Latino and Jewish Leaders United Against Violence, Racism and Anti-Semitism

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the Latino Jewish Leadership Council (LJLC) strongly denounce the violence, hatred and anti-Semitism displayed by white supremacists, the KKK and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12. 

The group of 35 Latino and Jewish leaders in the U.S. is horrified  by the death of Heather Heyer, the young woman murdered by an extremist who plunged his car into a group of peaceful counter-demonstrators, causing 19 injuries as well. We regard this as an act of domestic terrorism and call upon federal prosecutors to investigate and prosecute this case accordingly. 

At this critical juncture, Americans expect moral clarity from their leaders. Words and actions are absolutely required to bring the nation together, heal wounds and prevent these despicable hate groups from further terrorizing our communities. But creating the impression of moral equivalence between neo-Nazis, white supremacists and the KKK and demonstrators who oppose them is nothing short of offensive. 

Since its establishment in January 2017, the LJLC has repeatedly denounced the rise of anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic and xenophobic rhetoric that has too often infected our nation's political discourse. We have also urged our public officials to take swift action against the increase in hate crimes. Sadly, the horrendous events of last Saturday have once again confirmed what history teaches us: hate groups start by targeting a specific ethnicity, religion or community, and then metastasize and end up attacking our broader society.  

We call upon our elected and appointed officials, Republicans and Democrats alike, indeed all people of good will, to stand together, with total moral clarity, for American democratic and pluralistic core values, which remain the bedrock of our nation and the best defense against the forces of hatred  that seek to uphold prejudice and divide us.

The Latino Jewish Leadership Council, convened by the American Jewish Committee (AJC), was established to jointly advocate for issues of shared concern and values cherished by both communities.

 

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Latino and Jewish Leaders United Against Violence, Racism and Anti-Semitism

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the Latino Jewish Leadership Council (LJLC) strongly denounce the violence, hatred and anti-Semitism displayed by white supremacists, the KKK and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12. 

The group of 35 Latino and Jewish leaders in the U.S. is horrified  by the death of Heather Heyer, the young woman murdered by an extremist who plunged his car into a group of peaceful counter-demonstrators, causing 19 injuries as well. We regard this as an act of domestic terrorism and call upon federal prosecutors to investigate and prosecute this case accordingly. 

At this critical juncture, Americans expect moral clarity from their leaders. Words and actions are absolutely required to bring the nation together, heal wounds and prevent these despicable hate groups from further terrorizing our communities. But creating the impression of moral equivalence between neo-Nazis, white supremacists and the KKK and demonstrators who oppose them is nothing short of offensive. 

Since its establishment in January 2017, the LJLC has repeatedly denounced the rise of anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic and xenophobic rhetoric that has too often infected our nation's political discourse. We have also urged our public officials to take swift action against the increase in hate crimes. Sadly, the horrendous events of last Saturday have once again confirmed what history teaches us: hate groups start by targeting a specific ethnicity, religion or community, and then metastasize and end up attacking our broader society.  

We call upon our elected and appointed officials, Republicans and Democrats alike, indeed all people of good will, to stand together, with total moral clarity, for American democratic and pluralistic core values, which remain the bedrock of our nation and the best defense against the forces of hatred  that seek to uphold prejudice and divide us.

The Latino Jewish Leadership Council, convened by the American Jewish Committee (AJC), was established to jointly advocate for issues of shared concern and values cherished by both communities.

 

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CasaCuba: a home for all things Cuban at FIU

The Knight Foundation provides seed funding

MIAMI, Aug. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A group of Cuban-American community leaders has stepped forward to support "CasaCuba," an initiative that brings together all things Cuban at Florida International University. 

The initiative will harness FIU's prestigious scholarly and cultural resources to activate its extensive Cuban collections for scholars and the public, with the eventual goal of constructing a 50,000-square-foot facility on FIU's campus.

"The CasaCuba initiative formalizes what has been true for many years: Cuba is in FIU's DNA," said FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg. "Almost one million Cubans call Miami home with Cuban immigrants making up one-third of Miami-Dade County's population. There is no location outside of Cuba with a greater connection to Cuban and Cuban-American people than Miami and no university with greater expertise in the study of the island nation than FIU. This new center will be accessible to our students, the larger South Florida community, and visitors from around the world."

The academic pillar of CasaCuba will be the Cuban Research Institute (CRI), in the Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs, the nation's premier center for academic research and public programs on Cuban and Cuban-American issues. CRI offers a certificate in Cuban and Cuban-American Studies and more than 70 courses focused on the island and its diaspora.

"Communities that shape their futures most successfully know where they come from," said Alberto Ibargüen, president of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, which contributed $200,000 to launch the project. "CasaCuba will be a place to engage deeply with Cuban culture, so Cuban-Americans and everyone else can borrow the best of it for our American home."

FIU also has significant resources related to Cuban art, history and music, including the Darlene M. and Jorge M. Pérez Art Collection at FIU, which documents the historical trajectory of Cuban art since the late 1800s, and the most extensive publicly available collection of Cuban music, the Diaz Ayala Cuban and Latin American Popular Music Collection with more than 100,000 items.

In addition to CRI, CasaCuba will house oral history recordings, searchable genealogy records, exhibitions, meeting spaces, classrooms and other Cuban collections.

The idea for CasaCuba began at an FIU Foundation board meeting last year, during which board members discussed the extent of FIU's Cuba-related resources. Things evolved and a small group formed an advisory board and recruited others, eager to advance the initiative that grew into CasaCuba. CasaCuba advisory board members represent business; fashion; entertainment and the arts; communications; and legal and public affairs. The full board met for the first time on March 24, 2016 and elected a chair and vice chair.

The board members are:

  • Agustin Arellano, Sr., chair of construction firm NV2A Group, board chair
  • Ray Rodriguez, former president and chief operating officer of Univision Communications, vice chair
  • Cesar Alvarez, senior chairman of Greenberg Traurig and member of the FIU Board of  Trustees
  • Nestor Carbonell, Sr., former international public affairs and business leader at PepsiCo
  • Alfonso Fanjul, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer at Florida Crystals Corporation and Fanjul Corp.
  • George Feldenkreis, executive chairman of the board of Perry Ellis International
  • Andy García, award-winning Cuban-American actor and director
  • Alberto L. Ibargüen, president, chief executive officer and a trustee of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
  • Jorge Mas, chairman of the board, MasTec
  • Lily Prellezo, author
  • Claudia Puig, senior vice president/eastern regional manager of Univision Communications and chair of the FIU Board of Trustees
  • Mark B. Rosenberg, president of Florida International University
  • Eduardo M. Sardiña, former president and chief executive officer of Bacardi U.S.A.
  • José J. Valdés-Fauli, private investor and former banker

Over the past year, quarterly meetings have been held and the board developed the vision for CasaCuba. In keeping with FIU's unique position as the epicenter of the Cuban community, the mission of CasaCuba is "to create the world's premier research, education, and cultural center designed to preserve and promote the history and contributions of the Cuban diaspora."

"CasaCuba's mission is close to my heart," said Agustin Arellano, Sr., the advisory board's chair. "We want to inspire and educate in an atmosphere that promotes freedom and goodwill."

In May, the CasaCuba initiative received initial seed funding from the Knight Foundation to hire an executive director for the center. Among other early priorities, the executive director will refine, develop and implement the strategy of the center. In addition, the executive director will work directly with other community organizations focused on Cuba.

Established in 1950, the Knight Foundation, which has the goal of fostering "informed and engaged communities," has previously supported several FIU projects. They include FIU Miami Urban Future Initiative, a joint project of FIU's College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts and the Creative Class Group at Mana Wynwood, as well as a grant to The Wolfsonian–FIU to support programs that provide greater public access to the museum's collection of art and design.

"Thanks to the Knight Foundation, CasaCuba can move ahead with its mission to educate and engage the Cuban community," Arellano said.

For more information on CasaCuba, please email casacuba@fiu.edu.

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Proposed Sony Xperia Class Action Settlement Preliminarily Approved

NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement is being issued by Levi & Korsinsky, LLP regarding the Sony Xperia class action settlement.

A proposed nationwide class action settlement has been preliminarily approved by a federal court in New York involving Sony Mobile Communications (U.S.A.), Inc. and Sony Electronics, Inc. concerning the alleged waterproof capabilities of certain Xperia smartphones and tablets.  Sony denies the allegations. 

The class includes owners, purchasers and others of certain Xperia smartphones and tablets.  A fairness hearing has been set for December 1, 2017.  There are upcoming deadlines for class members to exercise their rights.  For more information, please go to: www.xperiawaterproofsettlement.com or 1-844-367-8807 or contact Nancy Kulesa at Levi & Korsinsky at (212) 363-7500.

 

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California Alcohol Policy Alliance Announces Community rallies against 4:00 am bar closing

Public Safety Over Alcohol Profits

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --

WHO:   Community members and Public health and safety advocates speak out against proposed 4:00 am bar closing

  • Crisiti Walker, MADD
  • Brian Curry, past chair Pacific Beach Community Planning Group
  • Judith Rojas, recent UCSD graduate
  • Lucky Morrison, former North Park resident
  • Lisa Bridges, California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA)

WHEN:
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
11:00 am

WHERE:  
North Park Way & 29th Street - northwest corner
San Diego, California

Note: Directly behind the Observatory, the site of an alcohol-fueled melee and stabbing. Media will receive eye witness video of the brawl including the overwhelming police presence needed to contain the violence.

WHY:                   

  • Extending bar hours to 4 am will result in alcohol-related problems and impose more burden on law enforcement!
  • San Diego's top crime neighborhoods are already drowning in alcohol. Extending alcohol hours will exacerbate impact on neighborhoods.
  • California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) does not have resources to investigate nuisance, crime and other alcohol compliance problems.
  • Impacts of a 4 am last call will not stay local.  The harms and costs will spread across all of our roads ways and communities forcing all municipalities to pay the price for additional law enforcement, EMT and other costs.
  • Alcohol-related deaths in California top 10,500 per year with over 900,000 alcohol-related incidents of harm including crime, injuries, sexual assault, and high-risk sex.
  • According to CDC reports, California suffers $35 billion a year in alcohol-related harm, with local and state governments paying nearly $14.5 billion annually.
  • The $350 million dollars the state receives annually in alcohol taxes and fees does not even come close to covering the costs.
  • Put public safety over bar profits! DO NOT extend bar hours!

 

CAPA Members

Alcohol Justice
Alcohol-Narcotic Education Foundation
AADAP, Inc.
Bay Area Community Resources
Behavioral Health Services, Inc.
Community Action, Service & Advocacy/CASA
CA Council on Alcohol Problems
Center for Open Recovery
Eden Youth and Family Center
Institute for Public Strategies
FASD Network of Southern CA
FreeMUNI – SF
Friday Night Live Partnership
Koreatown Youth and Community Center
L.A. County Friday Night Live
L.A. Drug & Alcohol Policy Alliance
Lutheran Office of Public Policy – California
MFI Recovery Center
Mountain Communities Family Resource Center
Partnership for a Positive  Pomona
Paso por Paso, Inc.
Project SAFER
Pueblo y Salud
Reach Out
San Marcos Prevention Coalition
San Rafael Alcohol & Drug Coalition
Santee Solutions
SF DogPAC
SAY San Diego
Saving Lives Drug & Alcohol Coalition
South Orange County Coalition
Tarzana Treatment Centers,Inc.

 

Contact: Carol Green 858.349.9887

AlcoholPolicyAlliance.org
Jorge Castillo, Advocacy Director | 415-257-2488 | jorgec@alcoholjustice.org 
Sara Cooley, Advocacy Manager | 734-646-4575 | sarac@alcoholjustice.org
1024 North Maclay Avenue #M-13 | San Fernando, CA  91340

 

 

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Acura Reveals Striking ARX-05 Prototype Race Car in Monterey; Debut Set for Daytona

- Acura to take on top WeatherTech SportsCar Championship category with renowned Team Penske running pair of Acura ARX-05s in 2018- ARX-05 will be displayed this week at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering; Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion; and Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Concept Lawn

MONTEREY, Calif., Aug. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Acura today unveiled the new Acura ARX-05 prototype race car at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering. Acura Motorsports will join forces with the legendary Team Penske organization to field a pair of the new Daytona Prototype International (DPi) entries in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

The Acura ARX-05 (Acura Racing eXperimental, generation 5) is the latest in a line of endurance prototypes to be fielded by the brand dating to 1991, just five years after the 1986 launch of the Acura marque. Based on the very successful ORECA 07 chassis, the new ARX-05 prototype showcases Acura-specific bodywork and design features, including Acura's signature Jewel Eye™ headlights, and utilizes the race-proven AR35TT twin-turbocharged engine, based on the production 3.5-liter V-6 that powers the Acura MDX, RDX, TLX and RLX models.  

"At Acura, Precision Crafted Performance is at the heart of everything we do," said Jon Ikeda, Acura vice-president and general manager. "Whether it is our production cars or a prototype race car, if you want to be a performance brand you need to perform."

The multi-year DPi program will be administered by Honda Performance Development (HPD), the racing arm for both Acura Motorsports and Honda Racing in North America. The competition debut of the Team Penske Acura prototypes will take place at the season-opening Rolex 24 in January, 2018. One of the team's two ARX-05 entries will be piloted by the legendary Juan Pablo Montoya along with sports car champion Dane Cameron. The second driver pairing will be announced at a later date.

"Right from the start, Acura has raced – and done so successfully," said Art St. Cyr, President of HPD and Acura Motorsports. "We've won with the Acura Integra Type R, the RSX, the first-generation NSX and with the Le Mans prototypes. Most recently, we've won with the new Acura NSX GT3. The ARX-05 is our fifth-generation prototype, and we expect great things from our partnership with Team Penske."

DPi rules require manufacturers to use one of four approved prototype chassis, fitted with IMSA-homologated, manufacturer-designed and branded bodywork and engines. In the case of the ARX-05, the bodywork was developed by a team led by Acura Global Creative Director Dave Marek.

 "We created a variety of initial sketches, then pared those down a handful of potential designs. Next came aero and wind tunnel model testing, and time for the engineers to have their say," Marek recounted. "The design continued to be refined throughout the testing and evaluation process, until we came up with a final treatment that met our performance goals while maintaining Acura styling cues. It's been an exciting process."

The Acura ARX-05 will add to a rich legacy of Acura sports car racing successes, including the 1991-93 IMSA Camel Lights manufacturer and driver championships; 50 IMSA and American Le Mans Series class or overall race victories (through Watkins Glen 2017); and the 2009 American Le Mans Series manufacturer, driver and team championships, in both the LMP1 and LMP2 classes.

Based on the "J35" family of engines found in Acura MDX, RDX, TLX and RLX production vehicles, the Acura AR35TT engine has powered class winners at the 12 Hours of Sebring (2011-13); the 24 Hours of Le Mans and LMP2 World Endurance Championship (2012).  The engine also powered entries to American Le Mans Series LMP2 titles in 2012-13; and the overall winners at the Rolex 24, 12 Hours of Sebring and Petit Le Mans in 2016.

Acura Motorsports currently campaigns the Acura NSX GT3 in the IMSA GTD category with Michael Shank Racing – where it has already won at Detroit and Watkins Glen this season – as well as with Real Time Racing in the Pirelli World Challenge GT division.

Following today's official unveiling, the Acura ARX-05 will also be on display at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion (August 19) and on the Concept Lawn at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance (August 20).

About Acura
Acura is a leading automotive luxury nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance, an original approach to technology and design that creates a new driving experience. The Acura lineup features six distinctive models – the RLX premium, luxury sedan, the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the 5-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, and the seven-passenger Acura MDX, America's all-time best-selling three-row luxury SUV. Last year, Acura launched its next-generation, electrified NSX supercar as a new and pinnacle expression of Acura Precision Crafted Performance.

About Honda Performance Development
HPD was founded in 1993 to spearhead American Honda's entry into Indy car racing.  No other manufacturer has matched the company's success in Indy cars, which includes 225 race victories, 15 drivers' championships, six competitive manufacturers' championships and 12 Indianapolis 500 victories since 2004. 

HPD, Acura and Honda have a history of success in endurance sports car racing, with more than 100 prototype victories since 1991, including either class or overall victories at the Rolex 24, 12 Hours of Sebring, 24 Hours of Le Mans and Petit Le Mans. Acura and HPD swept all prototype championships in the 2009 American Le Mans Series; and won the North American Endurance Championship manufacturers' title in 2016. Prior to the founding of HPD in 1993, Acura won 25 races and three consecutive IMSA Camel Lights Championships from 1991-93.

HPD's Acura and Honda engines have recorded 78 race wins at endurance sports car races around the world, with 70 of those victories coming in the HPD-developed line of sports prototype cars.  For more information about HPD and the company's racing product lines, please visit http://hpd.honda.com.

About Team Penske
Team Penske is one of the most successful teams in the history of professional sports and celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2016.  Cars owned and prepared by Team Penske have produced more than 450 major race wins, more than 520 pole positions and 29 national championships across open-wheel, stock car and sports car racing competition.  In its storied history, the team has also earned 16 Indianapolis 500 victories, two Daytona 500 championships, a Formula One win and overall victories in the 24 Hours of Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring.  Team Penske currently competes in the Verizon IndyCar Series, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, and NASCAR XFINITY Series.  The team also races in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, in a partnership with Dick Johnson Racing, as DJR Team Penske.  For more information about Team Penske, please visit: www.teampenske.com

 

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Vamousse Provides Tips on Choosing a Lice Treatment for Back-to-School

With so many lice treatments available, parents are left scratching their heads

MORRISVILLE, N.C., Aug. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Lice cases spike at back-to-school which means many parents will be shopping for lice treatment along with No. 2 pencils as kids return to the classroom. Parents have a variety of over-the-counter (OTC) options for treating lice - many more than their parents had - so selecting a product may feel overwhelming. Pesticide-free lice treatment Vamousse provides a look at the three most common types of lice treatment products found in the first aid aisle.

Pesticide-Based Lice Treatments
Traditionally pesticide-based products have been the most common lice treatments available. These products contain the active ingredients Permethrin or Pyrethrum, which are pesticides introduced more than four decades ago as pediculicides – OTC drugs to kill lice.1 With these products, the formula kills lice but does little to kill their eggs, making a second application necessary seven to 10 days later to kill newly hatched lice that were in the egg stage when the first treatment was performed.

A big concern today is pesticide-resistance. Researchers studying head lice across the U.S. have documented that strains of "super lice" exist in much of the country. As a result of having relied on the same chemicals to treat lice over decades, resistance has grown, leading to less consistent reliability of these pesticide-containing products. To learn more about this issue, check out this article published recently by TyraTech, makers of Vamousse.  

Pesticide-Free Lice Treatments
This category of products is aimed at addressing the pesticide-resistance challenge and providing a different approach to ending an infestation. Within the pesticide-free category, there are two main types of products: pediculicides and combing facilitators.

  • Pesticide-Free Pediculicides
    This newer generation of treatments emphasizes safe, non-toxic ingredients with the ability to kill lice, including super lice without using the pesticides to which lice have become resistant. Often these products include a Drug Facts box indicating that the FDA recognizes the active ingredient as a pediculicide – an OTC drug for the treatment of lice.

    Vamousse Lice Treatment is an example of a pesticide-free pediculicide. Vamousse is also proven to kill eggs, dehydrating them with the treatment. This means that both the adult lice and their laid eggs are killed with the application rather than needing to wait for eggs to hatch. Parents also get the benefit of ingredients that are non-toxic and safe to reapply as needed, so there is no waiting period to fully end an infestation or quickly treat a re-infestation.

  • Combing Facilitators
    Combing is the original method of ending a lice infestation (evidence dates back even to the time of Cleopatra!). Some products in the lice treatment section serve to condition the hair for easier combing, supporting the manual removal of lice. These products can be recognized by language about "loosening the nit glue" or "eliminating lice and eggs." For many parents, combing alone is a time-intensive, highly involved activity that may need to be repeated frequently to get complete removal, so they should be aware that these combing aids do not kill lice.

What Parents Should Know
The best way to identify a head lice infestation early is by doing regular head checks. If you find lice, check the rest of the family and alert playmates. With the range of treatments on the market, be sure to follow the directions carefully for the product you select as procedures vary based on the type of product.

About Vamousse Lice Treatment
At Vamousse, we know parents want to eliminate head lice quickly. That's why we are proud to offer fast, effective products for parents to control lice and super lice with ingredients they can feel good about. Vamousse Lice Treatment kills both lice and eggs with the first application so kids and parents can get back to focusing on life – not the itchy effects of head lice.

Learn more about proactive lice management this back-to-school season at how Vamousse works at http://vamousselice.com/backtoschool.

1 Gellatly KJ, et al. Expansion of the knockdown resistance frequency. J Med Entomol. 2016;53(3):653–659.v

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Combined Insurance Named a Top Diversity Employer by Hispanic Network Magazine

2017 marks third straight year of inclusion for the company

CHICAGO, Aug. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hispanic Network Magazine (HNM) has named Combined Insurance, a leading provider of individual supplemental accident, disability, health and life insurance products, and a Chubb company, as one of the top diversity employers in the nation for 2017. For the third consecutive year, HNM included Combined Insurance on its Best of the Best Lists, which identifies organizations that embrace a wide range of perspectives, attract the very best talent and understand the demographics of the marketplace and its needs.

The company recently announced plans to hire 500 Spanish-speaking sales agents throughout Florida, Texas, Illinois, California and Arizona by the end of 2017 to serve the growing Hispanic market. Combined Insurance offers a best-in-class sales training and onboarding program for new agents entirely in Spanish.

"We are honored to be named a top diversity employer for the third year in a row," said Dennis Ontaneda, Vice President of Latino Markets at Combined Insurance. "At Combined Insurance, we value and seek top multicultural talent to join our organization and serve our increasing number of diverse customers."

Ontaneda has been with Combined Insurance for more than 20 years and has seen firsthand the value of cultivating a diverse workforce. Last year, more than 30 percent of the company's new staff hires were bilingual in Spanish and English.

Hispanic Network Magazine, now celebrating its 25th year of diversity, polled hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies for its 2017 Best of the Best evaluations. HNM is one of the nation's fastest-growing magazines, promoting the advancement of Hispanics in all aspects of education, business and employment to ensure equal opportunity.

Combined Insurance was founded in Chicago in 1922 by W. Clement Stone. With $100, a positive spirit and a vision to make the world a better place, Stone developed and grew the company into what it is today—still headquartered in Chicago with sales agents and managers throughout the 50 United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. 

For more information about bilingual careers at Combined Insurance, visit combinedinsurance.com or visit our Combined Latino Facebook page to learn more.  

About Combined Insurance
Combined Insurance Company of America (Chicago, Ill.) is a leading provider of individual supplemental accident, disability, health and life insurance products and a Chubb company. With a tradition of nearly 100 years of success, Combined Insurance is committed to making the world of supplemental insurance easy to understand. The company has an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau and is one of Ward's Top 50® Performing Life-Health Insurance Companies. Combined Insurance is also a 2017 Top 10 Military Friendly® Employer named by G.I. Jobs Magazine—marking the fifth consecutive year on the Top 10 employer list and third consecutive year in the Top 5. For more information, please visit combinedinsurance.com.

About Chubb
Chubb is the world's largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company. With operations in 54 countries, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients.  As an underwriting company, we assess, assume and manage risk with insight and discipline.  We service and pay our claims fairly and promptly.  The company is also defined by its extensive product and service offerings, broad distribution capabilities, exceptional financial strength and local operations globally.  Parent company Chubb Limited is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CB) and is a component of the S&P 500 index.  Chubb maintains executive offices in Zurich, New York, London and other locations, and employs approximately 31,000 people worldwide. Additional information can be found at: chubb.com.

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The Home Depot Declares Second Quarter Dividend Of 89 Cents

ATLANTA, Aug. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, today announced that its board of directors declared a second quarter cash dividend of 89 cents per share. The dividend is payable on September 14, 2017, to shareholders of record on the close of business on August 31, 2017. This is the 122nd consecutive quarter the company has paid a cash dividend.

The Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,282 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal 2016, The Home Depot had sales of $94.6 billion and earnings of $8.0 billion. The Company employs more than 400,000 associates. The Home Depot's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index.

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National Alliance for Hispanic Health named a Gold Bicycle Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists

Alliance promotes physical activity for employees and communities across the nation

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognized the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (the Alliance) with a Gold Bicycle Friendly Business SM (BFB SM) award, for leading America toward a healthier future. With the announcement of 60 new and renewing BFBs today in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., the Alliance joins a visionary group of more than 1,367 local businesses, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies across the United States that are transforming the American workplace, two wheels at a time.

"As the nation's leading Hispanic health advocacy group, being a bike friendly organization is part of our efforts to support all communities in making movement a daily part of life", said Dr. Jane Delgado, President and CEO of the Alliance.  The Alliance encourages bicycling as an easy and convenient transportation option for employees by providing amenities such as showers; secured bike parking; and, incentives including paid annual membership to the Capital Bikeshare program and the commuter tax benefit.  

"The League of American Bicyclists is excited to recognize this latest group of new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses for making their workplaces and their communities safer, happier, healthier, and more sustainable through bicycling," said Amelia Neptune, Director of the Bicycle Friendly America program. "We applaud these businesses, including the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, for leading the charge in creating a more bicycle-friendly America for everyone."

As a Bicycle Friendly Business, the Alliance has access to a variety of free tools and technical assistance from the League to become even more bicycle-friendly.  To apply or learn more about the free BFB program, visit the League online at bikeleague.org/businesses.

About the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (the Alliance)
The Alliance is the nation's foremost science-based source of information and trusted advocate for the best health outcomes for all. For more information, visit: http://www.healthyamericas.org or call the Alliance's Su Familia National Hispanic Family Health Helpline at 1-866-783-2645.

About the Bicycle Friendly America Program
To learn more about building a Bicycle Friendly America, including the Bicycle Friendly CommunitySM, Bicycle Friendly StateSM, Bicycle Friendly Business, and Bicycle Friendly UniversitySM programs visit www.bikeleague.org/BFA.

The League of American Bicyclists is leading the movement to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. As leaders, our commitment is to listen and learn, define standards and share best practices to engage diverse communities and build a powerful, unified voice for change.

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SOURCE National Alliance for Hispanic Health