The Ad Council today launched a groundbreaking public service campaign designed to encourage audiences to welcome and support refugees who have recently resettled in the U.S. The campaign aims to raise awareness, dispel misconceptions and connect audiences to EmbraceRefugees.org where they can learn more about the issue and find local resources to assist refugees in their communities. Launching to coincide with World Refugee Day, the integrated effort was developed with creative firm Tongal and its global network of filmmakers, marking the first time in the Ad Council’s 75-year history the organization has created a new campaign through crowdsourcing. The public service ads (PSAs) debuted this morning and will be distributed to media outlets nationwide this week.
“America has a proud legacy of welcoming refugees. In return, they serve their communities and our country -- as teachers and soccer coaches, as nurses and engineers, and as members of our armed forces,” said Heather Higginbottom, Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources. “Refugees are thoroughly checked and we apply the highest security standards, so every community can welcome those who are resettling with open arms, as we would with any new neighbors.”
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The 11th annual Amgen Tour of California presented by AEG entered its second decade as America's most prestigious annual cycling event, welcoming an unsurpassed field of professional teams for the race start in San Diego. One of the most important races on the international calendar, the 8'day event attracts some of the brightest cycling stars in the world to the golden state each May. This year’s field features 11 World Champions, five Olympic medalists and Rio Olympic hopefuls, with more than 30 countries represented.
The 2016 Amgen Tour of California includes 10 UCI WorldTour Teams, the most in race history, as some of the top cyclists in the world face off across nearly 800 miles of California terrain May 15-22, visiting 12 Host Cities from San Diego to Sacramento.
2016 marks the debut of the UCI Women's WorldTour, which brings the highest level of professional women's cycling competition to cities around the world. The four-day Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease Women's Race Empowered with SRAM May 19-22 marks the U.S. debut of the Women’s WorldTour and will showcase some of the best talent in the sport. The peloton will include two-time Olympic champion Kristin Armstrong and eight Rio Olympic hopefuls.
The eight-stage men’s event began Sunday with 18 of the world’s most decorated and esteemed teams competing for one of the sport’s most coveted titles. World Champion and reigning race champion Peter Sagan of Tinkoff roared to victory in a bunch sprint to the finish line in Mission Beach, San Diego, putting him back into the yellow leader jersey he wore at the race’s conclusion last year.
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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® will celebrate its 14th annual FedEx/St. Jude Angels and Stars Gala, by welcoming back model and television personality, as well as co-founder, Daisy Fuentes, for an evening of fine dining and Latin music at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, at the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Miami. The annual event raises funds to help ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
Cuban-born American journalist and one of Time magazine’s “25 Most Influential Hispanics in America,” Cristina Saralegui, will be recognized for her commitment to giving back and educating the Hispanic community. “Being recognized by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a true honor. Lending my voice to matters that touch my heart is what’s it’s all about. These children need our help and they need your help,” said Saralegui.
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OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM) and PR Newswire were joined by the UK’s Investor Relations Society in welcoming senior investor relations professionals to the latest instalment of their successful “No Blank Screens” series. The goal of the breakfast forum was to help educate European companies with global vision about the OTCQX® Best and OTCQB® Venture Marketplaces in the US, and to provide guidance and best practice tips on effectively engaging US investors. The event was held in the historic, Grade II listed One Moorgate Place in central London on 2nd July.
To view the Multimedia News Release, please go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7571051-trans-atlantic-information-flow/
Iceland, known for its welcoming spirit has today launched a unique internet service with a difference; Ask Guðmundur, the world’s first human search engine.
The decidedly Icelandic and truly personable service will see special representatives from each of Iceland’s seven regions offer their insider knowledge to the world via Inspired By Iceland’s social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook and YouTube). Each representative shares the name Guðmundur or Guðmunda, currently one of the most popular forenames in the country with over 4,000 men and women claiming it as their own.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7512351-ask-guomundur-human-search-engine/
Las Vegas will officially launch the first national broadcast commercial of the new “What Happens Here, Stays Here” fall campaign on Monday, Oct. 13, along with an interactive social activation.
The widely popular “What Happens Here, Stays Here” campaign embraces adult freedom and positions Las Vegas as an unassuming and welcoming destination. Every year, millions of visitors seek sanctuary in Las Vegas as the place where everyone is able to be who they want to be.
As the epicenter for office gossip, the water cooler itself is a beacon for revealing the details of an incredible Vegas vacation. In order to maintain the destination’s iconic stance on keeping “What Happens Here” a secret, Las Vegas wants to stop water cooler talk by removing the temptation of water coolers.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/63040-las-vegas-what-happens-here-stays-here/
SLS Las Vegas, the culmination of a years-long, $415 million dollar renovation of the legendary Sahara, opened its doors today welcoming the public back to the North end of the iconic Las Vegas Strip. A fully-integrated, entertainment-driven resort and casino with more than 1,600 guest rooms and suites, SLS Las Vegas features a curated collection of hospitality industry trendsetter sbe’s most beloved brands, refined and reinvigorated for Las Vegas as well as original concepts all set in an atmosphere that’s both dynamic and approachable.
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Supergoop!® announces its partnership with entrepreneur and international tennis sensation Maria Sharapova, welcoming her to the Supergoop! team as a co-owner with Founder and CEO Holly Thaggard. Supergoop! is the first and only multi-functional skincare line in prestige distribution with a foundation in UV protection and 100% dedication to sun safety. This partnership will be a vehicle for Supergoop! to spotlight the brand’s mission to elevate skin cancer awareness alongside the many skincare and beauty benefits attributed to applying UV protection every single day.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/7190451-supergoop-partnership-tennis-maria-sharapova-sun-protection-skincare
Wednesday 26 March 2014, marked exactly six months until the start of one of the world’s largest and most iconic sporting events. Scotland, the Home of Golf, is getting ready to host The 40th Ryder Cup in September 2014, in addition to Welcoming the World in its Year of Homecoming.
Over 250,000 spectators are expected to travel to Gleneagles to enjoy the magnificent tournament set against the backdrop of the rolling Perthshire glens.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/71400510-the-ryder-cup-tees-off-scotland
As part of its mission to help cat owners solve tough litter box odors, Tidy Cats® recently gave one cat owner a once-in-a-lifetime experience: a Littervention. Devoted cat owner Ricci Rivera, together with his cat named Bella of San Tan Valley, AZ, were named the Grand Prize Winner among hundreds of entries to the Tidy Cats® with Glade™ Tough Odor Solutions Littervention Contest. In his entry, Rivera attributed his need for a Littervention due to his home’s open floor plan, which can carry overwhelming litter box odors throughout the house. As the Grand Prize Winner, Rivera received a visit from the Tidy Cats® “Scentsational Littervention” Crew, including cat-loving home and design expert and current co-host of Love it or List it, Too Jillian Harris, who showed him how to neutralize even the toughest litter box odors and how to keep a clean litter box area and welcoming home.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/62803-tidy-cats-jillian-harris-give-one-owner-littervention-of-lifetime
Today the EDF Energy London Eye reached an impressive milestone by welcoming its 50 millionth visitor.
Just over 13 years ago in March 2000, the London Eye opened its doors to the public for the first time and has since welcomed everyone from homeless charities to Royalty and guests of all ages from countries all over the globe, on the 135m high observation wheel.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/62400-EDF-Energy-London-Eye-50-million-milestone
Following another hugely successful year, Facilities Show will celebrate its 15th anniversary by relocating from the NEC Birmingham to ExCeL London in June 2014.
Facilities Show 2013 took place from 14 to 16 May and was a roaring success, welcoming 15,830 attendees (subject to ABC audit) through its doors, an increase of 17.25 percent on 2012, and a fifth consecutive year of double digit attendee growth. Reflecting this success, a 3 percent visitor increase was also seen across the whole of Protection and Management Week, including Safety & Health Expo, IFSEC International & FIREX International.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/61930-facilities-show-2014-london-ExCeL-relocation