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2009-11-18 08:00:00

NORTH AURORA, Ill., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Few teachers can motivate students like Wendy Skonie. Her medical assisting class at Everest College - North Aurora boasts a 98% student satisfaction rating and 98.6% student retention rate, making it one of the most successful programs on the campus. Skonie's inspirational and instructional skills have not gone unnoticed. Last month, Skonie, an Aurora resident, was honored with the College's national Dream Maker Award for excellence in...

2009-11-17 05:00:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Champion Athletic Apparel, through a partnership with Universal Sports, has teamed up with six U.S. Winter Olympic athletes to star in a series of motivational videos that explore their dreams and goals by answering the question, "What's your Everest?" Universal Sports will air the athletes' video vignettes now through the end of 2009 during its coverage of major winter sporting events on its broadcast channel carried by cable and satellite TV...

2009-11-10 08:00:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pamela Jackson is all too familiar with the concept of adversity. Growing up in the 1980s in Cabrini-Green, a notorious Chicago public housing development, Jackson lost her father to gang violence at an early age, and experienced a life of gang activity, teenage pregnancy, homelessness and neglect. Living with constant struggles, Jackson's father instilled one piece of advice in his young daughter. "Before he died, my father would tell me that...

2009-09-23 11:45:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Champion athletic apparel has launched a Mount Everest expedition Web site that allows visitors to submit their own personal "Everest" for a chance to win $10,000. Champion apparel's "Climb Everest With Us" Web site will track Champion's partnership with international mountaineer Jamie Clarke in his bid to summit the world's highest peak next spring. Clarke will be wearing some of the most innovative high-altitude gear on the mountain,...

2009-09-22 14:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The mechanical integrity of the MitraClip(R) device for repair of the mitral valve was maintained for up to five years and with complete healing, according to a subset of data from the EVEREST (Endovascular Valve Edge-to-Edge REpair STudy) study presented today at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) Conference in San Francisco. The data also show complete fibrous encapsulation of the MitraClip device with organized, endocardial...

2009-09-22 14:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Sustained reduction of mitral regurgitation following mitral valve repair with the MitraClip(R) system in patients with degenerative mitral regurgitation (DMR) or functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) led to heart function improvements, according to 12-month data from a subset of the initial registry cohort of the EVEREST (Endovascular Valve Edge-to-Edge REpair STudy) studies presented today at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT)...

2009-08-12 19:40:00

MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Data published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) indicates that percutaneous valve repair with the MitraClip(R) therapy can reduce acute mitral regurgitation (MR) with sustained freedom from death, surgery or recurrent MR in a substantial proportion of functional and degenerative MR patients. The published data is from the initial cohort of 107 registry patients treated in the EVEREST (Endovascular Valve...

2009-08-07 04:41:00

LONDON, August 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Everest Poker, official sponsor of the WSOP, launched their VIP Summit Club in October last year and has been gathering player feedback ever since. As a direct result Everest poker has made a series of improvements. Originally, the Everest Poker VIP Summit Club addressed the complaints, opinions and frustrations of poker players across the globe and prides itself on being easy to understand as well as being open to ALL players. When launched the...

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2009-06-23 11:25:00

Researchers in Nepal are conducting the first ever field studies of Himalayan glacial lakes, which seem to be rising due to climate change, BBC News reported. The team conducted its first field visit in May at a lake in the Everest region, and later in the year will undergo similar surveys of two other glacial lakes in the central and western part of the Nepalese Himalayas. Arun Bhakta Shrestha, a climate change specialist with the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development...

2009-05-26 15:39:00

Hahn, Waterfall and Arnot Complete the First Ascent Success SEATTLE, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Led by renowned First Ascent guide Dave Hahn, the "Return to Everest" expedition's second summit team has reached the top of the world's highest mountain. Hahn was joined on the summit on the morning of May 23 by fellow First Ascent guides Seth Waterfall and Melissa Arnot, as well as members of their production crew and Sherpas. Their successful summit means that all five First Ascent guides on the...


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Sir Edmund Percival Hillary
2014-01-06 11:03:49

Sir Edmund Percival Hillary was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist. Hillary was born to Percival Augustus Hillary and Gertrude Hillary in Auckland, Dominion of New Zealand on July 20th of 1919. In 1920 his family moved to Tuakau, after his father was given land there. His grandparents were early settlers in the northern part of Wairoa in the middle of the 19th century after emigrating from Yorkshire, England. On May 29th of 1953, Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer...

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