On PR Newswire: Singles Want to Date Vaccinated Singles; New Lighthouse Stamps; Motorcycle Thefts Soar in 2020

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:

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Swipe Left! Dating.com Reveals 86% of Singles Wish to Date Vaccinated People

In the middle of ongoing scientific and political conversation, singles worldwide are making their statement on the importance of being vaccinated. Dating.com, part of the Dating Group and the company behind numerous online dating sites, releases data today (Aug. 10) outlining what triggers an instant rejection from online dating singles.

Dating.com surveyed its members to reveal other top dealbreakers, and found:

  • 86% of singles said being unvaccinated was a dealbreaker
  • 35% of singles said a long-distance relationship was a dealbreaker
  • In 2020, 72% of singles believed differing political views as a dealbreaker
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Lighting Up Mail: Postal Service Issues Mid-Atlantic Lighthouses Stamps

Stamps depicting the beauty, mystery, and romance of lighthouses that have fascinated and enchanted people for centuries continue in 2021 with the issuance of Mid-Atlantic Lighthouses, the latest in the Postal Service’s continuing series of lighthouse stamps.

“Lighthouses are some of the most popular topics among stamp collectors and customers alike, and it’s easy to see why,” said Linda Malone, the Postal Service’s vice president of engineering systems, who served as dedicating official for the ceremony. “Lighthouses send a dual message of welcome and warning, of connection and isolation. They have come to symbolize solitude, service, history and hope.”

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NICB Report: Motorcycle Thefts Surge by 30% in 2020

With summer fun in full swing and people out enjoying some much-needed outdoor recreation, consumers should know motorcycles have been increasingly targeted for theft according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). In 2020, motorcycles were swiped at a 30% higher rate compared to 2019.

According to NICB’s report, there were nearly 13,000 more thefts in 2020 compared to 2019, and the year recorded the highest theft total in the last five years.

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APT and PBS Partner to Bring More Public Television Programming to PBS Passport through 2023

American Public Television (APT) and PBS announced on Aug. 10 that nearly 3,000 episodes of content offerings from the APT catalog will be made accessible to stream with PBS Passport on PBS.org and the free PBS Video app. These episodes consist of stand-alone specials and seasons of longstanding series. There are planned releases of 300-500 episode collections every quarter by APT over the next 18 months. They join APT-distributed properties already available in Passport, which include Rick Steves’ EuropeThe Best of the Joy of Painting with Bob Ross and the international drama The Indian Doctor.

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Boston Beer Co. Partners with PepsiCo for U.S. Launch of New HARD MTN DEW Alcoholic Offering

Boston Beer Co. and PepsiCo on Aug. 10 announced plans to enter a business collaboration to produce HARD MTN DEW alcoholic beverage. The partnership unites Boston Beer’s world-class innovation and expertise in alcoholic beverages with one of PepsiCo’s most iconic and beloved brands.

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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.

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