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Delta and Korean Air to Expand Partnership

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Airlines agree to implement a joint venture arrangement that will grow trans-Pacific network, enhance customer benefits

ATLANTA and SEOUL, March 30, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and Korean Air have reached an agreement to deepen their historic partnership, with an expanded trans-Pacific network that will increase travel choices and boost competition between the U.S. and Asia.

The airlines signed a memorandum of understanding to implement a joint venture arrangement, which will offer customers access to the most comprehensive route network, industry-leading airline products, world-class airport facilities and a seamless customer experience.

Highlights of the agreement, subject to regulatory approvals, include:

  • The intent to create a fully integrated trans-Pacific joint venture arrangement, with both airlines sharing the costs and revenues on flights and coordinating schedules for seamless, convenient connections.
  • A combined network, serving more than 290 destinations in the Americas and more than 80 in Asia, providing customers of both airlines with more travel choices than ever before.
  • Enhanced frequent flyer benefits, providing customers of both airlines the ability to earn and redeem miles on Delta’s Sky Miles and Korean Air’s SKYPASS programs.

“This agreement deepens our longstanding partnership with Korean Air and will provide the global access and seamless service our customers demand,” said Delta CEO Ed Bastian. “We look forward to providing customers of both carriers with industry-leading service between the U.S. and Asia.”

“This Joint Venture will benefit our customers by providing more convenient connection schedules and widen their opportunities in earning mileages,” said Korean Air’s Chairman and CEO, Yang Ho Cho. “With this agreement, we will reinforce Incheon airport’s position as a major international hub in North East Asia and support the growth of Korea’s aviation industry.”

Upon the signing of the final joint venture arrangement, Delta and Korean Air will work together to implement all aspects of the enhanced co-operation including expanded codesharing, frequent flyer programs and joint growth in the trans-Pacific market, with co-location at key hubs with seamless passenger and baggage transit experience. Keep Reading

Higher Education Language Learning Solutions from Rosetta Stone Now Available at Studica

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SANBORN, N.Y., March 29, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — Studica, Inc. today announced it has entered into a new relationship with Rosetta Stone Inc. to offer affordable technology-based language-learning solutions to post-secondary education institutions. Colleges and universities, along with their students and faculty, will benefit from the trusted and proven language learning programs from Rosetta Stone, as well as Studica’s commitment to the education market.

“Working with Rosetta Stone is a perfect complement to Studica’s mission of offering the best education technology to our customers,” said Frank Nanfara, President and CEO of Studica, Inc. “Rosetta Stone offers a variety of powerful and effective solutions to help educators teach students new languages. Whether you are working with beginners, international students, English as a second language students, or more advanced language learners – Rosetta Stone will make you more successful.”

Studica has been partnering with innovative companies to provide exceptional software and technology products at affordable prices to schools, educators, and students since 1985. Through this new relationship, Studica will offer Rosetta Stone’s digital programs for beginner and advanced learners in higher education. These flexible solutions complement classroom instruction and provide management tools that maximize learner performance. Students attending post-secondary institutions are also eligible to purchase annual licenses at a special student discount at www.studica.com/Rosetta-Stone. Keep Reading

Online Auction For Luxury Coronado, CA Waterfront Estate Begins April 24

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Interluxe and Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Have Partnered to Sell One-Of-A-Kind Estate

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 29, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — Offering luxury properties through online auction has proven to be successful for both buyer and seller.  Interluxe continues to represent the highest level of real estate in the country and this property is no exception. Interluxe, in partnership with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, California Properties, is auctioning an estate in Coronado, CA with over 160 ft. of waterfront footage and one of the largest boat slips in the Cays.  Previews begin on Thurs., April 20 and the online auction begins on Mon., April 24 at 9 a.m. EST.

Interluxe, the leading online luxury real estate marketplace, is a resource for agents, buyers and sellers.  As more and more home buyers become aware of the benefits of considering our services, they truly understand the benefit we bring to everyone.  Through an intensive marketing campaign, Interluxe is able to assist the agents by reaching buyers nationally and internationally, that might not have been aware of the property.  In addition, all buyers are offered a completely transparent bidding process, something a typical real estate transaction cannot offer.  The benefit to the seller is having a home show in a very short amount of time to only qualified bidders and a fast and easy closing process.

“Having worked in the luxury real estate auction business for over 18 years, my experience provided the benefit of seeing the market readiness for an online model,” said Stacy Kirk, director of client development for Interluxe.  “Consumers are looking for the best resource to provide them with the exact product they are searching for, all while taking the shortest amount of time.  Interluxe does just that while working with real estate agents to achieve our common goal for the seller, reach as many qualified buyers as possible and provide a streamlined and transparent process to buy the home of your dreams.”

As soon as you enter the property you are greeted by a floating glass main staircase that centers the open floorplan, that includes five en-suite bedrooms, many with gas fireplaces and balconies and an 875 square-foot master bedroom with a separate lounge area separated by an exposed fireplace.  A 4,700-bottle wine cellar, an exercise room with sauna and steam room, and a roof top deck to watch the waterfront sunsets, are just a few of many luxuries included in this private home.  In addition to the 160 feet of water frontage, a wrap-around pool with swim up bar and secluded spa only add to the outdoor experience of the home. Keep Reading

MCLife Houston Strikes New Partnership in Baytown, Texas: Residential Apartment Brand of MC Companies Expanding Outreach

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 29, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — MCLife Houston has formed a new partnership with the City of Baytown as the year-round Social Media Sponsor of the Baytown Town Square Farmers Markets, and community events held at Baytown Town Square.  The Baytown Town Square Farmers Markets run the third Saturday of every month September – May.

The city of Baytown Parks and Recreation Department is committed to offering a Farmers Market located at the Baytown Town Square to support local consumers, farmers, artists and entrepreneurs. Organized by Sonja Payne from City of Baytown, the Farmers Market features everything you would expect from a top-notch market including food trucks, cottage food, fresh produce and art.

“The City of Baytown Parks and Recreations Department has done an amazing job revitalizing and upgrading Baytown Town Square and it has become the perfect venue for community events,” says Joshua Selph, Manager of Events and Partnerships. “We couldn’t be more excited to partner with the City of Baytown and continue the MCLife philosophy of celebrating everything hyper-local in our surrounding communities.”

Baytown Town Square is a gorgeous town center in the heart of Baytown. In addition to the monthly Farmers Markets, Baytown Town Square also features an ice skating rink December-January, and tons of fun community events throughout the year.  A full list of Town Square events can be found on the Visit Baytown website.

MCLife Houston is committed to finding local partners in the Greater Houston area, and our sub-markets, that further build community connections and engagement. You can learn more about the brand and partnership opportunities at: http:/mclifehouston.com/ Keep Reading

ClubOne Media, the Global Brand Accelerator, Partnering with Large Investment Group in China

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LOS ANGELES, March 28, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — ClubOne Media Group is partnering with a large investment group in China for Hackathon. The team-based competition features students from both China and the US to showcase their talents and skills in a fast-paced, two-day marketing “Hackathon” which aims to create innovative marketing and branding strategy for startup company.

By creating smart marketing strategies for Baidu, Xiao Mi, WaterO, Vixole, Ecomo Bottle and iGulu Beer Home Brewery, Huarenlife and Huarenhouse, ClubOne Media has shown to both the national and international markets its talents and potentials in the media industry. However, more than a PR agency, ClubOne media hosts events such as Hackathon to promote entrepreneurship, foster the development of a vibrant entrepreneur ecosystem between China and the United States. The goal of the company is to build a resourceful and open-minded platform to attract young entrepreneurs working together closely and support each other, provide hands-on marketing experiences for fresh students, and help the startup company achieve their global marketing goal. Keep Reading

Moxian. Inc. Establishes Strategic Partnership with Leading IT Product Wholesaler in Guangzhou

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SHENZHEN, China, March 15, 2017 / 360WiseNews/ — Moxian, Inc. (“Moxian” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: MOXC), an offline-to-online (O2O) integrated social media platform operator, today announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership (the “Partnership”) agreement with Lap Hang Technology Co., Ltd. (“Lap Hang”),  a Guangzhou-based wholesaler and distributor of computers and peripherals with over 23 years of history operating out of Guangzhou Pacific Computer City and serving over 10,000 merchants through its sales and distribution network.

Under the Partnership agreement, Lap Hang and its merchant partners will utilize Moxian’s fully integrated O2O mobile platform to manage customer relations and promotion and reward programs. Moxian will also help Lap Hang build a virtual community B2M mobile platform which features social networking, gaming, Moxian’s patent-pending virtual currency engine and an online reward redemption center.

James Tan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Moxian, commented, “This mutually beneficial partnership gives each party the opportunity to fully leverage the counter party’s growth for its own benefit through Moxian’s powerful platform and unique data sharing scheme.  We believe the Partnership will allow Lap Hang and its merchant partners to effectively transform from a traditional B2B model to a B2B2C model, and thus significantly extend its business scope, cut out the middleman, and improve its CRM and marketing effectiveness. We look forward to this Partnership to bear fruit in the near future.” Keep Reading

New Collaboration Improves Access to Treatment for Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) Patients Most at Risk for Early Heart Attacks and Death

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In collaboration with The FH Foundation, Express Scripts expands access to PCSK9 inhibitors for those with FH.

PASADENA, Calif., March 15, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — The FH Foundation, a patient-centered non-profit dedicated to research, advocacy, and education of all forms of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), today announced its collaboration with Express Scripts, a leading pharmacy benefit manager, to improve pharmacy coverage for patients with FH, an inherited genetic disorder that causes high LDL-cholesterol from birth. With a more comprehensive set of diagnostic criteria, a broader group of patients will have access to cutting-edge PCSK9 inhibitor treatment, as appropriate.

“The FH Foundation applauds Express Scripts for its leadership, working with the FH Foundation to ensure that high-risk FH patients, for whom these novel therapies were approved, will have access to the care their healthcare provider has recommended,” said Katherine Wilemon, Founder and CEO of the Foundation. “Collaboration and open communication among stakeholders in the fragmented US healthcare system are vital to informing and delivering optimum care and improving health of the American public.”

More than 1.3 million Americans, or 1 in 250 people, suffer from FH, a genetic disorder that can significantly increase the risk for early heart disease and even death. Often undistinguished from other causes of high cholesterol, FH is under-diagnosed and undertreated. However, with early diagnosis and optimal treatment, the risk for heart disease can be lowered to almost that of the general population.

With these new, more inclusive criteria put into practice by Express Scripts last month, patients with an untreated LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C) equal to or greater than 190 mg/dL whose LDL-cholesterol is still over 70 mg/dL on maximally tolerated statins plus Zetia will qualify for prior authorization for a prescribed PCSK9 inhibitor. Other diagnostic criteria to better define the condition of FH were also added. Keep Reading

RM LAW Announces Investigation of NantHealth, Inc.

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BERWYN, Pa., March 7, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — RM LAW, P.C. is investigating potential claims against the board of directors of NantHealth, Inc. (“NantHealth” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: NH).  Our investigation concerns potential breach of fiduciary duty and securities claims.

On March 6, 2017, STAT, a news organization focused on medical industry reporting, published an article alleging that NantHealth founder, Patrick Soon-Shiong, had donated $12 million to the University of Utah from three different tax-exempt entities controlled by him under a contract that required the University to funnel most of that money into NantHealth. STAT alleges that the scheme allowed the Company to inflate the number of test orders it reported to investors.

On this news, shares of NantHealth fell 23% to close at 5.50 per share on March 6, 2017. Keep Reading

International Medical Corps and Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Launch The Things We Carry Campaign, Highlighting Plight of Syrian Refugees

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LOS ANGELES, March 7, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — In an effort to keep public attention on the ongoing needs of millions of Syrian refugees, International Medical Corps and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation are launching The Things We Carry, a campaign featuring the children, men and women who have fled six years of war in their country – and what they carried with them to safety.

The campaign, which will roll out across media platforms, includes an interactive tool for viewers to choose what they would carry with them if they were suddenly forced from their homes – and to explore the stories of twelve Syrians who faced that agonizing choice.

“While this war has been grinding on for nearly six years, and global attention has ebbed and flowed in that time, the Syrian people continue to endure tremendous suffering, and we must not forget them,” said Rebecca Milner, Vice President of Institutional Advancement for International Medical Corps. “Our goal with this campaign is to help people imagine what it’s like to have to flee your home at a moment’s notice, to save your life or that of your family – and to be able to take only one thing with you. What would that one thing be? For these refugees, leaving their homes and everything they know is not a choice, but a matter of life and death.”

“While the suffering of Syrian refugees continues, international humanitarian response increasingly falls short of what is needed to address their growing needs,” said Shaheen Kassim-Lakha, Director of International Programs for the Hilton Foundation.  “With millions of refugees rapidly turning into a lost generation, it is vital to develop innovative communications campaigns such as this to bring more attention to the crisis.”

International Medical Corps operates in Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey, delivering lifesaving medical relief and training programs aimed at helping people recover, rebuild and become their own best first responders.  The Hilton Foundation has been supporting International Medical Corps’ programs for Syrian refugees in Turkey since 2013.

To participate in the campaign, visit The Things We Carry social media toolkit.

Since its inception 30 years ago, International Medical Corps‘ mission has been consistent: relieve the suffering of those impacted by war, natural disaster, and disease by delivering vital health care services that focus on training. This approach of helping people help themselves is critical to returning devastated populations to self-reliance. For more information visit: www.InternationalMedicalCorps.org. Also visit us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation was created in 1944 by international business pioneer Conrad N. Hilton, who founded Hilton Hotels and left his fortune to help the world’s disadvantaged and vulnerable people. The Foundation currently conducts strategic initiatives in six priority areas: providing safe water, ending chronic homelessness, preventing substance use, helping young children affected by HIV and AIDS, supporting transition-age youth in foster care, and extending Conrad Hilton’s support for the work of Catholic Sisters. In addition, following selection by an independent international jury, the Foundation annually awards the $2 million Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize to a nonprofit organization doing extraordinary work to alleviate human suffering. In 2016, the Humanitarian Prize was awarded to The Task Force for Global Health, an international, nonprofit organization that works to improve health of people most in need, primarily in developing countries. From its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.5 billion in grants, distributing $109 million in the U.S. and around the world in 2016. The Foundation’s current assets are approximately $2.6 billion. For more information, please visit www.hiltonfoundation.org.

To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/international-medical-corps-and-conrad-n-hilton-foundation-launch-the-things-we-carry-campaign-highlighting-plight-of-syrian-refugees-300419651.html

SOURCE International Medical Corps

The Beast Returns – Madame Tussauds New York Launches All-New Kong: Skull Island Experience

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Featuring an 18-ft tall Roaring Animatronic Kong head and the first-ever wax figure of Tom Hiddleston

NEW YORK, March 7, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — Today, Madame Tussauds New York and Madame Tussauds London in partnership with Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures have officially unleashed KONG: Skull Island, an all-new, multi-sensory experience based on the upcoming film hitting theaters March 10th.  The iconic Times Square attraction now offers its intrepid guests the one-of-a-kind chance to fully immerse themselves in the film’s environment, take a journey through the jungle and come face to face with an over 18-foot tall animatronic head of mythical monster … if they dare.

Visitors will quickly forget that they are in the middle of Manhattan, as they become entirely immersed in the tropical jungle of Skull Island. Journeying through bamboo, foliage and vines, they will encounter the first ever wax likeness of British actor Tom Hiddleston, portraying the film’s heroic Captain James Conrad. Well equipped with binoculars, a holster and gun, the figure was styled with the help of Legendary Pictures film stylists to perfectly portray the brave and resilient character.

Evading the traps of a colossal Mother Long-Legs spider, visitors will come face-to face with the over eighteen-foot, monstrous animatronic Kong head – a first for the iconic wax brand. True to the scale of beast portrayed in the film, the head took a team of 33 artists over 72 days to build. Weighing in at over 3,000 lbs, it required over 350 square feet of specialist faux hair and took approximately four weeks to hand paint. Each movement of the head, eyes and lips use state-of-the-art pneumatic controls, designed specifically for this figure. The system precisely controls the pressure and flow of air to recreate life like facial movements, grunts, snorts and roars made by the ferocious beast.  Guests will feel the intensity and the power of this monstrous animal, with every step they take.

“I think it’s great that there’s a Kong Skull Island experience at Madame Tussauds,” said Tom Hiddleston. “The idea that I’m going to be part of that exhibition is remarkable, and not something I ever expected.

“I hope when people come face-to-face with Kong himself they get some sense of what it might be like. Probably, a better sense than I had, because when I made the film, Kong wasn’t there, we had to imagine him. If people love the Kong character, they’ll love the Madame Tussauds head.”

“Madame Tussauds is famous for providing the most authentic, thrilling and fun experiences for our guests so we are excited to launch our largest ever animatronic today as part of KONG: Skull Island,” said Anna Domingo, General Manager of Madame Tussauds New York. “We worked closely with Legendary Pictures to ensure our animatronic head is made to the exact film-scale, so visitors really will come face-to-face and feel the power and scale of the Kong depicted on the big screen.”

MADAME TUSSUADS KONG ANIMATRONIC FACTS

  • It took 33 people over 72 Days to build
  • The head weighs over 3,000 lbs
  • You’d have to climb 30 stairs to reach the top of Kong’s head
  • At 90 dB, Kong’s roar is the sound of a Boeing 737 about to land
  • Each eye is 22 inches wide and uses laser radar to follow you around the room
  • Over 1,000 bolts hold this beast together
  • Kong’s facial movements are each controlled by a separate microprocessor communicating together.  Basically Kong’s nervous system is like a mini internet.
  • The roar effect releases 240 PSI of high pressure air in four seconds

KONG: Skull Island is a permanent addition to Madame Tussauds New York and is included in the price of regular admission.

ABOUT MADAME TUSSAUDS NEW YORK AND MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS

Madame Tussauds New York, prominently located in the heart of Times Square, is more than just a wax museum; it is an iconic “must do” New York experience and home of the Ghostbusters Experience. There are no velvet ropes or obtrusive barriers to keep guests from interacting with over 200 of the world’s most recognizable and influential icons. The fully immersive, one-of-a-kind attraction is great for families and visitors of any age. With particular dedication to regional visitors, local admissions offers are available. Visit www.madametussauds.com/newyork or call (866) 841-3505 for more information. Keep Reading

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