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2014-10-06 08:26:37

MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) today announced that in connection with the acquisition of WhatsApp and the employment of Jan Koum as WhatsApp's Chief Executive Officer and Brian Acton as WhatsApp's Co-Founder and Vice President, Facebook's board of directors, including a majority of its independent directors, awarded employment inducement grants to Mr. Koum and Mr. Acton of 24,853,468 and 12,621,803 restricted stock units (RSUs) covering...

Massachusetts Town Bans Plastic Water Bottles
2013-01-04 06:00:28

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On January 1st, Concord, Massachusetts enacted a ban on the sale of plastic bottles of water smaller than one liter. This comes after a three-year campaign to reduce waste and encourage tap water usage. A warning will be issued for first offenders. A second offense will garner the seller a $25 fine, and subsequent offenses will be priced at $50, according to a report by BBC News. Concord isn't the first to attempt such a ban, the...

2009-11-23 13:16:00

ACTON, Mass., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Professional Web Solutions, LLC who designs, develops and hosts websites for businesses and non-profit organizations has just unveiled a new look for The NIDCD National Temporal Bone, Hearing and Balance Pathology Resource Registry. (The Registry) is a non-profit organization that promotes research on hearing and balance disorders. The Registry serves as a resource for the public and the scientific community about research on the pathology of the human...

2009-06-17 11:33:00

2009 Awardees Recognized in Amgen Communities Across North America THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) today announced the 34 science teachers in the United States (U.S.), Canada and Puerto Rico who are this year's recipients of the Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence. The award recognizes teachers in grades K-12 whose dedication to students has had a significant impact on the learning and interest of the future generation of scientists....

2008-10-07 09:00:43

The Princeton Review has once again ranked the Acton School of Business MBA in Entrepreneurship (www.actonmba.org) as one of the "best" U.S. business schools in multiple categories. The Princeton Review, respected for it's guidebooks on careers and higher education, ranked Acton as second in "Best Classroom Experience" and third in "Best Professors" and "Most Competitive Students." The relatively young school, which in 2009 will graduate its sixth class of future entrepreneurs,...

2008-09-18 18:00:19

By JORDAN RAUBOLT Floodwaters have receded at Wilson's Fitness Center, but repairing the damage will take some time. Wilson's was one of several low-lying businesses affected by last weekend's rainfall, which totaled nearly 5 inches from Saturday morning to Sunday afternoon. Water covered Wilson's lower-level parking lot and the nearby Missouri Athletic Center, or MAC, through Monday morning. Lisa Acton, manager of Wilson's, said staff members and volunteers worked all day Monday to...

2008-09-16 21:00:00

By Eric Eyre Andrea Acton and Yvonne James don't look sick, but they could die anytime. Acton and James have a disease called sarcoidosis, an immune system disorder. The disease causes inflammation that produces tiny lumps of cells, called granulomas, in their bodies' organs. Last month, comedian Bernie Mac, who had sarcoidosis, died of pneumonia. Pro football Hall of Famer Reggie White, a defensive end with the Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles, also died from heart...

2008-08-04 09:00:50

The Acton School of Business celebrates its fifth anniversary with the opening of a new, permanent campus. Complete with an innovative video recording and review technology system designed specifically for the school, the campus represents an exciting advancement for the nationally-recognized MBA program in Entrepreneurship. "Having a permanent facility to accommodate future growth and house our one-of-a-kind video recording and review system is a major milestone for Acton," said Georgia...


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