On PR Newswire: Hawking Launches Hunt for Aliens, President Bush on #ADA25, and Baltimore’s 1000-Foot Water Slide
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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Historic Vehicle Association Embarks On Road Trip Century Celebration Tour From Detroit To San Francisco
The Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) is celebrating America’s Road Trip Century by following Edsel Ford’s epic 1915 journey from Detroit to San Francisco. The HVA will be driving a 1915 Ford Model T that is similar to the car Edsel Ford drove. The event incorporates the centennial celebrations of the Ford Estate at Fair Lane and Panama-Pacific International Exposition which are the historic departure and destination points for Edsel Ford’s trip. See the full release to learn how to follow the road trip.
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Yuri Milner and Stephen Hawking Announce $100 Million Breakthrough Initiatives to Dramatically Accelerate Search for Intelligent Life in the Universe
Yuri Milner was joined at The Royal Society on Monday by Stephen Hawking, Martin Rees, Frank Drake, Geoff Marcy, Pete Worden and Ann Druyan to announce the unprecedented $100 million global Breakthrough Initiatives to reinvigorate the search for life in the universe. The 10-year, multi-disciplinary search effort will harness the world’s largest telescopes to mine data from the nearest million stars, Milky Way and 100 galaxies. See the full release to learn more about the two initiatives.
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President George H.W. Bush Calls Americans With Disabilities Act One Of His ‘Proudest Achievements’ In New Video Commemorating The 25th Anniversary Of The ADA
In anticipation of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26, the National Organization on Disability (NOD) released a new video featuring a rare and recent interview with President George H.W. Bush, who signed the ADA into law in July 1990. For 25 years, the ADA has removed barriers and empowered people, promoting equality for Americans with disabilities. In the video, hosted by NOD Chairman Tom Ridge, the first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, President Bush, NOD’s Honorary Chairman, calls the ADA among his ‘proudest achievements’ as President of the United States. See the full release to watch the video.
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Queen: The Studio Collection Special Edition Vinyl Box Set For Release September 25
Queen on Vinyl: This is how listeners first heard the now legendary Queen in the 1970’s when vinyl was the predominant format for recorded music. This September, Queen will hit the crest of an already massive wave – a world-wide renaissance of vinyl and record players – with the ultimate set of vinyl LPs, the complete collection of Queen studio albums, re-mastered to the highest standards of quality in both audio and artwork. Queen: The Studio Collection, an 18 disc theme-colored vinyl LP collection will be released September 25, according to the band and their label Universal Music (Hollywood Records in the U.S.) See the full release to learn more about the box set.
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1,000-FT Water Slide Comes To Baltimore July 25-26
The citizens of Baltimore will have a chance to experience a unique way of cooling off during the hot summer. A 1,000 Foot slip-n-slide that’s over three-and-a-half football fields long will be laid on city streets during the upcoming weekend of July 25th and 26th near Baltimore’s Dolphin Street. The Urban Slide has recently held events this year in other major cities such as Dallas, Houston, Jacksonville, and Denver. The slide is made slippery by a unique water misting system that drastically cuts down on both water consumption and the need for soap. See the release to watch a video of the giant slide in action.
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