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Duke Energy Florida announces 99 percent of customers' power restored in 21 counties; provides revised restoration times for remainder
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 20, 2017 : Tonight, more than 99 percent of Irma-related outages will be restored in the following counties: Bay, Brevard, Columbia, Dixie, Flagler, Franklin, Gilchrist, Gulf, Hamilton, Hillsborough, Jefferson, Lafayette, Leon, Madison, Orange (excluding the northern Orange and Lake County border), Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Suwannee, Taylor and Wakulla. We will continue to work on isolated and scattered outages until all customers are restored. Read Full Story

57pc of Medicare Plan Members Unsure if Plan Offers Telemedicine, Another 31pc Say it is Not Offered, HealthMine Survey
DALLAS, Sept. 20, 2017 : In the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, many seniors have more limited access to their doctors and medical facilities. This has heightened the importance of digital communications and telemedicine to help guide patients in need. Read Full Story

Powermat Wireless Charging Fully Compatible with new Apple iPhone Series
SAN FRANCISCO, September 18, 2017 : With the news that the new iPhone series will support inductive wireless charging, Powermat is excited to announce that consumers will be able to seamlessly charge Apple's newest smartphones on Powermat Charging Spots located around the world. Read Full Story

CHOP Autism Expert Honored with Prestigious Award during 2017 AAP Conference
CHICAGO, Sept. 20, 2017 : Susan E. Levy, MD, MPH, Director of the Autism Integrated Care Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), is this year's recipient of the Arnold J. Capute Award, given by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The award was presented to her on Sept. 16 at the AAP Conference in Chicago. Read Full Story

Austin Fun Club Helps New Mom Who Lost Everything In Hurricane Harvey
HOUSTON, Sept. 17, 2017 : Like many people affected by Hurricane Harvey, Ashley Sullivan and her family lost everything. Unlike most others, however, Ashley was nine months pregnant. Read Full Story

Nation's Top Technicians Vie for Coveted Title at TMC Skills Competitions
ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 20, 2017 : Today, American Trucking Associations' Technology and Maintenance Council opened up the 13th annual National Technician Skills Competitions at the Marriott Orlando World Center. Read Full Story

California Legislature Approves Landmark Regulatory and Consumer Protection Framework for PACE Financing
SAN DIEGO and OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 20, 2017 : The most successful energy-efficiency financing program in history just got markedly better as the California Legislature approved a comprehensive consumer protection, underwriting, and regulatory framework for Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) and sent it to Governor Jerry Brown's desk. Read Full Story

IT Cosmetics CEO Calls Out Industry, Calls for Change at CEW Achiever Awards Event
JERSEY CITY, N.J., Sept. 20, 2017 : Jamie Kern Lima, Co-Founder and CEO of IT Cosmetics, calls for change and rallies industry leaders to rethink the images of beauty they put out to the world, while being honored today by Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) with the prestigious Achiever Award at the Hilton Midtown in New York City. Read Full Story

Canada remembers those lost during the Bell Island U-boat attacks
LANCE COVE BEACH, BELL ISLAND, NL, Sept. 16, 2017 : Canadians take pride in their rich history and military heritage and a central responsibility of Veterans Affairs Canada is to pay tribute to the selfless service and contributions of Canada's Veterans, and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Read Full Story

Anti-Racism Demonstrators Offered Free Bail By Nexus Services' National Initiative
RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 20, 2017 : Nexus Services, Inc. is offering bail assistance to anyone joining the anti-racism demonstrations against neo-Nazis, neo-Confederates, and racists that seek to divide Americans rather than unite the United States. Read Full Story

Halloween Horror Nights Opens at Universal Studios Hollywood featuring More Mazes and More Scares than Ever as Southern California's Most Extreme Halloween Event Screams to Life on Select Nights from September 15 - November 4, 2017
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Sept. 20, 2017 : "Halloween Horror Nights" at Universal Studios Hollywood got off to a terrifying start this evening as Hollywood celebrities paraded along the red carpet to celebrate Southern California's most extreme Halloween event. Read Full Story

The Gentle Barn Celebrates 18 Years
SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Sept. 20, 2017 : The Gentle Barn turned 18 and continues to celebrate its mission and message of spreading compassion and hope around the world from its current locations in Santa Clarita, CA, Knoxville, TN and the newest sanctuary set to open September 24, 2017 near St. Louis, MO. Read Full Story

One Hundredth Birthday For Benjamin Franklin Parkway Kicks Off
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 20, 2017 : On Thursday, September 14, Cai Guo-Qiang's Fireflies marked the start of Parkway 100, the centennial of Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Read Full Story

A Giant Gift to California's Animals
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20, 2017 : Following two national disasters leaving hundreds of thousands of frightened, displaced pets, horses, and other living creatures, a gigantic gift promising safer, healthier, and happier lives for millions of animals in California and on the West Coast rolled into Los Angeles today to gasps of awe - and relief - from onlookers. Read Full Story

Cosmetic Executive Women Honors Six Beauty Industry Achievers
NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2017 : Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) today honored six women for their leadership and contributions to the beauty industry. Read Full Story

New Flyer of America Breaks Ground, Announces Vehicle Innovation Center in Alabama
ST. CLOUD, MN, Sept. 20, 2017 : (TSX: NFI) New Flyer of America Inc. ("New Flyer"), the U.S. subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc. (the "Company"), the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, today broke ground on a USD USD 25 million building renovation and expansion project in Anniston, Alabama. Read Full Story

Virtual StrongBox Racks Up Two More Patents for Its Secure Customer Engagement Platform
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 20, 2017 : Virtual StrongBox, Inc. has earned two more patents - its fifth and sixth in just over two years. The patents relate to the Company's consumer engagement platform, which transforms legacy data to speak to the digital consumer while providing end-to-end security and total information privacy for sensitive information. Read Full Story

Virtual StrongBox Racks Up Two More Patents for Its Secure Customer Engagement Platform
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 20, 2017 : Virtual StrongBox, Inc. has earned two more patents - its fifth and sixth in just over two years. The patents relate to the Company's consumer engagement platform, which transforms legacy data to speak to the digital consumer while providing end-to-end security and total information privacy for sensitive information. Read Full Story

Aflac Sponsors National Discussion on Childhood Cancer in Washington DC
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2017 : Aflac, the leading provider of voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the U.S. and a committed corporate ally in the fight against childhood cancer, today sponsored Children and Cancer, a national discussion on childhood cancer along with Atlantic Media at the Newseum in Washington D.C. Read Full Story

New Jersey Girl Scouts Earn Cooking Badge Thanks to Local McDonald's Owner
ISELIN, N.J., Sept. 20, 2017 : Local McDonald's owner and good neighbor, Jessica Quintana, helped scouts from the Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey earn the Simple Meals cooking badge on September 14 at her Newark restaurant. Read Full Story

YinzCam, Seattle Seahawks Introduce Mobile Discount Card For Season Ticket Holders
SEATTLE, Sept. 20, 2017 : Seattle Seahawks season ticket holders will be able to get a discount at the team's Pro Shop at CenturyLink Field this season by showing their new digital discount cards inside the Seahawks' official mobile app, thanks to the help of YinzCam, the mobile app and analytics developer based in Pittsburgh. Read Full Story

Prestige Health Choice Deploys Hurricane Relief Efforts in Collaboration with Feeding Florida
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., Sept. 20, 2017 : Prestige Health Choice, a Medicaid managed care plan serving 55 of Florida's 67 counties, and a joint venture of AmeriHealth Caritas and Florida Blue, is collaborating with Feeding Florida, a statewide association of food banks, in the wake of Hurricane Irma to support Florida families affected by the storm. Read Full Story

The California Milk Processor Board Issues Hot, New Couple Alert: New Love Stories Campaign Illustrates Milk's Essential Leading Role in Falling in Love with Food
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Sept. 20, 2017 : Californians are uniquely passionate about food. Whether it's giving an early rise to the sushi trend with the introduction of the first California roll or putting artichokes and barbecued chicken on traditional Italian pizza, Californians understand how quality ingredients and the pairing of unexpected flavors and textures have the power to raise an ordinary meal to the extraordinary. Read Full Story

Prevagen Extends Josh Bilicki Sponsorship; Celebrates Ten Years of Prevagen at NASCAR Chicagoland 300
MADISON, Wis., Sept. 20, 2017 : Prevagen's sponsorship of Josh Bilicki is extended for the season finale race as he competes in the NASCAR XFINITY Series in Chicago. Prevagen first announced its sponsorship of Bilicki, a native of Richfield, Wisconsin, in August. Read Full Story

Award-Winning Star Claire Foy Set To Play Lisbeth Salander In Sony Pictures' 'The Girl In The Spider's Web'
CULVER CITY, Calif., Sept. 20, 2017 : The coveted role of Lisbeth Salander has been set: Sony Pictures Entertainment has confirmed that the studio has tapped Claire Foy to portray the heroine in The Girl in the Spider's Web. Read Full Story

Security Council approves one-year extension of UN political mission in Libya
NEW YORK, 20 September 2017 : The Security Council today extended for one year the mandate of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), focused on supporting the North African country's political process and key national institutions, as well as coordination of international assistance. Read Full Story

Bill Sponsor, Social Compassion in Legislation, Hopeful Governor Brown Will Sign Historic Animal Welfare Legislation into Law
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 20, 2017 : California Assembly Bill 485, the Pet Rescue and Adoption Act, passed both the California State Senate by a vote of 38 to 0 and the Assembly on concurrence with a vote of 65 to 3 this week. AB 485 was immediately enrolled to Governor Jerry Brown for his consideration. Read Full Story

New Hampshire Doctor Named 2018 Family Physician of the Year
SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 20, 2017 : The American Academy of Family Physicians today awarded its highest honor to Gerard J. Hevern, MD, FAAFP, of Suncook, New Hampshire. Read Full Story

Tsamma Watermelon Juice Announces Continued Partnership with University of Alabama Athletics
KEENES, Ill., Sept. 20, 2017 : Tsamma Watermelon Juice, created by Frey Farms, is keeping the University of Alabama student-athletes hydrated and in top health with a unique partnership this fall. Read Full Story

Legacy Recordings Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Mariah Carey's Butterfly with Release of Commemorative 12 Vinyl Picture Disc on Friday, October 20
NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2017 : Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Mariah Carey's Butterfly with the release of a collector's edition 12" vinyl picture disc--featuring the album's iconic original cover photo and a special note from Mariah to her fans--on Friday, October 20. Read Full Story

John Paul Ataker's Slow Fashion SS18 Collection Featured Karlie Kloss, Taylor Hill at NYFW in Anticipation of First U.S. Store Opening
NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2017 : Designer, Numan Ataker showed the John Paul Ataker Spring/Summer 2018 Collection during his fifth season during New York Fashion Week and today at IMG's Skylight Clarkson Square. Read Full Story

Worlds of Fun Brings New Frightful Features to Midwest's Leading Halloween Event
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 20, 2017 : A new stunning acrobatic show and 6 new dread-inducing secret rooms await guests as Worlds of Fun's 2017 Halloween Haunt returns weekends starting September 16. Read Full Story

Columbia Records To Release Johnny Mathis Sings The Great New American Songbook September 29, 2017
NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2017 : Columbia Records has announced legendary vocalist Johnny Mathis will release his new album, Johnny Mathis Sings The Great New American Songbook on September 29. Read Full Story

Tucker Carr and the Band GMO Offer Their song Flood Waters Rising 2017 Edition to Hurricane Relief Efforts, Donate Proceeds
YORK, Pa., Sept. 20, 2017 : Pennsylvania recording artist Tucker Carr and the band GMO have re-recorded their song "Flood Waters 2017 Edition". Read Full Story

Miami Beach Invites Vacationers Back to the Beach
MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Sept. 20 2017 : Miami Beach is truly like no other place in the world and is open for business, with the beach's iconic hotels, restaurants and attractions operating once again. Read Full Story

Sharon Leite Appointed as Godiva's New Managing Director, North America
NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2017 : Godiva Chocolatier, the global leader in premium chocolate, announced today the appointment of Sharon Leite as its new Managing Director, North America, effective October 2. Read Full Story

Niall Horan's Debut Solo Album, Flicker, Set For Release On October 20 On Capitol Records
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20, 2017 : Niall Horan is set to release his debut solo album, Flicker, on Capitol Records on October 20. Read Full Story

Schwan's Company and the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee Kick Off Football Season with a Feast Inspired by Minnesota Food and Culture
BLOOMINGTON, Minn., Sept. 20, 2017 : To kick off this year's much-anticipated professional football season in the Bold North, Schwan's Company, a founding sponsor of the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee (MNSBHC), hosted a chef-inspired culinary event called "Feast on the Field" last evening, Sept. 14, on the U.S. Bank Stadium field. Read Full Story

Dove Real Beauty Productions and Shonda Rhimes Release Meet Diana, A Film About One Woman's Journey to Rediscovering Beauty in the Face of the Unexpected
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Sept. 20, 2017 : "I'm not interested in hiding it," says Diana Wright, the subject of the latest film from Dove Real Beauty Productions, referring to her prosthesis. Read Full Story

America's Favorite TV Doctors Scrub Up to Join Cigna In Campaign Promoting Preventive Care, Helping to Save Lives
BLOOMFIELD, Conn., Sept. 20, 2017 : Cigna (NYSE: CI) today unveiled its new TV Doctors of America campaign to encourage people to improve their health by going for their annual check-up, knowing their biometric numbers for blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and body mass index (BMI), and taking control of their health. Read Full Story

TechCrunch Premieres Nigel Stanford's Next Mini-Movie Automatica - Robots vs. Music
NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2017: Automatica is the title-track from Stanford's forthcoming Sony Music Masterworks debut album. "Automatica - Robots vs. Music" is a follow up to 2015's viral video, "Cymatics - Science vs. Music" which visualized a brand-new synthesis of music, art and physics. Read Full Story

Liverpool Goes Glam For Spring 2018 With New LVPL Capsule Collection
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20, 2017 : Liverpool, the fast-growing denim and sportswear line, announced today the debut of a new denim capsule collection as part of its upcoming Spring 2018 line. Read Full Story

ActiFresh Toilet from American Standard Proven to Effectively Remove Odor with Touch of a Button
PISCATAWAY, N.J., Sept. 20, 2017 : Designed to remove odor at its source - the toilet bowl - the new ActiFresh toilet technology from American Standard has been proven to eliminate unpleasant odor by filtering it and releasing purified air. There is no need for air fresheners or deodorizers that only mask odor; with the ActiFresh toilet, it can be eliminated altogether. Read Full Story

SimplyFun Game Earns Coveted Teachers' Choice Award
SEATTLE, Sept. 20, 2017 : SimplyFun, LLC, publisher of award-winning educational board games, received a Learning Magazine 2018 Teachers' ChoiceSM Award for the Classroom for its Math and STEM game, Math Medalist. Teachers' Choice Award program was started in 1994 by Learning Magazine. Today, the program is one of the most recognized and prestigious awards in the educational market. Read Full Story

Florida Based BullBag Corporation Rallies Its Multiple Locations and Disaster Division to Respond to Hurricane Irma
POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Sept. 20, 2017 : BullBag Corporation, the originator of The BullBag, "The Reusable Dumpster Bag" prepares its disaster team and employees from three locations to aid in the cleanup of Hurricane Irma across Florida. Read Full Story

Sagamore Hotel Miami Beach Is Back in Business Following Hurricane Irma
MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Sept. 20, 2017 : Located in the heart of South Beach on Collins Avenue, Sagamore Hotel Miami Beach announces full hotel operations are available for reservations including all 93 suites and bungalows as well as its beachfront pool, meeting space, and signature restaurant CANVAS. Read Full Story

Sales Intelligence Startup Vainu Named a Top 100 European Startup, Wins Two Major Startup Awards
NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2017 : September is shaping up to be quite the month for three-year-old SaaS startup Vainu. The company, with European headquarters in Helsinki and a U.S. branch in New York, received major praise from influential tech communities across Europe this month for the company's innovation and growth trajectory. Read Full Story

Lightning Systems and New Eagle Debut Zero Emissions Electric System for Ford Transit Passenger Wagon, Van, Cutaway, Chassis Cab Models
NOVI, Mich., Sept. 20, 2017 : Lightning Systems, developer of efficiency and emissions improvement solutions for fleets across the globe, today announced it will introduce, in partnership with New Eagle, a zero-emissions full electric system for Ford Transit passenger wagon, van, cutaway and chassis cab models. Read Full Story

CMA Member, TX Country Artist Sierra Bernal Drops Much Anticipated Singles, Expected to Change Country Music Landscape
HOUSTON, Sept. 20, 2017 : CMA Member and Texas Country Artist Sierra Bernal is set to quickly make her mark on Country airwaves with the release of THREE singles. Read Full Story

Explore Cuisine Provides Over 3,500 Healthy Meals For Hurricane Harvey Evacuees
RED BANK, N.J., Sept. 20, 2017 : Explore Cuisine, the leading organic, plant-based, and gluten-free pasta option on the market, has partnered with the Southeast Texas Food Bank to provide warm, healthy meals for thousands of people impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Read Full Story

Tools to help you manage your kids' screen time and internet use  NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2017 : Today's parents are over-matched by tech-savvy teens but they can take advantage of new technology to easily manage their kids' internet use.
Restoring balance between the digital world and family life is now easy with a few simple taps on Verizon's newly enhanced FamilyBase app. With added features, the app lets parents establish time and data controls, block access to inappropriate apps and websites, view their child's text and call history and set smart boundaries for their child's online experience. Read Full Story

Preparing Your Home for the Worst During National Emergency Preparedness Month
EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., Sept. 20, 2017 : Gold Medal Service, a BBB A+ rated heating, cooling, plumbing and electrical service company that services more than 125,000 homeowners throughout New Jersey, is reminding homeowners that September is National Emergency Preparedness month. It is important to have your home prepared for emergencies that can occur throughout the Garden State. Read Full Story

CyberHub Summit Welcomes Shark Tank's Robert Herjavec to Cybersecurity Summit November 8-9, 2017, Atlanta, GA
ATLANTA, Sept. 20, 2017 : "CyberHub Summit is an essential conference for C-suite level executives to attend," says Karin Zalcberg, Israeli-born US-based Cybersecurity executive and CEO of CyberHub Summit. Read Full Story

Nutrition Coalition Reacts to National Academies of Medicine Report on Broken Process Behind the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2017 : The Nutrition Coalition applauded a report, released today by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) on the process used to develop the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). Read Full Story

GSMA Announces New Developments in Big Data for Social Good Initiative
New York, United States, Sep 20: At the United Nations General Assembly Week, the GSMA today announced new developments in its Big Data for Social Good initiative, which was launched in February 2017 to leverage mobile operators' big data capabilities in addressing epidemics and humanitarian crises. Read Full Story

New GSMA Report Highlights Mobile Industry Progress in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
New York, United States, Sep 20: At the United Nations General Assembly Week, the GSMA today published the '2017 Mobile Industry Impact Report: Sustainable Development Goals', the second annual study assessing the mobile industry's impact in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Read Full Story

With a Cloud RAN Deployment, Mobile Operators Can See 49pc Savings in Capex and 31pc Annual Savings in Opex, Reveals Mavenir Study
Texas, United States, Sep 20: Mavenir, focused on accelerating software network transformation and redefining network economics for Communications Service Providers, today released the results of a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) model. Read Full Story

Trump slams North Korea, Iran, Venezuela in his debut UNGA speech
New York [U.S.A.], September 19 : The United States President Donald Trump in his first address to the United Nations General Assembly lambasted North Korea, Iran and Venezuela and warned them of severe response to their baleful actions. Read Full Story

U.S. resumes premium processing for some categories of applicants seeking of H-1B visas
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], September 19 : The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on Tuesday resumed premium processing for all H-1B visa petitions, subject to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 cap. Read Full Story

Stars Shine For Remember Me Thursday Global Pet Adoption Awareness Campaign
RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif., Sept. 19, 2017 : This month, Helen Woodward Animal Center will once again unite with animal welfare proponents and organizations worldwide for the 5th Annual Remember Me Thursday. Read Full Story


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