On PR Newswire: Tobacco Use Linked to 40 Percent of Cancers, Motor Trend Reveals Winners, Barneys New York Launches Holiday
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.
Having been swept into the highest office in the land on Nov. 8, President-Elect Donald Trump reached another pinnacle of achievement today (Nov. 16), when it was announced by the editors of Esquire that he had been elected to the prestigious, hard-won title of “Dubious Man of the Year.” “It was a crowded field,” said Jay Fielden, editor-in-chief of Esquire. “But very early in the running the rest of the year’s bad hombres – blue-haired prevaricator Ryan Lochte; greedy extortionist Martin Shkreli; and all those creepy clowns hanging around schoolyards with hockey sticks – fell away and it was clear who was going to be the winner whichever way the presidency went. Not since Richard Nixon became the annual patron saint of these awards in 1963 have we seen such a worthy and unanimous winner. We congratulate President-Elect Donald J. Trump, his family and his entire team on this historic effort, which almost transcends last week’s, in our opinion.” See the full release to learn more about Esquire’s Dubious Achievement Awards.
Forty percent of cancers diagnosed in the U.S. may have a link to tobacco use, according to this month’s Vital Signs Report. Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of cancer and cancer deaths. It causes more than lung cancer — based on current evidence, it can cause cancers of the mouth and throat, voice box, esophagus, stomach, kidney, pancreas, liver, bladder, cervix, colon and rectum, and a type of leukemia (acute myeloid leukemia). Each year between 2009 and 2013, about 660,000 people in the U.S. were diagnosed with and about 343,000 people died from, a cancer related to tobacco use, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Three in 10 cancer deaths were due to cigarette smoking, but progress has been made. Since 1990, about 1.3 million tobacco-related cancer deaths have been avoided. See the full release to find out more about the CDC’s report.
Motor Trend announced on Nov. 15 the Motor Trend Awards winners of the Golden Calipers for Car of the Year, Truck of the Year, SUV of the Year, and Person of the Year during a red carpet ceremony. An audience of industry executives and celebrity guests celebrated the winners at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The awards show was streamed live on the Motor Trend OnDemand SVOD service, YouTube, and the Motor Trend website. An OnDemand replay is available, which features award content, including complete details on the contenders, finalists, and winners, and a replay of the event broadcast. See the full release to see all the winners.
United Airlines presented to its investors on Nov. 15 plans for long-term earnings growth through a number of strategic initiatives across the airline. These initiatives include improving network connectivity and revenue management, broadening product segmentation and introducing additional customer enhancements. Along with maintaining disciplined cost control, this strategy is expected to generate $4.8 billion in earnings improvement by 2020. See the full release to learn more about United’s plans.
Barneys New York, the luxury specialty retailer, announces the launch of its 2016 holiday: Love Peace Joy Project. In the world’s current climate of chaos and divisiveness, Barneys New York brings back the ever-needed presence of Love, Peace and Joy at a time when it is most necessary. Celebrated artists partnered with the retailer to create inventive interpretations of Love, Peace, and Joy, themes that continue to bring people together, especially during the holidays. The artists, who represent a wide range of styles and ideals, include visual and performance artist Nick Cave; contemporary artist Rob Pruitt; artist collective Studio Job; mixed media artist Ebony G. Patterson; and Trey Parker and Matt Stone of Comedy Central’s South Park. See the full release to learn more about the project.
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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.