Disney*Pixar’s “Cars 3” Fuels Up For Nationwide Tour

Road to the Races Takes Off March 23, 2017Title Sponsors Include Alamo Rent A Car (SM), Coppertone®, Crest®/Oral-B®, DOLE® and Mattel

BURBANK, Calif., March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Disney•Pixar's "Cars 3" is hitting the road this month with Road to the Races, a nationwide tour inviting fans of #95 to gear up for the upcoming big-screen release. Life-size, character look-alikes of five-time Piston-Cup champion Lightning McQueen, tech-savvy trainer Cruz Ramirez and the sleek next-gen racer Jackson Storm will be rolling into 27 cities coast to coast to celebrate the new movie, which opens June 16, 2017.

"We are going to kick off the tour at Disney Springs in Walt Disney World on Thursday, March 23," said Lylle Breier, senior vice president, worldwide marketing partnerships and special events for the Walt Disney Studios. "There will be fun activities for the whole family—plus a sneak peek of the movie."

The roster of cities includes Miami, Dallas, Chicago, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Denver and Los Angeles, among others—the full list is available at CARS3tour.com. The "Road to the Races" nationwide tour wraps up in California with a visit to NASCAR at Sonoma at the Sonoma Raceway June 24-25, 2017, and the life-size character cars will also roll onto the red carpet for the "Cars 3" world premiere on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

A host of sponsors have signed on to support the tour, which includes a variety of activities.

  • Alamo Rent A CarSM is hosting a street art booth and will bring "Cars 3" to life with a giant coloring mural featuring Lightning McQueen and friends, along with a color pencil pack souvenir.  Owned and operated by Enterprise Holdings, Alamo Rent A Car offers low rental rates and a hassle-free customer experience at the most popular travel destinations around the world. 
  • Coppertone® is creating a racer pit crew that encourages visitors to take part in a tire-changing activity and photo-sharing opportunity. A leader in the sun care industry, Coppertone is made by Bayer HealthCare, LLC.
  • Crest® and Oral-B® celebrate the Road to the Races tour, providing fans with an opportunity to create a digital postcard with Lightning McQueen and win "Cars"-themed oral care prizes from the Piston Cup prize wheel. Crest and Oral-B are the first step to enjoying a lifetime of healthy smiles.
  • Dole®, the leader in fresh, quality produce, invites visitors to fuel up and recharge their batteries, sample high-octane fruit and vegetable smoothies, collect "Cars 3"-inspired recipes and discover how Dole and Disney are working together to make healthy living fun and easy for families. For a chance to win "Cars 3" prizes this summer, check out www.dole.com/Cars3.
  • Mattel presents an interactive play area, which sends Lightning McQueen and other racers down the gravity drop and launches them into action in new play sets that feature locations from the movie. Also on display will be a collection of die cast racers from past and present. Mattel is the leading global childhood development and play company.

Fans will be able to catch a sneak peek of the movie in the Cinetransformer Mobile Movie Theater. Visitors will also be able to take photos with the life-size character cars.

In addition, the sports national youth program NASCAR Acceleration Nation will display the science behind NASCAR racing, and elements from the NASCAR Hall of Fame will allow attendees to get up close and personal with the history of NASCAR.  

Mack Trucks, Inc. will transport the life-size character cars on the coast-to-coast tour.  

Schedules are subject to change without notice, and attractions may be unavailable for unscheduled reasons.

ABOUT THE MOVIE
Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez (voice of Cristela Alonzo), with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn't through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing's biggest stage! Directed by Brian Fee (storyboard artist "Cars," "Cars 2"), produced by Kevin Reher ("A Bug's Life," "La Luna" short) and co-produced by Andrea Warren ("LAVA" short), "Cars 3" cruises into theaters on June 16, 2017.

SOURCE Disney*Pixar

Calgary Airport Authority Once Again One of Alberta’s Top Workplaces

/EINPresswire.com/ — CALGARY, AB–(Marketwired – March 22, 2017) – The Calgary Airport Authority has once again been recognized as a leader in creating one of the best places to work in Alberta.

The Top Employer designation presented by Mediacorp recognizes employers that are committed to creating a vibrant and rewarding work environment. This is the eighth time that the Authority has been acknowledged for creating a great workplace for the Authority employees (also known as the YYC Crew) who are focused on developing, maintaining and operating YYC Calgary International Airport.

„People truly are what makes an organization successful and we know that our 300 employees have an incredible amount of passion for making YYC Calgary International Airport one of the best airport facilities in the country,” said Cynthia Tremblay, Vice President of Human Resources for The Calgary Airport Authority. „Investing in the continued development of our people, and opportunities to grow together by giving back to our community, are just a few examples of what keeps the best and the brightest talent within our organization. We continually hear from our YYC Crew that in addition to the rewarding and very unique work environment, people love working at the Authority because of the great programs we’ve built.”

This year, the Authority will be celebrating its 25-year anniversary with an initiative focused on furthering its engagement programs. The campaign — 25 years, 25 moments — will be employee-driven with the Crew giving back to the Calgary and airport community through various events and initiatives throughout 2017.

The Authority’s key employee offerings include: ongoing professional development, an employee-led engagement program, a robust benefits and pension program, meaningful student work opportunities, and a peer-to-peer recognition program. Additionally, Authority employees have the opportunity to participate in numerous volunteer and social initiatives such as lunchtime yoga, Calgary Corporate Challenge, and opportunities to volunteer at the Mustard Seed.

ABOUT THE CALGARY AIRPORT AUTHORITY

The Calgary Airport Authority is a not-for-profit, non-share capital organization, incorporated under the Alberta Regional Airports Authorities Act, and is responsible for the safe, secure and efficient management of the YYC Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Springbank Airport (YBW) under long-term lease from the Government of Canada. YYC’s mandate is to advance economic and community development by providing improved airline and transportation services for the benefit of the public. The Authority has invested over $4 billion into the continued development of YYC, opening Canada’s longest runway in 2014 and a new International Terminal in 2016. YYC is a key economic driver for Calgary and Alberta, generating more than $8 billion in economic activity annually and creating 48,000 jobs.

Trent J. Jabbia Named as Vice President of North America Sales at RigNet, Inc.

HOUSTON, March 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — RigNet, Inc. (NASDAQ:RNET), a leading global provider of customized systems and solutions serving customers with complex data networking and operational requirements, announced today the appointment of Trent J. Jabbia as Vice President of North America Sales.  He will be taking responsibility for the North America sales efforts.Mr. Jabbia brings over 18 years of professional experience with companies in the upstream oilfield services sector. During Trent’s 12-year tenure at RigNet, he has held positions as a Field Engineer, Sales Executive, Offshore Sales Team Lead, and a Global Sales Executive.  Prior to joining RigNet in 2005, Mr. Jabbia worked as a Senior Technical Professional for Halliburton, where he led a crew of service operator technicians in conducting highly technical downhole acquisition services at remote well sites on land and in the Gulf of Mexico.  Mr. Jabbia holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.„Trent has been a top performer in RigNet’s Sales team since his arrival at RigNet over 12 years ago. Trent’s reputation and expertise in the oil and gas industry will add significant value to our Sales team,” said Jay T. Hilbert, RigNet’s Senior Vice President, Sales. “We are excited that Trent will now lead our North America Sales team expansion with his extensive knowledge in delivering superior service and support to our customers.”About RigNetRigNet (NASDAQ:RNET) is a leading global provider of customized systems and solutions serving customers with complex data networking and operational requirements. RigNet provides solutions ranging from fully-managed voice and data networks to more advanced applications that include video conferencing, crew welfare, asset monitoring and real-time data services. RigNet is based in Houston, Texas and has operations around the globe. For more information on RigNet, please visit www.rig.net. RigNet is a registered trademark of RigNet, Inc.Media / Investor Relations Contact:
Charles E. Schneider
SVP & Chief Financial Officer
RigNet, Inc.
Tel: +1 (281) 674-0699

Inmate Escapes From MoDOT Work Crew

MSHP News Release

MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL
a division of the
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

Troop G – 1226 W. Bus. 60/63, Willow Springs, MO 65793

News Release

For further information please contact: Sergeant Jeff Kinder
(417) 469-3121, ext. 3735
G-03174
March 22, 2017

EMPHASIS: Inmate Escapes From MoDOT Work Crew
At approximately 8:30 a.m. on March 22, 2017, an inmate from the Missouri Department of Corrections fled from a MoDOT work crew in Willow Springs, Missouri. Jason Butler is described as a white male 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs 165 pounds, and has brown hair. He was wearing a brown coat and gray prison uniform. His direction of travel is unknown. Residents are encouraged to remove the keys from their vehicles and keep their doors locked. If anyone sees the subject or has any information on the subject’s whereabouts, contact law enforcement immediately.

(A photograph of the escaped convict can be found with this news release on the Patrol’s website.)

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Inmate Escapes From MoDOT Work Crew — BACK IN CUSTODY

MSHP News Release

MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL
a division of the
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

Troop G – 1226 W. Bus. 60/63, Willow Springs, MO 65793

News Release

For further information please contact: Sergeant Jeff Kinder
(417) 469-3121, ext. 3735
G-03174
March 22, 2017

EMPHASIS: Inmate Escapes From MoDOT Work Crew — BACK IN CUSTODY
At approximately 8:30 a.m. on March 22, 2017, an inmate from the Missouri Department of Corrections fled from a MoDOT work crew in Willow Springs, Missouri. Jason Butler, 36, was described as a white male 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs 165 pounds, and has brown hair. He was wearing a brown coat and gray prison uniform. His direction of travel was unknown. Residents were encouraged to remove the keys from their vehicles and keep their doors locked.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri Department of Corrections, Howell County Sheriff’s Office, and Willow Springs Police Department took part in the search. A local firefighter sighted Butler and contacted law enforcement. Butler was taken into custody without incident.

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Flyer Sportfishing Gearing Up for Spring Catch

Haleiwa, HI — (SBWIRE) — 03/22/2017 — Flyer Sportfishing, the leading deep sea fishing company in Hawaii, is gearing up for their spring catch. Light tradewinds are making for calm conditions, which will be perfect for when fish such as mahi mahi and onos which are expected to multiply as spring progresses.

„We have another month of whales around,” Captain Jared Dow stated. „There are 5-to-60-pound striped and yellowfin tuna being caught daily right now along with some really nice blue marlin.”

Captain Dow also reports that the water off Oahu’s North Shore has been having a run of light tradewinds, which foster calm conditions and provide sportfishers of all skill levels with ample opportunity to catch the aforementioned fish.

Anglers can easily book a trip aboard Flyer on Flyer Sportfishing’s website. Guests can browse a calendar for availability and choose either a full-day, morning half-day or an afternoon half-day exclusive charter.

This specialized Eastern sportfisher features a 315 horsepower Cumming 5.96BTA marine diesel engine, GPS and integrated depth finder, teak fighting chair, walk-around design, convenient tuna door, calm ride, modern electronics and a renovated bathroom. Captain Dow assists guests with his experience and will help guide them while on the water. He will even fillet a group’s catch weighing up to 50 pounds if it is caught during a full-day charter on Flyer.

Interested parties who wish to embark on Flyer for a memorable sport fishing trip in Hawaii are invited to schedule a charter on their website located at http://www.fishoahu.com/ or call 808-365-2520 for more information.

About Flyer Sportfishing
For two decades, Flyer Sportfishing has brought affordable, adventurous sport fishing to the North Shore of Oahu for anglers of all levels. With Flyer Sportfishing, anglers are a part of the action from start to finish, and enjoy a hands-on, interactive experience with a friendly and seasoned crew.

For more information, visit http://www.fishoahu.com.

FLY-BAG2 Airlines Latest Defence Against Laptop Explosive Devices

GENOA, Italy, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

As airlines respond to the threat of explosion from terrorist devices disguised as laptops and computers, pressure has been mounting for a solution which will enhance passenger safety. The bomb which was placed within the cabin of Metrojet flight 7K9268, because of the security breach at Sharm el-Sheikh airport, caused the aircraft to crash in the Sinai desert and was the worst Russian air disaster after years is still in the public consciousness.

     (Photo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/481360/FLYBAG2.jpg )

The fact that all aircraft are vulnerable to terrorist attack has been bought into focus by tablet and laptop ban introduced yesterday. Airport security is at very high levels, and is subject to continuous improvement. But complementary passive countermeasures are also needed, in order to protect aircraft, crew and passengers, in the event an explosive device is smuggled onboard. So it’s no surprise therefore that the aviation industry is urgently looking for ways to enhance passenger safety.

The D’Appolonia FLY-BAG2 is fitted into the aircraft hold. Passenger bags are then loaded into the lightweight flexible bag within the hold. In the event of an explosion, the new generation fabric contains the blast by absorbing the shock waves, together with any fragments, while being fire resistant. Roberto Carpaneto, CEO, D’Appolonia, says, „The FLY-BAG2 represents a major step in counter terrorism and gives passengers the assurance that they can travel with increased levels of safety. We move into production initially with FLY-BAG2 variants, designed specifically for the Airbus A320, but we will be responding to industry demand with new sizes for other aircraft types in the near future.”

FLY-BAG2 is covered by an international patent and more importantly it is compliant with airworthiness regulations set by EASA, the European Aviation Safety agency.

Executives are available for interview please call Victoria Silvestri +39-01-0-5385555

SOURCE D’Appolonia

Mesa Airlines Announces Paul Foley’s Return to Executive Management

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mesa Airlines, Inc. announced the return of Paul Foley to the Company’s executive management team. Foley will serve as Executive Vice President, and will oversee Flight Operations Recruitment, Training, Safety/Security, Crew Planning and Aircraft Scheduling. Foley will work closely with Chief Operating Officer John Selvaggio, maintaining the Company’s relationships with United Airlines and American Airlines.

“We are very happy to welcome Paul back,” said Jonathan Ornstein, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Paul’s work at Mesa was integral to the remarkable transition of our relationship with United Airlines and the growth of our American Eagle operations. His positive energy, knowledge and friendships are greatly appreciated by everyone.”

Foley brings over 34 years of airline management experience to this role. He recently served as Chief Executive Officer at Retrix Aviation, and previously as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Mesa Airlines from October 2008 through March 2016. Foley was President and CEO of MAIR Holdings (owner of Mesaba Airlines and Big Sky Airlines) from October 1999 through September 2008. He has held executive level positions with Atlas Air, LSG Sky Chefs and Continental Airlines.

“One of our most important challenges with regard to our continued growth is our ability to attract, retain and engage our people,” said Foley. “I am excited to be back and look forward to working closely with John Selvaggio, helping Mesa navigate the challenges of this ever-changing industry.”

Foley holds an MBA from Southern Methodist University and a B.S. from Cornell University.

About Mesa Airlines

A multiple-time recipient of Air Transport World’s Regional Airline of the Year Award, Phoenix-based Mesa Airlines operates as American Eagle from hubs in Phoenix and Dallas/Fort Worth and as United Express from Washington Dulles and Houston. Founded on a mesa in New Mexico in 1982 by Larry and Janie Risley, Mesa currently operates 133 aircraft, with more than 600 daily system departures to 124 cities, 38 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, Mexico, and the Bahamas. The airline will add 17 additional Embraer 175 aircraft to its fleet in 2017. The company has approximately 3,100 employees and plans to hire an additional 1,000 in the next two years. For more information, go to www.mesa-air.com or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mesaairlines.

FLY-BAG2 Airlines Latest Defence Against Laptop Explosive Devices

GENOA, Italy, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

As airlines respond to the threat of explosion from terrorist devices disguised as laptops and computers, pressure has been mounting for a solution which will enhance passenger safety. The bomb which was placed within the cabin of Metrojet flight 7K9268, because of the security breach at Sharm el-Sheikh airport, caused the aircraft to crash in the Sinai desert and was the worst Russian air disaster after years is still in the public consciousness.

     (Photo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/481360/FLYBAG2.jpg )

The fact that all aircraft are vulnerable to terrorist attack has been bought into focus by tablet and laptop ban introduced yesterday. Airport security is at very high levels, and is subject to continuous improvement. But complementary passive countermeasures are also needed, in order to protect aircraft, crew and passengers, in the event an explosive device is smuggled onboard. So it's no surprise therefore that the aviation industry is urgently looking for ways to enhance passenger safety.

The D'Appolonia FLY-BAG2 is fitted into the aircraft hold. Passenger bags are then loaded into the lightweight flexible bag within the hold. In the event of an explosion, the new generation fabric contains the blast by absorbing the shock waves, together with any fragments, while being fire resistant. Roberto Carpaneto, CEO, D'Appolonia, says, "The FLY-BAG2 represents a major step in counter terrorism and gives passengers the assurance that they can travel with increased levels of safety. We move into production initially with FLY-BAG2 variants, designed specifically for the Airbus A320, but we will be responding to industry demand with new sizes for other aircraft types in the near future."

FLY-BAG2 is covered by an international patent and more importantly it is compliant with airworthiness regulations set by EASA, the European Aviation Safety agency.

Executives are available for interview please call Victoria Silvestri +39-01-0-5385555

Purple Shovel Announces Partnership With Inter Ordinance Inc.

PALM BAY, Fla., March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Purple Shovel, LLC, a Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) today announced an exclusive agreement with Inter Ordnance Inc. to provide its American-made AK-47s to government buyers.

„Our partnership aligns with a growing need among Special Operations Forces for non-standard weapons,” said Purple Shovel CEO Benjamin Worrell. „These weapons are preferred by our allies for their relatively low cost and simplicity of operation. Purple Shovel stands ready to fulfill this need with high-quality, American-made AKs.”

Inter Ordinance Inc., the only American manufacturer of the AK-47, also confirmed strong foreign government interest in their product. „There is massive demand for American-made products in the Arabian world,” said CEO Ulrich Wiegand. „They recognize the quality of our rifles and were blown away that we manufacture AK’s here in the US.”

With help from Purple Shovel, Inter Ordinance plans to double its current capacity of roughly 2,500 AKs per month to accommodate increased demand from government clients. The company is proving a boon to the local economy, capturing the attention of the Florida Space Coast Economic Development Commission, which invested in Inter Ordinance last year.

ABOUT PURPLE SHOVEL, LLC

Purple Shovel, LLC is a certified Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) founded in 2010 to provide value-added solutions to an array of domestic and international challenges.  Purple Shovel works around the globe to deliver the right solutions with your best interests in mind.  Purple Shovel professionals with decades of field experience implement innovative and mindful programs to meet and exceed client needs.  Purple Shovel specializes in exceptional international logistics, bridging commercial-military relations, supporting worldwide stability operations, strategic procurement, supply chain optimization, community and commercial economic growth, and ensuring humanitarian assistance.

ABOUT INTER ORDINANCE INC.

Inter Ordinance Inc. is the premier manufacturer of American-made AKs and ARs. For over 20 years, Inter Ordinance has served customers the world over from Florida’s Space Coast. Almost every member of Inter Ordinance’s manufacturing crew is a Veteran or member of the National Guard. Every Inter Ordinance firearm is manufactured by hand and test fired before it is shipped. All of the company’s AKs are backed by a limited lifetime warranty.

See more at: http://purpleshovel.com

SOURCE Purple Shovel, LLC