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:
June 1 marks the start of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) wants to remind everyone to be informed, be prepared and be safe! “Powerful storms and devastating hurricanes can affect millions of Americans,” said CPSC Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle. “So remember, you have the power to prepare, arm yourself with safety, before and after the storm,” she added.
Large Gaps in Life Expectancy in Major U.S. Cities Linked to Racial/Ethnic Segregation by Neighborhood
Among the 500 largest U.S. cities, 56 have very large life expectancy gaps between census tracts, where on average people in one neighborhood can expect to live 20 to 30 years longer than their neighbors a few miles away. These large life expectancy gaps occur most frequently in cities that have higher levels of racial/ethnic segregation, according to an analysis by researchers in the Department of Population Health at NYU School of Medicine, using data from the City Health Dashboard.
On May 28, three individuals — part of a larger group of conspirators — were convicted of defrauding numerous New York City businesses and insurance companies of more than $31 million by orchestrating hundreds of phony “slip-and-fall” incidents. While this case is certainly among the most egregious and lucrative in recent memory, there are many more of these incidents occurring across the nation in small mom-and-pop businesses where their impact is much more immediate and devastating.
Marc Jacobs International announced the launch of the newest division of the brand with the arrival of The Marc Jacobs; a line of RTW, bags, shoes, jewelry, and accessory items that celebrate the eclectic and individual approach to getting dressed. “We wanted to do something that is unlike the collections we are already doing, in that it is more ‘item-y,'” said Jacobs. “These items are things that you could put together in your own way; it’s more about personal styling than about having a full runway look.”
The Empire State Building announced on July 30 that tickets are now on sale for its annual 4th of July celebration on its 86th Floor Observatory. This exclusive event offers breathtaking views of the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, a premium open bar, and gourmet food exclusively for just 200 VIP ticket purchasers.
Want to see more news like this? Keep up with the latest news in your coverage area with a customized newsfeed. Click here to sign up now or email us to fine-tune your existing profile.
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.