Peace Corps Announces Historic Changes to Application and Selection Process, Releases New Public Service Announcement from President Obama Calling on Americans to Serve

Peace Corps Announces Historic Changes to Application and Selection Process

Also Releases New Public Service Announcement from President Obama Calling on Americans to Serve

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 15, 2014 – Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet today announced sweeping changes to the agency’s application process that will make applying to the Peace Corps simpler, faster and more personalized than ever before. Under this new recruitment initiative, applicants will now be able to choose their country of service and apply to specific programs, and do so through a new, shorter application. As part of today’s announcement, Peace Corps also released a new video from President Obama calling on Americans to serve. It can be viewed at http://1.usa.gov/1npfk1b.

“Today our world is smaller and more interconnected than ever before,” said President Obama in the new public service announcement. “And it presents us with an extraordinary opportunity: to connect with people in some of the most remote corners of the globe and show them that America is paying attention, that we care, and that we’re here to help. That’s what the Peace Corps is all about.”

“More than 50 years after its founding, the Peace Corps is revitalizing its recruitment and outreach to field a volunteer force that represents the best and brightest the country has to offer,” Director Hessler-Radelet (RPCV Western Samoa 1981-83) said. “A modernized, flexible application and placement system will help Peace Corps recruit Americans who are not just interested in imagining a better world, but rolling up their sleeves and doing something about it.”

The key recruitment reforms include:

• Peace Corps applicants can now choose the programs and countries they want to apply to – selecting the path that best fits their personal and professional goals. Applicants can apply to between one and three specific programs at a time, or they can choose to apply for service wherever they are needed most. The Peace Corps website (http://1.usa.gov/1tJU4wt) now lists all open programs by country, work area and departure date, so applicants can browse service opportunities.

• A new, shorter application is now available on the Peace Corps website (http://1.usa.gov/1wnd3cb) that can be completed in less than one hour. What used to be more than 60 printed pages that took more than eight hours to complete is now a short online application that focuses solely but rigorously on the most relevant information to help the agency select the best candidates.

• Each open Peace Corps position now has clearly identified Apply By and Know By deadlines, so applicants know when they can expect to receive an invitation to serve. If they apply on time, they’ll know if they were selected on time – just like applying to college or a job. These deadlines give applicants more certainty than ever and help them plan for the future.

View an infographic on Peace Corps’ new application and selection process at http://1.usa.gov/1oYHvqa

“With the tools, technologies and opportunities of the 21st century, the Peace Corps is giving Americans of all backgrounds the freedom to re-imagine their future and redefine their mark on the world,” Hessler-Radelet said. “I believe these changes will help re-ignite the passion of Peace Corps’ early days and that more Americans will seize the opportunity to make a difference across the world and here at home.”

Hessler-Radelet, who was sworn in as the agency’s 19th director in June and comes from a four-generation Peace Corps family, has led an extensive reform effort since joining the agency in 2010. In addition to the recruitment reforms announced today, the Peace Corps has dramatically improved the quality of support it provides to volunteers, strategically targeted its resources and country presence to maximize impact, and streamlined operations to create a culture of innovation and excellence.

About the Peace Corps: As the preeminent international service organization of the United States, the Peace Corps sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Peace Corps volunteers work at the grassroots level with local governments, schools, communities, small businesses and entrepreneurs to develop sustainable solutions that address challenges in education, health, economic development, agriculture, environment and youth development. When they return home, volunteers bring their knowledge and experiences – and a global outlook – back to the United States that enriches the lives of those around them. President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps in 1961 to foster a better understanding among Americans and people of other countries. Since then, more than 215,000 Americans of all ages have served in 139 countries worldwide. Visit www.peacecorps.gov to learn more.

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Media Contact
Maureen Knightly
pressoffice@peacecorps.gov
(202) 692-2230

New Haier Contest Gives Students the Chance to Build Their Dream Appliances

Haier America announces the release of a contest to connect its customers with its marketing and engineering team to build their dream appliances. The contest, which Haier is promoting through Facebook and Twitter, asks fans to dream up their ultimate appliance for a small space (think dorm room or tiny studio apartment) and promises to collaborate with their engineering and marketing teams to choose and potentially build their favorite submission.

The contest, which also offers up to $20,000 in prizes, offers students the chance to put real building power behind a dream appliance. Some stand out submissions so far include, an alarm clock that simultaneously wakes you up and pours your coffee, as well as a back pack that doubles as a refrigerator.

“In the world of social connectivity, Haier is leveraging our social communities to reach out to customers and listen to what products they want to see built. We want to put the customer’s ideas first and create things that they tell us they want. In today’s connected world, it’s all about our customer,” says Rian Cain, senior vice president of the white goods group, Haier America.

The submission process is open from now until September. To learn more and apply visit: www.haieridealab.com.

About Haier America:
Haier America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Haier Group, the world’s #1 major appliance brand as ranked by Euromonitor International 2013, and a global leader in consumer electronics. Haier employs more than 70,000 people around the world and distributes products in more than 100 countries and regions with global revenues reaching $29.5 billion in 2013. Haier is a proud supporter of the National Parks Conservation Association.

Media Contacts:
James Liess
Haier America Public Relations
212-594-3330 ext.2006
jliess@haieramerica.com

Arm Yourself with Cash by Selling Textbooks Online at TextbookArmy.com

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Get a free pair of sunglasses by joining the TextbookArmy crew! 

Nashville, TN – TextbookArmy®, a new online textbook buyback company, is arming students with an easy way to unload textbooks and get cash in return. Students can now easily sell textbooks online at www.textbookarmy.com.

TextbookArmy.com is the easiest-to-use buyback platform for textbooks and offers the best value online. The company provides free quotes, no cost shipping in the 48 contiguous United States and unmatched customer service.

TextbookArmy offers the best value for selling textbooks in four easy steps:

  1. Register for an account at www.textbookarmy.com.
  2. Get a free quote on the textbooks you want to sell
  3. Ship textbooks (for free) to TextbookArmy
  4. Get cash via PayPal! Typical turnaround time is three days or less after textbooks are received and processed.

To celebrate its launch, TextbookArmy is giving a pair of sunglasses to all who register for a TextbookArmy account now, through the end of August 2014. Post a sunglass-wearing selfie to TextbookArmy’s FacebookTwitter or Instagram pages with the hashtag #ArmyShades to be entered to win a pair of Ray-Ban®  sunglasses. A pair of Ray-Bans will be given away every week, so pimp those TextbookArmy.com shades like a rock star – around town, in class, at the gym or on your pets. Be creative, be bold and think of your mom before posting. Follow TextbookArmy on our social network to see the selfies happening nationwide. For more information about the contest visit our contest page.

About TextbookArmy.com
TextbookArmy.com launched in 2014 and is a pioneer in the textbook buyback space.  Owned by IN MINN Inc., the company offers customers comprehensive and easy-to-use options to help make the best return on book investments.  TextBookArmy.com is dedicated to offering the best value for textbooks, providing the finest customer service and paying our customers fast.   For more information on Textbook Army visit www.textbookarmy.com

Contact:
press@textbookarmy.com

TD Ameritrade Expands Financial Planning Scholarship & Grant Program

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* TD Ameritrade Institutional Expands Effort to Help Develop Next Generation of Financial Planners
* Firm to Award $25,000 Grant for Emerging Degree Program, $50,000 Grant for Established Program
* Ten $5,000 Scholarships for Students Pursuing Degree in Financial Planning

JERSEY CITY, N.J., May 14, 2014 –When it comes to helping cultivate a new generation of independent investment advisors, TD Ameritrade Institutional (1) is raising the bar by introducing a new grant for colleges and universities committed to educating future financial-planning professionals.

Through its Next Generation Financial Planning Scholarship and Grant Program, TD Ameritrade Institutional will give $25,000 to a college or university with a nascent financial-planning undergraduate degree program. This new grant will be in addition to two awards introduced last year: 10 scholarships of $5,000 each for students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in financial planning and a $50,000 grant for an established financial planning undergraduate degree program.

The scholarships and grants are intended to help increase the number of college students graduating with a financial planning degree and who will pursue a career as a personal financial advisor. Over the next decade, TD Ameritrade Institutional is committed to investing more than $1.25 million to encourage more students to pursue financial planning careers and help fill the ranks of registered independent advisors (RIAs), an industry expected to face a shortage of talent as a wave of baby boomers prepare to retire.

Schools seeking a grant must be accredited, non-profit U.S. colleges or universities offering an undergraduate degree in financial planning. The application deadline for both grants is June 2, 2014 and the winners will be named on September 8, 2014. Students’ applications for the scholarships also are due by June 2; winners will be selected August 4, 2014.

For more information, applicants can visit the TD Ameritrade Institutional NextGen Scholarship & Grant website: http://www.tdainstitutional.com/lp/nextgen-scholarship.page

“Last year, we encountered schools with financial planning degree programs that were promising and innovative, but still in their infancy. So, in addition to recognizing schools with exceptional programs, we want to support institutions that are just starting out,” said Tom Nally, president, TD Ameritrade Institutional. “This scholarship and grant program can help increase colleges’ capacity to develop a new generation of advisors and sustain the industry’s growth into the future.”

Industry research shows that the RIA industry could face a significant talent gap in coming years. About a third of Baby Boom-era advisors are expected to depart over the next decade, mostly as they reach retirement age, and there aren’t enough young advisors to take their place. Nearly half of RIAs are 55 and older, while less than 8 percent are under 35 years of age.
Across all the various financial intermediary channels — brokerages, banks, insurers and independent RIAs — the total number of advisors is expected to shrink by 26,000 by 2017. (2)

Meanwhile, demand for personal advice is expected to climb as millions of Americans move into retirement and seek out professional expertise. The U.S. Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 27 percent job growth for personal financial advisors through 2022, nearly three times the rate of all other professions, making it one of the fastest-growing career fields. (3)

Recruiting the next generation isn’t just good defense for RIA firms, but may be a path to future growth. Hiring young advisors may be critical for RIAs that intend to retain the children of their older clients and to attract a new generation of investors. Millions of Americans 49 years and younger — also known as Gen X and Gen Y — are expected to amass $28 trillion in assets by 2020, up from $2 trillion, through inheritance and their own wealth-creation. (4)

The scholarship is a one time, non-renewable amount of $5,000. Ten awards will be given for the 2014 -2015 academic year.
Scholarships will be applied to tuition, fees, books, supplies and equipment required for course load.

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About TD Ameritrade Institutional 
TD Ameritrade Institutional (See note 1) is a leading provider of comprehensive brokerage and custody services to more than 4,500 fee-based, independent registered investment advisors and their clients. Our advanced technology platform, coupled with personal support from our dedicated service teams, allows investment advisors to run their practices more efficiently and effectively while optimizing time with clients.

About TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation
Millions of investors and registered investment advisors have turned to TD Ameritrade’s (NYSE: AMTD) technology, people and education to help make investing and trading easier. Our clients want to take control and we help them decide how: online, by phone, in a branch or through an independent investment advisor. We’ve been bringing Wall Street to Main Street for more than 39 years. Proud to be an official sponsor of the 2014 and 2016 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams. Visit TD Ameritrade’s newsroom at www.amtd.com for more information.

Brokerage services provided by TD Ameritrade, Inc., member FINA/SIPC/NFA. Third parties mentioned above are separate from and not affiliated with TD Ameritrade.

(1) TD Ameritrade Institutional is a division of TD Ameritrade, Inc., a brokerage subsidiary of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation.
(2) Cerulli Associates, the Cerulli Report, Advisor Metrics 2013: Understanding and Addressing a More Sophisticated Population
(3) Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Personal Financial Advisors, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/personal-financial-advisors.htm
(4) Advent Software, Three Ways to Reach the Next Generation of Investors, November 2013

Source:
TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation

Contact:
Joseph A. Giannone
TD Ameritrade Communications + Public Affairs
(201) 369-8705
joseph.giannone@tdameritrade.com

After Suffering Injury, Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez Removed From Bellator Pay-Per-View

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Pay-Per-View Now Features Rampage vs. King Mo In Light Heavyweight Tournament Finals & Interim Lightweight Title Fight Between Michael Chandler vs. Will Brooks

Newport Beach, Calif. (May 10, 2014) – Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez has suffered a head injury before his scheduled May 17th Lightweight Title fight with Michael Chandler and has been removed from the fight card. In his place, Lightweight Tournament winner Will Brooks will now face Chandler for the Interim Lightweight World Title. The nights headlined by the Light Heavyweight Tournament Final between MMA icon Rampage Jackson and King Mo, along with Tito Ortiz battling Middleweight World Champion Alexander Shlemenko, all on Pay-Per-View.

“Injuries are part of MMA, but so are great opportunities, as we move forward with an incredible, must see night of fights this Saturday on Pay-Per-View,” Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney said. “This is a great card for MMA fans with huge value highlighted as Rampage Jackson is finally getting the opportunity to battle King Mo for a shot at the World Title, one of the most exciting young phenoms in MMA, Will Brooks getting a title shot against Michael Chandler, and of course Tito Ortiz in a crazy fight against Alexander Shlemenko. I can’t wait for this night of fights on May 17th.”

“This has been a crazy few days with a wide range of emotion, but with Will now in the picture, I know we are going to have fireworks on May 17th,” Chandler said. “I wish Eddie the best, and I’m looking forward to finishing our trilogy, but now I’m focused on the task at hand.”

“I’ve always said I’m ready to fight anyone with hesitation, and now this is my chance to back that up,” Brooks said. “I want that belt around my waist more than anyone, and I’m ready. This is just a great opportunity that I’m ready for. I’m ready to jump into the fire.”

The full fight card for the Bellator Pay-Per-View on May 17th is below:

Bellator Pay-Per-View Fight Card:
Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Final: Rampage Jackson (34-11) vs. King Mo (12-3)
Bellator Interim Lightweight World Title Fight: Michael Chandler (12-1) vs. Will Brooks (13-1)
Bellator Light Heavyweight Fight: Alexander Shlemenko (50-7) vs. Tito Ortiz (16-11-1)
Bellator Heavyweight Tournament Final: Blagoi Ivanov (11-0) vs. Alexander Volkov (20-4)
Bellator Welterweight Fight: Rickey Rainey (7-2) vs. Michael Page (5-0)

Bellator Spike TV Fight Card:
Bellator Heavyweight Fight: Cheick Kongo (20-9) vs. Eric Smith (6-1-1)
Bellator Featherweight Fight: Shahbulat Shamhalaev (12-2) vs. Fabricio Guerreiro (19-3)
Bellator Featherweight Fight: Goiti Yamauchi (16-2) vs. Mike Richman (16-4)

Bellator Spike.com Fight Card:
Bellator Featherweight Fight: Zach Underwood (12-5) vs. Austin Lyons (10-3)
Bellator Heavyweight Fight: Justin Frazier (6-1) vs. Mike Wessel (13-7)
Bellator Welterweight Fight: Ben Brewer (6-1) vs. Andy Uhrich (8-4)
Bellator Welterweight Fight: Anthony Lemon (2-3) vs. Codie Shuffield (4-0)
Bellator Bantamweight Fight: Cortez Phelia (2-0) vs. Brain Hall (7-2)

For more information, visit Bellator.com, follow Bellator on Twitter @BellatorMMA, follow Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney @BjornRebney and check out Bellator on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BellatorMMA

About Bellator MMA
Bellator MMA is the world’s largest tournament based Mixed Martial Arts organization. Televised to nearly 500 Million homes worldwide in over 140 countries, Bellator’s majority owner is entertainment giant Viacom.  In the United States, Bellator can be seen on Spike TV, the MMA television leader. With over 175 world-class athletes under contract, Bellator is home to many of the sport’s top mixed martial artists. Bellator’s founder & CEO, Bjorn Rebney, is an experienced fighting sports and entertainment executive with a deep commitment to the purity and integrity of the sport of MMA and its athletes.  Bellator’s core philosophy is that title shots should be earned, not given. This belief gave rise to Bellator’s real sport, tournament-based format, which gives Bellator’s tournaments a true playoff feel that keeps the sport true and distances itself from the subjective side of fighting sports found in organizations that utilize a matchmaking/casting formula.  Bellator MMA is comprised of an executive team that includes top industry professionals in television production, live event orchestration, fighter development/relations, venue procurement, sponsorship creation/development, international licensing, marketing, advertising, publicity and commission relations.  Bellator is based in Newport Beach, California.

About Spike TV:
Spike TV is available in 98.7 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.  Follow us on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Anthony Mazzuca 
(949) 222-3400
Anthony@Bellator.com

David Schwarz
(212)767-8639
David.Schwarz@MTVStaff.com

A GREAT GRADUATION GIFT: WHAT THEY DIDN’T TEACH YOU IN SCHOOL!

The best personal development ideas and business practices summarized

Carlsbad, CA, May 9, 2014-Brad McMurrey’s The Success Ladder will enable young working people to stand out from the crowd with decades of extra experience at their fingertips. The book is a comprehensive 30 year collection of motivational, self-improvement, and work-related “how to” knowledge from hundreds of sources organized as more than 500 specific actions.

Readers are shown explicitly how to get motivated, assess and improve their characteristics, capabilities, and behavior, then set and pursue their goals. At work they’ll know step by step how to perform: Time Management, Weekly Planning, Decision Making, Problem Solving, Leadership, Public Speaking, Marketing, Project Planning and Execution, Negotiation, and many more work activities.

The Success Ladder is the perfect complement to a student’s classroom education and provides a detailed blueprint for personal and career success. “I’ve done the research to compile the best ideas and advice on these subjects so readers don’t have to,” said Brad. “They can save countless hours and avoid serious mistakes.”

“An outline for top rung success…definitely a book that would have benefited me and propelled my career upward…a real asset to anyone, especially those fresh out of college,” said R.T. Sedgwick, PhD., a retired research scientist and principal investigator.

Brad McMurrey is retired after years of managing the development of multi-million dollar computer systems. He has also written The Love Ladder, a collection of the great relationship ideas to find and grow love. The print books are $8.99 at Amazon; eBooks are $4.99. Read more with order links to Amazon, the iBookstore, and the Nook Store at http://www.loveandsuccessladders.com/

Contact: bradmcvv@gmail.com

Bellator 119 Full Card Finalized at Casino Rama on Friday, May 9th

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Newport Beach, Calif. (May 7, 2014) – The Toughest Tournament in Sports continues from Ontario’s Casino Rama for Bellator 119 on Friday, May 9th live on Spike TV. The event will feature the Bellator Featherweight Tournament finals, the return of Canadian fan-favorite John Alessio and a full card of local talent.

The event will broadcast live at 9 p.m. EST/ 8 p.m. CST on Spike TV. The preliminary card will be streamed live and free on Spike.com beginning at 7 p.m. EST/ 6 p.m. CST. Tickets for the event are on sale now and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.ca, Bellator.com, or by visiting the Casino Rama Box Office.

Combining for 54 professional fights, Daniel Weichel will fight Desmond Green in the Bellator Featherweight Tournament Final.  Weichel has 25 wins by KO or submission and will use his previous experience in the cage against Green, who has only two professional losses.

No stranger to the Bellator cage, Marlon Sandro will be fighting Chris Horodecki.  Currently tied with Pat Curran and Daniel Straus for second most wins in Bellator featherweight history, Sandro is a two-time featherweight tournament finalist and will put his skills to the test against Hodecki who returns to Bellator after going unbeaten in three fights outside the organization.

The full fight card is listed below.

MAIN CARD:
Bellator Featherweight Tournament Final: Daniel Weichel (33-8) vs. Desmond Green (11-2)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Chris Horodecki (20-4-1) vs. Marlon Sandro (24-5-1)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Marius Zaromskis (19-8) vs. Vaughn Anderson (16-2-1)
Heavyweight Feature Fight: Raphael Butler (8-0) vs. Nick Rossborough (23-18)

PRELIMINARY CARD:
Catchweight Feature Fight (160 lbs): Eric Wisely (22-8) vs. John Alessio (34-17)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Brian Rogers (10-6) vs. Adrian Miles (14-5)
Heavyweight Feature Fight: Stuart Austin (7-0) vs. Craig Hudson (4-3)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Jason Meisel (4-3) vs. Remy Bussieres (3-0)
Catchweight Feature Fight (130 lbs.): Chris Kelades (6-0) vs. Malcolm Gordon (4-0)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Behrang Yousefi (5-4) vs. Chad Freeman (8-5)

For more information, visit Bellator.com, follow Bellator on Twitter @BellatorMMA, follow Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney @BjornRebney and check out Bellator on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BellatorMMA

About Bellator MMA
Bellator MMA is the world’s largest tournament based Mixed Martial Arts organization. Televised to nearly 500 Million homes worldwide in over 140 countries, Bellator’s majority owner is entertainment giant Viacom.  In the United States, Bellator can be seen on Spike TV, the MMA television leader. With over 175 world-class athletes under contract, Bellator is home to many of the sport’s top mixed martial artists. Bellator’s founder & CEO, Bjorn Rebney, is an experienced fighting sports and entertainment executive with a deep commitment to the purity and integrity of the sport of MMA and its athletes.  Bellator’s core philosophy is that title shots should be earned, not given. This belief gave rise to Bellator’s real sport, tournament-based format, which gives Bellator’s tournaments a true playoff feel that keeps the sport true and distances itself from the subjective side of fighting sports found in organizations that utilize a matchmaking/casting formula.  Bellator MMA is comprised of an executive team that includes top industry professionals in television production, live event orchestration, fighter development/relations, venue procurement, sponsorship creation/development, international licensing, marketing, advertising, publicity and commission relations.  Bellator is based in Newport Beach, California.

About Spike TV:
Spike TV is available in 98.7 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.  Follow us on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Anthony Mazzuca 
(949) 222-3400
Anthony@Bellator.com

David Schwarz
(212)767-8639
David.Schwarz@MTVStaff.com

TOTAL OF $250,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FROM MAKERS OF TYLENOL®

Future Care Scholarships Help Support

Students Pursuing Careers in Healthcare Industry

Ft. Washington, PA, May 1, 2014 – McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., the makers of TYLENOL®, announces the 24th annual TYLENOL® Future Care Scholarship, and is now accepting applications through June 30, 2014.

The 2014 TYLENOL® Future Care Scholarship program will award a total of $250,000 in scholarship funds to 40 undergraduate or graduate students pursuing an education in healthcare. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than half of the top 20 fastest growing professions are in healthcare[1] and the industry has been projected to continue to grow at an annual rate of 2.6 percent, adding 5 million more jobs between 2012 and 2022[2].  TYLENOL® Future Care Scholars will receive awards of $5,000 or $10,000 to help them manage the rising costs of education and be poised to enter dynamic and compelling occupations as nurse practitioners, pharmacists, dentists or family doctors, which are among the numerous career opportunities poised for growth.

“Over the past 24 years, the TYLENOL® Future Care Scholarship program has awarded more than $8.9 million in scholarship funds to more than 6,700 students embarking on a variety of diverse healthcare career paths,” said Emile Lee, Vice President of Communications, McNeil Consumer Healthcare.  “The TYLENOL® brand is dedicated to caring for people who are committed to caring for others and our scholarship program allows us to encourage and empower students who are passionate about making an impact on the increasingly important future of healthcare.”

TYLENOL® Future Care Scholars will be selected based on their leadership qualities, academic performance, and community involvement.  To be eligible, students must complete at least one year of undergraduate or graduate study by the Spring of 2014 at an accredited two or four year college, university, or vocational/technical school.

The application period is now open and submissions must be received by June 30, 2014.  Scholarship award decisions will be made in July and awards will be distributed to selected students in August 2014.    To learn more or apply visit: www.Tylenol.com/Scholarship  and join the conversation on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TylenolScholarship.

This year, in addition to the Future Care Scholarship, the makers of TYLENOL® have partnered with RITE AID to give students pursuing a college degree the chance to win a $500 gift card towards textbooks for the upcoming semester. One winner will be randomly selected each day, beginning June 2nd through June 30th.[3]  For more information beginning May 20th, please visit: www.riteaid.com/tylenolbooks.

About McNeil Consumer Healthcare:
McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. markets a broad range of well-known and trusted over-the-counter (OTC) products around the globe. McNeil Consumer Healthcare is most widely recognized for the TYLENOL® brand. Other McNeil Consumer Healthcare brands include BENADRYL®, ZYRTEC® and ZYRTEC®-D allergy medicines, IMODIUM® A-D anti-diarrheal, MOTRIN® IB pain reliever and fever reducer, and SUDAFED® and SUDAFED PE® nasal decongestants.

Media Contacts:
Janine Berstein
Tel: (646) 489-1770
Email: jberstein@mac.com

Ania Tyski
McNeil Consumer Healthcare
Office: 215 273-8895
Mobile: 267-408-9528
Email: atyski@its.jnj.com

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[1] Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/fastest-growing.htm

[2] Bureau of Labor Statistics Economic News Release Employment Projections: 2012-2022 Summary, http://www.bls.gov/news.release/ecopro.nr0.htm

[3] NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF 50 U.S. & D.C., WHO ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD AND THE AGE OF MAJORITY IN THEIR STATE OF RESIDENCE AND ENROLLED IN COLLEGE AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Sweepstakes ends 6/30/14. Prize: $500 Gift Card. To enter and read Official Rules, prize descriptions, odds disclosure visit www.riteaid.com/tylenolbooks. Find the nearest RITE AID near you at www.riteaid.com/store-locator. Sponsor: McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., 7050 Camp Hill Road, Fort Washington, PA 19034.

Tournament Winners Joe Warren and Rafael Silva Battle For Interim World Title Friday, May 2nd From Revel Casino Hotel

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Dantas Injury Leads to Interim World Title Fight

Newport Beach, Calif. (April 26, 2014) – Reigning Bellator Bantamweight Champion Eduardo Dantas will be sidelined indefinitely after suffering a head injury in training. Originally scheduled to face Joe Warren on Friday, May 2nd, the Brazilian phenom will be replaced by 21-3 Bellator Bantamweight Tournament winner Rafael Silva, as he battles “The Baddest Man On The Planet” Joe Warren for the Bellator Interim Bantamweight World title live on Spike.

“We take head injuries very seriously, and when we were notified that Eduardo was dealing with a head injury, we immediately flew him from Brazil to California to be examined by some of the leading specialists in the field. We are hopeful Eduardo will be able to resume his career later this year, but in the interim we have two incredible tournament winners ready to challenge for the Bellator World Title.  Two of the best on the planet in Joe Warren and Rafael Silva will fight for the title and when Dantas is able to return, he will challenge the winner for the undisputed Bellator World Title.”

“This is setback for me,” Dantas said. “I’m not feeling right at the moment, but I am a fighter and have been a fighter since my childhood and I promise that I will be back stronger than ever. I want to thank Bjorn and Bellator for taking care of me during this process, for flying me across the world to get top specialists to see me. And, when I am ready to fight, I will show everyone once again why the belt has been wrapped around my waist.”

No stranger to championships fights, Warren looks to capture his second World Title as the former Featherweight Champion looks to dominate the 21-3 Silva. Warren punched his ticket to a title shot with his Season 9 Tournament run that included two dominate finishes, and will be looking to make quick work of Silva.

“It doesn’t matter which Brazilian they throw at me, I’m going to destroy who is ever across the cage from me,” Warren said. “It sucks Dantas got injured as I was focused on destroying him and taking his belt.  But, now I’ll destroy Silva and Dantas can try to come and take my belt.”

Riding a dominant 13 fight win streak stretching over four years, Silva has his sights set on moving his record to 22-3 with the biggest victory of his career when he faces Warren. The Brazilian finisher recently suffered a setback after dealing with a knee injury that required surgery, but now healthy, Silva is looking to take the next step in his career with a World title win over Warren.

“I’m healthy, and I’m ready to fight,” Silva proclaimed. “I know Warren always likes to talk, but this fight isn’t going to be about talking, it’s going to be about who is the better fighter, and everyone is going to see who that is on May 2nd. I’ve always wanted to face Dantas, and now Joe Warren is in my way. I’ll take care of that shortly.”

The full fight card for Bellator 118 is listed below:

MAIN CARD:
Bellator Interim Bantamweight Title Fight: Rafael (21-3) vs. Joe Warren (10-3)
Bellator Welterweight Tournament Semifinals: Andrey Koreshkov (15-1) vs. Sam Oropeza (11-2)
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Marcos Galvao (15-6-1) vs. Thomas Vasquez (7-0)
Bellator Light Heavyweight Opening Round: Liam McGeary (6-0) vs. Mike Mucitelli (6-0)

PRELIMINARY CARD:
Welterweight Feature Fight: Gemiyale Adkins (8-6) vs. Dante Rivera (15-7)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Jesus Martinez (8-5) vs. Ryan Contaldi (7-7)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Tim Woods (6-4) vs. Eugene Fadiora (13-1)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Joe Pingitore (4-1-1) vs. Darrion Caldwell (4-0)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Jay Haas (11-13) vs. Lester Caslow (11-9)
Catchweight Feature Fight (151lbs): Julian Lane (6-3-1) vs. Anthony Morrison (18-10)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Mike Bannon (5-1) vs. Sidney Outlaw (2-0)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Amran Aliyev (3-2) vs. Kevin Roddy (13-15-1)

For more information, visit Bellator.com, follow Bellator on Twitter @BellatorMMA, follow Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney @BjornRebney and check out Bellator on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BellatorMMA           

About Bellator MMA

Bellator MMA is the world’s largest tournament based Mixed Martial Arts organization. Televised to nearly 500 Million homes worldwide in over 140 countries, Bellator’s majority owner is entertainment giant Viacom.  In the United States, Bellator can be seen on Spike TV, the MMA television leader. With over 175 world-class athletes under contract, Bellator is home to many of the sport’s top mixed martial artists. Bellator’s founder & CEO, Bjorn Rebney, is an experienced fighting sports and entertainment executive with a deep commitment to the purity and integrity of the sport of MMA and its athletes.  Bellator’s core philosophy is that title shots should be earned, not given. This belief gave rise to Bellator’s real sport, tournament-based format, which gives Bellator’s tournaments a true playoff feel that keeps the sport true and distances itself from the subjective side of fighting sports found in organizations that utilize a matchmaking/casting formula.  Bellator MMA is comprised of an executive team that includes top industry professionals in television production, live event orchestration, fighter development/relations, venue procurement, sponsorship creation/development, international licensing, marketing, advertising, publicity and commission relations.  Bellator is based in Newport Beach, California.

About Spike TV:

Spike TV is available in 98.7 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.  Follow us on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Anthony Mazzuca 
(949) 222-3400
Anthony@Bellator.com

David Schwarz
(212)767-8639
David.Schwarz@MTVStaff.com

The Coolest Tech Devices for your Graduation Wish List

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Santa Clara, Calif., April 22, 2014 – Years of hard work have led to this moment. You’re graduating. You have suffered through 8 a.m. classes, drowned in 20-page papers and possibly spent nights frustrated about delays caused by using outdated technology. Graduation marks the end of your college experience, the beginning of the next stage of your life, and an opportunity to de-clutter your digital life and upgrade your technology to set you up for success.

Do you still have that clunky device from freshman year that has your first English essay saved on it, as well as your lengthy music collection and photos of you and your friends from the dorm? Is it slowing you down when you want to be productive, or keeping you from an enjoyable experience when you want to entertained?

A recent Intel survey fielded by TNS revealed that younger Americans (ages 18-34 years old) are the nation’s creative class with a staggering 81 percent wishing they could do more with their devices, including creating art, making music, quickly producing photo and video montages and being able to easily share content from compute device to other screens such as HDTVs.

Graduation marks a time to start fresh. A time to do more with your digital memories.  It’s a great chance to add a technology upgrade to your graduation gift wish list, or use the money you get at your graduation party to purchase a new device that reflects the fast-pace lifestyle that awaits you. Check out the list below for some of the coolest technology devices available today.

Tablets: Tablets offer the opportunity to experience the Web in the palm of your hand. Boasting all-day battery life, Intel-powered tablets offer lightning-fast browsing, super-responsive apps and seamless downloads so you can enjoy entertainment or be productive on the go. You can multitask effortlessly by editing photos, streaming online videos, updating presentations and playing rich immersive games, all on one thin and light device. The Acer Iconia A1-830 and Toshiba Encore 8 are two great tablet options.

2 in 1 Devices: You no longer need to make an “and/or” decision when it comes to deciding what technology to buy next. Intel-powered 2 in 1 devices offer the mobility of a tablet combined with the power of laptop in one sleek device. Simply detach, flip or slide a 2 in 1 device to go from work to play. You can run full versions of the most advanced photo and video editing software, use popular programs that help get tasks done, enjoy favorite media applications, sync MP3 devices and playlists, and more. Looking for the latest models? Check out the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S and ASUS Transformer Book T100.

Portable All-in-One PCs: If your old desktop computer just won’t cut it after graduation, upgrade to a portable all-in-one PC like the HP ENVY Rove20 or Dell XPS 18. Combining the performance of a full PC with tablet-like capabilities, and offering a clutter-free and touch-responsive design, Intel-powered portable all-in-one PCs are perfect for getting work done and are also the ultimate entertainment and social hub for game nights and sharing photos and videos.

To learn more about the latest technology devices perfect for the next chapter of your life, visit intel.com.

About Intel

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com.

CONTACT:
Jessica L. Hansen
480-552-1759
jessica.l.hansen@intel.com