Made in USA: Wal-Mart inks deal with American toy maker
She has also fought as a mixed martial artist. As a celebrated Mixed Martial Artist, Jin defeated the local champion Tiffany Van Soest of Blue Ocean Muay Thai right here in San Diego. While getting pummeled in the face, she maintained position long enough to get the win by Armbar submission. She also had a battle royal with Muay Thai World Champion Claire Haigh of Luxembourg which ended in a draw. Her opponent is the very tough Justine Kish who in her first year of competing (2011) was a finalist of Master Toddy’s “Tuff Girls” series and later selected “Rookie of the Year” from the US Combat Sports Magazine. Shortly after a tough but successful year of rehab from knee reconstruction, she had a long term stay in Phuket, Thailand at the famed Sinbi Muay Thai Training Camp. After several months of rigorous training and a dozen bouts under the Sinbi banner, she was able to return to the USA as the undefeated Bangla Stadium Champion as well as the 2012 WMC 58.8kg World Champion (November, 2012). Since that time she’s been fighting wherever and whenever she can, whether it’s MMA or Muay Thai it doesn’t seem to matter. Formerly from North Carolina, as of late Kish has been training in Los Angeles for this Las Vegas skirmish. Like the men, these blood and guts gals will be fighting full rules Muay Thai which means the fans will get to see the flying elbows and knees which make the contest truly the science of eight limbs. Typical rules for amateur Muay Thai fighters are a combination of boxing with leg kicks to an opponents legs, body and head. You can also sweep or throw your opponent as long as you are using proper and legal techniques.
Philip Morris USA Remains Committed to Defending Engle Cases Following U.S. Supreme Court Decision
To mark its continued commitment to customer satisfaction, the company also released a “Customer Charter” which reinforces HomeServe’s commitment to delivering a high quality service experience to customers. The Customer Charter has been published on the company’s website. HomeServe USA, the American arm of HomeServe plc, was established in 2002 in Miami, FL and began providing service to customers in 2003. The company expanded to Stamford, CT in 2008 and added additional offices in 2010 in Chattanooga, TN and technician sites in the metro New York and New England areas. Today, HomeServe provides service plans to over 1.4 million homeowners in the US and Canada through partnerships with leading utilities and directly to consumers under the HomeServe brand. “Home emergency repairs like water line breaks, and HVAC system problems are typically not covered by basic homeowners insurance and leave homeowners with expensive repair bills. When these emergencies happen, HomeServe offers a fast and reliable solution, bringing local, licensed contractors, or our own qualified technicians, to customers’ homes for repairs,” said Tom Rusin, CEO of HomeServe USA. “We are proud to have a 97% customer satisfaction rating year to date and look forward to our continued commitment to current and future customers with our Customer Charter.” HomeServe has more than 35 utility partners that offer its protection programs to customers. Aqua America, Inc., one of the largest publicly traded water utilities in the United States, was HomeServe’s first utility partner in 2003, and has since expanded the HomeServe program to 91,000 of its customers in six states including: Illinois, Indiana, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Texas. “When a water line needs repair, customers frequently turn to us for answers, not knowing or expecting that they will be responsible for repairs,” said Nicholas DeBenedictis, Chairman, President and CEO of Aqua America, Inc. “We are proud of our partnership with HomeServe, which helps us educate our customers and offer them a solution to protect against these expensive repairs.” This month, via a direct mail offer, HomeServe is offering its Water Service Line Protection Plan to homeowners in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma and South Carolina. Homeowners across all states are invited to visit www.yourserviceplans.com to find out about plans available in their area. About HomeServe HomeServe USA Corp (HomeServe) is an independent provider of home emergency repair service plans.
Supreme Court Decision * Reuters is not responsible for the content in this press release. Mon Oct 7, 2013 10:47am EDT Philip Morris USA Remains Committed to Defending Engle Cases Following U.S. Supreme Court Decision The United States Supreme Court today in the Douglas case denied a request from Philip Morris USA (PM USA) and other tobacco companies to review the constitutionality of the trial structure being used in the Engle progeny cases in Florida. Todays decision does not diminish our ability to put forth a vigorous defense, said Murray Garnick, senior vice president and associate general counsel, Altria Client Services, speaking on behalf of PM USA. We have strong legal and factual defenses and remain committed to defending ourselves in each of these cases. Although we are disappointed by the decision, we will continue to challenge the constitutionality of these trials as appropriate, added Garnick. Even under the current rulings, we have demonstrated our ability to manage these cases over the last five years. Not only has a substantial number of cases been dismissed or otherwise resolved before trial, but juries have returned verdicts in favor of PM USA in approximately half of its cases tried to verdict. The so-called Engle progeny cases stem from a 2006 Florida Supreme Court decision that decertified a class action but allowed former class members to file individual lawsuits and rely on general findings from the first class action. The case is Douglas v. Philip Morris USA et al. Philip Morris USA
HomeServe USA Celebrates 10 Years of Providing Service to Homeowners in North America
A company that makes battery-operated toys that children can ride on says it will open a manufacturing plant at Rogers and hire 74 workers who will build products exclusively for Wal-Mart. Redman & Associates says it will invest $6.5 million in the plant at an average hourly wage of $18. Beginning in 2014, the factory will make 6-volt battery-powered ride-on toys that will feature characters from Disney and the Marvel franchises. In remarks prepared for delivery, Wal-Mart U.S. president Bill Simon said a company goal has been to “revitalize” American manufacturing. Gov. Mike Beebe, also in prepared remarks, touted Arkansas as an affordable business location. Wal-Mart has said it wanted to buy an additional $50 million worth of U.S.-made goods over the next decade. 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Popular on MoneyWatch