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Sol Chelada Limón y Sal Arrives In The U.S.

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CHICAGO, March 10, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Today Sol, the beer named after the sun, released Sol Chelada Limón y Sal in the United States. Currently Mexico’s number-one lime and salt-flavored chelada, Sol Chelada Limón y Sal combines Sol’s signature lager with lime flavor and salt in 24-oz single cans, making for a key addition to Sol’s portfolio as the demand for classic Mexican chelada mixes continues to grow in the U.S.

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Sol Chelada Limón y Sal stands taller than other lime-flavored beers by boasting the same beloved recipe used in Mexico. At 3.5 percent alcohol by volume, this beer refreshes with a natural lime flavor and a classic salty finish.

“We are excited for everyone to enjoy the same authentic recipe that has the number one spot in the heart of Mexican beer drinkers,” said Katie Feldman, senior marketing manager of North American imports at Molson Coors. “Sol Chelada Limón y Sal is brewed for anyone who appreciates authentic Mexican flavors and loves to drink outside on a bright, sunny day.”

Sol Chelada Limón y Sal joins the original Sol Chelada and Sol lager to round out the brand’s portfolio in the U.S. The classic Sol Chelada, which debuted last year, was in such high demand that it was difficult to keep in stock in parts of the country.

Sol Chelada Limón y Sal is now available at select cities across the U.S. and will be supported with a new campaign that highlights the expanding Sol Chelada family, in addition to Limón y Sal itself. The new campaign will include :15 video spots that consumers will see across digital channels. Additionally, the brand plans to bring attention and awareness to Sol Chelada Limón y Sal through a series of PR and influencer-focused programs this year.

For more information on Sol Chelada Limón y Sal or Sol beer, visit Sol.com/US, Facebook.com/SolBeerUS, and follow @SolBeerUS on Twitter and Instagram.

About Molson Coors Beverage Company

Molson Coors Beverage Company has defined brewing greatness for more than two centuries. As one of the largest global brewers, Molson Coors works to deliver extraordinary brands that delight the world’s beer drinkers. From Coors Light, Coors Banquet, Miller Lite, Molson Canadian, Carling, Staropramen and Sharp’s Doom Bar to Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, Blue Moon Belgian White, Hop Valley, Creemore Springs and Crispin Cider, Molson Coors offers a beer for every beer lover. Molson Coors is not only committed to brewing extraordinary beers, but also running a business focused on respect for its employees, communities and drinkers, which means corporate responsibility and accountability right from the start. It has been listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for the past eight years. To learn more about Molson Coors Beverage Company, visit molsoncoors.com, ourbeerprint.com or on Twitter through @MolsonCoors.

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Finhabits Launches Microlearning Journeys to Help Diverse Communities Build Healthy Financial Habits

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NEW YORK, March 10, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Finhabits, the fintech company making financial services more inclusive in the United States, has announced the launch of “Finhabits Journeys,” its new microlearning tool focused on helping minorities improve their financial habits.

Journeys are short and easy-to-digest activities delivered daily by a virtual assistant. To get started, users can subscribe to one of the four themes available in the Finhabits app and complete the quick lessons on their smartphones.

“We found that 90% of Finhabits users want to raise their credit score; that’s why our first journey is about seven concrete steps they can take to help boost their score,” said Carlos Garcia, the CEO and founder of Finhabits. “The purpose of this feature is to reduce the knowledge gap by promoting financial education among underserved communities.”

More than 50,000 Finhabits users have registered to participate in a journey. About 84% of them said they found the feature useful and would recommend it to their friends and family.

Finhabits launched in 2017 to make quality financial services and education more inclusive in our country. To date, the app has more than 400,000 users across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The bilingual, mobile-first platform allows users to set up Roth and Traditional IRAs, as well as individual investment accounts.

About Finhabits

Finhabits is the leading fintech company making financial services more inclusive in the United States. A Certified B Corporation, the company is recognized for its high social and environmental standards. The app is bilingual and allows users to build healthy financial habits. The investment and retirement accounts offered by Finhabits invest in diversified portfolios of ETFs.

Finhabits, Inc. is a digital financial services company. Advisory services are offered through Finhabits Advisors, LLC., an SEC-registered digital investment advisor. Registration does not imply a certain level of skill or training. Securities are offered through Apex Clearing Corporation, a member of FINRA and SIPC. Products offered by Finhabits Advisors are not FDIC insured, not bank guaranteed, and may lose value. For more information, please read our disclosures page.

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Acura “Less Talk Sports Network” is the Fast Break from March College Basketball Commentary

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TORRANCE, California, March 10, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — ESPN basketball analyst Jay Williams and comedian Seaton Smith today begin hosting the Acura Less Talk Sports Network during March college basketball match-ups. Williams and Smith will use as few words as possible to comment on the brackets, biggest upsets and game highlights surrounding March basketball with their “Less Talk” pre- and postgame analysis: https://acura.us/lesstalk.

“We have a new take on sports commentary where we get straight to the point without the fluff. More fun, less talk,” said Williams, who is partnering with the Acura campaign for the third consecutive year.

Influenced by Acura’s “Less Talk, More Drive” brand campaign, the Less Talk Sports Network cuts through longwinded sports commentary by telling viewers in thirty seconds or less, what they need to know about the March college basketball games with the least amount of words.

Acura Less Talk Sports Network Campaign Elements
The Acura Less Talk Sports Network will air through the April 2nd March college basketball finals. The campaign will be featured on top sports sites such as ESPN and Turner Sports, as well as across social media platforms. For the first time, Acura will update creative in real-time within the brand’s homepage takeovers on ESPN, based on live outcomes. On social media, the campaign will span Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, and GIPHY, with a focus on real-time game reactions. In addition, fans and viewers also will be able to share the GIFs and memes featuring Williams’ reactions with friends, based on basketball match-ups and outcomes.  

“Less Talk, More Drive” Acura Brand Campaign
Acura’s “Less Talk, More Drive” marketing campaign lets Acura vehicles do the talking. Acura was born a challenger brand and this campaign portrays Acura’s independent spirit and relentless pursuit of innovation. It represents the spirit of Acura’s Precision Crafted Performance DNA, influenced heavily by the brand’s renewed focus on what matters most – the driving experience. It gives viewers a glimpse into Acura’s performance world through the eyes of the company’s engineers, race car drivers and owners behind the wheel of Acura vehicles. Most recently, Acura’s “Beat That” the game extension of Acura’s brand campaign has garnered 134,395 plays in 164 countries since it debuted last month.

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 models in the Acura lineup are made exclusively 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.

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Blue Shield of California Supports Federal Interoperability Rules That Help Bring U.S. Healthcare System into the Digital Age

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OAKLAND, California, March 9, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Blue Shield of California President and CEO Paul Markovich has issued the following statement regarding new rules on data sharing issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS):

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“The new federal rules issued today by CMS and ONC are a major milestone. The healthcare system in the U.S. needs to progress into the digital age so that care can be enhanced, costs can be reduced, medical providers can be more efficient and Americans can get timely access to their health information.

“We welcome the leadership that CMS Administrator Seema Verma, her team and the staff at ONC have displayed to develop these solutions. My team and I at Blue Shield of California are excited to work with federal officials and others in the industry to use these rules to create a healthcare system that is worthy of our family and friends and sustainably affordable.”

About Blue Shield of California
Blue Shield of California strives to create a healthcare system worthy of our family and friends that is sustainably affordable. Blue Shield of California is a tax paying, nonprofit, independent member of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association with over 4 million members, 6,800 employees and more than $20 billion in annual revenue. Founded in 1939 in San Francisco and now headquartered in Oakland, Blue Shield of California and its affiliates provide health, dental, vision, Medicaid and Medicare healthcare service plans in California. The company has contributed more than $500 million to Blue Shield of California Foundation since 2002 to have an impact on California communities.

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

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CONTACT:

Matthew Yi                           

Blue Shield of California    

510-607-2359 

media@blueshieldca.com

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Silvestre Dangond Is Ready To Unleash “La Locura” Worldwide, With New 2020 Tour

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MIAMI, March 9, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Silvestre Dangond, the most famous Colombian artist on the radio with his romantic and rhythmic vallenatos, surprises his fans once again with a new tour that literally promises to unleash La Locura on the most important stages in the world, hand in hand with one of the main concert producers and promoters of the US Market: Loud And Live.

“I am sure that my new tour will be an explosion of energy, rhythm, taste and music the likes of which you’ve never seen before. My fans know that I leave everything on stage and this time, that delivery will be even greater to thank them for their fidelity during all these years. I want a party that will go down in history in each city and that together we light up that party and hopefully they will remember it for the rest of their lives,” says the artist, winner of a Latin GRAMMY and an ASCAP award in 2019, for his album Esto Es Vida and song “Cásate Conmigo“.

The La Locura tour will take him back to the main cities of his native Colombia, to the main countries of the continent, as well as to the most imposing precincts of the United States and European countries such as England, Italy and Switzerland, among others, where his contagious rhythm every day wins more fans. A project that he’s preparing hand in hand with of one of the leading companies and promoters of international events, with years of experience in the field: Loud And Live, precisely because of the level he aims to achieve with this show.

La Locura Tour will be a party from beginning to end, remembering the main classics like: Niégame Tres Veces, Me Gusta Me Gusta, La Gringa and La Colegiala, among others. And of course, his most recent hits such as sate Conmigo, Justicia, Vivir Bailando, Materialista and Vallenato Apretao, which have become the most requested songs on radio. A show that the artist is fine-tuning to the smallest detail to turn it into a visage of quality, with the best live musicians and a technical display that gives way to a night of pure fun and joy.

His Entre Grandes 2019 tour became one of the most successful tours of the year, with most cities sold out. Silvestre Dangond has become famous for being one of the most dedicated artists to his audience during his live performances, where he gives everything and creates an atmosphere of “party among friends”, in which he exploits all his charisma and closeness with people, which is a unique experience for the spectators.

La Locura Tour available for American Express Presale – Wednesday, March 11 @ 10AM Spotify – Wednesday, March 11 @ 10AM
Presale in different venues: Thursday March 12 @ 10AM In establishments starting Friday March 13 @ 10AM

Tickets go on sale through Ticketmaster. https://www.ticketmaster.com

About Loud And Live
A live entertainment, marketing, media and events company, Loud And Live works by integrating music, sports, lifestyle and content development. With headquarters in Miami and offices in San Francisco, Boston, and Puerto Rico, Loud And Live is driven through its passion to create engaging experiences for the public worldwide. To find more information, visit www.loudlive.com and www.instagram.com/loud_live; www.instagram.com/loudliveentertainment

Dates available so far:

LA LOCURA USA

JULY

18 – USAUtah
24 – USAOrlando (Hard Rock Live)
25 – USAMiami (AmericanAirlines Arena)
26 – USAAtlanta (Coca Cola Roxy)
31 – USAWashington DC (Warner Theatre)

AUGUST

1- USANew York (Prudential Center)
14 – USAPuerto Rico
28 – USADallas (Majestic Theatre)
29 – USAHouston (Smart Financial Centre)

OCTOBER

3 – USALos Angeles (Conga Room)

LA LOCURA International

JUNE

19 – FranceParis (Le Docs De Paris)
26 – EnglandLondon (Brixton Academy)
27 – SwitzerlandZurich (Hallenstaion)
28 – ItalyMilan (Milano Festival)

JULY

2 – SpainMadrid (Wiznik Center)
3 – SpainBarcelona (Pueblo Español)

OCTOBER

9 – Chile – Show Santiago (Teatro Caupolican)
10 – Argentina – Show Buenos Aires (Estadio Malvinas)
11 – Argentina – Show Resistencia (Club Sarmiento)

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www.silvestredangond.com
www.facebook.com/pg/SilvestreDangond
www.twitter.com/SilvestreFDC
www.instagram.com/SilvestreDangond
www.youtube.com/user/SilvestreDangondVEVO

 

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Murphy Medical Associates Offers Drive Thru Coronavirus Testing

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GREENWICH, Connecticut, March 9, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Murphy Medical Associates today announced that Drive Thru testing for Novel Coronavirus SARS CoV2 and the disease COVID 19 will be offered at all locations. This process was inspired by South Korean physicians and public health specialists. “With record reduction in mortality rates, it was obvious we should be following Korean best practices. As physicians dedicated to keeping our patients healthy, we felt the need to deliver that care to all of Fairfield and Westchester Counties.” says Board Certified Internist Dr. Steven A. R. Murphy MD a Castle Connolly Top Doctor. Drive thru testing is an established procedure in South Korea and the United Kingdom but has not yet been implemented in the United States. Patients can sign up online to schedule testing or arrive at office between the hours of 7-9 AM at the offices located at 1 East Putnam Avenue in Greenwich, 2900 Main Street in Stratford and 30 Buxton Farms Rd in Stamford. By diagnosing cases via Drive Thru testing we keep the patient, the practice and the public safe.

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“There’s less face-to-face contact,” said Lee Jae-joon, the mayor of Goyang in South Korea. “If you operate a testing site indoors, there is concern that suspected patients can infect each other in the waiting room.”

Drive Thru Testing at Murphy Medical Associates will be available starting 10 March 2020 and billed to the patients’ insurance. For more information on Drive Through Testing for Novel Corona Virus visit www.greenwichdocs.com

About: Murphy Medical Associates is a multispecialty group serving patients in Fairfield, New Haven Counties in Connecticut and Westchester County NY. Focused on prevention, our practice emphasizes early detection and prevention through advanced diagnostics including vascular ultrasound, allergy and toxicology, proteomic and genomic testing paired with dietary and environmental modification. Murphy Medical Associates provides care to patients of all ages and accepts most insurances including, Medicaid, Husky and Medicare. The practices also provides on-site and telemedicine employee and student health services for local corporations and schools.

Hannah Sutherland
Murphy Medical Associates
407-284-7946
Hannah@greenwichdocs.com

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Blue Shield of California Becomes First Health Plan in U.S. to Cover Cost of Rapid Whole Genome Sequencing for Critically Ill Children

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OAKLAND, California and SAN DIEGO, March 9, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Blue Shield of California has become the first health plan in the United States to cover rapid and ultra-rapid Whole Genome Sequencing to help critically ill babies and children in intensive care with unexplained medical conditions receive precision care.

Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine researchers have pioneered the fastest use of this advanced diagnostic technology to rapidly identify and decode the root causes of rare genetic disorders for some of the sickest infants and children hospitalized in intensive care across the country.

The Rady Children’s Institute team offers the quickest turnaround of genomic test results available nationwide, delivering a preliminary diagnosis in less than three days for medically urgent cases. The blood samples can be taken at any hospital and sent to Rady Children’s Institute for sequencing and analysis.

“Our system is optimized to identify or rule out most genetic diseases in a single test, and provide the medical team at the bedside with child-specific, disease-specific information so they can make better, faster medical decisions,” said Stephen Kingsmore, M.D., DSc, president and CEO of the Institute.

Whole genome sequencing scans a child’s entire genetic makeup for thousands of anomalies from a blood sample. Rady Children’s specialists also provide consultation to the medical team caring for the patient to offer targeted guidance that can enable timely and precise personalized care.

“We know that uncertainty and long testing wait times can create tremendous risks for children in intensive care, and anxiety for their families, all the while creating more challenges for physicians and specialists,” said Terry Gilliland, M.D., executive vice president of Healthcare Quality and Affordability at Blue Shield of California. “By providing our members with access to Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine’s pioneering work in rapid whole genome sequencing, we’re supporting them in what is often the most difficult time in their lives.”

Blue Shield members with Individual and Family Plans or employer-sponsored health plans who have a critically ill child, up to age 18, hospitalized in neonatal or pediatric intensive care at any location with an undiagnosed condition may be eligible.

This is the latest example of Blue Shield’s leadership in making the newest evidence-based medical technologies and services available to its members.

The nonprofit health plan also was the first insurer to cover confirmatory testing for members who received a positive Ashkenazi Jewish BRCA finding from consumer genetic-testing companies such as 23andMe, as well as prostate gene expression assays for patients with low risk prostate cancer, helping them to avoid unnecessary radiation treatment and surgical intervention.

Without medical insurance coverage, access to rapid Whole Genome Sequencing is often not readily available for many hospitalized children who could potentially benefit from this service.  Families in need of this care have often had to rely upon funding provided by private philanthropy and research grants to gain access to rapid Whole Genome Sequencing and associated precision care. 

“Genetic disease is a leading cause of infant death in the U.S. and Blue Shield is paving the way in providing coverage for this rapid, molecular diagnosis that can result in life-saving treatments,” Dr. Kingsmore said.

Located on the campus of Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, the Institute houses a state-of-the-art genome sequencing lab and employs a multi-disciplinary team of experts who specialize in providing timely and accurate guidance to physicians caring for children with rare genetic disease.

About Blue Shield of California
Blue Shield of California strives to create a healthcare system worthy of our family and friends that is sustainably affordable. Blue Shield of California is a tax paying, nonprofit, independent member of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association with over 4 million members, 6,800 employees and more than $20 billion in annual revenue. Founded in 1939 in San Francisco and now headquartered in Oakland, Blue Shield of California and its affiliates provide health, dental, vision, Medicaid and Medicare healthcare service plans in California. The company has contributed more than $500 million to Blue Shield of California Foundation since 2002 to have an impact on California communities.

For more news about Blue Shield of California, please visit news.blueshieldca.com.
Or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook.

About Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine
The Institute is leading the way in advancing precision healthcare for infants and children through genomic and systems medicine research. Discoveries at the Institute are enabling rapid diagnosis and targeted treatment of critically ill newborns and pediatric patients at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego and partner hospitals. The vision is to expand delivery of this life-saving technology to enable the practice of precision pediatric medicine at children’s hospitals across California, the nation and the world. RCIGM is a subsidiary of Rady Children’s Hospital and Health Center. Learn more at www.RadyGenomics.org. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

CONTACT:

Matthew Yi   

Grace Sevilla, APR 

Blue Shield of California 

Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine

510-607-2359 

858-966-1710

media@blueshieldca.com

GSevilla@rchsd.org

  

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eMerge Americas 2020 Postponed Due To COVID-19

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MIAMI, March 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — eMerge Americas, the premier technology event connecting the Americas, has announced today the postponement of the eMerge Americas 2020 conference previously scheduled for March 30-31st at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, FL.

Inspiration, Innovation, and a Nod to the Future Take Center Stage at eMERGE Americas 2016

“We’re committed to the health and wellbeing of our attendees, partners, and the community as a whole,” said Felice Gorordo, CEO of eMerge Americas.  “This decision follows careful consideration, and this postponement will enable us to provide the experience that our customers, partners, and employees expect and deserve in a safe environment.”

Due to global precautions for the COVID-19 Coronavirus, the state of Florida’s public health emergency declaration, and building upon recommendations from the World Health Organization, eMerge Americas is postponing their 16,000 attendee tentpole event to November 4-5, 2020.

“We look forward to holding our 2020 conference later this year with an extraordinary lineup of keynote speakers and participating investors, startups and government officials,” stated Melissa Medina, President of eMerge Americas. “We remain excited to host our attendees later this year.”

For more information, please email info@emergeamericas.com.

About eMerge Americas
eMerge Americas is the premier technology event connecting the Americas held annually at the Miami Beach Convention Center. By connecting global industry leaders and investors with corporate business executives, government leaders, and entrepreneurs, eMerge Americas is transforming Miami into the tech hub of the Americas. In 2019, eMerge Americas attracted over 16,000 attendees and more than 400 participating companies from over 40 countries. eMerge Americas serves as a catalyst in order to foster innovation and investment in South Florida and Latin America. The eMerge Americas founding partners include: Medina Capital, A Rod Corporation, Greenberg Traurig, Knight Foundation, Miami-Dade County, and the Miami Herald. The upcoming eMerge Americas conference is scheduled for November 4-5, 2020. For more information about eMerge Americas, please visit: www.emergeamericas.com.

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Royal Caribbean Group adopts “Cruise With Confidence” policy, allowing cancellations up to 48 hours before sailing

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MIAMI, March 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — With COVID-19 adding uncertainty to travel plans around the world, Royal Caribbean Group said it will give guests greater control over their vacation decisions, allowing guests to cancel cruises as late as two days before departure.

The “Cruise With Confidence” policy allows guests on Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara and Silversea to cancel up to 48 hours before a sailing. Guests will receive a full credit for their fare, usable on any future sailing of the guest’s choice in 2020 or 2021. The policy applies to both new and existing cruise bookings.

“Our previous policy set earlier deadlines for guests to cancel their cruises, and that added unnecessary stress,” said Richard Fain, the company’s chairman and CEO. “Trying to guess a month or more in advance where areas of concern about coronavirus might be is challenging for medical experts, much less a family preparing for vacation.

“When circumstances are as fast-changing as they have been recently, it’s good to know you have the option to take a rain check,” Fain said. “We think putting more control in our guests’ hands helps them make informed decisions about whether to keep their existing vacation plans or trade out for a more convenient time or itinerary.”  

In addition to easing concerns for booked guests, Fain said the policy would also give consumers more confidence in making new bookings, knowing that they could later adjust their plans without penalty.

The policy applies to all cruises with a sailing date on or before July 31, 2020, and will be offered by the company’s global brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara and Silversea. Full details of the “Cruise with Confidence” policy can be found at the respective brand websites.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) is a global cruise vacation company that controls and operates four global brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara and Silversea Cruises. We are also a 50% joint venture owner of the German brand TUI Cruises and a 49% shareholder in the Spanish brand Pullmantur Cruceros. Together these brands operate a combined total of 61 ships with an additional 17 on order as of December 31, 2019. They operate diverse itineraries around the world that call on all seven continents. Additional information can be found on www.royalcaribbean.com, www.celebritycruises.com, www.azamara.com, www.silversea.com, www.tuicruises.com, www.pullmantur.es, or www.rclinvestor.com.

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FIBRA Prologis Announces Results of the Subscription Offering

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MEXICO CITY, March 5, 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 that, in connection with the preferential right granted to qualified existing holders of its CBFIs, it received subscriptions in excess of the offering and has allocated all of the 200,000,000 CBFIs at a price of Ps. 41.50 per CBFI. Gross proceeds for the subscription are expected to be Ps. 8.3 billion. 

Settlement and delivery of the CBFIs will occur on March 17, 2020, subject to the receipt of payment. Trading of these CBFIs will begin upon their delivery on March 17, 2020.  

Citigroup is acting as lead advisor and BBVA Bancomer is acting as adviser.

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.

The securities discussed herein have not been, nor will be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933 or the securities laws of any state of the United States and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements under the United States Securities Act of 1933 and any applicable state securities laws.

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Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) Miami Chapter Announces 2020 Board of Directors

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MIAMI, March 5, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) Miami chapter is proud to announce its Board of Directors for 2020. Now in its sixth year, the HPRA Miami chapter counts with a board of 12 communications professionals dedicated to bringing value and networking opportunities to the Hispanic PR community.

Erika Cruz, Planning Director from Edelman Miami takes over as the 2020 HPRA Miami President, and Daniela Martucci, CEO and founder of DMH Americas will serve as VP/President elect.

As the only non-profit association dedicated to Hispanic marketing & communications professionals and those seeking insights into the Hispanic market, HPRA provides professional development tools and resources on the latest trends, issues and best practices in the field.

“It’s an honor to lead this organization and continue to support our industry in such an important year for the country and the Hispanic community,” said Cruz. “We will continue to serve as a resource for our local professionals, fostering relationships and creating opportunities for our members.”

In addition to Erika and Daniela, the HPRA Miami 2020 Board of Directors includes:

  • Treasurer: Nelliette Cruz, Havas Formulatin
  • Secretary: Dionne de Vallois, sociedAD 
  • Social Media: Andreina Baquero-Degwitz, Edelman
  • Membership: Bea Garcia, Deutsche Post DHL Americas
  • Programming: Gabriela Carrero and Zulema Santacruz, Edelman
  • Digital Marketing: Victor D. Melo, DMH Americas
  • Scholarship & Student Development Communication: Gizzella Bruck, DMH Americas
  • Board Member at Large: Annette Malkin, Culturewise Collective
  • Immediate Past President/Board Member at Large: Margarita Hernandez, Cision/PR Newswire

HPRA Miami will be coordinating professional development initiatives and exclusive networking opportunities with top journalists and industry thought leaders as well as helping full-time Hispanic college students pursuing a career in PR, advertising or marketing.

Follow us on FB, IG, Twitter and LinkedIn for the latest news from the Miami Chapter. For more information on HPRA and to become a member of the chapter, please visit www.hpra-usa.org.

About the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA)

Founded in 1984, the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) is the foremost organization of Hispanic public relations practitioners in the U.S. HPRA is a resource for communications professionals and for individuals seeking Hispanic market expertise. It is dedicated to the recognition and advancement of Hispanics in public relations through year-round programs, professional development seminars and networking. HPRA hosts one of the most anticipated annual events and industry awards: the HPRA Bravo Awards, recognizing the most outstanding campaigns in the marketplace. The national organization aims to meet the professional needs of the growing number of Hispanic PR practitioners, independents and agencies throughout the U.S. HPRA National, its Chapters and those Chapters in formation are paving the way for the next phase of growth and evolution in the PR industry, especially in the Hispanic market space. For more information please visit www.hpra-usa.org.

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Gerson R. Guzman Joins the Corinthian Capital Investment Committee

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NEW YORK, March 5, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Corinthian Capital Group, LLC (“Corinthian”) has announced that Gerson R. Guzman, Partner and Chief Compliance Officer, has been named as a member of the firm’s investment committee.

Mr. Guzman joined Corinthian in 2005. In addition to his role with the firm’s investment and portfolio management activities, he is responsible for overseeing the management company’s compliance program.  Mr. Guzman currently serves as Chairman of Excelin Home Health, one of Corinthian’s portfolio companies, and is a board member for four others. Beyond his professional accomplishments, Mr. Guzman is active in a number of community organizations. He serves as Chairman of the Board of the New America Alliance, a non-profit dedicated to advancing the economic development of the American Latino community.

“When we founded Corinthian, Gerson was our first hire,” said Peter Van Raalte, Founder & Managing Partner of Corinthian. “He has grown to be an integral part of our team. He brings a wealth of experience, a proven investment philosophy, and a unique perspective to the committee.”

Mr. Guzman was a Chancellor’s Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley (B.S.), and is a graduate of the Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania (M.A.), and the Wharton School (M.B.A.). Prior to joining Corinthian, Mr. Guzman served as a private equity associate and consultant, and as a manager in the telecommunications industry.

“I’m honored to join Corinthian’s investment committee,” said Mr. Guzman. “I’m looking forward to continuing to execute on our established investment strategy in order to deliver value to our investors and continue to build the firm.”

About Corinthian Capital Group, LLC
Corinthian Capital was founded in 2005 with the conviction that the best opportunities for building value continue to occur in the North American mid-sized company market.  The firm targets investments in small and middle market companies located in primarily in North America with EBITDA between $5 million and $30 million.  The firm’s professionals specialize in working with founders and management teams to assist companies in realizing their untapped potential.  Corinthian Capital is headquartered in New York.  For more information, visit www.corinthiancap.com.

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Lexus and Cerebral Palsy Foundation Team Up to Create Child’s Accessible Ride-on Vehicle

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Lexus and the Cerebral Palsy Foundation (CPF) create a one-of-a-kind ride-on vehicle inspired by children with cerebral palsy.

PLANO, Texas, March 5, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Lexus and the Cerebral Palsy Foundation (CPF) have joined forces to create a one-of-a-kind ride-on vehicle inspired by children with cerebral palsy.  The collaboration combines Lexus’ human-centric design philosophy with CPF’s mission of improving the lives of people with cerebral palsy and opening up the world of possibilities.

Lexus and the Cerebral Palsy Foundation (CPF) create a one-of-a-kind ride-on vehicle inspired by children with cerebral palsy.

“People with cerebral palsy rarely get the interventions and support they need at the moments they need them,” said Rachel Byrne, CPF executive director. “Our mission is to shift that paradigm and be a catalyst for creating positive change through innovative collaborations and partnerships.”

For children with cerebral palsy, one of the greatest challenges is being able to participate in their environment and play as other children do.

“At Lexus, our core design philosophy has always been human-centric,” said Cooper Ericksen, Lexus group vice president, product planning & strategy. “We create vehicles around the art and science of human needs. In this case, we wanted to push the envelope and explore what that might mean for a child with cerebral palsy who hasn’t been able to experience the joy of mobility like other children have.”

The ride-on vehicle was revealed to its recipient, Finley Smallwood, in March – a month also designated as National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month. Together, Lexus and the Cerebral Palsy Foundation identified specific mobility challenges faced by children with cerebral palsy, and Finley in particular.

Because it can be difficult for Finley to sit for long periods of time, modifications were first made to the seat, adding side padding for lateral support around her waist along with an adjustable headrest and a five-point harness. Her customized ride-on car also includes increased door size and reduced ground clearance to allow for ease of entry and exit.

Many children with cerebral palsy don’t have the strength to be able to hold and turn a steering wheel consistently for a given period of time, and mobility challenges can make using a foot pedal impossible. Adding something as simple as an armrest joystick allows Finley the ability to control the direction and acceleration of the vehicle without the need for foot pedals or holding a steering wheel for an extended period of time — giving her the freedom to drive just like any other child.

“Oh, and we painted the body of the car purple,” noted Ericksen. “Because that’s Finley’s favorite color.”

“While these modifications will impact the life of one special child,” Ericksen added, “it’s also a step in opening a door for exploring the vast possibilities of human-centric design.”

The partnership is powered by Givewith. For more information and to watch Finley’s journey unfold, visit: https://givewith.com/lexus-cp.

About Lexus
Lexus’ passion for brave design, imaginative technology, and exhilarating performance enables the luxury lifestyle brand to create amazing experiences for its customers. Lexus began its journey in 1989 with two luxury sedans and a commitment to pursue perfection. Since then, Lexus has developed its lineup to meet the needs of global luxury customers in more than 90 countries. In the United States, Lexus vehicles are sold through 242 dealers offering a full lineup of luxury vehicles. With six models incorporating Lexus Hybrid Drive, Lexus is the luxury hybrid leader. Lexus also offers eight F SPORT models and two F performance models. Lexus is committed to being a visionary brand that anticipates the future for luxury customers.

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www.youtube.com/LexusVehicles  
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Note to Editors: Lexus information and images are available online via their news media web site http://LexusNewsroom.com.

About Cerebral Palsy Foundation
The Cerebral Palsy Foundation (CPF), a sixty-year old nonprofit foundation headquartered in New York City and a leading voice in the world of Cerebral Palsy, serves as a thought-leader and catalyst to create new opportunities in the world of disability. The Foundation focuses on improving the lives of people with Cerebral Palsy today through research, innovation and collaboration. Its deep partnerships with medical institutions, corporations and media companies support the efforts to inform, connect, and empower people with CP and their families. To learn more visit www.yourcpf.org.

About Givewith
Givewith is a social impact technology company that brings together companies and nonprofits through innovative solutions to generate new funding for effective social impact initiatives and unprecedented value for businesses by driving sales, profits, and share prices. By leveraging the power of everyday business transactions, Givewith generates new sources of funding for the world’s most effective nonprofits, and precisely measures the outcomes of the funding to help companies translate social impact opportunities into key business KPIs. To learn more about Givewith, visit www.givewith.com.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Amanda Roark           

Monica Khattar                     

Cynthia Frisina

469-292-2636              

202-769-7075                        

404-281-9773

amanda.roark@lexus.com 

monica.khattar@teamone-usa.com

Cynthia.frisina@yourcpf.org

 

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Global Superstars Enrique Iglesias And Ricky Martin Announce First Ever Co-Headlining Arena Tour In North America

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LOS ANGELES, March 4, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — GRAMMY Award-winning, multi-platinum powerhouse artists Enrique Iglesias and Ricky Martin are hitting the road together for the first time ever. The global superstars have built unstoppable solo careers with dozens of #1 songs and millions of albums between them, and are now joining forces live in concert this fall. Fans can expect to hear renowned hits from two of the biggest names in pop and Latin music on their historic North American arena tour. Latin music’s newest sensation Sebastián Yatra will join the outing as special guest. The GRAMMY nominee has become one of the most powerful Latin pop artists of his generation.

Produced by Live Nation, the outing will kick off September 5th in Phoenix and make stops in Houston, Los Angeles, Toronto, New York, Miami, and more before wrapping October 30th in Atlanta. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Thursday, March 12th at LiveNation.com at 10 a.m. local time.

Citi® / AAdvantage® is the official credit card for the presale of the U.S. tour. As such, Citi / AAdvantage cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, March 10th at 10:00 a.m. local time until Wednesday March 11th at 10:00 p.m. local time through the Citi Entertainment® program. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com.  

Both artists will continue taking care of longstanding fans with their own exclusive fan presales making sure hardcore followers have access to amazing seats as well.

A limited number of LaneOne Premium Packages will also be available, including amazing seats, transportation, preferred entrance, preshow hospitality and more. Check HERE for LaneOne details.

Enrique and Ricky have created some of pop music’s most memorable songs for decades and their combined list of chart-toppers is seemingly endless. Enrique gained devoted fans around the world with songs including “Hero,” “Escape,” “Bailando,” “Tonight,” and more recent hits “Subeme La Radio” and “Duele El Corazon” with a new album to be released later this year. Ricky’s solo career exploded with  “The Cup of Life” and “Livin’ La Vida Loca,” followed by “She Bangs,”  “Vente Pa’ Ca,”  and his most recent “Tiburones” from his upcoming 2020 studio album. The two will perform a worldclass setlist of their top hits when the tour kicks off this September.

Special guest Sebastián Yatra made his mark on Latin pop with the album Fantasia, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Latin pop album chart. He received a 2020 GRAMMY Nomination for “Best Latin Pop Album” along with two Latin American Music Awards and four Latin GRAMMY Awards nominations.

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CITY

VENUE

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Phoenix, AZ

Gila River Arena

Sunday, September 6, 2020

El Paso, TX

Don Haskins Center

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Edinburg, TX

Bert Ogden Arena

Friday, September 11, 2020

San Antonio, TX

AT&T Center

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Houston, TX

Toyota Center

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Dallas, TX

American Airlines Center

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Los Angeles, CA

STAPLES Center

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

San Jose, CA

SAP Center

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Sacramento, CA

Golden 1 Center

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Las Vegas, NV

MGM Grand Garden Arena

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Chicago, IL

Allstate Arena

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Boston, MA

TD Garden

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Toronto, ON

Scotiabank Arena

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Montreal, QC

Centre Bell

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Philadelphia, PA

Wells Fargo Center

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Washington, DC

Capital One Arena

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Newark, NJ

Prudential Center

Sunday, October 18, 2020

New York, NY

Madison Square Garden

Friday, October 23, 2020

Miami, FL

AmericanAirlines Arena

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Orlando, FL

Amway Center

Friday, October 30, 2020

Atlanta, GA

State Farm Arena

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Enrique Iglesias Social Channels:
www.enriqueiglesias.com 
www.instagram.com/enriqueiglesias
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www.youtube.com/enriqueiglesias
www.twitter.com/enriqueiglesias

Ricky Martin Social Channels:
www.instagram.com/ricky_martin 
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www.youtube.com/rickymartinVEVO 
www.twitter.com/ricky_martin 

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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Celebrity Red Carpet Benefit: APAC Foster Kids Presents Crazy Giving Asian Pacific Islanders

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LOS ANGELES, March 4, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — APAC Foster Kids will present Crazy Giving Asian Pacific Islanders, taking place at The SoFI Rams Premiere Center on March 20, 2020, featuring celebrity guests such as Angela Rockwood, Micheal Copon, Jennifer Braff, Kelly Hu, Jakari Fraser (kid actor), Maceo Matrix (kid celeb dancer) and many more. An auction will also take place by Sean Danconia, a Disney and Hello Kitty/Sanrio Artist.

Celebrity Red Carpet Benefit For Asian Pacific Islander Foster Kids

APAC Foster Kids is proud to bring Crazy Giving Asian Pacific Islanders to 12035 West Waterfront Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90094. For the first time, APAC Foster Kids will bring a group of people under one roof to discuss a disheartening topic: Asian Pacific Islanders in foster care and the lack of resources these children have in today’s society. APAC Foster Kids will use this event to help benefit the launch of a much bigger solution, which is to build an Arts & Music Academy, sponsor a trip to Disneyland and to help Asian Pacific Islanders in foster care learn life skills relevant to survive in today’s economy.

A special tribute to Kobe Byrant and Gianna Bryant will be given by Jennifer Braff of the Laker family during the event. Gina Alexander, one of the founders of APAC Foster Kids, worked with Kobe Bryant designing merchandise for his Kobe Camp, bringing over 30 kids to the Kobe Academy, and was sent by Kobe to the Philippines to scout underserved kids to come to his camp on a scholarship. Gina will continue doing exactly what Kobe would want which is helping children in need.

Tickets can be purchased on https://crazygivingasiansmarch5.eventbrite.com you may email Jenny@JLFPR.com for any questions or concerns about the event.    

“THIS IS MY PASSION and I have dear friends who are joining the mission to end kids in Foster homes and give them skills so they can survive life and help others.” —Grooming the Next Gen, Gina Alexander

We’re just a group of Asian Pacific Islanders helping children and teens in need. We look forward to the many programs and existing programs to help these kids with skills to survive the economy and living in Los Angeles.
–APAC Foster Kids, Katie and Makena 

Gina Alexander a mother to 2 beautiful adopted girls, Katie and Makena, says, “Who knows where they would be if they were not adopted.” Alexander is the Executive Director for Foster Adopt Social Impact Project (FASIP) and Former Board Member of Hope for Kids Adoptions in Atlanta. She traveled to Asia with many celebrities to serve at orphanages. With the sales of her handbags, she and her company also helped 12 kids find forever homes.

Celebrity Red Carpet for APAC Foster Kids in Los Angeles Thursday, March 20th, 2020 7-10pm Doors open 6pm SoFi Stadium Premiere Rooftop (home of the Rams & Chargers)*

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Call for Applications: 2021 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Filmmaking

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The Vilcek Foundation will award three prizes of $50,000 to early-career immigrant filmmakers in 2021

NEW YORK, March 4, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The Vilcek Foundation has issued an open call for applications for the 2021 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Filmmaking. Awarded annually, the Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise honor foreign-born artists living and working in the United States who have demonstrated significant achievement in their early career. Three prizes will be bestowed to selected candidates in the spring of 2021. Each recipient of a Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Filmmaking will receive a commemorative award and an unrestricted cash prize of $50,000, intended to support them at a crucial point in their career.

Apply now for a 2021 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Filmmaking. The deadline for applications is June 10, 2020. (PRNewsfoto/The Vilcek Foundation)

“As leaders in the arts, we have a responsibility to promote diversity by making space, providing access, and amplifying those voices that need to be heard,” said Rick Kinsel, president of the Vilcek Foundation. “The Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Filmmaking support artists whose work represents a diversity of perspectives. Their innovative and powerful approaches to the art of filmmaking make a distinct and lasting impression on the medium, and on audiences in the United States and around the world.”

Immigrant filmmakers living and working in the United States are invited to apply for a Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Filmmaking. Foreign-born persons working in filmmaking in any capacity—as directors, producers, cinematographers, writers, editors, or animators—are encouraged to apply. Filmmakers working in a diversity of genres and formats, including narrative, documentary, short-format, long-format, digital, or experimental, are eligible to submit their work for consideration for a Creative Promise Prize.

To be eligible for a Creative Promise Prize in Filmmaking, candidates must have been born outside of the United States, be living and working in the United States, and be 38 years of age or younger as of December 31, 2020 (born on or after January 1, 1982).

Eligible candidates must submit an application form, a resume or curriculum vitae, a portfolio or list of completed works, three short personal essays, and proof of immigration status. Recipients of DACA are welcome to apply.

Applications will be accepted from March 2 to June 10, 2020, 5 p.m. EDT. The application and full eligibility requirements are available at the following link: https://vilcek.co/2021-film-app

A panel of distinguished experts identified by the Vilcek Foundation will evaluate each applicant’s accomplishments, including the quality and creativity of the work submitted, the clarity of each applicant’s stated personal and professional purpose, and the potential for greater impact on the genre of filmmaking and on society at large.

The three selected winners will be notified in late summer of 2020, and the winners will be announced to the public in the fall of 2020. All of the recipients of the Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Filmmaking will be honored at the Vilcek Foundation Awards Gala in spring 2021. Three Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise will also be awarded in biomedical science. Since the inception of the Vilcek Foundation Prize Program, over $5 million has been awarded in prizes to immigrants from around the world. For more information about the Vilcek Foundation Prize Program, visit www.vilcek.org.

The Vilcek Foundation

The Vilcek Foundation raises awareness of immigrant contributions in the United States and fosters appreciation of the arts and sciences. The foundation was established in 2000 by Jan and Marica Vilcek, immigrants from the former Czechoslovakia. The mission of the foundation, to honor immigrant contributions to the United States, and more broadly, to foster appreciation of the arts and sciences, was inspired by the couple’s respective careers in biomedical science and art history. Since 2000, the foundation has awarded over 5.1 million in prizes to foreign-born individuals and supported organizations with over $5 million in grants.

The Vilcek Foundation is a private operating foundation, a federally tax-exempt nonprofit organization under IRC Section 501(c)(3). To learn more, please visit vilcek.org

Contact:
Elizabeth Boylan
The Vilcek Foundation
212-472-2500 or elizabeth.boylan@vilcek.org

 

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Laura Termini to kick off International Women’s Day as a speaker and you can be her VIP guest

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MIAMI, March 4, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — At a time when women are raising their voices around the world, March 8 marks International Women’s Day on a global scale through a variety of initiatives aimed at celebrating achievements, the opportunities and the potential of women.

Laura Termini will participate in the second edition of Mujer La Conferencia in Miami on Thursday, March 5 at 12:30 pm and What a Woman in México City March 7th at 4pm as her first events to kick off this celebration.

“I want to invite 10 female leaders to this celebration as my VIP guests so visit these 2 links to sign up and enjoy a day for you.”

Be my guest in MIAMI or MEXICO

“Entrepreneurship in the digital world is much more than opening a business and creating good strategic planning. You need to look around and identify opportunities to innovate in your market and explore new possibilities to create something new and generate income. For that, it is necessary to be creative, conduct research and, above all, have a lot of discipline. When you are a woman, the challenge is even bigger,” commented Laura, who a decade ago digitally undertook the web with her multi award-winning blog and brand, Natural, Organic and Latina www.chicanol.com who led her to be recognized by The White House and the United Nations as one of the most successful Latina digital businesswomen.

MUJER LA CONFERENCIA: Miami  
Thursday, March 5th, 2020. 12:30 PM EST

WHAT A WOMAN MEXICO CITY
Saturday, March 7th, 2020. 4:00 PM EST 

ABOUT LAURA:

Actress and media personality with more than 30 years of experience across media. Someone who takes pride in professionalism, always on time, prepared and focused on doing her best work. Have worked in Radio, TV, Theater, Cinema and Digital. Inspired by all things natural, beautiful and vibrant, Laura launched in 2009 Natural, Organic & Latina, Chicanol.com. A place where other amazing women with as many passions as her own can come and get encouraged to lead much more rewarding, healthy and fun lives. She was recognized by The White House and The United Nations as one of the Top Latinas in Media changing and shaping the way women see and take care of themselves. 

Contact:
Laura Termini, (347) 766-6725

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U.S. Supreme Court Hears Pivotal Abortion Rights Case

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WASHINGTON, March 4, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in June Medical Services v. Russo–the first abortion rights case to be heard under the current makeup of the Supreme Court. The case challenges a Louisiana law that would shut down every abortion clinic in the state except for one. The law (Act 620) bans doctors from providing abortion care unless they have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles.

In a 2016 case also brought and won by the Center — Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt — the Supreme Court struck down an identical law in Texas, finding that admitting privilege requirements pose an “undue burden” on the right to abortion and are medically unnecessary. In the courtroom today, Center for Reproductive Rights’ Senior Litigation Director Julie Rikelman argued to the Justices that Act 620 should meet the same fate, as nothing has changed since 2016 that would justify a different outcome. Rikelman also argued that the law would close an even greater percentage of clinics in Louisiana than in Texas, and that the medical consensus opposing this kind of law has only grown stronger since 2016.

The Center also argued against Louisiana’s claim that abortion providers and clinics lack legal standing to fight for their patients’ rights in court. Rikelman argued that the state’s attack on standing contradicts 40 years of precedent, and is designed to insulate unconstitutional abortion restrictions from being challenged in court. Nearly all abortion cases today are brought by doctors and clinics. If they did not have third-party standing, patients would have to initiate court proceedings themselves and file a case while still pregnant, at the same time they are urgently seeking abortion care. 

Act 620 and the State’s challenge to standing have been denounced by a coalition of leading voices in medicine, law, and public policy who joined with abortion patients and advocates to submit 27 amicus briefs to the Supreme Court in support of the Center’s case.

While the Supreme Court heard arguments, thousands of supporters gathered outside the courthouse to rally against a growing tide of political attacks on women’s reproductive rights. More than 40 speakers addressed the crowd including: celebrities Elizabeth Banks and Busy Philipps; legislators such as Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY), Diana DeGette (D-CO), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Judy Chu (D-CA); abortion providers; faith leaders; and women who have had abortions and experienced first-hand the barriers created by anti-abortion laws.

Said Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights:

“We should not have to refight legal battles that we’ve already won, but states like Louisiana are in open defiance of the Constitution and the Supreme Court’s rulings. It’s alarming and unacceptable that in 2020, some states are still hell-bent on denying women access to reproductive healthcare. Once again, the Court must step in to block these clinic shutdown laws and ensure that the promise of Roe v. Wade is realized for all women.”

Said Kathaleen Pittman, clinic administrator at Hope Medical Group (lead plaintiff):

Louisiana lawmakers have tried every which way to end abortion care in our state. This law is one of many attempts to shut us down and prevent our patients from accessing abortion services. I am optimistic that the Court will recognize Act 620 for what it is — an attempt to regulate abortion care out of existence. This law would be devastating for the women in our state and would no doubt have repercussions nationwide.”

Said Julie Rikelman, Senior Director of US Litigation at the Center for Reproductive Rights:

“We are back at the Supreme Court today fighting a law identical to the one we defeated in 2016. We emphasized to the Justices today that nothing has changed in the last four years that would warrant a different ruling. In fact, the medical consensus has only grown stronger that admitting privileges are medically unnecessary and actually harm women by closing clinics and putting abortion out of reach. The Supreme Court declared Texas’s law unconstitutional after it closed roughly half the clinics in that state. In Louisiana, the impact would be even more severe, closing all but one clinic. We are confident the Court will agree that a law it ruled unconstitutional four years ago cannot be constitutional today.”

To watch a live stream of the rally in Washington, D.C, click here.

Case Information

For more background and history on this case, click here.

Case Caption: June Medical Services L.L.C. et al. v. Stephen Russo, Interim Secretary, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals – U.S. Supreme Court Case No. 18-1323 / No. 18-1460. The Center represents three plaintiffs: June Medical Services (the corporate name of the Center’s longtime client Hope Medical Group, an independent abortion clinic in Louisiana), and two physicians (identified as “John Does” for their own protection) who provide abortion care.

The defendant is Stephen Russo, the Interim Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. Dr. Rebekah Gee, former Secretary of the State Department of Health and Hospitals, was listed as the respondent-cross-petitioner until early February 2020. We refer to the defendant as “Louisiana.”

Lead Counsel for the plaintiffs: Julie Rikelman and Travis J. Tu with the Center for Reproductive Rights, along with co-counsel O’Melveny & Myers LLP.

SOURCE Center for Reproductive Rights

Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute Names Joseph T. McGinn, Jr., M.D., chief of Cardiac Surgery

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MIAMI, March 4, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, part of Baptist Health and the region’s largest and most comprehensive cardiovascular facility, has named Joseph T. McGinn, Jr., M.D., chief of Cardiac Surgery. Dr. McGinn specializes in the assessment and surgical treatment of patients with coronary artery, aortic and vascular disease.  A pioneer in the field of cardiothoracic surgery, he developed the minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting method known internationally as the “McGinn Technique.”

Dr. McGinn comes to Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute from Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute, part of Atrium HealthCare in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he served as endowed chair of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery and professor of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery. Prior to that appointment, he was a leading cardiac surgeon in New York City and served as medical director of the Heart Institute at Staten Island University Hospital for 16 years.

“Dr. McGinn is an expert physician and surgeon and an exceptional leader who has demonstrated excellence in patient care, innovation and team building,” said Barry T. Katzen, M.D., founder and chief medical executive of Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute. “He will complement our team of highly skilled experts, who are committed to achieving the same goals.”

Jack A. Ziffer, Ph.D., M.D., executive vice president and chief clinical officer of Baptist Health South Florida, added, “We are pleased to have Dr. McGinn join Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute in this leadership capacity to continue his groundbreaking work and further advance the Institute’s worldwide leadership position in the delivery of cardiovascular care.”

An accomplished educator, Dr. McGinn has trained hundreds of surgeons from around the world in minimally invasive cardiothoracic surgical techniques. His clinical and research efforts have generated hundreds of presentations at scientific symposiums and publications in peer-reviewed medical journals and books. He has been recognized by the American Heart Association for excellence in medicine and received the Samuel L. Koontz Award for Clinical Excellence. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Chest Physicians and the American College of Surgeons and a member of numerous professional societies.

Dr. McGinn earned his medical degree at the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He completed an internship and residency in general surgery at SUNY Downstate, serving as chief resident. He also served as chief resident during a cardiothoracic surgery residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, Surgical Critical Care.

Dr. McGinn enjoys boating with his family and is an avid football fan. He has performed 1,500 MICS CABG cases.

About Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute is the largest and most comprehensive cardiovascular facility in the region. The team of multilingual, multidisciplinary specialists pioneered the development of minimally invasive techniques used to treat aneurysms, blockages in veins and arteries and holes in the heart. The Institute leverages the power of Baptist Health’s combined resources of experts, pioneering research, compassionate caregivers and leading-edge treatments and technology.

Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, more than 23,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/Newsroom and connect with us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.

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Empower Field At Mile High To Host Soccer Match Between Mexico And Colombia On Saturday, May 30

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International soccer powerhouse teams, Mexico and Colombia, will play a friendly match in Denver, CO on Saturday, May 30, 2020. The event, which will take place at Empower Field at Mile High, is part of the annual Mexican National Team U.S. Tour.

DENVER, March 3, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Empower Field at Mile High will host a matchup between soccer powerhouses Mexico and Colombia on Saturday, May 30, as part of the annual Mexican National Team U.S. Tour, it was announced by Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (FMF) and Soccer United Marketing (SUM) on Tuesday.

International soccer powerhouse teams, Mexico and Colombia, will play a friendly match in Denver, CO on Saturday, May 30, 2020. The event, which will take place at Empower Field at Mile High, is part of the annual Mexican National Team U.S. Tour.

Tickets for the match will go on sale to the general public on Monday via www.MexTour.org and Ticketmaster at 10 a.m. MT.

Both teams are expected to bring their top rosters as they prepare for important international competitions over the summer. Mexico will be playing in June in the semifinal stage of the CONCACAF Nations League, while Colombia will be participating in the CONMEBOL Copa America. 

In 29 matches all-time, Mexico has won 12 games, while Colombia has won 7, with 10 draws between them. The two teams last met in 2012 at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium, with Colombia winning 2-0.

Colombia features some of the top footballers on the planet, including midfielder James Rodriguez of Spain’s Real Madrid and winger Juan Cuadrado of Italy’s Juventus. 

During the last two decades, Denver has hosted the Mexican National Team on several occasions at Empower Field at Mile High and at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Mexico last played in Denver on June 19, 2019, defeating Canada 3-1 at Empower Field in a group stage match of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.   

To pre-register for future tour ticket information, fans are invited to visit www.MexTour.org for the latest information related to the team’s visit to U.S. cities throughout the year, including full tour schedule, on-sale dates, gameday guide and activities, public events and more.  Also, fans can visit the official Mexican National Team U.S. e-store, ShopMNT.com, featuring the latest team gear, including jerseys, hats, team merchandise and more.

Mexican National Team U.S. Tour matches have become one of the most popular events in the sport, with an average of nearly 54,000 fans per game during the 2019 edition. With nearly 90 games played since 2002, the Mexican National Team has been able to use the matches not only to prepare for important competitions like the FIFA World Cup and CONCACAF Gold Cup, but also to reach their fervent fan base across North America.

For a downloadable video clip of Mexico Manager Gerardo “Tata” Martino discussing the game against Colombia, please click HERE (in Spanish).

ABOUT SOCCER UNITED MARKETING
Soccer United Marketing (SUM), the commercial arm of Major League Soccer, has become the preeminent commercial soccer enterprise in North America, overseeing the commercialization, marketing, promotion and operational execution of the region’s most successful soccer entities. SUM holds the exclusive rights to Major League Soccer, the United States Soccer Federation, the Mexican National Team (for the U.S. market), Leagues Cup, Campeones Cup and CONCACAF Properties (Gold Cup™ and CONCACAF Champions League).  In addition, SUM held the promotional and commercial rights to the highly successful 2016 Copa America Centenario.

CONTACT:
SETH MEDVIN
DENVER BRONCOS FOOTBALL CLUB
Seth.Medvin@broncos.nfl.net 
720-391-4033 cell

GABRIEL GABOR
SUM COMMUNICATIONS
gabriel.gabor@MLSsoccer.com
917-364-2755

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Manuel Donato Jimenez Melo And Jessica Jimenez’s New Book Infierno, Gloria, Cristo Y Yo, A Compendium Of Spiritual Poems That Show An Immovable Faith In The Lord

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DENVER, March 4, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The book Infierno, Gloria, Cristo y Yo was created by Manuel Donato Jimenez Melo and Jessica Jimenez. Manuel Donato Jimenez Melo was an advisor to the National Directorate of Community Education, Parents and Family Mothers, Ministry of Education; academic advisor of Globalink Virtual University; director of the Center for Higher Studies Ingenium; motivator and speaker in the professional or spiritual field; and a loving father to Jessica Jimenez.

Manuel Donato Jimenez Melo and Jessica Jimenez said this about their book: “The present selection of poetry is a compendium of the most beautiful firmness of faith, of a transformation and growth in life when we surrender to a God of love and forgiveness, for the author’s own experiences.

In his poetry, my father Manuel D. Jiménez M. is always giving us a call of ‘alert’ in our daily lives but also of ‘hope’ in whom he inspired and was the center of his poetry, as is our Lord Jesus Christ.

I invite you to read with understanding this book, trusting in God that it will be a blessing to your life, as it is for mine.”

Published by Page Publishing, Manuel Donato Jimenez Melo and Jessica Jimenez’s new book Infierno, Gloria, Cristo y Yo will surely inspire readers to reaffirm their faith trust in God as they journey their life and discover their purpose in him.

Consumers who wish to be illuminated with verses that testify to the Lord’s benevolence can purchase Infierno, Gloria, Cristo y Yo 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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Jorge Cornejo’s New Book Desde Niño Soy Un Vencedor: Encendiendo La Chispa, Is A Tale Of Strength, Willpower, And Courage In The Face Of Great Burdens

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ALVIN, Texas, March 4, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The book Desde Niño Soy un Vencedor: Encendiendo la Chispa was created by Jorge Cornejo. Jorge is an author who has triumphed life’s hardships by desiring to achieve higher learning.

Jorge said this about his book: “Since I was a child, I am a victor. I was begotten and trained, just as babies are formed—in the dark, in the solitude, and in the silence, where I took everything from me to give birth and conceive it. In those moments and that stage of my life, I felt like a puppy that I found one day, lost, skinny, without any encouragement, fearful, and restless, without knowing what destiny would hold form me. So instead of cutting my veins and taking the ‘easy’ path and saying I can’t do it anymore, I got up, was inspired, and expressed with my handwriting motivation and hope in the face of despair. And at the end of writing it, I no longer felt like a fearful and ownerless puppy. I got up like a lion—strong and vigorous—and I decided to roar as such on a global scale.”

Published by Page Publishing, Jorge Cornejo’s new book Desde Niño Soy un Vencedor: Encendiendo la Chispa will tell readers the noteworthy character of the author as he grapples the odds and strives to rise above the turmoil, ultimately declaring to the world his fulfillment in life.

Consumers who wish to be inspired in their journey to finding their life’s purpose can purchase Desde Niño Soy un Vencedor: Encendiendo la Chispa 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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Record Truck Deliveries and Strong Car Sales Boost American Honda to February Records and 2020 Gains

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Record truck deliveries and strong car sales boost American Honda to February records and 2020 gains. The Acura RDX helped push Acura trucks to a new February mark, while Honda trucks also set a February best, with record sales of HR-V and Passport. Honda Civic gained 11.5 percent for the month. (PRNewsfoto/American Honda Motor Co., Inc.)

TORRANCE, Calif., March 3, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ —

Record truck deliveries and strong car sales boost American Honda to February records and 2020 gains. The Acura RDX helped push Acura trucks to a new February mark, while Honda trucks also set a February best, with record sales of HR-V and Passport. Honda Civic gained 11.5 percent for the month. (PRNewsfoto/American Honda Motor Co., Inc.)

 

American Honda

Honda

Acura

Total

Cars

Trucks

Total

Cars

Trucks

Total

Cars

Trucks

120,006

52,298

67,708

107,742

48,859

58.883

12,264

3,439

8,825

+4.2%

+2%

+6%

+4.7%

+2.1%

+6%

+0.4%

+0.7%

+0.3%

“These are challenging times for our industry and the world, so it’s gratifying to see our sales grow in February, led by strong demand for Honda light trucks, and Civic sales gains demonstrating once again that cars still matter,” said Steven Center, Vice President, Auto Sales Division, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “We will continue to maintain a disciplined approach to the market, focusing on the strength of our products rather than steep discounts, with the introduction this month of the CR-V Hybrid signaling the continued growth of our electrified vehicle lineup.”

Honda

BRAND REPORT

Sales Highlights

Model Notes

Hot on the heels of record February sales, Honda trucks gained an important new family member on March 1 with the launch of the 2020 CR-V Hybrid—Honda’s first electrified CUV.

  • Honda trucks gained 6.6% for best February sales: CR-V rose 7.5%, HR-V set a new record with sales up 14.4%, Ridgeline climbed 46.8%, Odyssey led its segment; and Passport posted an all-time best February, combining with stablemate Pilot to match Feb. 2019 sales.
  • With sales rising 11.5% in February, Civic showed impressive sales strength in what has been a tough market for cars.
  • Honda’s hybrid sedans—Accord and Insight—both gained in February, with Accord Hybrid up 10.7% and Insight gaining 1.6% for the month.

Honda leads the industry in retail sales to under-35-year-olds over the past decade, with Civic and Accord the #1 and #2 cars, CR-V the #1 CUV and Odyssey the #1 minivan.

 

CR-V is a perennial best seller, the overall #1 CUV in America over the past 23 years, and now adds the all-new CR-V Hybrid.

 

Acura

BRAND REPORT

Sales Highlights

Model Notes

The 1-2 punch of MDX and RDX delivered a February record for Acura trucks, with RDX itself setting a new February mark, while Acura cars led gains for the brand.  

  • February sales of 4,982 units put RDX back in the record books and Acura’s stalwart MDX delivered 3,858 sales—the two combining for a new Acura February truck sales record.
  • ILX led gains for Acura in February, with a 3.4% gain on sales of 1,083 units—it’s best February since 2016.
  • TLX also gained for the month, up 2.2% on sales of 2,263 vehicles.

Every Acura core model offers an A-Spec appearance package, which attract more than twice the under 35 year old buyers as non A-Spec models.

 

More than 99% of all Acuras sold in the U.S. are made in America, with five of the brand’s six models built at the company’s three Ohio auto assembly plants.

 

American Honda Vehicle Sales for February 2020

Month-to-Date

Year-to-Date

February
2020

February
2019

DSR** %
Change

MoM %
Change

February
2020

February
2019

DSR** %
Change

YoY %
Change

American Honda Total

120,006

115,139

-3.8%

4.2%

221,631

221,278

-3.8%

0.2%

Total Car Sales

52,298

51,262

-5.8%

2.0%

94,669

98,663

-7.8%

-4.0%

Total Truck Sales

67,708

63,877

-2.2%

6.0%

126,962

122,615

-0.5%

3.5%

Honda

Total Car Sales

48,859

47,847

-5.7%

2.1%

88,454

92,624

-8.2%

-4.5%

Honda

Total Truck Sales

58,883

55,079

-1.3%

6.9%

111,683

106,677

0.6%

4.7%

Acura

Total Car Sales

3,439

3,415

-7.0%

0.7%

6,215

6,039

-1.1%

2.9%

Acura

Total Truck Sales

8,825

8,798

-7.4%

0.3%

15,279

15,938

-7.9%

-4.1%

* Total Domestic Car Sales

45,759

41,205

2.5%

11.1%

82,837

78,714

1.1%

5.2%

Honda Division

42,404

37,917

3.2%

11.8%

76,769

72,921

1.1%

5.3%

Acura Division

3,355

3,288

-5.8%

2.0%

6,068

5,793

0.6%

4.7%

* Total Domestic Truck Sales

67,511

60,775

2.5%

11.1%

126,530

117,261

3.7%

7.9%

Honda Division

58,686

51,977

4.2%

12.9%

111,251

101,323

5.5%

9.8%

Acura Division

8,825

8,798

-7.4%

0.3%

15,279

15,938

-7.9%

-4.1%

  Total Import Car Sales

6,539

10,057

-40.0%

-35.0%

11,832

19,949

-43.0%

-40.7%

Honda Division

6,455

9,930

-40.0%

-35.0%

11,685

19,703

-43.0%

-40.7%

Acura Division

84

127

-38.9%

-33.9%

147

246

-42.6%

-40.2%

  Total Import Truck Sales

197

3,102

-94.1%

-93.6%

432

5,354

-92.2%

-91.9%

Honda Division

197

3,102

-94.1%

-93.6%

432

5,354

-92.2%

-91.9%

Acura Division

0

0

0.0%

0.0%

0

0

0.0%

0.0%

   MODEL BREAKOUT BY DIVISION

Honda Division Total

107,742

102,926

-3.4%

4.7%

200,137

199,301

-3.5%

0.4%

ACCORD

18,216

20,254

-17.0%

-10.1%

33,315

39,040

-18.0%

-14.7%

CIVIC

25,617

22,979

2.9%

11.5%

45,671

44,532

-1.5%

2.6%

CLARITY

559

1,281

-59.7%

-56.4%

1,034

2,552

-61.1%

-59.5%

CR-Z

1

1

-7.7%

0.0%

1

1

-3.9%

0.0%

FIT

2,853

1,745

50.9%

63.5%

5,387

3,150

64.3%

71.0%

INSIGHT

1,613

1,587

-6.2%

1.6%

3,046

3,349

-12.6%

-9.0%

CR-V

28,268

26,304

-0.8%

7.5%

54,295

55,456

-5.9%

-2.1%

HR-V

8,114

7,093

5.6%

14.4%

15,571

13,067

14.5%

19.2%

ODYSSEY

6,494

6,658

-10.0%

-2.5%

12,116

12,486

-6.8%

-3.0%

PASSPORT

3,109

1,848

55.3%

68.2%

5,955

1,974

189.8%

201.7%

PILOT

9,688

10,990

-18.6%

-11.8%

17,453

19,546

-14.2%

-10.7%

RIDGELINE

3,210

2,186

35.5%

46.8%

6,293

4,148

45.8%

51.7%

Acura Division Total

12,264

12,213

-7.3%

0.4%

21,494

21,977

-6.0%

-2.2%

ILX

1,083

1,047

-4.5%

3.4%

2,018

1,852

4.7%

9.0%

NSX

9

22

-62.2%

-59.1%

18

53

-67.4%

-66.0%

RLX / RL

84

127

-38.9%

-33.9%

147

246

-42.6%

-40.2%

TLX

2,263

2,219

-5.9%

2.0%

4,032

3,888

-0.4%

3.7%

MDX

3,843

3,833

-7.5%

0.3%

6,804

6,801

-3.9%

0.0%

RDX

4,982

4,965

-7.4%

0.3%

8,475

9,137

-10.9%

-7.2%

Selling Days

26

24

51

49

**** Electrified Vehicles

4,078

4,534

-17.0%

-10.1%

7,388

9,146

-22.4%

-19.2%

*    Honda and Acura vehicles are made of domestic & global sourced parts

**   Daily Selling Rate

**** Electrified Vehicles equal: Total sales of Hybrid (FHEV & PHEV), EVs (BEV) and Fuel Cell Vehicles (FCV) from the Honda and Acura brands.

 

Honda February 2020 Sales

 

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Texas housing market continued to break records in 2019

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AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — For the fifth consecutive year, the Texas housing market broke records in terms of the number of homes sold and median price, according to the 2019 Texas Real Estate Year in Review report released today by Texas Realtors.

“There is no doubt that the Texas housing market continues to shine, as detailed in this report boasting sustained demand and price appreciation,” said Cindi Bulla, 2020 chairman of Texas Realtors. “However, two of every three homes being sold are now more than $200,000, which puts homeownership out of reach for many Texans. This continued challenge is a top priority of Texas Realtors, as affordability needs to be addressed before it becomes a crisis.”

Home sales across the state increased 4% in 2019, with 357,238 homes sold. This is a smaller increase than the 4.4% increase in 2018.

Median home price increased 3.2% from the prior year to $240,000. Price class distribution showed that the largest percentage of homes sold across the state (33.1%) fell in the $200,000$299,000 price range.

Jim Gaines, Ph.D., chief economist with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, explained, “2019 was another record-breaking year in Texas real estate. We saw the rates of increase for median price and sales volume normalize. The national housing market is predicted to be one of the strongest parts of the economy this year, and in Texas we’re expecting another record-breaking year as home construction picks up and interest rates remain low.”

Housing inventory across the state decreased 0.1 months to 3.1 months of inventory in 2019. According to the Real Estate Center, a market balanced between supply and demand has between 6.0 and 6.5 months of inventory.

Homes spent an average of 59 days on the market, one day more than 2018. Active listings statewide increased 5.8% from 2018 to 2019.

Chairman Bulla concluded, “Texas Realtors are partnering with cities, counties, state legislators and private entities to address supply solutions and identify homeownership opportunities for Texas consumers in price ranges affordable to our primary labor force.”

About the Texas Real Estate Year in Review Report
Data for the Texas Real Estate Year in Review Report is provided by the Data Relevance Project, a partnership among local REALTOR® associations, their MLSs, and Texas REALTORS®, with analysis by the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. The report provides annual real estate sales data from a statewide perspective and for 25 metropolitan statistical areas in Texas. To view the report in its entirety, visit TexasRealEstate.com.

About Texas REALTORS®
With more than 135,000 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:
Morgan Moritz
mmoritz@piercom.com
512-448-4950

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CMC Honors Nestlé with the 2020 Marketer of the Year Award

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AHAA: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing is rebranding as Culture Marketing Council: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing, which will continue to elevate the quality and effectiveness of U.S. marketing by harnessing the power of cultural expertise and impact to drive business results. (PRNewsfoto/AHAA: The Voice of Hispanic Mar)

FAIRFAX, Va., March 3, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The Culture Marketing Council: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing (CMC) announced today that Nestlé USA is the winner of the 2020 CMC Marketer of the Year Award. Nestlé joins a prestigious short list of elite brands that have received the award, including AARP, Ford, McDonald’s, Sprint, State Farm, Toyota and Walmart. Alicia Enciso, CMO, Nestlé USA will accept the award and will discuss Nestlé’s efforts and commitment to their multicultural audience at CMC’s 2020 Annual Summit. The session will take place on Wednesday, April 29 at the Westin Times Square in New York City.

AHAA: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing is rebranding as Culture Marketing Council: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing, which will continue to elevate the quality and effectiveness of U.S. marketing by harnessing the power of cultural expertise and impact to drive business results. (PRNewsfoto/AHAA: The Voice of Hispanic Mar)

“This recognition by the Culture Marketing Council is an incredible honor, and representative of our hard work and dedication for the last decade,” said Enciso. “Prioritizing our multicultural audience is incredibly important to ensure that we are inclusive and that we positively impact the community and the growing majority.”

To be considered for this prestigious award, companies had to demonstrate a top-down commitment to multicultural marketing and significant spending commensurate with the opportunity in marketing efforts targeting Hispanics. Nestlé has been committed to advertising to the multicultural market since 2010, with product categories more than doubling with Hispanic audiences.

“We are living in a time where brands are being forced to step up and appeal to an entirely new audience, and Nestlé is ahead of the game,” said CMC Chair Gonzalo Del Fa, president of GroupM Multicultural. “In the last year, and throughout the last decade, Nestlé has taken the time and creativity necessary to become a frontrunner in the Hispanic market across its multiple brand portfolios.”

  • Abuelita, one of the most traditional brands from Nestlé’s portfolio, has been able to reach millennials beyond expectations, connecting with multigenerational households and younger consumers. The brand has created very appealing content to bicultural Hispanics utilizing digital media to present the brand in very relevant contexts, winning awards for its digital activations and recently partnering with Ximena Sariñana.
  • Coffee-mate (CM) is the market leader in creamers and currently has more penetration with Hispanics than with non-Hispanics.
  • Outshine introduced all-natural fruit bars “paletas” that successfully compete with traditional Hispanic brands. Nestlé created partnerships with relevant brands like Tajin and utilized Univision’s DR talent Argelia to establish a strong bond with this target. The brand now has higher awareness, consideration, and trial with Hispanics than with “general market” consumers.
  • Hispanics represent twice the growth rate for Hot Pockets.
  • For more than five years in a row, Nescafé Clásico has increased market share and continues to develop the soluble coffee business. Nestlé created and maintains a partnership with superstar Ricky Martin that has brought a fresh outlook for the brand and category, doubling its market share.
  • NIDO continued its compound annual growth and has created a new segment in the milk nutrition category for toddlers.
  • Over 50 percent of Nesquik’s growth comes from Hispanic sales

Nestlé’s 360 approach also extends beyond brand-specific efforts and into their corporate offices. They encourage employees to keep cultural values alive through sharing recipes on blog posts to connect with consumers in celebrating key holidays like Three Kings Day, Día de los Muertos, Mother’s Day and more. Additionally, Nestlé has made it a priority to recruit employees of all backgrounds, with nearly half of Nestlé MBA candidates coming from diverse backgrounds, including Hispanics.

Taking place April 27-29 at the Westin Times Square in New York City, the CMC Annual Summit is the premier Multicultural Marketing Conference featuring dynamic and interactive sessions with notable newsmakers, C-suite leaders and top trendsetters in the industry. This year, the summit will focus on the rise of the multicultural majority with thought-provoking content to arm a new generation of culture creators with proven strategies to make an impact in today’s complex marketplace.

For more information, visit culturemarketingcouncil.org and follow CMC on Facebook and Twitter at @cmchispanic using the conference hashtag #RightNow.

About CMC: Founded in 1996 as the Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies, the Culture Marketing Council: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing is the national trade organization of all marketing, communications and media firms with trusted Hispanic expertise.

Nestlé USA is committed to enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future for individuals and families, for our communities and for the planet. The company’s food and beverage portfolio includes some of the most recognizable brands in the United States including Coffee mate, DiGiorno and Nestlé Toll House as well as category disruptors such as Sweet Earth, and are in nearly every home in the country. With Nescafé, Nestlé Starbucks Coffee and Chameleon Cold Brew, Nestlé USA also boasts the largest coffee portfolio in the U.S. Nestlé USA is part of Nestlé S.A. in Vevey, Switzerland — the world’s largest food and beverage company, which has been named among “The World’s Most Admired Food Companies” by Fortune magazine for twenty-three consecutive years.  For product news and information, visit Nestleusa.com or Facebook.com/NestleUSA.

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