NASA Missile Alters Course of Asteroid, FIFA Collaborates with Artists Ahead of World Cup | This Week on PR Newswire

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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NASA Confirms DART Mission Impact Changed Asteroid’s Motion in Space

Analysis of data obtained over the past two weeks by NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) investigation team shows the spacecraft’s kinetic impact with its target asteroid, Dimorphos, successfully altered the asteroid’s orbit. This marks humanity’s first time purposely changing the motion of a celestial object and the first full-scale demonstration of asteroid deflection technology.

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said, “This mission shows that NASA is trying to be ready for whatever the universe throws at us. NASA has proven we are serious as a defender of the planet.”

FIFA Announces First-of-a-Kind Collaboration With Eight Leading Artists to Showcase ‘Spotlight: Your Dreams’ Campaign Ahead of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

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Today (Oct. 12), FIFA unveiled a panel of local artists from across the world as part of its “Spotlight: Your Dreams” campaign. FIFA will collaborate with these eight artists to shine a light on emerging talent, untold stories, and unsung heroes, in and out of football, one community at a time.

FIFA, alongside these local creators and social media sensation Noah Beck, will call on the public to draw, paint or artistically express their dreams ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2022™ in Qatar. The campaign will symbolise the positive, unifying and inspiring power of the Trophy, build hype for the tournament, and drive conversation in and around the football world.

U.S. Postal Service Announces New Prices for 2023

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Today (Oct. 7), the U.S. Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission of price changes to take effect Jan. 22, 2023. The new rates include a 3-cent increase in the price of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp from 60 cents to 63 cents.

If favorably reviewed by the commission, the proposed increases will raise first-class mail prices by approximately 4.2% to offset the rise in inflation. The price changes have been approved by the governors of the U.S. Postal Service.

Consumers Want More Transparency on How Businesses Handle Their Data, New Cisco Survey Shows

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Cisco published its 2022 Consumer Privacy Survey, an annual global review of consumers’ perceptions and behaviors on data privacy. This year’s survey highlights the critical need for further transparency as consumers say their top priority is for organizations to be more transparent on how they use their personal data. The survey also showed that while, in theory, consumers are supportive of AI (with 54% willing to share their anonymized data to improve AI products), many (65%) have lost trust in organizations due to their use of AI.

“Organizations need to explain their data practices in simple terms and make them readily available so that customers and users can understand what is going on with their data. It is not just legally required; trust depends on it,” says Harvey Jang, Cisco Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer.

Overdose Deaths Are Up 4% in the Last Year

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QuoteWizard, a LendingTree company and one of the nation’s leading online insurance marketplaces, released a new report analyzing overdose deaths in each state.

QuoteWizard found that over the last year more than 103,000 people have died of a drug-related overdose. Overdose deaths have been rising steadily since 2015 but they have skyrocketed in the last two years. QuoteWizard found that overdose deaths have increased by 4% in the last year and nearly 50% since 2019.

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Larry Grady is online content manager at PR Newswire for Journalists. He has worked in business media for over 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine.

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