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TripAdvisor ® today announced that it has acquired New York-based Citymaps, a social mapping platform that enables tourists to discover countless hidden gems and hot spots, near and far, all around the world. The website and app make it easy for consumers to find points of interest, navigate urban destinations and share favorite locations with friends.. “The Citymaps team understands how people experience their day..."/>
TripAdvisor Acquires Citymaps in Quest to Offer Best-In-Class Tourism Mapping Features for Travelers
DICK'S Sporting Goods, the largest U.S.-based, full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, will be opening its 44 store in California and 655 store nationwide on Friday, September 9 at Reynolds Ranch in Lodi, California. DICK'S three-day Grand Opening celebration will run through Sunday, September 11. The store will open at 8:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 9:00 a.m. Sunday."/>
DICK'S Sporting Goods Announces Grand Opening Celebration in Lodi, CA
SMC Entertainment, Inc., a digital content distribution company, is pleased to announce that we have changed our name and domicile. SMC Entertainment, Incorporated has officially changed its name to Fenix Media Venture, Incorporated. The name change will be effectively immediately."/>
SMC Entertainment, Inc. (SMCE) Announces New Name and Domicile and Second Quarter Update
Del Taco Restaurants Inc, a large operator of a chain of Mexican-American quick service restaurants in the US, announced on Tuesday that its board of directors has increased the repurchase programme for its common stock and warrants to USD50m, from the prior USD25m. This increased authorisation is effective immediately and will expire upon completion of the repurchase programme, unless terminated earlier by the company's board. Since the launch of the programme in March 2016..."/>
Del Taco Restaurants’ board expands repurchase programme for common stock and warrants to USD50m
DICK'S Sporting Goods, the largest U.S.-based, full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, will be opening its 45 store in California and 656 store nationwide on Friday, September 9 at Cochrane Commons in Morgan Hill, California. DICK'S three-day Grand Opening celebration will run through Sunday, September 11. The store will open at 8:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 9:00 a.m. Sunday."/>
DICK'S Sporting Goods Announces Grand Opening Celebration in Morgan Hill, CA
Wynn Resorts Limited reported on Tuesday that Jay L Johnson has been appointed to its board of directors as a class II member for a term expiring at the 2019 annual meeting. With the addition of Admiral Johnson, the board's size has increased to ten members. He will also serve on the board's Compensation Committee."/>
Wynn Resorts names Jay L Johnson as director
Perfumania Holdings, Inc., a U.S. specialty retailer and distributor of fragrances and related beauty products, today announced the appointment of Neal Montany as Chief Operating Officer of the Company effective August 29, 2016.. Montany’ s career in operations management spans over three decades, including senior management positions at United Technologies Corporation and International Aero Engines. Montany served as VP/GM of GKN Aerospace in..."/>
Perfumania Holdings, Inc. Names Neal Montany Chief Operating Officer
The Information Industry in the U.S. and Abroad
NATIONAL Grid faces an pounds sterling 18 m bill over emergency plans to keep the lights on. It paid pounds sterling 113 m to Drax and Fiddler's Ferry power stations for so-called black-start services– ensuring they could restart themselves independently if there was a catastrophic power cut. Drax was considering mothballing some of its units and Fiddler's Ferry faced closure, which would have affected black-start capability."/>
Daily Mail, London, business briefs column [Daily Mail, London]
JRP Group to set a change of direction in motion after two months of share price falls. The annuity provider had been the worst faller on the market since the EU referendum; its share price had fallen more than 40 pc from June 23 to when the FTSE opened yesterday. But a confident update helped to allay investors' fears."/>
Daily Mail, London, market report column [Daily Mail, London]
Daily Mail, London, Alex Brummer column [Daily Mail, London]
Berkeley Group faces a shareholder backlash over his bumper pay in the latest protests over boardroom excess. Tony Pidgley, the former Barnardo's boy who set up the luxury housebuilder in 1976, took home pounds sterling 21.5 m last year and pounds sterling 23 m the year before as his salary was topped up with bonuses and awards from a long-term incentive plan. Under a separate scheme he could receive a further pounds sterling 100 m in the coming years,..."/>
Backlash at builder over pounds sterling 21.5m pay [Daily Mail, London]
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, partner in COMET, a science fiction broadcast network, announced today a license agreement for episodes of the original“ Mystery Science Theater 3000” from Shout! In addition, the classic..."/>
Original "Mystery Science Theater 3000" Comes to COMET - The Cult Classic to Begin Airing September 4, 2016
Lingo Media Corporation, an EdTech company that is' Changing the way the world learns English' through innovative online and print-based technologies and solutions, is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, ELL Technologies Ltd., has secured a sales contract with Universidad Da Vinci, a well-established on-line university in Mexico. As part of a Secretaría de Educación Pública sponsored initiative to improve the English proficiency..."/>
Lingo Media's ELL Technologies Partners With Universidad Da Vinci to Teach English to Future Teachers in Ten States in Mexico
Turtle Beach Corporation, a leading audio technology company, has been invited to present at the 2016 Liolios Gateway Conference being held September 7-8, 2016 at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco, CA.. Turtle Beach management is scheduled to present on Wednesday, September 7th at 12:00 p.m. Pacific time, with one-on-one meetings held throughout the conference. The presentation will be webcast live and available for replay at..."/>
Turtle Beach to Present at the 5th Annual Gateway Conference on September 7, 2016
Monaker Group, a technology-driven travel company focused on the alternative lodging rental market, announced today that it has completed the design, architecture and buildout of the Monaker Booking Engine and the Application Program Interface is complete. The completion of the API and corresponding launch of the MBE allows Monaker to work towards partnering with large established Online Travel Agencies, tour operators, airline and cruise originators."/>
Monaker Group Achieves Key Milestone - Application Program Interface (API) and Booking Engine Complete
Sears Canada Inc. today is unveiling a fresh logo to carry the national retailer forward. This new look represents the most recent development in a series of strategic initiatives to re-invigorate and revitalize Sears Canada across all lines of business from e-commerce to in-store experiences, and from merchandise selection and curation to marketing communications. In Canada since 1953, this is the brand's most dramatic logo transformation in 32..."/>
Sears Canada Strategic Reinvention Continues: Reveals Modern, New Logo
Macy's new outlet store-- a first for the region. Shoes, bags, apparel and home decor will start lining shelves later this week in preparation for the opening of Macy's Backstage, The Outlet Store, on Labor Day weekend. Backstage-- the name takes a cue from the chain's flagship store at Herald Square and Broadway in New York-- will be housed on the first..."/>
Macy's Backstage opening soon at Monroeville Mall [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
Macy's and Kaufmann's department store knocked out power to their businesses and sent them to the streets. It's an ordeal that has forced lawyers, Allegheny County court offices, insurance companies, and other tenants of the Downtown building to scramble to find space elsewhere. A popular restaurant has been temporarily forced out of..."/>
Safety inspections could lead to Allegheny Building reopening [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

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