On PR Newswire: Cancelled Flights, Low Wages, Deep Space Habitats
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.
Westfield World Trade Center To Officially Open August 16th
Destined to become one of the world’s most visited retail destinations and a landmark instantly identifiable in Lower Manhattan and New York City, Westfield will celebrate the grand opening of its World Trade Center location on Tuesday, Aug. 16, with a majority of retail stores opening for the first time at noon that day. Within the Santiago Calatrava designed Oculus and spanning the equivalent of nine city blocks, the center will be the home to more than 100 global brands showcasing the very best New York has to offer — all in one landmark setting. “The World Trade Center is a symbol of hope, opportunity, progress, and perseverance,” said William Hecht, Westfield’s Chief Operating Officer in the United States. See the full release for more specifics.
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Delta Offers Compensation for Customers Affected by Systemwide Outage
Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will provide $200 in travel vouchers to all customers who experienced a delay of greater than three hours or a cancelled flight as a result of this week’s systemwide outage. The vouchers are available for travel on all Delta and Delta Connection-operated flights. “We know that travelers value our commitment to excellent operational performance, and today we did not deliver on that commitment,” said Gil West, Delta’s Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “We want our customers to know we are thoroughly investigating the matter and that we are truly sorry.” See the full release to learn more about the outage.
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Two Thirds of Minimum Wage Workers Can’t Make Ends Meet, CareerBuilder Survey Finds
Three-quarters of Americans (75 percent) are living paycheck-to-paycheck to make ends meet, according to a survey from CareerBuilder. Thirty-eight percent of employees said they sometimes live paycheck-to-paycheck, 15 percent said they usually do and 23 percent said they always do. While making ends meet is a struggle for many post-recession, those with minimum wage jobs continue to be hit the hardest. Of workers who currently have a minimum wage job or have held one in the past, 66 percent said they couldn’t make ends meet and 50 percent said they had to work more than one job to make it work. See the full release to learn more about the survey results.
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NASA Selects Six Companies to Develop Prototypes, Concepts for Deep Space Habitats
NASA has selected six U.S. companies to help advance the Journey to Mars by developing ground prototypes and concepts for deep space habitats.Through the public-private partnerships enabled by the Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships-2 (NextSTEP-2) Broad Agency Announcement, Appendix A, NASA and industry partners will expand commercial development of space in low-Earth orbit while also improving deep space exploration capabilities to support more extensive human spaceflight missions. See the full release for more on who’s involved in the Journey to Mars.
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Winona Ryder Steps Out for NYLON’s Biggest Issue of the Year
NYLON‘s annual September fashion issue, featuring actress, model, and fashion icon Winona Ryder, hits newsstands in two weeks. Ryder waxes poetic on her new role in the Netflix sci-fi thriller Stranger Things and reflects on over 20 years in the spotlight and her Hollywood career. The issue also features the annual, highly anticipated Beauty Hit List and a look at the upcoming TV slate for fall. See the full release to select highlights from Ryder’s interview and to learn more about the September issue.
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