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.
U.S. News & World Report on April 10 unveiled the 2018 Best Places to Live in the U.S. The new list ranks the country’s 125 largest metropolitan areas based on affordability, job prospects, and quality of life. Austin, Texas took the No. 1 spot for the second year in a row, with Colorado Springs, Colo. taking the No. 2 spot, bumping Denver to No. 3. Des Moines, Iowa moved up 5 spots to No. 4, with Fayetteville, Ark. rounding out the top five for the second year in a row.
Iron Chef America is back with the franchise’s classic fan-favorite format and a new 10-episode season beginning Wednesday, May 16 at 9 p.m. EDT/PDT. Overseen by host Alton Brown, each standalone episode pits an up-and-coming chef competitor against an elite Iron Chef in a stunning secret ingredient battle of over-the-top edible greatness. Joining Alton and the chairman (Marc Dacascos) this season is Chef Jet Tila, who will serve as floor reporter and, along with Alton, offer commentary on all the Kitchen Stadium action. Each week, two guest judges taste the extraordinary offerings and determine “whose cuisine reigns supreme,” sending one chef into culinary infamy.
On April 6, in celebration of National Tomato Day, Hellmann’s is making ketchup history by launching its first ketchup ever available to retailers nationwide, Hellmann’s REAL Ketchup – Sweetened only with Honey. Hellmann’s believes that real, simple ingredients are all you need to make delicious food, which is why Hellmann’s is thrilled to offer its new ketchup made with only six ingredients.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt said it will publish The Fall of Gondolin by J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien and illustrated by Alan Lee, in the U.S. on Aug. 30. Completing this connected “trilogy” of middle-earth tales – begun with the New York Times- and international-bestselling The Children of Húrin in 2007, with Beren and Lúthien following in 2017 – this new volume will similarly include drawings and color plates by Alan Lee, who also illustrated The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit and went on to win an Academy Award for his work on The Lord of the Rings film trilogy.
Miss America’s Outstanding Teen announced that its national titleholder, Jessica Baeder, has accepted an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. “In joining the Long Gray Line, I am honored to continue the military legacy of my father, grandfathers and great-grandfathers, who all served in the military,” said Baeder. “This has been a dream of mine since I was a little girl.”
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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.