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CoderZ Announces CoderZ League World Champions

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 6:00pm

Three teams from each of the tournament's two levels Junior and Pro became CoderZ League World Champions.

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  • Three teams from each of the tournament's two levels Junior and Pro became CoderZ League World Champions.
  • Beginning coders, schools new to the competition, and students in grades five through eight competed at the CoderZ League Junior level using Blockly.
  • The three CoderZ League World Champion teams were the following:
    The CoderZ League Pro level was for students in grades seven through 12 who could use Blockly or Python.
  • The three CoderZ League World Champion teams were the following:
    During the tournament missions, students competed on the award-winning CoderZ Cyber Robotics Learning Environment, a cloud-based platform featuring a graphical simulation of LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robots.

Iconic NERF Brand Becomes Official Partner Of NFL FLAG

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 5:00pm

In addition, NERF will create unique branded experiences at year-round NFL FLAG Regional Tournaments held in major markets across the country as well as the NFL FLAG Championship held during Pro Bowl.

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  • In addition, NERF will create unique branded experiences at year-round NFL FLAG Regional Tournaments held in major markets across the country as well as the NFL FLAG Championship held during Pro Bowl.
  • "Thanks to our partners at NFL FLAG, NERF will be the very first ball kids play with as they begin their football journey and progress through the NFL FLAG Football League," said Teresa Pearson, Sr. Director of Global Brand Marketing & Development for NERF.
  • "NERF is an iconic brand that's synonymous with the fun, competition and excitement of youth sports," said NFL FLAG Executive Director Izell Reese.
  • "We're proud to call NERF the official football and flag provider of NFL FLAG and look forward to providing the best flag football experience and equipment to NFL FLAG athletes of all ages."

CPSC Posts Recalls to its Web Site

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 4:44pm

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products.

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  • The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products.
  • Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually.
  • CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
  • Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

Mattel Television and Nickelodeon Announce Plans to Produce an Animated Series and Live-action Television Movie Musical Based on Iconic Monster High Franchise

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:35pm

Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) and Nickelodeon today announced plans to produce a new animated series and live-action television movie musical based on Monster High, the iconic franchise about the children of famous monsters and creatures.

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  • Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) and Nickelodeon today announced plans to produce a new animated series and live-action television movie musical based on Monster High, the iconic franchise about the children of famous monsters and creatures.
  • Monster Highs strong message of inclusivity is more relevant than ever, said Fred Soulie, General Manager, Mattel Television.
  • They are the ideal partners to bring these beloved characters and their stories to life through episodic television and the live-action television movie.
  • Production on the Monster High animated TV series is overseen for Nickelodeon by Claudia Spinelli, Senior Vice President, Animation Development.

Mattel Television and Nickelodeon Announce Plans to Produce an Animated Series and Live-action Television Movie Musical Based on Iconic Monster High Franchise

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:05pm

Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) and Nickelodeon today announced plans to produce a new animated series and live-action television movie musical based on Monster High, the iconic franchise about the children of famous monsters and creatures.

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  • Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) and Nickelodeon today announced plans to produce a new animated series and live-action television movie musical based on Monster High, the iconic franchise about the children of famous monsters and creatures.
  • Similarly, the movie musical event, which marks the first time Monster High will be brought to life in live action, will be available on Nickelodeon platforms globally next year.
  • Monster Highs strong message of inclusivity is more relevant than ever, said Fred Soulie, General Manager, Mattel Television.
  • Production on the Monster High animated TV series is overseen for Nickelodeon by Claudia Spinelli, Senior Vice President, Animation Development.

Mattel Television Announces Two New Barbie® Specials Premiering in 2021

Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 6:17pm

Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) announced today the upcoming launch of two all-new animated Barbie specials.

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  • Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) announced today the upcoming launch of two all-new animated Barbie specials.
  • Barbie & Chelsea The Lost Birthday, the first dedicated television movie featuring Barbies younger sister Chelsea in a starring role, will launch globally on broadcasters and streaming services this spring.
  • The second special, which follows the success of last years Barbie Princess Adventure, will be a musical that follows Barbie and her friends to New York City.
  • Executive producers for Barbie & Chelsea The Lost Birthday include Bonnett, Fred Soulie, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mattel Television and Christopher Keenan, Senior Vice President, Content Development and Production, Mattel Television.

American Girl Unveils New Conversation Series to Amplify and Celebrate Diverse Voices

Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 2:00pm

(Photo: Business Wire)

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  • (Photo: Business Wire)
    For 35 years, American Girl has created timeless stories and diverse characters who show girls how to change the world with courage, resilience, and kindness, said Jamie Cygielman, General Manager of American Girl.
  • And the brand continues to offer a diverse range of dolls to celebrate all girls and what makes them unique.
  • To amplify the new series, American Girl is partnering with NowThis, the No.
  • By inspiring girls to be their best, American Girl has earned the loyalty of millions and the praise and trust of parents and educators.

CPSC Posts Recalls to its Web Site

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 6:11pm

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products.

Key Points: 
  • The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products.
  • Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually.
  • CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
  • Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

Venzee Appoints Mega Brands Former Founder, President and CEO to the Board

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 2:00pm

Mr. Bertrand was the founder, President and CEO of Mega Brands, which was acquired by Mattel Brands in 2014 for more than US $450M.

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  • Mr. Bertrand was the founder, President and CEO of Mega Brands, which was acquired by Mattel Brands in 2014 for more than US $450M.
  • "I am pleased to be joining John Abrams and his team on the Board of Directors as they scale the Venzee solution worldwide," stated Mr. Bertrand.
  • "At Mega Brands, we worked with retailers in 100 countries and listed thousands of SKUs with them.
  • Venzee has proven its business model with some of the largest brands in the world, validating their digital solution for the global supply chain."

Ty Warner's Las Ventanas, the Doctor is In

Monday, February 15, 2021 - 3:19pm

Las Ventanas provides just such a haven," said Ty Warner, owner of Las Ventanas al Paraso.

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  • Las Ventanas provides just such a haven," said Ty Warner, owner of Las Ventanas al Paraso.
  • The COVID-19 antigen tests will be provided free-of-charge to guests staying at Las Ventanas for a minimum of three nights.
  • This is not the first time Ty Warner has offered an extraordinary arrangement at one of his luxury five-star hotels.
  • For more information on the property visit:
    Ty Warner Hotels & Resorts was founded by entrepreneur Ty Warner.