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2013-05-20 12:22:58

"Ad Meter: Year in Sports" Moves Beyond Super Bowl Ad Meter Voting Panel to Determine "Best of" Across all Sports and Sports Marketing MCLEAN, Va., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY will begin a strategic expansion of its iconic Ad Meter platform beyond Super Bowl advertising this year by engaging its online panel to determine the year's 'best of the best' in sports, both on and off the field. Ad Meter: Year In Sports will encompass rankings across a range of sports...

2013-05-17 23:15:26

Whether employers admit it or not, obese people may find discrimination in the workplace because of their size, as alluded to in a January 26, 2013 article in USA Today (“Do Penalties For Smokers and the Obese Make Sense?”). Lap Band Surgery Center's Dr. Joseph Naim suggests that weight loss from installing the LAP-BAND® system may help patients in their work lives. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 Obesity can have consequences other than just a person's health....

2013-05-10 08:23:41

NEW YORK, May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 2013: The Year of Nurses. National Nurses Week is a time to appreciate all that America's most important caregivers do, but also to reflect on how we as a society can enhance their professional lives and the large role they play in our health system today. Mediaplanet's first edition of 'Nurse Appreciation' hit newsstands this morning within the weekend edition of USA Today. Uniting leaders in the nursing industry such as the American Nurses Association...

2013-05-02 16:24:14

McLEAN, Va., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY, official U.S. representative to the International Festival of Creativity in Cannes, announced today the winners of the 2013 Young Lions "Team USA" competitions. Through this annual competition, USA TODAY helps to identify emerging American creative talent and celebrate them on a global stage. "Hosting the Young Lions competition is one of our favorite parts of being the official U.S. representative to Cannes Lions, as we are honored to...

2013-05-01 08:25:43

Thousands support month-long fundraiser which benefits the Diabetes Research Institute HOLLYWOOD, Fla., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Brenda Novak, a USA Today and New York Times bestselling author, has raised more than $1.6 million with her annual Online Auction for Diabetes Research, in honor of her son, Thad, 16, who has lived with type 1 diabetes for over a decade. Now in its ninth year, the 2013 auction, which benefits the Diabetes Research Institute and takes place...

2013-04-30 00:21:04

Knox says "The ideal situation in my mind is that they could show me Meredith's grave. I wasn't allowed to grieve and that would mean a lot to me" MCLEAN, Va., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Amanda Knox opened up to USA TODAY in an exclusive newspaper interview in today's print editions of USA TODAY and on USATODAY.com. "This is my way of speaking up for myself," Knox told USA TODAY Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page. Page had the first sit down, face-to-face interview that Knox...

2013-04-29 12:26:26

CSI: NY receives the most 'save' votes MCLEAN, Va., April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The results are in for USA TODAY's 2013 Save Our Shows survey and CBS' CSI: NY is the show that viewers want to save the most. The Save Our Shows survey invited fans to vote on which endangered sitcoms and dramas deserved new seasons. Voting took place April 1(st) through 22(nd) and today fans' voices are heard at saveourshows.usatoday.com. This year, more than 116,000 fans cast their votes via web...

2013-04-29 12:26:20

Award presented to frequent business traveler Joyce Gioia at this year's annual Freddie awards MCLEAN, Va., April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY presented the first USA TODAY Road Warrior of the Year award to frequent business traveler Joyce Gioia at this year's annual Freddie Awards, which honor the world's leading travel loyalty programs. The award was presented by John Peters, president of the USA TODAY Travel Media Group, during the awards ceremony held at USA TODAY...

2013-04-25 12:24:56

100,000 Hilton HHonors Points; 100 Kindle Fire Devices; Amazon MP3 Credits; and More MCLEAN, Va., April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY Travel Media Group has launched USA TODAY The Point sweepstakes with Hilton HHonors, the loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide's 10 distinct hotel brands. Starting today, guests who access USA TODAY The Point at any participating Hilton Worldwide hotel will be invited to enter a sweepstakes to win valuable prizes. The first 300,000 registrants...

2013-04-24 12:27:55

Diamond DeShields of Norcross (Ga.) Named Player of the Year; Cathy Self-Morgan of Duncanville (Texas) Named Coach of the Year MCLEAN, Va., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY High School Sports unveiled today the 2013 American Family Insurance All-USA girls basketball team, highlighting the best high school players from across the country during the 2012-2013 season. Diamond DeShields, a North Carolina commit and 6-2 senior guard/forward from Norcross (Ga.), has been selected as...