A devastating invasive pest with no known natural predators threatens recreational areas, forests, and suburban and urban shade trees. Once a tree is infested, it must be removed, which is why the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated August as Tree Check Month to encourage the public to look for signs of a devastating invasive pest, the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB). The USDA is asking for help spreading the word about how the public can help save trees with a PSA TV spot, radio scripts, and print advertisements.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7277051-usda-august-tree-check-month-asian-longhorned-beetle-invasive-pest-psa/
Volvo Cars’ all-new XC90 – which will be revealed in August – will offer the most comprehensive and technologically sophisticated standard safety package available in the automotive industry. The new technologies will take the company a significant step closer to its vision that no one will be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car by 2020.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/71400582-all-new-volvo-XC90-safest-car
The National Mining Association (NMA) called on policymakers to reject an ill-conceived administration proposal that would jeopardize America’s electric grid and threaten the economic well-being of consumers and businesses. Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed aggressive guidelines for regulating greenhouse gas emissions from existing coal-based power plants that generate 40 percent of the nation’s electricity and which will raise the cost of electricity for all Americans, according to NMA.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7221751-national-mining-association-affordable-reliable-electricity/
Did you use the plywood from your hurricane shutters to build a tree house or use your garage door brace to hold up the bird feeder? If so there’s a good chance your home may not be hurricane ready.
Being properly prepared is paramount during hurricane season. To learn more about how to protect yourself and your property, visit State Farm Learning Center. It can make a big difference to your safety, security and survival. Is your property hurricane ready?
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/65822-state-farm-severe-weather-disaster-preparedness/
LoJack Corporation (NASDAQ: LOJN), a provider of vehicle theft recovery and advanced fleet management solutions, today announced the debut of its new video series, “LoDown with LoJack,” reviewing the knowledge and distinctive culture of the company’s Law Enforcement Liaison team.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/7225151-lodown-with-lojack-law-enforcement-auto-theft-expertise
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
The Chevrolet Equinox and its twin, the GMC Terrain, are the only midsize SUVs out of nine evaluated to earn a good rating in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s small overlap front crash test, which continues to challenge manufacturers more than a year and a half after its introduction.
The Equinox and the Terrain qualify for the Institute’s highest award for 2014, TOP SAFETY PICK+. The Toyota Highlander, a midsize SUV whose acceptable small overlap rating was announced in December, also qualifies. The award is given to vehicles with a good or acceptable small overlap rating, good ratings in four other occupant protection tests, and a rating of basic or higher for front crash prevention.
Three other midsize SUVs in the test group rate poor for small overlap protection, and three are marginal.
Apple® and Samsung® smartphones transform from tech tools to fashion accessories with the latest innovation from OtterBox®, the No. 1-selling smartphone case in the United States.* Artful style and premium protection collide with Symmetry Series™, now available for the iPhone® 5/5s, iPhone 5c and GALAXY S® 4.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/66065-otterbox-symmetry-series-flashes-fashion-for-apple-samsung-phones
The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Women, a collaboration of Vital Voices Global Partnership, the Avon Foundation for Women and the U.S. Department of State, today presented a new initiative to address gender-based violence: the Gender-Based Violence Emergency Response and Protection Initiative.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/7137251-avon-foundation-for-women-vital-voices-global-partnership-with-fergie
Eurazeo announces its partnership with Desigual to accompany the growth of the brand. Eurazeo will subscribe to a €285 million capital increase and receive 10% of the share capital of the group owned by its founder, Thomas Meyer. This agreement grants Eurazeo governance and investment protection rights, reflecting the true partnership forged between the parties.
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Only 1 minicar out of 11 tested achieves an acceptable rating in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's small overlap front crash test, making these tiny vehicles the worst performing group of any evaluated so far.
The Chevrolet Spark's acceptable rating in the test, along with good ratings in the Institute's four other crashworthiness evaluations, earns the new minicar a 2014 TOP SAFETY PICK award. The Spark was among the initial award winners announced in December. The new small overlap test results for the rest of the minicar group mean that no other models in this size category join the Spark in the winner's circle yet.
Twenty-two vehicles earn the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's highest safety award for 2014, TOP SAFETY PICK+, thanks to a high level of protection in crashes and the availability of front crash prevention technology to avoid many collisions in the first place. An additional 17 earn TOP SAFETY PICK by meeting the crashworthiness criteria alone.
IIHS is using new criteria for the awards this year. TOP SAFETY PICK requires good performance in the Institute's moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests and, for the first time, good or acceptable performance in the small overlap front test introduced in 2012. The same level of performance in those tests, along with at least a basic rating for front crash prevention, is required for the higher accolade, TOP SAFETY PICK+.