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— USANA Donates an Additional $25,000 to Philippines for Typhoon Haiyan Relief
SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — As people around the world are basking in the afterglow of the holiday season and making New Year’s resolutions, many in the Philippines are still struggling to survive in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan. In a collective call to action, the USANA True Health Foundation sends an additional $25,000 to International Relief Teams, a nonprofit international humanitarian organization. This is the third Haiyan-specific donation made from the charitable foundation established by USANA Health Sciences Inc. (NYSE: USNA), bringing the total amount to $60,000.
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“Despite extensive efforts by the Philippine government and other relief organizations, there continue to be thousands of people without access to food and clean water. Many wells on outlying islands have been contaminated and reaching small, remote villages with life-saving supplies continues to be a challenge,” said Elaine Pace, president of the USANA True Health Foundation. “Working with IRT, we are providing help in an organized, effective manner, focusing on keeping people alive while moving forward with relief.”
This most recent donation of $25,000 will serve 15,000 people for one week of survival. This includes clean water, water purification tablets and food.
“After our initial donation of $20,000 when Typhoon Haiyan first hit, we put out a call to action for all our Associates and employees around the world to do what they could to contribute more to the True Health Foundation’s Area of Greatest Need Fund,” said Dan Macuga, USANA chief communications officer. “Because of the heartfelt fundraising efforts and generous donations, we have been able to give a lifeline to the Philippine relief effort three times.”
According to the Philippine government, Typhoon Haiyan has severely impacted more than 4 million people. As the rebuilding continues, thousands are still struggling with basic necessities.
“Keeping 15,000 people alive for the better part of a month is a beautiful accomplishment, but the situation in many areas is still dire,” added Pace. “Please keep our Philippine brothers and sisters in your hearts as you celebrate the new year.”
For more information about the USANA True Health Foundation or to find out how you can donate, please visit USANAfoundation.org.
About USANA True Health Foundation: The USANA True Health Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created by Dr. Myron Wentz, USANA’s founder, and USANA CEO Dave Wentz, to help expand and enhance USANA’s on-going charitable efforts. Its mission is to provide the most critical human necessities to those suffering or in need. USANA True Health Foundation has an active partnership with organizations such as HealthCorps and the Children’s Hunger Fund, which share the same vision of making the world a happier and healthier place. Learn more at our website (www.USANAfoundation.org), follow us on Twitter (@USANAfoundation), or like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/USANAfoundation).
Media Contact:
Elaine M. Pace, President
USANA True Health Foundation
+1-801-954-7200
media(at)us(dot)usana(dot)com
Source: USANA True Health Foundation
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January 3, 2014 at 12:00 pm

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Dubai Captivates the World With Dazzling Firework Display at Burj Khalifa to Mark the New Year

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DUBAI, UAE, Jan. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ —
The iconic New Year’s Eve fireworks display by Emaar Properties, the global property developer, at Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building and Downtown Dubai, captivated the world and put the international spotlight on Dubai, alongside the largest fireworks display and celebrations held in the city at The Palm Jumeirah, The World Islands, and Burj Al Arab.
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With millions of visitors – both residents and tourists – building the excitement in Downtown Dubai, the Burj Khalifa fireworks display was a true spectacle of artistic creativity. Ten stunningly different firework sequences on Burj Khalifa marked the run-up to a musical countdown for the New Year.
Each display also told the world a story – of the UAE’s inspiring success, Dubai’s positivity and ambition, and the design narrative of Burj Khalifa, which is choreographed to the captivating melody of symphonic orchestra music of Downtown Dubai, ‘The Centre of Now.’
Abdulla Lahej, Group Chief Executive Officer, Emaar Properties, said: “The celebrations in Dubai now serve as a true benchmark for New Year’s Eve galas across the world. Colourful, spectacularly planned, and creatively executed, the events also underline the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to ensure a positive, inspirational, and high-growth environment in the city, for people from around the world.”
Starting off with a dramatic countdown through a display of effects racing up to the pinnacle of Burj Khalifa, 828 metres high, the fireworks began with spectacular sequences including a colourful salute to the nation with the colours of the UAE National Flag. Silver pearls lend an unmatched ambience in a sparkling celebration of Dubai’s success, especially with its win to host the World Expo 2020. Another stunning display was the tribute to Burj Khalifa, with the fireworks evolving into petals, wrapping the tower much like the Hymenocallis desert flower, which inspired the design of the building.
In the grand finale, fireworks lit up every direction dramatically and a golden lattice formed across the sky. Rainbow effects filled all over Downtown Dubai as Dubai ushered in 2014.
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Source: Emaar Properties

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January 3, 2014 at 11:46 am

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PepsiCo’s Doritos Brand Reveals the Five Consumer-Created Commercials Competing for $1 Million Grand Prize

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— Fans Around the World Can Now Vote For The Best Ad From January 4 through January 29
PLANO, Texas, Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Selected from thousands of submissions representing 30 countries around the world, the Doritos brand today announced the five finalists for the Doritos “Crash the Super Bowl” contest who are vying for a $1 million (U.S.) grand prize. Fans are now invited to vote for the best ad on http://www.doritos.com from January 4 through January 29. Ultimately, two ads will air in front of a global television audience during Super Bowl XLVIII — one selected by the world’s votes and one by the Doritos brand team. The two lucky winners will have the opportunity to work with Marvel Studios on the set of “Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” and for the first time in Doritos Crash the Super Bowl history, the creator of the ad that receives the most fan votes will win a guaranteed $1 million in prize money. This marks the first year PepsiCo’s Doritos brand has opened its annual “Crash the Super Bowl” contest to fans from around the world where Doritos tortilla chips are sold. Visit http://www.doritos.com to view the ads and full contest rules.
The five Crash the Super Bowl finalist ads (in alphabetical order by finalist last name) are:
“Time Machine” by Ryan Andersen, Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
“Office Thief” by Chris Capel, Valencia, California, United States
“The Cowboy Kid” by Amber Gill, Ladera Ranch, California, United States
“Breakroom Ostrich” by Eric Haviv, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
“Finger Cleaner” by Thomas Noakes, Sydney, Australia
A qualified panel of judges, including executives from the Doritos brand, advertising professionals and the legendary Stan Lee of Pow! Entertainment — chairman emeritus of Marvel Comics and co-creator of such Super Heroes as Iron Man™, Spider-Man™ and others — selected the five finalist ads.
“As someone who has brought comic book characters to life for an entire career, I know what it takes to tell a great story,” Stan Lee said. “In just 30 seconds, these five finalists tell incredible stories — each with their own style — and have left me truly blown away.”
“When the Doritos brand first launched Crash the Super Bowl, the concept of user-generated content was brand new,” said Ram Krishnan, vice president of marketing, PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division. “Since then, the amount of content created and shared on a global level has grown to an astounding rate. We were so excited by the global response to this year’s contest, and are thrilled to now spotlight two finalist ads on one of the world’s biggest advertising stages.”
Each of the five Crash the Super Bowl finalists are invited to East Rutherford, N.J., to attend Super Bowl XLVIII and watch the game from a private luxury suite, where they will tune in to learn which two finalist spots will air. The creators of both winning ads will receive the opportunity to work on the set of “Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron” and the ad with the highest total number of votes will win its creator the $1 million grand prize. The runner-up will receive $50,000 (U.S.). The three finalists whose commercials don’t air during the broadcast will each win $25,000 (U.S.). The Super Bowl XLVIII broadcast is set for Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, on FOX.
As one of the leading snack brands in the world, Doritos has a presence in 46 countries and six continents. With flavors ranging from Nacho Cheese and Cool Ranch to Sweet Chili Pepper and Tangy Cheese, the worldwide Doritos portfolio currently offers more than 70 unique varieties.
PepsiCo’s relationship with the NFL is among the company’s longest-running and most-successful sports sponsorships. PepsiCo has leveraged its relationship with the NFL to connect with consumers throughout the season with activations spanning many of the company’s largest food and beverage brands, including Pepsi, Tostitos, Quaker, Doritos and Gatorade.
About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit http://www.marvel.com.
About Doritos
Doritos is one of the leading brands from PepsiCo’s (NYSE: PEP) global snack portfolio. To learn more about the Doritos brand, visit its website at http://www.doritos.com.
About PepsiCo
PepsiCo is a global food and beverage leader with net revenues of more than $65 billion and a product portfolio that includes 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. Our main businesses – Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola – make hundreds of enjoyable foods and beverages that are loved throughout the world. PepsiCo’s people are united by our unique commitment to sustainable growth by investing in a healthier future for people and our planet, which we believe also means a more successful future for PepsiCo. We call this commitment Performance with Purpose: PepsiCo’s promise to provide a wide range of foods and beverages from treats to healthy eats; to find innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment by conserving energy and water and reducing packaging volume; to provide a great workplace for our associates; and to respect, support and invest in the local communities where we operate. For more information, please visit http://www.pepsico.com.
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The NFL Entities (as defined in the Official Rules) have not offered or sponsored this contest in any way.
Source: Doritos
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January 3, 2014 at 11:34 am

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