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:
GCHB CH Kingarthur Van Foliny Home, also known as King for short, a wire fox terrier handled by Gabriel Rangel, received top honors at the 143rd Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York City, becoming the 12th Purina Pro Plan-fed “Best in Show” winner in the last 13 years.
Couples Spend an Average of $33,931 on Weddings, Creating Completely Personalized Celebrations with Emphasis on Reclaiming and Redefining Tradition, According to The Knot 2018 Real Weddings Study
On Feb. 14, The Knot released findings from The Knot 2018 Real Weddings Study, the most comprehensive study of Americans married in 2018. The 12th annual wedding industry report, the most trusted and comprehensive of its kind, surveyed more than 14,000 US brides and grooms married in 2018 between the ages of 18 and 65+ to uncover how couples are planning, personalizing, spending, and celebrating weddings in America.
The American Transportation Research Institute on Feb. 11 released its annual list highlighting the most congested bottlenecks for trucks in America. The 2019 Top Truck Bottleneck List assesses the level of truck-oriented congestion at 300 locations on the national highway system. The analysis, based on truck GPS data from nearly 1 million heavy duty trucks, uses several customized software applications and analysis methods, along with terabytes of data from trucking operations to produce a congestion impact ranking for each location.
For the first time since the Great Recession, the U.S. has experienced three straight years of at least 40,000 roadway deaths, according to preliminary estimates released Feb. 13 from the National Safety Council. In 2018, an estimated 40,000 people lost their lives to car crashes – a 1 percent decline from 2017 (40,231 deaths) and 2016 (40,327 deaths). Approximately 4.5 million people were seriously injured in crashes last year – also a 1 percent decrease over 2017 figures.
Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. on New Data Demonstrating Rising Youth Use of Tobacco Products
On Feb. 11, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention released additional data from the FDA/CDC 2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey. These data are a sobering reminder of the initial results they shared last fall indicating a rampant rise of youth e-cigarette use, which has prompted the FDA to take a series of escalating regulatory actions as part of its Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan. The FDA said it is advancing those actions and committing to some new steps. The epidemic use of e-cigarettes among children is one of the biggest public health challenges currently facing the FDA.
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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.