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GoMeyra, Lab Tech Software Startup Launched During Pandemic, Commemorates One Year Anniversary with Unprecedented Expansion

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 5:47pm

The lab tech software startup launched during the pandemic commemorates one year anniversary with unprecedented expansion.

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  • The lab tech software startup launched during the pandemic commemorates one year anniversary with unprecedented expansion.
  • The innovative, cloud-based solution enables unprecedented processing times for COVID-19 RT-PCR, rapid PCR, antigen, antibody and serology testing.
  • GoMeyra initially launched with one software product, a LIMS to help labs effectively handle the COVID-19 testing emergency.
  • The software features advanced automation capabilities, allowing for the processing of significantly more tests with fewer resources in record time.

Advancements in reproductive medicine available at Shady Grove Fertility (SGF) can reduce the inheritance of genetic diseases like breast cancer

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:45pm

Individuals and couples with known genetic diseases can turn to Shady Grove Fertility (SGF) to undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF) with preimplantation genetic testing for monogenic/single gene defects(PGT-M) to reduce the risk of passing genetic mutations to future offspring.

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  • Individuals and couples with known genetic diseases can turn to Shady Grove Fertility (SGF) to undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF) with preimplantation genetic testing for monogenic/single gene defects(PGT-M) to reduce the risk of passing genetic mutations to future offspring.
  • Additionally, patients at risk for dominant gene mutations, such as breast cancer or inherited forms of colon cancer, can have individualized testing for these diseases.
  • While Rose is not a carrier for the breast cancer gene, she is a carrier of a rare X-linked genetic mutation called Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome.
  • We are so fortunate to live in a world where we can now reduce the inheritance of deadly genetic diseases via IVF.

Express Announces Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Partnership

Monday, September 13, 2021 - 2:00pm

Today, fashion apparel retailer Express, Inc. (NYSE: EXPR), announces a partnership between its Dream Big Project and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, with the goal of providing $1M and 100,000 associate and executive volunteer hours in support of the mentoring organization and to accelerate its Big Futures initiative.

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  • Today, fashion apparel retailer Express, Inc. (NYSE: EXPR), announces a partnership between its Dream Big Project and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, with the goal of providing $1M and 100,000 associate and executive volunteer hours in support of the mentoring organization and to accelerate its Big Futures initiative.
  • "Big Brothers Big Sisters ignites the power and promise of young people through mentoring relationships that build self-confidence and emotional well-being to help them realize their full potential," said Artis Stevens, President and CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
  • To make a donation or to learn more about the Express Dream Big Project and Big Brothers Big Sisters partnership, please visit https://express.com/dreambigproject or follow @express on Instagram.
  • Founded in 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is the largest and most experienced youth mentoring organization in the United States.

Miss USA & Queenly Announce First of its Kind Partnership

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 1:36pm

The partnership has been spearheaded by the National Director of the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageant system, Crystle Stewart, who is passionate about female empowerment and inclusion.

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  • The partnership has been spearheaded by the National Director of the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageant system, Crystle Stewart, who is passionate about female empowerment and inclusion.
  • She also made headlines last year as the first Black woman and person to ever hold the licensing rights to Miss USA and Miss Teen USA.
  • "We are so excited to be working with Miss USA and Miss Teen USA," says Queenly CEO Trisha Bantigue.
  • The Miss USA Organization annually produces the Miss USA and the Miss Teen USA Pageants.

Doritos Brings a New Dimension to This Year's Super Bowl Experience with Commercial Starring Jimmy Kimmel, Mindy Kaling and a Mystery Man Only Known as #FlatMatthew

Friday, January 15, 2021 - 2:00pm

Like a look that no one's ever had before," says Kimmel to Kaling referring to the mystery star.

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  • Like a look that no one's ever had before," says Kimmel to Kaling referring to the mystery star.
  • The Super Bowl campaign is in support of new Doritos 3D Crunch, one of the most anticipated Frito-Lay product launches in memory, making it perfectly fitting for the Super Bowl stage.
  • To be able to showcase this breakthrough product on the Super Bowl with the help of the incredible Jimmy Kimmel and Mindy Kaling is awesome.
  • And of course, Doritos 3D's original Super Bowl ad debuted in 1998 with the memorable "Laundromat" commercial starring actress Ali Landry, who was instantly deemed the "Doritos Girl."

Nonprofit WeXL.org Produces New Show American Wellness with Miss Wisconsin USA Gabriella Deyi Addressing Mental Health among BIPOC's, Women, and Vulnerable Populations

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 8:40pm

Deyi, the current Miss Wisconsin USA, uses her platform to raise awareness of mental health issues including those that afflict her mother and brother as she prepares for the Miss USA Pageant on Nov. 9.

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  • Deyi, the current Miss Wisconsin USA, uses her platform to raise awareness of mental health issues including those that afflict her mother and brother as she prepares for the Miss USA Pageant on Nov. 9.
  • A first-generation American born to immigrants from Liberia and Dominican Republic, Deyi embodies WeXL's mission and that of #Creators4BIPOC.
  • By producing original programs like American Wellness, we better understand complicated issues impacting diverse communities (such as mental health) while connecting them to resources and solutions.
  • The organization produces original content, including the live webcast, We eXceL daily hosted by WeXL CEO and founder Arabella DeLucco, and the limited video series, American Wellness with Miss Wisconsin USA 2020, Gabriella Deyi.

Miss World 2019 Beauty Pageant Returns to EstrellaTV

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 1:00pm

For the third consecutive year, EstrellaTV will be the official U.S. Spanish-language broadcaster of this 69-year-old world beauty pageant.

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  • For the third consecutive year, EstrellaTV will be the official U.S. Spanish-language broadcaster of this 69-year-old world beauty pageant.
  • We are delighted to partner once again with the Miss World organization in broadcasting this world-class event for the Hispanic community in the U.S. At EstrellaTV we are committed to providing the best Spanish-language lifestyle and entertainment programming and the Miss World beauty pageant is no exception, stated Ivan Stoilkovich, Head of Programming at EstrellaTV Network.
  • The Beauty With a Purpose global humanitarian program is at the heart of Miss World.
  • The company's EstrellaTV Network is distributed through owned and operated TV stations, TV network affiliates and related digital media properties.

Miss USA 2019 Cheslie Kryst Joins Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Board of Directors

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 8:27pm

Miss USA 2019 Cheslie Kryst has been elected to the National Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.

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  • Miss USA 2019 Cheslie Kryst has been elected to the National Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
  • Cheslie, who was crowned Miss USA on May 2, 2019, is a passionate supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters and youth development.
  • Founded in 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is the largest and oldest youth mentoring organization in the United States.
  • The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

Miss North Dakota International, Ava Hill, Crowned Miss International 2019

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 3:01pm

CHARLESTON, W.Va., July 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Miss North Dakota International, Ava Hill, 22, of Kindred, N.D., was crowned Miss International 2019, Saturday, July 27 at the Annual Miss International Pageant held in Charleston, W.Va.

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  • CHARLESTON, W.Va., July 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Miss North Dakota International, Ava Hill, 22, of Kindred, N.D., was crowned Miss International 2019, Saturday, July 27 at the Annual Miss International Pageant held in Charleston, W.Va.
  • The International Pageants' system promotes community service with the majority of each contestants' competition score based on knowledge of and work with her platform.
  • A suicide-attempt survivor, Hill will promote suicide signs awareness and prevention as an international Ambassador for the Peyton Heart Project (PHP) ( www.thepeytonheartproject.org ), during her reign as Miss International 2019.
  • The Miss International Pageant system is owned and operated by Roanoke, Va.-based message of healthy living throughout the United States and the world," International Pageants, Inc., which also operates the Miss Pre-Teen International, Miss Teen International and Mrs. International competitions.

Cheslie Kryst From North Carolina Crowned Miss USA

Friday, May 3, 2019 - 6:30am

RENO, Nev., May 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Tonight, Cheslie Kryst from North Carolina was crowned the new Miss USA in front of a worldwide audience at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino's Grand Theatre in Reno Tahoe.

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  • RENO, Nev., May 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Tonight, Cheslie Kryst from North Carolina was crowned the new Miss USA in front of a worldwide audience at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino's Grand Theatre in Reno Tahoe.
  • The event concluded with Miss USA 2018 Sarah Rose Summers crowning Cheslie Kryst her successor, chosen from representatives of all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
  • Top Three: Miss New Mexico USA Alejandra Gonzalez; Miss North Carolina USA Cheslie Kryst; Miss Oklahoma USA Triana Browne
    Top Five: Miss New Mexico USA Alejandra Gonzalez; Miss North Carolina USA Cheslie Kryst; Miss Nevada USA Tianna Tuamoheloa; Miss Oklahoma USA Triana Browne; Miss Arkansas USA Savannah Skidmore
    Top Ten: Miss Arkansas USA Savannah Skidmore; Miss Ohio USA Alice Magoto; Miss Kansas USA Alyssa Klinzing; Miss North Carolina USA Cheslie Kryst; Miss District of Columbia USA Cordelia Cranshaw; Miss New Mexico USA Alejandra Gonzalez; Miss Maryland USA Mariela Pepin; Miss Florida USA Nicolette Jennings; Miss Nevada USA Tianna Tuamoheloa; Miss Oklahoma USA Triana Browne
    Top Fifteen: Miss Florida USA Nicolette Jennings; Miss New Mexico USA Alejandra Gonzalez; Miss Arkansas USA Savannah Skidmore; Miss Ohio USA Alice Magoto; Miss Oklahoma USA Triana Browne; Miss Iowa USA Baylee Drezek; Miss Minnesota USA Cat Stanley; Miss District of Columbia USA Cordelia Cranshaw; Miss Louisiana USA Victoria Paul; Miss North Carolina USA Cheslie Kryst; Miss Kansas USA Alyssa Klinzing; Miss Pennsylvania USA Kailyn Marie Perez; Miss Maryland USA Mariela Pepin; Miss Hawaii USA Lacie Choy; Miss Nevada USA Tianna Tuamoheloa
    MISS USA was made possible with the support of Reno Tahoe, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, Nevada Division of Tourism,CHI Haircare,Sherri Hill,Lauren Lorraine, Victoria Duke Beauty, andSinesia Karol.
  • MISS UNIVERSE, MISS USA and MISS TEEN USA programs provide the 10,000 women who participate annually an international platform to affect positive change through influential humanitarian and professional efforts.