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2010-05-28 15:14:00

DUBLIN, May 28, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, announces that it has received a Paragraph IV Notice Letter today from Zydus Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. ("Zydus") advising of the filing of an Abbreviated New Drug Application ("ANDA") for a generic version of Shire's 1.2g mesalamine delayed release tablets, LIALDA(R). LIALDA is protected by the following FDA Orange Book listed patent: U.S. Patent No....

2010-05-20 10:55:00

PHILADELPHIA, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia mourns the loss of Richard Maxwell Armstrong, Jr., a longtime friend of the Hospital and Chairman of its Board of Trustees for nearly 20 years. A resident of West Chester, Pa., Mr. Armstrong, 72, died of cancer on May 9. "Dick was utterly dedicated to CHOP and was a true champion of its mission," said Steven M. Altschuler, M.D., president and CEO of Children's Hospital. "Despite many demands on his...

2010-05-19 10:35:00

PHILADELPHIA, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- People are falling more in love with the With Love, Philadelphia XOXO(TM) tourism marketing campaign, and this summer promises to be filled with affection in the City of Brotherly Love as year two of the popular campaign gets underway. Victory Brewing Company, Capogiro Gelato Artisans, Where® Philadelphia magazine, the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Philadelphia Phillies and the Independence Visitor Center are...

2010-05-13 05:59:00

DUBLIN and PHILADELPHIA, May 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, announces that its subsidiary Shire LLC has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware against Actavis Elizabeth LLC and Actavis Inc. (collectively "Actavis") for the infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,854,290 (the '290 patent), 6,287,599 (the '599 patent), and 6,811,794 (the '794 patent). The lawsuit results...

2010-05-10 09:47:00

WAWA, Pa., May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Concierge Auctions will host a luxury home auction of Felicity Farm, a pristine estate with grand residence in Wawa, Pennsylvania, on June 9, announced Laura Brady, Co-Founder and Vice President of Marketing for Concierge Auctions. Located at 320 Wawa Road, the 15.8-acre estate is situated less than 30 miles from Philadelphia in the picturesque Pennsylvania countryside. Originally listed for $3.7 million, it is selling with a reserve of $1.5 million...

2010-05-06 10:32:00

PHILADELPHIA, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Philadelphia, the city where America's independence was born, is the best place to celebrate Independence Day. The nine-day Wawa Welcome America! festival kicks off on June 26 with a free waterfront concert and fireworks show and continues through July 4 with a flag-waving parade through Historic Philadelphia followed by the nation's largest free outdoor Fourth of July concert by the Goo Goo Dolls and fireworks spectacular on the Ben Franklin Parkway....

2010-03-24 06:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On March 31, hear from the woman who has helped bring more than 200 film, television and video productions to the City of Philadelphia. Sharon Pinkenson, Executive Director of the Greater Philadelphia Film Office, will share her inside knowledge of the film industry and discuss new projects slated for the city at the Annual Meeting of the Philadelphia Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division (YLD), to be held at Table 31 in the Comcast...

2010-03-23 11:30:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Mayor Michael A. Nutter and the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) announced today that Philadelphia set another leisure record: Center City leisure room-nights rose 3%, from 714,000 in 2008 to 735,000 in 2009, according to PKF Consulting. Originally forecasted to be down 2% in 2009, Center City Philadelphia's leisure market showed its strength and resilience by growing for the third consecutive year--despite the fact that 2009...

2010-03-08 16:12:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Philadelphia Cultural Fund (PCF) is proud to announce an exciting new grants program -- Youth Arts Engagement Grants -- created to support projects and programs that use the arts to enrich the lives of young people in and out of school. The money for these first-time grant awards -- a total of $350,000 -- will be drawn from PCF's 2010 general budget allocation of $3,200,000 from the City of Philadelphia. Ranging from $25,000 to $50,000, the first...

2010-03-04 12:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger said today that New York City has stepped up the amount of water it releases from its reservoirs to reduce the threat of flooding from the historic snowpack throughout the upper Delaware River basin. This action is one of several new flood-mitigation measures established under a cooperative agreement between New York City and states along the Delaware River. The city controls...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'