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2008-09-05 15:00:20

SAN DIEGO and LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Sept. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Westcore Properties announced today that its European affiliate Airport Development Partners SA (ADP), has appointed Dr. Hans-Peter Kohlhammer and Jan Danielsson to its Advisory Board. Westcore allocated $100 million to create ADP in May 2008 to focus on the acquisition, operation and development of regional airports in Europe. Commenting on the board appointments, company chairman Marc Brutten said, "With decades of top-level...

2008-09-02 09:00:10

Debiopharm Group, which focuses on serious medical conditions and particularly oncology, has signed a research project agreement with Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, aimed at the identification of novel small molecules and peptides that interfere with pathways controlling cell fate specification. The project, named Debio 0826, could lead to the development of potential therapeutic compounds and to the identification of new targets to fight cancer stem cells. Following the...

2008-09-02 06:00:07

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, September 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Debiopharm Group (Debiopharm), a global independent biopharmaceutical development specialist focusing on serious medical conditions and particularly oncology, today announced the signature of a research project with the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), aimed at the identification of novel small molecules and peptides that interfere with pathways controlling cell fate specification. The project, named Debio 0826, could lead to...

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2008-08-04 13:25:00

An international Internet scam has offered thousands of fake tickets to sports fans for the Beijing Games, according to Olympic officials on Monday. Some who were affected by the scam include family members of Olympic athletes from Australia and New Zealand. Fans in the United States, Japan, Norway, China and Britain were also reportedly conned. "We cannot accept people paying money for tickets and not getting them," said Gerhard Heiberg, an International Olympic Committee executive board...

2008-08-04 06:00:00

By Jere Longman "One World, One Dream," is the official motto of the Beijing Olympics, opening Friday, but the world has become considerably more complicated since the International Olympic Committee awarded the 2008 Summer Games to China seven years ago. That was long before the Chinese crackdown on Tibet this spring, before its support for the government of Sudan became an international issue and before air pollution became so threatening that the Ethiopian world-record holder in the...

2008-07-30 18:00:26

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LAUSANNE, Switzerland - The International Olympic Committee agreed Tuesday to allow Iraq to participate in the Beijing games, reversing itself after Baghdad pledged to ensure the independence of its national Olympics panel. The decision followed last-minute talks between Iraqi officials and the IOC ahead of Wednesday's deadline to submit competitors' names for track and field events. The Olympics begin Aug. 8. Iraq is now expected to send two athletes to Beijing...

2008-07-30 09:00:33

By Associated Press LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- The International Olympic Committee agreed Tuesday to allow Iraq to participate in the Beijing Games, reversing itself after Baghdad pledged to ensure the independence of its national Olympics panel. The decision followed last-minute talks between Iraqi officials and the IOC ahead of today's deadline to submit competitors' names for track and field events. The Olympics begin Aug. 8. Iraq is now expected to send two athletes to Beijing to...

2008-07-24 15:00:00

Iraq's seven-member team has been barred from the Beijing Summer Games by the International Olympic Committee. The IOC announced Thursday that the Iraqi team -- two athletes who were to complete in rowing and two from track and field along with a weightlifter, an archer and judo participant -- wouldn't be allowed to take part in the Olympics, which begin Aug. 8. The IOC would like to see Iraq's athletes in Beijing, and is disappointed they have been so ill-served by their own government's...

2008-07-07 09:00:56

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Synova, the world pioneer and patent holder of water jet-guided laser technology, today announced a milestone follow-on order for its Laser MicroJet(R) (LMJ) systems from a European-based solar cell manufacturer. Representing one of Synova's largest equipment orders to date, the 25 LMJ systems will be integrated into its customer's edge-defined film-fed growth (EFG) process -- a leading-edge, proprietary silicon-efficient technology -- at its...

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2008-02-19 07:15:00

There's a kid waiting to meet you at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Like any kid, it will amuse you, it will ask you lots of questions, and it might even bother you a little bit. But unlike most kids, it doesn't walk or talk, and it pays perfect attention. Meet Wizkid: part computer, part robot, a Swiss kid who's changing our concept of how people interact with machines.Wizkid is part of MoMA's Design and the Elastic Mind exhibit, running from February 24 to May 12, 2008. This unusual...