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2011-05-24 09:13:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today ordered all U.S. and Pennsylvania flags in the Capitol Complex and at commonwealth facilities in Lancaster and Philadelphia counties to be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, May 25 in honor of U.S. Army Lt. Demetrius Frison. Lt. Frison, 26, was killed in action in Afghanistan on May 10. His funeral is being held today in southeastern Pennsylvania. Media contact: Kevin Harley, 717-783-1116 SOURCE...

2011-05-19 09:23:00

DUBLIN, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, announces that its subsidiary Shire LLC has received a Paragraph IV Notice Letter from Sandoz Inc. ("Sandoz") advising of the filing of an Abbreviated New Drug Application ("ANDA") for a generic version of all strengths of lisdexamfetamine dimesylate capsules, VYVANSE. This is the first Paragraph IV Notice Letter directed to VYVANSE received by the company....

2011-05-01 00:03:02

Free registration lets the public add and edit information to the current database of 175,000 trees Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) April 29, 2011 Azavea, a geospatial analysis (GIS) software development company announces the launch of PhillyTreeMap (http://www.PhillyTreeMap.org), a wiki-inspired web application that enables the public to collaborate with the project partners -- City of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), and the Delaware Valley...

2011-04-26 13:27:00

DUBLIN, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company (the "Company") announces that at its Annual General Meeting today, all resolutions contained in the notice of meeting were duly passed and the results of the poll are as follows: For* Against Withheld** 1. To receive the 434,920,990 99.46% 2,344,010 0.54% 1,047,773 Company's...

2011-04-12 12:37:00

PHILADELPHIA, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fourth of July is always festive in Philadelphia as Wawa Welcome America! commemorates America's birthday with 11 days of fun, free and patriotic happenings. From June 24 through July 4, the city where American independence was established, celebrates with patriotic ceremonies, a parade, fireworks shows and the nation's largest free outdoor Independence Day concert featuring legendary hip-hop artists The Roots, along with special guests...

2011-03-24 14:30:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania based developer O'Neill Properties Group will be joined by The Honorable Mayor Michael A. Nutter and various Philadelphia City Officials, representatives of The Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market, The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority and The Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation in the Grand Opening of the newly constructed Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market this Friday, March 25 at 1:30 pm. (Photo:...

2011-03-01 11:04:00

BERLIN, N.J., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 33 second graders from Robert Morris Elementary School in Philadelphia will get a big surprise Wednesday, March 2nd when a huge victory for arts education will be announced at East coast retailer, A.C. Moore Arts & WHAT: Crafts, Inc., (South Philly location). The retailer will reveal their plan to the 7/8-year- olds (along with...

2011-02-23 14:57:00

TRENTON, N.J., Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The debate over natural gas development in the Northeast will culminate this week in Trenton, New Jersey, where the last of three public hearings are being held by the multi-state agency responsible for regulations governing drilling. Ahead of his planned testimony at the hearing, African-American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey President and Founder John Harmon warns of the consequences of overregulation and missed economic...

2011-02-08 07:00:00

NYON, Switzerland and PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, Nasdaq: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced the appointment of two senior Research & Development executives to its Specialty Pharmaceuticals business. Lawson Macartney, DVM, PhD, FRCPath, has been appointed Senior Vice President of the Emerging Business Unit and Mario Saltarelli, MD, PhD, has been named Senior Vice President of Clinical Development and Medical...

2011-01-20 11:46:00

CHESTER, Pa., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Power Home Remodeling Group (formerly Power Windows and Siding(TM)), the nation's fourth largest home remodeling company, was named one of the 50 fastest growing companies in the Greater Philadelphia area by Philadelphia SmartCEO magazine. Under the leadership of CEO and Founding Partner Jeff Kaliner, the company has experienced a phenomenal three-year growth of 367 percent even through the economic downturn. In 2011, Power will expand into three...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'