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:
Tru Kids Brands (“Tru Kids”), the proud parent of the Toys”R”Us brand, relaunched its annual Geoffrey’s Hot Toy List for the 2020 holiday season. As the leading authority on all things play, the Toys”R”Us team has uncovered the biggest toy trends and play patterns, selecting the top 20 hottest toys of the year from the world’s best toy brands, including Fisher-Price, Hasbro, LEGO, Mattel, Spin Master, VTech, and more. This year’s Hot Toy List is brought to life in a YouTube video starring real play expert kids showing key features and capturing the fun and excitement of the winning toys.
Jerry Falwell Jr., the former president and chancellor of Liberty University, sued the school founded by his father, Dr. Jerry Falwell, which Falwell Jr. saved from financial collapse and built into the leading evangelical Christian university in the world over his 13-year stewardship as president.
Mat Fraser & Tia-Clair Toomey Win 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games with Record-Breaking Performances in Toughest Test Ever
Shattering nearly every major record in the sport, Mat Fraser and Tia-Clair Toomey staked their claims as the fittest athletes in CrossFit history with dominant first-place victories in the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games. Blasting through a 3-day final stage designed to be the toughest test ever, Toomey took first in nine of her 12 events and Fraser won 10 of his 12 on the way to their respective titles.
Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc., the parent company of two of the world’s most recognized brands, Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins, confirms that it has held preliminary discussions to be acquired by Inspire Brands. There is no certainty that any agreement will be reached. The company will not comment further unless and until a transaction is agreed or discussions are terminated.
October 26, 1970, marks the 50th anniversary of Doonesbury’s debut in 28 newspapers. Through the ensuing decades, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Garry Trudeau’s iconic, irreverent, and incomparable creation has kept readers entertained — and informed — through his deft depiction of the cultural zeitgeist. His widely acclaimed work has been prescient, provocative, and unerringly precise.
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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.