Kavalan anuncia su segundo «whisky STR»

El próximo whisky Kavalan en ser lanzado ha sido envejecido en barricas especialmente cepilladas, tostadas y recarbonizadas

TAIPÉI, 10 de agosto de 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Cinco años después de ser venerado como el «Mejor puro de malta del mundo» con el premio World Whiskies Award, el icónico Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique tendrá por fin una secuela.

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El próximo whisky Kavalan en ser lanzado ha sido envejecido en barricas especialmente cepilladas, tostadas y recarbonizadas

TAIPÉI, 10 de agosto de 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Cinco años después de ser venerado como el «Mejor puro de malta del mundo» con el premio World Whiskies Award, el icónico Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique tendrá por fin una secuela.

¿Puede haber otro whisky STR tan emblemático como el Vinho Barrique?

Kavalan ha anunciado que su segundo whisky Shave, Toast, Rechar (STR) se lanzará en octubre en Taiwán como parte de un exclusivo set de 4 botellas para Navidad.

En 2006, la técnica artesanal de recarbonizado STR fue desarrollada por el difunto Dr. Jim Swan y Kavalan en Taiwán. En su búsqueda por un sabor extraordinario, desarrollaron una exigente receta para tostar y recarbonizar las barricas de vino y así eliminar la acidez asociada a la maduración en barrica del vino para aumentar la intensidad del sabor posible en el clima subtropical de Taiwán.

El segundo Shave, Toast, Rechar de Kavalan es también el primer whisky con turba de la destilería, cuya nueva elaboración se destila a partir de la cebada con turba.

El director ejecutivo de Kavalan, el Sr. Lee, dijo que la técnica STR de Kavalan despertó los sabores latentes encerrados en las barricas, y como resultado se consiguieron sabores más intensos, atrevidos y afrutados gracias al extraordinario clima subtropical del condado de Yilan. Estas capas están cubiertas con los cautivadores y ahumados aromas de malta procedentes del licor con turba.

«Desde el premio WWA, me han preguntado muchas veces cuándo lanzaríamos otro whisky STR elaborado en Taiwán. Ahora, después de años experimentando, esperamos sinceramente que el segundo whisky STR transmita el excelente resultado de Vinho, convirtiéndose en el centro de atención de los aficionados al whisky de todo el mundo», dijo el Sr. Lee.

Desde 2015, Vinho Barrique ha seguido impresionando a los jueces con su artesanía, y este año ha recibido un gran número de homenajes. En el concurso World Whisky Masters 2020, organizado por Spirits Business, fue nombrado «Taste Master», el máximo premio mundial del concurso. En el reciente Concurso de Whisky y Destilados de Tokio fue nombrado el «Mejor de los Mejores» del concurso.

Resultados del concurso World Whisky Masters

Medalla Taste Masters (Maestros del sabor)

  • Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique

Medalla Masters (Maestros)

  • Kavalan Podium
  • Kavalan Sky Gold Wine Cask Matured
  • Kavalan Solist Amontillado Sherry
  • Kavalan Distillery Reserve Peaty Cask
  • Kavalan Solist Fino Sherry
  • Kavalan Solist Sherry

Medalla de oro

  • Kavalan Distillery Select No.2
  • Kavalan Distillery Select No.1
  • Kavalan Concertmaster Sherry Cask Finish
  • Kavalan Concertmaster Port Cask Finish
  • Kavalan Classic
  • King Car Conductor
  • Kavalan Oloroso Sherry Oak
  • Kavalan ex-Bourbon Oak
  • King Car 40th Anniversary Selected Wine Cask Matured
  • Kavalan Earth Silver Wine Cask Matured
  • Kavalan Solist PX Sherry
  • Kavalan Solist Manzanilla Sherry
  • Kavalan Solist Port
  • Kavalan Distillery Reserve Rum Cask

Acerca de STR

El tratamiento de las barricas de roble conocido como S.T.R., o cepillado, tostado y recarbonizado, es una técnica revolucionaria que surgió del laboratorio de innovaciones de Kavalan y que desde entonces se ha extendido a todo el sector. En primer lugar, el suave cepillado de las barricas elimina cualquier sabor a vino y compuestos ácidos indeseado. Luego, el tostado libera los compuestos orgánicos de la madera, desvelando todas sus notas afrutadas de vainilla. Por último, el recarbonizado con fuego intenso permite la liberación eventual de sabores agradables como el rico caramelo y el chocolate, superpuestos en un delicado fondo de afrutado complejo.

Acerca de Kavalan Distillery

Kavalan Distillery, fundada en el condado de Yilan, ha sido pionera en el arte del whisky puro de malta de Taiwán desde 2005. Nuestro whisky, madurado en un ambiente de intensa humedad y calor, tiene su origen en las aguas derretidas de la Montaña Nevada, y se enriquece con las brisas del mar y de la montaña. Todo esto se combina para crear la cremosidad característica de Kavalan. Retomando la antigua denominación del condado de Yilan, nuestra destilería cuenta con el respaldo de 40 años de elaboración de bebidas gracias a su empresa matriz, King Car Group. Hemos recibido más de 450 premios de oro o de mayor rango en los concursos más exigentes del sector. Visite www.kavalanwhisky.com

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Kaitlyn Tsai
+886(0)39 229 000#7164
kaitlyn@kingcar.com.tw

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Bright Hydrothermal Deposits on Dwarf Planet Ceres Have a Style All Their Own

HOUSTON and COLUMBIA, Md., Aug. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Data from NASA’s recent Dawn mission show that salty groundwaters in Occator Crater on Ceres were driven to the surface by impact heat and formed low mounds and pits, as well as thin sheets of sodium-carbonate minerals from multitudes of small hot-spring seeps.

Using a combination of stereo images and detailed topographic maps derived from Dawn observations, scientists from the Lunar and Planetary…

HOUSTON and COLUMBIA, Md., Aug. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Data from NASA’s recent Dawn mission show that salty groundwaters in Occator Crater on Ceres were driven to the surface by impact heat and formed low mounds and pits, as well as thin sheets of sodium-carbonate minerals from multitudes of small hot-spring seeps.

Using a combination of stereo images and detailed topographic maps derived from Dawn observations, scientists from the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) and other institutional participants on the Dawn project have mapped the distribution, dimensions, and structures of volatile-related features in Occator, and deduced their origins.

The findings from this study, led by USRA’s Dr. Paul Schenk, a participating scientist for the Dawn mission with the LPI (managed by Universities Space Research Association), confirms that hydrothermal-related features are common on the floor of Occator, but are very different from those seen on Mars by other spacecraft.  

«We see numerous low mounds and pits with bright deposits on the floor of Occator, but they do not resemble the densely packed, large, deep pits found on martian craters,» reports Dr. Schenk. «This difference in morphology is likely related to the more water-rich composition of Ceres’ crust.»

The findings appear in a special collection of papers on Dawn’s high-resolution observations published by Nature Astronomy, Nature Geoscience, and Nature Communications on August 10.

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft gave scientists extraordinarily close-up views of the dwarf planet Ceres, which lies in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. By the time the mission ended in October 2018, the orbiter had dipped to less than 22 miles (35 kilometers) above Ceres’ surface, revealing crisp details of the bright sodium-carbonate deposits and other well preserved features on the floor of Occator Crater (57-miles across, or 92-kilometers), Ceres’ freshest large crater.

Dawn’s high-resolution observations of Occator, at pixel scales as good as 3.5 meters, are our first opportunity to examine in detail the formation of features and deposits in an impact driven hydrothermal system beyond Earth or Mars.  Such systems, which are strong candidates for habitable environments on early Earth, are thus of astrobiological importance. 

Long before Dawn arrived at Ceres in 2015, telescope views had shown that it had diffuse bright regions, but their nature was unknown. From its close orbit, Dawn captured images of two distinct, highly reflective areas within Occator Crater, which were officially named Cerealia Facula and Vinalia Faculae. («Faculae» means bright areas.) The bright carbonate deposits in Vinalia Faculae (a series of large bright spots 2 to 5 kilometers across on the eastern floor of Occator) also came in for scrutiny. Dawn’s early orbital mapping revealed these features, but without enough detail to show how they formed.  One theory was that the Faculae formed as deposits from hot or warm springs; on Earth, many such springs make extensive deposits of carbonate minerals (for example, in Yellowstone National Park).

Analysis of Dawn’s extended mission high-resolution data show that the bright spots at Vinalia Faculae formed as thin surface coatings (less than 10 meters thick in most locations).  These deposits were formed by effusion of warm brine solutions at hundreds or even thousands of individual sites, where dissolved carbonates and other minerals rapidly came out of solution and crystallized on the surface as the waters evaporated.  Where these brine seeps and deposits were most abundant, the small bright spots of individual seeps coalesced to form the larger bright patches of the Vinalia Faculae complex.

While related features have been spotted on Mars, this is the first time such features driven by groundwater and hydrothermal systems have been observed on a dwarf planet or any other body.

«These observations show that the floor of Ceres’ Occator Crater underwent a lot of activity after impact and that the processing of groundwater driven by impact heat continued for some time,» says Dr. Schenk.  «Our mapping with Dawn’s amazing stereo images also shows that hydrothermal activity after large impacts on water-rich bodies each has a distinctive style, directly related to the unique composition of each planet, including the dwarf planet Ceres.»

About USRA
Founded in 1969, under the auspices of the National Academy of Sciences at the request of the U.S. Government, the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) is a nonprofit corporation chartered to advance space-related science, technology and engineering.  USRA operates scientific institutes and facilities, and conducts other major research and educational programs, under Federal funding.  USRA engages the university community and employs in-house scientific leadership, innovative research and development, and project management expertise. More information about USRA is available at www.usra.edu

About LPI
The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI), operated by Universities Space Research Association, was established during the Apollo program to foster international collaboration and to serve as a repository for information gathered during the early years of the space program. Today, the LPI is an intellectual leader in lunar and planetary science. The Institute serves as a scientific forum attracting world-class visiting scientists, postdoctoral fellows, students, and resident experts; supports and serves the research community through newsletters, meetings, and other activities; collects and disseminates planetary data while facilitating the community’s access to NASA science; and engages and excites, and educates the public about space science and invests in the development of future generations of explorers. The research carried out at the LPI supports NASA’s efforts to explore the solar system. More information about LPI is available at www.lpi.usra.edu.

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Ursa Major Announces B Corporation Certification

WATERBURY, Vt., Aug. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Ursa Major, a clean skincare company making forest-infused, adventure-inspired essentials, proudly announced its newly-earned B Corp certification, solidifying the company’s ongoing commitment to making a positive impact on people and planet. By joining the Certified B…

WATERBURY, Vt., Aug. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Ursa Major, a clean skincare company making forest-infused, adventure-inspired essentials, proudly announced its newly-earned B Corp certification, solidifying the company’s ongoing commitment to making a positive impact on people and planet. By joining the Certified B Corp community, Ursa Major becomes part of a global movement of for-profit companies dedicated to using business as a force for good.

«Our mission is to help more people look, feel and do their best by infusing their skincare – and their lives – with a healthy dose of the great outdoors, while ensuring our business leaves no trace,» said Oliver Sweatman, Co-Founder. «We’re delighted to become a certified B Corp to help further our commitment to making a net positive contribution to people and planet.»

The B Corp community includes over 3,000 businesses globally that are collectively pioneering a new form of ‘conscious capitalism’ for today’s increasingly values-driven consumer. Meeting the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability, certified B Corps balance profit and purpose to redefine business success and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.

«We’re thrilled to welcome another purpose-driven Vermont company to the B Corp community,» said Andy Fyfe, Senior Manager of Business Development at nonprofit B Lab. «Through this certification, Ursa Major reinforces its continued commitment to grow its environmental stewardship and positive impact alongside its business. We couldn’t be more excited to have them join the ranks of other B Corps committed to making a difference for people and planet.»

By becoming B Corp certified, Ursa Major joins a robust community of other Vermont B Corp companies, including Seventh Generation, Ben & Jerry’s, Burton, Cabot, and Beeswrap.

For more information about Ursa Major’s company mission and values, please visit ursamajorvt.com. For more information on B Corp Certification, visit bcorporation.net.

About Ursa Major:
Ursa Major, based in Waterbury, Vermont, is a pioneer in the clean skincare market. The company has gained a loyal following across the gender spectrum with its forest-infused, adventure-inspired essentials, its easygoing ethos which celebrates wellness over vanity, and its spirited brand which seeks to connect people with the restorative power of the great outdoors. For more information, visit www.ursamajorvt.com.

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meredith@projectmmnyc.com

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Young Living’s Aubrey Bates Named a 40 Under 40 Honoree by Utah Valley Magazine

LEHI, Utah, Aug. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Aubrey Bates, vice president of people at Young Living, the world’s leading provider of essential oils, has been named to Utah Valley Magazine’s 2020 40 Under 40 list….

LEHI, Utah, Aug. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Aubrey Bates, vice president of people at Young Living, the world’s leading provider of essential oils, has been named to Utah Valley Magazine’s 2020 40 Under 40 list. Bates was recognized for her dedication to people and belief in creating meaningful work at every level of the organization.

Over the past few months as Young Living transitioned the majority of its more than 3,000 employees to work from home, Bates has been a vital resource for employees at all levels. In May, Young Living announced that the majority of its workforce will continue to work from home through at least the end of this year due to the impact of the global pandemic. Bates has been essential in designing programs to ensure all employees continue to feel included and connected while staying safe at home. From at-home fitness classes to expanded sick leave and benefits, Young Living employees have continued to flourish under her leadership.

«Aubrey has had a major impact on Young Living and her guidance and creativity has been incredibly valuable over the past few months,» said Jared Turner, president and COO of Young Living. «As we continue to navigate our new normal, we look to Aubrey to guide us through these uncertain times and keep our Young Living family thriving.»

Bates combines data-driven work practices with a keen awareness of cultural and societal undercurrents to stay in tune with economic, educational, and employment trends. She also serves on the board of advisors for the Women’s Leadership Institute, and partners with several other organizations dedicated to equality and inclusion. Prior to Young Living, Bates served as president and co-owner of Spherion Staffing in Idaho and as vice president of Spherion Staffing in Utah. She has also worked on various projects with local organizations, including the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

«I’m honored to be included on this list among so many incredible local leaders,» Bates said. «We’ve gone through a period of immense change over the past few months and have proven that crisis is a call for innovation. I’m determined to continue learning and will use this time as a runway for long term change and to shift the paradigm on how, when and why we work.»

About Young Living Essential Oils
Young Living Essential Oils, LC, based in Lehi, Utah, is the world leader in essential oils, offering the highest quality oil-infused products available. Young Living takes its industry leadership seriously, setting the standard with its proprietary Seed to Seal® quality commitment, which involves three critical pillars: Sourcing, Science, and Standards. These guiding principles help Young Living protect the planet and provide pure, authentic products that its members can feel confident about using and sharing with friends and family. Young Living’s products—which all come from corporate-owned farms, partner farms, and Seed to Seal-certified suppliers—not only support a healthy lifestyle but also provide opportunities for over 6 million global members to find a sense of purpose and whole-life wellness by aligning their work with their values and passions. For more information, visit YoungLiving.com, follow @youngliving on Instagram, or like us on Facebook.

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Anthem Foundation and March of Dimes Address Health Inequity in Maternal Healthcare

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — March of Dimes, the leader in the fight for the health of all moms and babies, and longtime partner Anthem Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Anthem, Inc., today announced a $1.1 million grant with their latest plans to tackle America’s maternal and infant health crisis, which is particularly devastating for communities of color. The partnership aims to close the health equity gap by addressing the racial disparities and…

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — March of Dimes, the leader in the fight for the health of all moms and babies, and longtime partner Anthem Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Anthem, Inc., today announced a $1.1 million grant with their latest plans to tackle America’s maternal and infant health crisis, which is particularly devastating for communities of color. The partnership aims to close the health equity gap by addressing the racial disparities and social determinants of health that have disproportionally impacted Black mothers who are more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes and have premature babies compared to all other women.

The new grant will support programs in 16 states and Washington D.C with a core component of the grant focusing on health equity partnerships with more than 20 hospitals, which includes Breaking Through Implicit Bias in Maternal Healthcare training. According to the 2003 National Academies for Science, Engineering and Medicine, «racial and ethnic minorities tend to receive a lower quality of healthcare than non-minorities, even when access-related factors, such as patients’ insurance status and income, are controlled.» In response, March of Dimes developed this training, in collaboration with Quality Interactions, to improve patient-provider communications and treatment decisions, contributing to improved quality of care at a critical intervention point. The course provides an overview of implicit bias, its impact on the maternal infant health crisis, history of structural racism in the United States, strategies for providers to both mitigate racial bias in maternity care and to commit to a culture of equity.

The grant will also support programs for moms and babies, such as Supportive Pregnancy Care and interconception care.  Through Supportive Pregnancy Care, pregnant women receive their clinical care, share support with other women at a similar stage in pregnancy, and gain knowledge and skills related to pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting. Interconception care programs help new moms to get information and services that promote birth spacing, smoking cessation, and mental health.

«The U.S. is in the midst of a maternal and infant health crisis, which is particularly devastating to women and babies of color. Data show that the U.S. remains among the most dangerous developed nations in the world for childbirth,» said Dr. Rahul Gupta, Chief Medical and Health Officer, Senior Vice President and Interim Chief Scientific Officer at March of Dimes. «Roughly every 12 hours a woman dies from pregnancy-related causes, and the CDC reports that 60 percent are preventable.  Programs like these, supported by the Anthem Foundation, are invaluable in making a positive impact for moms and babies.»

In the U.S. Black women are three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causesi and Black babies are twice as likely to die before their first birthdaysii compared to their White counterparts. Systemic racial injustice has affected not only health care, but also social determinants of health, such as  access to food, education, housing and jobs. These factors, together with the direct experience of racial discrimination and unequal treatment, have built a health equity gap that is directly and negatively impacting moms and babies of color.

«Anthem and its Foundation continue to lead with our commitment to improving lives and communities across our nation,» said Razia Hashmi, MD, MPH, Vice President for Commercial Clinical Operations at Anthem. «For over 10 years, our partnership with March of Dimes has provided over 47,000 individuals with access to care. We are working tirelessly to create enduring change in communities across the country, and addressing the factors driving disparities in our health system and in society as a whole.»

Over the past decade, Anthem Foundation has contributed close to $8 million to support March of Dimes programs aimed at reducing premature birth across the country. These programs have had a significant impact with only 7.3 percent of participants in group prenatal care delivering prematurely, compared to a national average of 10 percent.

About March of Dimes
March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We support research, lead programs and provide education and advocacy so that every baby can have the best possible start. Building on a successful 80-year legacy of impact and innovation, we empower every mom and every family. Visit marchofdimes.org or nacersano.org for more information. Visit shareyourstory.org for comfort and support. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

About Anthem Foundation
The Anthem Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Anthem, Inc. and through charitable contributions and programs, the Foundation promotes the organization’s commitment to improving lives and communities. Through strategic partnerships and programs, the Foundation addresses the social drivers that will help create a healthier generation of Americans in communities that Anthem, Inc. and its affiliated health plans serve.  The Foundation focuses its funding on critical initiatives that make up its Healthy Generations Program, a multi-generational initiative that targets: maternal health, diabetes prevention, cancer prevention, heart health and healthy, active lifestyles, behavioral health efforts and programs that benefit people with disabilities. The Foundation also coordinates the company’s year-round Dollars for Dollars program which provides a 100 percent match of associates’ donations, as well as its Volunteer Time Off and Dollars for Doers community service programs. To learn more about the Anthem Foundation, please visit http://www.anthem.foundation and its blog at https://medium.com/anthemfoundation.

i [Petersen EE, Davis NL, Goodman D, et al. Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Pregnancy-Related Deaths-United States, 2007-2016. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2019;68(35):762–765.]
ii
[Ely DM, Driscoll AK. Infant mortality in the United States, 2017: Data from the period linked birth/infant death file. National Vital Statistics Reports, vol 68 no 10. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2019.]

 

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Jenzabar Continues Momentum as Higher Education Transforms Globally in Q2 2020

BOSTON, Aug. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Jenzabar, Inc., a leading technology innovator in higher education serving the new student, today announced the results of its second quarter, which showed continued momentum in new…

BOSTON, Aug. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Jenzabar, Inc., a leading technology innovator in higher education serving the new student, today announced the results of its second quarter, which showed continued momentum in new customer acquisitions and product innovations.

Higher education institutions around the world are turning to Jenzabar for superior solutions to improve student success. In the second quarter, the University of the Potomac in Washington, DC; San Juan Bautista School of Medicine (SJBSM) in Puerto Rico; and Mohammed VI Polytechnic University in Morocco selected Jenzabar SONIS, a comprehensive student information system designed for smaller and specialized institutions. Additionally, Beacon College in Florida as well as Molloy College in New York upgraded to Jenzabar One in the second quarter.

«Jenzabar has allowed SJBSM to establish a comprehensive student information system to meet student needs. Jenzabar SONIS will convert current paper-based processes to a digital platform system and improve services,» said Nelida Rivera, Director of the Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans Program at SJBSM. «Jenzabar SONIS will help us maximize efficiency, improve information accuracy, and provide tools to facilitate decision-making processes that will help us achieve strategic objectives.»

Kicking Off a New Decade With Product Innovation

In the second quarter, Jenzabar launched Jenzabar Unity Platform, a unified integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) solution that allows higher education institutions to simplify the management of their technology ecosystem and digital integrations across campus. Jenzabar also launched support for competency-based education (CBE) programs to help institutions support a wider range of academic offerings and self-paced education pathways.

The company further established its technology leadership when Jenzabar Analytics was named a finalist in the 2020 EdTech Cool Tool Awards in the Higher Education Solution category. The solution was recognized for enabling unprecedented visibility and data-informed decision-making to higher education. With highly visual, easy-to-understand dashboards, Jenzabar Analytics helps institutions leverage data to identify trends, make projections, and discover new opportunities.

«We’re extremely proud of our company’s successes this year, particularly in the wake of this extraordinary pandemic and the many challenges higher education institutions are facing around the globe,» said Ling Chai, President and CEO of Jenzabar. «Jenzabar rapidly responded to help customers support the unprecedented shift to online learning and in providing self-service solutions to keep students productive. We did this while continuing to deliver new, innovative products that make it easier for higher education institutions to reduce costs and retain students.»

About Jenzabar 

Created out of a passion for education and a vision for technology, Jenzabar offers disruptive, innovative software solutions and services that empower students’ success and help higher education institutions meet the demands of the modern student. Over 1,350 higher educational campuses harness Jenzabar solutions for improved performance across campus and a more personalized and connected experience for the student. For further information, please visit www.jenzabar.com or on Twitter @Jenzabar or LinkedIn.

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New Series Empowers Record Number of Latinx to Register to Vote for the 2020 Elections

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Hispanic Communications Network (HCN)  (hcnmedia.com) / La Red Hispana (

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Hispanic Communications Network (HCN)  (hcnmedia.com) / La Red Hispana (laredhispana.org), launched the fourth edition of its Culture of Health / Cultura de Salud national multimedia programming series in both Spanish and English. The 2020 series, with the title «VOTAMOS», focuses on the important connection between civic participation and social determinants of health that affect the well-being of Latinx communities across the US.

The general election on November 3, 2020 represents the first time Latinx populations will be the largest racial or ethnic group in the country. With a record 32 million eligible voters, Latinx represent 13.3% of potential voters in this year’s Presidential election. However, of those 32 million, 15 to 18 million eligible Latinx voters have yet to fully participate in the political process.

«This year’s Cultura de Salud-VOTAMOS programming series educates the public about the direct relationship between civic participation and family-community wellbeing. Every VOTAMOS segment provides concrete examples of how each person’s vote — and the outcomes of each election — make a clear difference in people’s daily lives. This ranges from showing how voting and election results directly shape healthcare options and accessibility, to illustrating how public policy impacts an individual’s quality of life» said Alison Rodden, CEO of HCN.

To support the goals of the VOTAMOS programming series, the HCN creative team developed the character «Super M» for «Super Martes (Super Tuesday)». Super M is a neighborhood superhero who spends his spare time promoting civic participation under the «new normal» during the pandemic. Super M encourages Latinx of all ages to register and vote, while also reminding audiences there are other ways to be civically engaged throughout the year.

Latinx members of US Congress and leaders of national organizations like League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Voto Latino, Mi Familia Vota, Poder Latinx, and America’s Voice are also featured. Their contributions highlight important benefits derived from civic participation in matters of health, education, housing, environment/climate, jobs and the economy, and more.

For the first time, the 2020 Cultura de Salud series will feature content for bilingual Millennial and Gen Z audiences through HCN’s new LatinEQUIS platform (wearelatinequis.com), hosted by Andrea Marquez. LatinEQUIS programming includes a volunteer focus to engage Latinx youth and young adult audiences, as studies show that middle school students involved in community service are more likely to vote or apply for popularly elected positions themselves when they reach adulthood.

HCN is also launching a bilingual zipcode-based voter registration platform for interested audiences to start the electoral registration process. The voter registration platform is available via HCN’s LaRedHispana.org website and La Red Hispana social media channels, as well as mobile devices by texting VOTAMOS to 52886. Studies show that around 8 out of 10 people who have taken the step of registering are more likely to vote on Election Day.

The Cultura de Salud-VOTAMOS programming series, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will last 12 weeks through the end of October. Programming includes original audio, video and digital productions with personal testimonies and information on how audiences can be civically engaged in their communities both locally and nationally. Multimedia segments for VOTAMOS will be transmitted through HCN’s La Red Hispana network of more than 200 Spanish-language radio stations via its daily mini-programas and long-format programs, and on digital channels and social network channels of HCN, La Red Hispana and LatinEQUIS.

The public can access «VOTAMOS» programming and additional content in both Spanish and English through laredhispana.org and wearelatinequis.com.

About Hispanic Communications Network & La Red Hispana

Hispanic Communications Network -HCN- is the market’s leading radio communication service, dedicated to the production and distribution of educational and informational content for the Hispanic community in the United States. HCN is positioned to provide its clients and government collaborators and nonprofit organizations with effective solutions when it comes to producing and distributing media campaigns focused on service and the generation of wellbeing within Hispanic communities. To learn more visit: hcnmedia.com and Laredhispana.org.

About the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

For more than 45 years the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has worked to improve health and health care. We are working alongside others to build a national Culture of Health that provides everyone in America a fair and just opportunity for health and well-being. For more information, visit www.rwjf.org. Follow the Foundation on Twitter at www.rwjf.org/twitter or on Facebook at www.rwjf.org/facebook.

CONTACT: Veronica Mayer 
(703) 566-3037

 

SOURCE Hispanic Communications Network

Nueva serie empodera a un número récord de Latinx para registrarse para votar en estas elecciones del 2020

WASHINGTON, 10 de agosto de 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Hispanic Communications Network (HCN)  (hcnmedia.com) / La Red Hispana (

WASHINGTON, 10 de agosto de 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Hispanic Communications Network (HCN)  (hcnmedia.com) / La Red Hispana (laredhispana.org), hoy lanza la cuarta edición de su exitosa programación nacional multimedia en español e inglés dentro de su serie «Cultura de Salud». La serie titulada «VOTAMOS«, se enfoca en la importante conexión que tiene la participación cívica durante este año electoral 2020, con el bienestar de las comunidades latinas en todo el país y en medio de atención nacional a temas de salud.

Las elecciones generales del 3 de noviembre de 2020 representan la primera vez que los Latinx serán el grupo racial o étnico más grande del país en un proceso electoral, con un récord de 32 millones de electores elegibles para votar, o el 13.3% de todos los votantes elegibles, sin embargo, de 15 a 18 millones de Latinx elegibles para votar aún no participan plenamente en el proceso cívico-político.

«La programación nacional multimedia de La Cultura de Salud de este año titulada VOTAMOS, educa al público sobre la relación directa entre la participación cívica y el bienestar de la familia y nuestras comunidades. Cada segmento de VOTAMOS provee ejemplos concretos de cómo cada voto, al igual que los resultados de las elecciones, marcan una diferencia en las vidas diarias de cada persona. Esto se demuestra enseñando cómo votar y las elecciones resultan en distintas opciones de seguro médico al igual que como políticas públicas tienen un impacto en la calidad de vida de cada individuo», destacó Alison Rodden, CEO de HCN.

Para apoyar los objetivos de VOTAMOS, el equipo creativo de HCN desarrolló al personaje «Súper M» por «Super Martes», un superhéroe del barrio que dedica su tiempo libre a promover la participación cívica bajo la nueva normalidad durante la pandemia, a fin de animar a Latinx de todas las edades no sólo a registrarse y votar, sino también para postularse a cargos públicos y mantenerse involucrados todo el año en asuntos de interés para sus comunidades y familias.

Legisladores Latinx así como líderes de organizaciones como LULAC, Mi Familia Vota, Poder Latinx, Voto Latino, y America’s Voice aceptaron también participar este año. Sus contribuciones tienen la misión central de resaltar los importantes beneficios que derivan de la participación cívica en asuntos de salud, educación, vivienda, el medio ambiente, empleo y la economía, y muchos más.

Por primera vez, la serie de Cultura de Salud contará con contenido para las audiencias jóvenes bilingües, también conocidas como la generación Millennial y Gen Z, a través de la nueva plataforma LatinEQUIS (somoslatinequis.com) encabezada por Andrea Marquez. La programación de LatinEQUIS se enfoca en motivar a jóvenes Latinx a ser voluntarios, ya que está comprobado que los estudiantes de educación intermedia involucrados en servicio comunitario tienen mayor probabilidad de votar o postularse a cargos de elección popular cuando llegan a la edad adulta.

Para facilitar el proceso de participación, HCN hará también posible que los latinos interesados puedan iniciar el proceso de registro electoral a través de las plataformas digitales y redes sociales de HCN. La plataforma de registro electoral se puede acceder a través de la página de HCN LaRedHispana.org y todos los medios sociales de La Red Hispana así como por aparatos móviles si se manda la palabra VOTAMOS al 52886. Estudios muestran que alrededor de 8 de cada 10 personas que han dado el paso de registrarse, tienen más probabilidades de votar el día de las elecciones.

La serie de Cultura de Salud-VOTAMOS, apoyada por la Fundación Robert Wood Johnson, tiene una duración de 12 semanas y estará al aire hasta finales de octubre. La programación incluye producciones originales de audio y video con testimonios personales, consejos sobre una vida más saludable, y elementos informativos que se divulgarán a través de la red de radio de más de 200 estaciones afiliadas de La Red Hispana en sus mini programas y programas de formato largo, al igual que por canales digitales y medios sociales de HCN, La Red Hispana y LatinEQUIS.

Se puede acceder a la programación y al contenido adicional de VOTAMOS en español e inglés a través de laredhispana.org y somoslatinequis.com

Sobre Hispanic Communications Network & La Red Hispana

Hispanic Communications Network (HCN) – es el servicio de comunicación por radio líder del mercado, dedicado a la producción y distribución de contenido educativo e informativo para la comunidad hispana en los Estados Unidos. HCN está posicionado para brindar a sus clientes y colaboradores gubernamentales y organizaciones sin fines de lucro soluciones efectivas cuando se trata de producir y distribuir campañas de medios enfocadas en el servicio y la generación de bienestar dentro de las comunidades hispanas. Para obtener más información, visita: hcnmedia.com y Laredhispana.org.

Sobre la Fundación Robert Wood Johnson

Durante más de 45 años, la Fundación Robert Wood Johnson ha trabajado para mejorar la salud y la atención médica. Estamos trabajando junto a otros para construir una Cultura de Salud nacional que brinde a todos en Estados Unidos una oportunidad justa para la salud y el bienestar. Para más información, visita www.rwjf.org. Sigue a la Fundación en Twitter en www.rwjf.org/twitter o en Facebook en www.rwjf.org/facebook.

CONTACTO: Veronica Mayer 
(703) 566-3037

FUENTE Hispanic Communications Network

China General Chamber of Commerce USA Launches 2020 Annual Business Survey on Chinese Enterprises in the U.S.

NEW YORK, Aug. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — China General Chamber of Commerce – USA (CGCC) and CGCC Foundation today released its 2020 Annual Business Survey Report on Chinese Enterprises in the U.S. Conducted in…

NEW YORK, Aug. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — China General Chamber of Commerce – USA (CGCC) and CGCC Foundation today released its 2020 Annual Business Survey Report on Chinese Enterprises in the U.S. Conducted in partnership with PwC, the survey found that over 50% of Chinese companies operating in the U.S. have been adversely affected by the escalating anti-China rhetoric in recent months, with 36% of those companies citing that tensions led to financial losses. Another challenge Chinese companies face in the U.S. market is barriers on immigration, which 42% of respondents cited as key area of concern for future growth. This has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has also contributed to an uncertain market environment. Companies almost unanimously (90%) said that their financial performance has been negatively impacted by COVID-19, of which 50% cite the impact to be severe.

Find the full report at https://www.cgccusa.org/en/cgcc-2020-annual-business-survey-report-chinese-enterprises-in-the-united-states/

However, despite these complex issues and the ongoing uncertainty, Chinese companies continue to be committed to the U.S. market, with 60% of those surveyed stating that their investments in America remains the same. They are also optimistic about the market recovery in the U.S., with more than half (55%) of those surveyed expecting the economy to rebound from COVID-19 within the next year.

Xu Chen, Chairman of the CGCC and President of Bank of China USA, commented, «As of March 2020, our Chinese member companies have invested over $123 billion in the U.S. economy, resulting in job creation and economic growth in the U.S. market.» He added, «Since the CGCC was founded 15 years ago, the organization has been striving to create opportunities in growing Chinese investments and facilitate Chinese brands in the U.S. As the uncertainty around U.S.-China relations and the COVID-19 outbreak continues, the CGCC stands ready to support both the business community and the two governments as they embark on the next phase of their relationship.»

Now in its seventh year, the survey assessed around 200 Chinese enterprises in the U.S., looking at impact of U.S.-China relations on business operations, their outlook on the U.S. market over the next two years and the anticipated difficulties.

CGCC will hold a panel featuring speakers from U.S.-China Business Council, American Chamber Commerce of China, Wanxiang American Corporation and Lennar International on August 12 at 2pm to discuss the findings in further detail.

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SOURCE China General Chamber of Commerce – USA

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Cuts Ribbon on South Side Expansion

CHICAGO, Aug. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL), a division of Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), is celebrating the completion of its new multipurpose center in Chicago’s Morgan Park neighborhood. BCBSIL today cut the ribbon on the 130,000 square foot space in Marshfield Plaza at 119th Street and Marshfield Avenue. The site has been transformed from an abandoned retail store into…

CHICAGO, Aug. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL), a division of Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), is celebrating the completion of its new multipurpose center in Chicago’s Morgan Park neighborhood. BCBSIL today cut the ribbon on the 130,000 square foot space in Marshfield Plaza at 119th Street and Marshfield Avenue. The site has been transformed from an abandoned retail store into a vast employee workspace coupled with a community-facing Blue Door Neighborhood CenterSM (BDNC).

«We believe in the power of community and how collective action will drive long-term meaningful change for our members and employees where they live and work,» said Maurice Smith, president and CEO of Health Care Service Corporation. «This center, and our ongoing collaboration with the Morgan Park community, is all about creating opportunities and making intentional investments in our local neighborhoods such as new jobs, supporting local businesses and increased access to health and wellness programming. It is our communities that make us stronger.»

Nearly 100 people are among the first wave of employees working at the Morgan Park site. Hiring is rolling out in a phased approach. This site will eventually house up to 550 employees in roles that help BCBSIL support members and network providers.  Hiring efforts have been focused around the Morgan Park area and almost 70 percent of new hires live within 10 miles of the center.

The Morgan Park location also features BCBSIL’s second Blue Door Neighborhood Center, which will focus on making a positive impact on the health of people beyond the walls of hospitals and physician offices. It’s a face-to-face, high-touch, hyper-local approach that represents a new way for BCBSIL to partner with the communities where we operate. The first BDNC opened in April 2019 in Pullman.

 «Our Blue Door Neighborhood Centers are destinations for people to learn, connect and focus on their whole person health – which includes tackling the physical, mental, environmental and social factors that can impact wellbeing,» said Steve Hamman, president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois. «We partner with local organizations to create a neighborhood-level coalition working toward the common goal of making a positive impact on community health.»

«COVID-19 has forced us to come face to face with the disproportionate levels of poverty and inequality that far too many Chicagoans face,» said Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot. «However, thanks to companies and agencies like Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois and Health Care Service Corporation, we are able to put ourselves on the fast track to finding holistic, long-term solutions that end the cycle of suffering for our residents. This once-empty site will now give Morgan Park residents and surrounding communities long-overdue access to the quality health and wellness resources that they need to stay healthy during these uncertain times.» 

The Blue Door Neighborhood Centers offer no-cost programming such as low-impact fitness, educational classes on how to manage chronic health conditions, as well as information on how to best use health insurance. i

One of the new hires for Morgan Park’s BDNC is lifetime Morgan Park resident Aquea Wynn.

«I’m just so grateful right now – for those of us that live in the community, to be able to see a future giving back and working in the community that we live in,» said Aquea Wynn, health educator at the Blue Door Neighborhood Center. «Blue Cross planting themselves here in Morgan Park is a game changer and I am excited to start working to put my experience and knowledge into making Morgan Park a better place.»

BDNC locations are currently offering virtual programming due to COVID-19. Projected opening dates and web-based class offerings are available at bluedoorcenteril.com.

BCBSIL is furthering its footprint across Chicago neighborhoods. Later this fall, we’re opening a third Blue Door Neighborhood Center in South Lawndale’s Little Village neighborhood, at 2551 W. Cermak Road. And in 2021, we’ll be opening office space in the Mural Park development in Pilsen.

iiWhile many resources are available, since health care providers are not located at Blue Door Neighborhood Centers, anyone experiencing an emergency or in need of urgent care, should call 911.

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