On PR Newswire: Top Baby Names, Best Restaurants, Sportsperson of the Year
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.
BabyCenter released on Nov. 30 the results of its renowned Baby Names Survey and the much anticipated Top 100 Names of 2016. Jackson held on as the top boys’ name for the fourth year, and Sophia leads the girls for the seventh year in a row. See the full release to see what are the other most popular names of the year.
Carrier on Nov. 30 released the following statement regarding its deal to keep 1,000 jobs in the United States: “Carrier has had very productive conversations in recent days with President-elect Trump and Vice President-elect Pence. We have negotiated an agreement with the incoming administration that we believe benefits our workers, the state of Indiana and our company. We are announcing today that Carrier will continue to manufacture gas furnaces in Indianapolis, in addition to retaining engineering and headquarters staff, preserving more than 1,000 jobs.” See the full release to learn more about Carrier’s plans.
Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated today announced that Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James is the 2016 Sportsperson of the Year. In a year full of stirring and historic performances across all sports, James was transcendent, rallying the Cavaliers from a 3-1 deficit against the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals to deliver the city of Cleveland’s first championship in a major sport since 1964. James, who has now won three NBA titles, was named Finals MVP for the third time in his career. More important to fans in Cleveland, he delivered on the promise he made when he returned to the Cavaliers as a free agent in 2014: to bring the franchise in his home state its first NBA crown. James will be honored at the Sportsperson of the Year event at Barclays Center, in Brooklyn on December 12. See the full release for more on James and the Sportsperson of the Year award.
As we reflect back another year of sublime dining, OpenTable on Dec. 1 unveiled the 100 Best Restaurants in America for 2016. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 10 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 24,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. See the full release to find out if your favorite restaurant made the list.
The future of TV is NOW. On Nov. 30, AT&T said it begins offering 3 video streaming services – DIRECTV NOW, FreeVIEW and Fullscreen. It’s your favorite TV networks and made-for-digital video content delivered with more choice and flexibility than ever. This is rules-free TV for anyone in the U.S. who wants to stream shows and movies anytime, anywhere. For the more than 20 million U.S. households who have dropped cable or are flirting with cutting the cord, the company is now delivering video over a technology platform that will have multiple product capabilities, the first of which AT&T unveiled on Nov. 28. See the full release to learn more about the services offered by AT&T.
If you want to buy that special someone the gifts included in the holiday classic “The 12 Days of Christmas,” they will only cost 0.7% more than last year, according to the 33rd annual economic analysis by PNC Financial Services Group. The small price rise in the PNC Christmas Price Index reflects slow economic growth, and wage inflation caused an increase in some holiday entertainment options. PNC’s whimsical economic analysis calculated the price tag for the Christmas Price Index at $34,363.49, just $232.50 or 0.7% more than last year’s cost and less than the government’s Consumer Price Index, which has increased 1.6% over the past 12 months. See the full release to learn more about the cost of lords a’ leaping and ladies dancing.
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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.