Did You See That Press Release? Doomsday Advances, Travel Sites Merge, Angels Go Swimming
With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire for Journalists. Here are some of this week’s most newsworthy releases you might have missed.
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It Is 3 Minutes to Midnight – Climate Change and Nuclear Tensions Push Doomsday Clock Hands Forward
On Jan. 22, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Science and Security Board moved the minute hand of its historic Doomsday Clock forward two minutes. Warning that “the probability of global catastrophe is very high” unless quick action is taken, the board cited unchecked climate change and global nuclear weapons modernization as the basis for this decision.
The shift of the Doomsday Clock hands to three minutes to midnight is the first such adjustment to be made in three years. The board also outlined action steps that will need to be taken “very soon” in order to avert catastrophe. See the full release to learn more.
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Sabre and Expedia Announce Expedia’s Acquisition of Travelocity
Expedia Inc. and Sabre Corp. announced on Jan. 23 that Expedia Inc. has acquired Travelocity from Sabre Corp. for $280 million in cash.
The acquisition follows the 2013 strategic marketing agreement between Expedia Inc. and Travelocity under which Expedia has powered the technology platforms for Travelocity’s US and Canadian websites along with providing Travelocity access to Expedia, Inc.’s supply and customer service program. See the full release to learn more about the deal.
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NHL, NHLPA Partner With GoPro to Deliver Hockey Fans Unique Perspectives of the Game
The National Hockey League (NHL) and National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) announced on Jan. 23 a North American partnership with GoPro, the maker of the world’s most versatile camera and enabler of some of today’s most immersive and engaging content. The agreement is GoPro’s first with a major professional sports league.
As part of this unprecedented partnership, the NHL will use GoPro’s innovative equipment and expertise to deliver hockey fans never-before-seen perspectives of the game in high-definition video content. See the full release to learn more.
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Home Price Gains Continue to Slow, According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices
S&P Dow Jones Indices released on Jan. 27 the latest results for the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices. Data released for Nov. 2014 shows a continued slowdown in home prices nationwide, but with price increases in nine cities.
More than 27 years of history for this data series is available and can be accessed in full by going to homeprice.spdji.com. See the full release to learn more.
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The Sexiest Swim Show of the Year, “THE VICTORIA’S SECRET SWIM SPECIAL,” Premieres Thursday, Feb. 26, on the CBS Television Network
For the first time on network television, viewers will get a glimpse into Victoria’s Secret’s sexiest swim show of the year, THE VICTORIA’S SECRET SWIM SPECIAL, Thursday, Feb. 26 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.
This new special follows the Angels as they land in Puerto Rico to shoot the swimwear campaign. With exclusive access to the models as they tackle jungle treks, underwater shoots and overcome personal fears, the special gives unique insight into their character and life stories.
Joining them on the island to perform exclusively will be Grammy Award-winning artists Maroon 5 and Juanes. See the full release to learn more.
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Larry Grady is online content manager at PR Newswire for Journalists. He has worked in business media for nearly 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine.