Despite a dramatic increase in participation over the last decade, a new household survey commissioned by the Afterschool Alliance finds a significant gap between the demand and supply of afterschool programs. The 2014 edition of America After 3PM, which includes responses from 30,000 U.S. families, finds that for every child enrolled in an afterschool program, there are two more who are not and whose parents would enroll their child, if a program were available.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7335451-afterschool-alliance-survey-finds-unmet-demand-for-afterschool-programs/
The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, has collaborated with the Department of Homeland Security to launch a new PSA campaign in October to educate the American public in conjunction with National Cyber Security Awareness Month. An extension of the national cybersecurity education and awareness effort, STOP. THINK. CONNECT., the new PSAs provide helpful advice about being more vigilant and practicing safe online habits.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7312051-stop-think-connect-online-safety-psa-s/
Published on Jun 24, 2014
Twenty years after the elemental conflict that nearly tore apart the cosmos in The Saga of Seven Suns, a new threat emerges from the darkness. The human race must set aside its own inner conflicts to rebuild their alliance with the Ildiran Empire for the survival of the galaxy. In Kevin J. Anderson’s The Dark Between the Stars, galactic empires clash, elemental beings devastate whole planetary systems, and factions of humanity are pitted against each other. Heroes rise and enemies make their last stands in the climax of an epic tale seven years in the making. Find out more at http://us.macmillan.com/thedarkbetweenthestars/KevinAnderson Scifi
At Blue Bunny, we make more than just ice cream. We set the stage for great stories to unfold and laughter to be shared. We help bring smiles to those who sometimes need it most.
Blue Bunny is continuing its cause alliance with Make-A-Wish in 2014 to help make more wishes come true. Since the start of the relationship in 2013, Blue Bunny has helped Make-A-Wish grant more than 100 wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7188851-blue-bunny-ice-cream-make-a-wish/
Volvo Car Group today announced that the all new Volvo XC90 will offer Apple CarPlay, the smarter, safer, more fun way to use iPhone in the car.
Volvo drivers simply connect their iPhone in the car with the Lightning connector and Volvo’s on-board touch screen display allows them to intuitively access the iPhone apps they want to use in the car, such as Phone, Maps, Music and Messages, all seamlessly integrated and instantly available.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/65022-volvo-and-apple-forge-global-alliance
For the first time ever, Mr. Clean is stepping up to help in the massive New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) and Times Square Alliance cleanup of Times Square following the world’s biggest New Year’s Eve celebration. Each year, the DSNY completes the heavy clean-up of Times Square in record time. This year, Mr. Clean will provide the finishing sparkle to Duffy Square’s famous Red Steps with Mr. Clean® Liquid Muscle™, a new multi-purpose concentrated cleaning gel that delivers 2.5x more power in every drop.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/63294-mr-clean-liquid-muscle
Shell today pledged an additional $6 million to the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, which aims to save lives and protect the environment through the use of improved cookstoves and fuels. This follows $6 million of Shell funding announced in 2010, and the secondment of a Shell employee to the Alliance. Shell is the single largest private-sector contributor to the Alliance.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/63456-shell-supports-global-alliance-clean-cookstove
Flooding is the nation’s costliest and deadliest natural disaster with hurricane flooding topping the list. On October 29, 2012, Superstorm Sandy caused 72 U.S. deaths and $60 billion in damage, including more than $6.7 billion in flood insurance claims. As the most active part of hurricane season begins and the threat of flooding increases, the National Hurricane Center and Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® offer these five steps to take before floods strike.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/62832-national-hurricane-center-and-flash-flood-preparedness-hurricane-season
The USPSTF today issued a draft recommendation giving its second highest approval rating for CT screening for lung cancer for those at high risk, a move that if approved in final form, will trigger Medicare and insurance coverage and bring about a dramatic drop in the leading cause of cancer deaths.
Today, LCA also launched its Risk Navigator tool – www.AtRiskForLungCancer.org. Additionally, it expanded the hours of its support line – (800) 298-2436 – operating 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST. LCA will also launch a national educational advertising campaign in September to encourage the public to know their risk for lung cancer.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/62719-lung-cancer-alliance-uspstf-recommends-ct-screening-for-lung-cancer
The Renault-Nissan Alliance has sold its 100,000th zero-emission car.
Electric cars from Renault and Nissan have driven approximately 841 million zero-emission kilometers – enough to circle the earth more than 20,000 times. Together, they represent 53 million liters of oil saved and 124 million kg of CO2 that have not been emitted.
“The age of the mainstream zero-emission vehicle is here,” said Renault-Nissan Alliance Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn. “We expect demand to keep growing as the charging infrastructure develops – and we remain 100% committed to zero-emission technology for the long term.”
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/62389-renault-nissan-sells-zero-emission-car
Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., have signed a unique three-way agreement to accelerate the commercialization of fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) technology.
The goal of the collaboration is to jointly develop a common fuel cell electric vehicle system while reducing investment costs associated with the engineering of the technology. Each company will invest equally towards the project. The strategy to maximize design commonality, leverage volume and derive efficiencies through economies of scale will help to launch the world’s first affordable, mass-market FCEVs as early as 2017.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/58680-renault-nissan-daimler-ford-partnership
The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® encourages families in the Northwest to understand their unique winter flood risk and prepare now to protect property and possessions from flood damage.
Floods are a year-round hazard, and the risks do not end when cold weather begins. Heavy seasonal rains and snowmelt often lead to flooding during the winter months. Even areas that receive less snow and rain this winter season might experience drought-like conditions that ultimately can lead to flash flooding when it does rain.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/59559-federal-alliance-for-safe-homes-flash-winter-weather-flood-risk