United States Mint Launches New Online Education Game “Map Mania”

Mint Coin Collecting Ambassadors

WASHINGTON (PRWEB) January 16, 2020
The United States Mint (Mint) launched its newest educational game “Map Mania.” This game teaches U.S. geography, helping students to learn the 50 states, state capitals, and state trivia based on the America the Beautiful Quarters® and 50 State Quarters Programs.
Map Mania is one of 12 free online educational games on the Mint’s Kids Site, which was recently named a finalist for the Best Public Education Website in the International Association of Currency Affairs (IACA) Excellence in Currency 2019 Coin Awards.
Other games include:
Gold Rush: Pan for gold while learning historical facts about the Gold Rush in San Francisco.
Plinky’s Presidential Challenge: Learn the order of the U.S. presidents.
Textile Tales: Explore the textile industry during the Industrial Revolution.
Hoop and Darts: Throw darts at a hoop in this traditional Native American game.
Peter the Eagle’s Coin Drop: Deliver liberty loans by flying a WWI-era plane.
Coin Memory Match: Match the designs of quarters featuring U.S. national parks.
Making Change: Design your own coin while learning about the parts of a coin.
Word Quest: Search for coin-related terms in eight different online word puzzles.
Space Supply: Deliver critical supplies to space colonies across the solar system.
Coin Flip: Unlock new and classic coins while learning about probability and percentages.
Counting with Coins: Identify coins and solve basic math problems in a grocery store setting.
The Mint’s Kids Site also features a digital library of U.S. coins and coin programs, educational videos, 100+ free printable coin coloring pages, and hundreds of free online K-12 lesson plans. To request free educational resources, email education.outreach@usmint.treas.gov.
About the United States MintCongress created the United States Mint in 1792, and the Mint became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. As the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage, the Mint is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; silver and bronze medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. Its numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.

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Donald Jack Wright's New Book 'My Vietnam Story and Service in the United States Marines' Shares a Former Soldier's Service During the Vietnam War

Recent release ‘My Vietnam Story and Service in the United States Marines’ from Covenant Books author Donald Jack Wright is an evoking true account of the author’s duty as a soldier in the Vietnam War.
Press Release – updated: Jan 13, 2020 06:00 EST

AXTON, Va., January 13, 2020 (Newswire.com) – Donald Jack Wright, a Vietnam War veteran awarded with the Purple Heart by the Department of Veterans Affairs, has completed his new book, “My Vietnam Story and Service in the United States Marines”: a stirring autobiography of the author’s life as a soldier servicing in the Vietnam War.
Donald writes, “Throughout my service in South Vietnam from September 20, 1968, until October 20, 1969, as a member of Alpha Company 1/7 1st Marine Division, I was engaged in many battles. I do not clearly recall exactly how many I participated in. Several of the battles which I remember well and had lasting impressions on me are included in this book. Those are Operation Mead River, Operation Lynn River, Tet Offensive Season, Operation Oklahoma Hills, and The Memorial Day Weekend Battle of 1969. In addition to the battles, our company was in many other conflicts, operations, rescue missions, and security details.”
Published by Covenant Books of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Donald Jack Wright’s new book inspires an appreciation for soldiers for their unbound sacrifice and dedication to their county and people.
This book exudes willpower, courage, and faith in times of conflict that truly are a soldier’s resolve.
Readers can purchase “My Vietnam Story and Service in the United States Marines” at bookstores everywhere or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble.
Covenant Books is an international Christian owned and operated publishing house based in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Covenant Books specializes in all genres of work which appeal to the Christian market. For additional information or media inquiries, contact Covenant Books at 843-507-8373.
Source: Covenant Books

United® Real Estate | Solutions Expands Leadership Team to Accommodate Rapid Growth

Congratulations Jennine and Kenya

“Kenya’s passion is to educate, coach and empower agents to develop their dream business. Jennine is a highly respected, successful agent who embraces our model and culture and is perfect to lead our thriving office. The future is bright with this leadership team in place.” – Lisa Peel, owner.

DALLAS (PRWEB) January 10, 2020
United® Real Estate, one of the fastest growing national real estate organizations, announces the expansion of its United Real Estate | Solutions’ leadership team with the promotion of Jennine Smith to principal broker. As Smith transitions from agent into her new position, former principal broker, Kenya Stafford, will transition into the company’s Director of Agent Success.
As a native of Knoxville with a passion for real estate, Jennine has had the opportunity to see the landscape of Knoxville grow and transform over the years. With a background in the financial industry, Smith made the transition to real estate and has proven to be a successful real estate professional. Her dedication to clients, agents and giving back to the community aligns Smith perfectly with the United model, making her transition to principal broker seamless. Smith will be responsible for continuing to grow and strengthen the brand while providing United agents and their clients the coaching, tools and support needed to address the challenges in the residential real estate industry.
“I am truly humbled and honored to be stepping up as Principal Broker for the United Real Estate Solutions office in Knoxville,” exclaimed Jennine Smith. “We have an amazing group of agents and our owner, Lisa Peel, is very supportive and willing to do whatever it takes for us to be successful in this market. Having been an agent with this office since almost day one and seeing where we have grown over the past 2.5 years has been an awesome transition to witness. I am excited to continue this growth pattern and help build up our brand and our agents to be the best in our marketplace. Joining United has been a great path to many freedoms for me personally and professionally and now having the opportunity to serve as principal broker affirms my decision to come here and grow even more personally and professionally.”
United | Solutions has grown from an infant company in Knoxville to over 130 real estate professionals in two years under the leadership of Kenya Stafford, former principal broker. As Stafford transitions into her new role, Director of Agent Success, she will further focus on assisting agents in growing their careers by providing training and education as they find their freedom with United.
“I am incredibly passionate about seeing real estate agents become fulfilled and successful in their careers, supporting them to identify and work towards their life goals while educating and training them to be the best in the industry,” expressed Kenya Stafford. “With years of participation in personal coaching, supporting my own business vision and life goals, my passion is to help professional agents see their potential, understand their specific needs and help them implement the actions to make it happen.”
“It is a great pleasure to step forward into this next phase of growth through expanded leadership to better serve our current and future agents,” said Lisa Peel, owner of United | Solutions. “These two ladies are the ‘dream team’ of real estate leadership in East Tennessee. In her heart of hearts, Kenya’s passion is to educate, coach and empower agents to develop the business of their dreams. Jennine is a highly respected and successful agent who embraces our model and culture and is the perfect fit to lead our already thriving real estate office. The future is bright with this leadership team in place.”
Agents interested in learning about career opportunities with United Real Estate | Solutions can visit JoinUnitedRESolutions.com or call Kenya Stafford at 865-621-2040.
To learn more about United Real Estate’s franchise opportunities, visit GrowWithUnited.com or call 877.201.7640.
A Closer Look at United Real Estate
United Real Estate– a division of the United Real Estate Group – was founded with the purpose of offering solutions to the challenges facing agents in the residential real estate brokerage industry. Providing the latest training, marketing and technology tools to both agents and brokers under a 100-percent commission strategy, United Real Estate makes it more profitable for an agent to sell real estate and for real estate brokers to leverage a complete system to better grow a successful, thriving real estate brokerage. Named as a “frontrunner” in the real estate industry in 2013, “part of the next generation of real estate brokers” in 2014 by the Swanepoel TRENDS Report, as well as being listed in the “Power 200 Most Influential” from 2015-2019 by Swanepoel Power 200. United Real Estate has more than 85 offices and over 4,900 agents. Through a worldwide franchise solution, United continues to rapidly expand and was named to the Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private companies four times from 2015-2019 and 2018 Entrepreneur Franchise 500® – Ranked in Top 100 New Franchises, Top Franchises and Top Brands. Driven by an unwavering commitment to giving back, a pillar of United’s core values and guiding principles, United Real Estate is proud to support and partner with Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, as United’s charity of choice.

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Target Installs Solar Panels on 500th Store in the United States

Nicki Zvik, Founder of Green Solar Technologies

LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) January 10, 2020
As the solar industry continues to grow and the desire for solar follows suit, large retailers are stepping on board. And one of the largest to board the solar train is none other than retail giant, Target.
In 2015, Target set a goal to install solar panels on 500 of its stores by 2020, and now that 2020 is here, Target recently made the announcement that they achieved that goal by installing solar panels on one of their locations in Napa, California.
But the eighth-largest retailer in the United States will not stop there. Target has an even more ambitious goal to go 100 percent solar by 2030, which they are already a quarter of the way to achieving.
Nicki Zvik, Founder of Green Solar Technologies, states, “Target’s recent announcements further prove just how much solar energy is surging ahead of fossil fuels. When a massive company like Target puts their faith into solar to power their stores, it shows extreme confidence because they know that if they can’t power their stores adequately, they won’t be able to run their stores effectively.”
According to an article by Thor Benson published on Inverse, “John Leisen, vice president of property management at Target, said in a statement that the company is committed to sustainability…’At Target, we’re committed to making our operations even more sustainable to create a better future for our guests, team members and the planet…Ambitious energy goals have helped us accelerate our progress and reach major milestones. And we’ll continue to invest in technologies, partners and resources to help us achieve even more.’”
Zvik comments on Leisen’s statement, remarking, “Not only does Target believe in solar energy to power their stores just as well as fossil fuels but they actually have more faith in solar which speaks volumes for our industry. Solar is the most abundant source of energy, and it’s powered solely by the sun’s infinite light making it far more reliable and far cheaper than the finite fossil fuels our Earth provides.”

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Flight Fit N Fun Acquires 11 New Locations Across the United States

Flight Fit N Fun, a growing developer and operator of indoor active adventure parks, announced they have acquired 11 new locations through their recent purchase of Jumpstreet, an indoor adventure park operator with locations across the southern United States.(PRWeb January 06, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/flight_fit_n_fun_acquires_11_new_locations_across_the_united_states/prweb16812111.htm

Entrepreneur Eric George Acquires the Former United Fruit Co. Building in New Orleans

Press Release – updated: Jan 3, 2020 09:57 CST

NEW ORLEANS, January 3, 2020 (Newswire.com) – Hand surgeon and serial entrepreneur Eric George has acquired the New Orleans property at 321 Saint Charles Avenue, a historic building that once served as the headquarters for the United Fruit Company, an influential organization that controlled New Orleans’s banana trade during its height. The acquisition continues George’s longstanding commitment to preserving properties in the crescent city.
The acquisition, which completed for an undisclosed amount, brings together several prominent investors, including Allan McDonnel, in a partnership spearheaded by George and his investment company, ERG Enterprises. While the partnership group has not finalized how it intends to develop the property, George is commissioning the help of local universities and historians to better understand its historical significance.
“There’s no denying the building’s history,” says George. “United Fruit and Sam Zemurray were among the most influential organizations and people of twentieth-century New Orleans. It’s important for us to fully understand the context of the building at that time. There’s a story to be told, which we’re working to uncover.”
The historic building was erected in 1920 and became the United Fruit Company’s headquarters, where Sam Zemurray oversaw company operations. During this time, he engaged in several infamous activities focused on wielding power and influence in the banana trade, including seeking to overthrow governments in Central America. Today, the entrance to the building still bears the name of the United Fruit Company and an ornate design that features cornucopias as a symbolic reference to its former tenant.
Last month, the 56-year-old George was featured in Preservation in Print, a publication produced by the Preservation Resource Society of New Orleans. The magazine recognized the West Virginia native for his record of restoring historic properties in New Orleans.
“One of the advantages of New Orleans is our connection to history,” says George. “We have so many historic properties that the past and present co-exist. It’s wonderful to see the blending of generations, and for those of us in positions to make a difference, it’s our responsibility to revitalize these great assets for everyone to experience. Otherwise, we would be doing ourselves an incredible disservice.”
The acquisition of the old United Fruit Company building comes nearly a decade after George joined several partners in buying and renovating his first commercial property, the Windsor Court Hotel. Since then, George has acquired and renovated the Orpheum Theater and The Pythian, as well as made investments in numerous real estate properties. Through his investment company, ERG Enterprises, George has become part owner of the Pontchartrain Hotel, Omni Royal Orleans Hotel, Westin Canal Place, The Frenchmen Hotel, The Thompson Hotel Nashville, and The Hyatt Regency New Orleans. George is also the founder and CEO of Hand Center of Louisiana, CEO of Omega Hospital, as well as chairman of East Jefferson Ambulatory Surgical Center.
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Source: ERG Enterprises