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Allstate Insurance Company Holiday Teen Driving Hotspots Study Reveals Areas with Highest Rates of Deadly Teen Crashes from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day : Study part of Home for the Holidays teen safe driving campaign to urge parents and teens to have a conversation about smart driving during the holiday season and sign Allstate’s Parent-Teen Driving Contract


NORTHBROOK, Ill. (PRWEB) December 3, 2008

The Allstate Holiday Teen Driving Hotspots Study found that the 10 deadliest hotspots for fatal teen crashes among the nation’s 50 largest metro areas (a central city and its surrounding counties) from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day are:

New Jersey Soccer Coach Hopes for Thanksgiving Miracle for Local Mom – Tournament to Raise Funds for Her Critically Ill Baby


Jersey City, NJ (PRWEB) November 12, 2009

When New Jersey soccer coach Alex Lalaoui from The Soccer Learning Center met Lillian Whitted, a 27-year-old Corrections Officer from Jersey City, he knew he had to help. A father of two, Lalaoui listened as Whitted, a single mother of two boys, told him about her struggles to keep her youngest son alive. Now Lalaoui is hoping for a Thanksgiving miracle for the family, hoping the community that Whitted protects as a Corrections Officer, now comes to her aid at a soccer tournament he is organizing on Sunday, November 22nd at St. Peter’s College in Jersey City.

Life wasnt like this a little more than a year ago for the young mother. Whitted was in a committed relationship. She was about to give birth to a second child. Her career as a respected Hudson County Corrections Officer was nearing its sixth year.

In the Spirit of Thanksgiving: Catholic Relief Services Offers Good NewsFor a Change


(PRWEB) November 20, 2012

In todays world, bad news about poverty, disease and disaster abounds. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Catholic Relief Services offers another perspective. Good NewsFor a Change highlights major strides in the fight against global poverty that are making a real difference in peoples lives.

This first annual report includes infographics that at a glance demonstrate the progress being made around the world, in part because of the generosity of the American people in the form of poverty-focused international humanitarian assistance as well as donations to private agencies like CRS. These infographics use metrics issued by widely recognized international agencies like the World Health Organization, UNICEF, UNECSO and UNAIDS.

Too often, we focus on problems, said John Rivera, CRS Communications Director. We thought wed take a different approach. Drawing on our tradition of Catholic Social Teaching, with its focus on the Common Good and Integral Human Development, we decided we would emphasize both our grounding in the Gospel as well as our effective action for improving the lives of the people we serve. Hence, Good NewsFor a Change.

The infographics cover the gamut of humanitarian action: