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DICK'S Sporting Goods Foundation Pledges USD 500,000 To Support Local Little League Baseball And Softball Programs
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., Aug. 17, 2017 : The DICK'S Sporting Goods Foundation's Sports Matter program today announced a five-year, USD 500,000 commitment to Little League Baseball and Softball, in support of its local districts and leagues across the country. Read Full Story

ChargePoint Expands U.S. Presence, Marking Continued Growth for Largest Electric Vehicle Charging Network
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 17, 2017 : ChargePoint, Inc., the world's largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network, today built on its industry leadership and commitment to EV drivers by expanding its service and support operations with a new office in Scottsdale. Read Full Story

World Music Group Gives Themselves A Name In America
LONG BEACH, Calif., Aug. 17, 2017 : Contemporary Tibetan musicians, Yungdrung Gyal and Wangmo, debut their new album, "The Voice of Nature- Tshang Yang Gya Tsho", inviting listeners on the spiritual journey they took while creating their music. Read Full Story

AllSportsMarket Sponsors Food for the Soul With Clipper Darrell and Lamar Odom
HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 17, 2017 : In a time where our country has divided itself in so many ways, people are still making an effort to show that people are still united. Regardless of race, there are people that are supporting each other in an effort to progress and not regress as humans. Read Full Story

Saint Louis Zoo Receives Leadership Gift From Centene Charitable Foundation For New Grizzly Bear Exhibit
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 17, 2017 : Today, the Saint Louis Zoo announced a leadership gift from Centene Charitable Foundation to name Centene Grizzly Ridge, which is set to open at the Zoo on Sept. 15, 2017. Read Full Story

Family Research Council's Tony Perkins Calls for Day of Prayer for America's Healing
WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2017 : Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement calling the nation to prayer and reconciliation as the national divide grows deeper: Read Full Story

Goodacre wins second annual Rawlings Gold Glove Award for Softball
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 17, 2017 : Rawlings Sporting Goods Company Inc., a subsidiary of Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL), announced the second annual Rawlings Gold Glove Award for Softball was awarded to Chelsea Goodacre. Goodacre is a catcher on the USSSA Pride, based in Viera, Fla. Read Full Story

New Jersey SEEDS Congratulates Scholars and Young Scholars Graduates
NEWARK, N.J., Aug. 17, 2017 : On Saturday, August 5, New Jersey SEEDS celebrated the graduation of 113 students enrolled in its Scholars and Young Scholars Programs. For 25 years, SEEDS has provided educational access for motivated, high-achieving students from low-income families across the state. Read Full Story

As A Capstone To His Heralded Career, Renowned American Photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen Unveils His Legacy Reserve Collection
OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 17, 2017 : Thomas D. Mangelsen is hailed as one of the foremost American nature photographers of the last 50 years, often earning comparisons to the great Ansel Adams. Read Full Story

BBVA Compass to bring pro basketball game to Birmingham, will present Houston Rockets preseason game in '18
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 17, 2017 : BBVA Compass brand ambassador James Harden of the Houston Rockets landed in Birmingham Thursday to help make a surprise announcement at Parker High School: The bank will bring a preseason game to Birmingham, between the Rockets and an as-yet-unnamed team in 2018, for the first time in more than a decade. Read Full Story

Raleigh-Durham Airport Taps Proterra To Deliver North Carolina's First Electric Airport Passenger Bus Fleet
BURLINGAME, Calif., Aug. 17, 2017 : Today Proterra, the leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, announced that the Raleigh-Durham Airport (RDU) Authority has approved the purchase of four Proterra Catalyst E2 zero-emissions battery-electric transit buses and related charging infrastructure. Read Full Story

Park Springs Health Services Opens Georgia's First, Fully Executed Household Model In Continuing Care Retirement Living
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga., Aug. 17, 2017 : Isakson Living announces the opening of Park Springs Health Services (PSHS), featuring Georgia's first-ever, built-to-suit household model. Starting in August, the full-service healthcare facility will launch the nation's first "Dementia Care Matters (DCM) Butterfly Household Model of Care". Read Full Story

Trumps' adviser Bannon dubs white nationalists 'clowns', 'losers'
Washington D.C. [United States], Aug 17 : White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon has termed the white nationalists who, rallied in Charlottesville as 'clowns' and 'losers'. Read Full Story

Girl Scouts Works with the SETI Institute to Skyrocket Girls' Interest in STEM
NEW YORK, Aug. 17, 2017 : Today, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) announced new details about a five-year program called Reaching for the Stars: NASA Science for Girl Scouts. Funded by NASA's Science Mission Directorate and led by the SETI Institute, the program offers more girls opportunities to explore careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through new Space Science badges. Read Full Story

Princess Cruises Ships Present Unique Viewing For Great American Eclipse on August 21
SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Aug. 17, 2017 : For the first time in 99 years, a total eclipse of the sun will pass over the continental United States on August 21, and Princess Cruises guests sailing on six cruise ships in Alaska will be invited to special viewing parties as part of the cruise line's exclusive Stargazing with Discovery at Sea program. Read Full Story

Cypress Truck Lines, Inc. Sustains Significant ROI and Safety Benefits with SmartDrive Video-Based Safety Program
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 17, 2017 : SmartDrive Systems, a leader in driving performance solutions that reduce collisions and improve fuel efficiency, today announced program results from long-term customer Cypress Truck Lines Inc., a family-owned and operated flatbed carrier based in Florida. Read Full Story

Aramark's New NFL Menus Give Hungry Fans Another Reason To Cheer This Football Season
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 17, 2017 : When it comes to serving hungry NFL fans, there is no team better equipped than Aramark's roster of culinary experts. Providing food and beverage service to more than six million football fans each year, at 10 NFL stadiums, Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) partners with more NFL teams and serves more football fans than any other hospitality company. Read Full Story

Just Introduced The Laptop Lift 90 degree From newPCgadgets, Dual Laptop Stand in Vibrant Colors
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 17, 2017 : newPCgadgets introduces their new Laptop Lift 90°, a laptop organizer, riser and space-saver all-in-one. According to newPCgadgets, "The Laptop Lift 90 is the only laptop stand on the market that offers this unique combination of features." Read Full Story

Red Fire Rises to Top Ten on Amazon Best Seller Lists
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 17, 2017 : Author Wei Yang Chao was a witness to an epic revolution. His memoir Red Fire, Growing Up During the Chinese Cultural Revolution, published in April, has climbed to the top of the Amazon Best Sellers List in history and biography sections, drawing readers into events that displaced millions in China. Read Full Story

Start VR Virtually Transports Viewers to Wondrous Locations With Atlas Obscura VR
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17, 2017 : Sydney, Australia and Los Angeles-based virtual reality (VR) studio Start VR sparks the ultimate wanderlust with the self-paced interactive travel experience Atlas Obscura VR, in collaboration with Atlas Obscura-the definitive guide to the world's hidden wonders. Read Full Story

Get a Jump on the Slopes with Ski Travel Deals from Wyndham Vacation Rentals
PARSIPPANY, N.J., Aug. 17, 2017 : Is the heat of the summer season making you daydream about hitting the snowy slopes? Get a head start on cooling off with up to 30 percent* off rental stays in some of North America's top ski destinations. Read Full Story

Popbar - Handcrafted Frozen Treats on a Stick Opens Its First Location in Phoenix, Arizona
PHOENIX, Aug. 17, 2017 : Popbar, the maker of customizable popGelato, popSorbetto, and YogurtPops, founded in New York City in 2010, has opened its first location in Phoenix, Arizona at Westgate Entertainment District, 6770 N Sunrise Blvd. Read Full Story

U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 Disrupts the Self-Move Industry
PHOENIX, Aug. 17, 2017 : August is moving month. Students are returning to college campuses. Families are relocating as a changing industrial sector produces more jobs in America. Read Full Story

Chef Dan Barber Joins Ad Council and NRDC to Launch Phase Two of Successful Save The Food National Public Service Campaign
NEW YORK, Aug. 17, 2017 : Ad Council and the Natural Resources Defense Council today launched the second phase of their Save The Food national public service campaign, aimed at combatting America's food waste problem from its largest source-consumers. In doing so, they seek to reduce the massive amount of money, water and energy that is wasted along with it. Read Full Story

Mandatory 10-digit dialing begins August 19 in eastern upstate New York's 518 area code
NEW YORK, Aug. 17, 2017 : As part of the upcoming introduction of the new 838 area code in eastern upstate New York, mandatory 10-digit dialing will begin on August 19 for all customers with the existing 518 area code. Read Full Story

Bud Light Kicks Off 2017 NFL Season With Newly Designed Team Packaging
NEW YORK, Aug. 17, 2017 : Just in time for the return of the NFL season, Bud Light, announced today that it will continue its tradition of NFL team-themed packaging. This season, America's favorite light lager will be available in both cans and aluminum bottles specifically designed to help football fans celebrate their favorite team. Read Full Story

Hyundai Hope On Wheels Presents Arkansas Children's With USD 50,000 Hyundai Impact Award To Support Pediatric Cancer Research
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Aug. 17, 2017 : On Tuesday, August 15, Hyundai Hope On Wheels presented Arkansas Children's with a USD 50,000 Hyundai Impact Award. Read Full Story

Turn a USD 5k Investment into One of the Fastest Growing Software Companies on the Inc. 5000? 'No Problem,' Said Three Entrepreneurs in Their 20s
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 17, 2017 : As with every year, the release of the Inc. 5000 list reveals hidden gems in a number of business verticals. One outstanding example is a company which was recognized as 20th fastest growing software business. Read Full Story

Animojis run wild to protect animals around the world
BOSTON, Aug. 17, 2017 : Mobile technology and conservation join forces to save animals in a new partnership. IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) and Bare Tree Media have teamed up to educate the public on animal rescue and wildlife conservation issues through mobile messaging conversations and photo sharing. Read Full Story

Moose Toys Innovates Classic Car Play With The Hit Launch Of Shopkins Cutie Cars
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17, 2017 : Disruption is a key driver for the team at Moose Toys, and the recent launch of Shopkins Cutie Cars is testament to how the company continues to bring innovation to the toy industry. Shopkins Cutie Cars have created a new segment in the girls' aisle introducing die cast vehicles packed with personality! Read Full Story

Baked by Melissa Giving Away 100,000 Cupcakes to Spread Love and Positivity
NEW YORK, Aug. 17, 2017 : Baked by Melissa, the New York City-based bakery famous for its bite-size cupcakes and treats, is on a mission to #SideWithLove. In an effort to spread love and positivity throughout the nation, the company will be giving away 100,000 cupcakes at bakedbymelissa.com on August 17, 2017. Read Full Story

How to Photograph the Eclipse: Nikon's Top 10 Tips and Instructional Videos
MELVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 17, 2017 : The Great American Eclipse arrives August 21st, and Nikon wants to help everyone capture the best image of what's likely to be the most photographed event of the year. Nikon has prepared a list of tips and videos which apply to all of America, not just those in the line of totality. Read Full Story

JCP and L Customers Can Save USD 10,000 off the Price of an All-Electric Nissan LEAF with Special Rebate Offer
MORRISTOWN, N.J., Aug. 17, 2017 : Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP and L) customers can save USD 10,000 off the price of a 2017 all-electric Nissan LEAF - simply by showing their electric bill and a copy of the official program flyer to a participating Nissan dealership. Read Full Story

European Quality Garnacha/Grenache: The New Hit Grape from the Old World
NEW YORK, Aug. 17, 2017 : Garnacha Origen Association and Wines of Roussillon (Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins du Roussillon) are thrilled to announce their alliance in launching "Garnacha/Grenache: The New Hit Grape from the Old World," a three-year European Union co-funded campaign to raise awareness of European quality Garnacha/Grenache wines in the USA and Canada. Read Full Story

'You Are Loved' - Alpaca Rainbow Collection
MILLBROOK, N.Y., Aug. 17, 2017 : 2017 has proven to be a year in which community, love and tolerance are of highest importance to promoting world peace. Read Full Story

Georgia Power to highlight impact of solar eclipse on solar generation during Facebook Live event August 21
ATLANTA, Aug. 17, 2017 : Millions of Georgians are anticipating the first significant solar eclipse to cross the state in more than 30 years and, to illustrate the real-time nature of solar generation, the company invites energy fans to tune in to a special Facebook Live event at Facebook.com/GeorgiaPower on August 21. Read Full Story

Dickey's Barbecue Pit Offers North Carolinians a Delicious and Convenient Barbecue Option
CARY, N.C., Aug. 17, 2017 : Dickey's Barbecue Pit plans to open their newest North Carolina location this Fall in Cary, NC behind the lead of new Owner/Operator, William DeArmey. A long-time North Carolina resident and former Dickey's Barbecue Pit employee, DeArmey and his family are looking forward to bringing a delicious barbecue option to their community. Read Full Story

Topgolf Brings the Horsepower: Topgolf Crush Coming to Circuit of The Americas Legendary Turn 1
AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 17, 2017 : Racing fans can experience a new kind of competition during the 2017 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX: Topgolf Crush. From Oct. 18-22, sports fans, golfers and non-golfers alike can enjoy food, drinks and music - all while crushing golf balls alongside the legendary Turn 1 of Circuit of The Americas (COTA) racetrack into giant targets. Read Full Story

Chicago Radio Drives Real Results for Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Chevy Dealers
CHICAGO, Aug. 17, 2017 : More than 40 Chicagoland radio stations will simultaneously air a 60-second interview with John Alfirevich, Dealer Operator of Apple Chevrolet and President of the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Chevy Dealers Association discussing how radio is a strong and proven channel for advertisers. Read Full Story

BARTON Expands Line of Watch Bands, Further Addressing USD 100 Billion Global Wrist Watch Market
AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 17, 2017 : BARTON Watch Bands, a leading brand of interchangeable watch bands, has rounded out its product line with the addition of Canvas Quick Release watch straps. As with all of BARTON's straps, the new bands fit thousands of watches and can be swapped in and out easily without any tools. Read Full Story

Pumpkins, Squash and Gourds, Oh My! Autumn at the Arboretum Fall Festival Returns with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz theme
DALLAS, Aug. 17, 2017 : Thousands of pumpkins, gourds and squash are sprouting in the Texas Panhandle this summer, soon making their way to Dallas for Autumn at the Arboretum, a national fall festival made possible by Rogers-O'Brien Construction. Read Full Story

Carrier Donates More Than 500 Air Conditioning and Heating Systems to Habitat for Humanity
ATLANTA, Aug. 17, 2017 : This summer, homeowners across the United States will beat the heat with the help of Carrier ductless home comfort systems and Habitat for Humanity. Carrier has donated more than 500 systems to Habitat and they will be installed in homes throughout the country to provide cooling when it's hot and heating when it's cold. Read Full Story

Naughty America brings back Phone Sex with a twist!
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 17, 2017 : Adult Entertainment Company Naughty America has just released it's take on the classic phone sex hotline similar to the 1-900 numbers of the past but with modern innovation. Read Full Story

Group Pushing for Enhanced Roadway Safety Expands
WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2017 : Just a month after its founding, the Coalition for Future Mobility has announced the addition of new members - the American Highway Users Alliance (AHUA), the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and the Automotive Service Association (ASA). Read Full Story

Luxury Auction Approaches for Waterfront Home Within FL Community Ranked as One of Nation's Most Exclusive by Forbes Magazine
BOCA RATON, Fla., Aug. 17, 2017 : Luxury real estate auction firm Platinum Luxury Auctions is preparing for the upcoming auction sale of a contemporary waterfront estate located within the Sanctuary of Boca Raton, a gated residential community in Boca Raton, Florida. Read Full Story

PepsiCo Gamifies Beverages And Snacks This NFL Season With They Win, You Score
PLANO, Texas, Aug. 17, 2017 : This NFL season, PepsiCo is offering fans a weekly game where they can win epic rewards and prizes, including Super Bowl tickets - all at the touch of their fingertips. Read Full Story

Trump labels Graham's remarks on Charlottesville violence a 'disgusting lie'
Washington D.C. [United States], Aug 17 : United States President Donald Trump has critisised fellow Republican and South Carolina Senator Lindsay Graham's remarks about Saturday's deadly violence in Charlottesville as a "disgusting lie". Read Full Story

Silver Dollar City Announces ~ Time Traveler ~ World's Fastest, Steepest and Tallest Spinning Coaster
BRANSON, Mo., Aug. 16, 2017 : Following months of speculation and extreme interest radiating within the amusement industry and from coaster enthusiasts around the globe, Silver Dollar City announces the World's Fastest, Steepest and Tallest Complete-Circuit Spinning Roller Coaster with the spring 2018 debut of Time Traveler. Read Full Story

Inc. Magazine Unveils 36th Annual List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies -- the Inc. 5000
NEW YORK, Aug. 16, 2017 : Inc. magazine today ranked Eff Creative Group, LLC. NO. 403 on its 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. Read Full Story

American Family Care Named to the Inc. 5000 List for the Fourth Time
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 16, 2017 : For the fourth time, American Family Care (AFC) has earned a spot on the prestigious Inc. 5000 list - an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest growing private companies. Read Full Story

Ford City Mall Invites Community to Help 'Stuff the Bus' with Supplies for Local Schools
CHICAGO, Aug. 16, 2017 : Ford City Mall is transforming the space next to Kids Foot Locker into a school bus and inviting shoppers to "Stuff the Bus" with much needed supplies for local kids in need. The "bus" will be in operation from Friday, August 25 through Sunday, September 10, 2017, from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. daily. Read Full Story

True Wild Botanics: Skin Care Powered by Plant Nerds
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Aug. 16, 2017 : When a gardener and a landscape architect become obsessed with the healing properties of plants, the result is True Wild Botanics. Nisreen Azar and Scott Ward have taken their wide scope of horticultural experience to create a skin and body care line that celebrates the healing properties of nature and tells a story about native landscapes. Read Full Story

The Only Dive Coaster on the West Coast to debut at Knott's Berry Farm in 2018
BUENA PARK, Calif., Aug. 16, 2017 : Knott's Berry Farm will welcome HangTime, a brand new steel rollercoaster - and the only dive coaster on the West Coast - to the theme park in the 2018 summer season. HangTime will tower 150 feet over the Boardwalk area, showcasing gravity-defying inversions, mid-air suspensions and twisting dive tracks. Read Full Story

World Humanitarian Day: A Call To End Violence Against Civilians And Aid Workers
NEW YORK, Aug. 17, 2017 : Action Against Hunger joins the international humanitarian community on August 19, 2017, in paying tribute to humanitarian personnel around the world who put themselves at risk to save lives and alleviate the suffering of people affected by disaster and conflict. Read Full Story

Mattel Debuts New Adult Game -- Escape Room In A Box
El Segundo, Calif., Aug. 17, 2017 : Mattel today announced the launch of a new adult strategy game, Escape Room in A Box: The Werewolf Experiment at Gen Con 2017. In 2016, 13.4 million people in the US alone participated in Escape Rooms inspiring this new game which gives players one-hour to solve puzzles, crack codes and find hidden clues to thwart a mad scientist's plot. Read Full Story

Kids' Food Trends - Pork Triumphs Over Chicken and Mexican Tops the List in HelloFresh Survey
NEW YORK, Aug. 17, 2017 : HelloFresh, one of the world's leading meal kit delivery companies, has released the results of a new survey on the latest food trends among families in the United States. Read Full Story

USANA Breaks GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Title at 25th Anniversary Event
SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 17, 2017 : USANA is proud to announce it officially broke the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for Largest gathering of people dressed as scientists on August 16 in conjunction with the company's 25th anniversary celebration at its annual International Convention in Salt Lake City. Read Full Story

Chic and boutique, The Anndore House set to open November 2017 and now taking reservations
TORONTO, Aug. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - Centrally located in Bloor-Yorkville at 15 Charles St. E., The Anndore House is Toronto's new living room: a space as diverse, creative and exciting as the city it calls home. Read Full Story

Three of the Rarest Wonder Woman Comic Books of all Time to be Sold on eBay
SAN JOSE, California, Aug. 17, 2017 : Today, three of the rarest Wonder Woman comic books of all time will be sold on eBay beginning August 17 at 5pm PDT - Wonder Woman #1 CGC 9.0, Sensational Comics #1 CGC 9.6 and All-Star Comics #8 CGC 9.4. Read Full Story

4th Annual SOURCE360 Festival and Conference Reaches New Heights
NEW YORK, Aug. 17, 2017 : The 4th Annual SOURCE360 Festival and Conference was held August 10 - 14 in Brooklyn, N.Y. The multi-faceted 2017 confab presented memorable performances and panels including cannabis, policing, technology, the state of hip-hop, visual media and more. Read Full Story

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