Not all heroes wear capes, and when it comes to fire and carbon monoxide safety, anyone can be a superhero. In honor of Fire Prevention Month this October, First Alert, the most trusted brand in home safety*,is encouraging everyone to be super prepared when it comes to whole home safety. First Alert has been helping protect homes and families since 1958.
“Three of every five home fire deaths result from fires in homes without smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms**,” said Tarsila Wey, director of marketing for First Alert, a leader in residential fire and carbon monoxide (CO) detection devices. “Many of these tragedies could be prevented with proper placement and maintenance of working smoke alarms, as well as prior emergency and escape planning. Through a highly educational and fun campaign with our Super Prepared Family, we aim to help people understand the importance of practicing fire safety and involving their whole families when discussing the topic.”
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In celebration of its 58th anniversary, IHOP® Restaurants and its franchisees will offer guests a short stack of its world-famous Original Buttermilk Pancakes for only 58 cents on July 12 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at participating restaurants*. The promotional anniversary price is actually four cents less than what the pancakes cost in 1958 when brothers Al and Jerry Lapin and partners opened the first International House of Pancakes in Toluca Lake, Calif., a suburb of Los Angeles.
Known for culinary innovation, the traditions that began with the original IHOP Restaurant continue today as the brand and its franchisees welcome in guests, their families and their friends to enjoy signature breakfast foods and more, customizable by order and available any time of the day, every day. Today, the undisputed breakfast leader celebrates almost six decades of being a part of communities around the world, with close to 1,700 restaurants in total and a presence in every U.S. state, the District of Columbia, Mexico, the Philippines, the United Arab Emirates and many other global locations.
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It’s not every day a 75-year-old company re-defines its brand icon. Water treatment leader Culligan International is doing just that with an update to its famous “Hey Culligan Man!” persona. A new website at culligan.com (culligan.ca in Canada) features a new Culligan Man and is loaded with information on water quality and water treatment solutions for homeowners and businesses. The initiatives cap the company’s 75th anniversary year.
Introduced in 1958, “Hey, Culligan Man!” remains one of the most recognized advertising slogans and an important link between customers and the company’s network of over 800 dealers in 90 countries worldwide.
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Michael Jackson Memorial Tribute (1958-2009).
Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 June 25, 2009) was an American recording artist, entertainer, and businessman. The seventh child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene at the age of 11 as a member of The Jackson 5 and began a solo career in 1971 while still a member of the group. Referred to as the "King of Pop" in subsequent years, five of his solo studio albums are among the world's best-selling records: Off the Wall (1979), Thriller (1982), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991) and HIStory (1995).
In the early 1980s, he became a dominant figure in popular music and the first African-American entertainer to amass a strong crossover following on MTV. The popularity of his music videos airing on MTV, such as "Beat It", "Billie Jean" and Thrillerï¿½credited for transforming the music video into an art form and a promotional toolï¿½helped bring the relatively new channel to fame. Videos such as "Black or White" and "Scream" made Jackson an enduring staple on MTV in the 1990s. With stage performances and music videos, Jackson popularized a number of physically complicated dance techniques, such as the robot and the moonwalk. His distinctive musical sound and vocal style influenced many hip hop, pop and contemporary R&B artists.
One of the few artists to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, his other achievements include multiple Guinness World Recordsï¿½including one for "Most Successful Entertainer of All Time"ï¿½13 Grammy Awards, 13 number one singles in his solo careerï¿½more than any other male artist in the Hot 100 eraï¿½and the sales of over 750 million albums worldwide. Cited as one of the world's most famous men, Jackson's highly publicized personal life, coupled with his successful career, made him a part of popular culture for almost four decades.
On the morning of June 25, 2009, Jackson reportedly collapsed at a home he was renting in west Los Angeles. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to a 911 call at 12:21 pm local (Pacific) time and arrived at 12:30 pm. Jackson was reportedly not breathing and CPR was quickly performed. He fell into a coma and died shortly after being rushed to UCLA Medical Center. The cause of death is reported to be cardiac arrest. Jackson was pronounced dead at about 2:26 pm local time.