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European Economics Preview: Eurozone Final PMI, Retail Sales Data Due

(RTTNews) – Final Purchasing Managers’ survey results and retail sales report from the euro area are due on Wednesday, headlining a busy day for the European economic news.

At 3.00 am ET, the Hungarian Central Statistical Office is scheduled to issue retail sales for July. Economists forecast sales to grow 5.5 percent on year, following a 5.2 percent rise in June.

At 3.15 am ET, IHS Markit publishes Spain’s services PMI report. Economists forecast the index to improve slightly to 53.0 in August from 52.9 in July.

Thereafter final PMI figures are due from France and Germany at 3.50 and 3.55 am ET, respectively.

At 4.00 am ET, Eurozone final PMI data is due. The PMI reading is seen at 51.8 in August, unchanged from the flash estimate.

At 4.30 am ET, IHS Markit releases UK services PMI data for August. The index is seen falling to 51.0 from 51.4 in July.

At 5.00 am ET, Eurostat releases euro area retail sales data for July. Sales are forecast to drop 0.6 percent on month, reversing a 1.1 percent rise in June.

Ram 1500 Night Edition and Rebel Black, New Options and Colors for Heavy Duty Highlight 2020 Ram Truck Lineup

Sunday September 1 st 2019

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Sept. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ –

  • 2020 Ram 1500 offers new Night editions on Big Horn and Laramie models that include monochromatic designs enhanced by black wheels, grilles, badging and other exterior details
  • Ram Rebel Black Appearance Group returns with black wheels, black skid plate and theme-matched all-black interior option
  • 2020 Ram Heavy Duty offers Lane Keep Assist, connected services on all radios, dual auxiliary camera capability and two new exterior colors: Olive Green and Hydro Blue
  • Ram Power Wagon now offers black wheel option

2020 Ram 1500 Night Edition

For the 2020 model year, Ram Truck brings new appearance and feature packages, adding even greater appeal to a well-rounded lineup that offers something for nearly every truck buyer.

“Buyers demand a good-looking truck with easy-to-use features. They often tell us that their Ram trucks are an extension of their personality and want to stand out from the crowd,” said Reid Bigland, Head of Ram Brand. “Whether it’s the off-road-enthusiast appeal of the Ram 1500 Rebel, the stylish Night editions or greater usability for the most powerful, most capable heavy-duty trucks, Ram trucks deliver features and durability that are winning over more and more buyers.”

The 2020 Ram 1500 sets the benchmark for durability, technology, efficiency and luxury with features never before offered in a pickup. With the addition of the all-new, third-generation 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel, the Ram 1500 becomes America’s most powerful half-ton diesel pickup, with 480 lb.-ft. of torque, and most capable light-duty diesel, with towing capability 12,560 pounds.

The 2020 Ram 2500 and 3500 are the Heavy Duty segment’s leaders in ride and handling, luxury, materials, innovation and technology, extending well past any competitive offerings. Driving it all, a never-before-seen torque rating of 1,000 lb.-ft. from the Cummins I-6 Turbo Diesel engine.

New for 2020 Ram 1500:

  • New 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel produces highest half-ton diesel torque, achieving 480 lb.-ft.and highest available half-ton diesel towing capacity at 12,560 pounds
  • 2020 Ram Rebel now available with EcoDiesel powertrain option, delivering low-end torque and off-road capability
  • Ram 1500 Night Edition (available on Big Horn and Laramie models) includes a monochromatic design enhanced by a black grille, grille surround, badging, wheels (20-inch on Big Horn, 22-inch on Laramie) and exhaust tips. The headlamps and taillights feature dark bezels
  • Ram Rebel Black Appearance Group returns with Diamond Black Crystal Pearl Coat paint, black 18-inch wheels, front spoiler, skid plate, badging, tow hooks and exhaust. LED headlamps with black bezels and a theme-matched all-black interior are standard. A Black and Ruby Red interior is optional
  • New Rebel Safety Group includes Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop, Go and Hold, Forward Collision Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning-Plus and automatic high-beam headlamps
  • Comfort Package now standard on Rebel and includes power tailgate release, wireless charging, rear heated seats and 12-way power driver’s seat with memory settings
  • Blind-spot Monitoring now available on Tradesman
  • New Rebel exterior graphic options
  • 22-inch two-tone wheel now available on Longhorn
  • New eTorque badging featured on the hood
  • Three new exterior colors: Hydro Blue, RV Match Walnut Brown and Olive Green (late availability) 

New for 2020 Ram Heavy Duty: 

  • Lane Keep Assist and Adaptive Steering now available on all trim levels
  • Blind-spot Monitoring, including easy-to-use trailer coverage, now available
  • Trailer tire pressure monitoring now available as an option on all trim levels
  • Auxiliary camera system supports two different cameras
  • 50-gallon fuel tank standard on Crew Cab models with eight-foot bed 
  • Olive Green and Hydro Blue exterior colors
  • Black wheels are now available on Power Wagon

About Ram Truck Brand
In 2009, the Ram Truck brand launched as a stand-alone division, focused on meeting the demands of truck buyers and delivering benchmark-quality vehicles.

That focus leads Ram to design the industry’s most innovative, award-winning trucks, emphasizing durability, strength, technology and efficiency.

With a full lineup of trucks, including ProMaster and ProMaster City vans, the Ram brand builds trucks that get the hard work done and families where they need to go. From the no-compromise Ram 1500 that defines the future of pickup trucks with innovative design, the highest quality materials and class-exclusive technology, to the Ram Heavy Duty which combines the ability to out-power, out-tow and out-haul every single competitor with the segment’s most comfortable ride and handling, Ram is committed to product leadership.

Ram continues to outperform the competition and sets the benchmarks for:

  • Most powerful: 1,000 lb.-ft of torque with Cummins Turbo Diesel
  • Highest towing capacity: 35,100 lbs. with Ram 3500
  • Heaviest payloads: 7,680 lbs. with Ram 3500
  • Most luxurious: Ram Limited with real wood, real leather and 12-inch Uconnect touchscreen
  • Best ride and handling with exclusive link coil rear and auto-level air suspensions
  • Most interior space with Ram Mega Cab
  • Most capable full-size off-road pickup – Ram Power Wagon
  • Most-awarded light-duty truck in America
  • Highest owner loyalty of any half-ton pickup
  • Over the last 30 years, Ram has the highest percentage of pickups still on the road

Giving maximum effort all day, every day with confidence, the Ram Truck lineup steps forward with the full force of modern capability providing confidence-inspiring features and class-exclusive vehicle safety.

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Wonderfilm CEO Kirk Shaw Releases Thank You Letter to John Travolta as FANATIC Movie Launches This Weekend

Saturday August 31 st 2019

VANCOUVER, BC, Aug. 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NEWMEDIAWIRE – The Wonderfilm Media Corporation (TSXV: WNDR) (OTC: WDRFF), (“Wonderfilmâ€� or the “Companyâ€�), a leading entertainment company with offices in Beverly Hills, United States and Vancouver, Canada, released a Thank You John letter to John Travolta, who stars in their newly produced movie “The Fanatic”, which opens this weekend at the box office.

Kirk Shaw, CEO of Wonderfilm and Executive Producer wrote:

Thank You John,

“August 30th the Wonderfilm produced, “The Fanatic� opens in US theaters. The star, John Travolta, is a refreshing pleasure to work with and a true Hollywood legend. An Artist through and through, over the course of his career John’s cleverly reinvented his on screen persona several times by taking risks. Most of us first met John as his TV character, Vinnie Barbarino. From that success he jumped right into iconic 70s musicals, “Grease� and “Saturday Night Fever.� I remember sitting in the audience, never in my wildest imagination thinking I’d be given an opportunity to work with John years later. 

“In the 80s and early 90s John reinvented himself as a light comedy actor with “Look Who’s Talkingâ€� and its sequels. Then his career took another 180 with his very memorable character from “Pulp Fiction.â€� John continues to create memorable characters like his recent portrayal of the crime boss, Gotti and the character Moose in “The Fanatic.â€�; Gotti, a biographical film detailing the life of mobster has a scene in which Gotti had lost his son. John’s co-star was his real life wife, Kelly Preston. John and Kelly have also lost a son so this emotional scene was not just art imitating life, it was two people expressing on camera a devastating shared life experience. I couldn’t imagine psychologically going to the place these two went both as actors and as a mother and a father feeling loss. It was truly an amazingly intense scene. It’s this fearless expression of character that allows John’s performance to shine in the film.

“Roles like Gotti and Moose are not paydays for John. Rather he’s at a point where he is challenging his craft with risky characters he is interested in exploring. John carefully chooses the films he wants to do so I’m very grateful he chose to do “The Fanaticâ€� since you rarely meet actors of his level ready to explore characters that so powerfully challenge the artist and the audience. Although the character of Moose is based on a real person, John delved inside himself, creating a unique interpretation. Moose as a leading character certainly breaks the movie storytelling norm. Travolta seamlessly breathes life into the character’s quirks to create a unique on-screen presence. John brings to Moose a likeable quality with an intense personal passion that eventually leads him to cross the line. 

“The Fanatic at its core is an anti-Hollywood exploration of people existing on the fringes of the glitz and glitter. It’s a film that we knew from the outset would leave some of the audience frustrated while others are enthralled. In fact, the Fanatic script and character had been written with actor Bill Paxon in mind. Bill’s untimely death led to the coincidental meeting of John and Director Fred Hurst. This meeting was followed later with discussions that eventually circled back to John being cast as Moose. John’s career is vast and varied, his depiction of Moose in the Fanatic is the artist in John once again expressing a singular talent for creating memorable characters on screen we all will remember years later.  On a personal level, I respect John more each time I see him interact with crew, cast and his fans. During “the Fanaticâ€� shoot, John arrived on set like a refreshing ocean breeze. He acknowledged every single person and then went out of his way to introduce himself to anyone new on set. He was never the star, but always one of the team. As a producer, I admire his talent, but I’m impressed with how he puts his heart completely into promoting small independent movies like The Fanatic. We don’t have a huge budget and I’ve never worked with an actor who put so much effort and time into promotion as John. Whether it’s a spot on the Tonight Show or a private screening, John is an enthusiastic supporter of his films and his fans, including me, love him for it.â€�

Thank You John.

Kirk Shaw

Executive Producer

About Wonderfilm Media

Wonderfilm is a leading publicly traded (TSX Venture Exchange) entertainment company with offices in Beverly Hills, Vancouver, Canada and Seoul, South Korea. Wonderfilm’s main business is the production of high-quality feature films and episodic television that offer international appeal through the Company’s guiding philosophy of bringing new financing solutions to an entertainment industry increasingly looking for funding and co-production alternatives. Wonderfilm is a producer and distributor only for the projects disclosed. The legal ownership of movie productions is held in a special purpose legal entity held at arm’s length to the Company to facilitate for the qualification of various levels of domestic and foreign government tax credit incentives that are customary in the film and production business.

Cautionary Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to substantial risks, uncertainties and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact contained in this press release are forward-looking statements. These statements often include words such as “believe,� “expect,� “target,� “anticipate,� “forecast,� “intend,� “plan,� “projects,� “seek,� “will,� “may� or similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which involve factors or circumstances that are beyond Wonderfilm’s control and Wonderfilm’s actual results could well differ materially from those stated or implied in forward-looking statements due to many various factors.

Although Wonderfilm believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, the Company cannot guarantee that the events and circumstances reflected in the forward-looking statements will be achieved or occur. The timing of events and circumstances and actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Accordingly, one should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. All such reflect the date made only. Wonderfilm undertakes no obligation to update or publicly revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

For further details, please see the Company’s documents filed on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval at www.sedar.com.