Latest David Levy Stories

Brazil Credits Strong Tobacco Control Policies For Saving More Than 400,000 Lives
2012-11-07 10:19:09

Georgetown University Medical Center High cigarette prices, smoke-free air laws, marketing restrictions and other measures, all part of Brazil's strong tobacco control policies, are credited for a 50 percent reduction in smoking prevalence between 1989 and 2010. The reduction contributed to an estimated 420,000 lives saved during that time period. Those are the findings of a new study published today in PLOS Medicine by a team of researchers from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer...

2011-08-04 08:37:00

Leading Industry Execs to Determine Best in Sports Media Marketing LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PromaxBDA, the leading global association for marketing, promotion and design professionals in the media industry, has announced the jury for its second annual Sports Media Marketing Awards competition. The awards ceremony, taking place November 15, 2011 in New York City, will honor the creativity, excellence and innovation in sports media marketing and promotion. The...

2010-05-13 04:00:00

NEW YORK and SHANGHAI, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The international healthcare consulting team of ChinaCare Group, led by David Wood, has joined PricewaterhouseCoopers China to guide the expansion of PricewaterhouseCoopers's rapidly growing healthcare and life science consulting practice across China and Hong Kong. Mr. Wood, former president and senior partner of ChinaCare Group, and team members Dr. Xiaofeng Jia and Victor Chen, are now based in PricewaterhouseCoopers China's Beijing office...

2009-01-09 11:13:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Omnicom Media Group's Singer Direct has announced the appointment of David Levy as Senior Vice President, Digital, effective immediately. David will be responsible for leading Singer Direct's digital efforts. David has a strong background in the digital space and was previously Vice President, Data Marketing, at Story Worldwide, managing such clients as Unilever, Bayer and Lexus. Prior to that, he worked at Omnicom sister company Colangelo. Before...

2008-11-12 12:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) projects that President-elect Obama's proposed reform of the U.S. health system would cost the federal government $75 billion in 2009 dollars, the equivalent of $2,500 per newly insured person, according to a report released today entitled Healthcare Policy in an Obama Administration: Delivering on the Promise of Universal Coverage. This level of spending would extend health insurance coverage to 95 percent of all...

2008-02-12 16:20:00

It's not too hard to imagine sex with robots being almost commonplace in hundreds or thousands of years' time. In the distant future, when a partner is too exhausted to make love, or just doesn't feel like it, a futuristic sex robot that will do the trick seems almost feasible. But it could happen sooner, according to David Levy, the author of "Sex with Robots: The Evolution of Human-Robot Relations". Levy, who has a PhD in gender studies and artificial intelligence, predicts that by the...

2007-11-17 09:00:00

By DAN SORENSON 'Amateur' astronomer, citizen scientist Famed Tucson astronomer and comet hunter David Levy's future was in the stars. Dimly. Barely visible. Levy says he was 8 years old and walking back to his cabin at summer camp. "I happened to be looking up at the dark sky and I saw a little shooting star. It wasn't much of anything, but it lit a spark in me," Levy says. "I asked my cabin mates if they saw it, and they didn't, and I thought, 'This is just for me.' " Then, nothing -...

2006-01-12 09:14:37

By Matt Spetalnick JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel returned to its election campaign on Thursday with Ariel Sharon's main rival ordering his party's ministers to quit the cabinet as the prime minister remained unconscious after a massive stroke. Three cabinet members from the right-wing Likud party led by Benjamin Netanyahu left Israel's ruling coalition, going ahead with a move that had been put on hold since Sharon's brain hemorrhage last week. The resignations will have no effect on...

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