-national economy, while building strong ties with the Mexican government.

“This mission allowed us to strengthen our relationship with Mexico; we identified several opportunities for collaboration in matters that are important for our region,” said Mayor Dee Margo. “We believe this visit will allow mutual, long-term benefits to be achieved.”

“There are more students from Mexico at UTEP than at any other university in America and our graduates live and work on both sides of the border.  We want to continue to work closely with our public and private sector partners to strengthen our ties with Mexico and benefit the region we serve.”

Marcelo Ebrard, Foreign Secretary of Mexico, talked about the importance of improving collaboration in the region. Assistant Secretary Luz María de la Mora, pointed out that USMCA offers certainty to investors and highlighted the importance of these visits, because they allow areas of opportunity on the border to be identified.

The Secretary of Economic Development and the Secretary of Tourism of Mexico City, Fadlala Akabani and Carlo Mackinlay, respectively, pointed out areas of mutual benefit and the possibility of signing a “Sister City” agreement between Mexico City and El Paso region was also discussed.

The busy agenda also included meetings with the Commissioner of the National Migration Institute, Francisco Garduño, with representatives from the United States Embassy in Mexico, and representatives from the Mexican Council of Foreign Trade (COMCE).

Also included in the delegation visiting Mexico City was El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego; the President of the University of Texas in El Paso (UTEP), Dr. Heather Wilson; the Executive Director of Borderplex, Jon Barela; Directors of Economic Development from both El Paso and Ciudad Juárez; Representatives from the Border Relations Committee in the City of El Paso.

Contact:
Olivia Zepeda
(915) 493-0716
zepedaox@elpasotexas.gov
https://www.intersectionofpossibilities.com

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February Is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

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AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — During February’s Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, domestic violence and youth advocacy organizations are inviting Americans to work together to prevent dating abuse through the #1Thing campaign. Studies show one in three high school students experience physical and/or sexual violence by someone they are dating. 

Data shows that dating violence is experienced by nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide each year and nearly half (43%) of all college women and one third (28%) of college men report having experienced either abuse or controlling behaviors in a dating relationship. 

“Dating violence is an epidemic that is 100% preventable. We need to support our teens with education about dating violence prevention,” says Katie Ray-Jones, CEO of The National Domestic Violence Hotline and its project loveisrespect. “If every teen can understand just one more thing, we can prevent dating abuse.”

Throughout the month, participants are encouraged to engage others on social media using #1Thing, and download the #1Thing Action Guide.

“With 1 in 3 teens experiencing dating violence, it is clear that all teens are at risk,” says Katie Ray-Jones. “We want everyone to come together to promote messages highlighting the differences between healthy, unhealthy, and abusive relationships.”

Follow #TDVAM2020 and #1Thing to join the conversation.

  • Feb. 9-15: It’s Respect Week! It’s time to get educated about unhealthy behaviors.
  • Feb. 10, 1:00 PM EST: Join the webinar “Update on Teen Dating Violence: #1Thing to Start a Movement” – loveisrespect, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the One Love Foundation will discuss the epidemic of dating abuse, current dating trends among young people, and what to look for in a healthy relationship. Register here.
  • Feb. 11: Wear orange today and share on social media why you stand against dating abuse.

loveisrespect.org is a project of The National Domestic Violence Hotline. Its purpose is to engage, educate and empower young people to prevent and end abusive relationships. Advocates provide support through online chat at loveisrespect.org, text loveis to 22522* or call 1-866-331-9474, 24/7/365. *Msg&Data Rates apply on text for help services. Read our privacy policy and Terms & Conditions. Text STOP to 22522 to unsubscribe. Text HELP to 22522 for tech support.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline relies on the generous support of individuals, private gifts from corporations, foundations, and federal grants. It is funded in part by Grant Number 90EV0426 from the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Administration for Children and Families or the U.S. Department of HHS.

 

SOURCE The National Domestic Violence Hotline

Kelly D. Aguilar Galeano’s New Book Tu Partida Se Volvió Poesía, Is An Emotionally Driven Book Of Poetry Detailing Woes And The Healing Of Hearts

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PITTSBURGH, Feb. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The book Tu Partida Se Volvió Poesía was created by Kelly D. Aguilar Galeano, an author who hails from La Unión, El Salvador. She is currently in her third year as a student of modern languages at the University of El Salvador.

Kelly D. Aguilar Galeano said this about her book: “The pain of a love break is a fire that does not go out easily. It is also inevitable that it does not weaken the heart for a while. We believe we have everything when we hold hands and cross our eyes, when silence meets kisses, or when we simply know that we are in the company of someone. Everything seems to shine back then. However, the real challenge comes after that—dealing with those memories, accompanied by sleepless nights, a hot coffee, and a night sky. Those days are when you struggle to ignore your memories, just so that the day does not end as painful as usual. These verses are written especially for those who live with heartbreaking memories of a sudden farewell; for those who loved and did not get the same privilege; and finally, for those who remain standing, even if their hearts are impaired.”

Published by Page Publishing, Kelly D. Aguilar Galeano’s new book Tu Partida Se Volvió Poesía will envelop readers with evoking and relatable poems that tell about pains of heartbreak and a desire to move on and find bliss after the storm.

Consumers who wish to understand the ways of love and life can purchase Tu Partida Se Volvió Poesía 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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Gregorio Martínez’s New Book Fuente Inagotable De Toda Bendición Y Sabiduría: Génesis, Is A Powerful Read That Shares The Benevolence Of God

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WINDSOR, Calif., Feb. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The book Fuente Inagotable de Toda Bendición y Sabiduría: Génesis was created by Gregorio Martínez. Gregorio is from Michoacán, Mexico and is a pastor of the Church Ministry of Jesus Christ True Vine in Windsor City, California.

Gregorio Martínez said this about his book: “The purpose of this book is for every reader to know God’s plan for his creation too. He will realize that God marked man with a blessing mission.

God’s intention and will was, is, and always will be that man be blessed with every blessing—spiritual, material, and social.

Through this book, the reader will be able to realize that it comes from the divine blessing, from the abundance of all blessings, from the immutable spiritual perfection, from an irresistible manner, from a continuous communion with God, from total freedom I have that is unlimited, and from endless wisdom.

It is the first chapter of the book of Genesis, which reveals and demonstrates that God, apart from making man and woman in his image and likeness, also blessed man and woman, declaring that everything was good in a great way.

Already in chapter 2 of Genesis, he reveals how God blesses once again; this time, he blessed the seventh day, demonstrating that the purpose in doing man and woman and all things, including all animals, was that they were beings living in total blessing.”

Published by Page Publishing, Gregorio Martínez’s new book Fuente Inagotable de Toda Bendición y Sabiduría: Génesis will teach readers the importance of devoting one’s life to God to partake of his promise of salvation and blessing.

Consumers who wish to understand the magnitude of having a deeper relationship with the Lord can purchase Fuente Inagotable de Toda Bendición y Sabiduría: Génesis 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

Super Bowl Champs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt and Wife Tavia Endorse Explore God Miami Initiative

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A safe place to explore your difficult questions.

MIAMI, Feb. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — More than 100 churches and groups came together on Super Bowl Sunday to kick off a new Community Outreach Initiative called Explore God Miami. Miami-Dade-area residents and visitors are invited to explore answers to common questions people have about God and faith over the next seven weeks. Questions like, “Is there a God?” “Why does God allow pain and suffering?” and “Is Christianity too narrow?” will be explored in Sunday services and in casual discussion groups.

A safe place to explore your difficult questions.

“We had a chance to learn about the Explore God outreach last week during our trip to Miami for Super Bowl LIV, and we were excited about the potential impact the event could have on the South Florida community,” said Tavia and Clark Hunt. “Explore God Miami presents a unique opportunity to unite a diverse group of people from a broad spectrum of backgrounds and beliefs and tackle some of the most important questions life has to offer. We hope everyone will take advantage of this incredible community event.”

“Explore God Miami is the largest evangelistic outreach in Miami since the Billy Graham Crusade in 1949. The initiative has united more churches across denominations and cultural barriers than ever before in our city. This will likely become one of the greatest movements of God in Miami in our generation,” said James Drake, the chairman of the Explore God Miami Steering Committee.

Unprecedented Unity Among Miami Churches

The churches and groups involved represent more than 30 denominations and 4 languages. People of all faiths and backgrounds are encouraged to attend services or conversation groups to share their perspectives on these big questions.

Explore God President Jamie Radtke said, “Millions bring their questions and struggles to Explore God as they search for truth about God and guidance in their faith journeys. Our content and initiatives like Explore God Miami are designed to welcome all people into healthy conversations about God and faith. We’re excited to see the impact on the Miami area, and we’re thankful for the support of Clark and Tavia Hunt.”

Explore God Community Outreach Initiatives have taken place across the nation, including Austin, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Raleigh, and Richmond. These initiatives unite communities across cultural, racial, and faith backgrounds to encourage a deeper exploration of questions we all have about God.

How to Participate

The Explore God Miami Community Outreach Initiative runs through March 21, 2020. Participating churches and social groups across the Miami area are hosting sermon series and open Explore God Discussion Groups to address seven of the most common spiritual questions. Everyone is invited to join, and there is no cost to attend. For more information, visit www.ExploreGod.com/Miami.

Contact: Explore God
Karen Parsons
info@exploregod.com
(800) 762-4394

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SOURCE Explore God

Banking Industry: Humans Are Not for Sale and Our Banks Are Not Open for Those Funds

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MIAMI, Feb. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — In and around large-scale events like the recent national football championship, human trafficking increases exponentially. Miami was host of the mega sports event this year and prepared for this by complying with training of hotel employees in areas like housekeeping and front desk in compliance with the State of Florida requisites regarding annual trafficking awareness. Currently, there are 40.3 million global victims of human trafficking, but when people think about combating human trafficking, private financial institutions and bankers are usually not the first things that come to mind.

Human trafficking is estimated to generate $150.2 billion per year, according to the Financial Flow from Human Trafficking report recently published by the Financial Action Task Force (“FATF”) and the Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering. If these dollars are to be legitimized they will need to be “cleaned” and inserted into the economy through some type of financial institution.

Therefore, private banking institutions play a critical role in helping to identify the crime, the potential victims, and those who are victimizing them.  As laws crack down on detecting money laundering activities, including human trafficking, criminals are becoming more sophisticated in finding ways to conceal the traces of their illicit wealth.

It is expected that today financial institutions can identify suspicious activity and money laundering through potential transactions, like continued and excessive accommodation and transportation expenses such as airline tickets, train tickets, and hotel rooms for the victim as they tend to be moved around domestically or internationally.

Other key indicators include a lack of fixed living expenses, repeated mobile numbers or addresses in various profiles, employment reference being used to open multiple accounts, and large deposits of money that are almost immediately withdrawn, among others. Tellers play a crucial role since they can identify a pattern of victims being escorted by a handler or translator when making changes to accounts in person.

The banking industry faces many obstacles in being able to develop a comprehensive human trafficking detection system but the industry recognizes the need for this. It is estimated that the global anti money laundering market size is expected to reach USD 1.99 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc.

Best practices indicate banks must consider four steps: background information, sharing of information between institutions and regulators, extensive due diligence or application of KYC (know your customer) and reporting any suspicious activity to the proper authorities.

David Schwartz, President and CEO of the Florida International Bankers Association (‘FIBA’) says banks need to stay ahead of the game: “We need to share capabilities and information through partnerships between the public sector, private sector, civil society and non-profit organizations.”

This is going to be the focus of this year’s annual AML Compliance Conference organized by FIBA to be held March 16 – 18th in Miami. An iconic symposium that brings together industry leaders and regulators from FinCEN, Homeland Security, Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor, FBI and the Federal Reserve, among others for an open dialogue to shed light on subjects such as these. 

Schwartz announced that Rani Hong will be a keynote speaker. Rani is a survivor of child trafficking & United Nations GIFT Special Advisor.

“There needs to be increased information sharing among stakeholders to improve the effectiveness of efforts to combat human trafficking through the related money laundering,” he added.

The role banking plays in curbing and helping to combat human trafficking, along with other illegal activities, is fundamental to combat these crimes and nonprofit industry organizations like FIBA have made this a top priority in their agenda. 

SOURCE FIBA Bankers

Acura Dominates Luxury in 2020 KBB ‘5-Year Cost to Own’ Awards

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2020 Acura ILX

TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Acura was named the top luxury brand in Kelley Blue Book’s (KBB) 2020 5-Year Cost to Own Awards, with the Acura ILX topping the Entry-Level Luxury Car category for the fifth-straight year and the Acura MDX taking top-billing in the Luxury Mid-Size 3-Row segment, a third win for MDX.

2020 Acura ILX

The KBB 5-Year Cost to Own Awards honor new vehicles and brands with the lowest projected cost of ownership, based on Kelley Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own data for new cars over an initial five-year ownership period. According to KBB, Acura had “several key models in its lineup perform well above the segment average in many vehicle ownership cost categories.”

The Acura ILX is the #1 retail model in segment, finished 2019 with its best sales performance in four years, up 30 percent, and was also the fastest growing model in segment in 20191. Acura’s MDX is the best-selling 3-row luxury SUV of all-time and 2019 marked its eighth consecutive year of sales over 50,000 units2

About Acura

Acura is a leading automotive luxury nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance – a commitment to evocative styling, high performance and innovative engineering, all built on a foundation of quality and reliability. The Acura lineup features six distinctive models – the RLX premium luxury sedan, the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the five-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, the seven-passenger Acura MDX, America’s all-time best-selling three-row luxury SUV, and the next-generation, electrified NSX supercar.

Five of the six Acura models sold in North America are made in central Ohio, using domestic and globally-sourced parts, including the ILX and TLX luxury sports sedans (Marysville Auto Plant), the RDX and MDX luxury SUVs (East Liberty Auto Plant) and the Acura NSX supercar, which is built to order at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio.

Additional media information including pricing, features & specifications and high-resolution photography is available at AcuraNews.com. Consumer information is available at Acura.com. Follow Acura on social media at Acura.us/SocialChannels.

1 Based on Urban Science DataHub™ retail sales data in the Premium Compact Car segment 2019CY.
2 Based on Motor Intelligence total sales data for all 3-row luxury SUVs 1980-2019CY.

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Survey Finds Road Trips Are Millennials’ Secret To Disconnecting From Busy Life And Enjoying Quality Time

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

IRVINE, California, Feb. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — In this busy world, consumers of all generations are engaged in a silent battle to disconnect from work and social media — and the devices that keep them tethered to both. Millennials are no different. A recent survey of 1,004 Millennials (aged 23-38) living in the U.S., conducted by Kelton Global on behalf of Mazda, revealed that if given free time, they would most like to hit the road for a trip, with 39 percent of respondents saying they would head out for a driving adventure. That is 50 percent more Millennials than those who would choose to be a homebody for the weekend to binge content — only 26 percent.

Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here: https://www.multivu.com/players/English/8514251-mazda-survey-driving-road-trip/

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

Driving not only allows Millennials to disconnect, but also provides an opportunity to reconnect with their travel companions. Almost two-thirds, or 64 percent, of Millennials agree road trips create quality time with their passengers. In fact, their choice of travel companions reiterates their yearning for a connection. Almost all Millennials, at 92 percent, agreed that if they had to pick, they would rather go on a road trip with a loved one than a celebrity musician, athlete, actor or social media star.

However, the Mazda Millennial Drivers Survey also uncovered that 22 percent of Millennial drivers would give their car an “A” rating as a getaway companion. Limited storage, uncomfortable seating, hard-to-reach settings, among other issues mean Millennials often think twice before going on a road trip.

Key findings include:

  • Lack of Confidence. Many Millennials are hesitant to make the drive, as 72 percent say there is at least one reason that has held them back from taking a road trip. Frequently cited reasons were lack of confidence in their own driving abilities (28 percent are not comfortable driving in inclement weather and 19 percent don’t trust their skills at the wheel on unfamiliar terrains), while another 15 percent feel their vehicle is not high-performance enough to handle the adventure.
  • Storage Issues. More than three-quarters (76 percent) of Millennial drivers have experienced difficulties trying to fit what they want to bring along into their car. Among those who’ve had issues with cargo space, the top items they wish they had enough room for include camping or sporting equipment (63 percent), luggage (46 percent), and even space to take their pets on road trips (29 percent). In fact, 1 in 10 Millennials admit they have missed out on a road trip because they didn’t have enough space for all their gear.
  • Physical and Mental Side Effects. Eighty-three percent of Millennials have experienced a physical or mental side effect from driving for long periods of time. Close to half of Millennials (43 percent) put more comfortable interior on their wish-list of features that would make driving more enjoyable.

“The results of this study show that Millennials want to reclaim the roads and bring back the road trip — but it also highlights how many are not taking a trip of their dreams because of an inadequate vehicle,” said Dino Bernacchi, chief marketing officer for Mazda North American Operations. “Mazda has been focused on how driving makes you feel for more than 50 years and as a brand rooted in essentialism and ingenuity, we are discovering new ways to heighten driving experiences. While all our vehicles deliver on this feeling, the CX-30 brings the best of what is next from a company that is known for being a driver’s car. As we look to 2020 and our 100th year in business, Mazda will continue pursuing its goal of rekindling the excitement of the road trip and the enjoyment of driving.”

The Antidote to Digital Fatigue

The all-new Mazda CX-30 is the ideal crossover to get Millennials on the road for their next adventure, as it is designed to be agile in the city but equipped with the utility and performance capability to go almost anywhere. In addition, Mazda optimizes the driving experience for the real world by studying human traits, tendencies and abilities. The result is the application of an essentialist design ethos that focuses on removing busy elements for a refined, comfortable and responsive experience.

The Mazda CX-30 has class-leading horsepower of 186 hp1, features Mazda’s new off-road traction assist and Mazda Connected Services. It also realizes two contrasting design concepts with the flowing beauty of a coupe and bold proportions of an SUV. The all-new CX-30 is rounded out with a premium feeling interior cabin, engineered to reduce road noise inside the car (while promoting meaningful conversations), abundant cargo space and ergonomically designed seats to ensure the driver and passengers are comfortable. For more information on the CX-30 or other Mazda vehicles, visit MazdaUSA.com

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

Follow MNAO’s social media channels through Twitter and Instagram at @MazdaUSA and Facebook at Facebook.com/MazdaUSA.

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Outset Medical Announces $125 Million Financing Led by D1 Capital Partners

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The Tablo Hemodialysis System

SAN JOSE, California, Feb. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Outset Medical, a leading medtech innovator delivering first-of-its-kind technology into the growing global dialysis market, today announced a $125 million Series E equity financing round led by D1 Capital Partners. Fidelity Management and Research Company, Partner Fund Management, Perceptive Advisors, funds advised by T. Rowe Price Associates Inc., also are participating in the financing.

The Tablo Hemodialysis System

Proceeds will be used to support commercial expansion of Outset Medical’s Tablo Hemodialysis System across the acute and chronic care markets in the United States. Designed to reduce the cost and complexity of dialysis, Tablo expands how, when, and where dialysis can be provided.

“We believe in Outset’s vision for technology-driven care delivery improvement, and Tablo’s ability to disrupt the dialysis market,” said Dan Sundheim, Founder of D1 Capital Partners. “With growing focus at the federal level on how to manage Chronic Kidney Disease, which is increasingly prevalent, we believe Tablo is the only device with the potential to transform the delivery of dialysis.”

Dialysis is delivered to more than 550,000 U.S. patients several times per week to remove waste products and excess fluid from patients with kidney failure. Although more than 85 million dialysis treatments take place in the United States each year at an estimated annual cost of ~$75 billion, little meaningful technology or service model innovation has been introduced in decades.

“Tablo’s unique, intuitive, all-in-one design offers healthcare systems, providers and patients a way to meaningfully improve the dialysis experience while also reducing costs,” said Leslie Trigg, Outset Medical’s Chief Executive Officer. “We thank our investors for their continued support and look forward to deploying this capital to significantly impact the future of dialysis care.”

About the Tablo Hemodialysis System

Tablo is an FDA-cleared enterprise solution for dialysis, designed specifically to reduce the cost and complexity of dialysis across all care settings. Requiring only an electrical outlet and tap water to operate, the mobile Tablo system frees patients and providers from the burdensome infrastructure required to operate conventional dialysis machines.  The machine’s integrated functionality enables it to serve as a dialysis clinic on wheels and enables providers to standardize to a single platform that can be used across a wide spectrum of care settings. Wireless data, sensor-based automation and an animated touchscreen make the system easy to learn and use.  Leading health systems and medical centers across the U.S. have adopted Tablo for hospital and clinic dialysis, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded a contract for the use of Tablo in communities hit by natural disasters.

Cooley LLP acted as legal advisor for Outset Medical in connection with the financing.

About Outset Medical

Outset Medical is dedicated to technology-driven service model innovation aimed at reducing cost and transforming the patient care experience. Outset’s Tablo System is FDA-cleared for use in acute and chronic care settings. In addition to its acute and chronic care commercial expansion, the company has concluded a clinical trial to expand Tablo’s labeled indication to include home use. For more information visit www.outsetmedical.com.

About D1 Capital Partners

D1 Capital LP is a global investment advisory firm that operates across public and private markets. The firm combines the talent and operational excellence of a large, premier asset management firm with the flexible mandate and long-term time horizon of a family office. Founded in 2017 by Daniel Sundheim, D1 focuses on investing in the global internet, technology, telecom, media, consumer, healthcare, industrial, and real estate sectors.

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San Francisco Has a New Sports Radio Station

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SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Lazer Broadcasting, owner and operator of 43 radio stations in California & Reno, and UNANIMO Deportes, a leading Spanish-language sports radio network in the U.S., announced the official launch of its affiliate station KSFN-AM 1510 in San Francisco, CA. KSFN-AM 1510 will be a 24/7 broadcasting affiliate and will be known as UNANIMO Deportes San Francisco

“The professional sports journalism that UNANIMO Deportes brings to sports fans is unmatched.  We’re thrilled to offer top-level Spanish language sports talk and play by play for Liga MX & English Premier League soccer matches, and KSFN-AM 1510 is the official home of the San Francisco Gigantes.  We are fortunate to bring Giants baseball in Español to the legions of faithful Latino fans in the SF Bay Area.” Said Gerardo Martinez, Chief Revenue Officer of Lazer Broadcasting. 

“We are very excited about this announcement. San Francisco is an important market that has a thriving Latino community, including very loyal, passionate and knowledgeable sports fans,” said Lino García, President of UNANIMO Deportes. “Since we launched the network, in September 2019, we have been looking for the right partner to make our content available in San Francisco, and we know, Lazer Broadcasting is that partner because we share a vision to ignite the power of Sports and Latino culture in the Bay area.”

UNANIMO Deportes has the exclusive Spanish language radio broadcasting rights to the English Premier League as well as various Liga MX matches and over 80 hours of live studio programing each week that will be available to sports fans through KSFN-AM 1510.

About Lazer Broadcasting

Lazer Broadcasting Corporation owns and operates 43 radio stations across 18 markets in California and 5 in Nevada, with its top-rated Radio Lazer (Regional Mexican) and La Mejor (Spanish Adult Hits) networks, La Mexicana (Ranchera) Latino (Spanish CHR Hits), UNANIMO Deportes (Spanish Sports Talk), and LATV affiliate in Sacramento on KSTV-TV. This makes them one of the largest privately held, minority-owned radio groups in the country.

About UNANIMO Deportes Radio Network
UNANIMO Deportes is a minority-owned multimedia company made for sports fans and is the exclusive U.S. Spanish language radio home to English Premier League soccer. It is comprised of experienced journalists and on-air radio hosts. UNANIMO Deportes Radio began broadcasting on September 9, 2019, to provide quality audio programming and digital content to Latino fans throughout the U.S.

www.unanimodeportes.com

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Heart Healthy Cooking Made Easier With Fresh Avocados

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Heart healthy cooking made easier with fresh avocados

MISSION VIEJO, California, Feb. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — February is Heart Health Month and a good opportunity to learn about risk factors for heart disease and ways to help prevent a life-changing event such as a heart attack or stroke. Given Hispanic men have the highest prevalence of high cholesterol amongst all male adults in the U.S.,1 it is especially helpful to share with Hispanic families inspiration for small, everyday changes, like swapping out bad fats for good fats, that can have a big impact on improving heart health. Delicious and creamy, fresh avocados provide naturally good fats and have the versatility to help makeover hundreds of dishes, from soups, salads to entrees, without sacrificing taste nor satisfaction.

Heart healthy cooking made easier with fresh avocados

“Heart disease and stroke are common and preventable so the key is to recognize the risk factors and take action,” said Malena Perdomo, registered dietitian and spokesperson for Aguacates Frescos – Saborea Uno Hoy. “Start with small steps. According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, replacing bad fats with good fats can reduce bad cholesterol levels in the blood so empower yourself to be creative in the kitchen. Be open to adjusting ingredients as a way to limit bad fats and get the health benefits of good fats for the whole family.”

The effects of eating fresh avocados are continually being researched, adding to the growing body of evidence supporting their heart health benefits. The most recent clinical study focused on the relationship between avocado consumption and lowering bad cholesterol. Researchers studied 45 overweight/obese adults, exploring whether eating a diet with one avocado a day would reduce oxidative stress markers for bad cholesterol and improve antioxidant status when compared to a low fat diet or a moderate fat oil diet.2

SaboreaUnoHoy.com was created especially to give Hispanic families easy access to nutrition tips and tasty recipes made with heart healthy avocados. Grilled Salmon Tacos, for example, feature a creamy avocado cabbage slaw, ensuring smiles around the table without having used as much fatty toppings. This recipe is part of the new Healthy Swaps for the Heart Cookbook, available now for free download at SaboreaUnoHoy.com/heart.  

About the Hass Avocado Board
The Hass Avocado Board (HAB) is an agricultural promotion group formed by domestic producers and importers to promote consumption of fresh Hass avocados in the U.S. HAB exists to help make avocados America’s most popular fruit and conducts educational campaigns and funds nutrition research under the supervision of the United States Department of Agriculture. Saborea Uno Hoy® is HAB’s ongoing, science-based program designed to build awareness of the many health benefits of eating fresh avocados. For more information, visit SaboreaUnoHoy.com or follow HAB on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.                                       

1 https://www.cdc.gov/cholesterol/facts.htm
2 The study was supported by the Hass Avocado Board. While the conclusions from a single study cannot be generalized to all populations, the study provides additional insights into potential mechanisms of why avocados are heart-healthy. 

Contact: Vickie Allande-Fite for Hass Avocado Board
vickie.fite@mslgroup.com 
(310) 264-6966

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Engage Art Contest To Award $100,000 In Cash Prizes

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CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Feb. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The Engage Art Contest invites artists to submit their original art creations based on and inspired by the Spiritual Battle topic as found in Ephesians 6:10-20.

The Engage Art Contest is a juried competition for original visual art, music video, film and performing arts. Total cash prizes of $100,000 will be awarded in the 2019-2020 Engage Art Contest in North America, including Haiti, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Canada, Mexico, the United States and the Caribbean Islands. There are also significant exposure opportunities for all entrants who follow the contest guidelines.

Categories include:

  • Visual Art including paintings, photography, drawings, sculpture, ceramics and woodworking
  • Film including documentary, short film, drama and more
  • Music Video including all genres of music
  • Performing Arts including dance, spoken word (poetry, monologue, etc.), instrumental music and plays or musicals

Engage Art encourages artists to thoroughly explore the Scripture references and other resources, to carefully consider what they want to express, and to drink deeply at the well of inspiration. Through the Engage Art app available in the Google Play or Mac App store, entrants will have access to ongoing spiritual nourishment and thought-provoking content to nurture the soul and the imagination.

Contestants can learn more about Engage Art or submit entries until May 31, 2020 at https://engageart.org/contest/#art-contest-summary. Complimentary competition posters are available for churches and organizations to post by filling out our contact form at https://engageart.org/contact/ or by emailing info@engageart.org

Engage Art | PO Box 78951 | Charlotte, NC 28271 | United States of America
Phone: +1 (980) 999-1447 | Email: info@engageart.org

SOURCE Engage Art Contest

Just Released: Parent’s Guide to Social Media and Mental Health

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TURLOCK, California, Feb. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Legacy Health Endowment (LHE) has released a parent’s guide to social media called PARENTS What You Wish You Knew: A Quick Guide to the Basics of Social Media (and the Potential Risks for Children and Teens). The guide aims to help parents and guardians truly understand their children’s social media usage, as well as its potential impact on their children’s mental health.

The entire guide can be viewed and downloaded at legacyhealthendowment.org at no cost.

Readers can learn about the potential risks of Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, YouTube, and Snapchat, the most downloaded social networking apps to date. For each of these apps, the guide provides a general overview, tips on what to watch out for, and clear instructions that parents can use to enhance the security of their children and teens. The guide also includes a glossary of popular terms, as well as information on online safety management tools, media-safety and mental-health organizations, and more popular apps their children and teens may be using.

“We have created What You Wish You Knew to help parents and guardians better understand the warnings surrounding the most popular social media apps. Included in this guide is advice on what steps you can take to protect your children’s mental health. Information is continually coming out arguing that there is a correlation between the increased use of social media and poor behavioral health. It has become clear that educating parents and guardians would be helpful and impactful,” Jeffrey Lewis, President and CEO of LHE, says.

Lewis continues, “It is important to understand that children and teens who use social media are more vulnerable to depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and even a heightened sense of suicide. And, for some, social media has become their social anxiety disorder.”

The guide has received numerous endorsements from national and local experts including Collin Kartchner, TEDx speaker and founder of Save the Kids, a nationwide movement helping people rise above the negative effects of social media and screen addiction.

Kartchner stated, “Parents need to stop being afraid of the tech their kids use! If your child is on social media apps, you need to be there, too. Educate yourself on the apps they use, and research the pros and cons of each. If you have courageous conversations with your kids about what they use the apps for, what they see, and let them know you are there to guide them through making good decisions with their tech use, you can save your kids from years of heartache.”

“This social media guide will be a great resource for parents in helping understand how various social media outlets operate and the potential impact on their child’s behavioral health,” Dr. Sunita Saini MD FAAP, a California-based, Board Certified Pediatrician, says.

“As a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, I recommend that parents and caregivers carefully review this document and develop their own family media plan for their children. Too much access to social media and media, in general, can mean that children don’t have enough time during the day to play, study, communicate in person with others, or even sleep. The idea is to balance media use, and for parents to understand the consequences of their inactions,” Dr. Sunita says.

More endorsements can be found on the second page of the guide.

Visit legacyhealthendowment.org for more information and to download the guide/

About Legacy Health Endowment
Legacy Health Endowment is a nonprofit healthcare grantmaking foundation that works solely within Merced and Stanislaus Counties in the California Central Valley. LHE is not a hospital or healthcare services provider. President and CEO Jeffrey Lewis is a nationally-recognized health care leader who has worked in Congress, for three United States Senators, in the private sector, and for philanthropic organizations. To learn more, please visit legacyhealthendowment.org.

CONTACT:
Jeffrey Lewis
jeffrey@legacyhealthendowment.org
209-250-2312

SOURCE Legacy Health Endowment

Immigration Detainees who participated in the Voluntary Work Program at the Northwest Detention Center may be affected by a class action lawsuit

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SEATTLE, Feb. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — A class action lawsuit has been filed in federal court in Tacoma, Washington, against The GEO Group, Inc., the owner and operator of the Northwest Detention Center. The name of the case is Nwauzor, et al. v. The GEO Group, Inc., No. 17-cv-05769. A federal judge decided that this lawsuit should be a class action on behalf of a “Class” or “Class Members” that includes all civil immigration detainees who participated in the Voluntary Work Program at the Northwest Detention Center at any time since September 26, 2014.

This notice summarizes the rights of Class Members and their options before an upcoming trial. More information is in a detailed notice available at the website below. Class Members must decide whether to stay in the Class and be bound by whatever results, or ask to be excluded and keep their right to sue GEO. There is no money available now, and no guarantee there will be.

This lawsuit is about whether GEO is an ’employer’ and whether the Class Members are ’employees’ under the Washington Minimum Wage Act. And if so, whether GEO violated the Act by failing to pay Class Members the minimum hourly wage under Washington law for work performed under the $1-a-day Program. GEO denies the allegations made in the lawsuit. The Court has not decided whether GEO did anything wrong.

Class Members have a choice of whether to stay in the Class or not, and they must decide this now. If they stay in the Class, they will be legally bound by all orders and judgments of the Court, and they won’t be able to sue, or continue to sue, GEO as part of any other lawsuit for backwages owed between September 26, 2014, and the date of trial. If Class Members do not make a decision by March 24, 2020, they will forfeit the opportunity to bring an individual action for the same damages in the future.

The Court has approved Ugochukwu Goodluck Nwauzor and Fernando Aguirre-Urbina to serve as the Class Representatives. The Court has also appointed the law firms of Schroeter Goldmark & Bender, Open Sky Law, PLLC, and Menter Immigration Law PLLC of Seattle, WA, and the Law Office of R. Andrew Free of Nashville, TN, to represent the Class.

If Class Members want to participate in the class action against GEO and they want to have the Class Representatives and Class Counsel represent their interests, they are not required to do anything at this time. Class Members may also hire their own lawyer to appear in Court on their behalf.

If Class Members ask to be excluded from the Class, they will keep any rights to sue GEO for these claims and will not be bound by any orders or judgments of the Court. If they do not want to participate in the lawsuit, they must send a Request to Be Excluded form (or similar document) by mail, email, fax or other method of delivery to the Notice Administrator at the locations identified below. The Request to Be Excluded must be in writing and delivered, transmitted, or postmarked on or before March 24, 2020.

The Request to Be Excluded form must be delivered to the Notice Administrator by mail, email or fax to the following address: 

Nwauzor, et al. v. The Geo Group, Inc.
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 91226
Seattle, WA 98111

Email: info@vwpclassaction.com

Fax: (206) 788-8766

If Class Members have any questions or want a detailed notice or other documents about this lawsuit and their rights, they can visit www.VWPClassAction.com; or email JND Legal Administration at info@VWPClassAction.com; or call:

Toll-Free in U.S.:  855-961-0959
Seattle-Tacoma, Washington Area:  206-806-6835
Toll-Free in Mexico:  1-800-733-4126

SOURCE JND Legal Administration

CDI Labs Launches Two New Powerful Assays to its Biomarker Discovery Platform

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MAYAGUEZ, Puerto Rico and BALTIMORE, Feb. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — CDI Laboratories, Inc. Antygen Division announced the addition of two powerful new assays to its biomarker discovery platform.  HuScan and VirScan are the first commercial use of PhIP-seq technology developed in the laboratories of Steve Elledge & Ben Larman. HuScan detects antibodies against the entire human proteome via long peptides on the surface of bacteriophages, antibody pulldown and sequencing readouts. VirScan detects antibodies against the proteomes of every viral strain known to infect humans in the same manner. These portfolio additions further strengthen CDI as a global leader in patient-derived antibody biomarker discovery.

HuScan and VirScan are powerful tools for interrogating immune system changes via patient antibody levels as well as infectious virus exposure and changes to patient antibody composition caused by viral infection.

(see https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=AYbtPRinbyE&feature=emb_title)

In addition to diagnostics, both assays are particularly useful for discovering biomarkers to differentiate clinical trial cohorts for cancer immune-oncology, autoimmune disease, neurodegeneration, viral infection, other immunotherapies and in cross-reactivity assessment of antibodies as research reagents.

“These new assays complement our HuProt™ proteome microarray platform, making CDI’s Antygen Division the most comprehensive proteomics platform in the world – focusing on the increasingly important field of patient autoantibody biomarker discovery,” said Scott Paschke, CDI VP. “Furthermore they expand our ability to contribute important data to the rapidly growing area of cancer immunotherapy.”

CDI’s Antygen Division offers HuScan and VirScan as custom discovery services using patient-derived antibodies in biological fluids. Other services including assay design, contract research and bioinformatics are available.

About CDI – A privately-owned biotechnology corporation, CDI’s Antygen Division focuses on contract research services to enable R&D of future therapeutic and diagnostic tools to proceed more rapidly and cost-effectively. The Company exports products and offers services worldwide and is expanding its clientele base and its academic and industrial collaborations.

For more information, visit https://cdi.bio/ or  https://antygen.com/

Media Contact:
Scott Paschke, VP
CDI Laboratories Inc
518-534-2881 (direct)
scott@cdi.bio

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Luz Caraballo’s New Book Tiempos Y Sazones, An Entrancing Collection Of Poems With Evoking Ideas And Feelings From The Heart And Mind

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NORTH BERGEN, N.J., Feb. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The book Tiempos y Sazones was created by Luz Caraballo. Luz Caraballo is an author who earned a baccalaureate, a master’s, and a doctorate in child education and administration. She hails from Guayanilla in Barrio Pasto, Puerto Rico.

Luz Caraballo said this about her book: “This work allows us to observe a very distant, foggy, forgotten time. Where painful realities, events, anecdotes and the pain of life went unnoticed. You can glimpse the lament in prose for disdain, satire and slander, from which sunk in poverty seeks to refresh your life with a little love or perhaps disappointment. The author is attached to lived experiences, optimisms, times, seasonings of the reality of an era. He notes in his poems the irony of the environment that apparently has no choice, and a change made it worse than an irony. In his verses, the unfulfilled promises and the disappointments of love are palpated; and in one or another prose, one feels the palpitation of a people making grooves without yuntas or pruning shears. More intensely, he points out that there is no slavery without freedom. In many of his verses, he lets his oppressed spirit get drunk at the time. Then, detaching itself from that past, it adheres like ivy to many other promises and new hope. Hope that imitates power and endurance. In his endurance he relives his last times and leaving the morning mist aside he wakes up to new times and seasons. His new career for life shines his light while in his heart with golden notches he leaves these words written: ‘Hope has power.'”

Published by Page Publishing, Luz Caraballo’s new book Tiempos y Sazones will captivate readers with its relatable view of life that reveals their innermost thoughts and emotions.

Consumers who wish to be inspired in life by understanding and appreciating its eccentricity can purchase Tiempos y Sazones 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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