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2014-08-13 23:10:27

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center East (UPMC East) Receives ACE Accreditation, Approved by the Exceptions Committee of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 The exceptions committee from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has announced its approval of the UPMC East application to perform elective PCI without onsite open heart surgery for their cardiac catheterization lab. The decision by the Commonwealth to provide the exception was based, in part, on...

2014-08-08 08:26:35

First ADASUVE Launch in Latin America MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALXA) today announced that ADASUVE(®) inhalation powder, pre-dispensed (loxapine) is now available in Guatemala. This approval represents the first ADASUVE approval in Latin America for Ferrer and Alexza. Ferrer is Alexza's commercial partner for ADASUVE in the EU, Latin America and Commonwealth of Independent States countries. Ferrer introduced ADASUVE during a...

2014-08-07 12:28:01

LEMOYNE, Pa., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Although a majority of Pennsylvanians support the legalization of marijuana, it remains a controversial issue, according to a survey released by Keystone Analytics®. Sixty-nine percent of voters would like to see marijuana legalized, with 47 percent in favor of use for medicinal purposes only and 22 percent for any purpose. Twenty-seven percent believe that marijuana should remain illegal in the Commonwealth. Pennsylvania...

2014-07-29 12:31:18

Territorial Governor Padilla Continues Assault on U.S. Constitution, Investor Rights and U.S. Taxpayers DES MOINES, Iowa, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Future Fund (AFF), a national 501(c)4 organization, continues its advertising campaign warning on the unlawful actions of Governor Alejandro Padilla of Puerto Rico - a U.S. Territory - that puts at risk the U.S. Constitution and edges the Commonwealth ever closer tohemispheric rogue nation, Argentina. Nick...

2014-07-27 23:02:51

VISTA Technology Services, Inc. Receives Its Small Business Certification Status Through Virginia Small, Women & Minority Owned Program McLean, VA (PRWEB) July 27, 2014 The Virginia Department of Minority Business Enterprise (DMBE) recently approved VISTA Technology Services, Inc. (VISTA) as a Certification Partner for its Small, Women-owned, and Minority-owned (SWaM) program. The SWaM certification program is a state program of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The purpose is to enhance...

2014-07-14 08:29:53

Under contract with an estimated value of approximately $681 million, Unisys will consolidate seven data centers into a single secure hybrid cloud to deliver on-demand IT services to state agencies more efficiently and at lower cost BLUE BELL, Pa., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced that it has been chosen through a competitive bid process by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to host and operate what is expected to be one of the largest secure,...

2014-06-19 12:26:05

DES MOINES, Iowa, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Future Fund, a national 501(c)4 organization, has launched an advertising campaign warning that Governor Alejandro Padilla of Puerto Rico is leading the island commonwealth down a dangerous path with policies and tactics similar to those of rogue leaders like President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela and President Cristina Kirchner of Argentina. In recent weeks, Governor Padilla and his administration have taken a...

2014-06-17 12:29:02

New Poll Finds Strong Support for Both Initiatives by Mass Voters CANTON, Mass., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today that it has collected and will submit the final round of signatures needed for two ballot initiatives that will dramatically improve patient safety in Massachusetts' hospitals and ensure that tax dollars for health care are used for patient care not excessive CEO compensation or accounts...

2014-06-16 23:02:47

Saying it reflects consensus from major clean energy, utility and environmental stakeholders while solidifying the Commonwealth’s commitment to 1,600 MW of solar energy by 2020, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC) today announced their support for proposed legislation for a new net metering and renewable energy incentive program that will result in hundreds of millions of dollars in cost savings for ratepayers. Boston, MA...

2014-06-13 12:22:58

--Massachusetts Gaming Commission Unanimously Supports MGM Resorts International's $800 Million Investment in Springfield SPRINGFIELD, Mass., June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) today received a unanimous vote from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) approving an agreement to award MGM Springfield a license to operate a resort casino in Downtown Springfield. This is the first approval of a casino license in the Commonwealth. The Commission's decision...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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