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.
The 2017 Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report Unveiled as Drivers Approach July Fourth, the Deadliest Day on the Road
The 13th annual Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report, released June 27, names Kansas City, Kan., the city with America’s safest drivers. Based on Allstate claims data, the company unveiled the report to encourage safe-driving habits, especially with the approaching Fourth of July holiday, the perennial deadliest day on the road for U.S. drivers, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Amtrak announced that it has named Richard Anderson, a 25-year veteran of the aviation industry, as its next president and chief executive officer. Anderson, former chief executive officer of both Delta and Northwest Airlines, will begin his role on July 12. To ensure a smooth transition, Anderson will serve in a co-CEO capacity with current CEO Wick Moorman through Dec. 31, 2017, at which time Moorman will become an advisor to the company. Moorman joined Amtrak in September 2016 as a transitional CEO tasked with improving the company’s operations, streamlining the organizational structure, and helping recruit his successor.
In the most crave-able matrimonial experience to ever hit Las Vegas, Taco Bell on June 26 unveiled that beginning Aug. 7, fans everywhere can tie the knot Taco Bell-style at the brand’s flagship Las Vegas Cantina restaurant. On June 25, Taco Bell hosted its inaugural wedding for the winners of the previously announced Love and Tacos Contest, in which couples across America entered to win an all-expense paid trip to wed at the Las Vegas Cantina. Following more than 150 entries and nearly 17,000 votes, happy couple Dan Ryckert and Bianca Monda won the contest, and they celebrated the wedding of their Doritos Locos Taco-filled dreams.
The nation’s population has a distinctly older age profile than it did 16 years ago, according to new U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released on June 22. New detailed estimates show the nation’s median age — the age where half of the population is younger and the other half older — rose from 35.3 years on April 1, 2000, to 37.9 years on July 1, 2016.
Ben & Jerry’s fans look forward to this time of year with hopeful anticipation and visions of a sweet, too-fleeting season. No, it’s not summer—it’s National Ice Cream Month, celebrated every year in July. This year, ice cream aficionados have new and flavorful ways to get the most of their favorite holiday month. Here’s a look at 2017’s ice cream highlights.
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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.