On PR Newswire: 2018 Gerber Baby is First with Down Syndrome, Wynn Resorts CEO Steps Down, Super Bowl LII by the Numbers
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.
On Feb. 7, Gerber announced a sweet new edition to the Gerber family with the results of its eighth annual Gerber Baby Photo Search. Baby Lucas from Dalton, Ga. won the judges over with his glowing and giggly smile and was chosen among more than 140,000 entries. As the Grand Prize winner, Lucas’ family will receive $50,000; he will be given the coveted title of 2018 Gerber Spokesbaby; and he will take a front seat on Gerber’s social media channels throughout the year. “Lucas’ winning smile and joyful expression won our hearts this year, and we are all thrilled to name him our 2018 Spokesbaby,” said Bill Partyka, President and CEO, Gerber. “Every year, we choose the baby who best exemplifies Gerber’s longstanding heritage of recognizing that every baby is a Gerber baby, and this year, Lucas is the perfect fit.”
Wynn Resorts released the following statement on Feb. 6 regarding Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn: the board of directors of Wynn Resorts reluctantly announced today that it accepted the resignation of Steve Wynn as CEO and chairman of the board of directors. The board has appointed Matt Maddox, currently president of the company, as its CEO, and Boone Wayson as non-executive chairman of the board of directors, effective immediately.
INRIX Inc. on Feb. 6 published its annual Global Traffic Scorecard. INRIX analyzed 1,360 cities – up by nearly 300 cities from the 2016 Scorecard – across 38 countries. Based on the findings, the U.S. ranked as the most congested developed country in the world, with drivers spending an average of 41 hours a year in traffic during peak hours, which cost drivers nearly $305 billion in 2017, an average of $1,445 per driver. The U.S. had three of the top five most congested cities globally, with Los Angeles (first), New York (tied for second with Moscow) and San Francisco (fifth) costing an economic drain upwards of $2.5 billion caused by traffic.
Starting Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-27, Walt Disney World Resort will launch an incredible summer for 2018 with guests being immersed in their favorite Disney films, entering the worlds of their beloved characters and experiencing exciting new attractions and entertainment.
Super Bowl LII by the Numbers: More Than 1 Million People Attend Super Bowl Festivities in Twin Cities
More than 1 million people, including Minnesotans and visitors from across the globe, came to Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon on Nicollet Mall during 10 days of festivities leading up to Super Bowl LII. 1.4 million people visited Mall of America, the site of the NFL Fan Gallery, during the same 10-day stretch. The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee compiled these statistics and others that highlight the energy and activity in the Twin Cities as a result of Minnesota’s opportunity to host Super Bowl LII.
In a historic forensic reconstruction project, Travel Channel is revealing the face of King Tut’s mother for the first time. The groundbreaking endeavor will be featured in a two-part special of the network’s hit series Expedition Unknown with Josh Gates, airing on Wednesday, Feb. 7 and Feb. 14 at 9 p.m. EST/PST. The extraordinary sculpture provides an accurate depiction of her appearance in life and bolsters the theory that the 3,400-year-old mummy of King Tut’s biological mother, nicknamed the “Younger Lady,” is also Queen Nefertiti.
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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.