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Sunwing celebrates end of school year with hundreds of vacations where Kids Stay, Play, and Eat FREE!
TORONTO, June 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- School is nearly out, but parents still have a bit of last-minute homework to do if they don’t want to miss out on some incredible savings on their family’s next summer vacation. Available only until June 29th, Sunwing is celebrating the end of the school year by offering hundreds of vacation packages where Kids Stay, Play, and Eat FREE! During this time-limited promotion, vacationers can enjoy a number of exclusive value-added, family-friendly perks depending on the resort they select including no single parent supplement fee, free kids clubs, dedicated children’s pools and more. Plus, families travelling with friends, or looking to reunite with relatives over the summer vacation can also take advantage of attractive group pricing if their party size includes 10 adults or more—even if they’re departing from different gateways across Canada. With top-rated resorts across Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America to choose from, the summer starts now! Space is limited so families seeking their summer getaway will have to act fast. As the #1 for family vacations, Sunwing has plenty of summer vacation inspiration for popular family resorts that include a host of amenities and privileges designed to ensure both parents and kids can make the most out of their vacation. Families can enjoy endless fun in the sun on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world at Memories Varadero Beach Resort in Cuba, known for its famous white sands. This colonial-inspired resort entertains little ones with numerous supervised activities at its on-site kids club and offers the whole family plenty of included activities like windsurfing, snorkelling, beach volleyball and even introductory scuba diving lessons in the pool. Families can also opt to splash around in any of the 12 freshwater pools at the top-rated Grand Sunset Princess All Suites & Spa resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico. While the kids are enjoying endless play at the resort’s kids club, parents can enjoy some downtime with a romantic dinner at one of the 10 restaurants, or possibly treat themselves to a couple’s massage at the luxurious spa. Plus, guests can enjoy an array of included sports such as kayaking, snorkelling, basketball and football. Parents will also appreciate the spacious rooms at Riu Negril in Montego Bay, Jamaica, that are designed to accommodate families of 5 or more. This all inclusive resort features three sparkling pools and includes a kids pool with a mini-splashpad and slides, a supervised kids club, a range of culinary options that highlight authentic Jamaican cuisine and numerous activities such as kayaking, windsurfing and snorkelling. Plus, vacationers who travel with Sunwing will enjoy exclusive RIU®-topia inclusions such as unlimited à la carte dining, spa discounts and much more. All vacation packages include return flights on Sunwing Airlines where passengers can look forward to starting their vacation off in style with award-winning inflight service that includes a welcome sparkling wine toast, buy on board Sunwing Café menu with selections inspired by Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef, Lynn Crawford and backpacks for children filled with games and toys. To book your next all inclusive vacation visit www.sunwing.ca  or contact your travel agent. About Sunwing As the #1 to the sun and North America’s largest vertically integrated travel company, Sunwing has more flights to the south than any other leisure carrier with convenient direct service from over 33 airports across Canada to over 45 popular sun destinations. This scale enables Sunwing to negotiate the best deals and exclusive offers at all of the top-rated resorts across the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America. Renowned for its award-winning service, Sunwing is consistently voted the #1 leisure airline by travel agents and is the perennial winner of the Consumer Choice Award. Customers can look forward to starting their vacation off in style with award-winning inflight service, which features a complimentary glass of sparkling wine*, tea and coffee and non-alcoholic beverage service; together with a buy on board menu of light meals and snacks (including kids’ choices) inspired by Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef, Lynn Crawford. Sunwing customers also benefit from the assistance of the company’s own knowledgeable destination representatives, who greet them upon arrival and support them throughout their vacation journey. * service may be unavailable on select flights For all media enquiries, please contact:Rachel Goldrick Senior Corporate Communications ManagerSunwing Vacations1-800-387-5602 | media@sunwing.ca https://www.facebook.com/SunwingVacationshttps://twitter.com/SunwingVacay https://www.instagram.com/sunwingvacationshttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzjZ-lcuaqBQH7Sq0u3ru7A Photos accompanying this announcement are available at : http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/c66b6323-050c-4692-a12a-921ddac72ac4 http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/b4888fe3-d178-4cd3-b51d-430441ebbad7 http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/97ea9bf5-8c2b-4393-b37a-f12299905358
Posted on June 22, 2018, 8:00 pm
Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, Inc. to Announce Second Quarter 2018 Results on July 27, 2018
Acquisition of Barteca Restaurant Group Expected to Close on or about June 27, 2018IRVING, Texas, June 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, Inc. (“Del Frisco’s”) (NASDAQ:DFRG) will host a conference call on Friday, July 27, 2018 at 7:30 AM Central Time to discuss financial results for its second quarter ended Tuesday, June 26, 2018. A press release with second quarter 2018 financial results will be issued prior to the conference call that same day. Contained within that press release will be our updated 2018 financial guidance to reflect performance to date, the impact of the Barteca Restaurant Group (“Barteca”) acquisition, which is currently expected to close on or about Wednesday, June 27, 2018 (subject to the satisfaction or waiver of all closing conditions), and a three-year growth outlook for the “new” Del Frisco’s. The second quarter 2018 conference call can be accessed live over the phone by dialing 323-794-2423. A replay will be available afterwards and can be accessed by dialing 412-317-6671; the passcode is 3041445. The replay will be available until August 3, 2018. The conference call will also be webcast live from our corporate website at www.DFRG.com under the investor relations section. An archive of the webcast will also be available through the corporate website shortly after the conference call has concluded. About Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, Inc.Based in Irving, Texas, near Dallas, Del Frisco's Restaurant Group, Inc. is a collection of 50 restaurants across 22 states and Washington, D.C., including Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse, Del Frisco's Grille, and Sullivan's Steakhouse. Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse serves up flawless cuisine that's bold and delicious, an extensive award-winning wine list and a level of service that reminds guests that they're the boss. Del Frisco's Grille is modern, inviting, stylish and fun, taking the classic bar and grill to new heights, and drawing inspiration from bold flavors and market-fresh ingredients. Sullivan's Steakhouse is a great neighborhood place for a big night out on the town - with outstanding food, hand-shaken martinis, an award winning wine list, and live entertainment all under one roof. For further information about our restaurants, to make reservations, or to purchase gift cards, please visit: www.DelFriscos.com, www.DelFriscosGrille.com, and www.SullivansSteakhouse.com. For more information about Del Frisco's Restaurant Group, Inc., please visit www.DFRG.com. About Barteca Restaurant Group Barteca creates restaurants where great food and attentive service are fun, stylish and accessible. Barcelona, the largest Spanish restaurant group in the U.S. with 15 locations, serves tapas both simple and elegant, using the best seasonal picks from local markets and unusual specialties from Spain and the Mediterranean. Barcelona also offers an extensive selection of wines from Spain and South America featuring over 40 wines by the glass. Inspired by a healthy, outdoor lifestyle, bartaco combines fresh, upscale street food with a coastal vibe in a relaxed environment. The cuisine is rooted in tradition and pulls from a broad palate of bold flavors from the Caribbean, Asia and beaches everywhere. The menu features award-winning cocktails made with artisanal spirits and freshly-squeezed juices. bartaco currently has 17 locations across the U.S. Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements in this communication are forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. We use words such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “could”, “should”, “estimate”, “expect”, “intend”, “may”, “predict”, “project”, “target”, and similar terms and phrases, including references to assumptions, to identify forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this communication, including references to assumptions or statements regarding our updated outlook for 2018, the anticipated timing of the closing of our proposed acquisition of Barteca (the “Barteca Acquisition”), the impact of the Barteca Acquisition on our financial results, and our three year annual growth model are forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this communication are based on information available to us as of the date any such statements are made, and we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the following: (i) the ability of the parties to successfully complete the proposed Barteca Acquisition on the current terms and anticipated timing, including as a result of obtaining required regulatory and other approvals and the satisfaction of other conditions to the completion of the proposed Barteca Acquisition; (ii) access to financing for the proposed Barteca Acquisition on a timely basis and on reasonable terms as well as the impact of the combined companies’ debt levels on the ability to operate following the proposed Barteca Acquisition; (iii) risks relating to the integration of operations, products and employees into the combined company and the possibility that the anticipated synergies and other benefits of the proposed Barteca Acquisition will not be realized in whole or in part within expected timeframes, if at all; (iv) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the acquisition agreement relating to the proposed Barteca Acquisition; and (v) the impact of the proposed Barteca Acquisition on each company’s business pending consummation of the proposed Barteca Acquisition. Consummation of the proposed Barteca Acquisition is subject to a number of factors, many of which are beyond our control. Accordingly, no assurance can be given that the proposed Barteca Acquisition will be consummated within the time frame specified, or at all. Additional factors relating to our business that could cause actual results to differ materially from our forward-looking statements include (i) our ability to achieve and manage our planned expansion, such as the availability of a sufficient number of suitable new restaurant sites and the availability of qualified employees, (ii) our ability to achieve expected levels of comparable restaurant sales increases, (iii) the performance of new restaurants and their impact on existing restaurant sales, (iv) increases in the cost of food ingredients and other key supplies, (v) the risk of food-borne illnesses and other health concerns about our food, (vi) the potential for increased labor costs or difficulty retaining qualified employees, including as a result of immigration enforcement activities, (vii) risks relating to our expansion into new markets, (viii) the impact of federal, state or local government regulations relating to our employees and the sale of food or alcoholic beverages, (ix) our ability to effectuate our planned divestiture of Sullivan’s Steakhouse on our intended timeline, uncertainty regarding the terms of any such divestiture and our ability to generate a return on such divestiture consistent with our strategy and (x) the risks set forth in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Investor Relations Contact:Raphael Gross203-682-8253investorrelations@dfrg.comMedia Relations Contact:Alecia Pulman203-682-8200DFRGPR@icrinc.com
Posted on June 22, 2018, 12:00 pm
The United for Human Rights Center re-dedicates itself on the third anniversary of its grand opening, all in the name of anti-human trafficking for Tampa Bay
CLEARWATER Fla., June 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The United for Human Rights Center Florida headquarters Center, sponsored by the Church of Scientology and located at 29 N Fort Harrison Avenue in downtown Clearwater, invites the public to a series of documentaries on human trafficking.  The one hour documentaries are scheduled on Wednesday nights at 7:00pm. Two of these are:  “Not for Sale” and “operation Underground Railroad” both of which detail how young victims escaped human trafficking. Human trafficking is a multi-billion dollar criminal industry worldwide, with a thriving business in the Tampa Bay area.  An estimated 45.8 million people are trafficked worldwide and Florida ranks third of most reported cases of human trafficking in the entire United States.  90% of youth are lured into human trafficking through social media; and foster children are some of the most at-risk youth. Cristian Vargas, the Executive Director for United for Human Rights Florida, underscored the situation with his own experience, “I was sitting in a restaurant just down the street from my office when two girls around 16 years old, came in with an older man. Something felt off, so I decided to ask the man how he knew them. His answer was he didn’t, but he planned on getting to know them that evening. I immediately called local authorities and the National Hotline for Human Trafficking. Out of all the staff and about 20 customers in that restaurant with me, why am I the only one that noticed that? That’s exactly why we need to educate others - because it’s that prevalent, right here under our very noses.” If you are interested in attending an anti-human trafficking event, or learning more about what you can do to help, contact Cristian Vargas at 727-265-7479 or email Cristian@humanrights.com. United for Human Rights: United for Human Rights is a non-profit, non-religious, educational program dedicated to teaching the community their human rights, specifically the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to inspire them to become advocates for peace and tolerance. The United for Human Rights Florida team hosts a variety of events to combat all forms of human rights violations, and provides free educational material and seminars to educators and activists. L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology said, “Human Rights must be made a fact, not an idealistic dream.” To learn more, call 727-265-7479 or visit FB, Twitter or IG @UHRFlorida. Cristian Vargas727-467-6960
Posted on June 21, 2018, 5:45 pm
Mental Health Watchdog, CCHR Florida, Fights Baker Act Abuses
CLEARWATER Fla., June 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Florida chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a mental health watchdog organization co-founded by the Church of Scientology and psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, announced that in 2017 they helped secure the safe release of some 300 people being unjustly held for involuntary psychiatric examination.  CCHR Florida maintains a hotline for Baker Act abuses. “Every day in Florida someone is held for involuntary psychiatric examination [Baker Act] for the scantiest of reasons,” said Stephen A. Talmadge, PhD and a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Psychology. The Baker Act mental health law allows Florida citizens, including children, to be sent against their will for involuntary examination at psychiatric wards known as Baker Act Receiving Facilities and held for up to 72 hours during which time they may be drugged without their consent. [1] In the 2015-2016 annual period over 194,000 people were Baker Acted, of which more than 32,000 were children, a doubling since 2001. Hospitalizations of children are sometimes used as stop-gaps for school systems or parents unable to care for difficult children. [2] An article on Baker Act violations has prompted a stream of intermittent responses over a 5-year period. One such entry stated, “I’m covered in bruises, was given multiple injections without my consent, and all of this to be told that ‘actually, you don’t fit the criteria to be Baker Acted; we’re releasing you’. [3] “Our Psychiatric Abuse Hotline averages almost 80 calls a month from people calling about a friend or loved one who has been Baker Acted and unfortunately all too often the victim did not meet the criteria under the law and should not have been taken into custody and sent to a psychiatric facility,” said Diane Stein, President of CCHR Florida. CCHR Florida Hotline help is available at (727) 442-8820. About CCHR:  CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. It was L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, who brought the terror of psychiatric imprisonment to the notice of the world. In March 1969, he said, “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health.’” For more information visit, www.cchrflorida.org  Sources: [1] Locked in hospital, woman caught in Baker Act fight www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article31483943.html[2] Florida’s Baker Act is overused, inefficient and inadequate http://www.jacksonville.com/opinion/editorials/2015-11-06/story/floridas-baker-act-overused-inefficient-and-inadequate[3] FLORIDA’S BAKER ACT IS A DANGER TO ALL http://www.cchrflorida.org/floridas-baker-act-is-a-danger-to-all/ Media Contact:Diane SteinPresident, CCHR Florida727-442-8820diane@cchrflorida.orgwww.cchrflorida.org
Posted on June 21, 2018, 5:40 pm
Fun for the Whole Family at Osceola Courtyard this 4th of July
CLEARWATER, Fla., June 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In celebration of Independence Day, the Church of Scientology is hosting a 4th of July party from 3:00pm to the end of the night at Osceola Courtyard, on the corner of Fort Harrison Ave. and Drew St. There will be activities for the whole family including arts and crafts, bouncy house, carnival games, a fire breather and live entertainment. There is no cost to attend. Guests are encouraged to stop by to have some fun while they wait to watch the annual fireworks show provided by the City of Clearwater at 9:30pm. The event takes to heart the words of Founding Father John Adams wrote regarding the celebration of Independence Day, “I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other from this time forward forever more.” In addition to Osceola Courtyard’s activities, there will be information on the Church of Scientology supported humanitarian initiatives – United for Human Rights, Foundation for a Drug-Free World, The Way to Happiness Association, Scientology Volunteer Ministers and the Citizen’s Commission on Human Rights. To attend or for more information, please call (727) 467-6860 or email eventscw@churchofscientology.net. About the Church of Scientology: The Scientology religion was founded by humanitarian and philosopher, L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in the United States in 1954 and has expanded to more than 11,000 churches, missions and affiliated groups, with millions of members in 167 nations. Based on L. Ron Hubbard's words, "A community that pulls together can make a better society for all," the Church of Scientology regularly engages in many humanitarian programs and community events. To learn more, visit www.scientology-fso.org. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/44886fcb-8bad-4426-a903-d6bb5cf8d1c2 Dylan Pires(727) 467-6860
Posted on June 21, 2018, 4:46 pm
Charity Coalition of Tampa Bay Springs in to Summer With Tools for Non-Profits
CLEARWATER, Fla., June 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- When nearly 90 members of the Tampa Bay Area non-profit community gathered at the historic Fort Harrison on the 20th of June, they walked away with a renewed spirit of unity, and additional skills to help their groups be more successful. The program was hosted by the Church of Scientology at the Fort Harrison Crystal Ballroom. After a welcome by Dylan Pires, the Community Affairs Director for the Church of Scientology in Clearwater, guests were enlightened on Unity 1 Global, a non-profit dedicated bringing people together on a global level to address some of the world’s most pressing issues. Speaking on behalf of the charity were the group’s Co-Founders Chuck Sullivan and Prash Pavaghadi. Mr. Sullivan spoke about how high tech can be used by non-profits to reach potential supporters, beyond just standard social media formats. Mr. Pavaghadi spoke of how Unity 1 Global works with other non-profits, using the platforms that were developed to help address key social and humanitarian issues.    Following the spotlight charity, the Charity Coalition’s Educational segment focused on how to produce events – and what lies behind successful fundraisers, board presentations, volunteer activation events and anniversary celebrations – planning. As a part of the segment, guests were provided with their own template for planning their future events. “The purpose of the Charity Coalition is to provide a networking event where like-minded non-profit leaders and activists can gather, share resources and partner on community projects,” said Pires. “We have been achieving that with many non-profits partnering and being able to do more as a result. The Church hosts bimonthly Charity Coalition Luncheons bringing together leaders in the nonprofit community of the greater Tampa area to encourage mutual cooperation and networking and accomplish humanitarian goals for the region. For more information about future events, please contact Dylan Pires at (727) 467-6860. About the Church of Scientology: The Scientology religion was founded by author and philosopher L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in Los Angeles in 1954 and the religion has expanded to more than 11,000 Churches, Missions and affiliated groups, with millions of members in 167 countries. The Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization is the international spiritual headquarters for the Church. Contact: Dylan Pires(727) 467-6860 A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/707e6aa9-577a-4b75-a550-a14e1652853e
Posted on June 21, 2018, 3:25 pm
The L. Ron Hubbard Theatre Brings the Old-West to Downtown Clearwater
CLEARWATER, Fla., June 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Saturday June 16th the L. Ron Hubbard East Coast Theatre brought the Wild West to the Church of Scientology Information Center with a Western performance of The Ranch that No One Would Buy. The performance was “standing-room-only” for fans of dramatic readings and radio-styled literary entertainment. Guests enjoyed a light spread of refreshments and a “delightful” rendition of well-loved Western songs by the multi-skilled performer, Joanie Sigal, who is also the theatre’s producer and narrator. During the performance, actors Colin Taufer, Jim Bowe, Tony Muse and Winston McDaniel brought authenticity to the story creatively enacting the plight of “Jerry Delaney” - the helpless newcomer who finds himself in the middle of a high stakes “winner-take-all” card game and the heart-stopping duel with a surprise twist. One guest’s comment summed up the evening stating, “I really enjoyed the performance a lot! It was very professionally presented. I liked the human realness of each character. It wasn’t as if they were acting!” The L. Ron Hubbard East Coast Theatre is a volunteer group founded in 2011. Their shows combine actors, costumes and sound effects bringing the exciting pulp-fiction stories by L. Ron Hubbard to life. L. Ron Hubbard was among the most prolific and popular writers through the Golden Age of Pulp Fiction.  Indeed, between 1934 and 1940, some 140 L. Ron Hubbard tales appeared in the pages of legendary pulp magazines—with as many as three titles an issue and bylined under some fifteen pen names. With 19 New York Times bestsellers and more than 350 million copies of his works in circulation, Mr. Hubbard is among the most acclaimed and widely read authors of our time. “The Information Center has two unique roles.  It provides information on Scientology and it’s also a gathering place for community meetings and events,” said Amber Skjelset, the Manager of the Center.  “We host high-teas for social and non-profit groups, receptions and theater performance such as these for the community.” The Center itself is open seven days a week, from 10am to 10pm. The next theatre performance will be on the 18th of August. To attend the event, or for more information about community events held at the Scientology Information Center, please contact Amber Skjelset, Manager of the Scientology Information Center at (727) 467-6966 or email amber@cos.flag.org. THE SCIENTOLOGY INFORMATION CENTER: The Scientology Information Center, located in the century-old Clearwater Building in downtown Clearwater, opened on July 11, 2015, and currently houses a gallery of audiovisual displays with some 400 videos. The Center is open to all and provides a self-guided tour showing basic Scientology beliefs, Churches around the world, ongoing social programs and the life of L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology’s founder.  The Center offers tours to the broad public and civic leaders; holds concerts, theatrical performances and receptions for the community; and opens up the use of its conference room to social, civic and non-profit groups. For more information on Scientology, visit www.scientology.org or the Scientology Network on DirecTV channel 320, or streaming at www.scientology.tv or apps at appleTV, fireTV and ROKU. Contact Amber Skjelset (727) 467-6966 A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/7a7fde55-7fce-4ad1-8c1a-29a66ad4d243
Posted on June 21, 2018, 2:51 pm
Ireland’s Atlas Travel Services Joins VisaHQ Network of TMC Partners
WASHINGTON and DUBLIN, Ireland, June 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VisaHQ, the world’s premier online visa and passport application solution, announced today that Atlas Travel Services, one of Ireland’s largest independent travel management companies, has partnered with VisaHQ to provide travel document services to Atlas clients. Atlas has joined the growing number of TMCs turning to visa services to add simplicity to what can be an extremely complicated process for clients. This announcement is coming on the heels of a previous announcement of VisaHQ partnering with Safe Harbors Business Travel earlier this month. Atlas made the move in order to find what many TMCs are looking for when it comes to a visa partner: an effective way for travellers to avoid costly mistakes that can delay trips, superior customer service,  and an innovative solution that is a leader in the market. With a proprietary, GDPR compliant SmartForm that adapts to each country’s specific requirements, VisaHQ has eliminated the need to complete paper applications, allowing travellers to enjoy a solution that is designed to streamline and automate the application process from start to finish. “Our corporate client base finds visas very cumbersome and time consuming. Now, with VisaHQ’s platform, we can provide our clients with a simplified, automated, and user-friendly online solution. It is a great addition to the portfolio of corporate services on offer from Atlas,” says Stephen McKenna, CEO of Atlas Travel Services. Oleg Naydonov, President of VisaHQ, adds, “We are delighted that Atlas Travel Services, the American Express GBT partner in Ireland, has joined the VisaHQ family. Our growing number of TMC partners aligns with our outlook that travel management companies are increasingly integrating travel documents as part of an end-to-end solution for their clients and travellers.” Atlas clients appreciate the simplicity that VisaHQ’s advanced platform provides to their travellers, which has been branded to to reflect the Atlas-VisaHQ partnership. “It is a great way to promote our services whilst providing the technology to give clients a quick and simple solution to their visa needs,” adds McKenna. About VisaHQVisaHQ’s online platform makes it simple to obtain travel visas by streamlining and automating the application process. Whether you are a seasoned business traveler or a first-time overseas vacationer, our secure and intuitive platform saves time and hassle leaving you free to focus on your upcoming trip. Headquartered in Washington D.C., VisaHQ was founded in 2003 on the premise that physical borders between nations can be made invisible via technology. Our mission has always been to create a more accessible, secure world for every traveler. Today, the company has 23 offices in 12 countries and is continuously expanding to new locations. See www.visahq.com for more information. About Atlas Travel Services LimitedAtlas Travel is a modern travel company with a drive for change and travel innovation that has continued for over 50 years. A next generation travel management company, Atlas delivers personalized service while helping companies to transform their travel program.Irish owned and managed, Atlas Travel has been recognized as a “Best Managed Company 2017”; and “Best Corporate Travel Company 2015 and 2016.” Press Contact:VisaHQStanislas BertelootVP Global Growthstan@visahq.com                                                                             +1 609 933 4363
Posted on June 21, 2018, 1:24 pm
International Speedway Corporation to Host Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results Conference Call
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., June 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- International Speedway Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market:ISCA) (OTC Bulletin Board:ISCB) (“ISC”) will host a conference call to discuss the Company’s fiscal 2018 second quarter financial results on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. To participate, dial (888) 694-4641 five to ten minutes prior to the scheduled start time and request to be connected to the ISC earnings call, identification number 4459737.  A live Webcast will also be available at that time on the Company’s Web site, www.internationalspeedwaycorporation.com, under the “Investor Relations” section.  A replay will be available two hours after the end of the call through midnight Thursday July 19, 2018.  To access, dial (855) 859-2056 and enter the code 4459737, or visit the “Investor Relations” section of the Company’s Web site. International Speedway Corporation is a leading promoter of motorsports activities, currently promoting more than 100 racing events annually as well as numerous other motorsports-related activities.  The Company owns and/or operates 13 of the nation’s major motorsports entertainment facilities, including Daytona International Speedway® in Florida (home of the DAYTONA 500®); Talladega Superspeedway® in Alabama; Michigan International Speedway® located outside Detroit; Richmond Raceway® in Virginia; Auto Club Speedway of Southern CaliforniaSM near Los Angeles; Kansas Speedway® in Kansas City, Kansas; ISM Raceway near Phoenix, Arizona; Chicagoland Speedway® and Route 66 RacewaySM near Chicago, Illinois;  Homestead-Miami SpeedwaySM in Florida; Martinsville Speedway® in Virginia; Darlington Raceway® in South Carolina; and Watkins Glen International® in New York.  The Company also owns and operates Motor Racing NetworkSM, the nation's largest independent sports radio network and Americrown Service CorporationSM, a subsidiary that provides catering services, and food and beverage concessions.  In addition, the Company owns ONE DAYTONA, the retail, dining and entertainment development across from Daytona International Speedway, and has a 50 percent interest in the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway.  For more information, visit the Company's Web site at www.internationalspeedwaycorporation.com. CONTACT: Investor Relations (386) 681-6516
Posted on June 21, 2018, 1:00 pm
Del Taco Refreshes Brand With New Hospitality Focus, Ad Campaign and New Products
Del Taco elevated combined solutions designed to further reinforce the brand’s freshness attributes and QSR-plus positioningLAKE FOREST, Calif., June 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:TACO), the nation’s second leading Mexican quick service restaurant,* today unveiled its system wide brand refresh, furthering its mission to be the category leader in the value-oriented QSR-plus space. Building off of its successful QSR-plus repositioning that has delivered 18 consecutive quarters of positive same-store sales growth and five fiscal years of positive company traffic, Del Taco is implementing a combination of new back-of-house and guest-facing initiatives to further differentiate and separate itself in the crowded QSR and fast casual landscape. Initiatives included in the brand refresh are: New concept tagline – Fresh Mexican GrillNew holistic advertising campaign, “Celebrating the Hardest Working Hands in Fast Food,” reinforcing fresh ingredient preparation, including chopping, grilling, slicing and shredding, which is prevalent across the brand’s menu itemsA Fresh Produce Chalkboard posted in each restaurant, showcasing where produce is sourced from, when it was picked, and which team member prepared it that dayReimagined packaging, with a more contemporary design and color palate inspired by the brand’s Southern California heritageHospitality initiatives, including a focus on creating more personalized interactions, such as calling guests by name vs. order number, as well as team members introducing themselves by nameRedesigned panels of interior and drive-thru menu boardsQuesadilla equipment innovation designed to provide a more caramelized exterior and melty interiorCrew uniforms that celebrate the fresh preparation Del Taco teams do everyday in each restaurant “We’re further leaning into what enables this brand to continue to differentiate itself from Taco Bell and Chipotle, with industry-leading value and traditional food prep, where our team members chop, dice, shred and grill throughout the day,” said M. Barry Westrum, Del Taco’s Chief Marketing Officer. Reinforcing Del Taco’s commitment to delivering high quality, fresh and made-to-order items, the brand is also expanding its Buck and Under Menu with the introduction of its new Chicken Quesadilla Snacker. Priced at just $1**, the new Chicken Quesadilla Snacker combines a generous portion of freshly grilled chicken and hand-grated cheddar cheese, grilled to perfection in a flour tortilla in new foil packaging designed to enhance product integrity while on the go. “The $1 Chicken Quesadilla Snacker is a perfect example of our barbell menu strategy, which highlights ingredients that are prepped fresh across our entire menu, from value to premium. It’s a Del Taco differentiator, and an attribute we’re fully leveraging, while empowering our team members to deliver a service experience that is on par with leading fast casual concepts,” added Westrum. *By number of units**Price and participation may vary About Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. Del Taco (NASDAQ:TACO) offers a unique variety of both Mexican and American favorites such as burritos and fries, prepared fresh in every restaurant's working kitchen with the value and convenience of a drive-thru. Del Taco's menu items taste better because they are made with quality ingredients like fresh grilled chicken and carne asada steak, hand-sliced avocado, hand-grated cheddar cheese, slow-cooked beans made from scratch, and creamy Queso Blanco. Del Taco’s new advertising campaign, “Celebrating the Hardest Working Hands in Fast Food,” further communicates the company’s commitment to providing guests with fresh, quality food prepared by hand every day. Founded in 1964, today Del Taco serves more than three million guests each week at its more than 560 restaurants across 14 states. For more information, visit www.deltaco.com. Media ContactJoshua LevittCanvas Blue949-981-0757jlevitt@canvasblue.com  A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/baaa2a83-8ac1-4a08-89f0-bc1c57a23a5f
Posted on June 21, 2018, 12:00 pm
Esports Entertainment Group Signs Affiliate Marketing Agreements With Additional 10 Esports Teams, Bringing Total To 60 Esports Teams
ST. MARY'S, Antigua, June 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. (OTCQB:GMBL) (or the "Company"), a licensed online gambling company with a specific focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming, is pleased to announce the signing of Affiliate Marketing Agreements with 10 additional esports teams as the Company ramps up affiliate marketing activities in support of its’ recent launch of VIE  (https://vie.gg),  the world’s safest, most secure and transparent esports wagering platform. The addition of these 10 esports teams brings the total number of esports team affiliates to 60 since the Company’s first announcement on April 5th.  No other esports wagering site has ever signed an Affiliate Marketing Agreement with any esports team.  The Company anticipates many more Affiliate Marketing Agreements with esports teams throughout 2018. NEWEST ESPORT TEAM AFFILIATES Sweepr GamingEsi Pirmais eSportsTschokusel E-SportsTeam Mysterious DucksJust1Life GamingLegion5 eSportsEssential Gaming e.V.MightyWolvesTeam NativeORTiC VIE offers bet exchange style wagering on esports events in a licensed, regulated and secured platform to the global esports audience, excluding jurisdictions that prohibit online gambling. VIE features wagering on the following esports games: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO)Dota 2Call of DutyHearthstoneStarCraft II   Grant Johnson, CEO of Esports Entertainment Group stated “This is an incredible accomplishment when you consider no other esports wagering site has ever signed affiliate marketing agreements with esports teams.  We expect to sign many more such agreements with esports teams over the summer, with Gamescom 2018 expected to be our biggest week at the end of August. The industry has sent us a loud and clear message – our transparent and trusted P2P esports wagering platform is exactly what the esports world has been waiting for. We are humbled and look forward to helping all of our esports teams and their fans succeed for many years to come.” This press release is available on our Online Investor Relations Community for shareholders and potential shareholders to ask questions, receive answers and collaborate with management in a fully moderated forum at https://agoracom.com/ir/EsportsEntertainmentGroup Redchip investor relations Esports Entertainment Group Investor Page:  http://www.gmblinfo.com About Esports Entertainment Group Esports Entertainment Group Inc. is a licensed online gambling company with a specific focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming. Initially, Esports Entertainment intends to offer bet exchange style wagering on esports events in a licensed, regulated and secured platform to the global esports audience, excluding the US and EU. In addition, Esports Entertainment intends to offer users from around the world the ability to participate in multi-player mobile and PC video game tournaments for cash prizes. Esports Entertainment is led by a team of industry professionals and technical experts from the online gambling and the video game industries, and esports. The Company holds licenses to conduct online gambling and 18+ gaming on a global basis, excluding the US and EU, in Curacao, Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Kahnawake Gaming Commission in Canada. The Company maintains offices in Antigua and Poland. Esports Entertainment common stock is listed on the OTCQB under the symbol GMBL.  For more information visit www.esportsentertainmentgroup.com.FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTSThe information contained herein includes forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events or to our future financial performance, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements since they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which are, in some cases, beyond our control and which could, and likely will, materially affect actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Any forward-looking statement reflects our current views with respect to future events and is subject to these and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions relating to our operations, results of operations, growth strategy and liquidity. We assume no obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements for any reason, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. The safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 protects companies from liability for their forward-looking statements if they comply with the requirements of the Act. Contact: Corporate Finance1-268-562-9111ir@esportsentertainmentgroup.com Media & Investor Relations Inquiries AGORACOM Investor Relations ESPO@agoracom.com http://agoracom.com/ir/eSportsEntertainmentGroup
Posted on June 21, 2018, 11:30 am
Changes to the composition of Sodexo's Board of Directors
Paris, June 21, 2018 - Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life Services, today announces changes to its Board of Directors: Patricia Bellinger, Board member since 2005, and Michel Landel, Board member since 2009, have expressed their wish to resign, effective July 1, 2018. Sophie Stabile will join the Board on July 1, 2018. Her nomination will be submitted for ratification by the shareholders at the next Annual General Meeting to be held on January 22, 2019. With these changes, the Sodexo Board will comprise 13 Directors including two employee representatives. Five Directors are considered independent as defined by the AFEP-MEDEF Code of corporate governance for listed companies. The Board will continue to be gender balanced with seven female Directors and six male Directors and will represent four different nationalities. Sodexo's Chairwoman Sophie Bellon said: "I am pleased to welcome Sophie Stabile to the Board. Sophie has held senior roles at AccorHotels, a leading multinational hotel group, including serving as global CFO and then as Managing Director of AccorHotels France and Switzerland. Her financial acumen, operational expertise and deep service sector experience will bring an important external perspective to our strategic decisions. Sophie Stabile also joins the Audit committee. I want to sincerely thank both Patricia and Michel for their dedication to the Board of Directors. Patricia has been a Board member for more than 13 years, providing an important North American perspective to our global company. I also want to pay a special tribute to Michel for his immense contribution to Sodexo as our CEO since 2005 and more recently supporting Denis Machuel as he was transitioning to his new role as CEO. On behalf of the Board, I wish them all the best in their future personal journeys." About Sodexo Founded in Marseille in 1966 by Pierre Bellon, Sodexo is the global leader in services that improve Quality of Life, an essential factor in individual and organizational performance. Operating in 80 countries, Sodexo serves 100 million consumers each day through its unique combination of On-site Services, Benefits and Rewards Services and Personal and Home Services. Through its more than 100 services, Sodexo provides clients an integrated offering developed over 50 years of experience: from food services, reception, maintenance and cleaning, to facilities and equipment management; from services and programs fostering employees' engagement to solutions that simplify and optimize their mobility and expenses management, to in-home assistance, child care centers and concierge services. Sodexo's success and performance are founded on its independence, its sustainable business model and its ability to continuously develop and engage its 427,000 employees throughout the world. Sodexo is included in the CAC 40 and DJSI indices. Key figures (as of August 31, 2017) 20.7 billion euro in consolidated revenues 427,000 employees 19th largest employer worldwide 80 countries 100 million consumers served daily 11.8 billion euro in market capitalization (as of April 11, 2018)  Contacts Media Investor Relations Laura Schalk Tel: +33 1 57 75 85 69laura.schalk@sodexo.com Virginia JeansonTel: +33 1 57 75 80 56virginia.jeanson@sodexo.com   Attachment PR Sodexo - Board ENG.pdf
Posted on June 21, 2018, 6:01 am
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Names New Chairman and Appoints New Director
Russell Galbut Named Chairman of the Board Retired U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Mary Landry Appointed as New Director MIAMI, June 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:NCLH) ("Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings," "Norwegian" or the "Company") today announced at its 2018 annual general meeting that the Company’s Board of Directors (the "Board") has appointed Mr. Russell W. Galbut, an independent director of the Board, as Chairman of the Board.  In addition, the shareholders of the Company have elected retired U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Mary E. Landry as a new independent director.  Effective June 20, 2018, Mr. Galbut succeeds Mr. Walter Revell, who stepped down from Norwegian's Board after serving as Chairman for the past three years and on the Board for over two decades. "On behalf of the Board of Directors and the entire team at Norwegian, I would like to extend our sincere appreciation to Walter for his dedicated service, sage advice, and invaluable contribution as Chairman of the Board," said Frank Del Rio, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings and a member of the Company's Board.  “We look forward to Russell serving as the next Chairman of the Board.  His experience and extensive knowledge of the hospitality industry, along with his significant contributions to the Board made him the ideal candidate for the role,” continued Del Rio.  Ms. Landry succeeds Mr. Revell as an independent member of the Board.  With the election of Ms. Landry, Norwegian’s Board consists of 10 members, seven of whom are independent.  Ms. Landry will also serve as a member of the Company’s Nominating and Governance Committee. "Mary’s significant experience in maritime operations, various leadership roles within the U.S. Coast Guard and risk management expertise made her a perfect candidate for the Board, and we are confident that her leadership will have a meaningful impact on Norwegian’s future growth,” said Russell Galbut, Chairman of the Board.  About Russell W. Galbut Mr. Galbut currently serves as the Managing Principal of Crescent Heights, one of America’s largest and most respected residential developers of quality condominiums. Mr. Galbut has been active in the urban mixed-use real estate sector for over 31 years. Crescent Heights has been active in over 15 markets from coast-to-coast and has developed over 50,000 residential units, including pioneering the condo hotel concept. After graduating from Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, Mr. Galbut became a Florida licensed CPA (currently inactive). In 1980, Mr. Galbut received his J.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Law. Mr. Galbut served as a member of the Board of Directors of Prestige Cruises International S. de R.L. (Prestige) or its predecessor from September 2005 until Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.’s acquisition of Prestige in November 2014. He also previously served on several charitable boards, and serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board for the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration. About Mary E. Landry Ms. Landry has developed a strong background in maritime operations over the course of her 35-year career with the government including service on the White House National Security Council as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Resilience Policy from 2013 to 2014, and active duty in the U.S. Coast Guard.  Her positions with the U.S. Coast Guard included Director, Incident Management Preparedness Policy from 2012 to 2015, Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District from 2009 to 2011, where she oversaw operations for a region including 26 states with over 10,000 active, reserve, civilian, and auxiliary personnel under her command, Director of Governmental and Public Affairs from 2007 to 2009 and various tours from 1980 to 2007, which culminated in her advancement to Rear Admiral.  Ms. Landry received a National Security Fellowship from Harvard University, a M.A. in Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island, a M.A. in Management from Webster University and a B.A. in English from the University of Buffalo.  Ms. Landry serves as a Director on the Boards of Directors of the United States Automobile Association (USAA) and the SCORE Association and is also a National Association of Corporate Directors Board Leadership Fellow and holds the CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight. About Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:NCLH) is a leading global cruise company which operates the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands. With a combined fleet of 26 ships with approximately 54,400 berths, these brands offer itineraries to more than 450 destinations worldwide. The Company will introduce six additional ships through 2025, and has an option to introduce two additional ships for delivery in 2026 and 2027. Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking StatementsCertain statements in this release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. federal securities laws intended to qualify for the safe harbor from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this release, including, without limitation, those regarding our business strategy, financial position, results of operations, plans, prospects and objectives of management for future operations (including expected fleet additions, development plans, objectives relating to our activities and expected performance in new markets), are forward-looking statements. Many, but not all, of these statements can be found by looking for words like "expect," "anticipate," "goal," "project," "plan," "believe," "seek," "will," "may," "forecast," "estimate," "intend," "future," and similar words. Forward-looking statements do not guarantee future performance and may involve risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied in those forward-looking statements. Examples of these risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to the impact of: adverse events impacting the security of travel, such as terrorist acts, armed conflict and threats thereof, acts of piracy, and other international events; adverse incidents involving cruise ships; adverse general economic and related factors, such as fluctuating or increasing levels of unemployment, underemployment and the volatility of fuel prices, declines in the securities and real estate markets, and perceptions of these conditions that decrease the level of disposable income of consumers or consumer confidence; the spread of epidemics and viral outbreaks; our expansion into and investments in new markets;  the risks and increased costs associated with operating internationally; breaches in data security or other disturbances to our information technology and other networks; changes in fuel prices and/or other cruise operating costs; fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; overcapacity in key markets or globally; the unavailability of attractive port destinations; our indebtedness and restrictions in the agreements governing our indebtedness that limit our flexibility in operating our business; the significant portion of our assets pledged as collateral under our existing debt agreements and the ability of our creditors to accelerate the repayment of our indebtedness; volatility and disruptions in the global credit and financial markets, which may adversely affect our ability to borrow and could increase our counterparty credit risks, including those under our credit facilities, derivatives, contingent obligations, insurance contracts and new ship progress payment guarantees; our inability to recruit or retain qualified personnel or the loss of key personnel; delays in our shipbuilding program and ship repairs, maintenance and refurbishments; our reliance on third parties to provide hotel management services to certain ships and certain other services; future increases in the price of, or major changes or reduction in, commercial airline services; amendments to our collective bargaining agreements for crew members and other employee relation issues; our inability to obtain adequate insurance coverage; future changes relating to how external distribution channels sell and market our cruises; pending or threatened litigation, investigations and enforcement actions; our ability to keep pace with developments in technology; seasonal variations in passenger fare rates and occupancy levels at different times of the year; changes involving the tax and environmental regulatory regimes in which we operate; and other factors set forth under "Risk Factors" in our most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The above examples are not exhaustive and new risks emerge from time to time. Such forward-looking statements are based on our current beliefs, assumptions, expectations, estimates and projections regarding our present and future business strategies and the environment in which we expect to operate in the future. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made. We expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement contained herein to reflect any change in our expectations with regard thereto or any change of events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement was based, except as required by law. Investor Relations & Media ContactsAndrea DeMarco(305) 468-2339InvestorRelations@nclcorp.com  Jordan Kever(305) 436-4961
Posted on June 20, 2018, 8:30 pm
Non-Stop Flights to Punta Cana from Kansas City to Return in 2019
Weekly Departures from MCI Begin Winter 2019ATLANTA, June 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vacation Express is happy to announce the return of weekly non-stop flights from Kansas City International Airport to Punta Cana beginning February 15, 2019 through July 26, 2019. Flights will depart on Fridays for 6-night vacation packages. Vacation Express offers the only non-stop flight from Kansas City to Punta Cana, providing travelers the quickest escape to the beach possible for the second consecutive year. “Vacation Express’ decision to return for their second season at Kansas City International Airport is great news for leisure fliers in the four-state region,” said Director of Aviation Pat Klein. “Punta Cana has become the most popular Caribbean destination for passengers flying from KCI who know there’s no better way to start a vacation than on a non-stop flight.” These non-stop flights are operated by Miami Air International on a Boeing 737-800 series aircraft. Travelers’ vacation starts upon boarding these value-packed flights, with a complimentary non-alcoholic beverage and snack. Each passenger is allowed one free carry-on bag and the option to purchase a seat upgrade at a great price. Starting from $45 each way, the Preferred Plus upgrade includes two complimentary alcoholic beverages, a snack box, seating in the first rows for quick boarding and deplaning and a checked bag weighing up to 50lbs. The First-Class upgrade offers extra legroom and priority check-in and boarding in addition to the Preferred Plus inclusions. While travelers may purchase airfare only for non-stop, roundtrip flights most travelers are booking vacation packages with air and staying at all-inclusive resorts. Packages can be booked online at VACATIONEXPRESS.com, by calling 1-800-309-4717 or through a local travel agent. About Vacation Express:Based in Atlanta, Vacation Express, part of Sunwing Travel Group, is a tour operator specializing in quality, affordable vacation packages to over 30 destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico and Costa Rica. Now in business for over 25 years, Vacation Express is one of the country’s largest and most trusted tour operators. Travelers looking for the most affordable, all-inclusive vacations may book Vacation Express’ exclusive, non-stop packages through their travel agent, directly by phone seven days a week at 1-800-309-4717 or online at VACATIONEXPRESS.com. Exclusive charter flights are operated by Sunwing Airlines, Allegiant Air, Swift Air, LLC., VivaAerobus, Miami Air International and Volaris.  See Operator/Participant Agreement for details. Additional Notes:*Small service fee of $10 applies when booking through Vacation Express Call Center. For full terms and conditions, hotel and description of all services, please refer to the Vacation Express 2018 Brochure, www.vacationexpress.com or call 1.800.309.4717. Vacation Express now accepts debit cards that offer the same consumer protection as credit cards. See Operator/Participant Agreement for details. Public charter flights are operated by Miami Air International. All flights subject to DOT approval. Packages are limited and subject to change without prior notice. Airfares are per person, reflect lowest available airfare at time of printing, are subject to change and based upon availability of class of service. Not responsible for errors or omissions. Registered Florida seller of travel no. St 38441. State of California Seller of Travel Certificate of Registration #2107538-40. Facebook: www.facebook.com/vacationexpressTwitter: www.twitter.com/vacationexpressInstagram: www.instagram.com/vacationexpress MEDIA CONTACTPamela Caltabiano | Public Relations Managerpcaltabiano@vacationexpress.com | 800.309.4717 x3098 A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/7a50b814-5d4e-4f07-8112-47dee74240ef
Posted on June 20, 2018, 4:46 pm
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse® Raises Awareness and Funds to Fight Alzheimer’s With a Free Pizookie® Day on June 21
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse joins the Alzheimer’s Association® to honor those living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers on June 21HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., June 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) has joined the Alzheimer’s Association® as the proud Presenting Sponsor of The Longest Day, a day about love dedicated to all those affected by the Alzheimer’s disease. BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse will also be providing visibility to the cause in restaurants during June, Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, to invite guests, team members, friends and community to get involved. Throughout June, BJ’s guests who donate a minimum of $1, at the end of their meal, to the Alzheimer’s Association will get a FREE Pizookie® on their next visit. On The Longest Day, Thursday, June 21, 2018, guests will receive a FREE Pizookie® with any $9.95 food purchase. Additionally, for every Pizookie® dessert ordered on June 21, 2018, BJ’s will donate $0.25 to the Alzheimer’s Association. Held annually on the summer solstice, The Longest Day symbolizes the challenging journey of those living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Participants will do what they love–biking, hiking, playing bridge, swimming, knitting and more–to honor a caregiver, someone living with Alzheimer’s, or someone lost to this devastating disease. Together, participants will raise funds and awareness to advance Alzheimer’s Association care, support and research programs. Key facts about Alzheimer’s include: Worldwide, there are an estimated 47 million people living with Alzheimer's and other dementias and it is the nation’s sixth leading cause of death.More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s and this national number is estimated to grow to as many as 14 million by year 2050.Additionally, there are more than 16 million Alzheimer’s caregivers, according to the Alzheimer’s Association 2018 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report. To learn more about The Longest Day and FREE Pizookie® visit: www.alz.org/bjs About BJ’s Restaurants, Inc.BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. currently owns and operates 200 casual dining restaurants under the BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse®, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery®, BJ’s Pizza & Grill® and BJ’s Grill® brand names. BJ’s Restaurants offer an innovative and broad menu featuring award-winning, signature deep dish pizza complemented with generously portioned salads, appetizers, sandwiches, soups, pastas, entrees and desserts, including the Pizookie® dessert. Quality, flavor, value, moderate prices and sincere service remain distinct attributes of the BJ’s experience. All restaurants feature BJ’s critically acclaimed proprietary craft beers, which are produced at several of the Company’s Restaurant & Brewery locations, its two brewpubs in Texas and by independent third party craft brewers. The Company’s restaurants are located in the 27 states of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington. Visit BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. on the Web at http://www.bjsrestaurants.com for locations and additional information. About the Alzheimer’s Association® The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. Visit alz.org or call 800.272.3900. Media Contacts: BJ’s Restaurant & BrewhouseLauren Collins, 714-500-2451lcollins@bjsrestaurants.com A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/2c1f071a-0af9-437d-af4f-abb05b054931
Posted on June 20, 2018, 12:00 pm
Air Lease Corporation Announces Lease Placement of Two Airbus A320-200neo Aircraft with SAS
LOS ANGELES, June 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Air Lease Corporation (NYSE:AL) (“ALC”) announced long-term lease agreements with SAS for two new CFM LEAP-1A26-powered Airbus A320-200neo aircraft scheduled for delivery in November 2019 and April 2020. “We are pleased to announce this new lease placement with SAS,” said Steven F. Udvar-Házy, Executive Chairman of Air Lease Corporation. “ALC looks forward to building our long-term relationship with SAS as they continue to add new aircraft to modernize their fleet and grow their network, as well as maximize their competitive advantage in the market.” Marc Baer, Air Lease Corporation’s Executive Vice President added, “ALC expects these two Airbus A320-200neo aircraft additions will be key to SAS as the airline continues to enhance their fleet operations and provide their passengers with elevated comfort and excellent service.”  Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including expected delivery dates.  Such statements are based on current expectations and projections about our future results, prospects and opportunities and are not guarantees of future performance. Such statements will not be updated unless required by law.  Actual results and performance may differ materially from those expressed or forecasted in forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including those discussed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. About Air Lease Corporation (NYSE:AL) ALC is a leading aircraft leasing company based in Los Angeles, California that has airline customers throughout the world.  ALC and its team of dedicated and experienced professionals are principally engaged in purchasing commercial aircraft and leasing them to its airline customers worldwide through customized aircraft leasing and financing solutions.  For more information, visit ALC's website at www.airleasecorp.com. About SAS SAS carries more than 30 million passengers annually and is Scandinavia’s leading airline with close to 800 daily flights on 272 routes to 123 destinations in Scandinavia, Europe, USA and Asia. SAS is a member of Star Alliance™ and can together with its partner airlines offer more than 18,400 daily flights to 1,300 destinations around the world in over 190 countries. SAS is listed at the stock exchanges in Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo. For more information, visit www.sasgroup.net. Investors: Mary Liz DePalmaAssistant Vice President, Investor RelationsEmail: mdepalma@airleasecorp.com Media: Laura WoesteManager, Media and Investor RelationsEmail: lwoeste@airleasecorp.com
Posted on June 20, 2018, 10:31 am
Escape the Buffalo Winters to Warm Jamaica
Vacation Express offers brand-new, non-stop flights from Buffalo to Jamaica winter 2019ATLANTA, June 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vacation Express announces the launch of a new, seven-night program with non-stop flights from Buffalo Niagara International Airport to Montego Bay, Jamaica starting January 2019. Vacation Express will offer these exclusive, non-stop flights on Sunwing Airlines every Friday from January 25, 2019 through April 19, 2019. Traveler’s will have a new option from Buffalo this winter to avoid the cold, snowy days by warming up in Jamaica for eight days and seven nights on flights with morning departures and afternoon returns. In addition to the new non-stops to Jamaica, Vacation Express will also offer non-stop flights to Punta Cana and Cancun once again in 2019. Flights to Jamaica will be operated by Sunwing Airlines on state-of-the-art Boeing 737-800 series aircraft seating 189 passengers. Start the vacation off in luxury with Fly Better Service that includes in-flight entertainment, pretzels and non-alcoholic beverages for no extra charge. Upgrade to Elite Plus for an additional $45 each way and enjoy extra legroom, priority check-in and boarding and a free checked bag up to 66 lbs.  While travelers may purchase airfare only for non-stop, roundtrip flights most travelers are booking vacation packages with air and staying at all-inclusive resorts. Packages can be booked online at VACATIONEXPRESS.com, by calling 1-800-309-4717 or through a local travel agent. About Vacation Express:Based in Atlanta, Vacation Express, part of Sunwing Travel Group, is a tour operator specializing in quality, affordable vacation packages to over 30 destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico and Costa Rica. Now in business for over 25 years, Vacation Express is one of the country’s largest and most trusted tour operators. Travelers looking for the most affordable, all-inclusive vacations may book Vacation Express’ exclusive, non-stop packages through their travel agent, directly by phone seven days a week at 1-800-309-4717 or online at VACATIONEXPRESS.com. Exclusive charter flights are operated by Sunwing Airlines, Allegiant Air, Swift Air, LLC., VivaAerobus, Miami Air International and Volaris.  See Operator/Participant Agreement for details. Additional Notes:  * Small service fee of $10 applies when booking through Vacation Express Call Center. For full terms and conditions, hotel and description of all services, please refer to the Vacation Express 2018 Brochure, www.vacationexpress.com or call 1.800.309.4717. Vacation Express now accepts debit cards that offer the same consumer protection as credit cards. See Operator/Participant Agreement for details. Public charter flights are operated by Sunwing Airlines and Swift Air, LLC. All flights subject to DOT approval. Not responsible for errors or omissions. Registered Florida seller of travel no. St 38441. State of California Seller of Travel Certificate of Registration #2107538-40. Facebook: www.facebook.com/vacationexpressTwitter: www.twitter.com/vacationexpressInstagram: www.instagram.com/vacationexpress MEDIA CONTACTPamela CaltabianoPublic Relations Managerpcaltabiano@vacationexpress.com800.309.4717 x3098 A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/9588c987-404c-4c19-80c0-8555414c1e7f  
Posted on June 20, 2018, 10:04 am
Jetlines Appoints ULCC Expert Chief Commercial Officer
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Canada Jetlines Ltd. (TSX-V:JET) (the “Company” or “Jetlines”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Javier Suarez as Chief Commercial Officer, effective July 30, 2018. Incoming CEO Lukas Johnson commented, “I am excited to bring Javier to the Jetlines team. Javier’s ultra-low-cost carrier expertise in network planning and revenue management gained with many years of experience at VivaAerobus and Vueling will be invaluable as we continue to develop and deliver on the Jetlines strategy. I look forward to working closely with Javier to build Canada’s first true ultra-low-cost air carrier.” Javier Suarez commented, “I look forward to working with Lukas and the team. My expertise and knowledge of how to strategically place and manage routes will be an asset to the Company and will help ensure Jetlines is able to be as cost efficient and operationally effective as possible.” Mr. Javier Suarez has over 10 years of airline executive experience with expertise in network and fleet planning, revenue management, and e-commerce. Most recently, Javier was Vice President, Network Planning, Revenue Management, E-Commerce with VivaAerobus. Javier was part of the senior management team that improved profitability from a breakeven in 2014 to becoming the most profitable airline in Mexico in 2017. During his tenure, he was responsible for growing its fleet from 13 to 32 aircraft between 2014 and 2018, managing the majority of commercial functions, including the online commercial distribution and negotiations with various third-party vendors. During the last four years, he launched 55 routes with a 98% success rate. Javier’s previous experience includes holding progressively senior roles with Vueling Airlines from 2010 to 2014, an ultra-low-cost carrier in Europe, most notably as the Director of Network Planning, Scheduling, Slots and Corporate Affairs. During his tenure, Javier managed the network of the airline, growing the fleet size from 38 to 105 aircraft in a four-year span. He defined the Vueling network strategy that operated close to 400 routes that generated over USD $2 billion in revenue. Additionally, Javier was responsible for launching more than 200 routes over three years, achieving a 92% success rate. Prior to his tenure with Vueling, Javier held the role of Senior Strategist with Qatar Airways from 2008 to 2010. Javier has earned a Masters in Management from Harvard University, Masters in Marketing from ESIC Marketing School in Madrid, and Bachelor of Arts, Airline Business Administration from the Autonoma University of Madrid. About Canada Jetlines Ltd. Canada Jetlines is set to become Canada’s first true Ultra-Low Cost Carrier (ULCC) airline, with plans to operate flights across Canada and provide non-stop service from Canada to the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. Jetlines is led by a board and management team with extensive experience and expertise in low-cost airlines, start-ups and capital markets. The Company was granted an unprecedented exemption from the Government of Canada that will permit it to conduct domestic air services while having up to 49% foreign voting interests. For more information on Jetlines, please visit our website at www.jetlines.ca. ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD "Mark J. Morabito"Executive Chairman Canada Jetlines is part of the King & Bay group of companies. King & Bay is a merchant bank that specializes in identifying, funding, developing and supporting growth opportunities in the resource, aviation, and technology sectors. For more information, please contact:The Howard Group Inc.Tel: (403) 221-0915Toll Free: 1-888-221-0915Jeff Walker: jeff@howardgroupinc.com Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information This news release contains "forward-looking information" concerning anticipated developments and events that may occur in the future. Forward-looking information contained in this news release includes, but is not limited to, statements with respect to the business plan, the ability to offer ultra-low fares, potential route destinations, ticket sales and future airline operations of the Company. In certain cases, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved" suggesting future outcomes, or other expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions, intentions or statements about future events or performance. Forward-looking information contained in this news release is based on certain factors and assumptions regarding, among other things, the receipt of financing to commence airline operations, the accuracy, reliability and applicability of the Jetlines’ business model; the timely receipt of governmental approvals, including the receipt of approval from regulators in Canada, the United States, Mexico and other jurisdictions where Jetlines may operate; the timely commencement of operations by Jetlines and the success of such operations; the ability of Jetlines to implement its business plan as intended; the legislative and regulatory environments of the jurisdictions where the Jetlines will carry on business or have operations; the impact of competition and the competitive response to the Jetlines’ business strategy; and the availability of aircraft. While the Company considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to it, they may prove to be incorrect. Forward-looking information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. Such factors include risks related to acts of God, the impact of general economic conditions, changing domestic and international airline industry conditions, volatility of fuel prices, increases in operating costs, terrorism, pandemics, currency fluctuations, interest rates, risks specific to the airline industry, the ability of management to implement Jetlines’ operational strategy, the ability to attract qualified management and staff, labour disputes, regulatory risks, including risks relating to the acquisition of the necessary licenses and permits, risks related to the acceleration of payments under the agreement with Boeing to acquire 737-Max aircraft,  financing, capitalization and liquidity risks, including the risk that the financing necessary to fund operations may not be obtained and the additional risks identified in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's reports and filings with applicable Canadian securities regulators. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. The forward-looking information is made as of the date of this news release. Except as required by applicable securities laws, the Company does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking information. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) has reviewed or accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.  
Posted on June 20, 2018, 9:30 am
Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. Announces Repayment of Term Loan
MINNEAPOLIS, June 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ:DAVE) today announced that it utilized $4.1 million of cash to repay the remaining balance on its term loan from Venture Bank. Jeff Crivello, CEO, commented, “The repayment of the term loan reduces our gross debt outstanding to approximately $3.5 million, which not only provides for cash interest savings in the short term, but greater flexibility to achieve favorable terms to finance accretive investment opportunities that we may identify in the future.” About Famous Dave’s Famous Dave’s develops, owns, operates and franchises barbeque restaurants. Its menu features award-winning barbequed and grilled meats, a selection of salads, sandwiches, side items, and made-from-scratch desserts. As of June 19, 2018, the Company owns 15 locations and franchises an additional 136 restaurants in 32 states, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Canada, and United Arab Emirates. Forward-Looking Statements Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical, including but not limited to statements regarding the timing of the Company’s restaurant openings and the timing or success of refranchising plans, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, which may cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from expected results. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in any forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectation will be attained. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from Famous Dave’s expectation include financial performance, restaurant industry conditions, execution of restaurant development and construction programs, franchisee performance, changes in local or national economic conditions, availability of financing, governmental approvals and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s SEC reports.   Contact:Jeff Crivello – Chief Executive Officer 952-294-1300
Posted on June 19, 2018, 8:00 pm
Sunwing increases travel options from Kelowna; adds weekly flight to Los Cabos, Mexico
TORONTO, June 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sunwing will be expanding its flight services from Kelowna for this coming winter to include a direct flight service to Los Cabos in Pacific Mexico for the first time; departing Saturdays from December 15, 2018 until April 20, 2019. With the addition of this new flight, residents of Kelowna can look forward to three convenient options to escape the cold. The travel company will also be resuming their popular weekly flight services into Cancun, Mexico and Varadero in Cuba. Known for enjoying up to 360 days of sunshine each year, Los Cabos boasts numerous opportunities for adventure. Travellers can take advantage of numerous Sunwing Experiences such as teeing off at world-class golf courses, snorkelling and scuba diving or explore the beautiful coastal landscape on an ATV. One of the oldest parts of the southern Baja Peninsula, this tropical paradise features famous landmarks such as the Cabo San Lucas Arch and the traditional town of San Jose del Cabo; famed for its art scene. President of Tour Operations, Andrew Dawson, welcomed the news. “We are delighted to be providing our customers in Kelowna with even more travel options this coming winter. Los Cabos is consistently one of our popular vacation destinations and we’re sure this new service will be well received.” Sunwing is one of the country’s biggest travel providers to the popular Pacific Mexican destination. With the addition of the new flight service from Kelowna, the travel company will offer direct access to Los Cabos from 11 airports coast to coast. “We are excited for additional direct service to Los Cabos for YLW passengers,” said Sam Samaddar, Airport Director. “We’ve heard from passengers that they want to see more service to sunny destinations, and this is just one way we’re working to make this a reality.” Vacationers that take advantage of this new flight service could be among the first guests to experience the highly-anticipated Riu Palace Baja California, an adults only resort slated to open in December. Boasting stunning views of Los Cabos’ coastline, this all inclusive property will offer four sparkling infinity pools that overlook the ocean, five specialty restaurants and a host of premium amenities such as 24-hour room service and free Wi-Fi throughout the resort. What’s more, guests will also enjoy access to facilities at the neighbouring Riu Sante Fe, such as the new Splash Water World water park.  Vacationers who book their RIU vacation package with Sunwing also enjoy exclusive RIU®-topia inclusions such as unlimited à la carte dining, spa discounts, in-room liquor dispensers and much more. Families will also appreciate the five-star accommodations and extensive activity programs at the recently-enhanced Krystal Grand Los Cabos. While the younger guests are enjoying the supervised activities at the kids and teens clubs, parents can take some time to themselves and relax in the beautiful infinity pool, dine at one of the resort’s five specialty restaurants onsite or sip on their favourite beverage while admiring the views from the resort’s panoramic Sky Bar. All vacation packages include return flights on Sunwing Airlines where passengers can look forward to starting their vacation off in style with award-winning inflight service that includes a welcome sparkling wine toast, buy on board Sunwing Café menu with selections inspired by Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef, Lynn Crawford and backpacks for children filled with games and toys. To book your next all inclusive vacation visit www.sunwing.ca  or contact your travel agent. About Sunwing As the #1 to the sun and North America’s largest vertically integrated travel company, Sunwing has more flights to the south than any other leisure carrier with convenient direct service from over 33 airports across Canada to over 50 popular sun destinations. This scale enables Sunwing to negotiate the best deals and exclusive offers at all of the top-rated resorts across the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America. Renowned for its award-winning service, Sunwing is consistently voted the #1 leisure airline by travel agents and is the perennial winner of the Consumer Choice Award. Customers can look forward to starting their vacation off in style with award-winning inflight service, which features a complimentary glass of sparkling wine*, tea and coffee and non-alcoholic beverage service; together with a buy on board menu of light meals and snacks (including kids’ choices) inspired by Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef, Lynn Crawford. Sunwing customers also benefit from the assistance of the company’s own knowledgeable destination representatives, who greet them upon arrival and support them throughout their vacation journey. * service may be unavailable on select flights For all media enquiries, please contact: Rachel GoldrickSenior Corporate Communications ManagerSunwing Vacations1-800-387-5602 | media@sunwing.ca  https://www.facebook.com/SunwingVacationshttps://twitter.com/SunwingVacay https://www.instagram.com/sunwingvacationshttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzjZ-lcuaqBQH7Sq0u3ru7A  Photos accompanying this announcement are available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/4e56996f-6b12-423b-9d11-0b1e8034f08e http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/47468059-171b-4d30-8c3b-ccf064bb16d4 http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/c53c91f3-f81f-475f-93ac-21d5f0356c1e http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/c43d5ad0-71a1-4aed-b818-1010c3d522bc
Posted on June 19, 2018, 2:02 pm
Women’s Health Survey Reveals Rise in Stress Levels, Willingness to Try Non-FDA Approved Treatments and Growing Health Consciousness
Results Share Attitudes on Women’s HealthFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Women’s Choice Award, a national research firm representing the collective voice of women, recently conducted a healthcare survey among 1264 women ranging from 18 – 75+ years.  The survey was designed to identify trending issues and gain insight on how women feel about their own health and their opinions on U.S. healthcare.  Overall, the survey found that women and their families are making lifestyle changes to maintain a healthier life. The vast majority of women are more health conscious and dissatisfied with the healthcare administration in our society.  They are open to alternative forms of treatment for health conditions even if it has not been approved by the FDA. And despite the rapid increase in mobile communication, women lack confidence when using telemedicine for a diagnosis. Survey highlights include:    89% of all women consider themselves more health conscious than 5 years ago78% of all women believe that healthcare has progressed in the last 5 years60% of all women would consider using an alternative form of healing to treat their medical condition if it was not FDA approved.60% of women claimed that they have increased stress levels compared to last year.41% of all women believe that we have better healthcare under our present administration6% of all women feel extremely confident using telemedicine for medical diagnosis. When looking more closely at the individual age groups, increasing trends were observed for three categories. Women 25 and older, who were more committed to annual examinations, felt that their healthcare provider was more actively involved in supporting their well-being and were also very satisfied with the amount of patient education received from their healthcare provider. Asked to rate a health category that concerns them the most, women 75 and under all said that cancer was their leading concern. Women 75 and above indicated that heart care was their utmost concern.  Choices included infectious disease, heart, breast care, gynecology, osteoporosis, cancer and depression. When asked what type of changes were made to keep themselves and their family healthy, all age groups except 35-44 and 45-54 said that they ate more fruits and vegetables.  Respondents in age groups 35-44 and 45-54 reported adding more water to their diet to stay healthy.  For all age groups except 18-24, the factors that prevent women from a healthier lifestyle were: lack of willpower, time to exercise and costs associated with eating healthier. The main obstacles for women ages 18-24 were the costs associated with eating healthier as well as finding the time to exercise. Women were asked to select the top three factors that were most challenging to their health.  All six age groups with the exception of the 75+ group reported that stress was the #1 factor challenging their health, with insurance costs and hereditary / family history following behind.  Women between the ages of 65-74 indicated that stress and hereditary factors were the top obstacles with fatigue and insurances costs coming in second and third, respectively. For women 75 and above, fatigue was ranked as the most challenging factor and insurance costs and stress were second and third. Future surveys from Women’s Choice Award will continue to tap into trending healthcare issues and will incorporate regional segments to identify trends from women across targeted U.S. regions. ABOUT THE WOMEN’S CHOICE AWARD® The Women’s Choice Award® is a trusted referral source, empowering women to make smart healthcare choices by identifying the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence. The Women’s Choice Award was recently honored by the INC 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies in 2017 for a third consecutive year. Visit http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/ to learn more.   The information contained in this release is not permitted to be used in a non-press related context without the express prior written consent of the Women’s Choice Award. CONTACT: MEDIA CONTACT: Janette Torres |Women’s Choice Award®  T: (954) 922-0846  jtorres@womenschoiceaward.com 
Posted on June 19, 2018, 12:30 pm
Irish Continental Group concludes an additional €80 million financing facility with the European Investment Bank
Irish Continental Group PLC (“ICG”) announces that it has concluded an additional financing facility with the European Investment Bank (“EIB”). This additional facility comprises a committed €80 million drawing limit and is available for drawing during July 2018.  Repayments are on an amortising basis over a 12-year term. The interest rate applicable to the facility has been fixed at 1.616% per annum. The facility will be used to finance the construction of the second new vessel for ICG’s Irish Ferries operations announced in January and which is due for delivery during 2020. This vessel when delivered will be the largest cruise ferry in the world in terms of vehicle capacity and provide the group with an effective 50% increase in peak freight capacity. The above facility is in addition to the suite of financing agreements announced in December 2017 comprising; A 12-year amortising loan provided by the EIB comprising a committed €75 million drawing limit, now drawn at a fixed interest rate of 1.724% per annum and maturing during 2030; Multicurrency private loan shelf agreements with Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and Pricoa Capital Group comprising total uncommitted drawing limits of USD275 million and tenors of up to 15 years, whereunder one series of loan notes has been issued amounting to €50 million on a 7-year bullet repayment term, maturing November 2024 with a fixed interest coupon of 1.4% per annum; A 5-year multicurrency revolving credit facility provided by Allied Irish Banks  and Bank of Ireland available to September 2022 and extendable by up to a further 2 years, comprising a committed €75 million drawing limit together with an additional uncommitted limit of €50 million; andAn overdraft and guarantee facility of €16 million provided by Allied Irish Banks PLC renewable annually. This additional facility provided by EIB supports the groups long term infrastructural investment in our fleet which will enhance “the bridge” from Ireland to the UK & Continental Europe that is a vital part of the continued success of Ireland’s open economy. 19 June 2018 END Enquiries:           Eamonn Rothwell, CEO                  Tel +353 1 607 5628 David Ledwidge, CFO                    Tel +353 1 607 5628 Q4 Public Relations                          Tel +353 1 475 1444
Posted on June 19, 2018, 6:00 am
New Market Making Agreements
Icelandair Group hf. (the Company) has entered into agreements (the Agreements) with Íslandsbanki hf., Kvika banki hf. and Landsbankinn hf. (the Banks) whereas the Banks undertake to act as market makers for the Company’s shares in accordance with Article 116 of Act No. 108/2007 on Securities Transactions. The Agreements will take effect on July 2nd 2018 and June 29th 2018 will therefore be the last day of the current market making agreements. The main terms of the Agreements are as follows:  ÍslandsbankiKvika bankiLandsbankinnMinimum amount of bid and offer quotes (nominal value)1.000.0001.000.0001.000.000Maximum amount of total trading each day (market value)300.000.000300.000.000300.000.000Maximum bid and offer spreads1,5%1,5%1,5%Maximum deviation from last price paid3%3%3%Maximum time to place new orders in succession to prior orders getting filled10 minutes10 minutes10 minutes Further information:Bogi Nils Bogason, CFObogi@icelandairgroup.is+ 354 665 8801
Posted on June 18, 2018, 3:35 pm
Atlas Air Worldwide To Hold Investor-Analyst Day on Monday, June 25
Webcast at 2 P.M. Eastern TimePURCHASE, N.Y., June 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:AAWW) will host an investor-analyst day on Monday, June 25, and will broadcast presentations by senior management live via the Internet beginning at 2 p.m. Eastern time and concluding at approximately 4 p.m.  William J. Flynn, Atlas Air Worldwide’s President and Chief Executive Officer, will host the day and be a principal speaker. Other key speakers will be John W. Dietrich, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer; Michael T. Steen, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer; Spencer Schwartz, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; Adam R. Kokas, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary; and Patricia Goodwin-Peters, Senior Vice President – Human Resources. Interested parties are invited to listen to the Webcast live over the Internet at: https://edge.media-server.com/m6/p/za8gzzj6 For those unable to listen to the live Webcast, an archived replay will be available through the company’s website (www.atlasair.com) shortly following the conclusion of management’s presentations. About Atlas Air Worldwide: Atlas Air Worldwide is a leading global provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services. It is the parent company of Atlas Air, Inc., Southern Air Holdings, Inc. and Titan Aviation Holdings, Inc., and is the majority shareholder of Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc. Our companies operate the world’s largest fleet of 747 freighter aircraft and provide customers a broad array of Boeing 747, 777, 767, 757 and 737 aircraft for domestic, regional and international cargo and passenger operations. Atlas Air Worldwide’s press releases, SEC filings and other information may be accessed through the company’s home page, www.atlasair.com. Contacts: Dan Loh (Investors) – (914) 701-8200  Elizabeth Roach (Media) – (914) 701-6576
Posted on June 18, 2018, 3:00 pm
RLH Corporation Promotes Paul Sacco to Executive Vice President, President of Global Development
Tenured industry vet to oversee all franchise development for the Company worldwideDENVER, June 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RLH Corporation (NYSE:RLH) announced today the promotion of Paul Sacco to Executive Vice President, President of Global Development. Since joining RLH Corporation, Sacco has had tremendous success developing and growing the Company’s upscale brands. In his new role, Sacco will oversee all franchise growth efforts for RLH Corporation brands worldwide, with a focus on organic growth.  Sacco joined RLH Corporation in September, 2017. In his role, he oversaw development of the Company’s upscale brands including 10 new franchise license agreements with hotels owned by affiliates of Inner Circle Investments; the Company’s first refreshed Signature hotel in San Francisco; and The Island by Hotel RL, the first resort destination for the brand, among many other key hotel signings. Prior to joining RLH Corporation, Sacco was President & Chief Development Officer at TPG Hotels & Resorts, and held senior development roles at Pyramid Hotel Group and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.  “In his early days at RLH Corporation, Paul has had incredible success growing our upscale brands and helping meet our company goals,” said RLH Corporation President & CEO Greg Mount. “We are excited to have such a tenured and experienced development executive take the lead as we continue to execute the transition to a higher margin franchise hotel business with an asset light business model." “I joined RLH knowing that the team had created a great platform for growth,” added Sacco. “During my tenure I have seen firsthand the excitement owners feel when they learn how uniquely we approach the hotel business. There is tremendous growth potential at RLH Corporation, and I am excited to be working with the full executive team to further develop our footprint.” To learn more about franchising with RLH Corporation, visit franchise.rlhco.com. We don’t wait for the future. We create it. About RLH CorporationRed Lion Hotels Corporation is an innovative hotel company doing business as RLH Corporation and focuses on the franchising, management and ownership of upscale, midscale and economy hotels. The company focuses on maximizing return on invested capital for hotel owners across North America through relevant brands, industry-leading technology and forward-thinking services. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.rlhco.com. Social Media:www.Facebook.com/myhellorewards www.Twitter.com/myhellorewards www.Instagram.com/myhellorewards www.Linkedin.com/company/rlhco  Investor Relations Contact:Amy KochO: 509-777-6417C: 917-579-5012investorrelations@rlhco.com Media Contact:Dan SchacterDirector, Social Engagement and Public Relations509-777-6222dan.schacter@rlhco.com
Posted on June 18, 2018, 12:30 pm



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