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Hailey Clauson, Ashley Graham, and Ronda Rousey are the 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover models; each gracing her own individual cover, which were unveiled during a first-of-its-kind broadcast special on TNT on Feb. 14. The 2016 SI Swimsuit multiplatform launch across print, digital, mobile, and NYC Fan Festivals were set for Monday, Feb. 15. This is the first time SI Swimsuit has produced multiple covers of its Swimsuit edition. On the decision to go with an unprecedented three individual covers, SI Swimsuit Editor MJ Day said, “What defines beauty today? The truth is, times have changed and one size does not fit all. Our position on beauty is well known—healthy, curvy, vivacious and bold. It’s not a size. The three cover models — Hailey Clauson, Ronda Rousey and Ashley Graham — demonstrate that…. So we don’t have just one cover, because beauty doesn’t take just one form.” See the full release to learn more about the women.
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Product of the Year USA, the largest consumer-voted award for product innovation, has announced the 2016 award winners. The winning products are selected through the votes of over 40,000 consumers in a national representative survey each year conducted by research partner TNS, a global leader in consumer research. “Consumers are looking for quick, in-and-out experiences in stores when making their everyday household purchases,” said Rich Fryling, managing director, Product of the Year USA. “The red Product of the Year Award seal lets shoppers know that over 40,000 fellow consumers prefer the winning products over the competition.” See the full release to see the list of award-winning products.
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Barneys New York, the luxury specialty retailer, is pleased to announce the completion of its new downtown flagship. The opening in Chelsea on 7th Avenue between 16th Street and 17th Street marks the return of the store to the same block that the company was founded on in 1923, and where it maintained an iconic presence through the late 1990s. The store will occupy almost an entire city block, giving a new presence to the 7th Avenue streetscape, and offering a unique and timeless luxury shopping experience for downtown customers. See the full release to learn more about the new store.
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Preliminary estimates from the National Safety Council indicate motor vehicle deaths were 8% higher in 2015 than they were in 2014 – the largest year-over-year percent increase in 50 years. The National Safety Council estimates 38,300 people were killed on U.S. roads, and 4.4 million were seriously injured, meaning 2015 likely was the deadliest driving year since 2008. Over the last year at the state level, the National Safety Council estimates Oregon (27%), Georgia (22%), Florida (18%), and South Carolina (16%) all experienced increases in fatalities, while only 13 states showed improvement. Among them, New Mexico (-20%), Kansas (-7%) and New Jersey (-2%) experienced substantial decreases. See the full release to learn more.
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United Airlines on Feb. 17 applauded the historic signing by representatives of the U.S. and Cuban governments of a formal arrangement to reinstitute air service between the two countries. United intends to apply to offer service between some of its global gateways and Havana through the Department of Transportation’s pending route case. Assuming service is approved, United customers will benefit from United’s expanded global route network and new opportunities for leisure and business travel to Cuba. See the full release to see more about United’s plans.
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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.