On PR Newswire: ‘March for Our Lives’ Rally Breaks Records, Creative Excuses for Being Late to Work, Byron Allen Buys Weather Channel
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.
Exceeding expectations, a huge throng of peaceful but passionate demonstrators filled the streets around the U.S. Capitol for the March 24 March for Our Lives in Washington D.C. Addressed by teenage speakers from around the country who have been affected by gun violence, attendees rallied to demand legislative action. While Washington D.C. authorities have yet to give an official estimate, reports published by major news organizations put the crowd size at 850,000 people, which would make it the largest demonstration in the capital’s history.
We’ve all been late to work — but some make tardiness more of a habit than others. According to a new CareerBuilder survey, when asked how often they come in late to work, 1 in 4 workers (25%) admitted they do it at least once a month — down from 29% last year — and more than 1 in 10 (12%) say it’s a weekly occurrence for them.
The Labrador Retriever continues to break records! The American Kennel Club (AKC) announced at a press conference on March 27 that the loveable Lab once again is the number one most popular breed in the U.S. While the Labrador Retriever remains a constant at the top of the charts, the big mover and shaker in 2017 was the French Bulldog. The easygoing, playful, adaptable Frenchie not only jumped two spots to number four, it knocked the Beagle out of the top five for the first time since 1998.
Entertainment Studios Inc., (www.es.tv) one of the largest independent producers and distributors of film and television, with 41 shows on the air, and owner of eight 24-hour HD cable television networks reaching nearly 160 million aggregate subscribers nationwide, proudly announced its acquisition of the Weather Group, parent company of the Weather Channel television network and Local Now streaming service. Allen purchased the Weather Group through his company, Allen Media LLC, from The Blackstone Group, Bain Capital, and Comcast/NBCUniversal.
On April 20, Island Def Jam/UMe is set to properly fete Donna Summer, the undisputed Queen of Disco and the First Lady of Love, with Summer: The Original Hits. This catchy collection of Summer’s greatest hits is a companion to Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, an exciting new Broadway musical based on her rich and storied life. Previews for Summer: The Donna Summer Musical commenced on March 28, at the legendary Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York City with the official opening on April 23.
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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.