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2010-01-21 12:10:00

A group of 20 Nepalese climbers, led by mountain-climbing pro Namgyal Sherpa, are planning a high-risk expedition to clean up the trash and debris left behind by mountaineers on Mount Everest, AFP recently reported. Environmental activists say Everest has become a junkyard, littered with everything from human waste to corpses of those who never came back down, which do not decompose in the extreme environment of Everest. "Everest is losing her beauty," Sherpa, 30, told AFP. "The top of the...

2009-12-17 08:00:00

SANTA ANA, Calif., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (CCi), parent company of Everest Universities, Everest Colleges and Everest Institutes, has signed an agreement with Massage Envy to offer conditional employment to Everest Massage Therapy graduates in the chain's clinics. Under the terms of the agreement, Everest will incorporate Massage Envy's requirements into the curriculum, and in turn, Massage Envy will grant interviews to all Everest Massage Therapy...

2009-12-09 06:00:00

VANCOUVER, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - QLT Inc. (NASDAQ: QLTI; TSX: QLT) ("QLT" or the "Company") welcomed the 6-month results from the Novartis-sponsored EVEREST study which were presented during a scientific review today by Novartis in Basel, Switzerland. EVEREST is the first multi-center, double-masked, indocyanine green angiography (ICG-A) -guided randomized controlled trial with an angiographic treatment outcome designed to assess the effect of Visudyne(R) (verteporfin photodynamic...

2009-11-19 12:30:00

SANTA ANA, Calif., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Everest College plans to open its first campus in Santa Ana to help meet the growing demand for hands-on, career-focused education in Orange County. Santa Ana is the county seat and most populous city in Orange County. Everest's parent company, Corinthian Colleges, Inc., has been headquartered in Santa Ana since its founding in 1995. The 37,109-square-foot campus facility will be located in the Civic Center Professional Plaza at 505 Civic...

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)...


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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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