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Graj + Gustavsen (G+G), a full service strategic and creative brand and licensing consultancy firm has teamed up with IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holdings company, to extend the IRONMAN® brand globally to best-in-class manufacturers and retailers across all categories from apparel to healthy food alternatives. Through the agreement, G+G’s licensing division will develop a comprehensive execution strategy utilizing their 27 years of experience of building and extending brands. The agency will look to enhance IRONMAN athletes and casual fans relationship with the brand beyond its events. IRONMAN will expand the power of the brand to new audiences by tapping G+G to create and build new licensing opportunities. This will allow consumers to engage and be inspired in new ways through the association with a world-class and highly aspirational active brand that celebrates human achievement and a well-balanced lifestyle. “G+G is very excited and honored to have the opportunity to represent and build a strategic licensing program for such an iconic brand and work with the amazing team at IRONMAN,” said Scott Todd, SVP of Licensing at Graj + Gustavsen. Since the 1986 launch of the top-selling Timex IRONMAN watch, IRONMAN has developed an impressive licensing program that generates more than $500 million annually in global retail sales. The IRONKIDS® brand, which promotes healthy and active lifestyles among youth, also produces a successful licensing initiative – including the popular IRONKIDS Gummy Vitamins. Today, IRONMAN is the 72nd largest licensor in the world as reported by Global License Magazine. “IRONMAN is excited to begin working with the team at G+G, who are known for their outside the box thinking, strategic partnerships and tremendous creative capabilities,” said Nathalie Wolderling Bishman, Sr. Director of Global Licensing at IRONMAN. “As we continue to expand our brands globally and across product categories, we are looking for new and innovative ways to bring our brands to consumers across all athletic levels.” About Graj + Gustavsen G+G is a full-service strategic and creative brand consultancy that offers brand and business growth solutions by delivering vision and insight in the areas of strategy, design, brand extensions and consumer experience. For over 25 years, G+G has partnered with brand owners, investors and operators to maximize brand value, creating brand experiences and extensions that connect deeply with consumers. For licensing inquiries please contact Scott Todd at scott@ggny.com or visit http://www.GGNY.com. About IRONMAN A Wanda Sports Holdings company, IRONMAN operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, Iron Girl®, IRONKIDS®, six of nine International Triathlon Union World Triathlon Series races, road cycling events including the UCI Velothon Majors Series, mountain bike races, premier marathons and other multisport races. IRONMAN’s events, together with all other Wanda Sports Holdings events, provide more than 680,000 participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. The iconic IRONMAN® Series of events is the largest participation sports platform in the world. Since the inception of the IRONMAN® brand in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines at the world’s most challenging endurance races. Beginning as a single race, IRONMAN has grown to become a global sensation with more than 260 events across 44 countries. For more information, visit http://www.ironman.com. IRONKIDS After being acquired from the Sara Lee Corporation, which owned the event series since 1985, IRONKIDS® launched in 2009 with nine events. Since the inaugural year, IRONKIDS has seen more than 60,000 participants and has grown to over 80 events worldwide including races in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. Further expansion is planned to for the launch of 100 new IRONKIDS events in China by 2020. The brand creates positive experiences for youth while fostering self-esteem through achievement. The IRONKIDS mission is to inspire and motivate through sport to live an active, positive and healthy lifestyle. For more information, visit http://www.ironkids.com. Iron Girl Launched in 2004 with just two events in the United States, the Iron Girl brand has gained popularity throughout the years garnering global appeal. The event series broadened over the past decade varying from 5Ks and 10Ks to half marathons, expanding and incorporating mother/daughter races, sprint triathlons and wellness initiatives. Iron Girl aspires to bring women of all ages together as a community by offering a supportive, energetic and empowering environment for females pursuing a healthy and active lifestyle. For more information visit http://www.irongirl.com. About IRONMAN Consumer Products Licensing IRONMAN is a top 75 Global Licensor with retail revenues of licensed product exceeding USD$500 million per year. IRONMAN Licensed Products have been around since the inception of the brand and are manufactured and distributed through global, regional and local licensing partners across a variety of channels including food, drugstore, mass, and specialty as well as online and through IRONMAN owned retail channels. IRONMAN aims to create products that expand the brands exposure and enhances core and casual fans’ relationship with the brands beyond the mass participation event offerings. IRONMAN products span categories such as watches, eyewear, compression apparel, apparel accessories, fitness accessories, running strollers, fragrances, bags and luggage as well as wellness products to aid in an athlete’s nutrition and recovery. Most notably, the Timex IRONMAN Watch was launched in 1986 and continues to be the #1 selling sport watch in the world. For more information contact licensing(at)ironman.com.


Acerca de Univision Communications Inc. Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) es la principal empresa de medios de comunicación al servicio de la comunidad hispana en los Estados Unidos. La Compañía, creadora líder de contenido en el país, incluye la Cadena Univision, una de las principales cadenas televisivas de EE.UU., independientemente del idioma, y la cadena de televisión de habla hispana de mayor sintonía en el país, disponible en aproximadamente 91% de los hogares hispanos que ven televisión en EE.UU.; UniMás, una cadena líder de televisión en español disponible en aproximadamente 85% de los hogares hispanos que ven televisión en EE.UU.; Univision Cable Networks, que incluye Galavisión, el canal de entretenimiento por cable en español más visto del país, así como UDN (Univision Deportes Network), la cadena de deportes por cable en español de mayor sintonía en EE.UU.; Univision tlnovelas, una cadena de televisión por cable en español dedicada a transmitir telenovelas las 24 horas del día; ForoTV, una cadena de televisión por cable en español dedicada a transmitir noticias internacionales las 24 horas del día; y un conjunto adicional de señales de cable compuesto por De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson y Telehit; Medios Locales de Univision, división que es propietaria y opera 59 estaciones de televisión y 64 estaciones de radio en los principales mercados hispanos de EE.UU. y Puerto Rico; y Univision NOW, un servicio de suscripción de streaming en vivo y a pedido, directo al consumidor. La Compañía también incluye Fusion Media Group (FMG), una división enfocada en audiencias jóvenes y diversas. FMG tiene dos cadenas de cable: FUSION TV, una cadena en inglés que ofrece noticias y programas de estilo de vida, y la participación de UCI en El Rey Network, una cadena de cable en inglés que trasmite contenido de entretenimiento general;Univision.com, el sitio web en español más visitado por los hispanos en EE.UU.; Uforia, una aplicación de música que ofrece contenido musical en medios múltiples; así como una colección de reconocidas marcas digitales que abarcan una amplia gama de categorías: tecnología (Gizmodo), deportes (Deadspin), música (TrackRecord), estilo de vida (Lifehacker), intereses de la mujer moderna (Jezebel), noticias y justicia social (FUSION.net), cultura y noticias de la comunidad afroamericana (The Root), juegos digitales (Kotaku) y cultura automovilística (Jalopnik). FMG también incluye la participación de la Compañía en marcas de comedia y sátira noticiosa como The Onion, Clickhole y The A.V. Club. La sede corporativa de UCI está ubicada en la ciudad de Nueva York y cuenta con instalaciones de creación de contenido y oficinas de ventas en las principales ciudades de los Estados Unidos. Para más información, por favor visite corporate.univision.com.


IRVINE, Calif. & WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Dassault Systèmes U.S. Foundation and Base 11 today announced a workforce development initiative focused on training the next generation of engineers with the skills most in-demand by aerospace, high-tech and transportation industries. With a grant from The Foundation, the initiative will provide students with training in collaborative 3-D engineering design platforms used by many large employers including Boeing, Northrup Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Tesla, Honda, HP and IBM. “We are thrilled by the grant from The Dassault Systèmes U.S. Foundation as it will accelerate our ability to empower our academic partners with the tools and resources they need to transform high-potential, low-resource students into 21st century STEM leaders,” said Landon Taylor, CEO of Base 11, a nonprofit STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workforce development and entrepreneur accelerator. The initiative will be piloted this summer at the University of California, Irvine’s Samueli School of Engineering with community college students participating in the Base 11 summer fellowship program being the first to receive training on the collaborative 3-D design solutions. “This workforce development initiative by Base 11 speaks to the huge demand for trained talent that we’re hearing from employers,” said Al Bunshaft, President, The Dassault Systèmes U.S. Foundation. “We are excited to support this innovative initiative that aims to create new educational content with the learning and discovery capabilities of 3D technology and virtual universes. This will offer a solution for employers, while simultaneously changing the lives of underserved students and their communities.” The Autonomous Systems Engineering Academy was based on a highly successful freshman engineering course at the Samueli School of Engineering featuring hands-on, project-based learning. In 2015, Base 11 funded an adaptation of the course as an 8-week residency based summer program geared toward high-potential, low-resource community college students. The inaugural cohort of that program was recruited from across the country and completed the program at UCI in the summer of 2016. (See video here.) The academy focuses around hands-on, interactive projects that encompass multiple engineering disciplines. Students learn the basics of aerospace design, computer aided design, 3-D printing, basic electronics and fabrication techniques through a series of mini projects. Each of those mini projects is a necessary component of the final capstone project, which is a fully operational unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone. In the first phase of the initiative, funded by The Dassault Systèmes U.S. Foundation, the process of designing the drone will be enhanced by access to and training on 3-D design platforms used by engineers at major corporations. Beginning January 2018, Base 11 will expand the ASEA curriculum into a full academic-year college credit-bearing engineering course at three community college campuses in Orange County, California, San Francisco and Phoenix including Orange Coast College, Skyline College and South Mountain Community College, with the potential to reach other markets in 2019. “The partnership with Base 11 and the financial support of The Dassault Systèmes U.S. Foundation is helping us expand our reach into community colleges and high schools, advancing our mission to prepare future engineers for matriculation at UCI and on to successful STEM-based careers,” said Gregory Washington, Stacey Nicholas dean of engineering, Samueli School. About Base 11 Base 11 is a nonprofit workforce development accelerator focused on solving the STEM talent pipeline crisis being fueled by the underrepresentation of women and minorities. Base 11 facilitates partnerships with industry, academia and philanthropy which deliver to employers a pre-recruitment pipeline of well-trained, highly skilled STEM talent. By establishing Innovation Centers integrated with hands-on project based learning and STEM entrepreneurship training, Base 11 and its partners set students on direct pathways to four-year STEM degrees, well paid STEM jobs, and the opportunity to launch their own STEM related business. For more information, please visit www.Base11.com. Base 11 is a DBA of the Center for Innovations in Education, a nonprofit 501(c) 3 – IRS exemption EIN# 26-4365936. About La Fondation Dassault Systèmes La Fondation Dassault Systèmes provides training and expertise about 3D virtual universe technologies to help schools, universities, research centers, museums and associations in Europe and the U.S. to push the limits of knowledge. Its mission is to inspire men and women with a passion for engineering, science and digital technology to create a better and more collaborative society. As part of this mission, it actively contributes to inventing new ways of sharing know-how and transforming learning practices that make it possible to detect new talents and help them achieve their dreams. For more information: lafondation.3ds.com


NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Univision and UniMás wrapped up May 2017 Sweep as the No. 1 and No. 2 Spanish-language networks in primetime among Total Viewers 2+. For the first time ever in any sweep period, UniMás out-delivered Telemundo during primetime among Total Viewers 2+. These May Sweep results positioned Univision Communications Inc. as the only major media company with year-over-year audience growth across the top-ranked broadcast networks in primetime among Total Viewers 2+. This May 2017 Sweep marked the 25th consecutive May sweep in which Univision ranked as the No. 1 Spanish-language network during primetime among Total Viewers 2+, Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34. “Whether it’s week to week, season to season, or sweep after sweep, Hispanic America continues to choose the networks of Univision for entertainment, news and sports content,” said Lourdes Diaz, president of Entertainment, UCI. “We know what they’re passionate about and we are listening to what they want; delivering them contemporary stories that resonate with their lives, sophisticated storylines that go beyond just romance, and content that engages them across all our platforms.” Additionally, UCI Networks delivered a 68 percent share of the primetime Spanish-language Adults 18-49 audience, up from 61 percent versus the May 2016 sweep, and higher versus the past two sweep periods in the current 2016/2017 season. The UCI Networks also aired 8 out of the top 10 most-watched programs during primetime among Hispanic Adults 18-49. Source: Nielsen, NPM (04/27/2017-05/24/2017) Mon-Sat 8pm-11pm/Sun 7pm-11pm, Live+SD. Top-ranked broadcast networks based on the top 10. Audience growth compared to May 2016 Sweep (04/28/2016-05/25/2016). Shares based on the sum of impressions among Univision, UniMás, Galavision, Univision Deportes Network, Telemundo, NBC Universo, Azteca America and Estrella TV. Programming ranker based on NPM-H ad-supported networks. Source: Nielsen, NSI, May 2017 Sweep (04/27/17-05/24/17), Live +SD. #1 local media company is based on Univision and UniMás combined prime delivery compared to combined prime delivery of local station groups in each market. Primetime is defined as ABC/CBS/NBC/IND/UNI/UMA/TEL/AZA/MFZ/ETV Mon-Sat 8-11 p.m./Sun 7-11 p.m. ET/PT (Mon-Sat 7-10 p.m./Sun 6-10 p.m. CT/MT) and FOX/CW Mon-Sat 8-10 p.m./Sun 7-10 p.m. ET/PT (Mon-Sat 7-9 p.m./Sun 6-9 p.m. CT/MT). Rankings based on absolute impressions. Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. The Company, a leading content creator in the U.S., includes Univision Network, one of the leading networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country available in approximately 91% of U.S. Hispanic television households; UniMás, a leading Spanish-language broadcast television network available in approximately 85% of U.S. Hispanic television households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language entertainment cable network, as well as UDN (Univision Deportes Network), the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language sports cable network, Univision tlnovelas, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to telenovelas, ForoTV, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to international news, and an additional suite of cable offerings – De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson and Telehit; Univision Local Media, which owns and/or operates 59 television stations and 64 radio stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; and Univision Now, a direct-to-consumer, on demand and live streaming subscription service. The Company also includes the Fusion Media Group (FMG), a division that serves young, diverse audiences. FMG includes two cable networks: news and lifestyle English-language network FUSION TV and UCI’s interest in El Rey Network, a general entertainment English-language cable network; Univision.com, the most-visited Spanish-language website among U.S. Hispanics; Uforia, a music application featuring multimedia music content; as well as a collection of leading digital brands that span a range of categories: technology (Gizmodo), sports (Deadspin), music (TrackRecord), lifestyle (Lifehacker), modern women’s interests (Jezebel), news and social justice (FUSION.net), African American news and culture (The Root), gaming (Kotaku), and car culture (Jalopnik). FMG also includes the Company’s interest in comedy and news satire brands The Onion, Clickhole and The A.V. Club. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has content creation facilities and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit corporate.univision.com.


ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Headline of release should read: Books-A-Million to Host Sheryl Sandberg for Heartening Conversation June 27 (instead of Books-A-Million to Host Sheryl Sandberg for Heartening Conversation June 17). Facebook COO inspires fans to build resilience and move forward in the face of crisis Facebook COO and New York Times’ bestselling author Sheryl Sandberg is teaming up with Books-A-Million to host an inspiring discussion on her newest read, “Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy.” This noteworthy event will be held on Tuesday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Central Florida’s Pegasus Ballroom. Admirers of the best-selling “Lean In” author are encouraged to purchase tickets through eventbrite.com to guarantee a seat for the event. Guests will join Sheryl Sandberg for this candid discussion, led by Walt Disney World Resort president George A. Kalogridis, on the persistence and strength it takes for the human spirit to recover from crisis and move forward with joy. All ticket holders will also receive an autographed version of Sandberg’s new book! Sheryl Sandberg wasn’t sure how her family would ever recover from the sudden and heartbreaking death of her husband. With the help of her friend and co-author Adam Grant, a psychologist at Wharton, Sandberg and her children began to take the first steps in rediscovering joy and finding strength in life’s unexpected setbacks. This insightful story brings readers along on the emotional journey of helping others in crisis, developing compassion and creating resilient families to ultimately overcome any obstacle life may bring. The name Sheryl Sandberg may be synonymous with newsfeeds and a certain shade of blue, but her extensive background spans far beyond her current role as Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer. With a B.A. and M.B.A from Harvard University in hand, Sandberg began her career as an economist with the World Bank before later becoming the Chief of Staff for the United States Treasury Department and Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google. When not writing internationally bestselling books, Sandberg serves on the boards of Facebook, The Walt Disney Company, Survey Monkey, ONE and Women for Women International. In addition to being a wonderwoman, she also chairs the board of the Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation. As president of the Walt Disney World Resort, George A. Kalogridis oversees a workforce of 73,000 cast members at four theme parks and 26 resort hotels at the world’s premier vacation destination. He previously served as president of the Disneyland Resort, COO of Disneyland Resort Paris and senior vice president of resort operations for the Disneyland Resort, where he played an integral role in the opening of Disney California Adventure and Downtown Disney. Beyond the magic park of Mickey Mouse, Kalogridis serves his community on the board of CHOC Children’s Hospital, Children’s HealthCare of California, the Out and Equal Board of Directors, the California Travel and Tourism Commission, Cal State University, the University of California, Irvine Center for Global Leadership and UCI’s Paul Merage School of Business. For more information on the discussion panel and to purchase tickets, please visit eventbrite.com. Books-A-Million, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, is the second largest chain of bookstores in the United States. Books-A-Million got its start in 1917 as a magazine stand in Florence, Alabama and now operates over 250 stores in the 32 states as well as an online store at booksamillion.com. While Books-A-Million’s presence has grown, the goal has remained the same: to serve each community with the best selection of books, toys, tech and more, all at great prices. Find the nearest Books-A-Million at booksamillion.com/storefinder. Follow Books-A-Million on Twitter and like us on Facebook.


MIAMI & MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Univision Deportes, the multimedia sports division of Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) that includes UDN (Univision Deportes Network), the most-watched Spanish-language cable sports network and preferred destination for fútbol fans in the U.S., today announced its partnership with leading social impact agency, Force Multiply (based in Minneapolis), the pioneers of uniting celebrity/athlete influencers with brands and non-profits in their collective social and community impact efforts. The collaboration between UCI’s Sports division and Force Multiply aims to build on UCI’s corporate social responsibility platform, “Univision Contigo,” which is focused on empowering and enabling communities to build strong minds, promote healthy habits and celebrate diversity. “ As one of the leading sports brand in the U.S., we look forward to heightening our focus on social good efforts through a sports lens in partnership with Force Multiply, an agency that brings decades of experience in shaping and driving meaningful social change. This partnership builds on Univision’s commitment to empowering our communities through a series of initiatives,” said Juan Carlos Rodriguez, president, Univision Deportes. Through the collaboration, Univision Deportes and Force Multiply will assemble key participants and investors, sports icons and influencers, non-profits and UCI’s talent to align efforts in the launch of two initiatives: “ We are proud to partner with Univision Deportes to help advance their unwavering commitment to spark positive social change,” said Lou Raiola, Founder and CEO, Force Multiply. “ Leveraging the position they have established as a large and growing force in sports media, Univision Deportes, along with their large and passionate fan base, is well positioned to have a marked impact on the communities they serve. In support of this effort, we are pleased to lend our three decades of uniting stakeholders and their respective passions and areas of purpose to bring about positive social change across North America in unique and impactful ways.” Likeminded sports properties, high-profile teams and athletes, sports brands, national governing bodies, and others to be announced soon, will join the Univision Deportes and Force Multiply partnership in a collective effort to address social change through the vehicle of sports. About Univision Communications Inc. Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. The Company, a leading content creator in the U.S., includes Univision Network, one of the leading networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country available in approximately 91% of U.S. Hispanic television households; UniMás, a leading Spanish-language broadcast television network available in approximately 85% of U.S. Hispanic television households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language entertainment cable network, as well as UDN (Univision Deportes Network), the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language sports cable network, Univision tlnovelas, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to telenovelas, ForoTV, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to international news, and an additional suite of cable offerings - De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson and Telehit; Univision Local Media, which owns and/or operates 59 television stations and 64 radio stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; and Univision Now, a direct-to-consumer, on demand and live streaming subscription service. The Company also includes the Fusion Media Group (FMG), a division that serves young, diverse audiences. FMG includes two cable networks: news and lifestyle English-language network FUSION TV and UCI’s interest in El Rey Network, a general entertainment English-language cable network; Univision.com, the most-visited Spanish-language website among U.S. Hispanics; Uforia, a music application featuring multimedia music content; as well as a collection of leading digital brands that span a range of categories: technology (Gizmodo), sports (Deadspin), music (TrackRecord), lifestyle (Lifehacker), modern women’s interests (Jezebel), news and social justice (FUSION.net), African American news and culture (The Root), gaming (Kotaku), and car culture (Jalopnik). FMG also includes the Company’s interest in comedy and news satire brands The Onion, Clickhole and The A.V. Club. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has content creation facilities and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit corporate.univision.com. About Force Multiply, Inc. Force Multiply, based in Minneapolis, is a cause marketing, social impact agency that inspires real, meaningful social impact on a global scale. With decades of experience in the entertainment, sports and non-profit segments, the company uniquely unites celebrity influencers with forward-thinking companies and non-profit cause organizations. Through the creation of these non-traditional alliances, Force Multiply designs and executes cause-related events and experiences, marketing campaigns and original content for consumers and communities that drive social change – for good. Force Multiply was founded by Lou Raiola, who brings more than 30 years of experience in championing causes that inspire social good through sports, entertainment and pop culture. Raiola and his firm have become the go-to resource when it comes to creating the unlikeliest of partnerships between the business and non-profit worlds. For more information about Force Multiply, please visit www.force-multiply.com


NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Winning the No. 1 spot among Adults 18-49 in the May 2017 sweep across five key markets—Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, San Francisco, and Phoenix, which comprise over 25 percent of the U.S. Hispanic population – the Univision local television group is the undisputed choice in primetime for one of the fastest growing segments of the population. Additionally, the Univision and UniMás stations in Los Angeles are No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in primetime, regardless of language, among Adults 18-49. Also in primetime, Univision television stations in Los Angeles, Houston, and San Francisco ranked No. 1 among Adults 18-49. In early and late news, Univision television stations ranked No. 1 among Adults 18-49 in Los Angeles, New York, Houston, and Dallas—markets that make up over 30 percent of the U.S. Hispanic population. Also, in early news, Univision television stations ranked No. 1 in Chicago and San Francisco, regardless of language, among Adults 18-49. “We’re proud to continue to be the No. 1 trusted news source for U.S. Hispanics in major markets across the country,” said John Eck, Chief Local Media Officer, Univision Communications Inc. “Now more than ever, our viewers turn to us to stay up-to-date on the issues that matter the most. These sweeps results uphold our mission to serve Hispanic America and be our community’s primary source of news in Spanish.” Among Adults 18-49, Univision stations hold 4 out of the top 10 spots in the country during early news regardless of language: New York (No. 1), Los Angeles (No. 2), Dallas (No. 4) and Houston (No. 10). Univision stations, including simulcast on UniMás, hold 4 of the top 10 spots in the country during late news regardless of language among Adults 18-49: Los Angeles (No. 1), New York (No. 2), Dallas (No. 4) and Houston (No. 5). During the May 2017 sweep, Univision stations delivered the No. 1 early local news among: Univision stations also delivered the No. 2 early local news among: During the May 2017 sweep, Univision stations, including simulcast on UniMás, delivered the No. 1 late local news among: Univision stations, including simulcast on UniMás, also delivered the No. 2 late local news among: During the May 2017 sweep, Univision stations delivered the No. 1 midday local news among: Univision stations also delivered the No. 2 midday local news among: During the May 2017 sweep, Univision was the No. 1 broadcast station in total day viewing (Monday-Sunday 6 a.m.-2 a.m.) among: Univision delivered the No. 2 broadcast station in total day viewing among: During the May 2017 sweep, Univision was the No. 1 broadcast station in primetime viewing among: Univision delivered the No. 2 broadcast station in primetime viewing among: During the May 2017 sweep, UniMás delivered the No. 2 Spanish-language broadcast station in total day viewing, outperforming Telemundo affiliates, among: During the May 2017 sweep, UniMás delivered the No. 2 Spanish-language broadcast station in primetime viewing, outperforming Telemundo affiliates, among: Source: Nielsen, NSI, May 2017 Sweep (04/27/17-05/24/17), Live +SD. #1 local media company is based on Univision and UniMás combined prime delivery compared to combined prime delivery of local station groups in each market. Percent of US population is based on Universe Estimates in the respective markets versus the Total US Universe Estimate. Early local news is defined as local newscasts with a Mon-Fri 6 p.m. ET/PT start time; Mon-Fri 5 p.m. CT/MT start time. Late Local News is defined as local newscasts with a Mon-Fri 10/11 p.m. ET/PT start time; Mon-Fri 9/10 p.m. CT/MT. Includes regular newscasts only. Total Day defined as Mon-Sun 6 a.m.-2 a.m. Primetime is defined as ABC/CBS/NBC/IND/UNI/UMA/TEL/AZA/MFZ/ETV Mon-Sat 8-11 p.m./Sun 7-11 p.m. ET/PT (Mon-Sat 7-10 p.m./Sun 6-10 p.m. CT/MT) and FOX/CW Mon-Sat 8-10 p.m./Sun 7-10 p.m. ET/PT (Mon-Sat 7-9 p.m./Sun 6-9 p.m. CT/MT). All midday newscasts are program averages between 11a-1:59p PT/ET, 10a-12:59p CT. Rankings based on absolute impressions. Univision Late News includes simulcast on UniMás stations in the markets (except in Dallas). KMEX/KFTR in Los Angeles includes UMEX/TFTR on Spectrum HHs (formerly Time Warner Cable). Most watched newscasts in the country based on absolute impressions across 25 LPM markets. Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. The Company, a leading content creator in the U.S., includes Univision Network, one of the leading networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country available in approximately 91% of U.S. Hispanic television households; UniMás, a leading Spanish-language broadcast television network available in approximately 85% of U.S. Hispanic television households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language entertainment cable network, as well as UDN (Univision Deportes Network), the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language sports cable network, Univision tlnovelas, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to telenovelas, ForoTV, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to international news, and an additional suite of cable offerings – De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson and Telehit; Univision Local Media, which owns and/or operates 59 television stations and 64 radio stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; and Univision Now, a direct-to-consumer, on demand and live streaming subscription service. The Company also includes the Fusion Media Group (FMG), a division that serves young, diverse audiences. FMG includes two cable networks: news and lifestyle English-language network FUSION TV and UCI’s interest in El Rey Network, a general entertainment English-language cable network; Univision.com, the most-visited Spanish-language website among U.S. Hispanics; Uforia, a music application featuring multimedia music content; as well as a collection of leading digital brands that span a range of categories: technology (Gizmodo), sports (Deadspin), music (TrackRecord), lifestyle (Lifehacker), modern women’s interests (Jezebel), news and social justice (FUSION.net), African American news and culture (The Root), gaming (Kotaku), and car culture (Jalopnik). FMG also includes the Company’s interest in comedy and news satire brands The Onion, Clickhole and The A.V. Club. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has content creation facilities and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit corporate.univision.com.


News Article | May 23, 2017
Site: www.marketwired.com

NEWPORT COAST, CA--(Marketwired - May 23, 2017) - Crystal Cove Alliance (CCA) today is making a significant transition to its new name, Crystal Cove Conservancy (The Conservancy), just as it is poised to take on new and bold initiatives associated with its long-term mission of preservation, education and conservation at Crystal Cove State Park. Visitors to the park, the website, social media channels and all other communications, will now experience the comprehensive rebranding of the 18-year-old nonprofit organization. For the past four years, CCA has been working behind the scenes to prepare for the future. To be ready for a more ambitious future at Crystal Cove State Park, CCA has developed an even stronger foundation by restructuring its board of directors and its organizational structure. Today, May 23, as the former name Crystal Cove Alliance sunsets, and the new name Crystal Cove Conservancy (The Conservancy) debuts, this organization stands ready for the momentous opportunities that lie ahead. While many people are most aware of the restored, rental beach cottages at Crystal Cove, there is much more to the story. The Conservancy works in partnership with California State Parks to provide stewardship support for Crystal Cove's nearly 2,800 acres of public lands including: The Crystal Cove Historic District and beach cottages, a site listed on the National Registry of Historic Places; 2,400 acres of pristine wilderness habitat including the unspoiled Moro Canyon watershed, a National Natural Landmark site; more than three miles of rocky beach coastline and intertidal habitat; 400 acres of coastal bluff habitat; and special underwater and offshore areas including the Crystal Cove State Marine Conservation Area, a Marine Protected Area. Through the strength of the cooperative partnership with California State Parks and the social enterprise model it employs, The Conservancy aspires to promote and generate ongoing community support and sustainable earned revenue streams to provide educational programs and conservation initiatives for Crystal Cove State Park. Providing historic beach experiences for visitors, while cultivating the environmental advocates of the future, ensures that Crystal Cove, and places like it, live on for countless future generations. "We are grateful for the support this community has provided over the past 18 years. The ultimate success of the Alliance to date truly rests in the hands of many of its early supporters, members and investors in the vision for what Crystal Cove could be," said Laura Davick, Founder and Vice President of the Crystal Cove Conservancy. "The future vision of The Conservancy belongs to all of us in this community. It is this community that will complete the final vision and do the last heavy lifting through completion." Davick added, "Our new name has been a long-term vision for this organization and we all welcome the opportunity that this provides to tell the story about our work and the important legacy that we are committed to leaving for future generations." Lisa Mangat, Director of the California Department of Parks and Recreation, commented, "The Crystal Cove Alliance is a shining example of how partnerships play an integral role in assisting the California Department of Parks and Recreation in fulfilling its mission. The name transition to Crystal Cove Conservancy reaffirms their commitment to preservation and sets the stage for their future role. We appreciate their support and look forward to continuing to work together with the Crystal Cove Conservancy." "This transition marks yet another truly meaningful milestone for this organization and this park," said Alix Hobbs, President and CEO of the Crystal Cove Conservancy. "The Conservancy is committed to creating a sustainable future for Crystal Cove and for our growing education and conservation programs here in the park. We are confident that not only our supporters, but also the greater community at large, will be intrigued to learn more about our plans for the future." The California Coastal Commission on March 8, 2017 approved the coastal development permit for restoration of Crystal Cove State Park Historic District's final 17 cottages. California State Parks and The Conservancy were joint applicants on the permit. This approval sets the stage for much of The Conservancy's future ambitious initiatives. The project is planned to result in successful preservation of these 17 cottages as well as provide expanded Coastal Engineering education programs, increased public access to affordable overnight stays and, upon completion, a sustainable future for the Crystal Cove State Park. Crystal Cove Conservancy is in the early planning stages of developing a capital campaign for its capstone project -- completion of the North Beach preservation project's final 17 cottages, along with its new Coastal Engineering programs. As part of this proposal, a Coastal Dynamics Education Program will be developed. The Conservancy and California State Parks have been working in partnership with the University of California, Irvine (UCI), for the past decade to create innovative education programs and research projects. The Conservancy is working with UC Irvine's Henry Samueli School of Engineering to study the extraordinary stress the California coastline is experiencing from a combination of sea level rise and human modification of physical and environmental systems. Crystal Cove State Park represents a natural laboratory for science and engineering, ideal for engaging underserved K-12 and college students. "By being a stewardship partner for this Southern California jewel, The Conservancy has been uniquely positioned to develop a nationally recognized STEM education program that uses authentic field science and monitoring to immerse students and community members in the practice of conservation and open space management," said Hobbs. Please visit the new website at www.crystalcove.org, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter. About Crystal Cove Conservancy Crystal Cove Conservancy is the nonprofit public benefit partner to Crystal Cove State Park, employing a social enterprise model to fund important preservation, education, and conservation initiatives. In so doing, The Conservancy will cultivate our planet's next generation of environmental stewards ensuring that Crystal Cove, and places like it, live on for generations. Together, The Conservancy and California State Parks have held a shared vision spanning the future of the coast, the cottages, open space and the education of future advocates to carry the legacy forward. The Conservancy's vision is a fully restored and sustainable Crystal Cove State Park advancing education to inspire generations to come. A Look Back The Alliance to Rescue Crystal Cove, originally founded in 1999 by Laura Davick to stop the loss of this important piece of California history, transitioned to Crystal Cove Alliance in 2003. Davick spearheaded the effort to preserve Crystal Cove State Parks' Historic District, preventing it from becoming a luxury resort. Once the historic site was rescued in 2001, and a new Preservation and Public Use Plan was completed and approved, this organization was awarded the Official Non-Profit Cooperating Association contract and the Concession Management contracts for the park. Through this collaborative relationship with California State Parks, this organization has become a nationally recognized model for public-private partnerships. This is the legacy carried forward by today's Crystal Cove Conservancy.


News Article | May 24, 2017
Site: www.prweb.com

Joining immediately are Turner Broadcasting System Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Louise Sams, and Jens Carsten Dahl, Novo Nordisk Vice President and Executive Assistant to the President and CEO. “I am honored to join Phil Southerland and Jens Dahl on the board of Team Novo Nordisk,” said Ms. Sams. “I look forward to helping Team Novo Nordisk grow in its efforts to support and highlight the athletic endeavors of people affected by type 1 diabetes.” Ms. Sams was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and educated at Princeton University and the University of Virginia Law School. She began her career as an attorney at New York law firm White & Case and left to becoming in-house counsel for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a global media company. In 2000, Ms. Sams was named Turner’s General Counsel, and in capacity, she currently oversees 110 attorneys with responsibility for all legal matters for the company, including business acquisitions, litigation, intellectual property, CNN investigative reports and digital media. From 2003 to 2012, in addition to being General Counsel of Turner, Ms. Sams was also president of TBS International with oversight responsibility for creation, production, and distribution of all Turner entertainment and news networks aired outside North America. Ms. Sams serves on the boards of a number of organizations, including Princeton University, Atlanta’s High Museum of Art, Atlanta’s Woodruff Arts Center and Meals on Wheels Atlanta. She received the Inspiration Award from the Atlanta Chapter of Women in Cable Telecommunications and was named by Business to Business magazine among the most influential businesswomen in Atlanta. National Law Journal named her among the 50 most influential women lawyers in America. Mr. Dahl holds an MBA from the Copenhagen Business School and began his extensive career with the Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk A/S over 17 years ago. Since 2004, Mr. Dahl has successfully held a number of leadership positions within the company. Recently Mr. Dahl relocated from Princeton, US back to Denmark, and now serves as Vice President and Executive Assistant to Novo Nordisk’s President and CEO, Lars Fruergaard Jørgensen. “We are honored that Louise and Jens are joining the TT1 Holdings/Team Novo Nordisk board. Ms. Sams is a top corporate attorney and a truly dynamic leader both professionally and within the community. Mr. Dahl has led global diabetes innovation and strategy for nearly two decades and is a veteran member of the Team Novo Nordisk family,” said Team Novo Nordisk cofounder and CEO Phil Southerland. “Everyone in the world is at risk for diabetes. It is an epidemic and people are dying. As recognized leaders at their respective organizations, Ms. Sams and Mr. Dahl bring unmatched business experience and a lifelong commitment to professional management that will help our organization grow so that we can reach more people and motivate them to get out and exercise. Our shared goal is to change the health of the world.” In addition to Team Novo Nordisk, TT1 Holdings is associated with the Team Type 1 Foundation, a nonprofit organization pursuing a global mission of education, empowerment and equal access to medicine for everyone affected by diabetes. The Team Type 1 Foundation provides college scholarships to athletes with type 1 diabetes. Since 2014, 165 scholarships totaling $256,000 were awarded to college athletes who compete in an NCAA or NAIA sport with type 1 diabetes. These recipients maintain a 3.0 or better GPA and serve as ambassadors to raise awareness about diabetes management and to inspire people with diabetes to better manage their disease. “On a daily basis, 1.2 billion people are directly impacted by diabetes. Team Novo Nordisk serves as a global source of hope for anyone affected by diabetes and as a motivating factor for everyone to get out and exercise,” said Southerland. “There is a global epidemic in regards to physical inactivity, and we see a greater opportunity to make the world a healthier place through exercise and we want to use sport as that platform. As we tackle this challenge, we will rely on and benefit from Louise and Jens’ experience, guidance, and passion.” Team Novo Nordisk co-founder and CEO Phil Southerland also serves as founder and president of the Team Type 1 Foundation. Southerland was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at just seven months and doctors told his mother he was unlikely to live past the age of 25. Now 35, Southerland is a diabetes ambassador and global leader focused on empowering people throughout the world to change the face of diabetes on a global scale. About Team Novo Nordisk Team Novo Nordisk is a global all-diabetes sports team of cyclists, triathletes and runners, spearheaded by the world’s first all-diabetes UCI Professional Continental cycling team. In 2012, Phil Southerland, co-founder and CEO of the team, and global healthcare company Novo Nordisk, came together to create Team Novo Nordisk, based on a shared vision to inspire, educate and empower people around the world affected by diabetes. For more information, go to http://www.teamnovonordisk.com.

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