On PR Newswire: Zika Spreads, Lunar Travel Expands, Top Cop Changes Jobs

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. Members of the media can register for PR Newswire for Journalists at prnmedia.prnewswire.com.  Customize your profile to get the news releases you want before they make headlines. It’s free and takes only a few moments to sign up.

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Twitter Announces Plans for Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Twitter unveiled its plans for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games this week, highlighted by a dedicated section in Moments that will feature content and stories unfolding during the Games. Twitter also announced the launch of more than 200 hashtag-triggered Twitter emojis.”Twitter’s activation of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will bring fans around the world together to see what’s happening with the teams before, during and after the top athletes compete for glory,” said Leslie Berland, CMO of Twitter. “Twitter, Vine and Periscope will offer fans inside access, commentary, highlights and conversation throughout the Games and as the action unfolds.” See the full release for more details.

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CDC Issues Travel Guidance Related to Miami Neighborhood with Active Zika Spread

On Aug. 1 the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) said that new assessments of mosquito populations and test results this past weekend by Florida public health officials, as part of a community survey in the Miami neighborhood where several Zika infections were recently confirmed, have found persistent mosquito populations and additional Zika infections in the same area. This information suggests that there is a risk of continued active transmission of Zika virus in that area. As a result, CDC and Florida are issuing travel, testing, and other recommendations for people who traveled to or lived in the Florida-designated areas on or after June 15, the earliest known date that one of the people could have been infected with Zika. See the full release to learn more about the spread of Zika.

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U.S. Government Approves Plan for Moon Express to Become First Private Company to Venture Beyond Earth’s Orbit

The U.S. government has made a historic ruling to allow the first private enterprise, Moon Express Inc. (MoonEx), permission to travel beyond Earth’s orbit and land on the Moon in 2017. This breakthrough U.S. policy decision provides authorization to Moon Express for a maiden flight of its robotic spacecraft onto the Moon’s surface, beginning a new era of ongoing commercial lunar exploration and discovery, unlocking the immense potential of the Moon’s valuable resources. See the full release to learn more about MoonEx.

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New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton to Join Teneo

Teneo Holdings, the global CEO advisory firm, announced on Aug. 2 that New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton will join the firm as senior managing director and executive chairman of Teneo Risk. Teneo Risk is a new division of the firm focused on advising clients on key risk identification, prevention, and response. Bratton will join Teneo in September, following his retirement from the New York City Police Department. Teneo Risk is a natural extension of Teneo’s business model, which now includes over 550 employees, across 12 different operating divisions, providing services that integrate the disciplines of strategic communications, investment banking, management consulting, geopolitical intelligence, talent development, digital analytics, corporate governance, government affairs, and corporate restructuring. See the full release to see more about Bratton and his new role at Teneo.

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NICB’s Hot Wheels: America’s 10 Most Stolen Vehicles

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) released on Aug. 1 its annual Hot Wheels report which identifies the 10 most stolen vehicles in the U.S. The report examines vehicle theft data submitted by law enforcement to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and determines the vehicle make, model, and model year most reported stolen in 2015. See the full release and watch a video to learn about the “hottest” cars in the country.

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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.

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