On PR Newswire: Top 100 Restaurant Hot Spots, Army Laser Breaks Record, The Bachelor Proposes

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.

Open Table

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OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in America

As we look forward to a spring filled with vibrant dining experiences, OpenTable, provider of online restaurant reservations and part of Priceline Group, unveiled the Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in America for 2017. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 10 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 25,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The list includes restaurants with buzzy, engaging ambience, many of which feature interactive dining experiences, live entertainment, and appealing playlists. While American cuisine is quite popular, an international array of fares are present, especially Asian, Brazilian, Italian, Latin, Mexican, and Spanish.

Twitter Announces First-Ever Participation In Digital Content Newfronts, Offering Slate of Digital Video and Original Programming

Twitter, the best place to see what’s happening in the world, announces its participation in the Digital Content Newfronts, with its presentation taking place on May 1, 2017 in New York City. For the first time, Twitter will showcase new original content offerings and live programming spanning entertainment, news, sports and creators to brands and agencies looking to reach young, connected audiences around the globe. “We have made major investments in video over the past few years, and being able to present the breadth, depth and quality of that content at the Newfronts is the ultimate culmination of those efforts,” said Matthew Derella, VP of Global Revenue & Operations at Twitter. “In 2017 and beyond, we are investing further in the video viewing experience, content development and collaborations, and video solutions for advertisers and we are excited to tell that story to the industry.”

Lockheed Martin to Deliver World Record-Setting 60kW Laser to U.S. Army

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Lockheed Martin to Deliver World Record-Setting 60kW Laser to U.S. Army

Lockheed Martin has completed the design, development and demonstration of a 60 kW-class beam combined fiber laser for the U.S. Army. In testing earlier this month, the Lockheed Martin laser produced a single beam of 58 kW, representing a world record for a laser of this type. The Lockheed Martin team met all contractual deliverables for the laser system and is preparing to ship it to the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command in Huntsville, Ala. “We have shown that a powerful directed energy laser is now sufficiently light-weight, low volume and reliable enough to be deployed on tactical vehicles for defensive applications on land, at sea and in the air,” said Robert Afzal, Ph.D., senior fellow for Laser and Sensor Systems.

Bachelor Nick Viall Proposes to Vanessa Grimaldi with a Neil Lane Diamond Ring During the Dramatic Two-Hour Season Finale of ABC’s Hit Romance Reality Series The Bachelor

In the dramatic season finale of The Bachelor, Nick Viall achieved his dream of finding the love of his life when he got down on one knee and proposed to Vanessa Grimaldi, with a gorgeous diamond and platinum engagement ring, from the official jewelry designer of The Bachelor franchise, Neil Lane. The sparkler is set with a round brilliant-cut diamond accented with baguette diamonds and 164 smaller round brilliant-cut diamonds, for a total diamond weight of 3.75 carats. “It’s always exciting to work with these guys to select a ring for the love of their lives, but it was maybe even a little more gratifying this time given Nick’s journey,” said Neil Lane. “He was very thoughtful in selecting the perfect ring and that’s obviously a reflection of the love he has for Vanessa.”

Teen Scientist Researches New Approach to Neurological Damage; Wins Regeneron Science Talent Search 2017

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Teen Scientist Researches New Approach to Neurological Damage; Wins Regeneron Science Talent Search 2017

Society for Science & the Public and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that Indrani Das, 17, of Oradell, New Jersey, won the top award in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition. Forty finalists, including Indrani, were honored tonight at the annual Regeneron Science Talent Search Awards Gala for their research projects demonstrating exceptional scientific and mathematical ability, taking home more than $1.8 million in awards provided by Regeneron. Das won the top award of $250,000 for her study of a possible approach to treating the death of neurons due to brain injury or neurodegenerative disease.

Shriners Hospitals for Children Brings Critically Injured Guatemalan Children to U.S. for Treatment

Shriners Hospitals for Children has admitted seven children in critical condition with burn injuries suffered in the March 8 children’s shelter fire in Guatemala. The children have been transported to the Boston and Galveston Shriners Hospitals pediatric burn centers. Critically burned patients are typically placed in pediatric intensive care units due to the severity of their injuries. Multidisciplinary teams at each location will provide all aspects of burn care, which could include surgery, treatment, rehabilitation and psychological support.

Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Available March 10

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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Now Available

Available as of March 10 wherever music is sold and streamed, the Beauty and the Beast original motion picture soundtrack features a score from eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken along with new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and two-time Academy Award-winner Howard Ashman. Also included are three new songs written by Menken and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice. The story and characters audiences know and love come to life in Disney’s live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, a cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told. Directed by Bill Condon from a screenplay by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos based on the 1991 animated film, Beauty and the Beast stars Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Audra McDonald with Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson. It opens in U.S. theaters on March 17.

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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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